We make skincare that works - for sensitive and problem skin. This means simple products with a small amount of ingredients which care for sensitive and problem skin gently and effectively.
All our products are formulated without added fragrance or any fragrance at all, vegan and plant-based, developed in our own lab and tested on our sensitive and problem skinned selves.
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.
WHERE WE COME FROM
The name: 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.
What we believe: 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. Under each product in our web shop you'll find detailed descriptions of the ingredients we use, what they do, where they are produced, from what and how. For packaging we use glass, aluminium and cardboard, with a minimum of plastic.