Algae, Silica, Lava and our tour of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

For those who missed it, I recently went on an incredible trip to Iceland (which I highly recommend if you love to travel) and one of the top spots on my must-see list was the legendary Blue Lagoon. It is after all one of the Wonders of the World! And while most of you are familiar with the pool — the Blue Lagoon draws in thousands of visitors annually, all seeking to reap the benefits of it’s healing geothermal seawater — they also have an incredible skincare line that’s a wonder all on it’s own.

So what makes this water and skincare line so incredible for your skin? The secret is in it’s amazing natural active ingredients: silica, algae, and a unique blend of pure minerals. All of these ingredients are incredible for your body, and while in Iceland I was treated to a private tour with my friend and fellow blogger, Danielle Gray to see how the product line is made and learn more about these powerful ingredients. Algae, many of you are familiar with for its anti-aging properties, silica on the other hand was all new to me and a special ingredient native to Iceland you should have on your radar. It is notorious for strengthening and rebuilding the skin’s properties. Powerful natural minerals contain powerful revitalizing effects. It’s important to note that all of these products are harvested utilizing a zero waste process, so Blue Lagoon skin care adheres to eco-friendly sustainability. (So freakin’ cool!)

As we toured the facility we saw how the silica is harvested and the lava is made from the area. I broke down the iconic masks from the Blue Lagoon Shop (which you can check out for yourself here) and why the active ingredients are so beneficial for your skin. As well as the lip balm because it’s epic! If you’re into triple masking like me, the order is Lava Scrub, Silica Mud Mask and then Algae Mask. The first product launched in 1995 and now they have an extensive product line, but these masks are the heroes of the line.

Lava Scrub: If you’ve never thought about putting lava on your skin, you may be seriously missing out. Formulated with the lava that surrounds the Blue Lagoon, this scrub renews skin and leaves feeling smooth and positively luminous. It’s made with real powdered Icelandic lava, so this scrub is the real deal. Not only does lava exfoliate, it energizes skin and renews it for a brighter and more radiant complexion. It’s intended for your face and body, however if you have sensitive skin it may be preferable on just your body.

Silica Mud Mask: The Blue Lagoon is also famous for their iconic white wonder silica formula, which deeply cleanses and strengthens skin. Silica is a mineral that visibly reduces the appearance of pores and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clear making it very ideal for oily skin types. Silica strengthens the skin’s barrier function, which is one of the key elements in maintaining healthy and radiant skin. The silica found in the Blue Lagoon is water-based so it’s made to specifically target the skin, deeply cleansing and strengthening it unlike any other silica product on the market.

Algae Mask:  Composed of the Blue Lagoon’s patented algae, this mask nourishes skin and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Upon application, it provides skin with an immediate lift and youthful glow. Algae has been scientifically proven to be a powerful anti-aging agent because it reduces UV-induced degradation of collagen in the skin. The Blue Lagoon filamentous algae stimulate skin’s natural collagen production. This is a great natural way to regain a youthful glow and improve your skin’s overall health and appearance and is amazing for dry skin.

Rejuvenating Lip Balm: Also formulated with their patented Blue Lagoon algae, this lip balm will seriously rock your world. It provides lips with a shot of intense moisture and nourishment that is unparalleled to any other lip balm I’ve ever used! If you suffer from chronically dry and chapped lips, this product could be a total game changer for you.

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