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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

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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: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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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

Yea, yea. We know. I love this mask. They have came out with a smaller & cheaper tube though! I couldnt tag the specific one but its $35. Might have to get that sooner than later I would love the tube form! And I'm trying to just kill the instamud. Its fun. 

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

A tube is definitely the way to go with this one. Unfortunately, I've had issues with it drying out in the tub. Glad it works for you, @sonnydee!

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Yea me too. When that would happen I would just add a tad of water & mix - good as new ๐Ÿค—@quspork 

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@sonnydee 

I got the GLAMGLOW SUPERMUDยฎ Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask 3.5 oz/ 100 g as a sample and loved it!  It's pretty expensive so not something I'd buy unless there was a sale.

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@RAWRitsRED they have smaller sizes- the mini jar is $25 & will last you a surprisingly good amount of time. But you can accumulate quite a stash with gwp, promos, etc. I actually haven't had to BUY any in a few years. -until I saw the mini tube. I ordered it today๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–ค cantbewithout

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@sonnydee 

Ooh, I'll have to get a mini in a few days when the sale starts!

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Oooh. SuperMud is in tube form now @sonnydee?! ๐Ÿ˜ I have to pick that up before my โ€œno buyโ€ starts. Tagging @Shosh85 - itโ€™s in tube form!!! More hygienic and less messy! โ™ฅ๏ธ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi @sonnydee  Oooh nice! I think everything should be in tube form! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

This afternoon I did a head-to-head with the new โ€œcleanโ€ and old โ€œdirtyโ€ versions of the Sephora Cucumber Eye Mask. 

 

New version on top, old version on bottom.New version on top, old version on bottom.

Notes: 

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Claims: Soothes skin and reduces puffiness. 

 

Ingredients: Straight away, I wish the new โ€œcleanโ€ version contained some of the old versionโ€™s skin soothers (aloe, licorice root, horse chestnut). I donโ€™t know what ash tree bark (Fraxinus Excelsior Bark) extract is supposed to do in the old version, but I do know what niacinamide should doโ€”and Iโ€™m kinda bummed itโ€™s not in the new version. Also, note the dyes used in the new version that aren't in the old "dirty" version. 

 

On a positive note, the new version contains hydrating trehalose plus antioxidant-filled passion fruit and watermelon. In fact, it seems thereโ€™s more watermelon extract in the new cucumber eye mask than there is in the new watermelon face mask. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Go figure. 

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New โ€œcleanโ€: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lecithin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Glycosyl Trehalose, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sorbitan Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, CI 16035 (Red 40) 

 

Old โ€œdirtyโ€: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Niacinamide, Mannitol, 1,2 Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrolyzed Sclerotium Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycolic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Caffeine, Potassium Citrate, Zinc Gluconate, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seet Extract, Silanetriol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol 

Performance: Both versions of these thin gel eye patches are sandwiched between mesh backing. The new patches seem to be the same size, shape, and thickness as the old ones. I stuck both of the new patches on the right side of my face and both old patches on the left side. I had patches under my eyes as an eye mask, plus on my nose area and cheek as a spot treatment mask. 

 

Old version of eye patches.Old version of eye patches.New version of eye patches.New version of eye patches.

The new patches are tinted green, probably from the green gel serum, while the old ones are white. Both sets of patches stayed in place quite well: no slipping or bunching. The old ones have some of that laundry detergent scent mixed with cucumber. The new ones smell much more like cucumber, thank goodness. Both sets felt fairly cooling on my face. I meant to wear these for just 15-20 minutes but accidentally went 40. By then, all 4 patches had given all they had: there was no residual serum left behind to massage in. One of the new patches did leave a little green dye on a small bit of skin in my oily zone thatโ€™s been flaking up today. A full fast mist of cica water toner helped me rehydrate and tap away the green. These eye patches left no tack or pilling behind. 

 

Results: The old and new patches depuffed my undereyes. Canโ€™t say one version depuffed better than the other; theyโ€™re equally fine. The old patches soothed more inflammation than the new ones, which is unsurprising considering the ingredients at play. Neither version of this eye mask tops my favorite eye patches but, eh, theyโ€™d be good fillersโ€”with a weartime caveat: donโ€™t go longer than maybe 15-20 minutes, lest the patches dry out on you.  

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne what a great comparison you did here! Interesting and somewhat disappointing finds on the ingredients lists. Itโ€™s good to know that at least they work as well, though.

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@WinglessOne  I love that you compared these! It's great that they both equally depuffed, but the ingredients in the old "dirty" version definitely seem better than the new "clean" version, which seems a little oxymoronic to me. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

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Now I must ask @WinglessOne what are your favorite under eye patches?? 

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@lmaster  This was the first question that popped in my head @WinglessOne ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85  @lmaster  JayJun Green Tea Eye Gel Patch are my favorite eye patches. ๐Ÿ™‚ They soothe and hydrate the heck outta my undereyes. They can also firm skin a bit. They make me look less zombiefied after long stretches of sleeplessness. 

 

The eye patches I reach for most often.The eye patches I reach for most often.

I just got a jar of the Roselle Tea version of these eye patches. Looking forward to trying those, though they contain bitter orange flower extract so I probably won't use them as often as the Green Tea version. 

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Ok I've used the rose version, so looks like this will be another addition to the family @WinglessOne ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป thank you

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This is so interesting @WinglessOne! Too bad they didn't keep some of the good ingredients in the "clean" version.

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Thank you for the direct comparison, @WinglessOne!! Nice, I guess, that there's no overt difference in effectiveness.

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This week themes d for detoskin and it's a bubbly mask

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This was a black sheet that fit really good, scent was nutty and there is witch hazel, but this is a wash off mask so I wasn't too concerned. It started bubbling pretty quick and the bubbles stayed out of my eyes, however close to the 15 minute mark, some decided to pop on my lips and yuk did it taste gross ๐Ÿ˜† I went ahead and removed it at that point and washed my face with the good ol makeup eraser, and I have to say my skin felt very soft and clean and did look brighter, however about 5 minutes after my skin started to feel stripped uughhh so for that reason alone I wouldn't seek this one out again
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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Oh bummer about the stripping @lmaster. I don't recall feeling that way with bubble masks but it happens to me a lot with foaming cleansers. Why do they make me just a little too clean?! At least you can focus on buying better masks than this one! ๐Ÿ˜

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@ShortErica yep some foaming cleansers are too drying for me too

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  • Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.
  • Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.
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