My Interview for Globus Magazine

My interview for Globus Magazine is out featuring my must-have skincare tips to spring prep your skin.

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, especially for your skin. Over the winter you focus on protecting your skin from cold, dry weather but when the sun is back, your skincare routine should have a different goal. As spring turns to summer, you want to develop a skincare routine that focuses on hydration and defense against sun damage, pollution, and other environmental stressors.

Here are 5 simple ways to get your skin ready for spring:

EXFOLIATE
One of the best ways to prep your skin for the new season is to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and gives your complexion a brighter, more radiant appearance. It also helps to unclog pores and improve circulation. As a result, your skin will be better able to absorb moisture and nutrients.

One of the best exfoliators I know: The Renewal Oil Exfoliator by LA MER.


Powerful duo: Hydro-Softening Lotion, The Serum by Clé de Peau Beauté (for more information, click here please for the detailed post).
One of my favorite masks as it is so easy to use: The Intensive Vitalizing Mask by LA MER.

HYDRATE
Apply a hydrating serum or essence to replenish moisture levels in your skin. Hydration is key to help prevent excessive dryness or irritation. At least once a week, use a mask to intensify the effect.

Follow your routine with your favorite moisturizer. In my case I am a huge fan of the The Moisturizing Cream by LA MER.

UV Protective Cream by Clé de Peau Beauté

PROTECT
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This step is essential, especially if you’ll be exposing your skin to the sun after a peeling.

PERSONAL TIP
Add a long-lasting and moisturizing primer that blends makeup and skincare so the your foundation will stay in place the whole day.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your skin is properly prepped and cared for, leading to a smoother, brighter complexion in spring.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography and Courtesy of the Brands
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LA MER The Renewal Oil Exfoliator

Exfoliation is for me one of the most important steps in your skincare routine as it preps the skin for every step that is coming after. Therefore let me introduce you to the LA MER The Renewal Oil Exfoliator (previously called The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator). What begins as a gelled oil melts into a richer, more liquid oil texture, infused with marine minerals. If desired, add a few drops of water to create a creamier treatment. Sugar crystals and sea salt gently exfoliate away the appearance of dullness and fine dry lines. Sea kelp fibres help draw out impurities from skin’s surface and pores. Oils used in the iconic Miracle Broth™ nourish, replenish and soften.


AS IS
Straight from the source, a dry application intensifies the exfoliation.

ADD A SPLASH
Apply to skin for a silkier touch of refinement.

FOLLOW UP
It’s just the start – the Renewal Oil soaks in perfectly post-polish.

It is an amazing product but you have to be very careful with white towels as the yellow color of the product easily stains. So make sure that you wash it off very well.
Available for CHF 170.00 .

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of LA MER
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KILIAN PARIS – Sunkissed Goddess

«It’s the scent of summer, the scent of happiness.» – Kilian Hennessy

Are you in the mood for summer? Then I recommend smelling the newest scent by KILIAN Paris, so- called Sunkissed Goddess. Being a reinterpretation of Monoi Oil, the traditional Polynesian elixir with a luxurious halo of warm sunlight and fresh narcotic florals, it heightens the multi-sensorial memories of your beach holidays. Think of tanning oil and the heat of the sun …it is an invitation to experience the sensations of summer all year round.

Olfative Family: The Narcotics
Top Notes: Ylang-Ylang Essence, Tiare Flower
Heart Notes: Coconut, Vanilla
Base Notes: Guaiac Wood, Cistus Labdanum

Available for CHF 260.00 in limited edition. I am obsessed! It is literally summer in scent, oil on body, sun kissing skin.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Kilian Paris
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Gucci Nail Sticker Set

In December 2021, Billie Eilish announced an eco-friendly limited-edition vinyl version of «Happier Than Ever» made from recycled vinyl scraps. The collector’s item was available only at a number of Gucci stores around the world and included Gucci-branded nail stickers designed by the brand’s creative director at that time, Alessandro Michele. Needless to say it sold out in seconds and the market got flushed with fake stickers available on Amazon, Etsy and others.

However, the best is yet to come. The nail stickers set – created to celebrate House emblems through the GG monogram and lettering in multiple shades and styles – is available now for only CHF 20 without the vinyl. This is a true collector’s item for all beauty lovers. Comprised of 176 stickers, the set includes four designs that allow for endless creative combinations, infusing each look with brand recognition.

How to use: After allowing a base coat of your chosen nail color to dry fully, place the nail-art sticker of choice on the middle of each fingernail. Press it for a few seconds with a finger, and then release.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Gucci
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The Youth and Density Ritual for Your Hair

The Hair Ritual by SISLEY slogan says it all: «Haircare is the new skincare.» We all should treat our hair as we treat our skin. If you have fine hair lacking density and vitality, here is your solution.

Designed for men and women, and all hair types, the Fortifying Densifying Shampoo (Soin Lavant Fortifiant Densité) is the perfect complement to the Hair Rituel by SISLEY Revitalizing Fortifying Serum (Sérum Revitalisant Fortifiant) to support hair vitality. Its goal: to boost hair so that it is more resistant and has a visibly thicker and stronger look.

After having tried the product, I can say that my hair has appeared regenerated from the first application: looking thicker and fuller with body. With its continuous use, it is stronger and more resistant and has a radiant quality.

THE PERFECT PARTNER OF THE AWARD WINNING SERUM

The Fortifying Densifying Shampoo is the first step in a truly rejuvenating haircare ritual. Follow with the Revitalizing Fortifying Serum, a highly effective, concentrated product for even stronger, thicker hair.

THE YOUTH AND DENSITY RITUAL

AS A THREE-MONTH CURE:
Use the Fortifying Densifying Shampoo every time you shampoo.
Use the Revitalizing Fortifying Serum every other day for a month, then use it twice a week for two months.

TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR ALL YEAR AROUND:
Use the Fortifying Densifying Shampoo every time you wash your hair or alternate with a different shampoo.
Apply the Revitalizing Fortifying Serum continuously twice a week.

HOW TO USE

Fortifying Densifying Shampoo: add water to a small amount to form a foam.  Massage into the scalp. For best results, leave in for three minutes before rinsing.
Revitalizing Fortifying Serum: apply three pipettes, line by line, focusing on patches where hair has fallen out.

Fortifying Densifying Shampoo (Soin Lavant Fortifiant Densité)
Launch date: available from April 1, 2024
Price on sisley-paris.ch: CHF 78.50 (200 ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © SISLEY Paris
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Dior Les Adorables

A new trio to adore!  The floral bouquet of J’adore is infused in Les Adorables: a series of perfumed gestures to enhance the skin with a body milk, a shower gel, and a hand, nail and décolleté cream being the latest additions.

Like their predecessors, these three new Adorables celebrate the luminous fresh and floral notes of J’adore, delivering intense pleasure directly to the skin.
Their sensual fragrance is joined by the expertise of Dior science. Elevated by sensorial textures, their formulas promise effectiveness as much as well-being.

The cases of this unique trio also add to the pleasure of the senses. With their rounded form inspired by the bead that tops the iconic perfume bottle, they take on the aesthetic codes of J’adore to transcend the traditional bath and body universe and become objects of desire to collect.

The Shower Gel – Enveloping
The shower gel combines the bath ritual with a fragrant moment of pleasure, illuminated by the notes of J’adore. Infused with jasmine extract, it envelops the body with a fine, light foam that leaves the skin silky and lightly scented.

The Body Milk – Hydrating
The Body milk enhances the skin with a caress thanks to its formula composed of 92% natural origin ingredients enriched with jasmine wax. Its creamy, soothing texture hydrates and nourishes the skin making it more supple. It feels softer and is subtly scented with the floral notes of J’adore.

The Cream for Hands, Nails and Décolleté – Soothing
With its nomad format, the Cream for hands, nails and décolleté is the perfect ally for a subtly scented touch of softness at any time of the day. Composed of 97% natural origin ingredients, infused with jasmine wax and cotton nectar, its nourishing and hydrating formula blossoms into a smooth delicate texture. With a single touch, it leaves the skin supple and satiny, enhanced by the floral scents of J’adore.

Adorably Irresistible
In addition to their irresistible scent and sensorial formulas that look after the skin, Les Adorables are a delight for the eyes. Presented in sophisticated and feminine cases, they are endlessly collectable. Showcasing a design that reinterprets the aesthetic codes of the cult perfume bottle, the iconic bead is transformed across three white cases accentuated with a touch of gold. The small format, especially for the the Cream for Hands, Nails and Décolleté, means it can be slipped in everywhere, for a moment of self-care at any time of the day.

As an introduction to the Adorables universe, the House of Dior has brought together miniature versions of the first 3 creations in the collection – the Body Cream, the Shimmering Body Gel, and the Shimmering Body Scrub – in an exclusive set available in a selection of boutiques and at Dior.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior @DIORBEAUTY
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How to Beat Jet Lag

I get often asked how I beat jet lag as my constant travelling can disrupt my circadian rhythm, the measures my body uses to manage its internal clock, such as daylight, my temperature, and  my hormones.

I found two products which actually work their magic. BYNACHT® is a German brand founded by Jessica Hoyer who created a revolutionary skincare that works at the only time when today’s multifaceted women for once don’t have to – at night!

HEAVY JET LAG BALM
A highly innovative aromatherapeutic balm that uses 100% pure, organic essential oils to resynchronize your «inner clock» to prevent jet lag.

With the help of its velvety texture, it counteracts the effects of strenuous business trips and long-distance flights on the body, mind and skin and is helping to relieve tension and fall asleep faster.

PERFECT NACHT SLEEPING OIL

This luxurious oil combines a sleep enhancing composition of 100% pure and organic essential oils that all have a proven record of supporting good sleep with an opulent texture. Spoil yourself to both perfect sleep and perfect skin!

It will spoil your senses and help to make you sleep like a baby again. Infused with the BYNACHT® aromatherapeutic superblend composition of Ylang Ylang flower oil, Melissa Officinalis leaf oil and Lavandula Angustifolia oil, it replenishes and deeply nourishes even the driest skin while supporting your body’s natural overnight skin regeneration program.

The better you sleep, the better you look!
Buonanotte, Gute Nacht, Bonne Nuit and Good night!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of BYNACHT and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Get Your Gloss On

Aveda has launched a new miracle product that you shouldn’t miss. The new botanical repair™ bond-building flash treatment is a lightweight in-shower rinse that builds new bonds. After just one use, the hair is strengthened from the inside out. Featuring botanical repair™ triple-action, it gives hair a boost of strength, smoothness and shine in 10 seconds. Use it after the botanical repair™ strengthening shampoo and strengthening conditioner.

It features vegan lactic acid, helps resurface and seal the hair cuticle for a smooth, glossy finish, and lamellar liquid crystal technology, that forms a lightweight veil on hair for conditioning and shine where it’s needed most.

Suitable for all hair types, from fine, medium, and thick hair. It is safe for color-treated and chemically processed hair.

Available now for CHF 55.00 at Globus among other retailers.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Aveda
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Clé de Peau Beauté Press Lunch

Last week, I attended the Clé de Peau Beauté press lunch at the iconic Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich to find out about the two new launches for the eyes that I would like to present you in this post as they are absolutely amazing!

The Maison has updated the Eye Contour Cream Supreme formulation and the outcome is outstanding.

This high performing eye cream targets multiple eye concerns with immediate results. With continued use, it visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles, and diminishes the impression of under-eye bags and drooping of the upper eyelids. The eye area is revitalized and more youthful-looking.

Clé de Peau Beauté Laboratories has spent more than a decade studying how skin ages to preserve its youthfulness. They developed the exclusive Future-Sculpt Technology and proprietary blend of Golden Botanical Extracts to focus on signs of aging that have not yet appeared. The pioneering science now paves the way to skin’s future, appearing more resistant to those telltale signs.

The updated Eye Contour Cream Supreme formulation contains powerful Lempuyang Extract, five times more concentrated than previous formulas.
Derived from the nutrient-rich, slow-growing rootstock of Indonesia’s ginger plant, this extract is coveted for its revitalizing and replenishing properties – key to achieving a more youthful-looking eye area, where the skin is particularly delicate.

The new formulation has been given an added boost with the inclusion of Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, to help brighten the under-eye area. The texture is absolutely amazing, it is like a velvet veil on your skin.

Available for CHF 290 (15ml).

By achieving a formulation that blends pigments with skincare ingredients, Clé de Peau Beauté offers a new dimension of eye make-up with the new Eye Color Solo shadows, that are able to deliver both lasting color and moisture. The included Light-Empowering Enhancer masterfully controls light on both the surface of the skin and beneath it. This unique formulation was created by blending  a skincare ingredient, Skin-Empowering Illuminator MK, into a gelatinized oil with luminous pigments. The new eyeshadows deliver an eight-hour moisture while providing 12-hour luminous finish. They can be easily applied with your fingertips thanks to a perfect texture.

From seaside inspiration to seamless application, the six new shades are inspired by the sea and the beauty surrounding it.

From left to right front: Pink Ocean Dawn – Toasty Sand – Deep Blue Ocean
From left to right back: Glistening Pearl – Sunkissed Coral

My favorite shade: Deep Sea Amethyst

The refillable cases are available for CHF 51.00 in the beginning of March.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My 5 Minute Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Look

Who doesn’t want to nail make-up quickly in the morning, especially when you’re in a rush? While wearing make-up can be fun, applying a perfect and polished look that lasts during the day can be challenging, especially if you have to do it in just five minutes. The key to success is to use the right technique and first and foremost the right products that help you achieve a flawless and radiant look in seconds.

Let me show you my 5 minute makeup routine and how AMAZING this makeup is from Clé de Peau Beauté! I love multi-purpose products and those ones truly work their magic.

1. Long-Lasting Hydrating Veil – SPF 25
Start with this long-lasting and moisturizing primer for a flawless base. A long-lasting and moisturizing primer that blends makeup and skincare

2. Le Fond de Teint Foundation  in O40 Light Tan Ocher
Blending makeup and skincare, this foundation can be used instead of your daily moisturizer. It instantly blurs imperfections and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a radiant finish.

3. Radiant Corrector for Eyes in Almond
This creamy, luminous concealer enhances the beauty of eyes by concealing dark circles, dullness, and an uneven skin tone without settling into the wrinkles.

4. Eye Color Quad in 303 (can be refilled)
Each shade is designed to not only adorn your eyelids with elegant color and control light for a delicate sheen, but to also care for the delicate skin around the eyes. Start with the darkest shade on the outer edge of your eyelid and in the crease and blend it well with the lighter shades upwards.

5. Perfect Lash Mascara in 2 Brown
This perfect multi-benefit mascara separates, lengthens, curls, and creates rich volume in a single application. I like to wear brown for a more natural look.

6. Powder Blush Duo in 103 (can be refilled)
A silky-textured blush duo for defining and illuminating cheeks. Colors can be used alone or together to create an exquisite look from natural to dramatic.

7. Cream Blush in 1
The best cream blush I have ever tried. It is buildable and easily blendable leaving cheeks beautifully flush with the perfect touch of sheer, radiant color.

8. The Luminizing Face Enhancer in 202 Golden Galaxy
This multi-dimensional, silky-smooth highlighting powder masterfully manipulates light on the skin and achieves a radiance to flatter your facial features and expressions. I apply to the areas of my face like the cheekbones or forehead where I want the light to hit my face.

9. Lip Glorifier (Glow Revival Conditioning Balm) in 1 Neutral Pink
This amazing product has a beautiful rose scent that revives your lip color in seconds. I absolutely love it for a super natural effect.

10. Lipstick Shimmer (Glistening-Shine Luxe Color) in 313 Gold-Boldly Bronze
If I want to intensify my lip makeup, I apply another layer of lipstick shimmer that creates a radiant, iridescent finish with a subtle glimmer and long-lasting, unparalleled moisture.

If you want to watch the video how I apply the products, come say hi on Instagram. 10 products, 1 magic!
In Switzerland, you can shop Clé de Peau Beauté at Globus.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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