Samantha Chic: Beauty // Skyn Iceland the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion


Beauty // Skyn Iceland the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion

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What it is: Skyn Iceland the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion

What they say: This lightweight, daily hydrating lotion for chronically stressed skin goes on with a cooling burst to decongest, detoxify and stabilize your complexion, returning it to its natural, fresh and healthy state. With daily use, skin is fortified and protected from the ravages of stress.

How to use: After cleansing, pat gently onto face and throat. A slight cooling sensation is normal. 

What I think: Last month, I decided to cash in some Birchbox points and splurge on this Skyn Iceland Saving Face Kit

I have blemish prone skin and it took quite a beating using whatever random samples I could find when we moved across the country (I had streamlined all my large containers). So needless to say it was in need of some "Saving Face."

I've been using all four products together pretty regularly for the last month, but this ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion was the first to be used up so it's the first to get reviewed.

Generally, because my skin breaks out pretty easily, I like a really light and soothing moisturizer. Anything thick or creamy is just too much for my skin. 

This one is extremely light and goes on really smoothly. It soaks completely into the skin within a minute or so and doesn't leave behind a greasy or tacky feeling, which I like.

The lotion is also infused with Icelandic Kelp and Icelandic Glacial Water to soothe, hydrate and revitalize the skin. Additionally, white willow bark helps to prevent breakouts.

For the most part, my skin looked and felt really smooth after using this lotion.

However, there was one downside, which turned me off of it all together. As mentioned above, a "slight cooling sensation" is normal, but for me at least, it was much more than a "cooling sensation."

Almost immediately after applying the lotion, my face started to feel all tingly, sort of like the pins and needles feeling when your foot falls asleep. My face continued to feel this way for 30 minutes to an hour after applying the lotion.

At first I thought, maybe I applied a little too much. So I used it another 3-4 time again (I know, I know, I'm a glutton for punishment!) applying less and less each time, but it still made my face super tingly for at least 30 minutes.

While I've used products before with a "cooling sensation" and liked them, this one started to border on uncomfortable for me, which is a shame because I've actually been enjoying all the other products in the kit so far.

Overall, the tingling is too much for me so I won't be using this Skyn Iceland lotion again, no matter who good Icelandic Glacial Water and Kelp is for the skin.

What do you think? Have you tried this before? Tell me in the comments below!

Buy it online: Birchbox $45 for 1.76 oz bottle

-- Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash review
-- Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Pen review
-- Skyn Iceland Nordic Skin Peel review
-- Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gel review 

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