One of my favorite skins care brands is by Swedish born Katarina Håkansson. She is a renowned makeup artist and has her own brand, started in Paris, in the 1980s.
With her fresh Swedish modern aesthetic, she was at the forefront of creating the un-made-up look of skin at its best: natural, glowing and healthy. She moved to New York 1995 and her innovative, quick and artful light-handed touch made Katarina a favorite among the industry’s most notable photographers, editors and publications worldwide. She created her minimalist, no-nonsense skincare line to complement her makeup.
I have not used her makeup but I love her skin care. They are multi-purpose so you can use the wash on your face, hair and body, and the moisturiser on your face and body. The packaging is very minimal and user-friendly (as regular readers know, I hate bad packaging of beauty products) and the price is not outrageous.
You can buy the skincare separately or in a kit containing all four full-size products. I usually buy the skin care kit when it is on special. It contains everything you need – a make-up remover, a cleanser, a moisturizer and an oil. They can be used on face as well as body. I absolutely adore the moisturizer. The packaging is practical and no-frills, which I like. It has a very Swedish aesthetic.
In addition to skincare and makeup, Håkansson also does skin sprays, perfume, and make up tools which I have heard are really good.
If you are in Sweden, you can buy these products here