Sarah Kugelman, President and Founder of skyn ICELAND
Beauty stats: 40s; green eyes; fine blonde hair (but a lot of it!); normal-to-dry skin, with some oiliness in the T-zone (especially in the summer).
Skin condition: "I do have great skin, but, of course, it's my job! However, I have a lot of redness in my skin, and it does tend to get easily irritated, especially when I'm stressed."
Beauty vice: Regular blowouts and expensive mani/pedis
Beauty addiction: skyn ICELAND products and pink lip gloss
Beauty philosophy: "You can't be beautiful on the outside without taking care of the inside. Healthy = beautiful."
skyn ICELAND Glacial Face Wash
"I never go to bed without washing my face. Makeup and dirt can stress the skin by clogging and enlarging pores. I wash with skyn ICELAND's Glacial Face Wash, which has a scent that immediately relaxes me, and the foamy lather instantly refreshes my skin. It gets off all of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling so clean but never dry or tight."
skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths
"When I'm really exhausted and can't make it to the sink (or am traveling, which I do constantly), I use our Glacial Cleansing Cloths. They foam without water and don't need to be rinsed off. It's a 'face wash' in a cloth, and they are remarkable for cleaning skin and removing makeup. They smell great and never leave a sticky, tacky residue."
skyn ICELAND Icelandic Relief Eye Cream
"My nighttime routine includes my two favorite products, one of which, our Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, is our #1 seller. This has really become a cult item, as it addresses dark circles, puffiness, lines, and wrinkles, and has the most amazing texture it's spongy and bouncy as opposed to creamy, so it's very lightweight on the eyes but delivers serious hydration and some intense nurturing. It has a wonderful cooling sensation that immediately relieves tired, stressed eyes. You can use it on the eyelids as well as the under-eye area. Its great under concealer as it prevents caking and really helps makeup from settling into lines and cracks. It also contains cotton powder, a light diffuser, which minimizes imperfections around the eye area. What more could you ask for?"
skyn ICELAND Oxygen Infusion Night Cream
"Next, I use skyn ICELAND Oxygen Infusion Night Cream. I love this product so much I could eat it (but don't!). I smear it all over my face; it's creamy and tingly (because it's super-active) and just brings a glow to my skin overnight. When Im tired, stressed, and/or jet-lagged, I always reach for this product. The oxygen is like an overnight miracle combined with peptides, willow bark, cloudberries, and cranberries. It's a serious skin transformer and healer."
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
"I never, ever sit in the sun (which is the worst environmental stress for the skin, along with pollution and ozone). But it's really important to use a daily SPF. I'm all about multitasking, so I use Laura Mercier's Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 in Nude every day. The tinted moisturizer gives me the perfect amount of coverage it evens skin tone (for me, that means taking down redness) and gives me a bit of a luminous sheen, while the SPF protects my skin from the sun's rays."
LORAC TANtalizer Award Show Glow
"To accentuate the look of glowing skin, I'm a big bronzer girl. I love LORAC's TANtalizer (for face and body), especially at night. It's the perfect shade and has a wonderful shimmer to it (not too much) but definitely gives you a warm, sexy glow. Brush it on your shoulders for an extra touch of glam!"
skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
"For emergency measures (late nights, hangovers, long days at the office), I keep stress at bay with skyn ICELAND's Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. It takes just 10 minutes under the eyes for these patches to seriously reduce puffiness and lines/wrinkles. We have a huge celebrity following and makeup artists who swear by this product (it has been/is used on the set of 24, Heroes, Saving Grace, and numerous movies, including the soon-to-be-released The Oranges). For extra cooling and refreshment, stick these in the fridge."
"To keep my skin healthy and glowing, I take omega-3 capsules, which fight internal inflammation, and a multi-B vitamin, to reduce stress, daily. I drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, and this all helps to keep my skin clear and radiant. I bring berries to work and snack on them all morning for an extra boost of antioxidants to improve skin health."
Finest Natural Omega-3 Plus Glucosamine Softgels, $29.99; walgreens.com
GNC Vitamin B-Complex 50, $6.99; gnc.com