My current, super easy to follow, 3 step Summer Fridays skincare routine and full product review!

Hey there,

Thanks for stopping by sabrineinthecity!

I’ve been using these three Summer Fridays products for the past couple of months, and I wanted to share my full review and thoughts, and share with you all my recent skincare routine that is super easy to follow and only three steps!

Without any further ado, let’s get started!

*DISCLAIMER – These products were gifted to me by Summer Fridays during their San Francisco POP UP to announce the release of their new Super Amino Gel Cleanser. This post is NOT sponsored and is my honest review of the products.

STEP 1: SUPER AMINO GEL CLEANSER

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

“A gentle, pH-balancing gel cleanser that treats skin to a restoring cocktail of 11 amino acids with a splash of mineral-rich seawater.”

KEY FEATURES:

  • PARABEN FREE
  • NO SYNTHETIC DYES OR FRAGRANCES
  • CRUELTY FREE
  • VEGAN
  • SULFATE FREE
  • HYDRATING

KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • 11 AMINO ACIDS
  • MARIS SAL (seawater)
  • VITAMIN E

See full ingredient list here.

PRICE: $38

 

HOW I USE IT :

Wet face with warm water, then use 2-3 pumps of cleanser to massage entire face in circular motions for at least 30 seconds. Rinse completely. 

Use morning and night.

HONEST REVIEW:

PROS –

This gel cleanser is light and gentle yet powerful, and can remove all traces of makeup with one wash. The scent is refreshing and reminds me of grapefruit and bubblegum. It does not dry out my skin at all and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.

CONS –

The price is fairly expensive for a cleanser or face wash, but it does last a long time and I usually only use 2 pumps at a time. Other than that, the only con I can think of is that the bottle itself not very travel friendly. However, you can easily buy an empty travel friendly container from Target or Amazon and pump enough cleanser to last you the days of your trip.

STEP 2: CC ME SERUM

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

“Add this brightening serum to your routine for a glowy, even, copy-me complexion. Featuring two super-powered forms of Vitamin C, this serum delivers instant brightness while reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation so your skin can go filter-free. Packed with Squalane to lock-in moisture for that extra glow and to protect against free radicals, along with clinically-proven peptides to promote youthful looking skin.”

KEY FEATURES:

  • PARABEN FREE
  • CRUELTY FREE
  • VEGAN
  • BRIGHTENING
  • HYDRATING
  • ANTI-AGING

KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • VITAMIN C 1 & 2
  • SQUALANE
  • PEPTIDE COMPLEX
  • BOTANICAL COCKTAIL OF FRUITS, FLOWERS, COFFEE, GREEN TEA & CLOVER EXTRACTS

See full ingredient list here.

PRICE: $64

 

HOW I USE IT :

After cleansing face, apply 2-3 drops of serum to a dry face and neck, patting serum into skin until absorbed. Avoid eyes.

Use morning and night.

*Optional – use a roller to massage serum into face using upward motions. 

 HONEST REVIEW:

PROS –

This serum is packed with amazing ingredients for glowy skin. It has a nice liquid consistency, light citrus scent, and is not greasy or oily. I have noticed it has helped my dark spots and hyperpigmentation from acne scars overtime and I do have noticeably brighter, glowing skin immediately after use.

CONS –

The price is quite expensive for 1 fl oz of product, but a lot of serums are usually on the pricier side for the high concentration of ingredients. Does feel a little sticky. 

STEP 3: JET LAG MASK

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

“This uber-dewy, hydrating mask soothes thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping cells in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants and gently exfoliating extracts.”

KEY FEATURES:

  • PARABEN FREE
  • NO SYNTHETIC DYES OR FRAGRANCES
  • CRUELTY FREE
  • VEGAN
  • SULFATE FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE FREE
  • SILICONE FREE

KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • CHESNUT EXTRACT
  • VITAMIN C
  • NIACINAMIDE
  • PEPPERMINT OIL

See full ingredient list here.

PRICE: $48

 

HOW I USE IT :

AM: After cleanser and serum, apply a thin layer of Jet Lag mask to face and neck, including under eye area. 

PM: After cleanser and serum, apply a visible, thick layer of the mask to face and neck. Leave on overnight. 

HONEST REVIEW:

PROS –

This mask is super hydrating and multifunctional. You can use it daily, as part of your skincare routine as your moisturizer, and can be used in place of a makeup primer. Or, you can use it like an actual mask, and leave it on for 10 mins or even overnight. I have even used some on my knuckles when they were super dry. A little goes long way, so I barely squeeze the tube when I use it as my moisturizer. The consistency is thick and creamy, not greasy or oily at all and has a light mint scent. 

CONS –

Again, the price is fairly expensive for 2.25 fl oz mask, however, depending on how you use it, it will last a long time and also can replace at least 2 steps in your skincare routine. Price aside, whenever I use the mask, it does have a warming sensation, not sure if its just me but I made my husband try it and he said the same thing. I would rather it have a cooling sensation. 

Final Thoughts:

I love having a simple 3 step skincare routine.

The cleanser, serum, and mask are all super hydrating and are packed with lots of high quality ingredients for your skin. None of these products are meant for exfoliating, but they do have other Summer Fridays products that are made for that. 

Are they the cheapest skincare products around? No. But their products have quality ingredients, are eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free. Plus Summer Fridays does offer a recycling program where you can turn in empties for a free mini Jet Lag mask. 

They are also available at Sephora, and if you are a Sephora lover like me, you will know that they do have sales twice a year where you can get up to 20% off. 

Have you tried Summer Fridays products before? Comment below!

Thanks for reading!

Talk soon, 

XO, Sabrine 

 

 

Check out my blog post of the Summer Fridays San Francisco Pop Up here!