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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!

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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 Weekโ€™s Theme: Multi-Step Masks - A little extra effort can be well worth it. A generous thank you to the lovely @heartsmyface for declaring this weekโ€™s theme a do-more to love-more challenge ๐Ÿ’–

Letter of the Week:  D

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Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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, 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 masks๐Ÿ’—

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@lmaster I thought I remember you saying you loved it! This is the one I was leaning more towards! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Awwwww so cute!! I agree, they would make great gifts!! @itsfi 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@lmaster, a filler mask with a fun factor to it isn't a bad thing at all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I forgot to include a photo of the masks themselves when I originally put up the post, but have added it. โฌ†๏ธ There's definitely a cuteness quotient to these sheet masks. ๐Ÿ˜

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi Zombie mask sounds awesome!

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Samtian, the Zombie mask is super cute! ๐Ÿ˜ I edited my original post to include pics of both sheet masks. โฌ†๏ธ The mask really does match the illustration on the front of the packet.

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

A is for apple ๐ŸŽ This one was gifted to me from the lovely @Samtian! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

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Remiina Moisturizing Apple O2 Soda Mask

 

Material:

Thin and meshy cotton

 

Serum:

Clear and watery

 

Scent:

Not really much of a scent on this one - maybe just a typical sheet mask kind of smell

 

Fit:

A little too long at the chin, a smidge too long at the forehead, and the mouth hole didn't line up right and hung too low. Despite the folding and scrunching up I had to do, it was pretty comfortable and adhered well.

 

Wear Time:

Half hour

 

Tack:

None

 

Results:

My skin felt moisturized, a little bouncy, soft & smooth and had a nice glow.

 

Repurchase?

I really liked the results from this one, so I probably would!

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Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Shosh85   Glad this one worked out for you! 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Thank you, @ather! I definitely results from this one! ๐Ÿ‘

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

This would be more awesome if it smelled like apples ๐Ÿ˜† @Shosh85 sounds really good

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@lmaster  Haha! I agree! The results were really great though, and that's what is most important! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Shosh85 Ooh I can't wait to try it!

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

I really loved the results! Thanks again @Samtian! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

The results from this mask sound great @Shosh85! ๐Ÿ˜ And the packaging looks so refreshing. Signature mask scent is better than (and much preferred over) a really bad one, but I was hoping you'd say it had an apple or apple soda scent. ๐ŸŽ

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi  Yeah, an apple scent would've been really nice, but no scent or a signature sheet mask is not so bad either... definitely better than floral/perfumy ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Z for zippy, zany, and zero waste?

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tl;dr: Conceptually, I'm on board with the eco-friendly aspect of this "machine-washable, naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial" lyocell fiber (from organic bamboo) reusable sheet mask. In practice though, it doesn't seem to provide the same results as you would get from a traditional sheet mask,  though that needs to be vetted more thoroughly. 
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About the Mask:
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Sheet masks are wonderful for infusing hydration quickly into the skin. Recently, it seems like we're seeing more biodegradable packaging and materials. There's the daily mask packs, of course; in 5-days, 7-days, and month-long versions. Now, there's the Jenny Patinkin Luxury Organic Reusable Sheet Mask with Matching Spa Headband, a "machine-washable, naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial" lyocell fiber (from organic bamboo) reusable sheet mask (and matching headband, which is very soft and despite initially feeling like it's a little large for my head, fit securely and comfortably). 
 
The sheet mask, however, has some fit issues, at least when it comes to my face, which is par for the course. Size-wise, it's not too bad - maybe 1/2" too long at the chin which is really nothing; but it's about 1" too short at the forehead, at a minimum, that's what it looks to be. The mask feels soft like terry cloth and the ear loops feel comfortable on - no tugging, pinching or smooshing. The openings for the mouth, while on the narrow-ish side, can be moved about and adjusted for a more comfortable fit.  The openings for the eyes are very round. It's large enough so that my almond-shaped eyes can fit width-wise, but it just fits. Overall, fit isn't bad, but it does feel a little off.
 
The draw of this mask is that it can be washed and reused. The instructions provide for 3 different ways to use the mask, none of which I followed. Hahaha! I take that back, I tried one of the recommended approaches, but only after I decided to put my own spin on usage. 
How The Brand Recommends Using The Mask:
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How I Used the Mask:
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The "warm" and "chilled" methods seem like they could be accomplished with a regular washcloth, though that would make it more challenging to walk around while doing so. I also wasn't sure how effective the mask would be incorporating either approach, especially the warm method as the mask cools down fairly quickly. So instead of either of those ways of using the mask, I decided to see about saturating it in an hydrating toner or essence. [NOTE: I would not recommend using a toner / essence that contains AHA / BHA / PHA with this mask - the chemical exfoliants in pre-soaked sheet masks are are usually highly diluted, as water is usually the first ingredient listed and those chemical exfoliants appear later down the inci list (as they should).] 
 
For my toner / essence of choice with this mask, I chose Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essence. I went with a new, unopened 1 oz. deluxe sample to see how much product it would take to saturate the mask - because it's not going to be worthwhile if I'm going to go through a lot of toner / essence to soak the mask. Turns out, it takes about 3/4 oz. to just coat it. I should have just used the entire 1 oz. 
 
So, how did it perform? Eh, it was okay. My skin felt refreshed and lightly hydrated. There wasn't any excess serum; mainly, I think because it remains in the mask material. I found the best thing to do with the mask is to do a little facial massage while wearing it so that the serum is being pressed into the skin, either with the pads of your fingers or with a face roller. This is similar, but not identical, to the third way the brand suggests that this mask can be used, post derma rolling. I did this for maybe 5 minutes, and then I tried the "use warm" method, which was also okay. 
 
Conceptually, I'm on board with this mask or ones like it for its more eco-friendly approach to sheet masking, though I do wonder how many uses you can get out of it. The sales associate at Credo Beauty, where I purchased the mask, was sharing her excitement over it when I asked about it. She told me that she "loved it" and has "three of them" so she can use them throughout the week. Ummm, I'll start with just the one for now. At $38 a pop (I had a gift card so I wasn't out of pocket for it), it's going to have to wow me before I even contemplate picking up any more.
 
She also mentioned that she didn't know how long it would hold up over time with all the washing. That wasn't super reassuring. I will continue to play around with this mask through the end of July, so roughly a month, including using it as recommended by the brand, and will report back periodically on how it's going. If y'all have thoughts on other ways to use the mask to make it work better, I'd love it if you'd share.
 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi  I can see where the issue would be. The material looks like it will more soak up the serum but doesnโ€™t really deposit it on the skin. Too bad. I like that itโ€™s more eco friendly 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@ather, itโ€™s a bummer that it soaks up so much product without distributing it onto the face. ๐Ÿ™ I will try it again, next time following the directions ๐Ÿ˜† to see how that works out. 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi  Hopefully you can make it work out better!

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Me too @ather; I'm certainly going to give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi very interested in how this will perform over the month!! Kinda exciting! Looking forward to hearing more

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@lmaster, Iโ€™ll keep you posted. Iโ€™m trying to put together a schedule that I think will work best to try out different serums with the mask. 

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