Monday, February 25, 2008

skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream: Soft & Dreamy

Although spring is just around the corner, my skin is still feeling the effects of winter - or maybe it's just me getting older! During my 20's my skin was very oily, but now that's all changed. My skin looks like the Sahara Desert all year long. Not to mention that old habits die young - I still wash my face with plain soap and water...*gasp*

skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream available at Amazon.comHowever, skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream has come to the rescue! For the past month I've tested out this face moisturizer that has been dubbed as being "light-as-air". That's certainly an understatement. Here are some of the ingredients in skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream:

Peptides help relieve skin irritation and discomfort by stimulating the release of endorphins—natural messengers
of happiness—and modulating release of tension-causing neurotransmitters.
Oat extract is an active extract that acts as an anti-irritant to reduce discomfort after skin trauma.
■ Hydrolyzed rice protein helps preserve healthy collagen.
Almond oil moisturizes and is rich in vitamins A, B and E.
Sodium hyaluronate is a powerful moisturizer.
ImmunoBoost absorbs UVB light that compromises skin’s immune function, thus stabilizing and fortifying skin.
Bisabolol is an anti-irritant that keeps skin calm and soothed.
Aloe moisturizes and helps heal irritated, stressed skin.
Biospheric Complex, a proprietary blend that delivers the unmatched purity and vital nutrients of Iceland’s natural resources (water, earth and air) to restore and rebalance stressed-out skin; mineral-rich Icelandic glacial water (water), indigenous arctic berries (earth) and oxygenated liposomes, butterfly bush and thyme extracts (air) unite to dramatically
soothe, strengthen and stabilize stressed skin.

What I like about this moisturizer is that a little bit goes a long way. At $75 for a 1.7 oz jar, those of us on a beauty budget need as much help as we can get in terms of stretching the dollar! The only problem I had with it is that I couldn't stop putting it on after I had already covered every inch of my face. It just feels so goood...and sooo soft!

Ok, so you know how it feels, but does the cream actually work?

It hasn't worked for everybody, but I would say it worked for me to a certain extent. My skin at the top of my forehead tends to get real dry and it didn't quite work for this area. I do attribute this moisturizer to a noticeably softer and even skin tone. It's helped with some of the blotchiness around the nose and chin. I know that this cream is targeted for people who have over-stressed skin due to peels, facials, and laser treatment, so I didn't really expect any miracles as far as relieving my super-dry skin.

Read more reviews of skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream over at Total Beauty...

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Maria,

    Thanks so much for the link love! I really had high hopes for this product, especially with the price tag. I agree that the texture was wonderful, but that was all this cream gave me. As you read in my review, my forehead was still extremely dry :(

    What do you use as a moisturizer on a regular basis?

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  2. Hi Nilla,

    Actually, what I use is plain ole cocoa butter! A friend of mine has smooth flawless skin and I asked her what she uses and she recommended cocoa butter...Been using it for the past 8 years!

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  3. Cocoa butter! Sometimes it's just that easy!! I remember using it once as a hand lotion and it was a bit too greasy for me so I never tried it on my face. Maybe I'll have to look into it now... ;)

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