Is it worthy of all the hype?
Ever since the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask launched out of nowhere and broke the internet with rave reviews, I’ve been waiting with the patience of a toddler to see what Summer Fridays would do next.
The other week I walked past Mecca and saw that Jet Lag was sitting next to a new peach-coloured buddy, the Overtime Mask. Lured in by its sexy metal tube, I learnt that the Overtime Mask is designed to clear congested skin and exfoliate with apricot seed powder and pumpkin enzymes. The texture definitely felt scrubby, and it smelt delicious like a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
I won’t lie, the thought of a physical face scrub was triggering for me. It brought back memories of attacking my blemished teenage skin violently with the St. Ives Apricot Scrub I begged my mum to buy me from the supermarket (she still uses it to this day bless her). Then suddenly we were told ‘micro beads’ were the devil and they caused ‘micro tears’ in your skin, so I switched to the acid exfoliation route and haven’t looked back for years.
After spending so much time in the sun and salt water recently, my skin was feeling a bit worse for wear. It felt dull, parched and scaly like an Amazonian lizard and it needed all the help it could get. I decided to spend my Sunday night exfoliating and masking - first with Overtime, then my beloved Jet Lag Mask as Summer Fridays co-founder Marianna Hewitt suggests.
After cleansing, I held a warm muslin cloth over my face to steam it a bit. I applied a thin layer of Overtime Mask, massaging it ever so gently in circles for about a minute and then left it on for 10 minutes. I was worried it would feel too abrasive but it was gentle, really hydrating and invigorating at the same time.
My boyfriend was jealous of me smelling like Pumpkin Pie so I convinced him to try it on his notoriously sensitive skin. Unfortunately, the cinnamon and spices in the mask were too much for his tough man-skin and he yelled “it stings!” and rinsed it off after 2 minutes.
Maybe I forgot that super-soft feeling as I hadn’t scrubbed in so long, but I after rinsing I seriously could not stop touching my face that’s how smooth it was. I’m no longer haunted by St.Ives, the fine apricot seed powder and hydrating ingredients in this mask work wonders. I popped on a thin layer of the cooling, comforting Jet Lag Mask and left that on overnight. In the morning my skin looked more even-toned, felt supple and my makeup glided on better than ever.
I highly recommend using this mask once a week or before special events. If you have sensitive or reactive skin, proceed with caution and try a sample first!
Review | Lara.Daly for Sauce
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