Why skyn ICELAND?

Skyn ICELAND was born from a life-changing mission to treat and alleviate the effects of stress on skin while promoting a stress-free life full of balance, health and wellness. They’re lofty goals for a skincare company but we know about stress – multi-tasking, juggling and going non-stop – in our fast-paced worlds. And we know sometimes, it’s not always easy to find a person or place who understands life’s challenges, but we understand. We’ve been there. We know stress.

At skyn ICELAND we offer skincare solutions to treat the damage caused by stress – starting with your eye area, where signs show up first. Our inspiration comes from nature, in the pure unspoiled natural resources of Iceland – with its mineral rich waters, antioxidant powered berries, soothing algaes, replenishing mosses and immune boosting Angelica Archangelica. With these potent naturals, we created products that soothe, stabilize, fortify and nourish skin, bringing it back into balance and returning it to a glowing, youthful state.

Our commitment to nature is in everything we do. We offer a comprehensive recycling service to our customers. We're free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil and sulfates. And we don’t test our products on animals and we’re 100% vegan. Our simple-to-use products indulge the senses, bringing on an overall sense of calm and ultimately, reenergize you and your skin.

Our goal is to help you feel as good as you look so you can take on the world and its challenges.

Open a jar. Push the pump. Feel the tingly clean, the soothing calm sensation. Inhale the energy of nature’s fragrances. Treat your skin to the ultimate chill pill. Welcome to skyn ICELAND, the first and only skincare brand created to combat the effects of stress on skin.


Sarah's Story

My own experience with stress has taken me on a journey to find the right balance of inner and outer beauty, a path I am still traveling today.

In 2003, I became critically ill as a result of chronic stress. As part of my healing process I traveled to Iceland, where I discovered a natural oasis of pure, unspoiled waters, air, and plants – the epitome of a calm, clean, low stress environment. I was struck not only by the peaceful and pristine environment, but how Icelanders experience incredible longevity and vibrant, healthy skin. It was there that I drew inspiration for what would later become skyn ICELAND.

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How Stress Affects Skin

You know you've got it. You know how it feels. But do you know what stress is doing to your skin?

Stop the Stress!

Everyone's experienced it: stress from deadlines, big presentations, ferrying the kids around, late nights with the girlfriends...it's a part of everyday life, right? But have you ever wondered how all that pressure and anxiety affect your skin? Several published studies in the area of psychodermatology - the scientific study of how emotions affect skin - have shown that stress can actually compromise the skin's ability to function properly, to heal wounds and to fight disease. Couple that with the fact that more than 4 out of 10 adults experience adverse health effects from stress, and it's no wonder our skin is suffering.

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THE 5 SYMPTOMS OF STRESSED SKIN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE HOW WE FIGHT IT
Accelerated Aging
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Lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of elasticity

With Arctic thyme extract, natural gaba technology. Raspberry stem cells, Siberian ginseng, Arctic lingonberry oil.

Rx: Skyn ICELAND's Arctic Elixir, Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Oxygen Infusion Night Cream, or Angelica Line Smoother

Adult Acne
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Clogged pores, oiliness and blemishes.

With purifying Icelandic moss, argan seed extract that reduces oiliness, meadow seed extract to tighten pores, Arctic thyme and angelica archangelica.

Rx: Skyn ICELAND's Anti Blemish Gel with Willow Bark or the Antidote Daily Lotion

Irritation
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Sensitivity, redness, itching, hives. Long-term could lead to psoriasis, eczema or rosacea.

With soothing Arctic gooseberry extract, Icelandic kelp, red Arctic algae and Arctic Sea buckthorn oil.

Rx: Skyn ICELAND's Arctic Hydrating Balm or Arctic Face Mist

Dryness
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Dryness, dehydration, flakiness and dullness.

With moisturizing Icelandic glacial waters, an Antarctic extract, Arctic cloudberry and cranberry extracts.

Rx: Skyn ICELAND's Arctic Hydrating Balm or Pure Cloud Cream

Dullness
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Uneven tone and texture, lack of radiance and hyperpigmentation

With brightening molecular oxygen, ice age mud and Arctic bilberry extract.

Rx: Skyn ICELAND's Nordic Skin Peel with Alpha-Beta Complex, White Cloud Spot Corrector or Fresh Start Mask

  • Normal skin

    Normal, healthy skin

  • Adult Acne

    Adult acne and irritation

  • Accelerated aging

    Accelerated aging and dehydration

  • Dullness, dark spots

    Dullness, dark spots, uneven skin tone

  • Dullness, dark spots

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How stressed are you?

We believe self-knowledge is half the battle in managing chronic, overwhelming stress. Sorting out exactly how you respond to stress and what your stress hot-buttons are will go a long way toward helping you get a grip and get centered. The results of these tests should give you some insight into how you cope and what you can do to stay balanced.


The Icelandic Complex

The Icelandic Complex is our propriety natural blend that replenishes the nutrients that stress depletes. It's what sets skyn ICELAND apart and makes our products hyper potent and truly efficacious. Sourced from Iceland's pure and potent environment, it contains pollution-free Icelandic Glacial Water with 6 essential minerals to hydrate and detoxify skin, Arctic cloudberry and cranberry seed oils "super fruits of the Arctic" rich in Omega fatty acids, vitamins and potent antioxidants as well as pure molecular oxygen which delivers energy into skin’s deepest layers to bring back a youthful glow.

Read more about why Iceland inspires us

  • Icelandic Glacial
    Water

    Icelandic Glacial Water

    Icelandic glacial mineral water is pollution-free and contains 6 essential minerals that detoxify skin and alleviate dryness helping to soften skin’s texture. These pristine waters are crucial for maintaining skin’s healthy PH balance.

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  • Arctic Super
    Fruits

    Arctic super fruits

    Arctic cloudberry seed oil and arctic red cranberry seed oil are ‘super fruits’ of the Arctic—containing high levels of antioxidants, as well as Vitamins A, C & E along with Omega-rich fatty acids which work together to protect, repair, and brighten skin.

    learn about our other botanicals

  • Pure Molecular
    Oxygen

    Pure Molecular Oxygen

    Encapsulated oxygen breathes fresh air into the skin’s deepest layers to provide energy and nutrients. Essential for maintaining skin's youthful tone and texture, pure oxygen stimulates cell metabolism.


Experts on Stress

To help you regain your footing a bit, we've put together an all-star team of stress-diffusing experts. Their ongoing columns are designed to educate and inform, providing the latest tips for stress reduction, up-to-the-minute developments in the science of stress and insight into the myriad ways that stress can affect you and your health.

Photo: Suzanne Steinbaum

Stress: The Body's Worst Enemy

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a leading cardiologist, explains how stress negatively impacts your health.

Photo: Michelle Luhan

Stress and Your Diet

Nutritionist Michelle Luhan reviews the essential vitamins and minerals needed to combat stress.

Photo: Dawn Lerman

Start fresh with a new stress-reducing diet

Holistic health counselor Dawn Lerman's simple program for a healthier, more balanced you.

Photo: Carol Lynn Goldstein

The Zen of Stress ...
Less is More

Chiropractor and Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Carol Lynn Goldstein identifies the symptoms of a maxed-out adrenal system and provides tips to regain balance.

Photo: Briana Masson

Stretch Away Stress

Briana Masson, a professional dancer and Pilates instructor, explains the benefits of stretching and provides 9 easy stretches.