Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask ($48) is a hydrating cream mask that addresses dry, dull skin by restoring moisture to your skin and leaving it dewy and well hydrated. According to the brand it contains Vitamin C and E as well as sodium hyaluronate along with moisturizing ceramides and antioxidants to soothe, calm, cool, and intensely hydrate stressed out, dehydrated, drier skin.
Sounds perfect for me since I suffer from duller, tired looking skin no matter what I do and more moisture is always the key to making it look lively again! Apparently, it doesn’t only hydrate but also contains ingredients to gently exfoliate your skin.
It was a little expensive at $48 for 2.25 oz but I purchased it anyway after hearing a good deal of positive feedback from people that have tried it.
Summer Fridays merely offer one single product which is this Jet Lag Mask and if the brand plans to extend their skincare range at some point is a mystery to me but the sole product they do offer is an interesting one, to say the least. The product was launched by two lifestyle/beauty bloggers who I’m not terribly familiar with but I’m always interested in what my fellow bloggers are creating. I’ve always wanted to create some sort of miraculous skincare product or awesome makeup collection but I’m too much of a perfectionist to do so and likely would never be happy with the end result enough to actually bring it to an audience.
According to the brand, this contains both Vitamin C and Niacinamide and there is a lot of debate of the two can be combined and if they’d render each other useless if used together or if they’d be too strong and create an adverse reaction when used on sensitive skin. I’m so not a chemist but from my understanding, if the ingredients are combined correctly you can safely use them together. I assume Summer Fridays has done all the research on this and has made the combination of the two stable and effective to be used together in one formula. Both should remain very stable since this packaging is opaque and in a squeeze tube which prevents light from getting to it and bacteria will have a hard time penetrating the tube as you aren’t exposing the contents to the open air.
Sadly, there are a few ingredients in this mix that should be addressed first and foremost which are cornmint, peppermint, and orange oil. I’m not familiar with cornmint but peppermint and orange oil are sensitizing. Some reviews I’ve read reported the combination of those oils produced a tingle but I didn’t feel any tingle. They do give the product a fresh, minty smell which I found very pleasant but sensitive users might not love. The good news is these oils are very low on the list of ingredients. It has some great antioxidants including many different ceramides as well as sodium hyaluronate that will hydrate, smooth, and also help to retain moisture.
The mask works in either of three ways. You can apply a thin layer and leave it on overnight which is what I do or you can apply a thin layer and sit around for 20 to 30 minutes and either rinse it off or tissue it off. At this price, I felt it was best used as a leave on mask as rinsing it off seems terribly wasteful and I also experienced better results leaving it on. However, if you do decide to use it as nighty mask I would suggest using a tissue to remove it as you can gently pat the remaining into your skin which will get you better benefits. It’s also easier than rinsing it off as the mask is creamy and emollient which makes it a little harder to remove completely. I really liked they recommended using this not only on your face but also under your eyes. It did feel very hydrating in this area!
It’s quite thick, creamy, and very so slightly emollient. It feels heavenly on my skin and very lux. I just felt like I was treating myself to a spa for my face! It felt really, really lovely going on. It absorbs quickly without being greasy or oily and has a very hydrating texture.
Sadly, aside from moisture, I didn’t experience any other incredible benefits from the mask. I wouldn’t say my skin appeared brighter or my dullness was lessened nor did I feel like my skin was plumped or plush after using it. It feels amazing on my skin and quite hydrating but I did expect better benefits at near $50 for such a smaller size skincare product.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is an interesting launch that would be even more interesting if it did all it said it can do. The formula feels very luxurious and quite hydrating but the benefits are simply not there and the addition of ingredients like peppermint oil will be a big turn off for sensitive users.
I’m currently questioning if I’d buy this again and it’s a toss-up for me as I liked how hydrating it was but I’m sadly quite disappointed I didn’t experience more.
Guess I’m on to the next great skincare pick!
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Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is a $48 leave on or rinse off facial mask that’s 2.25 oz in size. The formula promises to brighten, hydrate, and ease dullness while plumping and smooth dry, dehydrated skin. In my experience, it felt very hydrating and left my skin quite nicely moisturized but overall, many of the benefits it promises it failed to deliver on and proved a little costly for the one trick it did perform.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phyalis Angulate Extract, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Arginine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mentha Arvensis (Cornmint) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange)Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract.
- Anyone who has money to burn on skincare.
- Anyone seeking hydration but not necessarily a host of other benefits.
- Contains sensitizing oils such as peppermint and orange oil.
- A one trick pony that delivers moisture but nothing more.
- Quite expensive for a small size especially if you’re removing it versus using it as a leave on mask.
Honestly, if you have money to burn this is a great product to throw some cash at. It hydrates well and it feels like my face is taking a day at the spa!