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

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Welcome to the 2022 Mask of the Week Challenge! We love hearing about every masking experience, on or off-theme, and suggestions are always welcome.

 

This Week: Hydrating Heroes 

Letters of the Month:  A - E

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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!

2021 Mask of the Week Challenge:
Current Thread (Archived Schedule Below)

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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’—

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

@Shosh85  Sounds like a good mask. I wonder how they harvest the bee venom tho. Is it humane? 

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@ather  Apparently it doesn't kill them, but I'm not sure if I'd call it "harmless" πŸ‘‡

 

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

@Shosh85  Wow that’s super interesting. Thanks for sharing. I would agree I’m not sure how safe that is for bees. 

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@Shosh85 ethanol? That’s….interesting! Other than that, sounds like a lovely mask, especially with that light honey scent🐝🍯

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@eshoe  Yeah, this would've been a perfect mask if not for the ethanol! πŸ˜•

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I don't think I've ever tried a bee venom mask!! @Shosh85 the scent sounds like bliss!!

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

@lmaster  I don't see very many Bee Venom masks either - this is only the second one I've tried and as far as I can remember I liked the other one too! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85, I always have the same reaction when I hear or see bee venom 🐝 in a sheet mask - interested at first then a little nervous but then interested again and excited when I remember my skin is not only okay with it, it likes it. This one sounds fantastic … until that ethanol comes in. Ugggghhh!!! 

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@itsfi  That’s awesome your skin likes this ingredient. I’m hesitant to try since I’m allergic to stings. 

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@ather, if you’re allergic to stings, I would definitely steer clear of this as an ingredient - better safe than sorry. There are so many other great ingredients out there in sheet masks that you can find something with similar results but with ingredients that you know your skin will respond well to. 

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

@itsfi  Good point!! There’s so many masks out there to try still. 

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

@itsfi  The results from this one was soo good! I'm not too happy about the ethanol, but at least it's not too high up in the ingredients πŸ˜‰

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@Shosh85 Ooooh that packaging just looks like it’s going to be a really cool mask haha! Sounds like it’s a winner!! Though it is annoying when masks have ingredients you don’t like! 

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

@Kim888  This one was definitely a winner! πŸ˜ƒ

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Caviar, anyone? πŸŸπŸ₯š
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Went with a collagen theme for a couple of masking sessions this week, with a sheet mask ingredient focus on gold caviar for this week's odd skincare ingredient challenge. Caviar is said to help the skin produce better quality collagen.
 
I don't dislike like caviar, but I wouldn't say I like it either, so the thought of it as a skincare ingredient has always seemed a smidge odd to me, even though I've seen it as part of a spa's facial menu. I used a caviar mask earlier this year and thought I duel it out between the Skinfood Gold Caviar Collagen Mask Sheet Nourishing (which I received as a gwp; I think it's been discontinued) and JMsolution Active Golden Caviar Nourishing Mask Prime (because I have become quite the fan of this brand and I figured if there's a mask that might make me more fond to a caviar sheet mask, it would be one from JMsolution). Let's see who will come out victorious on the caviar challenge!
 
Skinfood vs. JMsolution
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Mask:SkinfoodJMsolutionWinner
Claim(s):NourishingNourishingTie
INCI list placement:6th ingredient19th ingredientSkinfood
Material:cotton, 2-piecescotton cupra - very thin, softTie
Adherence:GoodGoodTie
Fit:Fine; standard fit - too long at chin, eye and mouth openings too narrowGood; just too long at chin / jawlineJMsolution
Essence:Watery liquid, lots of itClear, feels more like a serum, contains gold flecks. The sheet holds a lot of serum and there's more in the packet.JMsolution
Viscosity:Slight - enough to keep the liquid from dripping but not so much to make it goopy or gooey.On the thicker side as it has more of a gel serum feel to itN/A?? I don't have a personal preference for the viscosity of essence / masks other than I don't like if it's too extreme either way (runny or thick)
Scent:slightly perfumedlight, freshJMsolution
Tack / Stickiness: NoneTackySkinfood
Results:Skin felt hydrated.Moisturized and hydrated skin.JMsolution
Other Factors:Contains  ethanol (4th ingredient listed). It also contains a paraben and added fragrance, neither of which are dealbreakers for me, but the ethanol is both surprising and for myself, a pass.I've read that flecks in the serum are capsules containing the caviar extract that burst open, but I didn't feel any 'bursting'. On the basis of where it falls on the INCI list, Skinfood, but, for me, the presence of ethanol in that mask gives the advantage to JMsolution.
Repurchase:NopeYesJMsolution

The title of Caviar Champ! goes to JMsolution Active Golden Caviar Nourishing Mask Prime!

Ingredients
From YesStyle
 
Skinfood
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Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Methyl Glue Seth -20, Caviar Extract (350mg), Blood Hydro Jenei Not Suited -60 Castor Oil, Sodium Carbonate As A Hyaluronidase, Sodium Carbomer Hyde Roll-De-Rise Collagen (35mg), Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetra-Peptides-7, Penta-Peptide Palmitoyl-4, Echil Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Di Methyl Silyl Rate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Argan Tree Kernel Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Gold (1.75ΞΌg), Hydro-Suited Jenei Lecithin, Cholesterol and Ceramide 3, Dimethicone, Acetyl Tyrosine, Proline, Hyde Roll-De-Rise Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume
JMsolution
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Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26,Methylpropanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Trehalose,Carbomer Allantoin, Betaine, PEG-60Hydrogenated Castoroit, Triethanol- amine, Butylene Glycol,Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA,1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate,Caviar Extract(100PPM), Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Chondrus Crispus Powder Agar, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, CI 77491, Mica, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Gellan Gum, Tin Oxide, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glucose Gold(10PPB)
 

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

@itsfi  

omg! My husband received a gift basket at work from one of his accounts and it had caviar in it. He's all for trying it; gotta love his sense of adventure. I'm less brave. I'll stick with adding that Jm Solution mask to my list of masks to try.

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Hahahaha @missy94612! I'd forgotten all about the holiday gift baskets. Well, if I end up getting one and it has a jar of caviar in it, I know who to give it too if there are no takers among my coworkers. JMsolution makes some great sheet masks; I don't think there's a mask from the brand that I didn't at least like.

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

Well this was an entertaining read, @itsfi! No surprise that the JMSolution reigned supreme πŸ™ŒπŸΌ  

 

And there is that ethanol again, yikes. 

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

@eshoe, I don't know how it happened, but that week, I used at least 2 sheet masks with ethanol in it. πŸ˜² Not a pattern I wanted to keep up. πŸ˜£ So I reached for the sheets in the daily mask packs a few times after that - those extras in the 33 pack went to good use. πŸ˜‚ 

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

Oh that’s good to hear, @itsfi! Yay for having a comforting little mask back-up on hand ☺️

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

@itsfi I'm with @Shosh85 I just can't try real caviar 🀣 awesome duel

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