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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’—

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Sounds like a nice masking session, @Shosh85. The aloe one sounds so soothing!

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@quspork  A lot of the masks from this line seems to have floral/perfumy scents, so I was happy this one was so good! Definitely refreshing! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85   This looks like a nice combo for a moisturizing pamper session.  
i feel that way about the Curel Natural Aqua Gel.  I love how it makes my in feel but the heavy alcohol content makes it only an occasional treatment.  All things in moderation:D 

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@heartsmyface  Exactly. Moderation is key πŸ˜‰ I would definitely repurchase and use again, but the alcohol certainly keeps me from going crazy and buying a bunch! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

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That sounds like a great combination!! @Shosh85 minus the alcohol πŸ˜†

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@lmaster  It really was a great combo! The Aloe mask was a good way to balance out the alcohol πŸ˜‰

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I've wondered about both of these Lapcos masks @Shosh85. So happy to hear that these were great for your skin! πŸ’– Love the results you got from the Milk Feel - soft and smooth skin is great any time of the year but especially as the weather starts to cool. 

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@itsfi  I've tried 8 varieties, and so far I think this is a good line of masks, just nothing amazing. The Honey one is definitely my favorite so far!πŸ―πŸ˜‹

Have you tried any Lapcos masks?

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@Shosh85, I’ve tried a couple of the Lapcos masks; and I’m pretty sure I have a variety pack I picked up at Costco earlier this year or late last year. I have the honey one you generously sent me - thank you! πŸ€— I’m saving that for late fall / winter when my skin will need that honey goodness! πŸ’›πŸ―πŸ’›πŸ― 

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L is for lemons πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹ (and this is also my yellow submission for the other week's rainbow week challenge - thank you @sonnydee🌈)

Lemons were front and center with Monday's masks!Lemons were front and center with Monday's masks!

 

Face Masks:

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avatara Light Up Face Mask is a tencel sheet mask saturated in an unscented, slightly viscous gel-like serum that is heavy on the citrus fruit extracts, including pineapple, orange, lemon and lime. Other notable ingredients include extracts of licorice root, arnica, centella asiatica, calendula, and sugar maple, along with cucumber and aloe juice and sodium hyaluronate. The mix of ingredients lends itself to the mask's brightening claims, and suggests that the mask will also be soothing and hydrating and, indeed, the mask does deliver in all those areas - brightening, soothing and hydrating. For the last couple of weeks, I've been working on mending my skin from a breakout. This mask seemed to make the hyperpigmentation appear lighter, less red, and my complexion brighter. In addition, despite the amounts of citrus extracts in this mask, my skin did not feel dry at all, but had a nice bounce to it. Overall, this is a nice mask and one I could see myself repurchasing.

Ingredients (avatara mask): from avataraskin(dot)com
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water/eau/aqua, propanediol, glycerin, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, arnica montana flower extract, ruscus aculeatus root extract, centella asiatica extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, saccharum officinarum (sugarcane) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) juice, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium hyaluronate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium pca, hydrolyzed yeast protein, sodium polyglutamate, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, panthenol, escin, ammonium glycyrrhizate, polysorbate 20, triethanolamine, citric acid, carbomer, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol
The thin lemon-slice pieces of the Kocostar Lemon Sliced Mask are fun and I typically layer these types of slices under my sheet mask, or use them on the drier parts of my face when I'm using a salicylic acid-based mask on the oilier parts. These slice masks are also nice coming out of the fridge on a warm day. When I know things will heat up temperature-wise, I'll grab a handful of the slice masks I have, place them in the fridge and then, around mid-to-late afternoon, when the weather is at its warmest, I'll grab these slice mask packs from the fridge and layer them all over myself - face, neck, arms, legs, all over. The slight cooling sensation is welcome and I get through a few more masks. πŸ˜‰ 
 
Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask is well loved by many on this thread. Where I reach for the slice masks to provide a quick cooling sensation on warm days, the YTTP Dream Mask is something I reach for on those cooler evenings when my skin could use a little extra hydration and moisture. Also, as I am prone to do with my more hydrating/moisturizing overnight masks, I like to use this beauty as a daytime moisturizer for some extra nourishment for my skin.

Lip Care:

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Sara Happ previously carried a limited edition lemonade lip scrub; it came in the jar. Since then, it's been reformulated and repackaged. Sara Happ The Lip Scrub Lemonade now comes in this tube form and it's alright. I like that this new tube format makes it easier and more convenient to dispense the scrub, but I feel like the original version in the jar was scrubbier and therefore, better at sloughing away dead skin. This new version isn't bad; the scrubs are more finely milled and softer and I feel like there are less scrubby particles. It's a very gentle exfoliation. Overall, I'm happy that there's a lemonade scrub in the lineup (the scent is nice); I just prefer the results from the original formula. 
 
INC.credible Gen Yellow Jelly Lip Balm is . . . alright. It's fine in the morning for lightly prepping the lips for product, but I wouldn't describe it as ultra-moisturizing. There's a fun component to it too in that it is said to be pH-adjusting, but I didn't really experience any change in my lip color. The balm itself is on the thinner side so it is one that I would just use as part of a morning prep routine. On its own, the balm is not going to be hydrating or moisturizing enough for most people and because of that, it's not something I'd use in my evening routine unless I was layering another more moisturizing lip balm over it, in which case, I'd just go for that moisturizing lip balm.

Youth To The People Mini Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 

INC.redible Gen Yellow Jelly Lip Balm + Nail Polish Duo 

 

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Very pretty photo, @itsfi! Great that YTTP has a mini of that mask now, too πŸ™‚

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Thank you @eshoe. It’s nice to see more products, especially masks, available in mini sizes. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚

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@itsfi   Your photos are all so charming!  And ouhhh that Avatara mask sounds wonderfully brightening and gently exfoliating! Why I’m looking for more masks is beyond me but here I am. 

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@heartsmyface, awww, thank you, hon! πŸ€— These avatara masks are nice; I’ve liked all the ones I’ve tried so far. I wish I had picked up more when I first happened upon them. 

β€œWhy I’m looking for more masks is beyond me...” It’s for science, hearts. All for science. πŸ”¬πŸ§ͺπŸ˜‰

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The vintage-looking packaging of the Kokostar mask is so appealing, @itsfi!  Sucked me in immediately (as did your entire flatlay).  And I LOVE the YTTP dream mask--it was my go-to winter moisturizer last year and I actually have one just waiting for me to start using in a month or two when the air gets colder and drier.

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@CookieGirl1, thank you for your kind words. ☺️ Oh yes, 100% agree with you - I like (and miss) the vintage packaging on the Kocostar slice masks. My recollection is that the packaging for their hand, foot and hair masks are still styled with this vintage design. Functionality is the same but there’s something visually appealing to me about the original packaging and seeing it on my table. 😍

 

I can definitely see how YTTP is a winter go to. β™₯️ Do you use it day and night? My primary winter moisturizer is a combo of belif moisturizing bomb + The Ordinary rosehip seed oil, and I’ll reach for a heavier/creamier moisturizer when needed. The YTTP is looking like it’ll be that moisturizer. 

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@itsfi I CAN use the mask as a moisturizer both day and night because it actually seems to sit well under makeup but I prefer to use it primarily at night, for the most part, unless my skin is extremely dry. 

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That makes sense @CookieGirl1. It is very nourishing. πŸ’›

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@itsfi  Such a great picture, as usual! Yellow is such a cheerful color πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ‹

The Avatara mask sounds wonderful! Glad it could help calm and brighten! Love that you got an added bonus of bouncy-ness πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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Awww, thank you @Shosh85! πŸ€— Yellow puts a smile on my face. πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Bouncy skin is something I like more and more with each passing day. 😍

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I feel the same way @itsfi love the flavor of the scrub,, but wish it didn't melt so fast

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