A seaweed-infused Scandinavian night cream that really nourishes

This standout Face Stockholm product works for sensitive skin

Most people come to the charming town of Hudson, New York for the antiques stores (and, increasingly, hip hotels), but on a visit earlier this year it was Scandinavian beauty products I discovered. Face Stockholm is a cheerful emporium full of  naturally derived, hypoallergenic and paraben-free creams, scrubs, toners and lipsticks.

Started by Stockholm-based Gun Nowak in 1980s, Face expanded westwards when her daughter, Martina Arfwidson, moved to New York in 1986, and more recently upstate to scenic Hudson. After a brief in-store sampling, it was the nourishing Marine Therapy Seaweed Night Cream ($32) that really stood out for me; it has since become something of an obsession, and I now apply it liberally to my face and neck before bed.

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With its brown sea-algae extracts, seaweed and exfoliating kelp, the unscented moisturiser is packed with vitamins and minerals that block damaging free radicals, as well as hyaluronic acid and emollient-dense squalane. It manages to be rich but not the least bit greasy; it absorbs easily and, best of all, it works for sensitive, rosacea-prone skin.

The Night Cream is part of Face’s larger Marine Therapy regimen – one that includes Seaweed Eye Cream ($34), Toner ($24) and a Day Cream ($32) infused with jojoba seed and apricot kernel oil. I also have my eye on the Crème Blush ($25) in a subtle shade called Malmö.

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