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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.

WHAT COSMETICS INGREDIENTS ARE SAFE?

There's a lot of talk about “clean” and “non-toxic” ingredients in skincare and many of you wonder what products or raw materials are safe. Here our chemist Jaana runs you through the basics of ingredient safety.

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GLYCERINE – THE QUEEN OF HUMECTANTS

Glycerine is one of the most common ingredients in skincare, and is used in pretty much all kinds of products. Here our chemist Jaana breaks down what it is, what it does and why it's such a great and versatile material.

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LAPONIE LOGISTICS PARTNER LOGITRAIL

For any web shop, good logistics are essential. Please meet our stellar Finnish logistics partner Logitrail, who have a soft spot for sustainability and focus heavily on re-using materials, recycling and carbon-neutral transport. Read on to learn how COO Jaakko Vikman's thoughts on sustainability and working with Laponie.

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SULFATES IN SKINCARE – WHAT AND WHY?

Sulfates, specifically SLS, in skincare receive a lot of negative attention. Here our chemist Jaana breaks down what they are, for what they are used and whether sensitive skins should be concerned.

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OUR TOP CALMING SKINCARE INGREDIENTS

For sensitive skincare, ingredients that soothe and calm skin are crucial. Here are our four favourites.

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LAPONIE PARTNER RUOHONJUURI

For any company, great partners are key. In this new EDIT series, called Laponie Partners, we are proud to present the companies and people we work with to make it all happen. We talked to Johanna Koskinen, marketing director at Finnish eco-trade pioneer Ruohonjuuri, who exclusively retails Laponie of Scandinavia in Finland in all of their stores, and their web shop.

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SKIN FOOD: LAYERED CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Celebrate Valentine’s with a healthy but sweet layered chocolate treat - one for you, one for that special someone. This easy to make pudding from Foodin is made with berries, chia seeds and almond paste, containing some lovely skin boosters. Berries are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C, while chias are an excellent source of protein, fiber and fatty acids. Almonds are high in proteins too, and also contain vitamin E and calcium. All three are great for both your gut and skin.

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MILK OR GEL CLEANSER – HOW TO CHOOSE?

Some days your skin needs a good but gentle cleanse, other days it needs a deep cleanse that doesn’t strip your skin. Or maybe you prefer to double cleanse. Our Milk Cleanser and Gel Cleanser can be used separately or together, depending on your skin day and how you like to cleanse.

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SENSITIVE SKIN WITH DERMATOLOGIST MARIKA SCHRÖDER

At Laponie, all our products are formulated for sensitive skin. In practice this means we spend a huge amount of time researching and testing ingredients, and then slap the products we develop on our own sensitive-skinned faces. But what does sensitive skin mean from a medical point of view? We sat down with MD and dermatology specialist Marika Schröder to find out. 

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