Scan Magazine, Issue 94, November 2016

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KYSS is Lykke by Julie’s newest product. The lip balm contains natural alternatives to petroleum wax and lanolin.

Lykke by Julie

– happy skin through an honest approach Faced with a myriad of lofty promises, Julie Ringnes was still unable to find a functioning skin product for her own child. She then began a personal quest to discover the secrets to healthy skin, which resulted in the all-natural, nutrient-rich product line Lykke by Julie. The Norwegian entrepreneur does not promise eternal youth but knows that real, visible results make people far happier. By Eirik Elvevold  |  Photos: Karoline Billehaug

We are all bombarded on a daily basis with the beauty industry’s endless promises of renewed youth – and we often fall for the hype. We buy in to the latest cosmetic trends, hoping that this time it will bear fruit and make us look young again.

own child’s problematic eczema, she opted out and started making her own natural skincare treatment at home. Astonished by the results, Ringnes then decided to spread the knowledge by starting the product line Lykke by Julie.

Unfortunately, countless people end up disappointed time and time again but remain unable to break the cycle. Julie Ringnes, on the other hand, decided to take matters into her own hands and try something different. Confronted by her

“I was fed up with false promises, so I dived head first into the material and started reading. I discovered that the skin is our biggest organ, but also the organ that receives nutrition last, so I wanted to find a way to provide my child’s skin, and

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my own, with nutrients from the outside,” she explains.

Harnessing the power of plants Around the same time, Ringnes turned 40 and started questioning how she was using her time. Was she really spreading happiness through her work, like she had always wanted? Was the goal really to look half her age? She concluded that she wanted to dedicate herself to developing an alternative skin treatment based on honesty and natural ingredients. “That’s when Lykke by Julie was born. Lykke is Norwegian for happiness and represents my wish to look healthy and happy – not necessarily like a wrinklefree teenager again. I used my newfound knowledge to shop for ingredients and started experimenting in the kitch-

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