Spring clean treatments with a blast of Nordic-inspired therapies

If you’re considering ways to work more sustainably and use products derived from ‘clean’ ingredients with low environmental impact, embracing a Nordic skin or hair range could be the answer.

Phytocene Image courtesy of Phytocéane / www.phytoceane.co.uk

Forerunners in sustainability, Nordic people understand the importance of protecting their geography, flora and fauna whilst also appreciating the benefits these bring to their way of life. 

The term ‘Nordic' refers to the geographical region that covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland, a small island between Sweden and Finland. These countries share a Nordic cultural heritage and residents enjoy what we might consider a simpler ‘less is more' lifestyle that embraces nature, the environment and the significance of self-care. 

In the beauty and hairdressing realm, Nordic products are guided by nature and maximise on local ingredients. Seaweeds are harvested from glacial lakes and oceans, berries from forests and herbs gathered in the region's wild landscapes.

Treatments are designed so that clients feel they've stepped outside to inhale the cleanest, freshest air whilst taking in a vista of mountains, glacial fjords and remote forests.  

Transparency is key to the Nordic philosophy so skin and hair brands openly highlight scientific research, ingredients and manufacturing practices to back up efficacy and sustainability claims. 

If it's time for you to ‘döstädning' your treatment list and refresh your retail shelves, introducing a blast of Nordic wellness to your business could be the change you're looking for…

Raison d'Etre's LivNordic hotel and spa chain has collaborated with Swedish organic beauty brand c/o Gerd to launch a range of face and body products that offer an authentic experience of Nordic nature.

Formulated with nutrient-rich Nordic ingredients Birch and Blueberry, known for their deep roots in Scandinavian tradition, the range is manufactured in the remote location of Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland.

Thoughtfully designed to minimise environmental impact and with sustainability in mind, the collection comprises Blåbär Body Lotion, Blåbär Body Scrub, Björk Foot Cream and Björk Muscle Balm.

c/o Gerd

Nine Yards

Swedish brand Nine Yards balances functionality and natural ingredients to create a range of professional vegan haircare products.

The range comprises three collections of shampoos and conditioners for Moisture, Volume and Repair along with styling products, all of which protect colour treated hair. 

Products are formulated 100% free from parabens, sulphates and MIT using natural ingredients of Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Meadowfoam oil and extracts of Argan and Sunflower seed plus Broccoli Seed Oil, a superfood that moisturises and de-frizzes hair yet remains light and non-greasy.

Nine Yards


Organic spa brand Phytocéane has developed a professional facial and retail line formulated with Icelandic water to recreate the effects of a cruise through glacial water ways.

Phytocéane's Destination Fjord is a 60-minute Oxygenating and Radiance Facial designed to hydrate, energise and add radiance to dull, tired and polluted skin. 

Products in the Phytocéane Destination Fjord collection include Hydra-Oxygenating Radiant Glow Cream with Iceland Water that revitalises dull, polluted and tired skin, smoothing lines when used morning and evening. Moisturizing Gel with Iceland Water is a light and refreshing gel to hydrate dull and polluted skin, whilst Moisturizing Refreshing Mist with Iceland Water delivers a boost of radiance.



Created in Sweden by hairstylists Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenlind, Sachajuan's comprehensive product range embraces minimalist haircare and eliminating excess and wastage through its choice of ingredients and uncomplicated styling routines.

The Sachajuan range is formulated with Ocean Silk Technology which comprises extracts from two cold water algae, Rhodophycea and Chondrus, rich in magnesium, calcium manganese and zinc. Working inside and outside the hair strand, products add elasticity, moisture and shine enhancing hair's natural characteristics. 

Sachajuan / Sweet Squared Ltd

Bio Labs

Specialising in products that address early stage hair loss, Scandinavian Biolabs uses natural ingredients and stem-cell technology to encourage hair growth during the Anagen phase and prevent hair shedding.

Formulated and produced in Denmark, products utilise the brand's own ingredient Bio-Pilixin® formulated with Capilia Longa® derived from the turmeric plant to prolong the natural hair growth period, HotFlux®, a molecule derived from capsaicin to help improve blood flow to the scalp, stimulating caffeine, Niacinamide to boost keratin production, Aloe Vera which prevents trans-epidermal water loss, cell supporting Biotin and Hydrolyzed Quinoa, a source of plant protein. 

Scandinavian Biolabs