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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!

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We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.

 

This Week’s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this week’s challengeπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Letter of the Week:  M

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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 masksπŸ’—

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Thank you @lmaster! Green Tea is such a great ingredient, for masking and for consumption! 🍡

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@Shosh85  

This looks like a fun showdown.

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@missy94612  It was! Haha! I have accumulated so many Green Tea masks, I thought it was time to duel some of them out! 🍡🌱

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I skipped to the end and guessed EH, @Shosh85! What a surprising win and great readπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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@eshoe  The EH mask had great results, but the alcohol in the ingredients and scent is kind of a turn off for me.... I prefer non-alcoholic πŸ˜‰

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Yes!!! Love this @Shosh85! πŸ’šπŸ΅ Of these 4 green tea masks, the Ariul one is the only one I haven't tried. On the list for my next sheet mask haul. πŸ˜‰

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@itsfi  They were all pretty great, but the scent and milky serum on the Ariul one made it stand out from the others - it's definitely one I'd like to buy more of! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85, the Tencel material and milky serum for the Ariul green tea mask does it for me. That’s a combination that just sounds like it will make my skin happy. πŸ’š

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@itsfi  Oh yes, love that tencel! 😍

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For last week’s Rainbow theme (thank you, @sonnydee!) I masked in ROYGBIV order:

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It was a challenge in itself to make sure I masked daily; I usually miss a day or two. BUT, last week was all about staying on task. Here is a quick synopsis of the fun!

Julep Triple Quench Deep Hydration Sheet Mask System 
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Oh, this one was expired and it behaved as such. The biocell sheet mask had fallen apart and was torn vertically. Thanks to the material, I was able to recoup it but it was disappointing. The fit was a little off, but overall it was enjoyable to use. I didn’t notice a scent. I enjoyed the essence and sleeping pack parts of it; I think they are excellent choices for a three step mask, more useful to me than a cleanser/moisturizer with a mask.
Danielle Restoring Face Sheet Mask Collagen
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This was a thicker weight mask with eye flaps and a clear, thin serum.The scent bordered on some type of cleaner, though it wasn’t overwhelming. My skin began to itch and felt irritated, so I removed it and rinsed well. This one may have been past expiration date, unfortunately.
Burt’s Bees Brightening Biocellulose Mask
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This is the second time using the mask, and much like the first, I wasn’t entirely impressed. Perhaps I just expect a lot out of a biocell. It has a plastic scent. Dries too quickly, and fit/adherence leave much to be desired. I did notice a bit of brightening, but that disappeared within a minute, much like my plans to ever use this mask again.
Bling Pop Lemon Mask Brightening
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This has a most delicious, sour lemon candy scent! It was a repeat for me as well, and one I looked forward to using. Fit and adherence were ok, and after 25 minutes, it refused to remain on my chin so I removed it. There wasn’t much remaining tack, and I did notice some immediate brightening effects. This of course was temporary, but the bright scent on this one makes it one I would use again.
Innisfree Seaweed Soothing Mask
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This little beauty arrived in my hands thanks to the amazing @sprocketta . Before applying, I used the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask which has a cooling effect. It carried over into my sheet mask portion of the night and was so refreshing. It had a clean, fresh scent, and fit well. The serum and texture of the mask combined reminded me of the Missha Ice mask.

Some algae/seaweed/kelp masks give me redness and irritation. Thankfully, this did not. I removed it after at least 30 minutes, maybe longer, and felt only a mild amount of any tack remaining.

This was so perfect for a seriously hot day, many thanks to Sprocketta for thinking of me!
Precision Beauty Retinol Forehead Mask
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This is only the second forehead mask I have used, and it left me wondering why haven’t I tried more? 

@ather (thank you, lovely!) sent me this mask, and although my skin isn’t a fan of retinol long-term, I was curious to try it out in a different form and as a one-off.

The shape was just right; I need a 100-pack of the mask itself to soak and use for my own DIY masking-solutions πŸ˜„ My skin seemed to respond well to this, no irritation or redness - yay!
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Somehow, it had an almost fruity scent , too! I left it on for 25 minutes, while also using the Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask 6 x 2 patches (0.15 oz/ 4.5g). The eye masks had a mesh material sandwiched inside of hydrogel, adhered well, and were shaped just right for my under eyes. Most of the serum was in the packet, and lacked a scent of any kind. I would use both of these again in a heartbeat. 

Crème Shop x Hello Kitty Ready Set Glow!
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This is a tried and true favorite of mine, so I was very grateful to @missjeanie for sending this beauty my way!

The print is adorable, the fit and adherence work better for me than many of TCS masks, and the serum makes my skin happy. A win all around!

 

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Love this concept with the rainbow, @eshoe. It's too bad about your reaction to the Danielle mask.

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Only one questionable mask out of seven works for me, @quspork. I am just glad it didn’t cause hives or welts!

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Ohhh lemon pop @eshoe glad the retinol mask worked well!! Looks really cool too

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Any mask that reminds me of candy is a good one, @lmaster πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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@eshoe  

Woah; that's a lot of sheet masks. That forehead mask sounds like something I need to track down.

 

The print in your background is beautiful. 

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The forehead mask was shaped just right, @missy94612. I think it’s great for some targeted masking when one is not up to committing to the entire face.

 

Thank you, I think the gold accents on it are such a nice touch!

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@eshoe, the ROYGBIV approach to the rainbow mask challenge always makes for a good week of masking. The scent on that Bling Pop mask sounds fantastic! πŸ‹The Julep 3-step mask is one of the few 3-step mask packs that I really enjoy - great for travel. It's too bad it had expired. 

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@itsfi I am pretty sure I have seen it in one of your posts first! 

I bought the Bling Pop on Facetory at the end of the year last year. I am still very saddened that their site (business model?) changed so much that they no longer offer individual sheet masks other than their own brand. I really loved the quick shipping as well. 

 

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@eshoe, I was so focused on getting through my masks that I didn't set aside masks for all the colors of the rainbow; and that indigo shade is a hard one to come by, too! lol. 

 

I was on the Facetory site last month and it seemed like many of their product offerings were from their own brand, which is a business model that some companies have been moving towards. It makes sense, on one hand, but can be disappointing for consumers. I've found myself in that camp in the past with other companies - happy for the brand as they grow but it's a bummer to lose a valued source for variety. I noticed that they have some, but very few, sheet masks from outside their brand that you can purchase individually - perhaps surplus from their subscription boxes? 

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@itsfi I was just re-watching Glow Recipe on Shark Tank, and had forgotten how they originally started. Same model! I do love what they have done, and suppose that  profit margins are much higher when the focus is on an in-house brand. Yes-good for them, a bit sad for us!

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@eshoe  Great job masking daily! I love that you did all those colors!

Its too bad the Julep one had issues. Have you used it before? From what I remember I really liked it when I tried it, but mine wasn't expired. 

If the Innisfree mask reminded you of the Missha Ice mask, it's definitely one to look into, especially because I think the Ice masks may be discontinued... of course. 😒