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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. In our blog we share content that we hope you too will find interesting.

PROFILES: APUNA RY FOUNDER HEIDI JAARI

Our founder Kristina never settled for problem skin – instead she took things in her own hands and started making and using her own products, arriving at healthy skin. In our series of Profiles we talk to inspiring people who also chose not to settle. This month we talked to Heidi Jaari, founder of Helsinki-based charity organisation Apuna Ry who supports families in need. The working mother of two dedicates most of her free time to Apuna Ry.

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LAPONIE INGREDIENTS: BETAINE

Betaine is highly purified sugar beet extract, chemically speaking an amino acid derivative, that maintains skin moisture balance and strengthens the skin barrier even under very dry conditions.

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SKIN FOOD: GLÖGI ICE CREAM

Holiday season is here! In Finland we have a tradition of drinking glögi, our version of mulled wine. This glögi ice cream by Foodin brings out the familiar holiday season flavours in a festive dessert packed with good stuff like ginger, cinnamon cranberries and goji berries.

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Q&A SESSION WITH OUR CHEMIST

Last week we did an Instagram Q&A session with our head of R&D, chemist Jaana Ailus. Thank you all who sent us questions! We have gathered some of the questions and answers from you. Enjoy!

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BY CIRCUS POP-UP IN WESTFIELD LONDON

We are thrilled to part of the By Circus pop-up in Westfield London! Celebrating the very best in beauty, By Circus is bringing 12 of the most cutting edge, online beauty and wellness brands to a unique immersive experience store.

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HELP US HELP FAMILIES IN NEED!

This Christmas we are partnering with Finnish charity Apuna Ry, who supports Finnish families in need. Between December 1st and 15th we are donating 10 euros for each sold Full Core Set to Apuna ry. Help us help families in need.

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THE WHAT AND WHY OF MICROPLASTICS IN COSMETICS

Microplastics are synthetic polymer particles smaller than 5 millimeters that resist (bio)degradation. The legislative definition of microplastics is currently under debate, and it is yet unclear which cosmetic ingredients will fall under the definition. In skincare, microplastics are typically used as skinfeel enhancers, thickeners and stabilisers or in the case of microbeads, to add mechanical exfoliating properties to the product.

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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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SLUSH X LAPONIE OF SCANDINAVIA

They say nobody in the right mind would come to Helsinki in November. We say nobody in their right mind would use skincare that doesn’t work. So we’re showing 25 000 curious minds at the world’s leading startup event Slush how we do it: no bullsh*t, just cream.

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