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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’s Theme: Sample Dive - Discover something new, or use up those fouls that have been waiting for a rainy day. Many thanks to @Aaliaa for kicking off this thread and sharing this fun challenge!

Letters of the Month: M - 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!

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’—

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@heartsmyface, hope these are not too strong for you. 🀞🏼 I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on these after a few days. I passed on them during the sale because they contain retinol - a great skincare ingredient, but my skin can’t seem to handle it, even at the lowest concentrations. 😞 

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@itsfi  I seem to have tolerated them well.  No peeling.  I’m well adapted to retinol but wasn’t too sure how sealing patches containing it to my face would turn out. Plus it doesn’t say anywhere, I can find, what the retinol percentage is which isn’t very helpful.  You’d think they would with an ingredient you have to build up tolerance to.  

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This is from last week β€œhydration hero’s β€œ

 

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cocoa & coconut superfood 

reviving hydration mask

 

by dr botanicals 

 

This is a nighttime mask.  Applying at night and washing off in the morning.  The recommendation is to use this 2-3 times/week 

 

This was not my 1st use of the mask.  I really like this one.  I have combo skin - more dry during winter.  And this has never given my face an oily / greasy feel or appearance in the morning.  

The mask has never irritated my skin and I have eczema and rosacea. 
I have purchased a 2nd tube of the mask.  

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That sounds nicely soothing, @Cissy63!

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@quspork @Thank you.  It is.

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This sounds like a wonderful mask, @Cissy63! Everything about it, each detail you included was quite helpful, tooπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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Thank you @eshoe.  I have enjoyed it πŸ˜€

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It absolutely sounds repurchase worthy!! @Cissy63 

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@lmaster @Thank you πŸ˜€

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@Cissy63, it says so much about a mask if it’s a repurchased product, πŸ˜ƒ A cocoa and coconut mask sounds fabulous!

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Thank you @itsfi. It’s a winner!

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Love the idea of an "open" theme for masking @missy94612! I got a little bit of a head start on it, using a couple of these over the weekend.

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Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask Exfoliating Pore Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL - if this didn't slot so easily into the open week theme, it probably would have fallen (and still does) into the month's letter theme of P for a potentially pore purifying and pimple pulverizing mask. πŸ˜‰

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I was interested in trying out this Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask Exfoliating Pore Treatment when I heard about its release. The lower half of my T-zone goes from oily to very oilier during the late spring - summer - early fall seasons and that is the time of year when I experience more than just the occasional breakout. I'm happy with my current blemish blasting go-to's of cleansers, toners, masks and treatments, but am always interested to see what else is out there, and picked up a sample when I went in store to pick up an online purchase. I chatted away with the cast member about the product, asked how potent or strong the mask was, and learned that it is "active", as per the cast member, many Tatcha products are. Given what the cast member said, I decided to use it that evening solely as a spot treatment on a rather unsightly and very laaarge zit on my chin. Ugh.

I left it on for much longer than the 3-5 minutes, only because I was using it as a spot treatment over a spot that was so extra that it seemed fitting to give it extra time. Contrary to its claims, I did not experience any warming, subtle or otherwise, but to be fair, I was testing it not for its pore opening and purifying properties but to see how it would perform against this problematic pimple that I really needed to go away quickly. I left the product directly on the blemish and slightly around the perimeter of it, for probably 10, maybe 15 minutes, wiped it off and then applied my moisturizer before going to sleep. I woke up the next morning and was extremely pleased to see that the gunk of the unwelcomed guest on my face was not only gone, but the zit itself had completely flattened and looked to be on the road to healing. What?!! That took me by surprise - in the best way!

So, now I'm a little conflicted. A full size jar of this mask is quite large, as is its price tag - which makes sense as I'd probably have even more reservations about a heavy price tag for a small jar of product. I'm not sure a full size would be something I need. As I said, I like the products I currently have for my acne care - they're gentle and effective; this one seems like it might be too potent for my skin for something other than a spot treatment. The product is new so for the time being, I plan to hold off on purchasing a full size, but will be keeping my eye out for a promo gwp through Sephora or a travel size either direct or at Sephora. A promo gwp size seems like it would the perfect size for how I would incorporate this product into my routine. 

Tagging @greeneyedgirl107 and @ather just in case they might be interested in a product like this one. (Apologies if there are others I missed).
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 Innersense Organic Beauty Detox Hair Mask

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This lightweight but rich, deep slate charcoal cream does a good job of removing residue and buildup without making hair feel dry or stripped of its oils. My scalp felt clean, cleansed and my hair was soft and smooth after using the mask. My allergies got the best of me the day I used it so I wasn't able to put this to the smell test but I will be reaching for this one again and will be sure to note that in future uses.
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Mented Balms Away Coconut Lip Treatment

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I finally got my hands on this product!  Referring to it as a treatment and not a balm is the right approach - it's a two-in-one treatment giving lips some very light exfoliation and moisture. I've used this on a few occasions and have picked up a very faint real coconut scent to it.  This is on the thicker side as far as balms go, not overwhelmingly so. It comes out of the tube easily and applies well, it just leans slightly thicker. There was a surprising grainy feel to it; I didn't mind it but it's not what I was expecting and it makes me think this is best suited as an evening or overnight lip treatment. The grainy feel goes away and lips are left feeling soft and lightly moisturized

 

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@itsfi  

The Tatcha sounds like something my skin would like but that's one expensive mask.

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Hmmm @itsfi, the Tatcha sounds like an ideal candidate for promo size pick-up! The jar is rather large, and they do seem to last forever.  

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@eshoe, for my skin and how I would use the mask, a DS or travel size is definitely the way to go. A full size would probably go bad long before I could make my way through most of it, so it doesn’t make sense for me to pick up a full size.

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@itsfi Thanks for the tag!  I'm always interested in clay masks - but "ouch!" on the price!  A GWP would definitely be the way to go.  Esp if you're only using as a spot treatment.

 

I realized that I forgot to buy Peace Out Oil-Absorbing Pore Treatment Strips .  I might as well do it while masks are still a thing in case it goes horribly wrong!

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@greeneyedgirl107, if I see the Tatcha as a promo gwp, I'll tag you. 

 

I ordered another box of the Peace Out Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots 40 Acne Healing Dots for that same reason. I hope I won't go through them all this spring / summer but that seems unlikely. At least I'll be prepared. Ha!

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@itsfi I would be interested in a promo for this too,, the price is insane, but if it does that great of a job, I'd be interested for sure

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@lmaster, I have to think (and some of that wishful thinking is my strategy here πŸ˜†) that there will be a promo, yes? It bodes well for us that they have a history of promos at Sephora with new launches so 🀞🏼🀞🏼. I know Tatcha is on the higher end of the price spectrum, but I was SCHOCKED!! when I saw the price tag on this one. Woo-whee that’s a lot of pretty pennies πŸ’Έ to get rid of my pimples, surprisingly fast as it may have been that first time.

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@itsfi   Such great reviews thank you!  Your description of the zit had me rolling on the floor!!  It’s so on point!!

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@Cissy63, thank you! I was so pleasantly surprised by the Tatcha mask. I really do not need another clay mask at the moment so I’ll hold off until another time (or a mini or promo gwp version becomes available). Those pesky pimples!! 😠 They’re the uninvited house guests that don’t ever leave quickly enough on their own. πŸ˜‚ 

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