We make no-nonsense skincare that works - 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 and problem 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 from day to day. 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, which would often change from day to day, few products or treatments 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 create products I always wanted but could never find. I hope they work for you, too."
Kristina, CEO and founder of Laponie of Scandinavia
The Laponie Lab
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, who has a cosmetic science degree from University of the Arts London as well as solid and wide formulation expertise. Our founder Kristina also works in the lab with Jaana.
Having an in-house lab allows us 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 Jaana and Kristina make in the lab, they test on themselves, to make sure our products really work for sensitive and problem skin.
All our products are manufactured in Finland and Sweden, at our partner factories.
Our Scandi roots
Laponie was a legendary 80s Finnish skincare brand, and we love the name so much we wanted to bring it back. It's also French for Lapland, the wild, northern part of Scandinavia. Here, nature is pushed to its very limits, rolling with the punches. For us, that's pretty no-nonsense.
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 and suitability for sensitive and problem skin. For packaging we use glass, aluminium and cardboard, with a minimum of plastic.