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April 29, 2012

Skyn ICELAND Is Hard at Work On Hollywood Sets--the Proof is On John Cusack in New York Mag!

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Check this out: skyn ICELAND has a strong makeup artist following in Hollywood--that's because artists know they can depend on skyn to make their talent look flawless, and feel fresh, relaxed, and completely rejuvenated. An example? Here are skyn ICELAND products at work on set with high-profile actor John Cusak for a shoot in New York magazine. See the full piece here.

April 29, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 16, 2012

Skyn ICELAND Teams Up with Tara Subkoff for New York Fashion Week!

We went backstage at Imitation by Tara Subkoff again this year to prep and prime models' stressed skin for Tara's Fall 2012 presentation. Check out exactly what was going on backstage:

 

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Get the rest of the exclusive backstage photos here!

February 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 16, 2012

50 Ways to Cope With Stress

2012 not off to the smooth, stress-free start you'd hoped for? Here's an idea--or 50!--for dealing with the stress that's making you feel less than your best self. Our own international sales coordinator spotted this fantastic list!

50 ways to cope with stressHave any to add to the list? We'd love to hear 'them!

January 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 08, 2012

Is Your New Year's Resolution to Eat a Healthy Diet? You Might Reap This Benefit, Too

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One look at this article on CNN.com and you'll understand why we love it. The piece, originally reported by Health.com, describes how certain types of healthy diets rich in vitamins and minerals may not only improve your body, but the health of your skin, too.

Click here to find out what (luckily delicious!) foods to slip into your daily meals, and you'll be on your way to radiant, glowing skin--with the help of skyn ICELAND, of course. 

Oh, and if glowing skin is what you're looking for, keep an eye on our site--we have something very exciting to announce in the coming weeks!

January 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 08, 2011

12 Fantastic Ideas to Help Avoid Holiday Stress (Plus One More From Us!)

As resiliant as you may be, holiday stress often gets the best of all of us.  We loved these 12 ideas for avoiding stress during the holiday season--we think it's a great idea to mix and match these tips based on your lifestyle to find a chill-out solution right for you.

And hey, as long as we're talking stress-relief, we have a month of fantastic December Deals to take some of the anxiety out of the holidays...and an opportunity to stock up for when you finally have the chance to relax afterwards! We hope you're chilling out already.

December 8, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 04, 2011

One Easy Way to De-Stress: Feel Blue!

Screen shot 2011-12-04 at 8.13.05 PMWe loved this so much we wanted to share: click here to check out a page from WWD Beauty Biz, which points out that the color blue can "lower pulse rates and control body temperature."

By now, we're sure you've noticed that blue is skyn ICELAND's signature color...and we hate to be know-it-alls, but it's no coincidence!

December 4, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 25, 2011

Dana Bushman's Inspiring Story and Message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dana-bushmanBreast Cancer Awareness is still very much on our minds this month, and even more so after seeing this link passed along to us by skyn ICELAND VP Nikki Koch.

There's an incredible personal story up on Blisstree right now about Dana Bushman who, after discovering she had the breast cancer gene, had a double masectomay at just 35 years old. The story, while heartbreaking, is a moving look at why funding cancer is such an important cause to support.

Dana's story has made us stop and remember that our health and well-being should be always be our top priority, and we hope her story will touch you, too, and help you remember to take care of yourself every day, whether that means getting screened for cancer or simply taking a second to relax.

October 25, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 14, 2011

Friday Read: Could Stress Make You More Creative?

We found a fantastic article from Columbia Ideas at Work by Moudpe Akinola called "The Dark Side of Creativity" that we couldn't wait to share. Evidience shows that stress, while negatively affecting many parts of one's life (including her skin, of course!) could actually have a positive effect on creativity. The study and concept are fascinating, and we uploaded a copy of the piece so you could take a peek.

Download a .pdf of the article here!

Have a fantastic, creative weekend--that's hopefully stress-free!

October 14, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 09, 2011

Help Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer with skyn ICELAND

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For the seventh year in a row, skyn ICELAND is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Team skyn ICELAND is once again gearing up for Central Park's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, raising both money and awareness for a cause very close to our hearts. If you're in the New York City area and you'd like to walk with us, please click the link to join--we'd love to have you! If you're unavailable, you can always contribute to the cause on behalf of Team skyn ICELAND, too.

Not only are we walking in the Making Strides walk, but we've also brought back our Pink Detox Kit. For each of these limited-edition kits purchased during the month of October, skyn ICELAND will donate $5 to the Cancer Support Community, an organization helping those impacted by cancer with education and hope.

Our Pink Detox Kit is the same travel-perfect, TSA-approved Detox Kit you're already a huge fan of, but during October is packaged in a limited-edition pink reusable travel bag. Find out all about the Pink Detox Kit here, and get more on how we're helping support the fight against breast cancer!

October 9, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 23, 2011

An Interview with Tara Subkoff, Plus Info on Our Fashion Week Stress Tests!

Clamoring for a little more backstage insider info from New York Fashion Week? We hear you! Check these out:

First, an interview with Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff on how she handles stress (click to enlarge):

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And more info on the stress tests the models took backstage (click to enlarge):Imitation of christ stress tests

It's the next best thing to having been there, trust us ;)!

September 23, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 14, 2011

New York Fashion Week Spring 2012: Backstage with Tara Subkoff's Imitation of Christ

We were incredibly lucky and excited to be part of the absolutely brilliant Tara Subkoff's Spring 2012 runway show for her line, Imitation of Christ, during this month's New York Fashion Week.

Joining the incredibly kind teams from Hourglass Cosmetics, TRESemme and Fumiko for Color Club, skyn ICELAND worked backstage to provide relaxing facials and prep models' skin for makeup application before the show. Here are the exact steps our esthecians followed to get the models stress-free and ready:

Step 1: Cleasne with Glacial Cleansing Cloths

Step 2: Exfoliate with Nordic Skin Peel

Step 3: Prep eyes with Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels for 5 minutes while used derm-a-globes on the model's face to make her calm and relaxed

Step 4: Moisture with Pure Cloud Cream (dry skin) or the ANTIDOTE (oily skin), depending on model's skin type

Step 5: Treat eyes with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

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All of the models backstage were extremely nice and interested in skyn ICELAND. They were all amazingly calm while people rushed around them to get them ready!

We also brought another surprise backstage: a Cocorometer for measuring stress levels! It was quite a hit, with models, press memebers and crew backstage all wanting to try it out! Here's how it works: Place a strip in your mouth for 30 seconds and then place it into a machine which measures your level of Alpa-amylase, a known indicator of stress.

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Tara's actual show was mindblowing--a wedding occurred for model Lydia Hearst! All of the models walked down the aisle as though they were all bridesmaids in a wedding and the entire cast of models stood up at the podium at the end where the groom was waiting for the bride who came down the aisle last. The jury is still out on whether the show was a real wedding or not, but there was a real priest and they had a ceremony and said "I do" in the show! If it indeed was a real wedding--and we're hearing that it may have been!--then skyn ICELAND is quite excited to have been a witness for it! 

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The looks were beyond beautiful; weightless, flowing and glasslike, we can't wait until spring to wear them!

We have more than one hundred pics (plus video!) of both backstage and the runway show, so come over to our Facebook page to view them! Many thanks to Seventh House and Tara Subkoff for an amazing experience--we're so happy we were able to be a part of this memorable day!

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September 14, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 12, 2011

Fashion's Night Out 2011

We had an absolutely incredible time at Ricky's new Upper East Side store, helping to open its doors during Fashion's Night Out! Armed with our celebrity-favorite Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, we were happy to bring relief to the packed store, wall-to-wall with guests and friends!

Here are a few peeks at the skyn ICELAND team in action, but you're definitely going to want to check out the full set of photos on Facebook to see if you were snapped in any of the pics!

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And our grand prize giveaway winner:

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Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated the night with us--it couldn't have been more fun!

September 12, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 23, 2011

Skyn ICELAND's Intern Travels to India (and Saves Her Skin)!

Keisha, our amazing summer intern,  took off to India in July to visit family friends! Of course she brought along a few of her favorite skyn ICELAND products to keep cool, refreshed and balanced! Read about her phenomenal experiences:

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About a month ago I visited India for a month. It was my very first time going there and I was given a lot of warnings – don’t drink the water, be careful of muggers, stay hydrated, etc. I prepared a lot for my trip and I also prepared a lot for my skin. Whenever I go on vacation my biggest concern is my skin. It can be anywhere – the weather, the water and the stress from traveling always affects my skin. Since my visit was a month-long, I decided to carry some skyn ICELAND products with me.

 

Once I reached India I was estactic and amazed at everything I saw. I visited villages and cities and I traveled all around South India by car, train and plane. Every area I visited was busy (busier than New York City!) with people, scooters, motorcyles and cars.  While cars filled the streets, animals (cows, dogs, goats) roamed around freely. The cities were polluted and the traffic was intense (yes, more intense than NYC!). And to top it all off: It was VERY hot in India. 

 

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The two products that really saved my skin's life were the Glacial Cleansing Cloths and the Icelandic Relief Eye Pen.

The pollution of the cities and the extreme heat made my skin dirty and oily. Since I was touring from morning until night,  I barely had time to wash my face upon returning to my hotel room. Instead, in the middle of the day, I would just whip out a Glacial Cleansing Cloth and wipe the dirt and sweat away from my face. I used this everyday – sometimes twice a day. It was so cooling and refreshing in the harsh sunlight and heat. By the end of the trip the cloths were finished!

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Jetlag and traveling from place to place definitely took a toll on my body. I rarely got eight full hours of sleep a night and tried to catch up by taking naps in the car. To avoid dry skin around my eyes and dark circles I relied heavily on the Icelandic Relief Eye Pen. The size was so perfect I was able to walk around with it everywhere if I needed a quick fix! Needless to say, my eyes never once darkened or dulled.

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To my surprise, even with all of the excitement in India , my skin stayed perfectly clear and hydrated thanks to the products from skyn ICELAND!

 

-Keisha

 

August 23, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 05, 2011

Here's One Way to Stress Less--and It Really Works!

We hope you're having a stress-free summer (that's what the season's all about, isn't it?), but in case you're not, we saw this stress-management tip over on Glamour.com's Vitamin G blog that we absolutely adore.

The trick? Pencil in some time to worry! (No, really!) The blog cited a recent study from Penn State researchers that incidicated "people who schedule a 30-minute period of stress time each day are better able to cope with their problems and worry less during other times of a day."

Kind of neat, right? So, while we all know it's insanely hard to find some Me Time, here's another incentive to make sure it ends up on your calendar! (And why not light one of our Cool Glacier aromatheraphy candles while you're worrying? Haha!)

August 5, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 01, 2011

A Peek Inside Murale Don Mills in Toronto

While in Canada for our show on The Shopping Channel, Sarah and Nikki stopped by Murale Don Mills in Toronto to meet the staff, and share some insider tips and tricks with them! Here's a peek inside the store:

 

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August 1, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 29, 2011

Check it Out: Exclusive Interview from The Shopping Channel

Last week skyn ICELAND traveled to Canada for an appearance on The Shopping Channel, and while our team was there, the Shopping Channel filmed an interview with skyn ICELAND Founder and President Sarah Kugleman! We wanted to share this exclusive video, so take a look below:

 

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July 22, 2011

Songs to Help You De-Stress

You know the ones that make you forget where you are, how much work you have, even that you have to wake up early the next morning. The songs that can transport your mind to a calm and peaceful place, away from everything causing stress in your life.

 

Here at skyn ICELAND we have selected our favorite songs that help us de-stress, to share with you.

 

Sarah:

- Everything Adele 

- Everything Seal, especially Whirlpool

- Everything Sade

- The Hotel Costes CD’s

- ‘Just Breathe’ – Anna Nalick

- ‘Thank You’ – Dido

- Sarah McLachlan such as Angel, Blackbird and I Love You

- “Stay (I Missed You)” - Lisa Loeb

- ‘Are you Strong Enough to be my Man” - Sheryl Crow

- “Landslide” - Stevie Nicks

- All Norah Jones

…can I keep going?!  There’s so many!!!

 

Nikki:

- ‘La Vie En Rose’ – Pomplamoose

- ‘A Lack of Color’ – Death Cab for Cutie

- ‘Birthday’ – The Sugarcubes

- ‘Do You Realize?’ The Flaming Lips

- ‘Tender’ – Blur

- ‘Where is my mind?’ – Pixies

- ‘Modern Romance’ – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

- ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We’re Floating in Space’ – Spiritualized

 

Kate:

- ‘Aqueous Transmission’- Incubus

- ‘Shampoo Suicide’- Broken Social Scene

- ‘Marquee Moon’- Television

- ‘Temptation’- New Order

- ‘Sound and Vision’- The Sea and Cake (cover)

- ‘Fischerspooner’- 15th Day

- ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class’ - Countess LuAnn

 

Jacqui:

- ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Adele

- ‘Dream On’ – Depeche Mode

- ‘In for the Kill’ – La Roux

- ‘Whatever it Takes’ – Leona Lewis

- ‘Hands Open’ – Snow Patrol

 

July 22, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 21, 2011

De-stress and Refresh: Two of Our Favorite Links This AM

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We don't have to tell you that it's hot out. Since we're all busy looking for things to keep us thinking about anything but the heat, check out two of our favorite finds:

Photo Courtesy of Prevention.com

July 21, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 18, 2011

CANADA: Catch skyn ICELAND on the Shopping Channel!

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Skyn ICELAND makes our return to Canada's Shopping Channel tomorrow! We'll be offering a special value kit that's priced so low, even we'll be snagging it. You're going to want to tune in and catch us on-air--and here's when you can (all times in EST):

Tuesday, July 19: 11 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Before catching our show, why not show your skyn ICELAND love by leaving a review about your favorite product on theshoppingchannel.com? Thanks for your support, Canada, and we'll see you on The Shopping Channel starting tomorrow!

July 18, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 10, 2011

Skyn ICELAND De-Stressed Accomplished Women in Film at the 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards

We're excited to have been a part of Women in Film Los Angeles' Crystal + Lucy Awards again this year! The list of honorees was as impressive as ever, including Annette Benning, Katie Holmes, Nina Tassler and more. Aiming to provide soothing relief to some of the most notable, hard-working women in the film industry, skyn ICELAND provided gift cards in each gift bag, redeemable for tailored, stress-busting regiments for each recipient:

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We also included a luxe basket for the fundraising auction, which included our Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Icelandic Relief Eye Pen, Glacial Face Wash, the ANTIDOTE Quenching Daily Lotion, Arctic Brightening Serum, Nordic Skin Peel and Glacial Cleansing Cloths:

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Congratulations to the award winners--the women of skyn ICELAND are inspired daily by what you do!

July 10, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0)