I recently discovered my latest obsession, Skyn Iceland. On the surface, the brand appears to be just another line of high-end skincare that claims to solve stressed skin. They offer products that target issues many people face, including redness, aging, eye care, breakouts and more, but so often when I see these high end skincare brands I’m left asking myself, “Is it really worth it?”
The eye gels were up first in terms of testing, and I quickly learned these are a popular product among Skyn’s customers and a celebrity favourite (Lindsay Lohan recently mentioned them in her recent Into the Gloss profile, and Rachel Zoe is featured on the site touting their benefits). They’re a set of cooling under-eye gel patches designed to “[infuse] the eye area with highly potent actives and Icelandic glacial water to firm, tone, brighten and reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles.”
They’re also super easy to apply – I’ve previously used under-eye patches that slide around, but these stick in place and once they’re on begin to work their magic. The cooling effect alone is enough reason to run and pick these up ASAP! Though I tested these in the evening as an end-of-day treat, I’ll be picking up more to use first thing in the morning, as they’re bound to wake me right up and feel fresh first thing. Key ingredients include hydrolyzed elastin, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Coenzyme Q10, Acetyl hexapeptide-8 and Icelandic Complex.
Then came the Face-Lift in-a-Bag. The name alone is super intriguing, right? It’s a weekly treatment made to fight aging by attacking fine lines and wrinkles where they appear most: forehead, under and around the eyes (crow’s feet), and around our mouths (smile lines). Much like the eye gels (they’re also included in this kit), everything sticks in place and cools all over. There’s also additional ingredients to the ones mentioned above like antioxidant rich organic tomato callus stem cell extract and hydrolyzed extensin.
The BEST part about these products is price – particularly the eye gels. The Face-Lift in-a-bag is just $21.50 CAD and the eye gels are $33.00 for 8 sets. Considering they’re a higher-end product, paraben-free and made to tackle sensitive and stressed skin issues, they’re completely worth it based on my experience . You can find Skyn products at Murale stores and murale.ca (hello Optimum points!).