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I have been so desperate for Sunday Riley Ice Cream to arrive in the UK because there’s been a big buzz about it in the US where it launched last year. I have been lucky enough to have had a sample since December and have been testing it out – here’s what you need to know. It has finally launched in the UK.
Update 26th May 2020
Ice has launched in the UK at Cult Beauty*. Just in time to tackle our stressed out, lockdown skin.
What is Sunday Riley Ice Cream?
The full name of this new moisturiser is Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream and it is all about strengthening the skin’s natural moisture barrier and dealing with the causes of short term and long term dehydration.
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides have been big in beauty for quite a while and so many new launches are focusing on them. Ceramides are lipids that the skin naturally creates. They are part of the skin’s barrier and help it to retain moisture.
As we age, the ceramides deplete which leaves our skin vulnerable to a compromised barrier. Low ceramide levels are often linked with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. So it is essential to make sure our ceramides are topped up.
Sunday Riley Ice Cream is a a rich pro-ceramide moisturiser which uses:
- Ceramides 3, 6, & 9 – lipids created naturally by the skin, which help form the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Without the correct ratio of ceramides, the skin may become dry, dehydrated, itchy, crepey
- Vitamin F (fatty acid complex) – a building block of ceramides, replenishes lipid levels and strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier
- Coconut – reduces Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and increases skin moisturisation
- Beet Root Extract – addresses short and long term causes of dehydration, for increased skin smoothness and moisturisation
- Red Algae Extract – rich in minerals, red algae helps lock in hydration and nurture the skin
- Pomegranate Sterols – quench the skin with hydration. Contain a high concentration of antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental stressors responsible for premature skin ageing.
If you like a rich cream, you will love this. It is pretty thick without feeling heavy. I love a thick texture that you have to really work into the skin. It feels instantly nourishing and I love it as the last step to lock in all my products over night. I tend to leave this by my bed and add it as a final layer before I go to sleep when my skin needs special TLC.
You only need a small amount. I work it between my fingers before pressing it into my skin. It makes skin look plump and juicy and in the morning my skin is calm and hydrated. I think this is the perfect product to use after acid exfoliation.
While acids are brilliant at getting rid of unwanted dead skin cells, they can also disrupt the fatty acids and ceramides the skin needs, and Ice Cream will work after acid exfoliation to put all the essential lipids and hydration back into the skin.
Where to buy Sunday Riley Ice Cream in the UK
So this new launch is available to buy for £60 exclusively at Cult Beauty*.
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