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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!

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Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. 

 

This Weekโ€™s Theme: Most Innovative Mask - the latest tech + beauty ideas to try in 2021 (please let me know who to credit if you know, for this new theme!)

Letter of the Week:  E

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Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 


Please include the brand and name of the mask you are trying out, as well as a photo if possible. Any other details are greatly appreciated, including scent, fit, adherence, mask type (hydrating, brightening, exfoliating, detox, sleeping, etc.) as well as your overall experience.

Most importantly: Would you repurchase it? 


Second most important: Have fun and merry masking!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-1/m-p/4995162/h...

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2019-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/m-p/4497678/highligh...

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125   

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi

Are there any sheet masks you would thinks are worth picking up at one of these sales? There's just so many to choose from; I don't know where to begin.

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@missy94612, masksheets has a pretty good selection and its set up is a little easier to navigate than yesstyle. I tend to really like the following brands for sheet masks: Mediheal, Leaders, Papa Recipe, Etude House. The new Innisfree ones are nice too.

 

For ingredients, I go for honey / royal jelly / propolis, aloe, snail, hyaluronic acid (may be listed as sodium hyaluronate), green tea, catctus for hydration. Ceramides, olive oil, honey, milk, or milky creamy serums for nourishment. Centella asiatica (cica), chamomile, aloe and calendula, allantoin for soothing. Pearl, niacinamide, licorice root for brightening.

 

A lot of it is trial and error to see what your skin likes and doesn't like, either as a single ingredient or in combination with things. I've found it also helps to identify a few of the maskers here who have a similar skin type to yours to see what masks they rate highly. 

 

I generally like to pick out my sheet masks but there can be so many to choose from, as you said. Signing up for a subscription box can be helpful to get a variety of masks to try until you get to a place where you have a better idea of what works for your skin or what types of material or ingredients you like. I did Facetory for a time and many others here have as well, including @eshoe. If I were to do it again, I would just say to pick a sub box that allows you pick a subscription period, as opposed to being locked in for a year - most have 3 and 6 month plans. You'll get a good amount and variety with just one box. And if I pass on a lesson learned, it's keep an eye on how many sheet masks you have - they can pile up pretty quickly. lol.

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@itsfi  

Thank you! You're always so helpful and knowledgeable. I followed your recommendation and checked out the masksheets store. You were right - there's a good selection. I picked up a few of the ones on the list you and @Shosh85 made for me. I don't use sheet masks as often as the two of you, so I only picked up a handful, enough for a few nights of masking with the husband.

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Yay @missy94612! I hope you and your husband like the masks. Picking up a few is a really great way to go about it. Sheet masks can pile up pretty quickly! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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@itsfi ooh nice! Thank you!

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Samtian, youโ€™re very welcome. I love that thereโ€™s usually a sheet mask sale somewhere! ๐Ÿ˜ Though thatโ€™s probably also the reason my sheet mask collection grew so quickly in the past. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ Weโ€™ll focus on โ€œin the pastโ€ with that last statement. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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@itsfi hahah good idea!

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Oh I'm sure I will!! @itsfi I have not had much time to look at all the options, I'll probably start checking them out on Friday ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@lmaster, youโ€™ve had a very full May!  Lots of good events and treasured family memories! ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™ve no doubt you will find some great masks to haul! ๐Ÿ› 

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๐Ÿ™ˆThanks for the tag, @itsfi! Are you picking anything up from the sales? 

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@quspork, I picked up a box of the Mediheal Proatin - for me, it's probably a 1-2 times per month mask in the summer and a once every 7-10 days mask the rest of the year. It's a good deal and I had some points / rewards that I was able to apply to make it an even better deal for the pack. Ha! I also restocked some skincare (e.g., sunblock, moisturizer, etc.) and picked up single sheets of a couple of other Mediheal sheet masks - I forgot which line I liked so I'll figure it out this time. ๐Ÿ˜† 

 

I have a cart at the other sites too but am waiting to pull the trigger on those. I have a feeling there may be more sales announcements from other sites that may come out later this week and there are also some other beauty and non-beauty related things I'm waiting to see if they go on sale this weekend. 

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Thanks for the tag!! @itsfi ๐Ÿ™Œ

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@lmaster, youโ€™re welcome. Will you be picking up any masks during the Memorial Day sales?

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Sigh @itsfi. At least the next time sales are listed, I will be list in hand๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Come on, July 4th!!! 

Thank you for sharing these, the โ€˜try one before you buy 10โ€™ speaks to me, too.

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@eshoe, lol! I think โ€œtry one before you buy 10โ€ will be my goal for mask hauls from now on. Though I may pick up 2, just to have a back up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi  Haha. I got that email too and can totally relate. ๐Ÿ˜…   

 

You've been so good with using up your masks, though, that it sounds like you can treat yourself to some sales! 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@PrettyPaint, I started cackling when I saw that and kept thinking, which one(s) of us are they talking to?!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

 

I've held out for these Memorial Day weekend sales. Will try not to go too crazy! I want my lesson learned to stick. No more triple digit sheet mask stash. Let's see if I can keep to that. Eeek! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

 

Are you planning any mask hauls this week? There are some great sales, including the ones below! โฌ‡๏ธ

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi  I shouldn't, but I may...haha. I have a stash of masks to work through, but a lot of them are indeed masks that I don't really love. The Rael masks look pretty nice, though. If I get anything, I'll need to do some research to make sure they have far off expiration dates I think. 

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@PrettyPaint, absolutely! Have to keep an eye on those expiration dates. With the ones from masksheets, I usually take the approach that the larger the discount, the shorter the time between date of purchase and expiration date. If it's really close, I've noticed some online retailers will note the upcoming expiration date on the product page, which is a nice touch. In any case, I have emailed customer service to ask about certain masks. 

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@itsfi So smart - I don't think I've ever considered emailing CS about mask dates, but that's a fantastic idea. 

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@PrettyPaint, I think it's worth a try. There's also a part of me that thinks "well, maybe if they field enough questions about expiration date, they'll list them on the product page. Or, at least list the expiry dates of those masks that are say 6 months or less from expiring, or in the clearance sale. OR, put something in the FAQ section that has some sort of general rule on the expiration dates of masks that are heavily marked down or in their clearance section. That doesn't seem like an ask that would create that much of a hardship. But, in the absence of that, I email customer service and see what I get back. ๐Ÿ˜† Responses vary, of course, but no harm in asking. 

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