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Barnängen - Gentle skincare, balanced beauty and living "lagom"


Barnängen was founded in Stockholm in 1868 by the Swedish wholesaler Johan Wilhelm Holmström and ever since Barnängen has been characterized by genuine and gentle products with a natural and pure feeling. Entire generations of Swedes have used and loved them, making Barnängen one of the most iconic brands in Sweden.


Recently, Barnängen launched also in The Netherlands and products can be found exclusiv in da and dio stores. This article has been sponsored by Barnängen NL 


Barnängen is using a fusion of Nordic-inspired ingredients and the Swedish aesthetic to create products that truly reflect lagom, but what is lagom and how do I live lagom?


NOT TOO LITTLE, NOT TOO MUCH .JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT. This is LAGOM, a sense of  feel good balance.




Five years ago I decided to slow down and live life slow, but not too slow. I started to enjoy little things as well as important ones; to be grateful for everything I have in my life even if I dont have a perfect life. I decided to spend less, to collect moments and not only objects, to find time for meditation, self care and relaxing moments after work. I decided to balance everything in my life, to become more aware and conscious and finding a balance was the key to my happiness. 

Lagom is an concept to live a life in balance and harmony, appropriate but not perfect, a way to live a simpler, fairer, less complicated and more content way of life. You can implement lagom in everything you want, at work, to your wardrobe, to your garden, or your home or even to your beauty rituals. I really believe that lagom needs to be a trend, because it feels so good to be balanced!


I believe in natural beauty but in the same time I believe in aesthetics, self care, relaxing, nourishing, moisturizing and pampering ! I am really happy to be a part of the #barnangenbeauty concept in The Netherlands.


Barnängen believes that beauty comes from when you feel “just right”—confident, authentic, and balanced. Their mission is to provide balanced care for a beautifully balanced skin.




 With just the right blend of nature and science, Barnängen created two beauty lines for body care: Nordic Care Line and Nordic Rituals Line




In the Nordic Care Line you can find the following products :

Caring Shower Cream and Caring Body Lotion 400ml /400ml, for normal to dry skin. Both products are infused with Oat and 5% protecting Cold Cream.

Nutritive Shower Cream and Nutritive Body Lotion 400ml /400ml, for dry to very dry skin. Both products are infused with rare, wild fruit of Cloudberry and 7% protecting Cold Cream .

Sensitive Shower Cream and Sensitive Body Lotion 400ml /400ml, for sensitive skin. Both products are infused with the most celebrated flower in the northern hemisphere, Elderflower and 5% protecting Cold Cream. 

All Over Rescue Body Balm 200 ml



All Over Rescue Body Balm  is definitely a beauty must have, an amazing product with a beautiful,delicate texture that is light as well as rich. I fell in love with this body balm and now it sits gracious on my night stand!


Nordic Care Line is inspired by the Swedish landscape, light, sea and woods, which create a unique oasis for rare and varied plants, herbs and nutritive ingredients that Swedes have used and trusted for centuries.

As a result, Nordic wild fruit, like Cloudberry, as well as icons, like Birch and Elderflower, are infused into Barnängen’s Body Care products, and blended with scientifically researched skin care formulations such as their signature ingredient Cold Cream, an ancestral beauty recipe, known for protecting the skin against dryness and irritation.

Cold Cream is an ancestral beauty recipe. Its secret lies in its special composition: a moisturizing emulsion, crafted with rose water, beeswax and lipids. Mainly formulated with Beeswax and Glycerol as moisturizers and Sunflower oil, Allantoin and Chamomile as skin soothers, our protecting Cold Cream is designed to protect and care for the skin.




Nordic Rituals Line is inspired from ancient Swedish traditions and rituals like sauna, the ice cold bath, known as "Isvaksbad" and the Midsommar ( the day when the sun never sets, one of the most love traditions in Sweden, the celebration of the beginning of the summer).

This line features Nordic-inspired natural ingredients and a uniquely developed Moisture Serum – a compound of Sunflower & Cranberry oils, Chamomile and Allantoin extract. They are infused with fragrances which are a tribute to the traditional Nordic rituals, letting you enjoy and unwind in your shower and bath.


People in Sweden they love to bath, they have this morning dip rituals that are commonly enjoyed between May and September and it is usually the first thing they enjoy in the morning before coffee. It makes them feel alive, refreshed and ready for the day. 


I don't think I can dip myself in cold water before having coffee or after :) but I love to shower with something that stimulates, awakes and relaxes my senses, my mind and my body and I think the products from Nordic Ritual Line are perfect for what I am looking for.


I believe that a shower can have lots of benefits not just for your body but for your mind as well. 


 Nordic Rituals Line has the following products :



Glacier Breeze Shower & Bath Gel 400 ml. This products is inspired by the traditional Swedish ice cold swimming ritual, known as "Isvaksbad" and its  blended with sea salt and protecting Moisture Serum. After showering skins feels perfectly toned and your  mind awake and ready to focus on your daily tasks. I think this is a great product for very active people.
Sauna Relax Shower & Bath Gel 400 ml. Inspired by the Scandinavian beauty ritual of sauna, this product is perfect for a moment of spa, for unwinding and relaxing completely, it promotes a pure moment of zen and serenity. This is another product that I absolutely love!




Midsommar Glow Shower & Bath gel 400 ml

Midsommar Glow Body Oil 150 ml


A spectacular duo and the products that my skin loved the most. The shower gel its very delicate, smells divine, just like the body oil and it leaves this protective film on your skin that gives a beautiful silky soft texture.

The body oil can be used at any time after showering and in combination with any other shower products from Barnängen. Both products are infused with precious natural floral oils and protecting Moisture Serum.


If in doubt remember: not too little, not too much. Not too busy, not too calm. Not too big, not too small. Not too fast, not too slow. Just right, perfect in balance!

Let's live lagom in 2018 !


31 comments:

  1. Loving the fact that these goodies are made out of natural ingredients since everyone is rushing to embrace natural goodies in today's era! No wonder people are loving Barnängen I bet!

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    1. I was reading somewhere that the Scandinavian Royal family loves Barnängen.

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  2. That cold cream sounds amazing!!!! And that Nutritive Shower Cream and Nutritive Body Lotion would be perfect for my family here during the winter months. So cold and it makes for such dry skin.

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    1. I also have dry skin and I love these products,specially the All Over Rescue Body Balm, such an amazing product,perfect light texture but in the same time rich.

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  3. Don't know much about the brand. But Natural Ingredients YAY, but Artifical Boo. I might buy Lotion one, if possible.

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  4. Balance in important in life and it is incredible to find a skincare brand that believes in creating a balance as well. Though I am hearing about this brand for the first time but it looks great with a great variety of products.

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    1. Indeed they do have a large variety of products.

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  5. Ooh these all sound great! The rescue balm sounds lovely and multi purpose too! Will look them up!

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    1. Is one of my favorite products, it has such a beautiful texture,not too thick and absorbs fast.

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  6. I love natural products and I love how there are more options for natural products now a days. These sound amazing, I need to look into them.

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    1. Me too,I try to switch to natural and botanical products as much as i can and my skin loves it.

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  7. My skin is sensitive and especially winter dry season. I love all these products that are all natural. I should look into it

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  8. Great to know that these products are infused with natural floral oils, indeed they will be refreshing and great natural products to use upon.

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    1. they smell very pleasant and they are so gentle to the skin.

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  9. I really like the packaging of these products and it's so important to appreciate every little thing in our life, so wise ;) I need to look into these products, especially since they are natural!

    The White Ocean

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    1. I think they even worked with a designer for these products,I don't remember anymore his name but I am pretty sure about this :)

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  10. The body oil sounds amazing! I have never heard of the brand before, but it seems so interesting brand. I didn't know Swedish like to have morning dips, sounds so refreshing :)

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.be/

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    1. it smells so nice!I think you can also buy it in Belgia,I don't know exactly in what stores they are available there,try at the normal drogist..... or maybe next time when you come to NL you can take a look at da and dio stores because this is where they are being sold.

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    2. They are very new in Germany and Benelux, they just launched the products a week ago.

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  11. Nutritive Shower Cream and Nutritive Body Lotion is amazing product. I will surely try this. Packaging is also very impressive

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  12. Having not heard of Lagom before I was pleased to find that it is a Lagom concept to live a life in balance and harmony and that is something that I should be open to. At the moment I live life too fast and put too much pressure on myself and its important that changes. In terms of the skincare range I love the simplicity and of course being natural and cruelty free is something that I obviously love too x

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    1. I was living the same as you, too fast and hectic and did not really had a choice but one day I SAID FUCK IT ! :))

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  13. looks like a great brand of products! I am a sucker for lotions (I always have been!) I love feeling silky smooth, I'll have to check this out ; )

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    1. You are my type of girl!I say yes to the silky smooth skin,nothing sexier !

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  14. I have not heard about this brand before but it sounds amazing. I prefer products that have natural ingredients and I am sure these products from Barnangen will be awesome.

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  15. I need to try these. I bet they are amazing. Products made outside of the US have such better standards, I am jealous. I need to try these products.

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  16. I haven't tried these but they sure look and sound amazing! I will give them a try!

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  17. I finally found the SOS balm at my da and I am addicted to it,smells so relaxing and it has been great for my skin.Unfortunately they did not had that oil but hope I find it soon .

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    1. that sos balm is never missing from my night stand, fabulous product.I am happy you found it!

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