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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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2021 Mask of the Week Challenge



2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

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2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   

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

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Love it @sonnydee! β™₯️ The enabling is alive and well! πŸ˜‚ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi Houttuynia cordata is one of my skin's favorite ingredients. I always call it heartleaf. πŸ™‚ Anyway, this mask sounds like a winner! So does the lip balm! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne, it, mugwort, madecassoside and cica seem to be ones that work well together for soothing, calming and being an anti-inflammatory. I need to look to see if I have a serum or essence with all those ingredients in them.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

This morning I reached into my bin of one-off sheet masksβ€”those I bought only one of, or received just one as GWP, or got one of as a gift from someoneβ€”and blindly pulled this one. It happens to fit this week’s letters theme, so… 


F = β€œfirst treatment” and fermentation: Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mask. 


Now this is a mask I'm glad I only had one of.Now this is a mask I'm glad I only had one of.



Claims: Brightens skin and reduces signs of aging (specifically wrinkles). 


Ingredients: I’ve had this mask for a while but put off using it because it contains kava kava (piper methysticum) and acetic acid, 2 things I’m not keen to add to my face. The latter is near the end of the list, thank goodness, but the former is higher up than I’d like. 


Misshia spotlights the 2 yeast ferments in this mask, but there’s lots of other good stuff hereβ€”much of which has more scientific proof of efficacy than yeast ferment. I see lots of anti-inflammatories: licorice root, purslane, ulmus davidiana root, cassia alata (candle tree), cica, chamomile, rosemary leaf extract, and phellodendron amurense (aka amur cork tree) bark which is also anti-bacterial, particularly against acne-causing bacteria. All these skin soothers make me feel a bit better about the 2 not-so-great ingredients I mentioned earlier. 


Also present are several hydrators: ulmus davidiana, beet root, raffinose, sodium hyaluronate, zinc PCA (which can also help control oil production), glycerin, and lactic acid. I’m guessing amaranth seed is here as an emollient moisturizer. Skin brightening arbutin is quite high on the list. I wish wrinkle fighting adenosine was also higher, but I’m glad to see it included at all. 


Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Water, Propanediol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Arbutin, Polyquaternium-51, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Raffinose, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Acetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, Betaine, Sodium Metabisulfite, Phenoxyethanol 

Performance: This mask comes in 2 thick, soft, cotton pieces. The top piece needed eyehole trimming at the inner corners but fit fine elsewhere. The bottom piece stretched enough to cover my whole jaw, but it had an attached neck piece. Rarely do attached neck pieces work for me, and this one was much too short to cover more than maybe 1 inch of my neckβ€”and I have a very short neck. I cut the neck piece off and wrapped it around my neck. It didn’t want to stay put no matter how still I kept my head, so I had to re-attach one or both ends every couple minutes. β€œF U” theme, indeed. 🀣🀬


Both sheet pieces were fully saturated in serum that smelled faintly of very diluted white vinegar. I’m surprised there wasn’t any serum left in either section of the sleeve. I wore the whole mask for 25 minutes before getting completely fed up with the neck piece and yanking it off. I removed the rest of the mask a couple minutes later and spent just 1-2 minutes massaging residual serum into my skin, with no pilling afterward and very slight tack. 


Results: Mildly brighter and moderately hydrated skin. My face wasn't plumply hydrated, so I could still see plenty of fine lines. But my skin didn't feel dry. The pores in my oily zone (on and around my nose) looked a bit smaller and softer. This mask did nothing for my surface redness, despite all its included skin soothers. I had to apply my COSRX cica serum to address that. 


Overall, this mask was quite underwhelming. Maybe I expected too much because of various good ingredients, I dunno… I’ve never used Missha’s cult favorite Time Revolution essence, so I certainly had no expectations based on that. I guess I'd eventually see results if I used this mask 3 times a week for at least 2 months but nope, not doing that when I have so many better masks to choose from. I’m very surprised I didn’t get any noticeable soothing/anti-inflammation action from this mask. 

Still, I can’t call this mask a total pass because it did brighten and hydrate. Hmm… have you ever tried a hyped-up wine and thought β€œit tastes okay but it’s not Earth shattering… I’ve had restaurant house/table wine better than this”? That’s this mask. 79-80 points on the wine tasting scale. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne what a let down!! Sorry you had a blah experience

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Well I saw your photo and thought, "Oooooh - this is going to be good!" And then your caption, and my heart sank. First, this is the first I've heard of a two-part cotton mask, I believe. That seems like it might not work too well, and....sounds like nope, it didn't (also, those letters) πŸ˜•


I just started using the Essence, and thanks to your review, I will not bother with the mask. What a disappointment. Also, I just ordered some color-coding dots to better organizing my rotation, and thought of you πŸ™‚

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe The 2-part mask would've worked much better had the bottom part not had that dang attached neck piece. Once I cut that off, I had a 3-part mask and began questioning my life choices after the 4th time that 3rd (neck) part tried to escape. 


I hope the Time Revolution essence works out for you! And I'd love to see your color coded rotation solution! That sounds like a great way to organize! πŸ™‚ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

I would *think* that a mask with an added neck part would benefit from the extra β€˜attachment’ of the top part, @WinglessOne. It just seems like gravity would work at pulling the bottom half down on its own, if that makes any sense. The natural contour of the face would also help prevent slippage, you know? 

I think designating a color for the type of mask/product I use will help me see at a glance where I need to amend or modify my routine. @haleyvvvv has a daily schedule that besides you, also inspired me to set up a more consistent routine. Right now it’s very loosely Sun/Mon = detox mask, and that’s it. I feel like I could be doing more or at least a better job with pinpointing what my skin needs by now, and hope 🀞🏼this will help!



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

This is very kind, @eshoe!! It's all about what your skin needs, and mine likes a routine; and also to not think too hard about which mask for which day/need. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

It's a shame this one was underwhelming, @WinglessOne

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@quspork Eh, at least it saves me $7-10 USD on another single of this mask. πŸ‘ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Absolutely, @WinglessOne - always better to spend that money on something better performing!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne That's disappointing - I feel like I have had weirdly high expectations when I've seen this mask floating around as well. It's hard with a sheet mask - you want instant results - not something you have to use for weeks to see 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Kim888 Right? If I wanted a serious longterm results commitment with a mask serum, I'd skip the mask part and just buy the bottled serum. πŸ˜„ 

hahahhaπŸ˜‚ I thought the same thing about this week's lett...

hahahhaπŸ˜‚ I thought the same thing about this week's letters F and U and also my mask last night. this is a good week to use your one-offs binπŸ˜‰@WinglessOne

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@sonnydee Hopefully I'll find a Fabulous Underrated mask in my one-offs for this week's theme, instead of another F U mask. 🀣

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Hopefully 🀞@WinglessOne

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  It's too bad this one was unimpressive! I have a couple "Time Revolution" masks to try sometime, but now I kinda feel a little less excited about getting to them. Glad you only had the one! I still have packs of 10 that I wish I had never bought! 😬

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 Aw, maybe you'll have better luck with your Time Revolution masks than I did with this one! I remember seeing a Time Revolution Night Somethingorother variety somewhere, but I don't have that one. Anyway, here's hoping Time Revolution works better for you than it did for me! 


Unusable 5- or 10-packs are the danger (for me) of buying at TJM/Marshalls. I've given away so many masks from boxes I bought in-store. When I find someone who likes a mask that didn't work for me, that person usually gets any of that mask I have left. πŸ˜„ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  Yup, I have the Night Repair Probio Ampoule Mask and the Artemisia Jelly Mask. The Night Repair one is what I'm most excited to try - I thought "probio" sounded good (even though I have no idea what the skincare benefits are, haha!.... I guess it's time to Google πŸ˜‰) Plus the packaging looked pretty, and that always lures me in πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‰

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne Great review of mask.  I totally understand what you mean regarding high expectations of products or food only to be let down after trying it.  Well at least you were able to identify a few benefits of the mask.  Your product reviews are fabulous!