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

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

Open for input and suggestionsπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

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

 

This Week’s Theme: Animal Print Masks - Lions 🦁, tigers 🐯, pandas 🐼, and bears 🐻, oh my! None other than the lovely @Shosh85 brings us this smile-worthy challengeπŸ˜„

Letter of the Week:  Q

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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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@eshoe  I love when you go in with low expectations and it ends up surprising you! This one sounds great! πŸ˜ƒ

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Yes @Shosh85 - you would think by now I would approach every mask that way πŸ˜‚

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I is for INNBeauty Project 

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Well, this one took me by surprise, in a good way!
 
The two parts that make up the InnBeauty Project Face Time 2-Part Magic-Melting Mask are (i) a clear, thick, sticky, gelatinous and unscented plant based serum and (ii) a 2-piece "thread mask" (see spoiler for photos), with one side having a glossy effect to it. 
 
Per the instructions, (1) you first apply half of the serum to a clean face, avoiding the brows (this is very important!), then (2) place the mask over your face, with the glossy side against the skin, then (3) apply the remaining serum atop the thread mask and (4) wait until the mask is completely dry at which time (5) you remove the mask. 
 
The eye holes on this one were a mess to deal with, especially with it sandwiched between two layers of the sticky serum. My suggestion is to make the necessary incisions / adjustments before applying the first half of the serum to the face. 
 
The mask claims to even tone, brighten, tighten and smooth skin texture and shrink pores. I'm not sure about it evening my skin tone (I've never fully understood what that means when it comes to sheet masks), but the results were on point with the rest of its claims. This is like one giant Biore strip for the entire face (except for the brows) - I was seriously wow'ed by how soft and smooth my skin felt and impressed with the brightness in my complexion and clearer pores. I'll repurchase more after I've gone through the remaining few I already have. πŸ˜‰
 
I've been very pleased with the products from InnBeauty that I've tried so far and this sheet mask is no exception. It's currently only available direct through the InnBeauty site - and it's on sale for more than 50% off ($20 for a pack of 8). I'm not sure whether this highly discounted price signals that it's being discontinued - I've emailed the brand and will see what they have to say (will update this post when I hear back). I really hope it's not another good mask that's being discontinued. If it's still part of the brand's lineup, would love to see it at Sephora in the future. @TeamBIC  


ETA: Whoops. Forgot to include photo of the mask material. This is what it looks like after removal. It feels like paper when taken out of the packet.
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@itsfi  I've purchased a few products from the brand, but wasn't aware they had a sheet mask! This one sounds wonderful! Would love if they sold it at Sephora - hopefully it's not being discontinued! 

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@Shosh85, I had no idea either. That’s what I get for β€œbrowsing” their site. 🀣 I hope they are not discontinuing these sheet masks. I stumble on discontinued or to-be-discontinued sheet masks more often than I like. At least there are plenty of other sheet masks out there. πŸ˜† 

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Ooooh this sounds like Babyfacial in a sheet mask, @itsfi πŸ€© and also like a great sale. Tonight will be for cart-building.

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Oooh @eshoe, cart building? A fun but potentially dangerous sport!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜† It's too bad it's not an Olympic sport. I like their Slushy moisturizer serum and lip oils. If my memory is right, I think @Shosh85 picked up one of their serums earlier this year. Nice to see part of their collection available at Sephora.

 

I'm a little iffy at times on "interactive" or multi-step mask packs (though they can be great for travel when you find one with a good combination of products). This INNBeauty mask was a great surprise. Soft, smooth skin! It lifts stuff like a Biore strip would, but in a different way that the B:VID mask I used a couple of months back. It has a similar result to the Babyfacial like you said, but without the prominent burn/tingle Babyfacial is known for.

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Yes I have a feeling this weekend might include a little online browsing, @itsfi πŸ˜‰ 

 

As far as the bakuchiol in it, I am curious to know how do you feel it performed. I am going to give it a try, because I am still searching for that *one* that brings as much skin-smoothing joy as the original Herbivore. SighπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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@eshoe, ohhhh, the original Bakuchiol. πŸ˜ A case study for so many things for companies, not just beauty brands, to consider when bringing back a discontinued product after customer request and handling reformulation ... mistakes. 

 

As for the INNBeauty moisturizing serum, it's hard to say what effects are the direct results of the bakuchiol in the product. My skin in general feels smooth and looks brighter when using it. I haven't incorporated another bakuchiol product into my routine since finishing the bottle a week and a half ago. I've not noticed too drastic a change in my complexion since then but I'm not sure enough time has passed to expect a very noticeable difference from no longer having Slushy in my routine. That said, my skin does feel a bit less bouncy and firm in certain areas - cheeks and undereye - since I finished the bottle. 

 

I hear ya on finding the "one" - it seems so elusive. I have a couple of bakuchiol products in the queue to put to use; hoping perhaps one of those will be a good (or an even better) substitute for the original bakuchiol. I would / will repurchase Slushy - I'm just trying to get through a couple other bakuchiol - based products first. Or to at least give those a good try to see how they perform. I will let you know if I notice a difference in my skin when I bring those into my routine.

 

Have you found any good candidates or contenders for replacing the original bakuchiol? @lmaster I believe was also interested in finding a good Bakuchiol product.

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@itsfi I think your description of the β€˜before/after’ of the Slushy was right on. At least with the Herbivore, I did notice my skin the day after using it. As in, while running through my am skincare routine, paid closer attention with significant interest to the areas of my face that benefited most from it. @lmaster I have tried a few other products, but one I have repurchased is the Alpyn Melatonin/Wild Dandelion Mask (cannot tag). With the Alpyn, the biggest difference I notice is when compounding one product in top of another, like the Melt Moisturizer + Mask. I didn’t notice much from the The INKEY List Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer 1 oz/ 30 mL, and while the Burt’s Bees version is decent and enjoyable to use, I don’t see much there, either. I am still working through my Mahalo Phyto-Retinol serum, and while that also is a treat to use, and my skin does appear rejuvenated the next day, it just isn’t the same β€˜πŸ€©β€™ that the Herbivore gave me. There are plenty more to try; currently I am using the Josie Maran Argan Beta Retinol Pink Algae Serum 0.85 oz/ 25 mL as an alternative and it hasn’t irritated my skin. I keep searching for a golden replacement only because the original was that good

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@eshoe thank you for your feedback!!

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You’re welcome, @lmaster. If you find a miracle worker like the original Herbivore, please share - my skin thanks youβ˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸΌβ€οΈ

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@eshoe I definitely will!!

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@itsfi I have not looked into anything else other than OLEHENRIKSEN Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL that I have in my loves list to try, have you given that a go yet?

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@lmaster, I tried a DS promo size of that OH Bakuchiol serum. The ingredients list is pretty good. It does contain AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids) so I had to be very mindful and cautious when to use the OH serum to keep from over-exfoliating my skin since I had AHAs and BHAs in my skincare routine. For me, I needed a Bakuchiol product formulated without AHAs or BHAs, or at least ones in lower concentrations than contained in the OH bakuchiol serum. 

If your skin can tolerate more AHAs and BHAs in your routine, the OH Bakuchiol serum you have (and/or the OH Bakuchiol cream (which also contains glycolic and salicylic acid in it) that launched at the same time, may work better for you than me. 
@eshoe 

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@itsfi thank you for your thoughts!! Greatly appreciated

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@lmaster @itsfi oh yes, I forgot about this one! Another serum that was definitely enjoyable to use thanks to the fruity scent and violet hue, but I didn’t notice an overall change to my skin tone while using it. Would probably repurchase much like their Truth Serum just for its scent!

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@eshoe and the search continues πŸ™„

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I don’t think it is going to end anytime soon, @lmaster πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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J is for Jigott

 

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Jigott Real Ampoule Mask ~ Aloe

 

Material:

Thin - medium, sort of gauzy cotton

 

Serum:

Clear, thin, watery. A little extra in the pouch

 

Scent:

Aloe - it was light and refreshing

 

Fit:

A little too long at the chin. The adherence was good, but the extra length at the chin needed some occasional re-patting

 

Wear Time:

Half hour

 

Tack:

None

 

Results:

My skin tone looked more even and my face felt soft and smooth and lightly hydrated

 

Repurchase?

I think I would, especially because these are pretty inexpensive. It's a great aloe mask, and perfect for summertime. It has some great ingredients as well (it wouldn't let load the ingredients pic;) besides aloe it also has sodium hyaluronate, green tea extract, honey extract and snail secretion filtrate. So far it's my favorite I've tried from the line.

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@Shosh85 - I love aloe; good for soothing and calming the skin.