Between last years’ obsession with all things hygge and the UK’s fondness for IKEA, were all getting a lot more Scandi in our lives than we did ten years ago. If you’re not sure what hygge was all about, one definition says that it’s “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)”. But today, we’re here to talk about lykke, a different Danish feeling that we should all be embracing!
Lykke is the Danish word for ‘happiness’ and has six main pillars – Togetherness, Money, Health, Freedom, Trust and Kindness. So, as a bit of fun, we thought we’d take each of these pillars and give you a product which matches it!
There’s nothing more together than sharing a massage with someone you love, so for this pillar of hygge, we’d recommend Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil. As well as helping to de-stress your body and make you feel more relaxed, the act of massaging someone you care about also releases endorphins and promotes a feeling of intimacy.
Buying something you love is great, but buying it at a reduced price is even better! We’re currently offering Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Serum at 25% off of the regular price, so you’ll be able to grab a product you love and save money in the process.
When we hear “health”, obviously our first thought is skin health, and there aren’t many products which offer better results for healthy skin than Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Booster. It’s a concentrated multi-vitamin boost for your skin. Shake it up and splash it on; the water-meets-oil formula is instantly absorbed, leaving you with a complexion that looks healthy and balanced.
Freedom, in the beauty world, usually relates to freedom from nasty ingredients which aren’t that great for our skin. Decleor Lift and Firm Day Cream is Free from mineral oils and colouring agents which means you have the freedom to use it without having to worry about ingredients which are harmful in the long run.
It’s hugely important that you trust the products that you use on your skin, not just for the results that they promise, but also for the ethos of the whole company. Elemis offers the “Elemis Promise” which states that every product will be formulated with active plant extracts, will be environmentally friendly, will respect your skin’s biome and will be rigorously tested.
Being kind to your skin is so important, and remembering the delicate areas, such as the eyes, is even more important. Make sure you take care of these delicate areas by using products such as Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15, which is designed to re-texturise, protect and refresh your vulnerable eye area during the day with SPF15.