Cocooning, me-time, pampering... Call it what you will, but it's something that goes beyond trends. It's about having a lifestyle that helps you to feel comfortable and relaxed, whether you live in the city or the country. Learn to welcome more wellness into your life, with Absolution.
Cocooning, hygge: what do these words mean exactly?
In France, the English word "cocooning" is frequently used to describe having some me-time at home and relaxing in a warm, pleasant atmosphere.
Inspired by the Danish lifestyle, the term "hygge" describes a feeling of calm and comfort. It's about living in the moment, eliminating the superfluous, and appreciating the simple things in life, such as an evening with family or friends, the warmth of a throw blanket, or the light of a few candles.
Both cocooning and hygge are concepts that encourage you to feel good at home, enjoying the warmth of its comfort. So what if we took these concepts a little further, and found ways to help you not just feel good in your home, but also in yourself?
A feel-good beauty routine
What better way to enjoy some self-care and me-time than through your beauty regimen? We tell you how to make your skincare routine beautifully relaxing!
If you want to put the day (or week!) behind you, cleansing your face is the first step of a soothing routine for the body and mind. Get off to a gentle start with a mild, caring cleanser that's free from sulfates – and preferably certified organic. At Absolution, we've formulated several certified-organic cleansers, each with their own specific textures and benefits, so you can choose the one that meets your needs and matches your mood.
- Gentle cleansing gel: Le Nettoyant Pureté.
- Oil-in-gel makeup remover and cleanser: Le Baume Céleste.
- 3-in-1 cleanser and toner: L’Eau Soir et Matin.
- Cream cleanser and makeup remover, ideal for dry and mature skin: La Crème Douce Démaquillante.
Masks and scrubs for a spa feel
Rid your mind of worries as you rid your skin of dead cells and dullness! Start by exfoliating with an extra-gentle face scrub like La Crème Gommante. Rich in natural active ingredients, this certified-organic scrub exfoliates, softens, and stimulates cell renewal, for smoother skin and a glowing complexion.
Once your skin is deeply cleansed, feed it with nutrients by applying a face mask that suits your skin mood. If you have combination, oily and/or blemish-prone skin, Le Masque Pureté Détoxifiant is perfect. This deep-cleansing mask works to purify your skin and brighten the complexion. For a big moisturizing boost, reach for Le Masque Velours Repulpant – our intense hydration mask. Enriched with Snow Mushroom, Alfalfa and Beech Bud, it's ideal for dry, sensitive, dehydrated or mature skin.
Moisturize and nourish, to comfort your skin
Perfect for city dwellers whose skin has to cope with an urban environment and everyday stressors, La Crème de Santé is a certified-organic skin-balancing cream that hydrates, soothes and regulates. Rich in prebiotics and botanicals, it brings calm, balance and comfort to your skin, and works with all skin types. Its fluid texture melts in quickly, while its subtle scent of cut flowers, citrus fruits and rose is absolutely, utterly relaxing!
If your skin tends to be dry or sensitive, it will love La Crème Riche. As its name suggests, this cream has a rich texture, and envelops your skin in softness and comfort, like a cocoon. Apply to the face, neck and décolleté morning and evening.
Warm decor to make your home relaxing
Cocooning isn't just for winter... Make your home feel nice and cozy, and you'll feel good there whatever the season!
Choose calming colors
Neutral tones and natural colors such as creamy white, beige, and variations on brown will bring warmth and calm to a space. If you wish, combine these neutral hues with touches of green and blue – colors that can positively impact your well-being. As for your bedroom, avoid bright, overly vibrant colors such as red and orange, as these can disrupt your sleep. Opt for white (the color that never goes out of fashion!) or a few touches of blue, which will make the room feel comforting and serene. Just what you need for a good night's sleep.
Use warm materials
Natural materials such as wood, cotton, linen and wool are perfect for giving your home a feel-good atmosphere. And the possibilities are endless! You could drape a thick woolen throw blanket over the sofa, put a rattan armchair in the living room, hang some inspiring, soothing pictures (in wooden frames, of course) in different dimensions on your walls, or make up your bed with linen or cotton fitted sheets, preferably organic. Not only do these fabrics feel better to the touch; they're also more eco-friendly than synthetic fibers and will be the perfect ending to a cosy, feel-good-at-home day.