Ellie Goulding Swears By This Icelandic Moisturizer When She Needs to Calm Her Skin
The singer uses a cooling lotion from Skyn Iceland that's made to fight inflammation.
When questioned about her glowy skin, Ellie Goulding has credited both switching to a vegetarian (and then vegan) diet and a cult-favorite drugstore beauty product. Now, she's shared her trick for preventing her skin from going haywire. Goulding relies on Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion ($46, amazon.com) for those times when her skin is likely to become aggravated.
Goulding shared a snap of the product on her Instagram Story, writing: "So so good if you get red/ puffy/ hot face or if you travel a lot." Given the fact that she's taken multiple world tours and loves a high-intensity workout, she's no doubt put it to the real test. (Related: Kristen Bell's Favorite Under-Eye Masks Are On Sale Right Now for Just $13)
Like the rest of Skyn Iceland's line, The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion was created as a solution for stressed skin. The moisturizer, which Catherine Zeta-Jones also reportedly uses, is intended to meet the needs of people who are prone to rosacea or other redness. It contains jojoba oil, which fights inflammation and is a favorite for sensitive skin, and algae—specifically Icelandic kelp—which hydrates, softens, and soothes dry, irritated skin. (Related: What's Causing All That Skin Redness?)
Goulding didn't elaborate a lot on why she's so into The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion, but many product reviewers note that it shines when it comes to redness prevention and that it gives a pleasant cooling sensation (thanks to the fact that it contains mint).
"This stuff is the real deal," one Amazon review reads. "The moisturizer is so perfect for my combo skin. My skin is also sensitive and easily gets red and bumpy in areas on my forehead and around my chin. This stuff calms the redness and irritation instantly, while leaving a wonderful cool and refreshing sensation after." (Related: Is Icelandic Skin Care the New Korean Skin Care?)
Whether you deal with chronic skin redness or want to get strategic about your in-flight skin-care kit, Goulding's recommendation definitely seems worth investigating. You can snag it for $46 on Amazon.