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

***2022 Mask of the Week Challenge***

Open for input and suggestions๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ



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


This Weekโ€™s Theme: ๐Ÿ‘ป Spook-tacular Masks! Bats, ghosts, and all other scary skin treats๐Ÿฆ‡

Letter of the Week:  R

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


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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   

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’–

Love these sparkling ones, @Shosh85. I don't think I've tried the cherry version but it sounds like a good one!

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@quspork  I bought the whole line, but have only tried this one so far! Which one is your favorite out of the ones you've tried?

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

Love the lime one, @Shosh85-- so refreshing!

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

@Shosh85 ohhhh this one sounds absolutely perfect!!

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@lmaster  Yup, not much to complain about! Even the packaging is great! 

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This is $55 well spent!! Reusable, depuffs, doesn't cause my rosacea to flare up, and feels soothing and refreshingly cool on my skin. There are also acupressure points that I can't say one way or another do anything. And yeah, it gives off some Hannibal Lecter vibes that scared my dog (sorry Murph!) and made my boyfriend flinch (sorry Babe!) But we both agree it could make for a cool Halloween costume next month.


Photo not mine. From Charlotte Tilbury website.


Charlotte Tilbury Cryo-Recovery Lifting Face Mask with Acupressure Technology 


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

@elleb810 - oh wow! This one looks pretty cool. That's quite an investment. How often do you use it?

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Right now I've been using it twice a week - once on the weekend and then once during the week. 

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

@elleb810  Oh, I've been so interested in this one so I appreciate your review! I'm seriously considering this one - it sounds great! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Ooooh thank you for the review on this, @elleb810! It is an interesting concept. I wonder how it compares to using a dermaroller. Curious if you need to apply pressure in order for it to work effectively๐Ÿค”

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

@elleb810, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on the new CT mask! I know there were many maskers here that were interested in it. I thought I read that you're supposed to put it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before use. I'm not sure if I would plan far enough ahead to do that but I can see how that creates that refreshing and cooling feel you talked about. 

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

Thanks for the review on this one, @elleb810. It does seem like a really interesting concept. 

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

Does look pretty neat @elleb810 

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From last week's letter of the week, K is for Knit
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Dermatory Moisturizing Knit Mask
๐Ÿ˜  Claim(s): Calming and moisturizing
๐Ÿ˜  Key INCI: olive oil, honey extract, rose water, allantoin, sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, ceramide 
๐Ÿ˜  Material: Knit - OEKO-TEX certified woven mask - it has a gauze-like pattern to it and is thick without being overwhelmingly heavy; feels like a comfy blanket on the skin. (Would be perfect if I had a blanket emoji to include with this review. lol). The material on this mask is less thick and heavy than the Neogen knit mask. 
๐Ÿ˜  Adherence: Good
๐Ÿ˜  Fit: Width was good; length at chin was about 1/2" too long but then the material for the forehead was about 1/2" too short so it ended up working out well with some adjustments there as well as to the openings for the eyes and mouth.
๐Ÿ˜  Essence: creamy liquid ๐Ÿ’–
๐Ÿ˜  Scent: Lotion-y, it's faint so it's not bad
๐Ÿ˜  Results: Zero tack or stickiness after 30 minutes. The serum absorbed quickly, easily and smoothly, leaving my skin feeling happily nourished and moisturized. 
๐Ÿ˜  Repurchase: Absolutely. I have a couple of backups and plan to pick up a few more to have on hand for the winter months.
from YesStyle:
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Methylpropanediol, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Honey Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Allantoin, Octyldodecanol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, Sphingolipids, Sucrose distearate, Cholesterol, Caffeine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA
A camellia oil focused masking sesh with L's for Leaders, Lapcos and Lip oil
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Sheet Mask:
Leaders is a throwback brand for me and one that I think very fondly of. I had the good fortune of having a Leaders mask as one of the very first sheet masks I tried. It spoiled me and set the bar high. To this day, there are masks from the brand that I look forward to using. This mask came from a collection that I liked a lot when I first started sheet masking. I thought I had used all of the masks from this series but there seems to be a new mask to the range and then there's this one, which I don't recall ever using. Would this further my love for Leaders?
Leaders 7 Wonders Himalyan Camellia Pore Minimizing Mask claims to minimize the appearance of pores (and fine lines) and smooth skin texture. The INCI list on this one is good, but it's disappointing to find camellia seed oil, the key ingredient for this mask, in the middle of the ingredients list, as the 17th ingredient listed! Minus one point. The coconut gel bio-cellulose mask adheres well to the skin and fit is pretty good in that its only just slightly large along the perimeter, a smidge short for my forehead all while the material for the nose bridge and the nose are very large. Like most biocellulose sheet masks, the clear essence is infused into the mask itself so you don't get that wet feel like with other sheet masks where the material is often noticeably soaked or heavily saturated in the essence or serum. 
Scent is what I affectionately refer to as the "Leaders signature sheet mask scent" - those of you who have used Leaders sheet mask may know what I'm referring - it's a blend of fresh, clean, slightly floral-ish, slightly perfume scent. Another noticeable feature of this mask, but one that is not something I associate with the masks in this line, is the off-and-on slight stinging sensation I experienced on both my lower cheek area during the 30 minutes I had on the mask, though admittedly my skin was feeling sensitive to begin with in the first place. It was not overwhelming or concerning enough to make me end my masking sesh early but it was enough to make me keep an eye on my skin for a few days after I used the mask. No discernible lasting impact from the stinging, but it does make me wary of recommending this mask to those with sensitive skin; in fact, I'd suggest those with any type of skin sensitivity avoid this particular mask
I'd say this is more of a "meh" mask so if we're keeping up with the letter of the week, this one would, sadly, earn a L for lackluster. Makes me want to use another mask or two from this line to see if my thoughts on it have changed or if this particular variety was just a one-off. 
Hair Mask:
Lapcos Camellia Steam Hair Mask is one I would classify as likable, emphasis on the "able" part. The end results are lovely but one of its features makes me (and particularly my nose) leery / wary to use another one of these masks. 
It's heavily fragranced, with a partly floral, partly powdery, partly perfumed scent that lingers - I could very clearly smell the scent in the air a good 5 hours later. It felt like the fragrance just hovered about and if it's a scent you like that's great, but there was something about it that I could have done without. Scent aside, the results were lovely. My hair felt light, but moisturized, healthy, and soft, with a certain fluffiness to it.

I'm torn about this one - while I very much like the results, the scent was not one that my nose was impressed with - it also didn't help that the scent wafted heavily / noticeably through the air of whatever space I was in. If you're okay with or like strong scents, this would be one you may want to try.  
Lip Care
There's even camellia oil in the Illiyoon Oil Smoothing Lip Balm, a thicker leaning, light pink tinted balm that makes my lips feel soft and moisturized. There's added fragrance in this one but I didn't pick up anything.

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

@itsfi - the knit mask sheet sounds comfy and cozy. Great for the cooler weather.

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@eshores, the knit mask is definitely one I want to use again in the wintertime.

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

@itsfi  I've wondered about that hair mask! Although I'd love those results, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to handle the scent!

I thought I had that Knit mask, but looks like I have a couple of the gauze ones from the line - sounds like another one I definitely need to pick up! 

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

@Shosh85, oh goodness, I was not expecting such a strong or lingering scent from that hair mask. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ There may be folks who like it but it was too much for me. All I could think of was "I would be that person in an elevator with the really heavy perfume, but it would be from the hair mask. Ack!" ๐Ÿคฃ I aim to never be that person. ๐Ÿ˜†


Oh, is the Dermatory gauze mask you have the one with a purplish color background on the packaging? I think I picked up one of those. Love gauze-y sheet masks. ๐Ÿ’•

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

The Lapcos hair masks sounds lovely for when I have a cold and have lost my sense of smell, @itsfi ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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

Hahaha! That is a perfect scenario for the mask @eshoe๐Ÿ˜† On the one hand, kudos for the scent lasting a long time, but my goodness, was it a strong scent! Someone's nose will like it; mine did not. 

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

Loving the sounds of the knit mask!! @itsfi 

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