No-nonsense skincare that works
We make no-nonsense skincare that works. That means a few, simple products with a few, choice ingredients for healthy skin, every day. All our products are vegan and plant-based, and formulated for sensitive skin in our own lab just outside our native Helsinki. Everything we make, we test on our sensitive and problem skinned selves. Our no-nonsense approach means we are ingredient minimalist. We like leaving stuff out rather than putting more in. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated, but it has to work. So we make products that don’t claim to do a million things, but always deliver on what they promise. Why settle for anything else?
Made for skin days
For us, skin is like hair. Some days are good and some days are bad. That’s why our products are made for skin days rather than just specific skin types. Climate, sleep, or lack of it, food, stress levels, hormones and a myriad of other factors can influence the appearance of skin. So in terms of skin issues we've taken an approach that looks more to the life your are living than trying to typify your skin. Which is not to say specific skin types don't exist. We just feel that some days dry, oily, combination, normal or sensitive just may not cut it. Our products are combinable for different skin days - use the products you need, when you need them.
Meet our problem-skinned founder Kristina
"Finding skincare for my extremely sensitive and reactive skin was always a headache. With a wide range of skin issues that on top of everything else would often change from day to day, few products or treatments ever worked long term. So I got fed up, read everything I could find on skincare and cosmetic chemistry, and started making and using my own simple products. And gradually, my skin got better. Not flawless, but healthy, which I’ve come to appreciate much more. Now, in our own lab, our chemist Jaana and I created the products I always needed, but could never find. I hope they work for you, too."
Kristina, CEO and founder of Laponie of Scandinavia
Made with care
All our products are vegan and plant-based. We never test our products on animals or use raw materials that have been tested on animals. Because it's important to us - and also because it's the law. We strive to use as locally and sustainably produced ingredients as possible, always focusing on quality, safety and efficacy. For packaging we use glass, aluminium and cardboard, with a minimum of plastic.
All Laponie of Scandinavia products are developed in our own lab outside our native Helsinki. Our lab is run by our head of R&D, cosmetic chemist Jaana Ailus, who has a kick-ass chemistry degree from London College of Fashion as well as solid and wide formulation expertise. Our founder Kristina also works in the lab with Jaana.
Having an in-house lab is a big thing for us, as we are able to manage the entire R&D process from the very beginning. We source and test new raw materials ourselves and make as many versions of a product as we want and need, until the product is ready. Everything we make in the lab, we also more or less immediately test on ourselves.
All our products are manufactured in Finland and Sweden, at our partner factories.