There’s a lot more to Sweden than flat-pack furniture and hearty meatballs. While they may be famous for their clean, minimal designs, Sweden is also the originator of some of the most exciting makeup and skincare around.
It’s the source of so much beauty inspiration, that we quite simply had to bring a few products to your attention. Here’s our pick of some of the best…
Taking contouring to a more subtle, prettier place, this duo blusher allows you to add warmth and lightness to your cheeks for a supermodel finish.
& Other Stories Lustre Duo Blusher, £12
Here’s a serum that packs an impressive punch, thanks to the inclusion of Retinol 8 Complex. Not only does it address fine lines and wrinkles, it also improves skin texture for a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Verso Super Facial Serum, £95
The body oil
A dry oil that adds lustre and health to the look of your skin, thanks to a blend of plant oils – oh, and the fragrance is delicious!
REN Moroccan Rose Oil, £30
The hair serum
Split ends are no one’s friend, but when your ends become frazzled this Swedish no-nonsense serum can be worked in to breathe new life, and add shine, while protecting them from further breakage.
Sachajuan Shine Serum, £22
The face mist
For an instant refresh, this face mist will hydrate and soothe your skin, thanks to a blend of organic birch leaf water and vitamin charged fruit waters. Keep it on your desk or in your handbag for an instant energising boost.
Bjork & Berries Deep Forest Face Mist, £23
Simplicity is key with mascara and if you want length, separation and a bit of fattening volume then this is efficiency in a wand.
Monki Mascara, £8
The body cream
If dry skin bothers you, especially in winter, then the combination of coconut oil and shea butter in this indulgent lotion is just the thing. The addition of wild rose oil not only delivers an intoxicating scent, it also softens skin and stimulates skin cell renewal.
L:A Bruket Wild Rose Body Cream, £26
95% organic and 100% natural in a tube made out of sugarcane, not plastic: that’s three good reasons already to treat yourself to this intensive balm. It protects, calms, hydrates and can even relieve minor sunburn – welcome to the Swedish cure-all cream.
True Organics Of Sweden All You Need Is Me Balm, £9.99