With deep blue lagoons and natural spas’, Iceland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. It seems odd then that we have never looked there for skincare inspiration before, given its own natural beauty.
Well that’s all about to change as we delve into some of their skincare secrets, as well as looking to the Icelandic brands taking the beauty world by storm.
Aside from its unrivalled scenery, Iceland has some of the lowest levels of pollution in the world; making it perfect for regenerating skin health.
Considering its arctic temperatures, any plant or substance derived from nature needs to be robust to survive there. This means that they possess many different properties to other natural derivatives found around the world. It’s these powerful differences which make each extract and essence so vital in helping achieve optimal skin health.
Icelandic skincare secrets
With temperatures so low and the atmosphere so dry, any Icelandic complexion requires the most nourishing formulas and hydrating products to keep the skin glowing and plumped-up. Luckily, their country produces some of the best and cult beauty brands in the world, as well as some of the most innovative skincare ideas.
Sulphur is a staple ingredient
With so many natural spas’ dotted around the country, Iceland’s waters are some of the most coveted when it comes to skin rejuvenation.
Because the water sources have geothermal originals, they are incredibly rich in minerals, including Sulphur, which although might smell bad, is actually excellent for skin health.
Sulphur can help to ease conditions such as dry skin and eczema, as well as acne and blemish-prone complexions. By helping to remove the top layer of your skin, it actually removes all the dirt and debris that can cause spot outbreaks and dehydration.
- The Origins 10 Minute Mask contains Sulphur, Camphor and Zinc-Oxide, all of which help to remove excess oil and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Oskia’s Pure MSM Supplements contain a huge range of minerals including Sulphur, and help with cellular regeneration and collagen production; perfect for kicking off your New Year skincare routine.