Christmas came early this year when I had the pleasure of testing Blue Lagoon Iceland Rich Nourishing Cream ($159). Words such as “rich” and “luxurious” have become so overused that, in my opinion, they have lost much of their impact. But using this cream for a month reminded me those words can be honest adjectives. As a woman in her 60s with dry skin, I have forgotten more products than some women have tried. I have also found some wonderful products that I continue to use. Blue Lagoon Iceland Rich Nourishing Cream moves to the top of the wonderful list.
Blue Lagoon products originate in a beautiful area in Iceland — its blue lagoon formed in lava fields filled with geothermally-heated water rich in salt, algae and silica. This place has become a popular healing spa and the products produced reflect the healing philosophy.
Everything about Blue Lagoon Iceland Rich Nourishing Cream is clean and fresh, simple yet elegant. The pure white jar and cool blue lettering is inviting. The cream has a subtle, appealing scent with a lovely smooth texture, is easily applied and quickly absorbed. It’s a terrific moisturizer and leaves your skin feeling soothed and soft. At the price, I expected nothing less. My skin is very dry and, even with the best moisturizers, that “I need cream” feeling can hit me only a few hours after applying. I was so pleased when I realized the fully-moisturized feeling from this cream lasted throughout the entire day and was really delighted that my skin actually felt firm without feeling tight (a benefit I did not anticipate).
It’s very apparent to me that this cream is yielding the benefits it promises. I can honestly attest awareness that the Rich Nourishing Cream does in fact nourish, moisturize, smooth and enhance radiance just as Blue Lagoon Iceland promises. While many ingredients play a role, three are key to the product’s success: Iceland’s Blue Lagoon algae, which reduce degradation and stimulate the production of collagen. Second is silica which strengthens and maintains healthy skin, and third is the revitalizing effects from the pure minerals in Blue Lagoon’s geothermal seawater.
It’s too soon for me to judge whether the cream prevents aging signs, but if there is a product that can deliver that miracle, it might be this one. This is the first cream I’ve ever used that produced results so quickly and so very noticeably. It is a winner! I do consider this a pretty costly cream, but having tried it, this is worthy of busting the budget — and a little goes a long way.