AVEDA Smooth Infusion™ Routine

AVEDA, the high-performance hair care brand with a mission to care for the world, is reintroducing a new and advanced Smooth InfusionTM collection, created to provide protection against frizz and humidity for a smooth, sleek finish that lasts. Even the most frizz-prone hair is instantly transformed with an advanced plant-powered technology that protects all hair types and textures from frizz for up to 72 hours with the collection’s multi-benefit stylers. I absolutely LOVE this collection. It helps me to achieve exactly this sleek look I love.

Tapping into the principles of Green Chemistry, the botanical technology in Aveda’s 95% naturally derived1 Smooth InfusionTM collection includes a Plant Polymer Shield and Botanical Smoothing Oil Blend, giving hair instantly smooth, sleek results in just one use. This dual-action technology protects from humidity without silicones.

How it works: First, a botanical complex created from castor bean plant extract instantly cloaks hair strands and repels water, giving silicone-free protection. Next, a smoothing botanical oil blend formulated with Kalahari Melon Seed Oil and Tamanu Oil smoothes and conditions cuticles for softness and shine.

«Leveraging our expertise in high-performance, naturally-derived materials, we were able to identify the Plant Polymer Shield in the Smooth InfusionTM collection used to block humidity and give frizz protection,» said Camille Sasik, Ph.D., Aveda’s Director of Hair Care Research and Development. «This is an exciting technological improvement that replaces silicones with plant-derived alternatives, without sacrificing performance — actually, it gives better, longer-lasting results than our prior silicone-based formula. That’s the power of Green Chemistry!»

SMOOTH INFUSION™ COLLECTION


ANTI-FRIZZ SHAMPOO: Silicone-free smoothing shampoo gently cleanses, moisturizes and enhances shine while fighting frizz. 200ml; CHF 34.-


ANTI-FRIZZ CONDITIONER: Silicone-free smoothing conditioner moisturizes, detangles, and softens hair, improving manageability and preventing flyaways. 200ml; CHF 39.-


PERFECT BLOW DRY™: Advanced heat activated treatment makes frizz prone hair 5X smoother instantly. It wraps each strand in an invisible shield that provides 72-hour anti-frizz protection, even in extreme humidity. Best for those with straight, wavy, and curly hair textures (1A-3C) of all hair types. 200ml; CHF 44.-


STYLE-PREP SMOOTHER: Lightweight leave-in treatment serum primer preps hair with pre-style protection for 72-hour frizz defense while providing protection from heat styling and the drying effects of the sun. Best for those with straight, wavy, and curly hair textures (1A-3C) of all hair types. 100ml; CHF 39.-


PERFECTLY SLEEK HEAT STYLING CREAM: The rich, conditioning butter creme deeply nourishes and protects naturally curly or coily hair textures during heat styling. Best for those with curly and coily hair textures (3A-4C) of all hair types. 150ml; CHF 43.-

The Smooth Infusion™ collection features an aroma with rose, Australian sandalwood, certified organic palmarosa, certified organic bergamot, and other pure flower and plant essences.

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS
The Smooth Infusion™ collection is 95% naturally derived1, silicone-free and sulfate cleanser free, and like all Aveda products, is vegan and cruelty free. The packaging contains minimum 59% post-consumer recycled plastic; and the formulas are manufactured using 100% renewable energy through solar and wind power at AVEDA’s primary facility.

The Smooth Infusion™ collection is now available  in Aveda salons, spas, stores and online at aveda.ch.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Aveda
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Get Healthy Hair While You Sleep

A product that dramatically repairs your hair (yes, even those pesky split ends!) to reveal a stronger, shinier and sleeker mane — all while you sleep? Well that sounds almost too good to be true! Luckily for us, with the Aveda Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Overnight Serum, that dream is about to become a reality.

Supercharged with the same bond-building prowess that Aveda’s Botanical Repair line has become so beloved for, expect big things from this lightweight hair serum.

Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Shampoo CHF 44
Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Conditioner CHF 45
Botanical Repair™ Intensive Strengthening Leave-In Treatment CHF 45
Botanical Repair™ Intensive Strengthening Masque Light CHF 54
Botanical Repair™ Intensive Strengthening Masque Rich CHF 72

Now there is a new addition: A leave-in treatment that works overnight, the Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Overnight Serum strengthens hair from the inside out, repairing damage and creating an invisible veil that prevents any future breakage in the process.

So how is it done? Well, this lightweight formula is absorbed deep into the cortex of the hair shaft, drenching strands in moisture and nourishment quickly and effectively. That hydration is delivered courtesy of a cocktail of reparative oils: avocado oil, sunflower seed oil and castor oil. It reduces the appearance of split ends by 84% powered by Nangai oil. With a more manageable, shiny and strong mane, prepare yourself for a good hair day, every day.

Apply to lengths and ends at bedtime, do not rinse. In morning style as usual. The texture is not sticky and it is an easy to use product. Use as often as desired. The Aveda Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Overnight Serum is available now for CHF 50. It is suitable for all hair types and textures, 99% naturally derived, 100% vegan and cruelty free.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Aveda, Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim

Last week, I attended an interactive digital event to celebrate the awe of nature with the new Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday Collection.

Barbara De Laere, Aveda Global Brand President, and Phillip Lim, Co-Founder and Creative Director of 3.1 Phillip Lim, shared firsthand the inspiration behind the collection, their favorite holiday traditions, and what they see as the future of sustainability for their respective industries. The event was hosted by Aveda’s Global Advocate for Sustainability, Arizona Muse.

«Our shared values to protect and care for the planet will manifest beauty. It is a beautiful cycle, a cycle of gifts.» – Phillip Lim

Aveda’s collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim is inspired by a mutual awe of nature, each element a celebration of botanical forms and expressions. The power of nature is in full bloom this holiday season as those two like-minded brands are bringing the botanical world of beauty to life thorough special-edition accessories and gift packaging created with sustainability at heart. The Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration includes four covetable, limited-edition hair accessoriesa hair towel wrap & carrying bag, scrunchie trio, detangling comb, and wooden paddle brush –  as well as special-edition gift packaging, all featuring striking prints that combine the joyful colors of the holiday seasons with those found in the natural world.

Made with no compromises, the detangling comb for example is produced with recycled materials as post-consumer recycled polypropylene, and the hair towel wrap is made from 100% organic cotton.

The most amazing part are the gift boxes that can be reused and are made with 100 % recycled paper.  As they are so beautiful, you don’t need extra wrapping paper. Less layers that make the box a gift itself. The artwork that is featured was designed in collaboration with botanical artist, Sophie Parker.

Available globally beginning November 1st at Aveda salons, spas, stores, select retail partners and online, each element of the Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim collection pulses with botanical-inspired graphics and vivid colors from nature for a joyous and unexpected expression of the holiday season.

Botanical Repair Light Set – CHF 68.00
Botanical Repair Rich Set – CHF 68.00
Botanical Repair Strengthening Collection – CHF 84.00
Cherry Almond Softening Hair & Body Essentials – CHF 51.00
Hand Relief & Foot Relief Home and Travel Essentials – CHF 77.00
Moisturizing Travel Trio – CHF 36.00 / CHF 28.00
Feed My Lips Lip Gloss Duo – CHF 24.00

As Phillip said, «it is about the 3 Ps. The people, the planet and the products.»

Happy Holidays!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Aveda, © Sandra Bauknecht

Aveda Shampure™ Nurturing Shampoo Bar

Today, I received this limited-edition shampure™ nurturing shampoo bar from Aveda that is said to provide weightless, long- lasting nourishment for the hair in planet-friendly packaging for the Earth. Each April, Aveda celebrates Earth Month, this year with this outstanding highlight.

This 94% naturally derived (from plants, non-petroleum minerals or water) cruelty free and vegan shampoo bar gently cleanses with abyssinian oil, a natural silicone alternative, that leaves hair shiny and soft. It infuses hair with Aveda’s signature calming shampure™ aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences, including certified organic lavender, ylang ylang and petit grain, and is safe for color-treated hair. It is free from: sulfated, cleansers, silicones, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, animal ingredients and synthetic fragrance.

The best is yet to come. By purchasing this shampoo bar you could help to save 2.0 tons of plastic which is equivalent to 180k water bottles (based on estimated plastic bottle weight).
100% of the shampure™ nurturing shampoo bar formula waste from the manufacturing process will be donated to Clean The World Foundation, who will recycle it into new soap bars to be used in their WASH Education Program Hygiene Kits provided to vulnerable communities around the world. A great initiative, especially during today’s troubled times where hygiene is more important than ever.

How to use it? Lather in hands or directly onto wet hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with shampure™ nurturing conditioner. Available for a limited time only for CHF 23.50 (100mg).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Aveda, © Clean The World Foundation – Collages/Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht
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It’s More Than a Ribbon

Since its launch in 1992, the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign has united and inspired people globally to create a breast cancer-free world. Founded by the late Evelyn H. Lauder with the launch of the iconic Pink Ribbon, the campaign is the American beauty conglomerate’s largest corporate social impact program. It has raised more than $89 million to support global research, education and medical services, with more than $73 million funding 293 medical research grants through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

«It really is something that can never be done by any one person; it has to be done by a group.» – Evelyn H. Lauder, Founder The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
In Memoriam 12 August 1936 – 13 November 2011

 Around the world, people are experiencing challenging times living amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This is true for all of those impacted by the disease, especially the breast cancer community, which now faces increased risk and vulnerability. But these days have also brought a renewed sense of unity, hope and inclusivity, as we all join together in the mission #TimeToEndBreastCancer.

#TimeToEndBreastCancer on Instagram

The 2020 Breast Cancer Campaign has launched a new social media call-to-action to rally supporters and raise funds for BCRF: Show your Pink Ribbon and share what it means to you. For every public, in-feed Instagram or Facebook post during the month of October featuring both hashtags #TimeToEndBreastCancer and #ELCdonates together, The Estée Lauder Companies will donate $25 to BCRF up to $100,000.

For all my Swiss readers who would like to support the 2020 Breast Cancer Campaign, pay a visit to the Charity Pop-Up Store at Zurich’s Main Station from October 8-10, 2020, where you can profit from 50% off several products from brands belonging to The Estée Lauder Companies, such as Clinique, La Mer, Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown etc… All proceeds will be donated to «Look Good Feel Better». Throughout the whole month of October, you can also buy those Pink Ribbon limited edition products:

ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex with Pink Ribbon Bracelet – CHF 149.00
ESTÉE LAUDER Pink Perfection Lip Kit – CHF 65.00
CLINIQUE Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator – CHF 42.00 (50ml)
LA MER Crème de la Mer – CHF 100.00 (15ml)
(50% of the sale price of each product will be donated to «Look Good Feel Better»).

AVEDA Hand Relief ™ Moisturizing Crème with Cherry Almond Aroma – CHF 40.50 (150ml)
(The Estée Lauder Companies will donate CHF 5.00 for each sold product to «Look Good Feel Better»).

It’s more than a ribbon. It unites us.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of The Estée Lauder Companies and © Sandra Bauknecht
DISCLOSURE: This post is not sponsored. I received some of the products as samples.

Home Spa

Last week, I received a lovely surprise from the Estée Lauder Companies. A box filled with all sorts of amazing products from several of their brands (I am always amazed how many beauty labels actually belong to the American conglomerate…) that are perfect for a spa day at home. Thank you!

With all of the stresses of the current crisis, it’s important to indulge sometimes. I am truly missing seeing my friends, dressing up to go out and having a spa treatment. The latter can be achieved easily at home and why not make it a monthly at-home regimen in the future to relax and revitalize while saving some money.

I am planning to look all radiant and glowing when social life will finally back on. Working from home can also be seen as some kind of holidays. Always see the good side of life and enjoy those products here that I can truly recommend for some pampering at home. You can order them all online.

LoL, Sandra

GLAMGLOW Bubblesheet™ Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask
This carbonated fizzy foam mask effectively removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup buildup. The translucent cleanser begins the oxygenating transformation into a face-forming foam cushion and 3-D microbubbles foam in all directions for the ultimate detox.

AVEDA be curly™ intensive detangling masque
Easily separate the most tangled curls and coils while moisturizing with certified organic babassu oil and shea butter. Fight frizz and improve the look of curls with every use. My daughter says AMAZING!

AVEDA beautifying composition oil™
Aromatic, nourishing oil for body, bath and scalp softens and moisturizes skin with a nourishing blend of certified organic olive and safflower oils. Also excellent as a bath additive, massage oil or hair and scalp treatment.

AVEDA stress-fix™ concentrate stress-relieving aroma
The aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress includes certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage and is formulated using the science of aromaology and the power of pure essential oils. Glide rollerball over pulse points and enjoy aroma any time you’d like to reduce feelings of stress.

CLINIQUE clinique smart clinical
 Two innovative moisturizers, one jar. An instant-tightening gel-cream and an instant plumping dense-cream that resculpts, revolumizes and reshapes your appearance.

ORIGINS Never A Dull Moment™
Skin Brightening Face Polisher
Achieve a glowing complexion with this face polisher with fruit extracts, an exfoliating face scrub enriched with extract of crushed papaya to slough away surface grime and makeup. Its blend of fruit extracts work in synergy to impart a radiant, polished complexion.

BOBBI BROWN Makeup Melter & Cleanser
A gentle cleanser that bubbles into a lightweight foam to melt away impurities and long-wearing makeup, leaving skin feeling soft, soothed and comforted.

DARPHIN 8-Flower Golden Nectar
Youth Renewing
Your daily elixir for rejuvenated skin with 8 Precious Flowers, 24K Gold and over 20 botanical and essentials oils. Beneficial for all skin types.

ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair
Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Powerful nighttime renewal serum for radiant, youthful-looking skin. Instantly adds radiance. Intensely hydrates and significantly reduces the look of key signs of aging.

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht 

Girls Support Girls

October is breast cancer awareness month and each year the Estée Lauder Companies launch some of their iconic products as a part of the Pink Ribbon collection, of which proceeds of the profits are donated to research. A movement that started with one woman, Evelyn H. Lauder. In 1992, the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign was born when the visionary became troubled by the lack of awareness, funding and resources necessary to overcome the disease.

Even that this post is pretty late in the last days of October (I hadn’t received the infos in time…), I don’t want you to miss this beautiful initiative by the Estée Lauder Companies as raising awareness for breast cancer is very dear to my heart. My mum had it twice and survived it. Being close to someone that goes through this terrible disease, is eye-opening.

BOBBI BROWN
Proud to be Pink Lip Color Duo
CHF 59.00 (of which CHF 15.00 are donated)

CLINIQUE
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Jumbo with Keychain
CHF 89.00 / 200ml (of which CHF 17.00 are donated)

LA MER
The Treatment Lotion
CHF 105.00 / CHF 100ml (of which CHF 21 are donated)

ESTÉE LAUDER
Limited-Edition Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II with Pink Ribbon Bracelet
CHF 149.00 / 50ml  (of which CHF 20.00 are donated)

ESTÉE LAUDER
Pink Perfection Lipstick Set
CHF 65.00 (of which CHF 13.00 are donated)

AVEDA
Hand Relief™ Moisturizing Cream with Cherry Almond Aroma
CHF 40.50 (of which CHF 5 are donated)

The products will be available until they are sold out. Shopping for a great cause is something we should all be supporting! Girls support girls

For my Swiss readers some great news: On October 31, 2019 you are invited to attend the Estée Lauder Companies Pink Ribbon Charity Sale at Puls 5, Giessereihalle, 8031 Zurich from 11am to 7pm with mark downs up to 70% from brands such as Aveda, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Glamglow, Jo Malone London, Mac, Origins, Smashbox, Tom Ford and fragrances from DKNY, Michael Kors. All proceeds will go to Look Good Feel Better.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Estée Lauder Companies
#TimeToEndBreastCancer