Monday, June 24, 2013

skyn ICELAND at Henri Bendel

On June 4th, skyn ICELAND held a Slow Down & Cool Down event at Henri Bendel, hosted by Sarah Kugelman, CEO and Founder of skyn ICELAND and Lara Eurdolian of Pretty Connected. The evening was filled with cold pressed juices by Liquiteria, gluten free mini cupcakes by Kaked New York,  complimentary manicures, stress-tests and eye treatments. My eyes felt revived and refreshed after leaving the Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($30) on for ten minutes, followed by  Icelandic Relief Eye Cream. The eye gels also help to firm, de-puff and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. 

I've recently tried the Glacial Cleansing Cloths ($15), the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion ($45) and Arctic Face Mist ($29). The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion has quickly become one of my favorite products this summer. This lightweight tonic decongests, detoxifies, and stabilizes the skin, plus the cooling burst makes my skin feel instantly refreshed. I am all about using a face mist during the summer, and keep my Arctic Face Mist refrigerated for an extra cooling effect. This can be used in place of a toner and also helps set makeup. skyn ICELAND skincare combats stressed skin, to help lessen irritation, breakouts, redness, sensitivity and premature aging. I've just started using skyn ICELAND products and it has immediately been soothing, hydrating and refreshing on my skin, especially after running around the city in hot, humid weather. 

Here are some of my favorite skyn tips so slow down and cool down:

Skin Superfoods: When you are stressed and overheated your body craves 'skin vital' potassium. Seek out foods high in potassium like sweet potatoes, bananas or raisins.

More Vitamin D, Better ZZ's: Low levels of vitamin D disrupt your sleep cycle and leave you feeling groggy. Make sure you get your 15 minutes of sun a day to boost skin's vitamin D levels so you feel more energized. (Don't forget your SPF!)


Images courtesy of Skyn Iceland

- Kim Weling

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