I'm sure that you have heard of Summer Fridays, a brand founded by two bloggers a few years ago as, despite trying and testing thousands of skincare products, they felt that there was a gap in the market. They started with face masks and are gradually extending their range, which I am glad about as too often, brands launch with a large number of products and quality can be lacking. As much as I loved the idea and sound of their Jet Lag mask, I skipped it as it contains shea butter. That said, I may still buy it to use as an overnight eye mask as that area of skin can tolerate the ingredient for some reason! On this side of the Atlantic, the brand is sold on Cult Beauty and after reading lots of reviews, I decided to buy R+R mask because it's described as a reviver for dull and dry skin - basically I felt like it was talking to me personally!
I appreciate tube packaging on masks so that I can ensure that I can squeeze every last drop out, it keeps the product fresh and I don't have to use a spatula (which I have a tendency to lose them) or dip my fingers in.
The mask is infused with oils, including argan, grape seed, sesame and avocado. It also contains rose oil, rose flower extracts and Vitamin C. It has a light oil/gel texture that is more oily as it's massaged into the skin but it also has some fine physical exfoliants, which aren't at all harsh. I like rose scented products but even if you aren't a rose fan, don't let this put you off.
It is applied to clean, dry skin and is very easy to massage into the skin. It feels instantly hydrating, soothing and nourishing and I love that although it contains oils, it doesn't feel like it will slide off my face during the 10-15 minutes that it is on. I use a warm, damp flannel to remove the mask and then massage any excess oils into my skin and continue with the rest of my routine.
My skin feels smooth, soft, comforted, hydrated and looks polished when I use this mask. I love that there is a physical element to this mask yet it isn't at all harsh on the skin. I find that products apply and layer well over it without any pilling and if I use it before applying my makeup, everything looks plump and fresh.
At £46 for 64g, it's not exactly cheap however if you have dry, yet sensitive skin, I think you would love this mask and it would be well worth the spend. It would also work well for normal or dehydrated skin.
Have you tried this mask or anything from this brand? I'd love to hear!
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