The beauty team here at Haute Appetite is currently on vacation in beautiful Copenhagen and while we’re here we’ve been doing our research! All these gorgeous women with their gorgeous complexions has us inspired – just what are the top Scandinavian beauty products? And how can we get those glowing, ethereal complexions for ourselves? Here are the Nordic skincare items we’ve been sampling while soaking in the crisp Norse air.
Started by former male model Alexander Sprekenhus, this plant-based skincare line is all organic and luxuriously minimal. We’re loving the facial cleanser with its milky consistency and green tea undertones. Only a small amount goes a long way…ideal for removing make-up and making skin feel silky and fresh.
While we’d love to live in denial, the facts are that as we age so does our precious skin. Thank goodness for Swedish line Estelle & Thild! They’ve come to the rescue with their Superbioactive Age Control Serum. Expensive it may be, but with its all-organic formula of marine microalgae, the serum works its magic on fine lines and developing wrinkles. A beauty splurge that’s worth it.
One of the most well-known makeup brands to emerge from Denmark, famed makeup artist’s namesake line is the stuff of beauty guru dreams. All organic and with raw ingredients and natural minerals, we can easily see why Kajaer has become so popular! We’re gushing over the Like Porcelain Foundation. With its airy texture, this foundation literally feels like a cloud when applied. It’s especially ideal for fair-skinned beauties.
Skyn’s focus is to combat the effects stress has on skin – simply genius. While we’re not particularly stressed at the moment, being on vacation and all, back home it another story. So we’re welcoming Skyn’s Nordic Skin Peel to help soothe our tired skin! The peel pads are easy to use and reveal the glowing skin that’s hidden beneath our tired facades. Voila!
Danish skin cosmetician Ole Henricksen has a skincare line with an intense cult following – one that we’re now a part of. His oil-free cream is just as the name says – sheer and light. With color-corrective ingredients as well fruit extracts to soothe and purify, the Sheer Transformation Creram has been leaving us feeling replenished.
Written by Sheila Hui.