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The Edit

We’ve got a lot on our mind. Some of it has to do with skincare, some of it has to do with way more than that. The Edit is where we create and share content that we hope you too will find interesting.

MYTHS ABOUT OILS IN SKINCARE

There are many myths about oil in skincare. Our head of R&D, chemist Jaana Ailus guides you through some common ones and sheds light on why oil is your friend.

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SKIN FOOD: APRICOT AND CASHEW BREAD

Apricot and cashew bread is a delicious and juicy gluten-free bread. Cashew is a wonderfully creamy, tasty and excellent source of protein and good fats. It is also rich in magnesium and calcium. Combined with sweet and soft apricots, you get a tasty combination of flavors – try it and be surprised!

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LAPONIE LAB: SIDESTREAM INGREDIENTS

We strive to use as locally and sustainably produced ingredients as possible, always going for quality, safety and efficacy of our products. We use use time and effort on sustainable sourcing. In our formulations, we use a few ingredients that are actually side streams from other industries, such as poppy seed oil and raspberry seed oil, making them great choices also from a sustainability angle.

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THE MANY USES OF OUR TONER SPRAY

Our Toner Spray balances, hydrates, soothes and conditions with multitasking, natural ectoin*, smoothing sea kelp and calming liquorice root. It´s a true multitasker – read on for tips on how to use.

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UPDATE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR FALL

It’s time to update your skincare routine for fall. The weather is changing and so should your skincare routine. The windier, cooler weather your skin gets exposed to in the fall calls for some extra care. We caught up with seasoned skin therapist Jessica Delst at Rebel Helsinki and asked her what happens in the skin when the temperature drops and how we should adjust our skincare routines as the season changes.

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ASK OUR CHEMIST: WHY ARE PRESERVATIVES USED IN SKINCARE?

It’s debatable whether or not Benjamin Franklin really said that wine makes us wise, but it is a fact that germs really require just one thing to grow, and that is water. So, any cosmetic product containing water usually needs an appropriate preservation system in order to be stable and safe to use. Still, preservatives in cosmetics sometime get an unjustly bad rap. Read on for our R&D chemist Jaana Ailus’ breakdown on preservatives in skincare.

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PROFILES: DESIGNER SAMU-JUSSI KOSKI

Our founder Kristina never settled for unhealthy skin – instead she took things in her own hands and started making her own products to improve her skin. In our series of Edit Profiles we talk to inspiring people who also chose not to settle; instead, they followed their dreams and passions full on. This time round we talked to designer Samu-Jussi Koski, the founder of Finnish fashion house Samuji, who decided to challenge his own industry and instead of fast moving trends, focus on sustainable, ethical and timeless fashion.

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LAPONIE INGREDIENTS: RASPBERRY SEED OIL

Rubus Idaeus seed oil, i.e raspberry seed oil, is a popular natural oil used in skincare. One of its key benefits in skincare is its ability to soothe skin. Raspberry seed oil is obtained by pressing raspberry seeds and is not to be confused with the raspberry essential oil used in aromatherapy.

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MEET OUR FOUNDER & CEO KRISTINA

Kristina Pentti is the founder and CEO of Laponie of Scandinavia. Here she shares her story of an almost lifelong struggle with skin issues and the road to healthy skin.

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