How To Look Like a Nordic Beauty
Here are a few of our favorite Nordic beauty lines to help you in your Icelandic quest for an effortless glow.
The world has long been fascinated with the effortless beauty of people from the Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. For years, women like Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman and Helena Christensen have been inspiring us to achieve their naturally born Icelandic glow . Some say the Nordics’ natural beauty comes from their happy attitude, healthy diets and active life styles. Others say they are naturally resilient because their bodies have had to adjust to the cold, harsh climates of Nordic countries for hundreds of years. Though all this may be true, it does not help the rest of us who simply aspire towards their radiant skin, healthy hair, and natural makeup.
What will help is this special selection of our favorite Nordic beauty lines.
To Cleanse your Skin
Lumene has been keeping The Finns’ skin beautiful for 40 years by combining Arctic and Nordic plants with the coveted Arctic spring water. In 2003, they introduced their skincare to the USA and we have been hooked ever since. A BWB favorite and a universal top seller is their Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water. It combines birch juice and cloudberry fruit water, which is indigenous to Nordic countries, to gently cleanse the skin. You don’t have to rinse it off, so it makes for a great on-the-go cleanser that leaves your skin completely hydrated.
To Invigorate your Hair
Sachajuan, based in Stockholm, is a haircare line and famous salon that believes healthy, beautiful hair should be and can be simple. Their Ocean Silk Technology combines three different types of sea algae whose active ingredients increase your hair’s moisture, shine, and durability. The Intensive Repair Shampoo & Conditioner is a life saver during our harsh winters, and their fragrant Leave-In Conditioner leaves hair silky and smooth.
To Strengthen your Hide
VERSO Skincare of Stockholm, Sweden is respected and well known for its straight forward approach to healthy, beautiful skin. Verso is famous for their patented Retinol 8 formula, which is eight times more effective than retinol. Whether you are using the full range of products or simply incorporating a couple serums into your routine, you can rest assured your skin will respond to the amazing benefits of their retinol formula without any side effects. A couple of our favorites are the Lip Serum and Super Facial Serum.
To Brighten your Complexion
Kjaer Weis Certified Organic Makeup was created by Denmark-born Kirsten Kjaer Weis, who has spent most of her career as a world-renowned makeup artist. Having grown up on a farm, Kirsten was inspired to create a makeup line that celebrated natural ingredients from their original environments. Her luxurious beauty products come in refillable jewelry box packaging that opens to reveal a serum that will enhance your skin. Look forward to a new, naturally glowing you. We recommend her Lip Tint in Lover’s Choice and the Cream Blush in Lovely.
Another product that recently has caught my attention is the Valmont Deto2x. The texture is totally unique. Each day, the cream captures oxygen in the atmosphere and infuses it into the skin. That is why the cream features a foamy / whipped cream texture which I totally loved!
After using some of these magical products, don’t be surprised when your shining hair and flawless look have you mistaken for a Nordic native.
Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, currently working with one of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. She has also launched Rejuvanessance , a site and blog devoted to skin care products, advice and the quest for glowing skin.