In the awards autumn series of blog posts, we get to know the brands behind the nominee products of the Nordic Natural Beauty Awards 2023. In this post, we are proud to share more about the Finnish natural cosmetics brand Forest Spa Finland, as told by the brand:
“Finland is consistently ranked the world’s happiest country and within the heart of its pure and pristine forest eco-systems, and it’s easy to see why. From an abundance of the world’s most wondrous adaptogenic plants to the cleanest air and crystal-clear waters, the Nordic forests encapsulate the true wonder, resilience and wisdom of nature, and it’s this natural power that is harnessed by FOREST SPA FINLAND.
Having spent 30 years within the global beauty industry, working across leading brands and international markets, FOREST SPA FINLAND founder Daniel Collins felt repeatedly disenchanted by the disconnect between inner wellness and outer beauty, and after time spent working on a Finnish health brand, he began seeking ways to bridge that gap.
After three years researching the world’s most remarkable resilience-supporting adaptogens, his search returned him, rather poetically, to his husband’s homeland: a place where he and his family and friends already spent time resting and replenishing every year to counteract the negative effects of their high-stress lifestyles – Finland. “What I always found was that a week in the forest restored me in a way that lasted for months… it wasn’t a quick fix holiday, it was complete, cell-deep replenishment that lived on in my body, mind and mood, long after I’d boarded a plane and left it behind.
That feeling of carrying the forest within me became the foundation of FOREST SPA FINLAND. A way of de-stressing, supporting and strengthening myself from within, every single day.”
From pollution and radiation, to lack of sleep and the daily commute, our busiest modern lives run in stark contrast to the peace, purity and restorative power of the Nordic forests. To counteract this, Daniel created a super-natural line of products, featuring sustainably sourced, highest grade forest plant extracts that work to internally immunise the skin – promoting a feeling of holistic wellness that vitalises the body, soothes the mind and, in turn, radiates outward into skin that looks noticeably healthier.
Like forest bathing for the skin, FOREST SPA FINLAND’s hero ingredients are naturally high in proven antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress and anti-ageing compounds – providing skin with a replenishing dose of natural immunity that benefits you, inside and out. The result: a super-natural, smart, sustainable & holistic solution to both counteract and protect against the effects of stress on the body and skin, that takes the form of both purest oral supplements and topical, sensorially-delicious skincare that transports you back to the Forest.”