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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 this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


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: Masks that Make You Hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹Is it the scent..or the packaging? Which masks make you crave a yummy treat? It is no surprise that this weekโ€™s delicious theme is brought to you by none other than @itsfi! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต

Letter of the Week:  U

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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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

G for Goodal Fit? I didn't look closely so I thought they really screwed up on this mask. it only covered the lower half of my face. and even that was a odd fit. the nose was really wide๐Ÿ˜ท Smell?I honestly dont remember...I was too baffled with half of a mask. it must've been pleasant enough to be not distracting Consistency? I thought this was a mud sheet mask, not at all. it bubbled. Boy did it bubble. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ And i like bubble masks Ease of use? didn't even think about talking, it bubbled up alot. I spent the last 3 min or so standing above the sink...waiting, it felt like it was slipping off. i kept it on for about 12 min, then I just gave up (it only calls for 10min). I had to rinse out my ears, i was careful to keep my mouth closed but during the rinse ( where it turns into a soapy consistency) i got some in my mouth & eye. It tried to clean out my nostrils as well.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Would I  purchase/try again? no, this was not for me. I did spread some of the bubbles on my forehead and may be it cleaned out my pores, but only ever so slightly. My skin didn't feel dry or stripped, but the trouble was unfortunately not even close to the reward. This was a gift from the ever so generous @itsfi & I thank you very much for sharing this with me! i enjoy trying new things but this was too messy for me.๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Hahaha... I'm just picturing you standing over the sink with an enormous bubbly beard mask @sonnydee !  Too bad it wasn't amazing, I would have been wondering where the other half was as well... but it sounds like you were a good sport about it!

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The print on this package reminds me of the Ruth Asawa forever stamp, @sonnydee . 




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๐Ÿ•ต i can see why that would remind you @eshoe 

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@sonnydee sorry to hear you had such trouble

just makes more room for even better ones @lmaster ๐Ÿค—

just makes more room for even better ones @lmaster ๐Ÿค—

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@sonnydee  I haven't used this specific mask, but I have used half-face bubble masks before (I know Berrisom makes one) - and when it comes to bubble sheet masks I actually like these more because you have a better chance of not getting it in the eyes (though, it sounds like you did anyway๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป) 

yes, @Shosh85 probably as I was rinsing but this bubbled...

yes, @Shosh85 probably as I was rinsing but this bubbled up so didn't matter if this was a half mask or not

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I had no idea Goodal made a bubbling mask, @sonnydee but boy, does it sound like they like their bubbles! 

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I had a opaque bubble beard @quspork 

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@sonnydee Huh, that's interesting... I'm not sure I've seen many bubbling half-masks. Then again, I haven't used many Goodal masks. Sorry this didn't work out for you! 

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This is the first half mask I have seen @WinglessOne ๐Ÿคท you win some & you lose some. 

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Oh nooooo!! I canโ€™t believe I sent you a bubble mask. Sorry @sonnydee. And it was a messy one, too. Ack! Why do I have this feeling that I didnโ€™t even know it was a bubble mask. I think another G is for โ€œGood grief, Fi!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚ Youโ€™re a good sport! Itโ€™s unlikely youโ€™ll be getting more bubbling masks from me as Iโ€™m not going to buy anymore bubble sheet masks (or well, that I know of - we both know Iโ€™m probably going to pick up some bubble sheet masks without reading the back to find out what it is. ๐Ÿ˜† 

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No worries ๐Ÿค—@itsfi i thought it was a mud mask. No where on here it mentions bubbles. I dont mind bubble masks. Spalife & TCS both make good ones that aren't as messy. 

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Last bit of catch up from last week, with an apple theme. ๐Ÿ Sunday's V and E was for Vitamin E and as for multi-masking, I'm exercising some creative license here as I check off the multi-masking box with this one since it's technically a two-fer - it's a sheet mask and wash off mask in one! Woo-hoo! ๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you to the lovely @l8totheparty for sending this one my way! ๐Ÿค—

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Mask:by nature from New Zealand Apple Stem Cells + Vitamin E Rejuvenating Face Mask
ScentFresh, fruity, slightly tart green apples. Delicious!!! ๐Ÿ
Intended Purpose:Rejuvenating and nourishing
Key Ingredients Marketed:* Apple Stem Cells are said to improve skin's appearance, texture and elasticity

* Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to prevent skin damage and premature skin aging.  

Other Notable Ingredients:* Aloe juice, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid
* Added fragrance (last ingredient listed)

Performance & Results:Bright, glowy skin that puts a smile on my face!

Best Suited For:Any skin type, provided no allergies to any of the ingredients
Would I Repurchase?:Very likely, which is a big deal as this is a sheet mask that you wash off and I'm not typically fond of those types of masks. However, I really enjoy apple or apple stem cell-based sheet masks. They're not as prominent a skincare ingredient in sheet masks as others, but my experience has been that my skin really likes the results I get from them. I'm close to getting through my stash of masks from pre-2020 purchases so I likely won't be repurchasing any masks anytime soon as I want to get through those masks and also make my way through the ones I picked up this year (so that the volume doesn't get too out of hand).

Ingredients: from bynatureskincare (dot) com
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Water, Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Isomalt, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, PVP, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactic Acid, Carbomer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (Fragrance), Tetrasodium EDTA


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi I'm so glad you liked this one! It is a favourite of mine for bright refreshed skin. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute photo, as always.

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Thank you so much for sending this one my way @l8totheparty! โ™ฅ๏ธ Apple stem cell masks are fantastic! ๐Ÿ 

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@itsfi I think By Nature recommends water-rinsing after all their sheet masks, which is kinda odd and makes me think that step's unnecessary. I looked up this specific mask's full ingredients list and don't see anything that requires a rinse. Sure, it contains lactic acid, but that's near the end of the list so I doubt there's anywhere near a high enough percentage to warrant neutralization with water. (Lactic acid's probably included for hydration, not exfoliation.) Huh. 


Now that I've seen the full list of what's in this mask, I know it's one I can safely try. My skin also likes a good apple extract or apple stem cell mask, so I'll add it to my list! 

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@WinglessOne, most sheet masks Iโ€™ve seen or used that are made in Nee Zealand have included directions to wash off the serum. There was one sheet mask, I forget the brand, I donโ€™t recall it being this by nature one that I used and did not wash off (I didnโ€™t read the instructions beforehand ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) and I ended up breaking out. Since that one, I donโ€™t experiment with not washing off the ones that call for it. That particular incident also motivated me to read the instructions first! Ha!

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@itsfi Interesting... I can see needing to rinse after sheet masking if the mask contains a surfactant, or contains a high amount of a particular ingredient you know your skin's not fond of. I've got some New Zealand masks (including some By Nature masks) and now I'm curious enough to cross-reference their ingredients and maybe look for any relevant NZ cosmetics laws. Might also ask By Nature directly about the wash-off step and why it's necessary. What the heck is in NZ masks that requires washing offโ€”and do I even wanna be pressing it into my face for 20+ minutes in the first place?This'll be a fun research topic for later. 


Reading instructions first is definitely a good lesson, though! Sorry it was hard learned. ๐Ÿ˜ž Once upon a long time ago, I left a product in my hair longer than called for in the instructions I didn't bother reading. I'm not sure my hair ever forgave me for that. Whenever I want it to do something it clearly doesn't want to, it's probably yelling "remember that one time you nearly killed me with [misused product]?!" ๐Ÿคฃ

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Oooh, Iโ€™ll be interested in your research findings @WinglessOne. Iโ€™m not sure if my reaction was due to the essence in the mask and another product I might have used on my face before or after the mask, or if my skin was just extra sensitive that particular day. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ My skin generally takes to most essences in sheet masks so I was surprised that it reacted as aggressively as it did. 

Ack, sorry about the hairtastrophe! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I try  to not learn lessons the hard way but it inevitably happens and like you said, theyโ€™re the ones that are definitely engrained in my brain! ๐Ÿ˜‚  9 out of 10 times now, Iโ€™ll flip the packaging over in the store to see first if I need to wash off the essence (which is how I discovered that many New Zealand made brands have that particular detail) and if it does, I just skip the ingredients list altogether, place the mask back on the shelf and move on to another mask. ๐Ÿ˜† 

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