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

๐ŸชดHappy April ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ Masking Mavens!๐Ÿชด

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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: Most Outrageous Mask Claims! Can one mask really do it all? Thank you to the lovely @ShortErica for this weekโ€™s daunting challenge ๐Ÿ˜

Letter of the Week:  O

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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

@lmaster  I love putting masks in the fridge beforehand- especially in the summertime! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž

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C is for Comparison, with aloe being the spotlight ingredient 

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For the last 5 or 6 weeks, I've been doing a little experiment with aloe-focused sheet masks. I pulled out what I think are most (I can't be sure this is all of them - lol!) of the aloe masks in my stash of masks to work through by 2020 and came up with this lot of 12. I chose aloe in large part because I was working on addressing some maskne issues and thought aloe sheet masks would be nice ones to incorporate more regularly into a maskne routine. I had some trouble uploading my chart so I'll just give a short and sweet summary of these sheet masks.

 

The thin, soft material of the Leaders Insolution Aloe Soothing Renewal Mask feels soothing on my skin, especially when it's irritated and/or very sensitive. The cooling sensation helps to calm it down as well and the ingredients in the clear, somewhat runny essence infused in the mask does a nice job of reducing any redness I have, lightly hydrating my skin, and giving my complexion a fresh faced dewiness. 

 

Benton Aloe Soothing Mask Pack has been and continues to be one of my go-to aloe masks - I keep one in my skincare first-aid tin and I bring one with me whenever I travel. One of the many things I love about this mask is that aloe leaf water is the first ingredient listed and aloe leaf extract is the 7th. Actually, much of the top 10 ingredients listed in this mask are heavy hitters in the skincare world - there's green tea leaf water, sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate, beta glucan and cucumber in addition to the two forms of aloe. With such a great list of ingredients, it's no wonder my skin looks and feels soothed, refreshed and hydrated after an half hour of wear.

 

The packaging for the Scinic My Juice Bottle Mask is hard one to pass up. What's even harder to pass up is how soothed, softened, refreshed, dewy and hydrated my skin looked and felt after an half hour with this soft, thin cotton mask. It's a good one to keep on hand for when my allergies get the best of me and it shows on my skin. 

 

I was drawn to this mask by the cheeky name of Jeju:en Are You Sheeting Me?!? (and good experiences with other masks in this line). I'll stay with the mask for the results - bright, hydrated skin. 

 

Secret Nature Aloe Mask Sheet and Entel Aloevera Mask Pack are good filler masks - the thickness of the mask material and the consistency of the essence in both are what I'd consider standard for sheet masks. I didn't experience any irritation from either mask and they both left my skin feeling hydrated. 

 

After 10+ minutes of the Lune + Aster 5-Minute Rescue Sheet Mask - Soothe, the redness in my cheeks seemed to have been reduced and my skin looked more hydrated and plump. Good results but I'm sure I could get the same from other sheet masks, including others of these aloe sheet masks, and for less than the $8 price tag attached to this one. I don't mind splurging on a sheet mask, but there are other masks I'd splurge on before this mask.

 

What's not to love about the calmer, softer skin that results after the fresh scented, thick clear gel serum infused in the soft, thin Tencel fiber of LookAtMe Aloe Vera Face Mask has been fully absorbed?! 

 

avatara Chill Out Face Mask is a Taiwanese sheet mask made of 100% Tencel. Aloe can be found in the middle of the ingredient list (9 out of 24 ingredients). As with most Tencel masks, this one wears extremely comfortably, like second skin. It feels cooling and refreshing and leaves my skin feeling the same and hydrated. It's one I would happily repurchase.

 

The aloe vera, honey extract, cucumber and propolis in the clear, gel like essence infused in the super thin Eucalyptus fiber (could this be Tencel?) material of the Merbliss Wedding Dress Emerald Aloe Honey Mask leaves my skin feeling wonderfully bouncy and nourished that the slight tacky-to-the-touch feeling after removing the mask can be easily overlooked (as well as adequately addressed with my moisturizer that follows). If the packaging didn't get me, these results certainly would ... and have!

 

I *think* this Sephora Aloe Vera Face Mask is being phased out, along with other sheet masks from the original face mask line, with the launch of the new clean formula, which at present does not include an aloe version. The bio fiber of this mask feels really nice - it softly conforms to the shape of my face and the cooling sensation against my skin helps with relaxing and unwinding after a long day, especially when the weather is warm, but I'm not certain it yielded any noticeable results as far as acne is concerned (though to be fair, it may be because I suspect this particular mask is past its prime). It's a nice enough mask, but ultimately, not one I'd necessarily seek after, especially given the other great aloe sheet masks out there. I am interested to see whether an aloe version is introduced into the Clean line and if so, how it compares with this original version. 

 

I typically prefer thinner sheet masks but there's something about the thicker-leaning Tosowoong Pure Aloe Mask Sheet that keeps it a part of my library of masks. I find it works very nicely when I'm dealing with cystic acne along my jawline or feel one about to sprout up - this mask seems to calm down redness or swelling from those little buggers. That alone makes it a keeper in my book. 

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

What a great experiment! @itsfi with aloe you can't go wrong in the summer

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@lmaster, itโ€™s such a great skincare ingredient! ๐Ÿ’š Iโ€™ve been trying to find new ways to whittle down my pile of sheet masks and focusing on a particular ingredient seemed like a good project. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@itsfi  Oh wow, that's a lot of aloe! I love that you did this! I've only tried a few of these and have had my eye on the Benton mask - and the Merbliss Wedding Dress mask definitely sounds like a winner as well! Do you have a favorite from this group?

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Aw, thank you @Shosh85! ๐Ÿค— Iโ€™m chuckling right now, ๐Ÿ˜† because wouldnโ€™t you know it?!! The two you mentioned are my most loved of this group of aloe masks. ๐Ÿฅฐ The Benton mask has been a part of my skincare first aid kit for years now. The key ingredients in that Merbliss mask just really speak to my skin!!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› Iโ€™ll have to put them to the test against each other one of these days.

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Love this comparison, @itsfi! There are some great aloe-forward options in there! Now you've got me looking up the Merbliss one. Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Yes. 

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"Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Yes." It's like you're in my head @quspork! ๐Ÿ™‚ I've used this gif before but it's fitting for the need vs. want debate when it comes to sheet masks for me:

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I do love aloe; one of the best skincare ingredients I discovered for myself a few years ago after a very bad reaction to a sunscreen. Ever since, I've kept a supply of aloe gel in my house and aloe sheet masks. We're working on keeping an aloe plant thriving as the next stage in my love for aloe as a skincare ingredient. We'll see how well I do; I have a feeling I'll be more skilled at keeping a bottle of aloe gel or a handful of aloe sheet masks around. Hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ooh, good luck with the aloe plant, @itsfi! I've always got plenty of aloe gels and things around, but haven't tried an actual aloe plant yet due to my terrible track record with living (not for long) plants. 

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@quspork, you understand me! ๐Ÿ˜† I think itโ€™s been 4 weeks since I picked up the aloe plant, I think itโ€™s 4. I feel like I should get a gold star for it still being alive. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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@itsfi this gif is literally my life with all beauty products ๐Ÿคฃ

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Right @lmaster?!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ve been better of late with keeping to a โ€œno buyโ€ for certain categories of products. But for other categories ... oh, dear!! ๐Ÿคช ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

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C = coffee cocktail. Tonight I used the Berrisom Cocktail Recipe Mask - Kahlua Milk. 

 

I'm out of vodka, otherwise I'd have made one of these tonight to drink while masking.I'm out of vodka, otherwise I'd have made one of these tonight to drink while masking.

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Claims: Smooths lines; firms and nourishes skin; provides long lasting hydration and dewy glowing skin. 

 

Ingredients: One of my main Berrisom gripes is the high amount of alcohol in their masks. But the hydrators and skin soothers in this one can hopefully offset the potential of alcohol burn or dry-out. Iโ€™m glad fragrance is last on the list, and the 2 star ingredientsโ€”coffee and milk proteinโ€”are 5th and 6th. Thereโ€™s lots of good stuff in this list, including my skinโ€™s good friend cica, rice (sake) ferment, and various antioxidant sources. The only iffy thing on this list (for me) is alcohol, and only because itโ€™s in 4th place. 

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Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Milk Protein Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogentated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trehalose, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Punica Gratanum Fruit Extract, Camelillia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glcyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance 

Performance: The average thickness cotton sheet contained all the gel serum. I snipped a few slits in the eyehole corners for better laydown. The philtrum was much too tall, so I cut it shorter. Otherwise, the sheet fit decently, covering most of my jaw. 

 

This mask smells just like a white Russian. The scent was lightly present when my head was still; I kept turning my head to catch a stronger whiff. 5-10 minutes into wear, I started to feel the effect of the serumโ€™s high alcohol content: not an outright burn, more of a gradual warming up. At the 25 minute mark, the warmup became a pre-burn tingle. I left the sheet on for 5 more minutes anyway, so I went a total of 30 minutes before removal. I pressed the still wet sheet on my neck and chest. Took only a minute to massage and press all residual serum into my skin. I had no pilling, but did have mild to moderate tack. 

 

Results: Hydrated, plumped, and bouncy-firm skin with a mild glow. I felt some tightness in my undereyes and cheeks. A misting of cica water toner and my YTTP Superfood Moisturizer made that feel less weird, so now that skin feels less like itโ€™s covered in a dried-down clay mask and more like itโ€™s just naturally taut with a little give. Interestingly, I don't normally notice immediate results from coffee extract; it usually doesn't do much for my skin. But this time, coffee definitely firmed my face. And I almost wish the delicious white Russian scent had clung to my skin after use. 

 

I have more of these and will probably use most of them while the weatherโ€™s hot or warm. Iโ€™m not sure how my skin would like this mask in winterโ€ฆ Iโ€™ll save a couple to try later this year. Iโ€™ll also have to remember to go just 20 minutes with this mask to reduce the risk of alcohol burn, since I definitely felt alcoholโ€™s presence tonight. But overall, this one's quite impressive for a Berrisom mask. 

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Smells like a white russian huh @WinglessOne  ๐Ÿ˜†

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@WinglessOne  Ooooh! I stopped using/buying Berrisome masks because I was annoyed at the alcohol- but I think I may have to rethink this one, because those results (and that scent๐Ÿ˜‹) sound wonderful! Glad it worked out great for you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Going to bed I was in a mega coconut mood. So I found everything I have that smells like coconut and did it up. I realize on my want list is a lip mask or chapstick or something coconut for my lips, but I feel very cozy after using my coconut leave in conditioner, lotion, creme shop mask and coco cabana lotion and spray. I smell so yummy and cozy.

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Gotta love coconut!! @Weetart 

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@Weetart  A cozy coconut evening definitely sounds yummy and relaxing! I love a good coconut scent too! Happy this could be such a comforting session! ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thanks @Shosh85 . My only complaint is the next morning my face had more oil that I like, but at least I didnโ€™t break out. All my bedding smells like coconut now lol. Not complaining.

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Fun tie-in for C week @Weetart! ๐Ÿฅฅ Coconut from head to toe! The TCFS lip scrub that @sonnydee mentioned is nice - all the TCFS coconut products Iโ€™ve tried have been good. ColourPop also makes a coconut lip balm and a coconut lip scrub. 

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Thanks for the tips @itsfi !
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