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Scandinavian beauty products are all about nature | Courtesy of Marina Miracle
Scandinavian beauty products are all about nature | Courtesy of Marina Miracle

Norwegian Cosmetic Brands You Should Know

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Updated: 20 December 2017

Purity, simplicity, freshness: these are probably the three keywords when it comes to Scandinavian beauty. True to that principle, Norwegian beauty products are developed with natural ingredients and made to help your skin and hair withstand the wild winters. We found the ones that shouldn’t be missing from your life. 

Skin of Norway

Skin of Norway was created by Geir Ness, a Norwegian who, after traveling the world, returned to his homeland to try and capture its essence in a bottle. After creating the perfume Laila, The Essence of NorwayGeir and his team focused on Skin of Norway, a series of no-frill-no-fuss products for people who like to maintain their active lifestyle even in harsh winter temperatures. These serums, creams and mists will moisturise your skin and help you get through any winter dry patches with ease.

Skin care bundle | Courtesy of Geir Ness

Skin care bundle | Courtesy of Geir Ness

 

Marina Miracle

Marina struggled for a long time with acne, atopic ekzema and a skin that was irritated by skin care products, until she found the solution in nature. Over time, she perfected the formula and shared the mixture with friends and family with different types of skin – soon, people started asking for the ‘miracle oil’, hence the name ‘Marina Miracle’. Her product range includes herbal oils and acne fight serums, all of them 100 percent natural, while she also offers consultations at her Oslo shop.

Marina Miracle product set | Courtesy of Marina Miracle

Marina Miracle product set | Courtesy of Marina Miracle

Bad Norwegian

Bad Norwegian feels the need to specify on each single bottle that their products are not for women – which almost makes you wonder whether they’re secretly hoping women will pick them up as well. Because seriously, the immaculate design, vegan ethics and alcohol and perfume free composition created with the help of top Scandinavian dermatologists, makes this skincare range the kind of gift you would give your boyfriend and then also secretly wear yourself. Okay, maybe he can keep the oil beard.

Bad Norwegian deodorant | Courtesy of Bad Norwegian

Bad Norwegian deodorant | Courtesy of Bad Norwegian

Sprekenhus

A holistic, hand-made brand created by former model Alexander Sprekenhus. What sets these products apart is that each and every one of them is infused with Moroccan argan oil that’s full of skin-nourishing Vitamin E and has anti-aging benefits. Well, the minimalistic apothecary-inspired bottles don’t hurt either.

Sprekenhus products selection | Courtesy of Alexander Sprekenhus

Sprekenhus products selection | Courtesy of Alexander Sprekenhus

Rå Organic Skincare

RÅ Organic Skincare is a skin care line committed to making high quality products that are clean and natural. Although completely free from harmful ingredients and suitable to even the most sensitive skin types, Rå Organic products aren’t lightweights: they were developed to combat atopic ekzema and all of them are certified by a toxicologist and chemist. We love their salt shampoos that exfoliate the hair while washing them.

Salt shampoo | Courtesy of Rå Organic Skincare

Salt shampoo | Courtesy of Rå Organic Skincare

Isun

Isun Skincare Scandinavia combine nature and advanced science to create a range of organic and natural products that feel good, smell fantastic and really transform your skin. The organic and natural plant ingredients used in the products are chosen for their regenerating, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, purifying and moisture-balancing benefits.

Miracle Night Balm night cream | Courtesy of ISUN

Miracle Night Balm night cream | Courtesy of ISUN

Neven

Veil and Mila, the founders of Neven, are on a mission to change the world, one bar of soap at a time. They create junk-free, cold processed soaps, salves, lip balms and face oils that are handcrafted with high quality ingredients and free of harmful substances – so that it’s not just you who benefits from them, but the environment as well.

Neven products | Courtesy of Neven body care

Neven products | Courtesy of Neven body care

ELDE

ELDE is inspired by modern Scandinavian rituals in beauty, and based on the best efficient natural technology. Sourcing ingredients from all over the world, they harvest them and blend them together to create luxurious products that offer fast-acting results. A cruelty free brand, ELDE offers fresh textures, good smells, and a new standard for green products.

ELDE products | Courtesy of ELDE

ELDE products | Courtesy of ELDE