How can a moisturiser as light as a cloud provide the intense moisture dry, itchy skin craves?
I had to put Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream to the test to find out:
What’s In Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream?
HYALURONIC ACID TO HYDRATE SKIN
I’m sure you’ve heard of Hyaluronic Acid. It’s a moisture magnet on steroids.
Its job is to draw much-needed moisture from the environment into the skin. It does it so well, it holds 1000 times its weight in water, and works well both in high and low humidity conditions.
Can you imagine how happy all the extra moisture makes your skin? It plumps it up, softens it, and brightens it.
Related: Why You Need Hyaluronic Acid In Your Skincare Routine, No Matter Your Skin Type
BISABOLOL TO SOOTHE IRRITATION
Bisabolol is that thing that gives chamomile it’s incredible soothing properties.
Here’s the deal: like all plants, chamomile is made up of hundreds of different compounds. Some of these are good for you (hello, bisabolol!). Others not so much… If you’re allergic to plants in the daisy family, chamomile can give you a bad rash.
Extracting Bisabolol from chamomile solves the problems. Now everyone can use it without side effects.
Studies show Bisabolol reduces inflammation and helps wounds heal faster.
Related: The Complete Guide To Chamomile In Skincare: Should You Use It?
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SWEET ALMOND OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Sweet almond oil is popular in skincare for a reason: it dries quickly. It has a lightweight texture that sinks fast into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.
Plus, it’s super moisturising. It creates a barrier on the skin that traps moisture in, helping skin stay soft and hydrated for hours.
P.S. This isn’t the only natural oil in this cream. But it’s the one that does the bulk of the moisturising work.
Light as a cloud and fast-absorbing.
How To Use It
In the morning, after serums but before sunscreen. In the evening, it’s the last step of your skincare routine.
Performance & Personal Opinion
I really dig the texture of Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream. It sinks into the skin really fast, providing both moisturising and soothing properties.
For starters, it makes skin softer and smoother. The extra moisture also plumps up skin, a trick that never fails to make fine lines and wrinkles look smaller – until the moisturising effects disappear.
Thanks to Bisabolol, the cream can also relieve the symptoms of irritations and itchiness. In the colder winter months, when skin is more prone to dryness, and the redness and tightness that comes with it, this comes in handy.
Of course, if you have dry skin that needs the extra TLC, you can use it all year round.
Who Is This For?
- Combination skin
- Dry skin
Who Is This NOT For?
- Acne-prone skin
- Oily skin
A white and purple jar. Practical, but not the most hygienic.
P.S. Mine is a sample size that came in a gift set.
Does Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream Live Up To Its Claims?
|Light as a cloud, this daily moisturizer works to visibly plump and calm sensitive skin leaving it in a blissful state of hydration.||True.|
|Formulated specifically to reverse the effects of extreme weather–both hot and cold–and provide intense pampering after cosmetic procedures, it rapidly hydrates, replenishes and nourishes skin back to a healthy, natural state like no cream you’ve experienced.||It can do all this, but so do many other creams.|
Price & Availability
$55.00/£48.00 at Asos, Dermstore, Feel Unique, Revolve, and Ulta
Do You Need It?
If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturiser that packs a hydrating punch and can help with dry, itchy skin, this is a good option to consider.
Dupes & Alternatives
Water/Aqua/Eau*, Hydrogenated Didecene, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate*, Bisabolol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate*, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein*, Angelica Archangelica Root Water**, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester*, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate*, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract*, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Caprylate*~, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Canola Oil*, Cetyl Alcohol*, Cetyl Ricinoleate*, Sorbitan Stearate*, Stearic Acid*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Silica*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Glyceryl Undecylenate*~, Laureth-3, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Hydroxyethylcellulose*, Perfluorodecalin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexyl Stearate*, Sodium Benzoate, Buddleja Davidii Extract*~, Glycosphingolipids, Sucrose Palmitate, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract*~, Trideceth-6, Xanthan Gum*, Biotin* **Component of Icelandic Glacial Water *Natural or naturally derived ~ Ecocert