Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review enjoyed this product
I'm not sure if the sample I received is the same as what others receive when they buy it im pretty sure it is. One comment i do have about the packaging is that it feels slightly cheap and plastic-y. based on a bit of googling, this product isnt the cheapest, so i definitely feel like the packaging should match its price point.
adding this product to my routine wasnt a problem because i wasnt using a serum in my routine. i use it at night after my toner and before my moisturizer. i have combination skin and am prone to acne. although im young, its never too early to stop the signs of aging. i guess this product would be the hydrating step in my routine.
the pump works good, one pump is enough for the whole face. the product comes out like a translucent red but the color doesnt show up on your face. it applies slightly tacky but doesnt stay that way after you apply moisturizer. it doesnt have any added fragrance and its scent is very fresh and light which i like.
this product doesnt break me out either which is a very important factor.
after using it, my skin does look plumper, some of my fine lines like on my forehead and under my eyes did seem to be filled in and some of my acne scars do seem to be fading and less red. in addition, my skin does look less dull (maybe placebo effect ?)
overall, i would recommend this product. i will continue to use this in my routine.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not the best, not the worst.
This is my first Skyn product and prior to using the Icelandic Youth Serum I had not heard of the brand. My first impression was with the packaging, not a huge fan of the shade of red and aesthetics of the bottle. The serum is an orangish color and does go on easily and dries quickly. However, the smell is not tolerable in my opinion. I appreciate that it absorbs quickly so the smell is short lived but it's just hard to get past. I do not like the feel once applied and dried. It feels more like a very thin facial mask and if you do not follow it up with a moisturizer then your skin feels tight. I've been using the product for a couple weeks and have not seen any type of improvement to warrant purchasing again but I plan to continue to use until the bottle is empty to really gauge if improvements have been made. Final pro: no negative effects.
Reviewed by 117 customers Not Impressed
Sarah from San Francisco
This serum was disappointing. It is lightweight and absorbs nicely, but beyond that, I don't have a lot to say. The orange-red gel is a little off-putting, but I can get past that for results - which I unfortunately just haven't seen. My skin looks exactly the same after not using it for a few days as it did using it nightly for weeks. Felt like a waste of money.
Katy from Wisconsin
I don't usually do reviews but this product is so good that I feel like I have to. I have never heard of this brand but I was walking thru the store and the rep for this product stopped me. I was looking at the Murad products for brightening skin and lightening hyperpigmentation. She said she has a product that works much better. I am always a bit skeptical with new products especially when the rep is pushing them. But oh my gosh! I used this for less than a week and my dark spots are almost gone! My skin is soft. The only bad thing is that it really stinks when you apply it - like fishy water smell. But it dries quickly and the smell disappears when dry.
I used the Murad brightening product for over a month and didn't see this kind of results!
CurvyAngel from Los Angeles, ca
I love astaxanthin, had such a good experience with DHC product and I was searching for a serum to layer or wear alone during day. The reviews were great, especially for acne/inflammation, but I am so disappointed. First, it does dry with a orangey shiny tint. Second, it doesn't absorb into my skin but sits on top creating a sticky gooey film that can be rubbed off. I'll probably be returning this. Sigh.
It's worth it!
Elle from IL
Got this as a sample and finally ran out, decided to bite the bullet and get a full size and i think it might be the best decision I've ever made! My skin has been so rough but this instantly smooths and hydrates!
I'm on my third bottle
E from Phoenix
I received this first as a sample and was blown away with how quickly it treated the inflammation breakouts I had. It's pricey but worth it considering the results and how long the bottle lasts, even with daily use. My skin has been brighter, its tone more even, and the breakouts on my cheeks have all since vanished. I was also happy to see the new glass bottle - the weight and look of it match the luxury (and price point) of the product, comparative to the old plastic one. Love this serum!
Helps my sensitive skin
Sj from Canada
I have rosacea with acne AND I'm oily so it's hard to find something that is soothing but doesn't make me greasy. This works well so far and I've even seen some improvement in my rosacea. My nose is less swollen which very few things help with and the redness is a bit better too. Will repurchase
Perfect for my problem skin
Blan from Lansing, MI
I got this as a sample and had to buy the full size. I have really bad acne and this has helped calm it and help my scars. Worth the $$
I am going to make sure I NEVER run out.
Jen from Clackamas, Or
This serum is amazing. It glides on & feels wonderful on my face.
The absolute best serum!
Sierra from Nashville, Tennessee
I don't have problem skin but was looking for a good serum since I'm in my 30s and this is the best I have tried.
Calms my skin
Luisa from San Diego
I love this product it helped cal my skin from bad hormonal breakouts, I personally love the smell, smells like the sea in the best way, natural
Elizabeth from Hollywood. Florida
Amazing! No harsh smell and you only need very little product
So glad I bought this!
Erika D from Albany, OR
This brightens my skin and it absorbs easily.
It works for me!
Denny from Florida
I am 31 years old and fortunate enough to not get a lot of acne, but when I do get a zit it is one of those painful and deep zits that sits under the skin for days and once it emerges it leaves a dark spot for WEEKS. I am really pale so these spots are almost impossible to cover up. I got two of these lovely zits at one time right before I purchased this serum, and since I'm impatient I squeezed them and left two giant wounds on my face. I am honestly amazed by this serum! Not only did they heal up in a fraction of the time, but the dark spots are almost completely gone and my skin looks so calm (I have a tendency to get irritated and red skin easily) and so smooth! Plus, I dont know whether it is this serum or not yet, but I have had a couple people compliment my skin over the past few days!
Love it so far!
Jamie from Petoskey, MI
I avoided serums. They were always too much for my skin. I'd breakout everytime. This absorbs quickly. My skin feels balanced, light, smooth. Redness is reduced. My skin just looks so much calmer. I wish it was a little cheaper, buuuut what can you do?
Erica from Denver
I got a sample of this and loved it so I bought the full size. Goes on so easily and quickly. I don't think it has any scent at all. I feel like a few weeks of use have already made my skin smoother.
Not worth the money
Coach Jacki from New Jersey
I was pushed to purchase this at Ulta by a Skyn rep that raved about it. It was my first time with this brand. It smells yucky. I used the entire bottle before I decided to make a decision and I would not recommend it. For the price, there are better serums out there. The only thing I can say it did was help with the texture of my skin. That's about it. It did dry out my skin a bit so I had to make sure to moisturize after. I won't be purchasing in the future.
lbm from Or
I am so happy I found this stuff! It's amazing for my skin which is dry with excessive sebum, acne issues, texture issues, aging issues... it soothes and smoothes and is helping the tone and texture of my skin... it also seems to help healing little acne owies... love it.
Left a stinging sensation on my face
Micpugh75 from Westminster
I don't believe that I have overly sensitive skin, but this product left me with a stinging sensation
Would buy again
Annie from Austin, Texas
I love this product! I usually wash my face, apply some jojoba oil, this product, then moisturizer, My skin feels and looks amazing! It is a little pricey though
The absolute best
Audrey from Michigan
This serum is everything to me. I have incredibly sensitive, rosaceae covered, acne prone skin, and this serum? Makes all that disappear. My skin has never been softer, the redness has gone down, I look more awake and like I've slept 8 hours when I've maybe gotten four. On a good day. It's a miracle worker. I use it twice a day, morning and night, and can't get enough. It absorbs quickly, and smells a little like a green health food smoothie, but I couldn't care less as long as it continues to help my skin.
Meow from Michigan
I used a sample size of this serum day and night for about 4 days. It applies easily and didn't irritate my skin or cause breakouts. It felt a bit tacky when it started to dry, but soaked in after a minute or two. I'm not a fan of the algae smell and I didn't notice an improvement in my skin over other similar serums, so I probably won't purchase it again.
I'll never stop using this!
Beach girl from Florida
I originally got this as a sample in an IPSY bag. I saw results after ones use! Smooth, supple smaller pots brighter skin! Feel like gel or water almost and a very small amount covered the Face and soaked in immediately. My favorite product in a long time. I have sensitive dry skin with sun damage.
Problem Skin Be Gone!
Jozzy from Tennessee
This stuff is the real deal for a good price. I have *never* found a skincare product that I was willing to pay a whole lot for, but this stuff changed my mind. I have gigantic pores and acne scarring a just two uses of this has yielded great results already. Less is more with this product. I only use about as much as will fit on the tip of my middle finger and smooth it all over my face. Give it a try!
Victoria from Round Rock, Texas
I use this at night after the glacial face wash and anti-blemish gel. It feels amazing on the skin and absorbs well. Wake up to a gorgeous face.
Sticky feeling but working
MeganS from Kentucky
Overall, it's not a bad product. It's slightly sticky when you first apply it. Has almost an Aloe Vera feel to it. I have been using it for about 2 weeks. I have seen a slight improvement in my overall skin tone with it.