by Marion L.
I am a skin care junkie and was excited to try something new. I have never heard of Blue Lagoon and was glad I was chosen to review Blue Lagoon Rich Rejuvenating Cream ($150). I am 68 with combination skin. As I get older I need more hydration to make my skin glow and plump out my wrinkles. I hoped that this cream would deliver these results.
I tested the cream as recommended, both AM and PM, without any other products for one month as to ensure fair results. Here is what I found:
Used in the morning with suncreen, this cream did not work for me. The cream is rich so it left a barrier on my skin and with the sunscreen it felt like a mask. I tried waiting about a half hour before applying the suncreen but that did not help. So after a week I decided not to use it in the AM because I could never quite find a balance between the cream and sunscreen.
Using the cream at night was much better because it was able to penetrate while I slept. In the morning my skin felt refreshed, my eleven lines were not as noticeable and my face was smooth and hydrated. This is a rich cream so I was always adjusting how much I needed and after a couple of days found a happy medium. I was quite pleased with the results.
The star ingredients in this cream are silica and algae from the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. These minerals are said to have soothing, healing properties, which Marta talks about in her recent Blue Lagoon Algae Mask review. If you are into all-natural or organic skincare, this may not be for you. There are some harmless paraben alternatives, such as calrylyl glycol and ethylhexylglycerin. But there is also phenoexyethanol — a potential irritant for those with sensitive skin. I had no problems at all with this cream irritating my skin.
This cream is definitely for very dry skin or mature skin As with all skincare it takes time to see results but after even a month I was impressed. This cream will last a long time since it is very rich. I would recommend it.