These types of reviews are for skincare items and how they work (or not) for me. I don’t like to go into too much detail since skincare is so personal and subjective. I’m not a professional and am not responsible for any outcomes you have if you try this product.
Name: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Cost: $25 mini/$48 full-size
Size: 1 oz/28 g mini; 2.25 oz/64 g full-size
Packaging: Outer packaging is a non-excessive cardboard box. Mask comes in plastic squeeze tube with a twist-off top.
Best Skin types to use it: Normal, dry, oily, combination.
First five ingredients: Water, Caprylic /Capric Triglyceride, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer. The brand’s website shows the same. Check full ingredients list in both places to determine potential allergens.
Fragrance: Artificial fragrance free but these are the last 5 ingredients which I feel contribute to the light fragrance of the mask: cornmint oil, peppermint oil, orange peel oil, limonene, and cucumber fruit extract.
Claims: This uber-dewy, hydrating mask is non-comedogenic and soothes thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping it in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts. Skin looks instantly renewed, radiant, and ready for anything. Combats puffy, inflamed, over-worked skin.
My Skin Info
Type: Combination oily (oily t-zone, normal everywhere else), acne-prone
Concerns: Hyperpigmentation, hormonal acne, dullness
How I used it
My skin has been doing good lately besides the reoccurring mask-ne and I wanted to add a bit more hydration to my routine to liven up my skin. I applied a thin layer of the Jet Lag mask after my moisturizer in the evening. The texture is a thick yet kinda lightweight cream and reminds me of the Cerave Moisturizing Cream in a tub, just being slightly thinner with more slip. It absorbed quickly and left my skin looking very hydrated like the claims says.
The directions state that you can apply a thin layer, leave on for 20 minutes, and blot it off using a warm, wet cloth. I like to apply it as a sleeping mask about an hour before I go to bed. Leaving it slightly visible and not rubbing it in all the way as seen in the 2nd picture below is the best way for me to leave it. I’ve found that doing it this way the mask works into my skin better so by the time I’m ready to go to bed, there’s less of it rubbing off on my pillow. Not sure if that was a good way to explain it but it works lol.
The next morning my skin almost looked brand new lol. Fine lines weren’t as noticeable, skin looked hydrated and supple, and it didn’t cause any breakouts.
When comparing against Milani’s Green Goddess mask (read review here), the Jet Lag mask wins for me hands down. Jet Lag has a lighter texture than Green Goddess and I can no longer feel it on my face after a few minutes. The only similarity between the two products are how soft they leave your skin in the morning and the tube it comes in.
First, I appreciate that it comes in a mini size. It was still kind of expensive to be a mini at $25 but I think it’s worth it. Despite this claiming to be fragrance free I did notice a slight minty smell. To me it’s not super strong and overpowering but it is there Also the scent doesn’t linger which is a huge plus for me. If you’re sensitive to smells you may still like this but definitely try it for yourself. I have a super sensitive nose and am prone to migraines and the smell didn’t bother me.
I’ll be using this 1-2 times a week and probably more in the winter when the air gets drier. And I’ll definitely repurchase the mini. Since I’m so light-handed with my products, I think the full-size would go bad before I get to use it all. While I get the hydration I need at a lesser expensive price, the smell lingers a bit too long for my liking. You can buy this mask from Milani, Ulta, Target, and Amazon.
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