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

Itโ€™s May, Hurray! ๐ŸŒธ We are almost 1/2-way through the challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’— 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: โ€œFavorite Mask in Your Regular Routineโ€ - the lovely @itsfi would like to know - which mask do you buy in bulk, to always have on hand? 

Letter of the Week:  S

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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, 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:

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   

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne Iโ€™m just jealous that you have a working Mac. Mine had its WiFi lose all sense when the keyboard got a tiny bit of water on it. Iโ€™m tethered and annoyed but at least I can type ๐Ÿ™„

 

โ€So I poured this maskโ€™s serum into the dry sheet pouch an hour ahead of time.โ€ That is a beautiful hack, and I want that scent in my next mask. I am curious about the silver you mentioned, also as you mentioned-will have to look that one up. I think itโ€™s fair to say you have exceeded your great masks per month quota๐Ÿ˜Š

 

 

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@eshoe  Aw, sorry about your Mac. ๐Ÿ˜ž I resisted buying a new one (a laptop) for years because Apple stopped making them easily customizable a few years ago. I'm still getting used to this one's touch strip above the keyboardโ€”I somehow keep accidentally touching itโ€”and the enormous touchpad. ๐Ÿ˜‚

 

@Shosh85 I'm trying to remember where I first heard about the EURO-NApre issue... Lab Muffin, maybe? I haven't heard anything more about it, but I also haven't kept track of it, what with all the other worse and confirmed badness happening in the world this year. Anyway, this is the kind of thing I'd love to hear more chemists weigh in on. Yet another reason I wish I knew Korean: it'd be much faster to search for info at Korean sites, news, and journals, without relying on a Korean-to-English translator. 

 

Apparently you can buy potted centella asiatica from etsy. I'm very tempted to buy one! I wonder if any local nurseries carry it. There might also be 100% cica powder available from a few places, especially those that sell "traditional" medicines... hmm... the lengths I'll go to just to know for certain what something smells like... ๐Ÿคฃ I went through this exercise back when I was first training my nose to identify various notes in wines: I read some wine pros' tasting notes on specific wines, and anything they identified that I didn't already know the smell or taste of, I tracked down just to smell and taste myself. Decades later, I still do it whenever there's a taste/fragrance note I can't identify, like cica. 

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Heading over to Etsy now, @WinglessOne, Iโ€™m too curious. Eta: bought the seeds, letโ€™s see if I can get them to sprout.

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@WinglessOne  I  โค๏ธ your X!

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These look really cool @WinglessOne sounds wonderful as well, price point idk maybe a good mask to splurge on once in awhile?

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@WinglessOne I think @Shosh85 mentioned an $8 sheet mask was a bit beyond her liking and I'm in the same boat. I'll be very curious about your final decision at the end of the year. I'm glad it does give great results.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

B = black and bamboo. Last nightโ€™s mask was Petite Amie Skincare Hydrating Bamboo Charcoal Masque - Interstellar Indigo. 

 

I forgot to take a photo of this sleeve inside its pretty black envelope.I forgot to take a photo of this sleeve inside its pretty black envelope.

Notes: 

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Claims: Hydrates, balances, soothes, and refreshes skin. Improves firmness and suppleness. 

 

Ingredients: Honey is high on this list, which is interesting considering the performance and results I got from this mask. Thereโ€™s olive leaf extract (a great antioxidant source) plus โ€œolive oil PEG-7 estersโ€ which is an emollient derived from olive oil. Panthenol in the first third of the list is a welcome sight. 

 

Ormenis Multicaulis is Moroccan chamomile. Unlike the German chamomile (matricaria recutita, which is also in this mask) often used in skincare products, Moroccan chamomile isnโ€™t much of a skin soother: it contains no chamazulene, the substance that makes German chamomile an inflammation fighter. The Moroccan variety is probably here as an antibacterial agent for the serum. Also, this type of chamomile is not the same thing as blue tansy, though youโ€™ll sometimes see blue tansy called โ€œchamomile blue tansyโ€ or โ€œMoroccan blue chamomile." Blue tansy and chamomile arenโ€™t even in the same genus. Iโ€™m rambling about this because 2 years ago I fell waaaaay down a research rabbit hole on this while sifting through ingredients that seemed to irritate my skin. I was knee deep in botanical science tangent research (itโ€™s fascinating stuff!) before I remembered โ€œoh yeah, I started all this just to confirm blue tansy isnโ€™t actually chamomile.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Honey Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Panthenol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/Sea Silt Ferment, Sodium Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Isopropyl Cresols, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Algae Extract, Ormenis Multicaulis Extract, Benzoic Acid, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Soybean Peroxidase, Superoxide Dismutase 

Performance: This thick black bamboo charcoal sheet comes with an unnecessary plastic backing. After unfolding the sheet, I peeled off the backing before putting the sheet on my face. I had to tailer the eyeholes: snipped a notch in the inner corner to make that fabric lay flat against my skin, and widened the outer corner. I also had to widen the mouth hole a bit. But the width of this sheet is fantastic! I know plenty of folks would find this sheet too wide, but I love it when a mask reaches all the way to my ears, completely covering my jaw. The perimeter slits allowed for easy adjustability. The sheet was a bit too long at the chin but it stayed folded under well enough. 

 

I got nearly a full handful of unscented watery serum from the sleeve. I pressed some of that onto the sheet on my forehead and cheeks, and applied the rest to my neck and chest. The only thing I could smell was charcoal from the sheet itself, and it wasnโ€™t a very strong scent. This mask felt very cooling on my face. It was so relaxing, I lost track of time and wound up wearing it for 40 minutes. I massaged residual serum into my skin for about 30 seconds. I expected my face to feel tacky because of this maskโ€™s high honey content, but I had no tack at all. No pilling either. 

 

Results: Well hydrated skin that felt soft, smooth, and supple. It also looked a bit brighter. My surface redness was still present, but otherwise my skin looked and felt calm. 

 

Though honey is this maskโ€™s third ingredient, I felt moisture neither leaching from my skin nor drawing toward it. Instead, my face seemed to have the perfect level of hydration: not over, not under. It put my skin into a hydration zen trance. For that reason alone, I might buy more of this maskโ€”but I donโ€™t need to yet because I have 2 more of them (I had all 3 โ€œcolorsโ€ of the same mask). Also, I'm not sure I can justify the price tag: these are normally USD $8 each. Not the most expensive single-use mask I've ever bought, but pricier than average. I like this mask, but do I $8 like it? Especially compared to less expensive hydrating masks in my collection? Hmm. 

A masking hack I didnโ€™t realize was a hack: 

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A friend recently asked why I bother cutting any sheet mask, because โ€œisnโ€™t it a pain to peel the mask off your face just to cut holes bigger, and then put it back on your face?โ€ She was surprised when I told her I usually cut sheets while theyโ€™re on my face. โ€œAnd you do that without cutting or stabbing yourself? How?!โ€ 

 

Why, with beard/brow trimming scissors, of course! These are the type of scissors Iโ€™ve always used on sheet masks: 

 

I'm still considering buying a second larger pair of scissors for jobs like chin trimming, but these do the job just fine.I'm still considering buying a second larger pair of scissors for jobs like chin trimming, but these do the job just fine.

The tips are blunt and curved up, so I canโ€™t accidentally stab myself with them. I can hold them flat against my face, curve pointed outward, to trim excess material (thatโ€™s how theyโ€™re designed to be used), or I can use them like traditional scissors and aim the ends toward my face. I usually do both. Eyehole trimming is a fearless event, as long as I make sure no eyelashes or brow hairs are in the way. 

 

This made me curious about what kind of scissors other people use on sheet masks, particularly folks who tailor masks while wearing them. Iโ€ฆ I didnโ€™t realize how unusual that practice is to some peopleโ€”like my friend, who might still be a bit traumatized by all this. 

i don't know ๐Ÿค”@WinglessOne a perfect balance facial Zen....

i don't know ๐Ÿค”@WinglessOne a perfect balance facial Zen.๐Ÿ˜Š I might have to drop $8 & use when my face really needs it. love that packaging too!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  This mask sounds very nice and is so pretty. I usually use kiddie safety scissors on my masks. 

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@WinglessOne well that is a gorgeous package! Love the scissors you use, and I found it amusing that someone thought you would remove the mask to cut it ๐Ÿ™‚  I am always a little nervous when trimming a mask around the eye area, now I know how to correct it. Thanks for the tip!

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Definitely a prettily packaged mask, @WinglessOne and I totally use the same type of scissors for my little cosmetics' surgeries LOL.

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Hydration zen trance @WinglessOne love it!  ๐Ÿ˜†

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@WinglessOne Ooh that looks like a great mask!

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@WinglessOne  I'm too cheap to buy an $8 mask, but this one sounds great and sure is pretty! I have a weakness for anything with stars/constellations!

I use the regular sharp pointy scissors, but I really only use them to chop off the extra length at the chin, or to cut straight across from eye to eye. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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That is a great idea! @WinglessOne I use plan ole cheap hair cutting ones but I just make slits and over lap sections just like I do when I see. Donโ€™t actually cut pieces off.

RE: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

B is for Baobab Tree. The โ€œMy Skin-fit Sheet line from Aโ€™pieu is a winner for me. It is a little wide on my forehead and a little narrow on the nose, but not enough for me to care. Mild scent, could barely notice it. Lots of extra serum for the tattoo love.

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Baobobs always remind me of Le Petit Prince @Weetart ๐Ÿ’— I am going to look for this one!

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I love the packaging and the results sound wonderful @Weetart 

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The packaging is cool @lmaster ! I did put the olive one in the motm box I mailed out yesterday.

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Oh nice!! @Weetart 

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@Weetart  So great to hear this has been a good line of masks for you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I've tried a lot from A'pieu, but nothing from this line yet! I'll definitely have to start trying them out! Do you have a favorite? 

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