Out of all of Europe, Finland is Europe’s most heavily-forested country. What has grown in these forests for decades upon decades, like berries and mushrooms, are considered to be akin to treasures.

Here at Flow Cosmetics, we use these treasures in our natural beauty products we craft by hand.

Because Nordic growing conditions can be harsh, only the hardiest plants survive. And, of these hardy plants, like bilberries, raspberries, lingonberries, and mushrooms, these little survivalists come equipped with potent properties that are nourishing to the body, mind, and skin.

Here at Flow Cosmetics, we are enthusiastic lingonberry pickers! September is prime lingonberry season. It’s a sight to behold. The Finnish forests turn bright red! We call lingonberries “red gold,” because they are just as good as (or better!) than gold.

In fact, if you grow up in Finland, it’s not an uncommon sight to see families go berry picking together. There are rules that you can pick berries here, even if the berries are not on your own property. Even as urbanization creeps in, Finns love to go pick forest berries at least seven times each summer.

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Lingonberries also happen to be extremely nutritious. Since your skin is your body’s largest organ, it’s important to remember that your skin is also “hungry” for good nutrition—just like the rest of your body.

Thankfully, Arctic lingonberries contain high quantities of fruit acids, which will make you pucker up if you eat them, but on the surface of your skin, fruit acids help tremendously with skin cell turnover and skin regeneration. Dull, dry skin may be caused by the slow process of skin cell turnover. Arctic lingonberries speed up the process!

With faster skin cell turnover, your complexion will appear brighter, more luminous, and full of a natural glow. Arctic lingonberries also help with skin elasticity. The high anti-oxidants quotient in Arctic lingonberries protect skin from external factors that contribute to aging, like pollution, toxins, and impurities.

If you are looking to lighten dark spots or heal acne scars, the Arctic lingonberry is a powerful ingredient to seek out. We use handpicked Arctic lingonberries from Northern Finland and Lapland in the soft foaming Honey Milk Facial Soap, ideal for those with dry and sensitive skin.

When used, facial oils, which act as a complete multi-vitamin for the skin on your face, are nature’s way of renewing the skin, while protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the environment. Organic Arctic lingonberries also make an appearance in the Flow Cosmetic Lingonberry Bright Facial Oil Serum. With a touch of rose, neroli, and frankincense essential oils, this serum not only improves the production of collagen, but also strengthens the skin and maintains youthfulness.

The precious compounds found within the Arctic lingonberry are safe, effective, natural, and functional—which is exactly why Arctic lingonberries are an ideal choice for us to incorporate into our Flow Cosmetics products. Will you start incorporating Arctic lingonberries into your daily beauty routine?