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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!

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We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.

 

This Week’s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this week’s challengeπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Letter of the Week:  M

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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!

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’—

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 the light grape scent and niacinamide is a winner all around!! Expired and all πŸ˜‰

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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 πŸ˜‰

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

 

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

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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. 

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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 didn’t 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 would’ve caused less or no irritation. Since that’s not the case, this mask is a pass for me. I don’t see this mask on Dr. Jart’s site, so I assume they’ve discontinued it. I wouldn’t buy it again even if it was still available. I have too many better hydrating masks that don’t 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 πŸ˜‰

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

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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 5 oz/ 148 mL.

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 5 oz/ 150 mL 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.

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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:)

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

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

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

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

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Thank you, @Shosh85!! I have a bunch more to try that and I'm super excited!!

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@haleyvvvv I'm so glad this one fit you and you loved it!!

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Thank you, @Samtian!! I'm sorry the fit wasn't good for you. I have these little serum shots that are similar from the brand, so I will let you know how they work.

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@haleyvvvv That sounds interesting, I can't wait to hear!

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Yes- love how hydrating and soothing this one is, @haleyvvvv!

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So soothing!! Definitely becoming a favorite, @quspork!!

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Oh yay @haleyvvvv! Now I'm thinking @Samtian got a fit dud which stinks. Sometimes if a mask is wet after wearing I'll rub it all over my body to savor the serum. I feel like I should credit multiple people for that tip/trick but I definitely remember @heartsmyface using masks creatively.

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Whenever it is a bad fit, but an excellent mask, I always wish it was sold as a serum. Just bottle up the package fluid, lol, its already being made. That is such a good tip, @ShortErica!! I used all the packet serum on my body before, but the mask was only damp, not wet. Good to note for the future πŸ™‚

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Ooooh this one sounds awesome @haleyvvvv
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