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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ 2023 Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–



Welcome to the 2023 Mask of the Week Challenge! 
We love hearing about every masking experience, on or off-theme, and suggestions are always welcome.

Letter of the Week: F

Theme: Body Exfoliators & Masks 


This Year's Schedule:


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, 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!

2022 Mask of the Week Challenge

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masksπŸ’—

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E is for e.l.f. JellyPop Watermelon Glitter Face Mask 


I really like this one.  It’s this gorgeous pink creamy mask.  It smells sweet and as I put it around my mouth a sweet taste came through.


This is a hydration, plumping mask. 

I left it on for 15 minutes.  I had no reaction to it.  It is removed after 15 minutes with warm water.  

My face was soft, smooth, plumped and bright.  I think this was a special offer as I don’t see it offered on their website now.

 This is one I would repurchase.




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bubble it up 




I thoroughly enjoyed this mask, it was pink and bubbled up pink foam.

Fit was great and the best part,, no bubbles in my eyes or mouth!! 

The scent imo was artificial fruit, not specifically peach, more of a mixture of artificial fruit, it wasn't bad at all.

I left it on for 15 minutes, then washed it off with a wet makeup eraser 

My skin felt so soft and hydrated.
I think I actually liked this mask better than any of my bubble masks from a bottle. 

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From a couple of weeks ago, we have some "C" themes masking with some clay, collagen and Crème Shop:



The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask 2.03 oz/ 60 mL was a sample-turned-purchase. It is similar to alpyn beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask 1.7 oz / 50 mL, in shade and consistency - which is quite complex. In the pink clay base is a blend of both tiny, clear exfoliating granules (hydrated silica, a form of silicone dioxide or sand) and β€œmicronized blueberry seed powder.” There are visible blueberry seeds, which add to its beauty. Alpyn’s peel also uses hydrated silica, blueberry and bamboo powder, and a blend of AHA/BHA acids. A side by side comparison shows 39 ingredients for the GR, and an impressive 61 for Alpyn’s mask. The Alpine also has a whopping 24 fruit/seed extracts, including Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Extract, which can be irritating for those with sensitive skin. GR has only 8 extracts, which may be the reason it does not come with a 5-minute warning. While I love the Huckleberry Peel, setting my timer is a must; otherwise my skin graduates to a warm, scarlet hue. Both leave my skin feeling softened, but for ease of use, I opted to replenish with this rather than the Alpyn when I finished my jar.

Alpyn's Peel Close Up 

Comparison of FS and DS jar productComparison of FS and DS jar product


Next up was the JayJun Collagen Skin Fit Mask. This was a two-step mask that includes a jelly-esque hyaluronic acid essence. I think this is a brilliant pairing, as masking for me is all about boosting that hydration level - something this helps to accomplish. The squishy soft and lush sheet mask had a plastic-y floral scent, was oversize. I left it on for a full 30 minutes, and found a slight residual tack once removed. I applied the essence, an unscented, thicker gel, which absorbed quickly and felt  cool on my skin. This is a mask I would pick up again, save for the slightly unpleasant sheet scent, it worked well for my skin.



The Crème Shop Gentle Cutie Hydrogel Under Eye Patches were very moisturising and cute, to boot. I typically do not spring for single-use eye patches for myself, but these were too cute to pass up.


Finally, the fresh Rose Petal-Soft Deep Hydration Lip Balm 0.3 oz/ 10g is one of my favourites (thank you @quspork!), in regular rotation and I am pretty certain I will find it into my cart again after I finish this little jar.       

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@eshoe  Oh what a wonderful masking session πŸ₯³. I too enjoyed the Glow Recipe mask!

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We seem to like a few of the same skincare products, @Cissy63 πŸ™ŒπŸΌ This one is so gentle for what it does!

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Oh yes, you are so right @eshoe πŸ˜ƒ

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Perhaps I’m cheating with the letter of the week, E, but I’m going with β€œescargot,” French for snail.


If my memory serves me correctly, I believe these were both gifted to me by @itsfi   - Thank you so very much! I enjoyed them greatly.


Facetory: Oh my goodness, Rejuvenating Snail mask


It fit pretty well for a Factory mask (it was a little large, but not terrible). It smelled fresh (aloe, witch hazel), and the fabric was nice and soft and clung closely to my skin. I kept it on about 20 minutes. In addition to the snail secretion filtrate, it also has hyaluronic acid and shea butter. I found it nice and hydrating, which was a great treat for my parched winter skin.


Snail Essence Cleanse Moisture Black Mask (from Bisutang).


I don’t think I had ever use a mask from this brand before, but I’m really impressed. I don’t understand the description or ingredients from the packaging, but I imagine it must have some type of snail essence/mucin. The fit was essentially perfect, although I tend to love the fit of charcoal masks in general. My skin was left feeling clean and purified, but it still felt hydrated. I love masks that cleanse my skin but aren’t drying (perfect for winter).



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@PrettyPaint   Snail mucin is soothing. 😊 But my mind goes back to my childhood on Christmas Eve.  My grandma making snails in tomato sauce.  When you took the lid off the pot, they were all under the lid.  She had to shake the pot to get them back in the sauce.  I didn’t eat it then and not now either πŸ₯΄

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What a cute little snail on the front of the Factory mask, @PrettyPaint! Both sounds like they gave your skin some well-deserved love ❀️ 

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This will not come as a surprise, but I’m a little biased here as I think an E for escargot theme is perfectly fitting for the letter of the week @PrettyPaint. Loooove it! β™₯️ The Bisutang mask claims to be cleansing and moisturizing. I did a translation and snail mucin extract is included in the INCI list, albeit near the end. 🐌 Great to hear these snail masks work out for you!


Speaking of snail mucin, I heard on the news that there’s some place, relatively close to me, that has a β€œspa treatment” with snails. Ummmm…. I love me my snail mucin / extract products but I dunno if that’s something I would do. Gonna have to research that a whole lot more, but my knee jerk reaction was β€œI think snail mucin and I get along better from a distance.” πŸ˜† 

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From last week I didn’t have any opposite masks.  So I chose this Rice Facial Sheet Mask from Dermal. 

It was a good mask.  The sheet was thin but held a lot of milky thin serum.  There wasn’t any extra in the pouch


Rice it says, β€œ is known to glow skin”, β€œintensively cares it clear and softens texture β€œ .


The fit wasn’t bad.  There were several separations along the edges to make a better fit.  The eyes needed a bit of added separation.   It didn’t slide around .  It stayed secure for the 20 minutes I left it on.


 I had no skin issues during or after my use.


There was some tackiness left , but it absorbed within a few minutes.   

Afterwards my skin was soft and felt smooth.  Into the next day it still felt soft and smooth. I don’t think I could say it was glowing.  But I was pleased with it and would repurchase.




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@Cissy63 sheet masks that give some genuine 'glow' are far and few between. Thankfully the hydration factor was there! And it looks like your session fits right in - D for Dermal! 

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@Cissy63, I like rice based skincare products. πŸ˜ƒ They’re good to my skin. Glad to hear this one worked well for you. Dermal has done some rebranding and I think they have more lines of sheet mask, like this Superfood series. I don’t recall whether I’ve tried the rice one but others I’ve tried from the line have been good. Will be interested to hear if you have a favorite among the collection.

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Dang it, lost my post, so here’s an abridged, grumpy version! 

Needed some TLC today because (a) it’s Complexion focus on the Makeup Challenge of the Week and (b) I’ve been neglecting my skincare and it’s starting to catch up with me.


I checked this thread for the theme and looked at my mask shelf and landed on May Lindstrom’s The Clean Dirt: D for Dirt and opposites of Clean/Dirt. It fizzes up in the bowl and has a warm, spicy scent. It’s gritty and dried on the face. I applied on with the back of the spoon and then let it sit and used the grit for exfoliating when I rinsed off. I followed with a hydrating skin routine and will let it breathe for a bit before any makeup. Also used the Grande Cosmetics GrandePOUT Plumping Lip Mask .

From ML Website: An energizing blend of cleansing clays, warming spices, and restorative salts lifts impurities while a surge of H20-activated Vitamin C encourages cellular rejuvenation and undeniable luminosity. 

Our original powder-to-mousse cult favorite transforms and refines the skin’s appearance and functionality through impressively-effective exfoliation. This stimulating treatment reduces congestion, discoloration, and post-acne marks, leaving you velvety smooth and gorgeously radiant.


Okay, well now I’m grumpier because my pics won’t post! 😞



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Oh wow, @sister13 - that May Windstorm mask sound extremely intriguing. Not just the warm, spicy scent, but the powder to mousse aspect. Time to head over to the Detox Market to see if it is available to test out. Thank you for the review!

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@sister13 Ooh the dirt mask sounds amazing minus the Vit C!

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@sister13  What did you think about it?  It’s sounds different.  Oh a warm spicy scent sounds wonderful.  

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How do you like the ML mask? The description sounds interesting @sister13 

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I really like it! I forgot about combining it with May’s The Honey Mud, which honestly has the best scent (to me) of any skincare product I’ve ever used! The Clean Dirt starts out as a dry, grainy powder and you mix it with water. It foams up into a mousse texture. It tingles a little and has some chemical exfoliation, (I think) but also physical exfoliation when you rinse off and massage in. This one is a bit lighter than The Problem Solver, which you generally want to apply when you’re planning to shower, because that one’s a bit more challenging to remove and easier and less messy I’m the shower. ML recommends to apply to face and then when you rinse off, to massage neck and chest too. Overall, all of her products have incredible, unique and relaxing/uplifting scents! @lmaster @Cissy63 

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Thank you for the info!! @sister13 

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