Earth Day with Kiehl’s Giveaway


Today is Earth Day 2013, that aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment. To honour that special day, Kiehl’s turns the spotlight on two amazing initiatives: their popular “recycle and be rewarded” loyalty eco-program (If you return three empty Kiehl’s packages, you will get a Kiehl’s lipbalm for free. In case that you bring back 10 finished products, you will get a full size 250ml shower gel.) and the limited edition Eco Bag Blanda Eggenschwiler. Kiehl’s donates the total proceeds (CHF 9.000.-) of the sale of this organic cotton bag (limited to 500 pieces) to the bioRe® Foundation.


Blanda is not only the girlfriend of Joe Jonas (Jones Brothers) but also a very talented graphic designer from Zurich who is living in NYC. Representing the perfect mixture of Swiss art and New York lifestyle, the stunning beauty has created the very cute fabric tote that will be available in all Kiehl’s stores in Switzerland Mid May for CHF 18.00.


Great news for my Swiss based readers: Here is your chance to win one of five limited edition Eco Bags that were signed by Blanda Eggenschwiler.

To win, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Kiehl’s” to .

All entries must be received until May 1, 2013. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules. The winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra

Kiehl's_Blanda_4Photos: Via and © Sandra Bauknecht

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)

K Elixir Ultime Jade BD

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

Facial Fuel for Men

Facial Fuel

Gentlemen, here is a great product from Kiehl’s for you: FACIAL FUEL No-Shine Hydrator.
Dive into deep shine-free hydration with this instantly refreshing, lightweight oil-free 24-hour moisture gel formulated to effectively mattify the skin’s surface.

Powered by a blend of zinc, sodium, and magnesium, the formula helps reduce the appearance of facial oils while also boosting skin’s ability to maintain optimal hydration. An ideal moisturizing solution for men’s oily skin, this super-absorbent formula uses a unique technology to control shine, leaving skin clean and healthy-looking.

Available from September 2012 for CHF 75.- (30ml).

LoL, Sandra

Kiehl’s Dark Spot Solution

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective DSS

Are you dreaming of the perfect even skin tone? Switch to spot-less clarity with Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution. With the help of the active ingredients Activated C, White Birch and Peony, it visibly diminishes the number and intensity of dark spots and discoloration caused by age, UV exposure or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and helps to deter the formation of spots on skin’s surface.

With daily, continuous use, skin is visibly brighter, more even and radiant with a great improvement in clarity. The results are pretty impressive (see chart below).

It may be used as a spot treatment or over entire face as well as on hands, neck and chest.

Available in Switzerland from April 2, 2012 for CHF 68.- (30ml).

LoL, Sandra

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Happy Birthday Kiehl’s!


Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care was founded as a classic pharmacy in the East Village neighborhood 160 years ago.

Kiehl’s founding family established their apothecary to fulfill the individual needs of every customer who came through its doors. Assuming the establishment from Mr. John Kiehl, the Morse family nurtured their community, cared for their customers as neighbors, and welcomed every visitor to Kiehl’s as if it were home.

In doing so, Kiehl’s founding pharmacists and chemists launched a tradition of personalized service that’s become legendary. Nearly 160 years later, the magic that is the “Kiehl’s experience” extends around the world as the company continues to delight patrons with its high quality products that assure the health of their skin and hair.


Today, the family’s message endures: “We are delighted to serve you.” In honour of this tradition, Kiehl’s proudly introduces the Limited Edition New York Heritage Collection, only available for a limited time in Kiehl’s stores worldwide now.

Comprised of four historical formulations that are still customer favorites today, adorned with limited edition black and gold packaging inspired by Kiehl’s New York roots, the collection features: Ultra Facial Cream and Moisturizer, Calendula Toner, and Original Musk Oil.

Ultra Facial Cream, CHF 39.90 (50ml)
Ultra Facial Moisturizer, CHF 39.90 (125ml)
Calendula Toner, CHF 59.50 (250ml)
Original Musk Oil, CHF 76 (50ml)


Last night, Zurich Kiehl’s store celebrated its 5th anniversary with the launch of  a special limited edition I LOVE ZURICH Ultra Facial Cream by Tara LaTrash.
Proceeds from each sale will go 100% toward Swiss Aids Charity.

2_-_(c)_Alexandra_PauliCHF 39.90 (50ml), CHF 75.00 (125ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Kiehl’s and © Alexandra Pauli