Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on September 8, 2008
All the coolest organic skincare lines come from Iceland these days – think Taer, Dr Bragi, Skyn and Hannesdottir. The reasoning being, if herbs can survive an Icelandic winter (and the latest Bjork record), then they sure must be packed with potency. And then there’s all the geothermal perks too. Blue Lagoon boasts a high end skin care line consisting of masks, scrubs, creams and serums loaded with algae and minerals. But it’s much more than a set minimally packaged, super effective lotions and potions, it’s a destination.
Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, and it’s easy to see why. The lagoon is filled with six million liters of geothermal seawater, piped directly from the source, which is renewed every 40 hours. Guests can enjoy the pristine environment, fresh air and pure Icelandic drinking water while benefitting from the geothermal waters active ingredients including minerals, silica and algae “designed to purify, protect and revitalize the skin”. The medicinal benefits are such that sufferers of the skin disease psoriasis will find comfort in the natural healing powers of the water, which are, let’s face it, a lot more appealing that a tube of topical cream.
Blue Lagoon also has an on-site clinic, which provides spa treatments and massages, many of which take place outdoors. There’s a sauna with lagoon views, a steam bath carved into a lava cave and a waterfall to give you an energizing massage. With the natural beauty of Blue Lagoon, the clean and modern accommodations, clinic and conference rooms (work, huh?) complement the truly unique setting. Don’t know about you, but I’ve convinced myself I must go there immediately. If that’s not possible, I guess there’s always the skincare line.