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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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To Post:

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’—

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Facetory - 30% off with code MEMORIALDAY. Sale does not apply to subscriptions, of boxes or auto renewals of sheet masks. Be sure to select "one-time only" - also, if you select a box of 5 or 10, you should make sure that it's cheaper to buy a pack of 5 or 10 (vs just picking up 5 individual packets of each mask)

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Hautelook / Nordstrom Rack is having a sale on masks by Leaders, Thank you Farmer, etc. Leaders masks are anywhere from 37 - 44% off. 

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Skinstore - 25% off sitewide with code MD25. Exclusions may apply. Bawdy Butt Masks are on sale too! 

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Rael is having a sale on its mask @Shosh85!

 

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@itsfi  Thanks for posting all these great deals! .... looks like I got some serious decisions to make ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@Shosh85๐Ÿ˜† There are a lot of good deals, and a lot of good masks just waiting to be hauled. ๐Ÿ› Definitely hard to decide what to get now and what to save for another day. I made a small order last night. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Will see if I can hold out until the weekend before making another small-ish haul. 

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In keeping with this week's other theme, maybe one or two of these masks make you hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹

Food and masking: two of my favorite pastimes, not necessarily in that order. lolFood and masking: two of my favorite pastimes, not necessarily in that order. lol

 

Ole Henriksen Power Bright 3-Step Brightening System (paired with some sweet honey tangerines) ๐ŸŠ  

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Ole Henriksen Power Bright 3-Step Professional Brightening System has been touted by many maskers on this thread, and the praise is deserved. This is definitely one of the top at home peels I've used. Every time I use this peel treatment, my skin feels hydrated and looks more clear and bright.The only downside to this system is that it's been discontinued, but pre-pandemic, I  stocked up whenever I've found them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls and, as a result, I have a very healthy and robust supply. lol. ๐Ÿ˜‚

avatara Juicy Watermellow Hydrating Watermelon Mask ๐Ÿ‰  

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The soft, thin Tencel fiber material of the avatara Juicy Watermellow Hydrating Watermelon Mask Sheet is saturated in a clear, unscented watery essence that can drip a bit at the bottom at the chin and jawline. The usual adjustments are needed for a tailored fit for my face shape, size and features - a couple of small incisions to the corners of the eyes and mouth openings to keep the essence from getting into my eyes and mouth and to help material to lay flat against my skin. The mask is also slightly wide at the temples and chin, but with respect to the latter, slits are well-placed so that I can simply fold the extra material upwards instead of having to cut away at the excess length.
 
Due to its softness and thinness, the mask adhered perfectly and wore comfortably for the entire half hour wear time. I felt like I could have worn the mask longer, maybe another 10-15 minutes, if I wanted to given the amount of essence, which absorbs quickly and smoothly without tack or stickiness, leaving my skin feeling nicely hydrated and slightly moisturized with a matte (but not drying or flat) complexion
 
About the Brand:
avatara is the second brand founded by Linda Wang (her first was Karuna), who was introduced to sheet masks by her mom. Described by its founder as "skincare playtime," avatara's product lines are vegan (some are also gluten free) and are created with the philosophy that "effective skincare doesn't have to break the bank or feel like a major time commitment." 

Sephora Clean Collection Spirulina Face Mask ๐ŸŒŠ  

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I'm close to finishing up with the Sephora Collection Mask Stick - Spirulina (Purifying), a pale cornflower blue hued cream that feels cool as it glides on the skin. This is a quick and easy mask, with the tiny granules embedded in the mask providing a very light and gentle exfoliation. These mask sticks have been discontinued and I'm not sure whether there are plans to release a similar product in the clean line. 
 
Generally speaking, I've found most of the new clean collection masks to be a little underwhelming compared to the original versions. There are, however, a few standout "flavors", a few of which do not have a counterpart within the original series. The Sephora Collection Clean Face Mask - Spirulina is one of those standout masks from the new clean collection of sheet masks. The Eucalyptus fiber material feels soft and adheres well to the skin. The mask has a standard fit, is saturated but not dripping in a clear, slightly viscous watery essence that has a nice, but non-descript scent to it. Results-wise, my skin is happy with the dose of hydration it receives with 30 minutes of wear. 
 
Spirulina bowl: it was too cold to make a spirulina bowl the last time I used this pair of masks. The spirulina bowl made for a refreshing snack. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy Sheet Mask (Green Tea๐Ÿต  

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Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy line is among my favorite mask collections. The Tencel material is very soft, thin and lightweight, making adherence a dream as it clings to the skin, gently hugging the contours of the face. This green tea version contains a moist water type essence and claims to moisturize and soothe skin, and the inci list supports its claim with skincare goodies such as green tea leaf extract, allantoin, licorice root extract, ginger root extract, hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan and ceramides. The essence absorbs quickly and without tack or stickiness after my standard 30 minutes of wear, leaving me with hydrated, brightened skin. This green tea varietal is suitable for all skin types, except those sensitive to or seeking to avoid added fragrance (listed as the 6th ingredient).
 
P.S. The Sugarfina matcha bears were tasty. Yum! 

 SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Face Mask Spirulina 

 

 

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@itsfi I am with @PrettyPaint...food. Yum ๐Ÿ˜‹ 

 

I love the little background you provided on avatara; โ€˜skin playtimeโ€™ is a very apt description! Adding this brand to my to-try list:)

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@eshoe, Target carries the avatara sheet masks online and in certain stores. The store one near me has them along with several que bella sheet sheet masks and now the Vitamasques, โ™ฅ๏ธ which are definitely worth checking out in my opinion. @Shosh85 @PrettyPaint 

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I will definitely check before heading over to one of my stores, @itsfi - the Vitamasque โ€˜flavorsโ€™ @Shosh85 picked up look very interesting! @PrettyPaint 

 

eta and YES they do๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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@eshoe  @itsfi  @Shosh85  I'm so behind on my masking, but I actually have several Vitamasque flavors that I picked up from Target stashed away. I have been waiting to use them because I'm trying to use up things that expire this year first, but I'm tempted to bump them up the list ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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@PrettyPaint, that's awesome that you are working your way through masks that expire this year. ๐Ÿ˜ Not sure if this is helpful but just throwing it out there - when I was trying to work through some masks with expiration dates in the same year, I would tell myself that for every 3 or 4 of those masks I used, I could use one newer mask with an expiration date that was further out. That helped me to stay focused on getting through some masks I needed to and also be able to try some masks I wanted to try. @eshoe @Shosh85  

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@itsfi That is a good rule of thumb to follow, and good advice moving into the next season๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ooooh I hope to hear some recommendations @PrettyPaint! I think I have added most of them to my โ€˜Save for Laterโ€™ Target cart, just waiting for July 1st:)

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@itsfi  Mmmmmm...food. 

 

How gentle is the Ole Henriksen Power Bright? It doesn't actually result in any peeling, does it? Perhaps a silly question. 

 

And I don't think I knew that Sugarfina has matcha bears. Oh my! 

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@PrettyPaint, not a silly question at all. One of the steps can be a bit potent, but you can tone down the strength by using a less product and applying with a lighter hand / shorter duration or watering it down a little. 

 

Sugarfina has gummy bears in matcha green tea, peach tea and rose tea. They sell them in individual cubes and a set of three. The green tea and peach tea are the best of the trio; the rose tea version, at least the one I had, seemed a bit ... rubbery. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 

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@itsfi  Thanks! I've been trying to be a lot more gentle with my skin lately, so I was curious.

 

I totally know what you mean about a rubbery consistency. I don't think I've tried a sugarfina one like that, but I've definitely had some from other brands that are too dense or something. 

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@PrettyPaint, I applaud being gentle with your skin. It's so easy to go overboard with over-exfoliating. For gentle exfoliation, I like powder peels like AMOREPACIFIC Mini Treatment Enzyme Peel 0.7 oz/ 20 g or Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder Gentle. If you want more of a chemical peel, I've found First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads to be gentle. 

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@itsfi  The tatcha is one of my favorites. ๐Ÿ˜ Many thanks to @eshoe for helping me to recognize that overuse of exfoliator was the culprit of my foundation pilling issue. Now that I've been a bit more gentle, my makeup is looking better. 

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@PrettyPaint yay!!! What a relief to have pinpointed the problem and see results so quicklyโ˜บ๏ธ I wonder how many people are struggling with this issue, thinking it is the makeup, when itโ€™s really aggravated skin? I have been using the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer 0.7 oz/ 20 g more regularly now and it never causes pilling anymore. I am so, so happy that your skin is recovering!!

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@itsfi  Oh my goodness, I agree with @lmaster - you definitely nailed the theme and successfully made me hungry! ๐Ÿ˜‹

 

I LOVE that Power Bright! I stocked up on a few as well, but I really wish they'd bring it back! ๐Ÿ˜ข

 

I haven't been too impressed with the masks I've tried from the Sephora Clean line, but you definitely sold me on the Spirulina one - adding it to the cart now! 

Not surprised you like the Green Tea mask! EH has a nice, solid line of masks! I'll be trying this one out soon!

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Awww, thank you @Shosh85๐Ÿค— Eating or masking, which comes first in a maskers life?! lol. 

 

Yeah, the lychee and spirulina masks in the new clean collection were favorites, but the Vitamasques Lychee mask dethroned the Sephora lychee mask, so spirulina is now the reigning fave. ๐Ÿ‘‘ 

 

The cooling feel of the EH green tea mask is really so nice - soothing, calming and general sense of relaxation. The 0.2mm air therapy series has been a favorite of mine for a while - I am pretty sure I tried and liked one (maybe the hyaluronic acid one?) in the very early days of my masking. It's cool that I'm coming back around to them again. Definitely staples in the mask library. ๐Ÿ’–

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Nailed it!! @itsfi I'm definitely hungry ๐Ÿคค

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