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Blue Lagoon prevents wrinkles

Scientific evidence shows that elements in the bathing water in the Blue Lagoon Spa in southwest Iceland slow the advance of wrinkles.

The findings of the scientific research, undertaken by the Spa in cooperation with German skin expert Dr. Jean Krutman, were presented at a conference in the Blue Lagoon yesterday. Morgunbladid reports.

Dr. Krutman has undertaken several studies on how the environment affects health and is especially known for his research on the effects of aging from sunlight.

The skin expert’s research on the qualities of the water in the Blue Lagoon showed that silicon and two kinds of turquoise-colored algae in the water, which give the Spa its distinctive blue look, slow the aging of skin and strengthen its outermost layer.

Grímur Saemundssen, manager of the Blue Lagoon, is reported to be satisfied with the outcome of Dr. Krutman’s study. He told Morgunbladid that the scientific evidence will be used for developing further skin care products under the Blue Lagoon label.

Since the Blue Lagoon’s first public bathing facilities opened in 1987 it has been a popular attraction for Icelanders and tourists alike. As the Lagoon is situated between Reykjavík and the international airport at Keflavík, it is often the first stop for visitors.

Now the Blue Lagoon also facilitates a clinic for psoriasis patients, a skin care product shop, a spa area with in-water treatments and massage, and a restaurant.

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