Have you heard about the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask yet? I swear I hear about this mask from someone, or I get asked about it, roughly once every hour. Ok, maybe not quite that often, but it is a lot. The Jet Lag Mask is all over the place. It’s a hydrating mask that can be used as a moisturizer or a wipe off mask, there’s no need to wipe it off of your face.
But wait… that sounds familiar, doesn’t it? I admit, it took me a while to buy the Jet Lag mask just because I wasn’t certain that I would like it any better than Origins Drink Up. That’s long been my favorite hydrating mask, I typically just apply a thicker layer and let it sit for an hour or so while I do other things, then I’ll tissue off the excess and go about my day.
I decided I would try out the Jet Lag mask, and compare it to my beloved Drink Up. In full exposure, I bought Drink Up Intensive instead of regular Drink Up, because I thought I’d compare all three. I didn’t realize that I was out of the regular Drink Up. So, I’ll talk about Drink Up Intensive and down below I’ll mention regular Drink Up.
First, I want to say that the 2 masks are very similar in their usage, but I don’t consider them to be “dupes” as they are obviously 2 different products when you use and feel the products. I would consider them to be sisters, with the Eve Lom Moisture Mask is their posh cousin.
Jet Lag Mask is lighter in feeling, is white and has a light, fresh scent. When I apply it to my skin, it tingles a little bit (it has peppermint oil, corn mint oil, and orange oil to do this), and the tingling lasts about 3-4 minutes and it is faint. Because I have rosacea and my skin can be sensitive, I was worried the first time I felt the tingling, I was concerned I would be super red when I removed the mask! Luckily this was not the case. Jet Lag Mask does sink into my skin quite easily, and it doesn’t really leave a residue behind that I can feel, but my skin does look shiny. You’ll need to take that into account before makeup application.
Drink Up Intensive is a bit thicker in consistency than Jet Lag, and it has a slightly tackier feeling (not exactly sticky), and it is more of an ivory color. The scent of Drink Up is much stronger than Jet Lag, fruity and a little floral, not just the apricot/orange I had expected due to the ingredient list. It sticks around for a few minutes after application but after that I don’t notice it. Drink Up Intensive feels cooler on my skin, and there’s no tingling. I can feel it sinking into my skin almost immediately and I think it feels more soothing than Jet Lag Mask (likely due to the lack of tingling). There’s a little more residue left behind than with Jet Lag Mask, but I don’t feel greasy, there’s just a little more to wipe off as it is meant to be an overnight mask.
Here’s a peek at the ingredient lists for these products. You can see that they’re definitely different. Origins has a lot of extracts and natural oils while you’ll find ingredients such as Niacinamide and a lot of Ceramides in the Summer Fridays Mask.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Water\Aqua\Eau; Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Leaf Water, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Dimethicone, Peg-75, Peg-8, Glycereth-26, Sorbitan Stearate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Osmanthus Fragrans Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Linalool, Limonene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Peg-100 Stearate, Sucrose**, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Panthenol, Pantethine, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Phytosterols, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryzanol, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Caffeine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dextrin, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol * Essential Oil** Organic Sucrose (Brown Sugar)
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phyalis Angulate Extract, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Arginine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mentha Arvensis (Cornmint) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange)Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract.
I’ve been using both masks frequently when trying to write my comparison post (as I type this I once again have masked half of my face with Jet Lag and the other half with Drink Up Intensive). I think overall I prefer the Drink Up Intensive to the Jet Lag Mask. It is slightly more hydrating and I do like the scent more, and the lack of tingling is a bonus in my book. I also can sometimes (but not always) be sensitive to Niacinamide, so whenever the Jet Lag Mask is tingling I worry that it’s because I’m reacting to the Niacinamide (I haven’t yet in this mask, but i always worry about it). Jet Lag Mask is also much more expensive ($48 for 2.25 oz) vs Drink Up Intensive ($27 for 3.4 oz). I love that Drink Up Intensive comes in smaller travel sizes too, which is perfect since I’ll be including it in my 3-1-1 bag when I travel very soon. I do like the Jet Lag Mask, and I’ll be using the tube up myself (rather than giving it away to a friend).
As for Drink Up Intensive versus regular Drink Up, I do think that the intensive version is… well, more intense. The mask is a bit thicker and takes a little longer to absorb. It offers a little more hydration too. I think Jet Lag is a tad more hydrating than regular Drink Up as well. I’ve used regular Drink Up for years, but I’ll be buying the Drink Up Intensive for now on.
You can buy Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask and Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask at Sephora!