Inspired by flora found in the vast taiga biome that includes much of Canada, Russia, Mongolia, Finland, Sweden and Norway, the Scottish Highlands and the northernmost regions of the United States of America 


Sea Buckthorn

Formulated to moisturize skin

  • Instructions for use
  • TAIGA-Inspired Botanicals and Key Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • Apply rich and moisturizing TAIGA Cream alone on clean skin anytime, or as a moisturizing supplement in a multi-step regimen with DU NORD SKIN CARE after application of PRAIRIE Serum and/or BOREAL or ALPINE Emulsions. Dermatologist tested*

    *TAIGA Cream was found to be non-irritant and non-sensitizing by HRIPT.


    Remove protective cap. Dispense into clean hands. Massage gently into face. Replace protective cap.

  • TAIGA-Inspired Botanicals

    Balsam Poplar




    Iceland Moss




    Tamarack Larch



    Featured/Key Ingredients

    Please note: Assignments of properties associated with the following ingredients are based on a review of the literature. 


    Balsam Poplar Bud Essential Oil

    Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-allergen. Source of alpha-bisabolol (active component in chamomile) known for its soothing and healing properties. Contributes to aroma.


    Balsam Poplar Leaf Water, Tamarack Larch Need/Twig Water and Rose Water Blend

    Astringent and toning; antiseptic; soothing; hydrating. Contributes to aroma.


    Cloudberry Seed Oil (Cold-pressed)

    Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; nourishing; antioxidant. Source of vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, phytosterols and phenolic compounds.    May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss. May reduce visible effects associated associated with oxidative stress and inflammatory processes (photoaging, inflammaging).


    Camelina Oil (Cold-pressed)

    Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; nourishing; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory. Rich in Vitamin E , especially gamma tocopherol, essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid and phytosterols. May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss.  May reduce visible effects associated associated with oxidative stress and inflammatory processes (photoaging, inflammaging).


    Iceland Moss Extract

    Nourishing; moisturizing; purifying; soothing, healing; antioxidant; antiseptic. Source of vitamins (A, C, B1, B12) and minerals. High mucilage content contributes to soothing effect Traditionally used in Scandinavian countries and Iceland to treat wounds, dry skin, eczema.


    Oat Oil (Ethanolic extraction)

    Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; soothing. Source of tocopherols (Vitamin E), phytosterols, phospholipids, essential fatty acids. Especially recommended for dry skin. May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss and reduce damage associated with inflammatory processes. An especially rich and soothing oil with a luxurious feel.


    Cloudberry Fruit Extract

    Skin reparative; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; anti-microbial. High polyphenol content, notably ellagitannins and metabolite ellagic acid. Rich in carotenoids, anthocyanins, Vitamins C, E and omega 3 and -6 fatty acids, alpha-linoleic acid and linoleic acid. May help protect skin elasticity. May help to prevent pre-mature aging of skin through DNA protection and repair. May reduce hyperpigmentation.


    Seabuckthorn Fruit CO2 total extract

    Nourishing; antioxidant; healing. Source of vitamins, polyphenols, minerals, and the rare omega-7 fatty acid palmitoleic acid, a major skin constituent, and essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. Rich in tocopherols and tocotrienols (Vitamin E). May stimulate collagen production. Traditionally used to treat wounds, burns, acne and other skin conditions. Generally considered a powerful skin-healing ingredient.


    Lingonberry Fruit Stem Cell Extract

    Skin reparative/regenerative; anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory. A sustainable and enriched source of lingonberry fruit polyphenols. An in vitro study indicates extract enhances superoxide dismutase synthesis after exposure to infrared radiation, which can penetrate subcutaneal layers, and reduces synthesis of inflammatory mediators generated by exposure to UVB. In vivo study indicated diminished oxidative stress in skin, with reduced appearance of wrinkles and improved skin density.


    Red Maple & Black Spruce & Yellow Birch & Jack Pine Barks Extract

    Hydrating, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory. Very high concentration of polyphenols and terpenoids. In vitro study using a specialized skin model system indicates this extract stimulates aquaporin-3 expression, a small membrane protein that transports water across skin cells. A small in vivo study showed application of the extract in a basic cream provided a long-lasting moisturizing effect. May increase skin hydration capacity and provide stable, long-lasting hydration and maintenance of elasticity.


    Tamarack Larch Essential Oil

    Antibacterial. Source of alpha-pinene, which has antibacterial and antifungal activity. Contributes to aroma. 

  • Ingredients/Ingrédients:

    Hydrosol Blend/Melange d’hydrolats:  Populus balsamifera (Balsam Poplar/ Peuplier baumier) Needle/Twig Water Extract1 (and)  Larix Laricina (Tamarack Larch/ Mélèse laricin) Needle/Twig Water Extract1 (and) Rosa damascena (Damask Rose/Rose de Damas) Flower Water Extract1; Aqua; Glycerin2; Cetearyl Olivate1 (and) Sorbitan Olivate1; Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry/ Ronce petit-mûrier) Seed Oil; Camelina sativa Seed Oil; Avena sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Oil; Helianthus annuus (Sunflower/Tournesol) Seed Oil3 ;Sambucus nigra (Elderberry/Sureau noir) Fruit Extract1; Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate1; Cetearyl Alcohol1 (and) Cetyl Palmitate1 (and) Sorbitan Palmitate1 (and) Sorbitan Oleate1; Lauryl Olivate1; Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn/Argousier) Fruit CO2 Extract1; Tocopherol (mixed)4; Cetraria islandica (Iceland Moss/Mousse d’Islande) Whole Plant Extract; Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry/ Ronce petit-mûrier) Fruit Extract1,5; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry/Airelle rouge) Fruit Stem Cell Extract;  Acer rubrum (Red Maple/Érable rouge) Bark Extract1,6 (and) Picea mariana (Black Spruce/Épinette noire) Bark Extract1,6 (and) Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch/Bouleau jaune) Bark Extract1,6 (and) Pinus banksiana (Jack Pin/ Pin gris) Bark Extract1,6; Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot/Orpin rosat) Root Extract; Arctostaphylos uva ursi (Bearberry/Raisin d’ours) Leaf Extract; Lactobacillus Ferment1; Avena sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Extract1; Rosa centifolia (Cabbage Rose/Rose de Mai) Flower Extract1; Larix laricina (Tamarack Larch/ Mélèse laricin) Needle/Twig Essential Oil1Amies balsamea (Balsam Fir/ Sapin baumier) Needle/Twig Essential Oil1; Populus balsamifera (Balsam Poplar/ Peuplier baumier) Bud Essential Oil1; Lysolecithin1 (and) Sclerotium Gum1 (and) Xanthan Gum1 (and) Pullulan1; Allantoin; Gluconodeltalactone1; Sodium Hyaluronate; Sodium Levulinate1; Sodium Anisate1; Sodium Benzoate7; Potassium Sorbate7; Citric Acid8; Xanthan Gum8; Romarinus officinalis (Rosemary/Romarin) Leaf Extract1; Calcium Gluconate8; (Benzyl Alcohol; Citronellol; Eugenol; Farnesol; Geraniol; Limonene; Linalool)9


    1USDA/ECOCERT-certified organic ingredient or ECOCERT-approved natural ingredient; Ingrédient certifié biologique par USDA/ECOCERT ou ingrédient naturel approuvé par ECOCERT

    2Includes certified organic glycerin and vegetable glycerin/Inclus glycérine biologique certifiée et de glycérine végétale 

    3Includes USDA-certified organic and conventional sunflower seed oil  / Inclus huile de tournesol biologique certifiée et conventionnelle

    4Non-GMO/ Sans OGM

     5 Wild-harvested; Récolté à l’état sauvage

    6Bark harvested as a by-product of the Canadian forestry industry / L’écorce récoltée comme un sous-produit de l'industrie forestière Canadienne

    7Preservative or additive component included in some extracts; ECOCERT compliant / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits; conforme au ECOCERT

    8Preservative or additive component included in some extracts/Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits

    9Naturally-occurring components of essential oils / Composants naturels de l'huiles essentielles