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LYKKEGAARD

Skincare products should be natural in their composition as well as straightforward in their application. LYKKEGAARD is based on a strong belief that everyone is entitled to feel healthy and confident in their own skin. Which is exactly why we developed our skincare line.

LYKKEGAARD

Skincare products should be natural in their composition as well as straightforward in their application. LYKKEGAARD is based on a strong belief that everyone is entitled to feel healthy and confident in their own skin. Which is exactly why we developed our skincare line.

LYKKEGAARD

Skincare products should be natural in their composition as well as straightforward in their application. LYKKEGAARD is based on a strong belief that everyone is entitled to feel healthy and confident in their own skin. Which is exactly why we developed our skincare line.

lykkegaard care founder mette lykkegaard

A Little Happiness

for your skin

LYKKEGAARD was chosen as the name for our skincare brand because I want to bring a little skin happiness to everyone’s daily life. The brand name is the same as my family name and includes the Danish word lykke which translates to happiness, luck or fortune.

Mette Lykkegaard, president & founder

Skincare For Generations

Why pure, natural skincare is so important at every stage in life became apparent to me as I closely observed the struggles each generation of my family had and still has.

At the age of 28, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was scared and confused. At the same time, I had to undergo an abortion as a consequence of the radiation treatment. Like many other women going through breast cancer, I had fertility concerns. I wanted to have children in the future. Today, I feel blessed because I now have a son and three daughters. I realized how harmful chemicals in cosmetic products are affecting the risk of cancer. My daughters have inspired me to create cleaner and safer certified products with natural and organic ingredients for women of all ages.

My mother’s generation was not properly educated until their late adulthood about skin health and skin damage such as done by environmental pollution, chemicals in products and sunlight exposure because society just did not have the same knowledge we have today.

This is why, today, my mother faces problems with her skin such as age spots quite likely caused by insufficient protection of her skin to environmental conditions.

Two of my four children on the other hand developed severe skin allergies early on in their lives. It became very difficult for me and my husband Stig to find suitable skin care for them, because at that time, clean, organic products rarely existed.

LYKKEGAARD was created to offer a natural yet luxurious skincare line for everyone. Our brand is following very strict standards in regards to ingredients, quality and sustainability to make sure our customers’ trust is well-invested.

My Background and Motivation

For more than 20 years, I have worked with beauty products, organic ingredients and certifications – and my personal background as an entrepreneur in the beauty industry is very unique. 

As a professionally trained lawyer with the right to appear before the Supreme Court, I have expert knowledge within environmental law. On a daily basis, I use my background and knowledge about the guidelines and risk assessments required for beauty products, and my expertise is indispensable when it comes to navigating the legislation of the beauty industry. The Danish laws within the field of cosmetics are becoming increasingly strict and to keep up, a substantial knowledge about the EU legislation, regulation of products, labelling and marketing is needed. All of these parameters must be in order to maintain a top-quality brand like LYKKEGAARD with third-party certifications and an ethically sound code of conduct in regards to ingredients, packaging and working conditions. 

I am a mother of 4 children, all with their own unique skin type, not resembling mine. They have all battled different skin conditions and that created a desire within me to develop a range of skin care products suitable for different generations. At the same time, it was paramount to me that the products were mild, formulated with efficient ingredients and not harmful for people, animals or the environment. Skin is something individual, personal and complicated – but as our biggest organ, it is very important. I make sure to prioritize my skin in my otherwise busy everyday life because high-quality products, self-pampering and well-being are all keywords to me for a happy lifestyle. 

The Philosophy Behind LYKKEGAARD

Our philosophy is that skin care should be easily accessible and not complicated to use. Well-known certifications and unambiguous messages will guide the consumer and make it easy to decipher the products and the content. Our values are clear and always communicated on the packaging. Furthermore, the products are free from insert sheets, because we wish to be as transparent as possible in regards to ingredients and sustainability.

For more than 20 years, my husband and I have travelled around the world with our company NATULIQUE, sharing our knowledge of organic ingredients, certifications and the Scandinavian lifestyle with people in the beauty industry. Vi manufacture and sell organic and natural hair products to professional salons globally, and we absolutely love our collaboration with so many talented people in the beauty industry. Many industry professionals have encouraged us through the years to create a luxurious and functional skin care range with the same ethics and attention to ingredients and certifications as NATULIQUE. Our experience from the beauty industry and our extensive product knowledge is the foundation on which we have built LYKKEGAARD – and we are proud to finally present the first 10 products.

I have experienced sensitivity and sometimes even allergic reactions in response to some skincare products I have used in the past. Therefore it is very important for me to use products with trusted certifications.

Clara Lykkegaard, Mettes daughter

Due to my sensitive skin type, it has always been difficult to find skincare products that are both clean and of a good quality.

Christine Lykkegaard, Mettes daughter

Everyone Deserves
A Little Happiness

LYKKEGAARD was chosen as the name for our skincare brand because I want to bring a little skin happiness to everyone’s daily life. The brand name is the same as my family name and includes the Danish word lykke which translates to happiness, luck or fortune.

Mette Lykkegaard, president & founder

The story behind LYKKEGAARD

Why pure, natural skincare is so important at every stage in life became apparent to me as I closely observed the struggles each generation of my family had and still has.

At the age of 28, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was scared and confused. At the same time, I had to undergo an abortion as a consequence of the radiation treatment. Like many other women going through breast cancer, I had fertility concerns. I wanted to have children in the future. Today, I feel blessed because I now have a son and three daughters. I realized how harmful chemicals in cosmetic products are affecting the risk of cancer. My daughters have inspired me to create cleaner and safer certified products with natural and organic ingredients for women of all ages.

My mother’s generation was not properly educated until their late adulthood about skin health and skin damage such as done by environmental pollution, chemicals in products and sunlight exposure because society just did not have the same knowledge we have today.

This is why, today, my mother faces problems with her skin such as age spots quite likely caused by insufficient protection of her skin to environmental conditions.

Two of my four children on the other hand developed severe skin allergies early on in their lives. It became very difficult for me and my husband Stig to find suitable skin care for them, because at that time, clean, organic products rarely existed.

LYKKEGAARD was created to offer a natural yet luxurious skincare line for everyone. Our brand is following very strict standards in regards to ingredients, quality and sustainability to make sure our customers’ trust is well-invested.

I highly value a good and easy skincare routine, which is something that makes me feel happy in my skin, and helps me go through the day happy and well balanced.

Caroline Lykkegaard, Mettes daughter

I have experienced sensitivity and sometimes even allergic reactions in response to some skincare products I have used in the past. Therefore it is very important for me to use products with trusted certifications.

Clara Lykkegaard, Mettes daughter

Due to my sensitive skin type, it has always been difficult to find skincare products that are both clean and good quality.

Christine Lykkegaard, Mettes daughter

I highly value a good and easy skincare routine, that is something that makes me feel happy in my skin, and helps me go through the day happy and well balanced.

Caroline Lykkegaard, Mettes daughter

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