Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is a targeted face mask designed to correct the effects of long haul travel. Editor Trudi Brewer shares why it’s so good.
LA-based beauty influencers, Lauren Gores Ireland and Marianna Hewitt are not just besties, they’re bloggers and co-founders of the clever, and very concise skincare brand Summer Fridays. Designed to give your skin some much-needed downtime, including fighting the effects of travel, with a mask tailored to rejuvenate and brighten dull- tired looking, dehydrated skin, know as Jet Lag Mask. A R+R Mask offers spa-worthy restorative properties, and the final mask in the trilogy, Overtime Mask is formulated with a selection of brightening ingredients blended into a brightening clay base. Here's my pick from this small, yet perfectly curated range.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $83.
What is it?
A creamy face mask designed to hydrate and soothe any skin type, and correct the effects of fatigue on the skin caused by long haul flying and travel.
What's in it?
A clean beauty product with natural ingredients such as chestnut extract, which has a unique way of hydrating and exfoliating dull skin at the same time. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and green tea extract that brighten the skin, while niacinamide (vitamin B3) helps to calm redness, and plump out fine lines - all symptoms of long haul travel. Being a clean beauty buy, you can expect this natural face mask to be free from sulfates, synthetic dyes, fragrances, and of course parabens.
Why do I rate it?
This little blue tube is magic for tired-looking, dry skin. My face laps up the hydrating goodness it offers. If you're planning a long haul flight or your skin is struggling with temperature fluctuations due to the change of season, this mask is brilliant at giving your skin an instant moisture boost. Apply a thin layer of this rinse-free, creamy concoction (it feels more like a rich cream than a face mask) it goes on leaving a white film on the skin, that quickly becomes invisible within minutes (well it does on my skin). You can tissue it off or for a moisture-boost, you can go to sleep while wearing it. The brand says a thin layer can also be applied before makeup to act as a hydrating primer - who knew I have yet to try that out. Super versatile, this mask comes in a handy toothpaste-like tube designed to sit on your bedside table - I have mine at arms reach and lately, I skip applying night cream, and slather this on my skin before my head hits the pillow.