Danish drugstore goodies!
December 27, 2018 8:34 AM   Subscribe

I'll be visiting Copenhagen soon! Yay! When I go abroad I like to check out the local equivalent of Duane Reade or Walgreens and pick up skincare/haircare/makeup items that aren't (easily) available in the US. Are there any products that you recommend so I can arrive with a little list in hand?
posted by orrnyereg to Travel & Transportation around Copenhagen, Denmark (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In this house we love the body and hair care products made by Urtekram. But of course I have no idea of what is and is not available in the US. So for all I know, you may be up to your knees in the stuff already. If you're not, though, be sure to keep an eye out for it. Great but subtle scents, natural ingredients.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:05 AM on December 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

seconding Matas. here's a google map with the locations in central CPH.

posted by alchemist at 1:07 PM on December 27, 2018

Spendier: Rudolph Care.

(Not the season for it, but grab some Euro sunscreen.)
posted by holgate at 8:22 PM on December 27, 2018

Matas has suncreen that's better and lasts longer than here. Buy some, and be prepared to cry when it runs out.
posted by liminal_shadows at 11:20 PM on December 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Yes, Matas is your place. Also, "Normal" has things like Asian beauty masks, Babyfoot peel, etc. That store is a bit lower-end than Matas (it's like if you took the "travel size" aisle and made an entire store out of it.) Likely you will have seen all the brands somewhere else -- but you never know, there might be some bargain gem there.

Also seconding Magasin du Nord and Ilums (the department stores) as places to explore.
posted by profreader at 7:58 AM on December 28, 2018

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