Published June 8, 2017
Want to spend money on things you probably don’t need? We don’t judge. In fact, we help you out.
Dr. Bragi Age Management Moisturiser
No parabens. No lipids. No lanolin. No silicon. If these words mean nothing to you, well, that’s probably why your skin sucks. Dr. Bragi’s products contain none of them, instead using active Icelandic marine enzymes with plumping hyaluronic acid to reduce aging and prevent the breakdown of collagen. Dr. Bragi was a biochemist at the University of Iceland before he started making skincare products, so he’s about clinical studies rather than hokey-pokey hoo-ha. Real talk: I swear these will get rid of dark circles. HJC
There are shops selling Icelandic wool sweaters, aka lopapeysur, all over downtown Reykjavík. But you should pay attention to what you buy—many of the sweaters on offer are machine-knitted, or manufactured outside of Iceland from non-Icelandic fibre. One place you’ll definitely find the real thing is the Icelandic Handknitting Association, who have a charming store on Skólavörðustigur, crammed with Icelandic woollen garments of all colours, shapes and sizes. JR
Bónus Plötur 7
Kaffi Vínyl is best known for their amazing vegan food, but they’re starting to make a name for themselves as a micro record label thanks to Bónus Plötur. The name, and design, is inspired by the space’s former tenant, the Bónus Skór shoe shop. Their 7” records come in extremely limited runs, and showcase new underground bands like Skrattar and Kosmodod. You definitely won’t find these anywhere else. JR
RE101 Eau de Perfume
Love the sweet smell of Iceland? Well now you can take it home. Fish skin accessory company RE101 have released a perfume that captures Iceland in a bottle. You’ll be pleased to hear that it doesn’t smell like fish. Iceland: The Perfume is made from signature botanicals found in nature, like Arctic thyme and moss, blended together with native berries. If you forgot to pick up a bottle, don’t worry—you can get it at duty free. AC
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