Who wouldn’t like to have radiant skin? Water acts as a natural moisturizer to the skin, preventing it from drying out, helping to maintain its elasticity and giving it a general healthy, glowing appearance.
Staying hydrated is essential to your well-being. Water helps flush impurities out of the body, helps regulate body temperature, and carries nutrients and oxygen in the cells. Get in the habit of drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day.
Sufficient water consumption is detrimental to both your health and your skin. You don’t have to be a model, celebrity or athlete to take advantage of this beauty tool. Plus, it’s extremely affordable, pure and natural, with an array of benefits including clearer skin, increased energy and brain power, as well as improved digestion.
Icelandic Glacial Water was at the California Wine Festival in Dana Point, CA, this past weekend. In a sea of wine vendors, it was great to see my favorite water brand have a booth at the festival. It stood as a reminder that staying hydrated is essential.
In addition to all the benefits listed above, Icelandic Glacial Water in particular has a naturally occurring high alkaline pH of 8.4 and a TDS (total dissolved solids) mineral level of 62ppm, which is right in the “Mineral Sweetspot” for drinking water. This is very important since our bodies tend to be more acidic.
This alkaline water is so pure it’s actually used in Christian Dior’s skincare and makeup line, DiorSnow.
According to the DiorSnow website:
For the 1st Time Dior’s most efficient whitening technology is empowered with the Icelandic GlacialTM Water, the only 100% active water able to counteract acidity. By recreating the best skin environment, it helps empower the action of each active ingredient in the Transparency Enhancing Complex (T.E.CTM), for instant whitening results, amplified day after day* on the 5 key transparency features: eveness, luminosity, moisture, plumpness, fineness.
Let me guess, now you’re thinking – it’s from Iceland, it’s bottled water, what about the carbon footprint? The sustainability of the water is very impressive too. Icelandic Glacial’s commitment is evident throughout the company and every aspect of their supply chain including use of raw materials, limited energy consumption and eco-conscious distribution of the product.
The Ölfus Spring is naturally replenished from mountains in the north of Iceland. Using less than .1% of the overflow to the sea of the Ölfus Spring in its bottling operation, Icleandic Glacial is a careful steward of this precious resource. As a result, Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy, has declared the Ölfus Spring certifiably sustainable.
POWERING THE PLANT
The facility is fully run on naturally green energy (hydro and geothermal).
Their commitment to the fight against global warming is also reflected in the packaging, which is 100% recyclable. The outer case packaging of Icelandic Glacial is made from 75% recyclable packaging. Consistent with their initiatives to further reduce our carbon emissions, they have also achieved a 10% reduction in our PET preform weights since 2008.
Once bottled, they utilize space on cargo vessels that would otherwise be returning to the US and Europe empty. This low emission shipping policy allows them to get the water into our hands while leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible.
After working with the CarbonNeutral® Company in 2007, a leading carbon emissions consultant, Icelandic Glacial was certified as CarbonNeutral® for both its product and operations – an unprecedented move in the beverage industry.
Icelandic Glacial has made a commitment to assess their CO2 emissions and reduce them wherever possible on an ongoing basis. Only once this full process has been carried out and a net-zero carbon footprint achieved, can a company carry the CarbonNeutral® Company stamp of approval. Their efforts have been rewarded with international recognition, most notably winning the 2007 Bottled Water World Design Awards for Best Sustainability Initiative presented at the Global Bottled Water Congress.