Great Danes: 6 Cult Danish Beauty Brands That Belong on Your Shelf

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While the fashion world continues to obsess over the effortlessly cool Scandi aesthetic seen on the runways and the streets during Copenhagen Fashion Week, we’re turning to Denmark for all things beauty, where brands take a “less is more” approach and focus on good-for-you ingredients that make for simple – but seriously – effective products.

The good news is that you don’t have to board a flight to get your hands on them because, here, Savoir Flair rounds up the top six Danish beauty brands you can buy right now, all with just the click of a button. Happy shopping! Or should we say, gå på indkøb!

Kjaer Weis

Having grown up on a farm in Denmark, makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis understood the importance of natural, organic ingredients from the very beginning. Working on major fashion shows, shoots, and editorials, she shunned conventional cosmetics laden with chemicals in favor of natural alternatives, but found they failed to deliver effective results. So instead, she decided to create her own line of organic makeup and skincare free from gluten, parabens, silicones, and synthetic fragrances.

As Weis says, “I believe women deserve the feeling of putting the best ingredients on their skin, ingredients the body celebrates and resonates with, not something it’s trying to fight.” Each beautifully (and sustainably) packaged product houses natural hues for the face, eyes, and lips, with creamy formulas that easily blend into the skin for a flawless and natural-looking finish – every time.

Karmameju

Mette Skjærbæk spent 10 years traveling the world with her modeling career and, upon returning back to Denmark, decided to create an organic skincare brand with all the knowledge she picked up along the way. The result? Karmameju, a collection of 100 percent natural and organic products bursting with active, clinically proven ingredients that blend the art of perfumery with pure ingredients.

Karmameju caters to all skin types and concerns, so it couldn’t be easier to find the right product for you. The ‘01’ line is for drier and more mature skins, ‘02’ soothes sensitivity and stressed skin, and ‘03’ is perfect for those with oily or combination complexions. Not only are there pH-balancing tonics, hydrating cleansing balms, and redness-reducing face mists galore, but there are also top tools to boost your beauty routine – some of the best dry body brushes in the business included.

Tromborg

Makeup artist Marianne Tromborg’s philosophy of “less is more” is evident throughout her luxury makeup and skincare brand Tromborg. Where natural beauty meets cutting-edge technology, it combines organic plant extracts, essential oils, and herbs with biochemistry to create anti-aging formulas that look after skin from within.

While it’s known for its cult hero ‘Lip Cure’ – a softening cream that is packed with vitamins and nut oil and heals dry, cracked lips – it also boasts detoxifying face masks, nourishing body oils, mineral makeup, herbal shampoos, and scents for the skin and home. In a nutshell? Everything you could possibly need to look and feel your best. In the words of Tromborg: “It should be easy and manageable to look good – and preferably in no time.” And with Tromborg, it really is.

Ole Henriksen

Sleek, simple, Scandinavian-inspired packaging and products to give you that “Ole glow” is what skincare guru Ole Henriksen is best known for. The man behind the flawless faces of Hollywood’s elite (Charlize Theron, Katy Perry, and the Jenner sisters to name a few), he has been in the game for over 40 years and is the creator of one of Sephora’s best-selling global brands.

His eponymous brand draws inspiration from his Danish roots and, by now, you probably know its ‘Cold Plunge Pore Mask’ (that blue-green mask seen all over Insta), which uses extreme cold to tighten and purify. In contrast, the ‘Pore Balance Facial Sauna Scrub’ features self-heating clay and volcanic sand to remove dead cells and control oil levels while leaving skin wonderfully warm. Also worthy of cult status? The best-selling ‘Truth Serum’ to help turn back time, and the ‘Banana Bright Eye Crème’ that blends banana powder-inspired pigments with collagen and vitamin C to brighten and boost the eye area.

Raaw by Trice

An eye product that Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tooks swears by? The Raaw by Trice ‘Eye Love’. In fact, she’s just one of the countless models, influencers, and industry insiders who turn to Trice Christiansen’s holistic skincare saviors, and it’s not hard to see why. After moving from Copenhagen to New York, where she led a healthy life and ate an organic diet, Christiansen was surprised when she woke up with a rash on her face one day. After finding out it was, in fact, eczema, she began to research the effects of chemicals in skincare and was shocked to find out what they were doing on the outside and the inside.

Vowing to never use a chemical product again, Christiansen studied herbal medicine and created her own line, starting with the ‘Miracle Oil’ that – you guessed it – worked miracles and actually cured her eczema. Perfect for sensitive skins or those seeking a gentler approach, these luxurious, organic products are the perfect way to give some love back to your skin.

Nuori

One word to describe Nuori’s natural products? Fresh. And it really doesn’t come much fresher than this. Using pure, natural ingredients and absolutely no parabens, sulfates, silicones, stabilizers, fragrances, preservatives (okay, you get the gist), each product is blended every 10 to 12 weeks in Denmark before being shipped off. And because they’re free of the synthetic additives and chemicals used to prolong shelf life, each product is marked with the production and expiry date to make sure you use them at their best.

With face, body, and hair products to choose from – all crammed full of vitamins, amino acids, and naturally occurring compounds – you’ll find everything from a mineral defense sunscreen with French maritime bark extract, hand cream with white-tea extract, and a chamomile-rich hydrating face mask. Nuori will have you looking, well, fresh in no time.

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