I feel like this post could be so long! There is so much to say about the brand, but I’ll give you a short recap.
In 2016, Lauren Ireland (my partner, co-founder, and friend) and I started working on the idea for a skincare line. In 2018, Summer Fridays launched at Sephora with our first product, the Jet Lag Mask.
Since then we have launched SEVEN products and are now sold in over 1000+ stores around the world. I wanted to share a little about each of our products and where they are available.
Also, all of our packaging is recyclable and you can learn about our recycling program here and learn how you can get a free mini Jet Lag Mask.
Jet Lag Mask
This is our first-born baby and instant best seller. We created this mask because I was always jet lagged and tired, and Lauren’s jet lag came from being a new mom. We both wanted a solution for our exhausted looking skin, and this product was born!
Jet Lag Mask is a multitasking mask that can be used as a moisturizer, 10 minute mask, overnight mask, and eye cream. It is packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients, including Chestnut Extract to help gently exfoliate the skin, Vitamin C to brighten and moisturize, and Niacinamide to calm and soothe tired, puffy skin. I love keeping it in the refrigerator so that it is really cooling and depuffing when you apply it in the morning.
It has won a few different awards, including Refinery29’s Beauty Innovator Award, CEW’s Indie Skincare Award, Harper’s Bazzar Best Mask for Instant Results and New Beauty’s Best Hydrating Mask, among others.
Overtime is meant for exactly what it sounds like — when your skin is tired from working overtime. It exfoliates and brightens dry, dull skin.
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask contains Pumpkin, which has minerals and Vitamins A, C, and K, to exfoliate and hydrate the skin, as well as gentle Apricot Seed Powder to slough away dead skin. Oat Kernel Protein has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe inflamed skin, and it also has Vitamin E, which is rich in antioxidants, to protect the skin against free radicals.
This was our third launch; our first three masks were all formulated before we launched the brand. R+R Mask is really unique because it is formulated as a face oil, serum, and mask all in one. When you remove the mask you’ll pat the remaining oils into your skin for an instant glow.
Finely-ground Rose Powder, which is suspended in a nourishing blend of Argan, Safflower, Sesame, Avocado, and Grape Seed Oils, helps exfoliate the skin. Lauren loves using this in the shower because the steam releases the light rose scent to fill the shower with aromatherapy.
CC Me Serum
We formulated our first three masks before we launched the brand, but CC Me Serum was the first product formulated post-launch. We talk about being a community-driven brand, and this product is a result of our two-way conversation with our customers and online community. We asked online what our customers’ top skincare concerns were, and time and time again, hyperpigmentation and dark spots kept coming to the top of the list. So we wanted to formulate something that our customers were asking us for.
CC Me Serum is a lightweight serum packed with two types of Vitamin C to target dark spots and hyperpigmentation, as well as protect the skin from free radicals. It contains Squalane to hydrate the skin and maintain the moisture barrier, and also has a Botanical Cocktail packed full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients.
It has won a Glamour Beauty Award and has been nominated for a CEW Indie Skincare Award.
Super Amino Gel Cleanser
We wanted to come out with a cleanser so that we could have a full Summer Fridays skincare routine. In the morning, use Super Amino Gel Cleanser, followed by CC Me Serum and Jet Lag Mask.
Its hero ingredients are its blend of 11 Amino Acids, which help repair, maintain, and boost the skin’s moisture barrier, as well as protect it from free radicals and other environmental stressors. It also has Maris Sal, or atomized seawater, which helps nourish the skin with natural minerals to boost its radiance, as well as Vitamin E, Sodium PCA, and Sodium Lactate to help the skin attract and retain moisture.
Vegan Vanilla Lip Butter Balm
Summer Fridays Vegan Vanilla Lip Butter Balm took us FOREVER to perfect but it was totally worth the wait because it is just so good. I know I am biased, but I love it so much. I have one in every room and every bag! It is so delicious and creamy, smells so yummy and is moisturizing but not sticky.
This vegan formula is made with Shea and Murumuru Seed Butters to heal, soothe, and condition dry lips, plus the Vegan Waxes give the balm that smoothe, glossy texture. It also has a subtle hint of Vanilla to give your lips a sweet treat.
Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution
Our newest launch is our chemical exfoliant Soft Reset. It has 16% AHAs to gently encourage skin cell turnover. Unlike other AHA solutions, Soft Reset also contains hydrating ingredients to minimize any stinging or “spiciness” from the exfoliation. It still gives you a little tingle, but soothes at the same time!
The key ingredients are Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid, both of which help smooth fine lines and other textured skin, combat signs of aging, and target hyperpigmentation. It also contains Niacinamide to help refine your skin’s texture and minimize the look of pores.
Use it in your evening skincare routine. Start with Super Amino Gel Cleanser, follow up with Soft Reset, then finish with your favorite moisturizer.
Merch and More
We also make speciality kits and items available on our site where you can shop various skincare kits, tote bags and more.
We are available at:
Sephora US, Canada, Middle East
Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima in Australia and New Zealand