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Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Hey ladies-

 

After starting yet another mask trying spree, it occurred to me that it might be a great idea to have one thread with our common knowledge of various masks in one place- a BT guide to masks if you'd like.  We have the swatch board for makeup, but nothing like that for skincare.

 

If you submit a mask, please include the following:

  • Name of mask
  • Type of mask (rinse-off, peel-off, etc)
  • What type of skin you have
  • Your experience with it
  • Do you recommend it? To whom?
  • And is there anything else a BTer should know?

I'll get started here in a minute...

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

-Yes To Tomatoes Clearing Facial Mask

-Rinse off

-Combination (can be really dry in the winter but can be a little oily in summer)

-This is my favorites mask, dries up acne and helps blemishes heal faster, reduces redness (use at night can sometimes make your face look a little bit red when you scrub it off), helps with texture, and leaves face softer. I also use it as a spot treatment.

-I highly recommend this to teenagers, or anyone with any bumps (if it doesn't dry it up, it'll bring it to a head). Also good for adult women, my mother has taken a liking to it (and she doesn't like anything).

- It can give a slight tingle/burn if you exfoliate well before using it. I don't mind it, but I used my Clarisonic first and then applied it. It really didn't phase me but may bother some people. I also think it lightened a couple spots, but I don't think that is a normal occurrence. 

NGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Maris LimusExtract (Sea Silt Extract), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Maris Aqua(Sea Water), Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Juice, Gluconolactone, Ceteareth- 33, Sodium Ethylhexyl Sulfate, Algae Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Lactic Acid, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Capsicum Annuum Extract, Calcium Gluconate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

I love using masks! Lemme give you guys a rec for a mask I've been using for awhile now.

Name of mask: My Beauty Diary Aloe Mask
Type of mask (rinse-off, peel-off, etc): Facial Sheet Mask [They say you can rub it in, but I always rinse-off, just because I'm prone to breakouts]

Ingredients: Purified water, Propylene-Glycol, 1.3-Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic-Acid, Algae-Yeast complex, Milk protein, Glycerine, Nanospheres, Aloe Extract, Mulberry, Albumin, Collagen, Kiwi, Bearberry, Lemon, Rosehip, L-Ascorbic acid, Bio-active Silanols, Mucopolysaccharides, Vitamin E Acetate, Squalane, Methyl Paraben, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Dimethicone, Tween-20, Lactamide
What type of skin you have: Acne prone; Combination skin
Your experience with it: I use this mask whenever I feel like I need some extra hydration. It's never given me a breakout and my skin always feels refreshed and more supple after I use it. It's a great mask for the winter time, especially after a long day spent out in the snow. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and a bunch of other very moisturizing ingredients. Definitely one of my favorite masks!
Do you recommend it? To whom?

I recommend it to anyone who needs a mask for unwinding, it works for all skin types, in my opinion, and it's very soothing. Especially recommended toward people with acne prone skin like myself, it's non-irritating and the benefits from this mask have really helped my skin.
And is there anything else a BTer should know?

For those of you with more sensitive skin, I recommend that you rinse the mask off after use, even if the instructions say that you should rub the essence in. The serum should have sunk in either way, so rinsing it off is fine! 

Facial sheet masks are tricky because they're supposed to be "One size fits all." Bear in mind that these masks are circular in shape and not as wide as most facial sheet masks. 

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Name of Mask: NUDE Miracle Mask

Price/Availability: $48, at Sephora

Type: Rinse-Off

My skin: Sensitive and prone to redness. Combination, on the dry side.

My experience: Directions say to apply to your whole face and massage for 1 minute, leave on for 5 minutes, and rinse off. There are little exfoliating beads that are very gentle, even for my sensitive skin. My skin felt softer after use, but that's about it. I was hoping this would help buff away the cluster of whiteheads on my chin, but it didn't do anything after a few weeks of biweekly usage.

Do you recommend? Yes and no. See below.

Who should use it? If you want gentle exfoliation and that's it, this is for you. The mask experience was good and it's okay for sensitive skin types. I gave the rest to my friend, and he loved how soft it made his skin.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Starletta, I just read through this entire thread, as, I'm on the lookout for a mask to try that I'll hopefully like on the first go. This has been sooo helpful. Thank you, everyone! Starletta...you have really taken one for the team trying all these masks, junkie or not! Smiley Very Happy

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Thanks for digging this thread up Lilahtov!  I've also read through, and now have a new list of must try's.  I'm a skin care/mask junkie, and can't wait to try some of these!

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

@lilahtov could not have put it better. I'm obsessed with masks and this is my perfect playground! Thank you @starletta8

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Awesome thread! Adding things to my loves list. 

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Thanks Starletta8, this is fantastic!

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Yes to cucumbers calming facial mask.   Rinse off mask.  I have super oily, acne prone skin that can get red.  This is AMAZING.  Not to be gross, but pop a zit and spot treat them with this, 30 minutes later it is nearly gone.  No joke.  Sometimes I'll take an hour nap with it on as a spot treatment.  LOVE.

 

 

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Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Name of mask: Murad Blackhead and pore clearing duo

Type: rinse-off (after you let it sit, then scrub a bit)

Type of skin: combination/dry

My experience: This is not meant to go all over your face, only to the spots that have blackheads. I have been applying it exclusively to my nose.  I do notice that my blackheads are not as pronounced as they were.  This will probably be something that will need to be continued on a periodic basis to maintain.  Also, the duo comes with a "sealer" that is supposed to prevent more blackheads from occuring.  

Recommend? Based on the price point and the fact that my pores seemed more visible (and there fore much bigger), I would say skip unless you have a lot of visible blackheads and small pores

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