I love face masks. There’s just something glamorous about them. Of course, there are practical benefits too. Like clearing your skin, firming and tightening, and even smoothing, brightening, and hydrating. Truly, there is a mask for all seasons. However, the main problem I have with most face masks is that they just take too much time! For instance, some masks can take up to 20 minutes, and that doesn’t even take the time to apply or remove into consideration! Not to mention the time to cleanse your skin first. You’re easily in for a 30 minute commitment. As much as I love lying around with my hair in a towel and cucumbers over my eyes while waiting for a face mask to dry like a Hollywood Starlet, I just can’t make that happen every week. Now, the new Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask throws that hurdle right out the window!
The Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask (a new skincare product brought to us by influencers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland) is everything I love in a mask. It comes out of the cornflower blue tube like a thick lotion or body cream, but slowly transforms into silk on your skin. It has a very slight hint of mint scent, but it’s faint and not at all overwhelming. And although it reminds me of the scene in Mean Girls where they give Regina peppermint foot cream as a face cream and say all they’ve “done is make her face smell like a foot”, this mask definitely does not smell like feet. It is even 2.25 oz, making it TSA carry on compliant, in case actual jet lag is in your future!
Of course, my favorite thing about this mask is that you don’t have to remove it! Just put it on and go to sleep! Ahhh. I love waking up with better skin while giving minimal effort. Plus, I love the name and marketing campaign. I used to work for an Advertising Agency and we had Summer Fridays. It was one of the best benefits I’ve ever had. Nothing like getting off work at noon on Friday when the weather is perfect and the weekend seems endless. So, if I can give a little bit of this time off and hopeful Summer Friday feeling to my skin, I’m in!
After applying the mask at night, I woke up the next morning very pleased with the results. My skin still felt smooth and fresh without any breakouts or feeling oily. Sometimes when I use extra hydrating products at night I wake up so slick and shiny. But this was definitely not the case! I was very impressed. Lately I feel like I just can’t get enough hydration in my skin. It doesn’t matter how much water I drink or how much lotion I apply!
At $48 a tube, the Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask (available at summerfridays.com and Sephora) is a bit expensive. However, you need such a tiny bit of cream for a full application, that I can totally see this tube lasting forever.
Although their animal testing stance is that “Animals are for loving, never for testing. Let’s all watch a cute cat video now.”, here is a picture of my puppy enjoying that Summer Friday feeling instead. Enjoy!
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