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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ 2024 Masking Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

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Welcome to the 2024 Masking Challenge! 

 

This year is going to be a little different - simplified. Easy. Every month will have a new theme, and that's it. Feel free to join in whenever and wherever. Most importantly - have fun!


Spring Fling - Baskets and bouquets, showers of much-anticipated rain...this month's focus is herbal and floral sensory delights ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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JanuaryFresh Starts - Time for a re-set, or morning masking? However you see it, this month is all about new beginnings.
FebruaryWinter Love - Whether it's a mask you adore, or something extra-special to care for dry winter skin, this month is for some soothing TLC.
MarchMarch Madness - Competition is in the air! Find a $ dupe of a $$$ mask that is share-worthy? Or find a dupe that works even better than the original? Details, please!
AprilSpring Fling - Baskets and bouquets, showers of much-anticipated rain...this month's focus is herbal and floral sensory delights.
MayDew Drops - May Day lore says to wash your face in the dew you collect in the morning of the first day of May for radiant skin. This month is for absorbing all of that good-for-you H2O.
JuneSummer Sunshine - Ice cream, sunglasses, SPF, check! Once the sun is down (or before it's up), extra care is most necessary. How do you give your skin cooling repair?

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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!

2023 Mask of the Week Challenge

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2022 Mask of the Week Challenge

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2021 Mask of the Week Challenge

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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 masks๐Ÿ’—

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Extremely tacky might be a little too much for my liking, @Kim888. Although the lemony tea scent sounds quite pleasant!  

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Kim888  Darn sorry to hear it was so tacky! 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Kim888  Oh, that's too bad the serum didn't absorb well - sounds like it'd be a perfect mask otherwise! Both the scent and the serum sound great!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Whoa @Kim888, still tacky after an hour?! Do you think the tack would go away or at least be toned down if you followed up with a moisturizer or the rest of your skincare?

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi @I did try that but it did not interact with well with the moisturizer I used and ended up being super thick and sticky. I did use the belief one so maybe a thicker cream and not a gel like one would have worked 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Kim888, oh, that is not good! Interesting point on a gel vs. cream moisturizer. ๐Ÿค”

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

The scent sounds so good!! Sorry the tack factor was a nuisance!! @Kim888 

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I had to jump on here for my favorite theme! The odd ingredient for today is Salmon Egg extract. ๐ŸŸ

 

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Foreverskin Salmon Soothing Mask

 

Material:

Thin cotton

 

Serum:

Clear, slightly viscous

 

Scent:

Typical sheet mask scent

 

Fit:

Great fit and super comfortable- just a little long at the chin

 

Wear Time:

Half hour

 

Tack:

Light tack that stuck around for about a half hour

 

Results:

Soft and smooth skin that was lightly hydrated and noticeably brighter.

 

Repurchase?

This one was nice and I'd definitely use again, but because the whitening version had the same great results without the alcohol, I'd be more likely to just pick up that one.

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Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Shosh85  

I proposed this one to my husband as one we should pick up next and his response was that we should just go all out and have a whole salmon meal out of it. I'm not sure I'm on board with having salmon eggs but the mask, yes. 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

This has me pining for some fresh sushi, @Shosh85 ๐Ÿ˜‹ Love the fit and results, sounds like a great masking session!

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@Shosh85 love the packaging!! ๐ŸŸ I'm with ya on choosing one without alcohol, sounds awesome

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@lmaster Yeah, I'm not a big fan of alcohol in skincare, especially when it's that high up in the ingredients - I also don't feel like alcohol belongs in anything that's marketed as "soothing" ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€

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@Shosh85 

The results sound good. It's also making me hungry.

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@elleb810  Haha! Yeah, I got a little hungry just reading off the ingredients - besides Salmon this also has garlic, rosemary, basil and a couple different kinds of fruit! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Shosh85 Oooh what an interesting ingredient for the theme! Glad to hear it worked out for you!

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@Kim888  It was great! It seems like skincare with the weirdest/oddest ingredients have always worked the best for me! 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Shosh85, this is one of my favorite themes as well - I love seeing what odd or unique sheet masks are shared, especially the ones you find. Odd that the other version doesn't include alcohol but this one does. I wonder if it's because an ingredient or a series of ingredients in the other version somehow needs something like an alcohol as a preservative? Hmmm... ๐Ÿค”

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi  Not sure if there's a "reason" for alcohol to be in this one, but when it comes to "soothing," alcohol is the last ingredient I think of. ๐Ÿค”

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@Shosh85, yeah, I do think that many alcohols in skincare are drying and it doesn't make sense to include it in a sheet mask geared towards soothing. There's also good alcohols, though I suspect that is not the type that was included in the other salmon sheet mask. 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

T is for Tardy as I meant to post these last week - S for Superfood, specifically olive / olive oil 

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I had one of these in my sheet mask rotation for the last few weeks, but just now getting around to posting my thoughts on how they perform on their own as well as in comparison to one another. 

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Mask:Barulab OliveJLo Beauty That Limitless GlowLeaders Mediterranean Olive Brightening MaskWinner:
Claim(s):Moisturizing, nourishing and firmingVisibly tightens, firms and hydrates skin (not sure why "brightening" isn't included in the claim with the name of the mask being "That Limitless Glow"BrighteningOn just the claims alone, hard to pick a winner since I think it would depend on skin type. 
Material:100% vegan friendly, 100% natural plant-extract sheet 2-piece cotton with ear loopsCoconut Gel,  Bio-celluloseLeaders; the ear loops on the JLo masks were the best ones I've tried but I'm not a fan of them in general.
Where's the key ingredient (olive or olive-derived ingredients) on the INCI list?:10th (1,000ppm)Olive or olive- derived ingredients are listed as the 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, and 18th ingredients.16th Just on where the ingredients fall on the INCI list alone (can't tell ppm of the JLo and Leaders masks), JLo mask
Adherence:GoodGoodGood3-way tie
Fit:Standard sheet mask fitLarger than standard sheet mask; adjustments neededGood; only minor adjustments to openings for eyes and mouth neededLeaders
Essence:clear, thin-ish, watery essence; lots of itlight, milky, lotion-seruminfused in the sheetJLo
Scent:Like a sheet maskSoft, barely noticeable scentLight, fresh3-way tie
Performance:FineWore comfortably, even the ear loopsWore wellTie: JLo + Leaders
Tack / Stickiness after 30 minutes of wear?:SlightNoneSlight stickinessJLo
Results:Skin looked fresh-faced, felt hydratedSoft, smooth, hydrated and nourished skin with a lit from within glow. Slight firmness / tight-ness to under eye areaSkin feels lightly moisturized and looks a little brighterJLo
Price:$2 or $18/$19 for pack of 10$18 or $48 for pack of 3$6 or $54 for pack of 10 (through Leaders site)Barulab for lowest price point (thought that doesn't tell the story). 
Repurchase?:NahYes, if on saleIf it were included in a variety pack, maybe, but probably not on its ownTie: JLo + Leaders, though there are conditions to the repurchase of each
Other Thoughts:For those interested, this mask is 100% vegan. This falls under "filler mask" category though I think there are better performing filler masks out there.Surprised that I liked this one as much as I do, though I am not at all sure why there's carmine in this mask.One of the better performing coconut gel, bio-cellulose masks out there, in that you can feel the serum on your skin. The acai version remains my favorite from the line.JLo
Overall Ranking:3rd1st2ndJLo
 
And the winner is . . . 

JLo Beauty That Limitless Glow Sheet Mask 

The battle of the olive masks goes to Team JLo. This is a spendy mask, at least for me. ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ That alone doesn't mean it isn't repurchase-worthy; I'd consider picking up a pack of 3 during a sale, but I would probably save them for a special occasion or when I want to pamper my skin. Those with dry or very dry skin could be very happy with this mask. 

 

Re: ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

@itsfi 

Woah. Surprised that the JLO mask came out on tops. I have heard good things about her line so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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