* Scandinavian beauty is having a moment
* With a focus on naturally sourced and simple ingredients that work
* Keep reading for our top choices
Just as we are coming off of the K-Beauty high, we now have another region entering the beauty arena: Scandinavia.
Primarily known for its minimalist clothing and home brands (yes, IKEA) and just recently, the whole movement that is “Hygge,” we would expect nothing less of their beauty offerings. While there is definitely room for all regions of the world in the beauty scene, today we are focusing on the Nordic beauty offerings where they are known for their natural, simple ingredients that are sourced from the mineral-rich waters of Iceland and their beautifully streamlined packaging.
Below are a few of our favorite Scandinavian and Scandinavian-sourced beauty picks.
1. Iceland Hydrating Eye Stick
The Iceland Hydrating Eye Stick by the SAEM moisturizes and refreshes skin around the eyes. Using pure mineral water from Iceland, the hydrating stick delivers a natural cooling effect, brightens dark circles and relieves puffiness. Great for use anytime, under or over makeup and on the go whenever you need a quick pick-me-up.
2. Lahde Purity Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel
Lumene’s Lahde Purity Dew Drops Eye Gel promises to pamper the delicate skin around the eyes with powerful amino acids and antioxidants. This fragrance-free formula minimizes the signs of aging, dark circles and crow’s feet to keep you looking bright-eyed and hydrated.
3. Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
No one should be without some kind of cooling eye gel in their arsenal. Ideal for late nights, after a night of drinking, or just any morning you feel less than 100%, Skyn Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels will work to help firm, de-puff and reduce any premature wrinkling that may be present. In just 10 minutes, this cooling gel patch will infuse the eye area with concentrated doses of soothing ingredients coming from the pure, unspoiled natural resources of Iceland. Tip: Storing these eye gels in the refrigerator will increase the wonderful cooling sensation and help de-puff that much faster.
4. Hand Creme
This hand creme is specially formulated to protect and moisturize dry and chapped skin. Infused with essential oils such as sage, rosemary and lavender, this rich cream from L:A Bruket delivers a deeply nourishing hand treatment. With ingredients sourced from both sea and land, this product is organic, environmentally friendly and will dramatically improve your dryness over time.
5. Biohydrate Day Lotion
Estelle & Thild’s Moisture Day Lotion is part of the BioHydrate range designed to replenish the skin’s moisture supply and uncover the ultimate radiance. This Stockholm-based brand uses Hyaluronic Acid to create a protective barrier that nourishes and softens the surface of your complexion while Pink Pomelo and Licorice Extract brighten and renew your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and re-hydrated.
6. Foaming Cleanser
Verso’s Cleansing Combo is a two-piece cleansing and exfoliating set for all skin types. The Verso Foaming Cleanser is a nutrient charged blend of Vitamin E and fruit extracts that work together to cleanse and hydrate your skin. Used in tandem with the included exfoliating cloths, your skin care routine will be enhanced while renewing and removing any and all impurities.
7. Mineral Energy Tonic
Sjal’s integrative approach to anti-aging skincare bridges elements of ancient Eastern medicine with the latest in Western biotechnology. Their Mineral Energy Tonic is a refreshing rose water, mineral-enriched energy tonic mist that provides protection as it counteracts internal stress. Great for use as a skin care primer, under makeup or to freshen skin throughout the day, this tonic will aid in healing and toning to help protect skin from moisture loss.