Scandi Beauty Favorites

When we traveled to Sweden and Denmark last year, I couldn’t be stopped from checking out pharmacies for new beauty products as I’ve done on past trips to Paris, arguably the best spot in the world for pharmacy finds. The variety I found in Scandinavian pharmacies deserves honorable mention as I was delighted at the selection of gems that I found. I filled up my travel tote with lots of new things to bring home and in particular ended up loving this gorgeous drugstore new-to-me hair care brand, Sachajuan. Not only is the minimal packaging pretty in the shower, the products feel super luxe and I have since repurchased the color protect line. Here’s a sampling of my favorites from the trip.

SACHAJUAN Color Protect Shampoo and SACHAJUAN Color Protect Conditioner

This duo is marvelous at preventing color fade, smells elegant, and looks chic in the shower.


This Swedish brand’s Ocean Mist has a strong following as the best salt spray for adding wavy texture to hair. I alternate between using this and my favorite dry texturing spray depending on how I’m feeling.

Lumene Valo Vitamin C Glow Boost Essence

While Finland is technically not in Scandinavia (it’s a Nordic country), I’m including this Finnish brand’s Glow Boost Essence because I love it. I swear by this Vitamin C serum and started using it a couple of years ago when I read that I should be using one daily. I use it in the morning after I’ve cleansed my face with micellar water and before I apply my moisturizer and SPF. It helps improve skin hydration and radiance and gives you a nice glow that lasts throughout the day.

Byredo Bibliothèque Hand Cream

My favorite scent from this luxury Swedish fragrance brand is Bibliothèque. I love it in all the forms and have enjoyed the candle a few times as well. I know of no other scent like this; it’s based on old books bound in leather and dark wood. Yet, it’s not heavy, and there is a sweetness to it — but not cloying. I love having it in the hand cream because I can take it with me wherever I go.

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