We fell in love this summer with the skincare line, skyn ICELAND. Founder and president, Sarah Kugelman, serves up this impressive line with a sense of humor. “Too much coffee, not enough water, another marathon work week, donuts and wine for dinner.” We made it through the harsh elements of the summer and now with a crispness in the air we know what’s in store with winter around the bend, a season that can wreak havoc on the skin. Kugelman saves the day (and our faces) this fall and winter.
The entire line is free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, sulfates, and other icky things. It’s also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Kugelman, created skyn ICELAND as an answer to her own personal stress that was causing problem skin. “I had cystic acne, scars, and incredible dehydration,” says Kugelman. She created the product line to counteract the impact stress has on skin. The name skyn ICELAND came about when she traveled to Iceland and took note of the natural resources, the purity and cleanliness of the place, and the flawless skin of the people living there. For her, “Iceland represented the ideal landscape for stress-free living.” Along with launching a superior product line, the company’s mission is to educate people on the causes, signs, and affects of stress, while teaching them how to manage it.
To prep my face this fall, I’ve started using the Artic Face Oil made of 99% Camelina Oil. This is a multi-purpose oil –it may be used on hair, cuticles, and the under-eye area. Unfamiliar with this type of oil, I dug a little deeper to find out its benefits. It is high in Vitamin E and omega fatty acids adding moisture and preventing free-radical damage. It also has antinflammatory properties – perfect from when a little uninvited mountain shows up on your face, smooth this on to zap it away. This oil is also excellent as hot oil treatment for the hair.
It has a very light, herbaceous scent and smooths on like silk absorbing quickly, leaving a smooth feel and subtle glow. It’s light enough for daytime use as well as at night acting as a barrier to the dry arid air pumping through the heat vents as you sleep. Camelina Oil has a wealth of health properties and we’re elated to have discovered it in this glorious product.
I’m using the Artic Oil in conjunction with the Icelandic Relief Eye Cream. The eye cream goes on soothingly and light with an almost gel-like consistency, yet in a cream form. I pat it around my dry-looking eye area and instant hydration takes place revealing smooth, moisturized skin that looks years younger – barely believable!
Dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles be gone, thanks to the magical saponaria flower extract. This component contains stem cells that stimulate cell rejuvenation, make stubborn wrinkles less deep, improve skin elasticity, and provides some other age-defying powers. Pat it on and tired, stressed-looking eyes appear fresh, brightened, and youthful.
There’s an entire product line of yummy products and more on the way to get your skin glowing and ready for fall and winter. skyn ICELAND is available at Ulta stores and at www.skynICELAND.com. A skincare line designed for stress-free living, yes please!