The Danish beauty industry- exploring the brands unveiled at CIFF x Revolver

The success of Rudolph Care

With one of the busiest stands at the fair, the sustainable premium brand Rudolph Care affirmed the consolidation of its business during the last summer edition of the Copenhagen fair. “I created Rudolph Care because I wanted it all. Luxury products and the certainty that I am not filling my body and nature with harmful chemicals and endocrine disruptors. I wanted to unite two worlds that should never be separated: luxury and sustainability,” explained the founder of the Danish company, Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph.

Known as a journalist and television presenter, the entrepreneur made the leap into beauty activism in 2009 when, after participating in a Greenpeace test during her first pregnancy, she discovered that her body was “filled with chemicals.” A turning point, or a “revelation”, as she puts it, that turned her into an ambassador for “green beauty”, searching for skincare products that were “advanced, effective, sustainable, and organically certified.” Conceived and developed in Denmark, her fragrance-free offerings with responsible packaging (easily recognizable by their signature pastel pink color) earned the company the B-Corp certification in 2021.

Positioned in an accessible premium segment, with hand creams ranging from 12 euros to the 135 euro body balm (in the 850 ml format), Rudolph Care offers a complete range of skincare for the face and body, as well as sunscreen, toiletry bags, towels, flip-flops, and accessories for sexual wellness. One of its secrets lies in its collaboration with local Brazilian communities for the use of acai berries from the Amazon, rich in vitamins, minerals, and Omega 6 and 9, to create some of its star products, such as facial oil, exfoliator, and eye contour cream.With around 40 employees and a picturesque headquarters located at 3 Antoinette Ej Street in Copenhagen, Rudolph Care has been led for the past year by Ditte Søndergaard Bihorac. She is a CEO with a background in Chanel and L’Oréal, whose goal is to take the company to its next phase of growth. Established in the Nordic countries, the premium skincare brand is available in Europe through retailers like Galeries Lafayette and Oh My Cream! in France, as well as Beldon Beauty in Spain.

Inuacare, Greenland’s first skincare brand

Grounded in the belief that nature “is capable of providing everything we need,” InuaCare embarked on its unique journey as the first skincare brand to develop its products and hand-harvest its ingredients in Greenland. This ethical sourcing of natural resources, supported by local labor, results in products with distinctive compositions and character.”Our climate is harsh and demanding. This has a significant effect on both plant growth and the collection of necessary elements,” explained the brand based in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenlandคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. For nine months, Greenland’s flora grows slowly, buried under snow and ice, limiting the harvesting period to just three months.During this time, only the hardiest plants survive, making herbal and plant extracts “stronger for soothing, repairing, and nourishing hair and skin,” as detailed by InuaCare. Furthermore, the selection process requires a sustainable approach to ensure the flora’s growth for the following year.Labrador tea, Greenlandic dwarf willow, chamomile, thyme, and juniper are transformed into steam and oil extracts used in InuaCare’s laboratory, where the company employs a craft process in copper stills. “We chose these plants for their properties in our products,” explained Pipaluk Nielsen, co-owner of the company, regarding the ingredients in their formulations.For example, the brand conducts in-depth research on Labrador teaคำพูดจาก เว็บสล็อตเ. “It’s a powerful antioxidant, perfect for anti-aging products. We don’t reject the aging process, but we would like to slow down the process that stops our cell membranes. Labrador tea helps in the repair of those that have been damaged,” argued co-owner Anne Mette Koustrup-Nielsen.With a curated offering consisting of three product ranges: facial, body, and hair care, the Greenlandic brand positions itself in the premium-accessible price range (ranging from 18 euros for deodorant to 70 euros for body balm).Furthermore, they embrace eco-friendly packaging using recycled paper and cardboard, as well as green plastic containers made from recycled materials. Available through select retailers in Greenland and Denmark, such as Illum, InuaCare also sells its products in spas and through its online store, offering shipping to Europe, the United States, and Canada.

From podcast to skincare: the journey of honey

Liv Winther and Bea Fagerholt first crossed paths while working as beauty journalists for different Danish media outlets. It wasn’t until they coincidentally became pregnant at the same time that the two editors began considering the future of press and the possibility of collaboration.”We felt that there was a need for an informative, inclusive, and conversation-oriented space focused on motherhood,” explained Liv Winther about the launch of their podcast for mothers, both current and expectant, called “To The Moon” in 2018. This platform also includes articles and covers topics such as mental health and self-care. “This project laid the foundation for what Honey is today,” continued the co-founder of the skincare brand that was created in 2020.Despite what its name may suggest, Honey is a vegan brand of Danish origin that does not use any animal-derived ingredients. “The brand emerged from our knowledge of skincare throughout our careers as editors, as well as feedback from our listeners and community of women,” said the entrepreneur.Produced in Denmark using natural, organic, and fragrance-free ingredients, as attested by various certifications, the brand uses glass packaging and develops products tailored to “all stages of a woman’s life,” safe and suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.Focused on skincare, the product line includes a hydrating serum with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, a facial cleanser, a moisturizing cream, and a body oil. Prices can range from 20 to 75 euros, depending on the product and size.With a total of nine employees in the company, Honey is available through its own website and in a selection of over 40 international retailers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Romania, Poland, and Spain.

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