The grass is always greener on the other side—especially, if that grass is on the other side of the ocean in stunning Iceland. Our fixation of the country is nothing new, Scandi-mania is a very real thing! The Influenster content team feels all sorts of FOMO every time an Instagram post shows the Northern Lights or a misty lagoon. But as beauty junkies, what’s even more alluring about Iceland are its natives with flawless skin. So, what's the secret? We're dishing it all!
Fun fact: Icelander’s are already one step ahead just by showering. Since the showers have geothermal origins, it contains sulfur, which helps with dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema.
They have an easier time steering clear of UV rays: The sun’s harmful rays can cause premature skin aging and cancer. For six months out of the year, the sun doesn’t rise until 11:30 a.m. and sets around 3:30 p.m., which of course works to the Scandinavians advantage.
They turn to local ingredients: Since Iceland’s Westjords offer an abundance of wild herbs, plants, and flowers, many local skincare companies incorporate the natural ingredients of the land into their products.
Icelandic products worth trying:
Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths: These cleansing cloths are almost like washing your face in the fresh Artic stream–but without water. These on-the-go cloths are infused with Icelandic glacial water and botanical extracts to remove makeup, oil, and dirt.
Bioeffect Volcanic Exfoliator: This facial exfoliator contains Icelandic micro-crystalline lava that deeply cleanses the skin to feel soft to the touch. It sloughs away dry and dead skin cells from the skin's surface.
SÓLEY ORGANICS lóa krem Hand Lotion: This hand cream is the ultimate winter weather protector. It leaves hands feeling silky soft and refreshed from its formula full of healing herbs. Its active ingredients of Icelandic birch, willow, and bearberry have a long history of wound-healing.
Do you use any Icelandic products? Tell us about them in the comments below!