Cream masks are having a moment right now and I could not be happier. After washing your face you apply a medium thick layer, let your skin soak up all that goodness and radiance, and then just tissue them off. That’s right – you don’t wash them off, you just tissue off the excess which makes them really nice for before bedtime as you don’t have to get up and wash your face; you can just tissue off the excess product and drift away to sleep. My (dry, sensitive) skin responds really, really well to these sort of masks. They’re great for when your cream doesn’t feel like enough, for when you are tired or jet lagged (hence the clever name of this one), or when you are just feeling like (forgive me for saying this) you’re looking a little old and haggard.
I was so excited when Mariana Hewitt and Lauren Gores launched Summer Fridays – and their new Jet Lag Mask. For one thing, it’s cool to see a fellow blogger create a really awesome product. For another, I was deeply curious as to how good it actually would be. Whenever a product gets a ton of hype I always raise an eyebrow. I ordered the mask with my own money and put it on the second it arrived in the mail (after washing my face, of course). I’ve now used it four times (the tube is half empty – half full?) and I can say with confidence that I really love this product. It reminds me a LOT of my beloved Sisley Black Rose mask (which is amazing but really expensive). Worth the money, worth the hype, and I can see why it keeps selling out at Sephora! This will make your skin feel very, very happy… especially if you’re feeling dry, dehydrated or dull. I should note that it also did an amazing job plumping up the fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes. A temporary effect, but a verrrry welcome one. Skin is soft, glowy, and radiant. I joke that it makes me look like a Glossier model – fresh faced and dewy, the ultimate compliment. It’s become my new favorite for before a party or an event.
This mask is the first product from the brand and I truly cannot wait to see what comes next!
photography by Trent Bailey.