When one of the most-followed fashion girls in the Who What Wear office took to Instagram to share her current skincare lineup last night, I was over the moon. As a beauty editor, there's nothing I love more than an unsolicited peek inside the bathrooms of stylish women—even better if it's a Scandi girl with amazing skin like Stephanie Broek.
Broek revealed a seven-product lineup with one brand dominating the routine—Paula's Choice. No, it's definitely not a sponsored post—Broek just clearly swears by this American beauty brand. In fact, Broek and I are clearly skincare soulmates as Paula's Choice is a much-loved skincare staple in my daily routine too.
Featuring hardworking ingredients like retinol to refine skin texture, BHA to keep pores clear and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, Broek clearly knows her stuff when it comes to skincare and the products that will keep her clear complexion in check.
Keep scrolling to shop the Scandi-approved skincare products that Broek currently swears by.
This cult Korean beauty brand is an Instagram favourite. It has a bouncy, gel texture and is brimming with soothing watermelon extract to calm irritated skin. Apply it before bed to brighten and hydrate your skin overnight, or use it as a 10-minute treatment during the day for quick-fix radiance boost.
Although it's coined as an anti-ageing moisturiser, this retinol-infused lotion is great for all ages and skin types. It contains antioxidants and retinol to strengthen your skin's natural barrier and help it lock in moisture for plumper, healthier skin.
A great daytime moisturiser option, this nourishing moisturiser contains SPF 50 to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as keeping it hydrated. This also contains niacinamide—one of my favourite skin ingredients—which is amazing at evening skin tone and calming breakouts.
Broek describes this product as "liquid gold." It's a concentrated blend of hyaluronic acid—a star skincare ingredient that can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water—and ceramides that soften skin. Mix in a couple of drops with your moisturiser or serum, or apply it alone after cleansing.
Paula's Choice is renowned for the BHA range (I swear by the 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant), thanks to the way it gently targets blackheads, breakouts and enlarged pores. This leave-on gel that Broek uses removes dead skin cells and reduces redness for clearer skin with no rinsing required.
Apply this toner after cleansing to remove any last traces of makeup and impart a fresh-faced Scandi-girl glow like Broek. It's a natural formula that's rich in antioxidants that leaves skin silky-smooth.
Another hyaluronic acid-rich formula (I spot a pattern emerging with Broek's favoured ingredients), this creamy, foaming face wash rebalances your complexion without leaving skin feeling stripped. It also removes makeup so you don't have to bother with a separate makeup remover.