February 27, 2008

Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream Review

Thanks to the Total Beauty Network I was able to lay my hands on the posh, pricey Pure Cloud Cream from Skyn Iceland.

I was really looking forward to trying this out and possibly doing cartwheels around the room when I heard I would get a chance to test it out! I heard big time rave reviews about not only the Pure Cloud Cream but also all of the Skyn Iceland line!


I’m sad.

I have to give this a thumbs down sadly. For one thing the price of $75 for 1.7oz scares me slightly. I really shouldn’t say that as my regular moisturizer costs $85.45 for 1.5oz but at least it works amazingly well!

Maybe I didn’t get the benefit of it since it’s recommend for super sensitive skin types where as I’m more of a dry type during the winter. It promises to restore skin from intense weather conditions but I really wasn’t seeing much of a difference. I faced the elements for the time I was sampling it (rain, sleet, snow) and my skin came out without much change.

The formula is very thick which got me super excited as I thought it would be excellent nourishment for my dry, patchy skin. After using this for almost two weeks my skin is actually missing my old moisturizer!

It didn’t create any problems for me, it didn’t cause dry skin, or oily skin or any other such problems however it just didn’t feel like it was doing anything for my skin where as with my regular moisturizer I can feel and see it working. My face looks fresher, less dull, and moist when I use my regular brand.

At the very least for $75 bucks I was hoping I’d see some change in my face! From dull to glow? Nope. Nothing.

I can’t recommend this one for purchase but I am curious about the rest of the line!

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  • Anonymous

    I have tried this product as well and i agree. I had very dry flakey skin at the time and a shiseido moisturizer worked wonders. I ran out and decided to try skyn iceland since I had read about it in a random magazine. My skin reverted to a dry flakey mess. I think the problem is that the cream is so thick it doesn’t penetrate my skin.

    Because of the price I intend to finish using the product , but now I use it over a much lighter shiseido moisturizer that sinks into my skin. My reasoning is that the heavy skyn iceland cream will lock in moisture. I dont know if htat is really what is happening but shiseido moisturizer is the best so far.

  • nilla cookie

    Aww Muse, I’m sad this one didn’t for you too. You know I had high hopes but for me, it didn’t deliver what I thought it should.

    Excellent review though! 🙂

  • Bliss

    Great review, thats such a expensive cream, so which is comparable La Mer is still the beat is it?

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    Oh gosh in the winter my skin is so tight and gross! and this sounded like the dream solution! But didn’t work for me either 😛

    It penetrated ok for me and I was feeling sort a tingly feeling..maybe I was imagining it..but I noticed no change. I used it in the evening too as a night cream since it was so thick but I’d wake up with virtually no change at all!

    I normally use When Hope is not Enough for my night cream and Skin Shagnra La or Gorgeous as my day cream.

    I’ve never tried shiseido for any creams. Hmmm maybe a lem happening here hehe!

    love you should have returned the Cloud Cream! Where’d ya buy it? No sense keeping it if it doesn’t work! BLAH!

    Thanks for the comment and your thoughts and review!

  • the Muse

    hey my cookie!

    Ya 🙁 We had discussed how neither of us was feeling the love for this eh 🙁

    I read your review too! Cheers 😉 Good one! I must say that I was somewhat shocked. I thought at $75 I’d coming out glowing!

  • the Muse

    hi Bliss!

    I never tried La Mer facial cream! But I’m sure it’s AMAZING 😉

    hugs darling!

  • ilove

    sigh. Although I don’t like the packaging of this product because it is in a jar. I hope when I try the 5 day detox kit it’d work for me because I share the same enthusiasm as you in trying this product out. I’ll just have to see if it’ll work for my skin type. 🙁

    thanks for this review, I haven’t see much blogs reviewing Skyn Iceland.

  • the Muse

    hey ilove!

    I don’t like the jar packaging either!

    They pimp this out as if it’s the best moisturizer every but sadly no go for me 🙁 I thought this would end up becoming my holy grail but absolutely not!

    Do tell us how the detox kit is when you get it!

    You’re most welcome 😉 My pleasure to review it!


  • ilove

    I have a same thinking as you, mostly because I want to find a product that’ll be as you put it “holy grail” until it gets discontinued or so. 🙁

    I don’t have a make up blog but when I get it, I’ll let you know though I’m not really good on reviewing a product. XD

  • the Muse

    hi ilove 🙂

    my hg is lush mostly for skincare 😉 But I’m always looking out for something that might work better!

    Aw just tell us how you feel what you like about it etc..that’s all there is too it 😉

    Thanks for the comment!