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.
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.
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.
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.