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.
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.