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Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall (and Thanksgiving to those in the US 🌾) and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁 Just a few weeks left in 2020, whew! Looking forward to finishing strong & starting fresh ☺️


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. 


This Week’s Theme: Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Letters of the Week:  V & E


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy



Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin


Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!



Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??


Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!



Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?


Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask


Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW


Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members


Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness


Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition



Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask


Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar


Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er



Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time



Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks you discovered this year


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, if it's an exfoliating mask (include acid info if known), your overall experience, and whether or not you would repurchase. Don't forget to include a grade (thanks to @ShortErica for the idea) to help others along the way.

Most importantly, have fun and merry masking!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***Tentative 2021 Schedule**

Thank you for all of the fun ideas! If I have missed a suggestion, please let me know so I can get it added. Happy Masking 🙂

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RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

This one sounds nice, @Shosh85! Even post-try-me date;)I found one recently that expired earlier this year and it worked just fine, too. Good reminder to go through and double check for any lingering 2020’s☺️

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@eshoe  I have all my masks organized by year (and alphabetized within each year) and I had already gone through all my 2020 masks, but this one had slipped under neath the drawer I was keeping them in. I'll definitely need to purchase a fresher one soon 😉

Re: RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

That’s a great idea for organizing them, @Shosh85. I might need to go through mine again, to weed out any lingering 2020 masks. Thanks for sharing your organization technique:)

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@Shosh85 Ooooh.  I like the name of this mask.  😀

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@tjffc  The name got my attention too and so did the refreshing-looking packaging! 😋

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@Shosh85  Sounds like a great mask!!

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@ather  It was wonderful! 😃👍

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@Shosh85 I LOVED that mask!   Two months expired is probably alright in most cases.  I get a little hesitant around the four month mark.  

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@heartsmyface Glad to hear you loved it too! I always hate to waste a mask if I don't have too - and I figured it was a good sign that it smelled great when I opened it 👍

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 the light grape scent and niacinamide is a winner all around!! Expired and all 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

It really was a nice one, @lmaster! I was somewhat worried I'd smell something rancid, so I was pleased it was a yummy grape scent 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Hitting D and W is the Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Mask. 


Possibly the only Dr. Jart mask I can even consider using anymore—and even this one irritates me a bit. :(Possibly the only Dr. Jart mask I can even consider using anymore—and even this one irritates me a bit. 😞



Claims: Replenishes moisture barrier; soothes and hydrates skin. 


Ingredients: Matricaria flower water at 2nd place is good! Witch hazel at 7th place is not. Collagen, eh… jury’s still out on that. But hyaluronic acid, cactus flower, panthenol, and olive are sure bets. What really impresses me about this list is the absence of yucky essential oils Dr. Jart often puts in their masks. Added fragrance is present, but at least it’s in last place. 


Water, Chamomillia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Glycereth-26, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance 

Performance: This stiff, medium-thick, cotton sheet was covered with nearly all the clear gel serum. All the holes fit fine, but there was enough bunching along the sides to make me cut a narrow wedge out of each side of the mask, between temple and jaw, and then pull the sheet together for a much smoother fit. The philtrum was slightly too tall but I didn’t cut it shorter. 


This mask smelled like baby powder. Not annoying to me or strong enough to induce sneezing or headaches, but very present. Around the 10 minute mark, I started to feel pre-burn tingling on various parts of my face. I stuck it out for another 5 minutes before removing the sheet. It was so juicy, I could’ve gone a full 45 or more minutes with this mask if I wasn’t worried about irritation. But nope, I only did a full 15 minutes and then spent 3 minutes massaging and pressing residual serum into my skin. I had no tack or pilling afterward. 


Results: Well hydrated and mildly dewy skin. My face wasn’t as plumped up as it’s been after some other hydrating masks, but it did feel hydrated and a bit moisturized. This mask didn’t do much for my redness; eh, chamomile usually doesn’t. Unfortunately, it also didnt soothe other irritation: I still felt a little tingling, especially anywhere I’d applied my 9% BHA spot treatment. To calm that down and moisturize my skin, I patted 2 drops of Herbivore Emerald CBD Oil on my whole face. 


Had this mask contained chamomile flower extract instead of water, and omitted witch hazel, it wouldve caused less or no irritation. Since thats not the case, this mask is a pass for me. I dont see this mask on Dr. Jarts site, so I assume theyve discontinued it. I wouldnt buy it again even if it was still available. I have too many better hydrating masks that dont irritate my face. 


RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Hmmmm I didn’t know cactus flower is such a promising ingredient, @WinglessOne. I’m going to have to keep my eyes out for that one. Thank you for the tip;)

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@WinglessOne  Darn why must they use irritating ingredients 

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@WinglessOne  I haven't been a big fan of the masks from this brand and there's only 2 that I'd repurchase if I saw TJ Maxx. If it's being discontinued, I guess it's a good thing you don't love it 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

D&W is for Darn Why Did I use this already When I just got it and it is so Darn good. 


I mean, I know why I used it, way ahead of its experiration date. I got it in my grab bag mask haul and @Samtian and @ShortErica were talking about it having lip flaps and I was guardingly intrigued (but also, like, expecting to hate it because...lip flaps). Reading about the effects, though it would be nice to use following a more exfoliating mask Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.

This was all around just a lovely experience. My skin is a little sensitive and always loves getting pampered after my more exfoliating masks. I currently use Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask after, which I do not enjoy, so am always looking for an alternative. There's a heckin bunch of nice ingredients in here, including niacinamide, squalane, ferments and peptides. And even though it lists fragrance at the bottom, I didn't notice any scent.

There's a ton of serum (kinda goopy milky) in the packet, I spread it all over my body and my mask was very saturated. I like to wear most masks until the dry a bit, so I had this on for almost 90 minutes and even still parts of it still were a little damp. I rubbed in the serum and it was a teeny bit tacky for less than a few minutes.

Fit was surprisingly good. I even used the lip flap over my top lip, and it all held well and stayed in place for the whole time. Admittedly I was laying down, but I usually am for masking. I never have a good nose fit, though.

My skin was very soft, plump and glowing after. Definitely what was called for after my more intense exfoliation. Definitely will purchase a package of these going forward. A-/A.


RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Ahh this one is lovely, @haleyvvvv! Pleased to hear your skin loved it. This brand has been pretty good for my skin, too:)

Re: RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Thank you, @eshoe!! I'm definitely excited to try more from this brand.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@haleyvvvv  So awesome you loved this one!!! I have one in my drawer I may have to try it

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Definitely when your skin needs a little extra tlc, you should pull it out, @ather!! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@haleyvvvv  Happy to hear this was a winner for you! Mediheal makes some great masks!

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