Skyn Iceland has a skincare ace up their sleeve. It brightens, detoxes and refreshes. And it's going to be your new favourite face mask.
Skyn Iceland is a brand that I've heard a lot about but haven't had much first-hand experience with. I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's because they aren't as readily available as some other brands, or maybe they just fell through the net at some point.
Recently though, a friend gave me a sample of their Fresh Start face mask and I was really intrigued to see how it performed. She uses it regularly and her skin always looks flawless, so who was I to argue? Especially when it explicitly mentions on the packaging that it revives tired, dull, stressed looking skin like mine.
Generally, mud masks tend to break me out. But I'm a bit of a sucker for new things so had to play guinea pig. Plus, this one isn't just mud, it's "blue clay and a 13,000-year-old oxygenating mud from the Ice Age". Ooh, la la. The mask comes in two sections/sachets. The first is the clay (applied first), the second sachet contains an AHA acid gel complex to detox and refine skin (applied on top of the mud). When combined, the two form a warming foam on your skin. This is all designed to draw out impurities as well as refresh and brighten skin tone.
After one use, I couldn't believe the results. This actually did what it said it would, and then some. My skin was left properly glowing. And the best part? The glow lasted for days and not a single post-mask break out in sight. Huzzah! For anyone who is a face mask sceptic, this could be the one to change your mind.
The Skyn Iceland Fresh Start mask is available in Marks and Spencer beauty hall for €35 (box of 6). It's also available online via cultbeauty.co.uk