The Re-Invention of Oil by Kérastase

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As you might imagine, my long hair needs a lot of care. Therefore I am always very happy when I am able to try some new hair products. Kérastase‘s new addition to their Elixir K Ultime line made my heart leap with joy.

Thanks to two technological breakthroughs: oil blending, or the art of classifying and then mixing the most remarkable oils chosen for the perfect synergy between them; high tech challenge, or the art of creating new hybrid textures that, with the mere touch of the fingertips, transform and merge with the hair fiber, Kérastase is opening up new horizons and using the many different forms of oil in innovative textures that represent a complete break with the past, for winningly gorgeous hair with glimmering shine.

Three new precious products have arrived to complete the iconic Elixir K Ultime line:

K_Elixir Oil balm

Metamorph’oil, pre-shampoo purifying for the hair with an unprecedented jelly texture
CHF 43.00 (150ml)

K_Elixir Shampoo
Bain Oléo-Riche, which offers a total-immersion bliss for the fiber
CHF 31.00 (250ml)

K_Elixir Serum
Solid Serum, grand finale of the hair sublimation, for unequalled smoothness and shine
CHF 43.00 (18ml)

Available exclusively at your Kérastase hair dresser.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Kérastase

The Glow Job


Ladies, don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds. I am only talking about beautiful shiny hair and how to get a glow even in winter.

Is your hair dry and brittle, due to to those horrible cold temperatures?
Here are some quick and simple products to keep your hair glowing, manageable and moisturized that work winter and summer! Hair oils are perfect today, they make your hair smooth and shiny without leaving it greasy or flat.


From left to right:
Mythic Oil Color Glow by L’Oréal Professionnel
(Contains UV filters, lightweight feel and finish) – CHF 29.50 (125ml)

Mythic oil Milk by L’Oréal Professionnel
(Reinforcing milky mist for all hair types) – CHF 29.50 (125ml)

Elsève Extraordinary Oil by L’Oréal Paris
(This hair oil contains six precious oils extracted from rare flowers including lotus, chamomile, rose, flaxseed, matricaria and tiare. to protect and nurture the hair strands from the inside out) – CHF 14.90 (100ml)


Mythic Oil by L’Oréal Professionnel is also available as Shampoo CHF 20.40 (250ml), Conditioner CHF 25.50 (190ml), Masque CHF 30.50 (200ml) and as a personalized exclusive treatment at the hair salon.


After the success of Elixir Ultime, Kérastase has launched the Grands Crus Oils, luxe hair oils that are so beautifully scented that you will never forgot to apply them to your hair .

My favorites, from left to right:
Elixir Ultime Oléo-Complexe & Millenium Rose Extract by Kérastase
(Delicately beautifying scented oil for fine and sensitized hair) – CHF 49.00 (125ml)

Elixir Ultime Oléo-Complexe & Imperial Tea Extract by Kérastase
(Radiating and beautifying scented oil for color-treated hair) – CHF 49.00 (125ml)

Elixir Ultime Oléo-Complexe & Moringa Immortel Oil by Kérastase
(Replenishing and beautifying scented oil for damaged hair) – CHF 49.00 (125ml)

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Kérastase Elixir Ultime by Jade Jagger LIMITED EDITION
(Kérastase has teamed up with jewlery designer Jade Jagger to create a limited edition of the house’s iconic Elixir Ultime. With a golden lips print, and a singular red highlight, the packaging adds even more glamour to this luxury hair oil.) – CHF 49.00 (125ml)


A great addition to Kérastase’s Elixir Ultime line are the new Sublime Cleansing Oil Shampoo CHF 31.00 (250ml) and the Beautifying Oil Masque CHF 59.00 (200ml), both for all hair types.


From left to right:
Strengthening and Hydrating Hair Oil-In-Cream by Kiehl’s
(With olive fruit and avocado oils, this daily leave-in works best for dry and damaged hair) –
CHF 42.00 (180ml)

Magic Elixir by Kiehl’s
(Hair restructuring concentrate with rosemary leaf and avocado oils for all hair & scalp types) –
CHF 34.00 (125ml)

Deeply Restorative Smoothing Hair Oil Concentrate by Kiehl’s
(Daily leave-in spray for frizzy and unruly hair with fairly-traded argan and sesame oil) – 
CHF  42.00 (118ml)

Color-Protect Shine Infusing Hair Oil Treatment by Kiehl’s
(Daily leave-in spray for color-treated hair with sunflower and apricot oils and SPF10 sunscreen for the scalp) – CHF 42.00 (118ml)

Enjoy your new glossy mane!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Oréal, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kiehl’s, Kérastase and © Sandra Bauknecht

Advent Calendar Day 21

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I love hair oils as they give your hair shine and make it smooth.
Used on wet hair, you can let it dry naturally or style it with heat. Moreover, I like to add a daily dose on my hair-ends for extra shine.


A great gift for you or for a girlfriend is this Kérastase Elixir Ultime Limited Edition by accessory icon Yazbukey.

Yazbukey is the brainchild of Yaz, an Ottoman princess whose family once ruled in Egypt, Yazbukey has worked with the likes of Chanel, Ladurée and Zac Posen to create unique pieces of an aesthetic design.

For Kérastase Elixir Ultime, Yazbukey reflects on the precious and sensual nature of the orient through a geometric pattern adorning the bottle and outer packaging. She was inspired by the Moucharabieh, an Arabic latticework, which is something in between wooden windows or doors and a screen.

Limited Edition Elixir Ultime by Yazbukey, 150ml, CHF 49.-


BC_Oil_Miracle_beide Treatments mit Verpackung

Here’s Schwarzkopf’s take on the hair oil trend, the BC Oil Miracle range. Two things stand out about this immediately: the company has launched two different versions, one for thick, unruly hair and a lighter one for fine hair that doesn’t overburden it. The perfect final step to your care routine.

BC Oil Miracle Finishing Treatment, 100ml, CHF 35.90
BC Oil Light Finishing Treatment, 100ml, CHF 35.90

Nashi Argan

My personal favourite is Nashi Argan Oil which is a blend of precious natural elements of organic origin (certified Argan Oil and Linseed Oil). It is suitable for all hair types, providing your hair with amazing shine and manageability.

Nashi Argan Oil, 100ml, CHF 59
(available at for CHF 47.20 at the moment)


Morocan oil

The godfather of hair oils: Moroccanoil Treatment is a unique serum with instant absorption into hair to create a beautiful shine and long term conditioning.

Moroccanoil Treatment, 100ml, CHF 74
(available at for CHF 68 at the moment)

LoL, Sandra