30 Years of Egyptian Magic

«If there’s a skin problem this stuff can’t deal with, I can’t find it.»
The Huffington Post

Happy 30th Birthday, Egyptian Magic! My avid readers know how much I like this product (click here for a previous post). Since it arrived on the market in 1991, the wonder balm has, indeed, been working its magic. From applying on dry skin to taming frizz and hydrating parched lips, the multitasking all-purpose skin cream does it all—and I am not the only one awestruck by its healing powers.

Honey, Honey! Based on a formula that was created thousands of years ago in the land of the Pharaohs, Egyptian Magic’s unique process harnesses the power of our invaluable bee friends and combines six of nature’s most moisturizing ingredients to create a balm unlike any other. All-natural honey, bee propolis, pollen, royal jelly, and beeswax work with 100% non-GMO olive oil to nourish, soothe, and hydrate skin for an all over glow. That’s it. No additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals or parabens.

Legendary among celebrities, cult among the fashion press and beauty industry, it is also the must-have beauty tool for professional make-up artists. Using it for example with your foundation gives you an amazing glow. Or just dab a little bit over your blush.

Hydrates and moisturizes skin from head to toe. Use it as a moisturizer, lip balm, eye cream, a hair mask, a baby cream, a makeup remover, a shaving balm, an after sun lotion, or even as a vaginal moisturizer or a lubricantone product does it all! Perfect for travelling as you just need this one pot.

In Switzerland, Egyptian Magic is available at Import Parfümerie.
CHF 36.00 (59ml) and CHF 54.00 (118ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Egyptian Magic

Egyptian Magic probably has garnered more kudos in the fashion press than any comparable product in the world. From Japan to Australia to Europe and the US, top celebrities in the film and fashion industries agree that Egyptian Magic is a «must-have» beauty and skin care product. They use it on face, skin, hair, cuts, burns, bruises, rashes – everywhere!

«Life takes from the taker & gives to the giver.
Above all, let your word be your bond.

Ancient Kamitian (Egyptian) folklore recalls the existence of a miraculous skin cream secretly used by the great sages, mystics, magicians and healers to maintain radiant, healthy, smooth and glowing skin. Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream claims it has the exact formula than this miraculous cream found in ancient Egyptian tombs.

It is a phenomenal healing balm with legendary powers due to its unique mixture of all natural ingredients derived only from living plants and organisms. Being on the market since August 1991 with a solid track record, a loyal word of mouth following, and twice the healing power for half the price of conventional skin creams, it contains no additives, added preservatives, parabens or GMO ingredients and is made with Olive Oil, Bees Wax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Bee Propolis & Divine Love.

I had been curious about this magic cream that is loved by celebrities around the globe since quite some time and was looking forward to trying it. At first, it looks like Vaseline. But upon contact, this cream is much softer, a lot oilier and melts easily when rubbed into the skin. You don’t need a lot of product and it easily absorbs. The only thing that I am not used to yet is the smell. It’s not unpleasant, please don’t get me wrong, it’s just not a scent you’ll fall in love at first sniff.

I was truly impressed by its multi-purpose approach for the whole family (you can even use it for babies). The cream  hydrates and repairs skin from head to toe. I love to apply it on my cracked heels and elbows. Moreover, you can use it as a moisturizer, lip balm, eye cream or even hair mask as well as a makeup remover. Imagine that you are traveling, you just have one product for all! It also works wonders on eczema and skin irritations and helps fading scars. In addition gynecologists recommend Egyptian Magic even to be used on your private parts.

In Switzerland, Egyptian Magic is exclusively sold at Import Parfümerie.
CHF 36.00 (59ml) and CHF 54.00 (118ml)

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: Via Pinterest @Egyptian_Magic

L’ Occitane – A Brand of Milk and Honey


Many Marseille locals love their panoramic view of the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica that majestically reigns over the Provençal city. But it is more than just a religious monument, it’s a participant in the life of the city: the inhabitants refer to it in everyday language as “La Bonne Mère”, or the “Good Mother” which is an expression of surprise, relief and joy. It is synomynous for the love of a mother and confers to the Virgin Mary.
L’Occitane, founded by Olivier Baussan in 1976 with the purpose to celebrate and preserve the traditions of his native Provence, continues with the traditions of soap masters with a tribute to the “Good Mother” through its Bonne Mère line of soaps and body products which are all-natural, hypoallergenic, made with a pure plant base and lightly scented. The only question you have to answer is if you prefer milk or honey?

L'Occitane Bonne Mère 4Savon de Marseille 100g (CHF 6.-)

Bonne Mère L'OccitaneDouceur de Douche – Gentle Shower Gel – 600ml (CHF 24.-)

Bonne Mère L'Occitane 2Crème Lavante Mains – Creamy Hand Wash – 300ml (CHF 16.-)

Bonne Mère L'Occitane 3

Crème Douceur – Gentle Cream – 75ml (CHF 22.-)


I love the retro-feel of the packaging that looks adorable on display. Transform your bathroom in a land of milk and honey.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane and © Sandra Bauknecht