At skyn ICELAND we offer skincare solutions to treat the damage caused by stress.
Our inspiration comes from nature, in the pure unspoiled natural resources of Iceland – With its mineral rich waters, antioxidant powered berries, soothing algaes and 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 favor packaging that’s easily recyclable. We're free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil and sulfates. 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.
Watch founder, Sarah Kugelman, tell her story and be transported to Iceland, the source for our pure ingredients.
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.
How Stress Affects Skin
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|
|Lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of elasticity||
With Arctic thyme extract, natural gaba technology. Raspberry stem cells, Siberian ginseng, Arctic lingonberry oil.
|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.
|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.
|Dryness, dehydration, flakiness and dullness.||
With moisturizing Icelandic glacial waters, an Antarctic extract, Arctic cloudberry and cranberry extracts.
|Uneven tone and texture, lack of radiance and hyperpigmentation||
With brightening molecular oxygen, ice age mud and Arctic bilberry extract.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.