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Calming Serum

Fights irritation & redness with Ectoin

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Our Calming Serum is a light and clear gel-serum that soothes and repairs sensitive and problem skin.

Formulated with 1.5% madecassoside from the Centella Asiatica plant, plant-derived rhamnose sugar, and our favourite multitasking ectoin, it calms angry skin, repairs the skin barrier and rejuvenates skin. Great for alleviating symptoms of rosacea and perioral dermatitis (POD), and is a gentle alternative for tackling hormonal bumps. Oh, and of you went ahead and picked at pimples or had some extraction action - this is the one to reach for. Simply slather on over night and wake up to less redness.

Formulated for sensitive & problem skin. No added fragrance. Vegan & natural ingredients. Developed in our own Helsinki lab & made in Finland.

Ingredients (INCI)

Aqua, rhamnose, propanediol, glycerin, madecassoside, ectoin, sodiumn levulinate, xanthan gum, acacia senegal gum, sodium anisate, citric acid. More info

How to use & tips

  1. With sweeping motions apply sparingly to cleansed skin before oils and creams, before or after any toner. Can be used locally or on the entire face. Please note: Applying too much will cause product to pill.
  • Tip 1: Great for alleviating symptoms of rosacea and perioral dermatitis, and gentle enough for the under-eye area.
  • Tip 2: Layer under our All-Around Balm to help scars fade.
  • Tip 3: Use together with our Balancing Essence for the ultimate calming SOS treatment.
  • Tip 4: A drop mixed into our Face Cream will add a calming boost.

Why it works for sensitive & problem skin

•Contains only 11 ingredients.

•Contains no added fragrance (and no essential oils or floral waters) and no alcohol.

•pH is around 5.5 (healthy skin's own pH is slightly acidic, between 4.8 and 5.5).

•Formulated with a gentle and skin-friendly preservative system. This means we've created a unique preservative system for the Serum, to minimise overlap with our other leave-one products, using gentle preservatives.   

•The serum is formulated into a hydrating and conditioning base of plant-based glycerine and propanediol.

•Rhamnose sugar treats irritated and inflamed skin: it has hydrating, soothing, renewing and anti-inflammatory properties. 

•Madecassoside at 1.5% has excellent skin soothing, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, and it reduce redness and flaking.

•Ectoin is a true multi-tasker: its benefits include long-term hydration, diminished skin roughness, skin barrier repair and anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.

The Calming Serum has been rigorously tested by our founder Kristina and chemist Jaana, both of whom have a long history of sensitive and problem skin. 

•Allergy-labelled by the Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation. 


Bottle made of light protective violet glass, pipette made of glass, plastic and nitrile rubber, label made of plastic and outerpack made of cardboard. 

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Awards: BSA Editor's Choice 2021Awards: FFSA Finalist 2021


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Solvent. Water. The main vehicle for our Calming Serum.


Humectant. Rhamnose is a plant-based sugar with hydrating, anti-inflammatory, skin soothing and skin rejuvenating properties. We get ours directly from our lab-neighbour Juho.


Solvent and humectant. Apart from being an excellent, non-irritating solvent, the glycol propanediol has excellent hydrating and preservative boosting properties. The one we use is made from fermentation of glucose, from corn.


Humectant and skin protecting. Technically a sugar alcohol, glycerin is one of the oldest, most common and most versatile humectants used in cosmetics. It moisturises and protects the skin, accelerates skin barrier recovery and has antimicrobial properties, among other things. We use the vegetable, organic kind, made from rapeseed, corn and soy.


Anti-oxidant and skin-conditioning. Madecassoside is a highly purified glycosylated triterpen of the Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola plant, also known as tiger grass, which has a long history of use in Eastern medicine. It has skin soothing, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, reduces redness and flaking, and increases skin hydration. The madecassoside we use is sustainably (UEBT/Nagoya Protocol) wild-harvested on Madagascar and processed in France. Our Calming Serum contains 1.5% madecassoside.


Skin conditioning. Ectoin is a powerful, small, multi-tasking and natural stress-protection molecule, a so-called extremolyte. From a chemical point of view, it is a cyclic amino acid derivate. Extremolytes protect extremophilic microorganisms and plants from the extreme conditions of their habitats like salt lakes, hot springs, permanent ice or deserts. The properties of ectoin have been proven by various in-vivo studies: its benefits include long-term moisturisation, diminished skin roughness, skin barrier repair and anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. We get ours from a lovely little company in Germany, where it is produced through biotechnological fermentation from a specific, non-GMO strain of the halophilic bacteria Halomonas elongata.


Skin conditioning and preservative. Sodium levulinate is the sodium salt of levulinic acid, which is an organic acid derived from in this case sugarcane.


Thickening, gel forming and stabilising. A natural and commonly used mainly thickener and gelling agent in cosmetics, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide produced through bacterial fermentation of pure culture Xanthomonas Campestris with protein and carbohydrate sources, in this case from soy or corn. Together with acacia senegal gum, it makes up the gel base for our Calming Serum.


Film forming. Also known as gum arabic, acacia gum is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of two species of the acacia tree. In cosmetics, acacia gum is used for it's ability to create less stringy, or slimy and sticky, gels. The acacia gum we use is ethically and sustainably handpicked in Africa, and is a 100% renewable raw material.


Antimicrobial, flavouring agent and preservative. The salt form of star anis derived organic acid. Together with sodium levulinate makes up the Calming Serums' preservation system.


Buffering agent. Citric acid is a commonly used buffering, i.e. pH adjusting, agent in cosmetics. The appropriate pH is vital for a product's preservative system to work, but also to guarantee its skin-friendliness. Citric acid is made through bacterial fermentation and shifts the pH of the product into the acidic range. This is closer to the natural pH of the skin, which may range from 4 to 7, but is usually thought to be between 5 and 6, with recent studies, however, indicating it to be below 5.

Laponie user stories: Johanna & POD in atopic skin

From our blog: Laponie user stories: Johanna & POD in atopic skin

Laponie was created to tackle our founder Kristina's sensitive and problem skin issues, and our mission is to help you sort out your skin. We asked our customers to tell us their stories, and how our products have helped them. Here's Johanna's story about how our products helped her deal with POD and atopic skin.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 63 reviews
Rauhoittaa hyvin

Rauhoitti hyvin ärtyneen ihon, joka kausittain reagoi kaikkeen punoittaen ja tehden näppyjä. En huomannut kovin kosteuttavaksi, mutta ihoöljyn alle oikein hyvän tuntuinen tuote.

Calming serum

Ihan paras, luotettava ja turvallinen seerumi rosacea iholle! Tekee minkä lupaa, ei ärsytä. Monta pulloa jo käytetty. Ainoa miinus ettei myydä esim litran pulloissa😁

Best for POD

Since I use this calming serum my POD is calm and my skin feel really good!

Hyvä seerumi

Ei ärsytä ihoa. Purkki saisi olla isompi

Rauhoittava seerumi

Seerumi rauhoittaa helposti ärtyvää ja hormoni näppylöistä kärsivää ihoani. Ihan ok tuote, ei pahenna ainakaan ihon kuntoa jos nyt ei selkeästi parannakaan. Kuukauden verran olen käyttänyt tuotetta, katsotaan nyt meneekö jatko tilaukseen.

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