Product development

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Our main aim is to develop high quality skin care products made of the best components. Our product development is focused on developing safe and original products meant specifically for Northern conditions. Dermosil products are based on plant oils and contain very little preservatives.

Our product development is centred in two of our locations: Helsinki and Korsnäs. Our skin care products are produced in Nordic countries and our decorative cosmetics elsewhere in Europe.

Dermosil products are high quality and stylish. In our assortment you can find safe basic products for skin care and hair care, decorative cosmetics, natural cosmetics, products for children, etc. There is something for everyone and just for you!

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PIA KNOESTER
Product Manager

Series Accessories
Get to know Pia



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ESSI SAUKKO
Product Manager

Series Dermosil Makeup
Get to know Essi



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ÅSA SMEDS
Product Manager

Series Classic, Dermoteque, Refill, Jr., Vitamin E, Primo, Skin Comfort, For Faces, Fresh!, Living, Berry Therapy, Man, Spa & Sauna, Scandinavian Hair Care, All Seasons
Get to know Åsa


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BI VIRTA
Product Manager

Series Sensitive, Nature, Mouthcare, Health
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ROSMARIE GRANNAS-RISSANEN
Chemical Technical Manager

Get to know Rosmarie






PIA KNOESTER

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I am a 40 year-old woman, a wife and a mother of two. I live and work in Helsinki – the beautiful capital of Finland. Creativity has always been a most important constructive factor in my life as long as I can remember. This is why creativity is obviously a natural part of my work and an essential tool for it.

Our greatest challenge in developing various supplies is to create and find products that many people with widely diverse preferences would like. I am a very visual person and to my mind esthetical considerations can sometimes be more important than practical ones. Sometimes I have even bought a package of pasta simply because I like the look of the package.

In my daily work I communicate with our partners all over the world. I like to be able to launch processes. That is quite natural for me. Once I get an idea for a product that fits the Dermoshop philosophy I quickly start working to get it off the ground. After the product development team approves of my idea it is all right to start the production process. I must always have some project underway both at work and in my leisure time. For inspiration I look at fashion and decorating magazines published in various parts of the world and I visit all kinds of trade fairs.

It always makes me happy to see someone use a product that I have developed. I have even approached the person and said: “Hi, I developed that product,” but generally I manage to hold myself back.

My favourite Dermosil products are:

1. Primo Body Oil | 2. Extra Treatment | 3. Body Butter Sensitive


ESSI SAUKKO

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I am 33 and the mother of two little girls. We live in Vaasa in the Pohjanmaa region. I am working as a product developer of cosmetics at Dermoshop. My work includes all that is needed in the course of a product’s development process to make an idea into a finished product.

Product development always starts with an idea. I get ideas by keeping an eye on the market and its trends, visiting international trade fairs of our industry, but some ideas are born on their own, stemming from a practical need. I am also most grateful to our customers who are very active and tell us about their ideas and wishes. Minding time schedules is a very important part of the work of product development, to ensure that the product is launched at the right moment. My daily tasks include communicating with our suppliers, we work closely together. Every day is different for me and that makes it so attractive. I like variety and my days slip by all too quickly.

I might even say that this is my dream job that I have always dreamt about because I really care about cosmetic products. I have always been interested in makeup and I use it on a daily basis. For me putting on makeup means adding a spark to a routine day. I think putting on makeup is a fun thing to do. Thanks to my work I can try new makeup products every week. Testing products is actually a large part of my daily duties.

My favourite Dermosil products are

1. Illuminating Primer | 2. All-in-one Mascrara | 3. Brow and Lash Gel


ÅSA SMEDS

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I have been working in Dermoshop for more than 16 years now. I found my place in product development after passing various stages. First I started in customer services, then moved to procurements, next to logistics and finally settled in product development. Working with my colleagues in product development is a fun and creative job. It is exciting and satisfying to be part of the development of a product from the initial idea through to the final product and then getting feedback about it from our customers. I have a high regard for our cooperation with chemists as they have a very important role in development. The greatest thing about my work is getting positive feedback from clients. It is so nice to hear that our products have provided solutions or eased some problem related to skin care. In my work I feel a close link to our customers and above all I try to carry out their wishes. In this line of work you must always set your sights on the future and keep an eye on what is going on in the market and in the world. I also constantly think about creating new products for Dermoshop. My work is aimed at creating effective products for our clients that provide additional value even to ordinary days and create experiences. My working life is balanced by my family and friends. Nature is a great source of inspiration to me both in my professional and personal life.

My favourite Dermosil products are:

1. Carbamide Foot Cream | 2. Soothing Facial Cream Lingonberry | 3. Body Oil


BI VIRTA

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I moved to this spacious environment here in Pohjanmaa from a densely populated area in South-Finland in 2005 and at the same time started working for Dermoshop. I have studied natural products and that is why the subjects of food supplements and natural cosmetics product development are particularly close to my heart. Genuinely natural components are useful both inside and out, enhancing our general wellbeing.

Many Finnish people have sensitive skin and my own family also uses products meant for sensitive skin. I live with my husband and our dog Milady in a traditional red “granny cottage”. Our dog Mila takes good care of her 60 years old owner by accompanying me on our most important daily jog. I read all kinds of literature, both professional publications and novels. I like to go to the theatre and I am eagerly looking forward to this year’s crop of summer theatrical productions.

I get a lot of positive feedback from our clients and I have high regard for the experiences and opinions of our users. I intend to keep having fun and developing high quality Dermosil products for many years to come, keeping in mind the needs of our customers.

My favourite Dermosil products are:

1. Health Omega 3 | 2. Nature Eye Cream organic | 3. Sensitive Body Butter


ROSMARIE GRANNAS-RISSANEN

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I am 30 years old and a biochemist, (MS). I have been working in Dermoshop since 2011 as the Chemical Technical Manager and Makeup Product Manager. In 2007 I started my cosmetic industry career in Stockholm, where I worked internationally for four years.

How do products and their components work, what are the regulatory requirements for cosmetics, how has it been tested and what are the rules of marketing cosmetics? These are interesting questions for me, covering a small part of the range of subjects I meet in my work.

I also work with the Finnish Cosmetic, Toiletry and Detergent Association (Teknokemian Yhdistys ry, TY) and I am an active member of the organisation Scandinavian Cosmetic Society for Chemists. Through these organisations I acquire important fresh information.

In my work I constantly encounter the issues of product safety of Dermosil products, their quality requirements and product development. I like the variety of the work and being able to link beauty with science.

Product development is always focused on the customer. One of the highlights of product development is to succeed in creating a product that exceeds customer expectations. I am particularly attracted to products with high quality and multifunctions which provide a solution to a client’s problem.

My favourite Dermosil products are:

1. Aina crème | 2. Smoothing Nail Foundation | 3. Cleansing Mousse for normal and dry skin

About us

Dermoshop Oy is developing and marketing skin care and makeup products under the brand name Dermosil. All the products in the Dermosil product assortment are made of high quality ingredients and are subjected to a thorough dermatological testing process. The product assortment includes basic skin care products for the entire family, highly developed makeup products and trendy special care products. The product assortment contains about 400 different products.

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