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skyn ICELAND's Icelandic Youth Serum powered by Astaxanthin, an antioxidant 6,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, hydrates, brightens and smoothes stressed skin.
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Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
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!
I bought my first bottle in store, as recommended by a sales associate. I told her all my skin concerns (dry, sensitive, red-proned skin) and she told me to buy this. I LOVED my fist bottle. It was a game changer! I used this only at night, because it made my makeup pill during the day, and I would wake up every morning with PERFECT skin. It was smooth and calm and gorgeous. As soon as I realized I was running low, I went online and bought a replacement bottle. The product from my online purchase was a different color and smell. The original bottle had a red color and smelled like seaweed. The online product was light yellow and smells like nothing. The packing is totally different too. The in-store bottle was plastic but had a high-quality, glass-like finish. The bottle I purchased online is cheap and plastic-y. I'm not a product snob and rarely review products, but I want people to be warned that this is a major problem. I threw away the original packaging the bottle came with and I'm afraid I can't return it now. If you buy the red colored serum, its amazing. I don't know what ulta.com sold me though...
Peachy from New York City
The best serum that I've used so far. For years, I've hopped from cheap to high end products trying to find the best serum. The smell is strong but disappears after a minute once the serum is absorbed. Sinks into the skin and makes it revived during the winter.
Queen Rex from Seattle
While I totally love the products in this line, the odor of this serum in just awful. If you use this brand's other products be prepared to be very disappointed by the odor. It doesn't go with the rest of the line. Still love the cloud cream with all my heart.
Tee from Portland
this stuff is incredible! the freckles and expression lines in my face have be erased! I can't say I love the smell (sorta like seaweed or fishy water) but it does its job! it's a good primer under makeup too!
Lala from Philadelphia PA
So far, I really like this serum. I have oily but slightly sensitive skin with inflammation issues, and this has helped soothe my skin and acne. It feels very hydrating, too. It does have a slightly oceany smell, but it's nothing intolerable. It's just a little strange. It also leaves a very slight red tint on the skin if a lot is applied to one area, but it goes away quickly.
Penny from Cali
This serum leaves your skin feeling so soft after the first use. I ordered a Skyn Iceland moisturizer that I will probably use on top of this serum but it works perfectly fine without a moisturizer it's just that my skin can get a little on the dry side sometimes. Definitely recommend this serum
Lupe from Clearwater, FL
I'm not the best when it comes to skincare and have never been consistent when using products. But this right here has made me a convert! 63 is just a couple of weeks away and I've been dreading it because of the waddle and crepy skin on my neck plus the lines by my mouth. I've been applying this serum now for a week and what a difference! The lines by my mouth and definitely less pronounced and the beginnings of the waddle have disappeared. And here I thought I was going to be resigned to getting HIFU treatments to stave off the aging.
Jenny from Tampa
I must have gotten a botched bottle from Ulta in store purchase bc I smell NOTHING!!! As far as red on your skin, yes, it's red for like 2 seconds until rubbed in!!!!! this stuff is amazing, no smell, no red residue..Buy it!!!! ignore bad reviews...I've used LaMer, Lancome, Prism, Algenist, Peter TR, Charlotte Tilbury so I'm no flake when it comes to good skincare. I'm not a know it all either. I just know this is a great product like the Camelina Oil and Face, eye gels!!!! :)
Ammun from San Antonio,Tx
I just purchased this product and hope that it works sooner rather than later because the smell is horrid. I am a beach bum and know ocean smells when it comes to algae but this is beyond decaying algae on the beach. I am not sure if I can take this smell much longer maybe exchanging for other serum🤦
Icy Blues from Kansas City
This serum works exactly as advertised and it works quite well: my skin texture is better, pores are smaller, overall healthier appearance. However once the bottle is empty I will be going back to the arctic serum. I'm not sure if it's the red algae or another ingredient in it but the smell is terrible. Even holding my breath while applying it the smell lingers. I just can't get past the iron rust tang/old blood smell.
Jessica H from Colorado, USA
This product feels wonderful on my skin. After cleansing, I apply two pumps all over my face. Too much product leads to some redness because of the red algae, and it has a barely noticeable aquatic smell right after you pump the product onto your fingertips, but the smell dissipates immediately and if you work the excess product in, the redness is not noticeable at all. I am 27 and because I don't absorb collagen well, my skin is prone to fine lines. Dryness only exacerbates the issue. This serum is moisturizing and calming, filling in fine lines and preparing my face for moisturizer. I use the Skyn Iceland eye serum and the pre+probiotic moisturizer or the cooling daily lotion for daytime wear. The result is calm, dewy skin that won't dry out and shows off my skin. Because of my nighttime routine (heavy in chemical exfoliants for acne-prone skin), I need to replenish my moisture during the day.
Ronda from Summerville, SC
I received a sample of this product and actually saw results. I purchased a full size bottle and am happy I did. I have seen big results of the redness in my face. Great product and worth the money.
Amy long stressed out career chic from MD
I put a thin layer on before moisturizer
Veronica P from California
I've only used this for a few days and my skin feels AMAZING. Scars are disappearing and it's so smooth and has reduced oil. The only catch, which I'm surprised more haven't commented on, is the smell. It's bad. Real bad. But for a product that works, I'm willing to compromise.
LivRiv from TX
To start, I have fair combination skin and am acne-prone. I just switched to this product after going through a bottle of the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright serum (which didn't do much for me.) I've only used this a few times but I've already noticed a difference; my skin is very smooth, much less textured, and it helps soothe redness as well. It dries down quickly and absorbs very well. A lot of reviews have said it pills or leaves a red film but I haven't experienced either of those. It doesn't really smell fishy but it's definitely not great. Overall I really like this product.
Liz from Richmond, VA
Yas from Texas
I am in love with this product! It really gives a more youthful look and takes away those fine lines. After I use this my face feel very refreshed. The only complain is the smell of algae but it's worth it.
Cindy, the hiker from Kansas
My daughter gave me this for my birthday and I could tell a big difference after just 3 uses , I started using just a small bit daily and my wrinkles disappeared , even the crows feet around my eyes. One bottle lasted me almost a year and i am buying more, its the only anti aging serum I will use because it's the only one that really works.
Moniqueeckert from Michigan
I use a LOT of serums- from the most affordable to the most expensive. This Skyn Iceland Youth Serum is one of my favorites. It goes on so nice and soaks in easily. I really have had noticeable results using this. Highly recommended.
JKay from Chicago
I had some positive experiences with algae in a product previously so I was glad to find this. The only reason I didn't give it full stars is the smell! TG, it doesn't last long and it's worth it. It's helped me with dryness, acne and inflammation. I haven't had any problems with it absorbing. In fact for my dry winter skin this has been great. There is a reddish cast when first applied but it dries down and disappears quickly like the scent. I layer skincare products and this serum needs to go on between toner and your final moisturizer. It'll absorb best that way.
Michelle from Baltimore, MD
I really loved this. It made my skin look like glass and I noticed smoothed results right away. It is extremely fast absorbing, so section your face or you won't be able to rub it all in. Definitely buying more!
Saristah from Houston
I though this was okay, if you're sensitive to red dye I wouldn't recommend this but of course proceed with caution. A little goes a long way with this product. Unfortunately I won't be purchasing again the red dye was a bit sensitive for my skin but I have a nice glow!
Kelsey from Chicago IL
I purchased this serum after it was recommended to me by a worker (I was looking for a product to soothe my dry skin and smooth rough patches). One thing that I immediately noticed was a foul, fishy smell- I'm assuming that's because of the red algae in it, I didn't like that at all. But, aside from the smell, it left a greasy orange tinted film all over my face that rubbed off with my fingers! It didn't make my skin feel better at all, just left it looking, smelling, and feeling gross. I have since returned the product, it wasn't for me.
Chris from Palmdale, CA
Two weeks into using this product and my skin feels like it did when I was in my 20's! The product aroma may not be pleasing if you have a sensitive nose.
Darla from Southern California
Instantly saw results on the first night after receiving as part of a sample bag. The price is high but was a good purchase for me and my sensitive skin.
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.