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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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It was one of the better masks I've used lately!! Worth talking about πŸ˜‰ @quspork 

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@lmaster That sounds nice!

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Yes it was a pleasant mask!! @Samtian 

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My first N mask for the week came unexpectedly, courtesy of Monday night's masking.  

N = No, Nah, Nope, Nein, Nyet, Non

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This will probably be my shortest mask post ever. πŸ˜†

This one stung on initial application. All over my face. Even my forehead which can withstand a lot. πŸ˜¬

The stinging persisted for an hour and a half after I removed the mask. Even after the active stinging was thankfully no more, the high points of my cheeks still felt very tender.

Repurchase?: Ummm..... no, nah, nope, nein, nyet, non
And for some more N's, no way, not a chance, never again 

P.S. I'm typically of the opinion that there's a mask out there for every face. This SEPHORA COLLECTION Vitamin Mask Matcha + Vitamin H will work for someone. I'm just not that someone. 

P.P.S. SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Watermelon After Sun Mask 1 Mask helped a little. I'll be babying my face for the next few days. 

ETA 9.30.2021: No skin irritation, which is a plus, as is my skin feeling much less raw and on the mend. πŸ‘ My face still feels noticeably dry all over and I'm beginning to see some peeling/dry patches on my cheeks. Not great, but I know how to deal with it. Skincare routine has been super simple both AM and PM, involving reapplication of a face oil throughout the day. Depending on how my skin feels throughout the day, I may try a nourishing sheet mask tonight.

 

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@itsfi 

Ouch! HOpe your skin is better.

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@elleb810, thank you! My skin has been on the mend. I was working on addressing some areas of dryness but today, I noticed no noticeable surface dryness. Yay! πŸ˜ƒ 

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Oh gosh, @itsfi, I'm so sorry this didn't work for you!! That reaction sounds terrible!! I hope your skin is doing better!! 

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Thank you @haleyvvvv; my skin is doing better. πŸ‘πŸΌ I was most happy when the tenderness and rawness went away. Dryness I can deal with and address. The other stuff was more challenging to deal with, but fortunately, that’s behind us now. 

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@itsfi  oh no. Now I know how you irritated your skin barrier. Ouch. So sorry this one didn’t work out for you. I wonder which ingredient/ingredients did this to you. I need to do some more research on vitamin h. In all my years I’ve never come across it. Unless it’s going by the ingredient name. Side note I love how you reapply oil throughout the day. I was watching someone online and they complained about a brand coming out with a face oil and how that’s only geared towards 20 somethings. I was jaw on the ground upset. I’m close to 40 and still like looking like a glazed donut before bed. I felt personally attacked πŸ€ͺ

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@ather, woah! WHAT???!!! Ummmm, I am pretty sure I did not even know about face oils, let alone their benefits, until I was past my 20s. There's so much more info out there about skincare and as a result, more people start looking after their skin at an early age, so I think it's fabulous that folks in their teens and 20s are more aware of what they use. I wish I paid more attention and was more diligent when I was that age. I'm all for the glazed-donut look before bed for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and so on, if that's what works for their skin. 

 

In solidarity with you, ather, I'm getting my donut PJs out and I'm gonna make my face look extra glazy tonight with my face oils! Oh yes I will! πŸ˜Š 

 

Photo from amazonPhoto from amazon

 

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@itsfi  Yes!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your support!! I know if anyone one would be outraged by that comment it would be you. I literally couldn’t believe it was said.   

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@ather, I hadn't heard of it either before this mask. It's another term for biotin, which is one of the ingredients I think my skin did not get on with very well. I'm sure biotin is included in some supplements I take but this may be the first I've seen it in something you're supposed to put on your face. In any event, the lesson learned from this masking fiasco is hard "no" to biotin and this mask and a huge "yes" to face oils and also snail mucin products. Go gastropods! πŸŒ

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@itsfi  Oh no, all those negative N's! So sorry this caused irritation- stinging is never a fun feeling! Glad to hear your face is doing better! I definitely will not be picking this one up! 😟😱

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@Shosh85, I was bummed I had to be negative about it but my face really did not like this mask. πŸ˜£ It took me by surprise how long it kept stinging after I wash off the product - prior to this one, that never happened to me, even with some parts of my face being very sensitive. Snails to the rescue though! πŸŒπŸŒ

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Oh gosh! Sorry to hear this one didn't work out for you, @itsfi!

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Thanks @quspork! This one took me by surprise! 😬 

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@itsfi Ooh no good! I hope your skin calms down soon!

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@Samtian, I kept wondering when the stinging / prickly feeling would end. 😲 But it did and I was so happy when it did.

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@itsfi Any idea what ingredient/s caused it? I will definitely stay away from that one. 

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That's a great question @Samtian. At an initial glance, I would guess it might be the biotin or added fragrance in the product, or a combination of both. I've taken biotin before, orally, but not topically, at least not that I can recall. I also don't recall seeing it as an ingredient in masks or skincare products I've used in recent years, though I can't be absolutely sure of that.

 

I've spent the last couple of nights looking up a few ingredients on the INCI list that I'm not familiar with. Most of them seem to be emulsifiers and that could also be a cause of the stinging, whether on its own or in any number of combination with the other ingredients. I'd have to find a way to isolate any of these suspects in order to be certain or narrow down the list of likely suspects, but I'm not sure how (or if I want) to go about doing that with all the ones in this mask that might have triggered that reaction. So for now, I'll rehome this mask and steer clear of it. 

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@itsfi sounds like a better plan!

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