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:

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Apply to skin for a silkier touch of refinement.

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 .


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of LA MER
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LA MER The New Lifting Firming Serum

I don’t need to introduce La Mer as I have been promoting it since many years. The luxury legacy brand has earned its name recognition and Miracle Broth™ cult-following. What does need introduction, however, is the brand’s most recent drop: The New La Mer Lifting Firming Serum.

This booster boasts some pretty jaw-dropping claims for all skin types: Not only will your skin look firmer and more lifted in just one week, but also dullness and loss of elasticity will be diminished.

The serum is said to achieve such dramatic results thanks to three ingredients:
Miracle Broth™: Complements visibly firming actives for an uplifted look.
The Restructuring Ferment: Boosts the feeling of density and fills skin with visibly plumping hydration.
Fluid Framework: Is an active-infused delivery structure that precisely supports skin’s potency.

I tried the serum and observed a visible transformation with the first application. I looked fresh. Over a few days, I genuinely had more plumped and lifted skin. After one week, my jawline was more defined, and, overall, my skin looked firmer. It brought my skin back to life!


LoL, Sandra

Photos: © La Mer
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La Mer Blue Heart 2023

June 8th marks World Oceans Day and LA MER is celebrating this special occasion with the limited-edition Blue Heart Crème de la Mer. It lives the same combination of sea-sourced ingredients that gives every batch of the iconic moisturizer its skin-soothing abilities. With a collectible design imbued with the regenerative energy of Giant Sea Kelp, that power now undulates on the outside, too.

Today, over 90% of LA MER’s sea plants are responsibly sourced. As a brand born from the sea and powered by the self-regenerative properties of kelp, the House is committed to listening closely to its needs. That’s why the LA MER Blue Heart Oceans Fund was launched, a resource that helps to support organizations that share the commitment to protecting the ocean.

Your purchase of this commemorative Blue Heart Crème de la Mer does not impact La Mer’s charitable donations.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Rian Davidson 
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October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since 30 years, each year, The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign unites and inspires people globally in The Campaign’s mission to help create a breast cancer-free world for all. Founded in 1992 by the late Evelyn H. Lauder with the launch of the iconic Pink Ribbon, The Breast Cancer Campaign is The Estée Lauder Companies’ largest corporate social impact program that supports more than 60 organizations worldwide. Together, The Breast Cancer Campaign and The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation have funded more than $108 million for lifesaving global research, education and medical services – with more than $86 million funding medical research grants through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). BCRF is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Products
In October, The Estée Lauder Companies’ iconic brands support the mission to create a breast cancer-free world and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). Specific donation information for each product is available on the brand e-commerce sites.

AVEDA Hand Relief™ Moisturizing Crème mit Shampure™ Aroma
CHF 27.00 (100ml)

BOBBI BROWN Powerful Pinks Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Duo
CHF 52.00

CLINIQUE Great Skin, Great Cause Limited Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
CHF 99.00 (200ml)

ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi­Recovery Complex
CHF 159.00 (50ml)

ESTÉE LAUDER Brave & Beautiful Kit
CHF 69.00

LA MER Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Cream
CHF 100 (15ml)

For my Swiss readers, if you are based in Zurich or you are happen to be in the city, please visit The Estée Lauder Companies’s Charity Sale (with up to 50% off) that will take place on October 19 and 20, 2022 at Giessereihalle, Puls 5. All proceeds will go to the «Look Good Feel Better» foundation that helps people with cancer deal with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Felicia Sewerinsson @feliciasewerinsson
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Contest: Happy Mother’s Day with LA MER

Happy Mother’s Day! Today, 10 readers have the chance to win a LA MER «The Lip Volumizer».  Just like the brand’s premium concentrates and creams, it is enriched with the label’s legendary patented Miracle Broth™ elixir made from a blend of minerals, vitamins and Sea Kelp. Formulated to hydrate and nourish, this serum-inspired treatment coats your pout in an iridescent sheen and is designed to soften lines and plump at the same time. Great news is that it is free from parabens, phthalates and sulfates.

To participate, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «LA MER» to . All entries must be received until May 12, 2022. 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.

Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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LA MER The Lip Polish

Meet LA MER‘s new The Lip Polish, a sensorial buffing balm that gently smooths and retextures the lips.

Formulated with Miracle Broth™ and a blend of sugar crystals, marine minerals and sea-sourced exfoliants, The Lip Polish deeply refines the lips – exfoliating, comforting and conditioning the surface for a perfectly plush pout. The Lip Detailing Wand boosts microcirculation and lips have a natural-looking rosy radiance.

You know that I am a huge fan of the brand and can absolutely recommend this new addition to the line that is available now for CHF 85.00. I use The Lip Polish continuously now to help prevent roughness.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © LA MER
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One month ago, it was my birthday and I turned 47. People sometimes wonder why I am so honest with my age. Why shouldn’t I be? It is nothing to be ashamed of. There’s so much to be grateful for. In the recent shadow of many lives cut short, we all understand how fleeting and precious life is. I am proud of my achievements, of all the great memories I built, of all the blessings I received. Each year of life and experience is wisdom gained, lessons learned, and perspective broadened. I find it actually also quite fun to tell people my age because they are mostly very astonished and think that I am much younger.

Blame it to my slim figure, or my facial structure, that might be genetic, but there is one thing that I have been doing since forever and that is taking care of my skin! It is called skinvestment, the action of investing time, money, and effort on skincare routine in order to bring out a healthier skin.

I have been using – as you all know – LA MER products since many years and especially love the Genaissance de la Mer™ line. At first glance, it is an exquisite collection that promises to disrupt the evolution of time. But on a deeper look, this innovative collection is more than a luxurious proposition against the effects of aging. It is a research-based approach that goes beyond the façade to bring the science to the fore, and new empirical testing that yields results such as deep lines measurably reduced, and other signs of aging targeted by specific technology and ingredients. In a clinical study, 100% of panelists showed a measurable reduction in the appearance of fine lines (clinical testing on 26 women, after using the product for 8 weeks.)

Skincare should be fun and Genaissance is the ultimate sensorial experience, while helping to accelerate skin renewal, and addressing the visible effects of time. Usher with me in a new era of Genaissance where the science of beauty is considered, and agelessness knows no bounds.

Genaissance de la Mer™
The Infused Lotion

Unique blend of milky and watery lotion to strengthen and hydrate skin

  • Prepares skin for the power of the Genaissance de la Mer™ collection
  • Hydrates, softens, nourishes, and strengthens skin
  • Leaves skin feeling balanced and comforted and looking healthier and more youthful

Genaissance de la Mer™
The Serum Essence

Ultimate accelerated renewal to visibly address all signs of time

  • Visibly diminishes lines & wrinkles to reveal youthful, renewed skin
  • Lifts & firms the looks of skin and helps strengthen skin’s barrier / density
  • Visibly minimizes pores and smoothes texture
  • Leaves skin with a more even tone and translucence appearance.

Genaissance de la Mer™
Eye and Expression Cream

Targets signs of aging in eye and expression areas

  • Visibly softens all signs of time including the look of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines, leaving skin looking renewed and more youthful
  • Expression areas such as the forehead, smile, and laugh lines appear more plumped and smooth
  • Skin looks less puffy, more lifted and feels soft and soothes around expression areas

Genaissance de la Mer™
The Concentrated Night Balm

Accelerated renewal, comfort and strength over night

  • Helps skin rebuild natural collagen and elastin to strengthen its Extracellular Matrix, so lines and wrinkles appear diminished and skin feels firmer while skin is in overnight restorative mode
  • Deep hydration plumps and softens skin so it looks smoother and more radiant
  • Rapidly strengthens skin’s barrier to help protect skin from the stresses of the day to come

I recommend trying the The Genaissance de la Mer™ Discovery Collection set that is available on counters and online here. It is great starter set to experience the full range.

The set includes:
15ml GDLM Infused Lotion
30ml GDLM Serum Essence
5ml GDLM Eye & Expression Cream
5ml GDLM Night Balm
Price CHF 705.00

Your Genaissance routine should be followed by your favorite LA MER moisturizer. If you need help in finding the right texture, click here please for a previous post.

Great news is that I have a special promo code for you: use VSASANDRALAMER at check-out. You will receive CHF 40 off any purchase of minimum CHF 200. This code is a one time use and not combinable with other offers or codes. It works only in the Swiss La Mer website and is valid until February 28, 2022.

In case you have any specific question about my skin care, please send me an e-mail to with the header «skin care».

And, ladies, please don’t forget! Getting older is not something to fear or be embarrassed about. It’s a collection of experiences, lessons, and the adventures that have made you who you are. There’s a freedom that comes from getting older as a woman, even if it means accepting some changes to your body. It’s your aura that counts. If you feel good, you will steal the show. Trust me on that one.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
DISCLOSURE: This is a paid collaboration with LA MER and a heartfelt message from me.
@lamer #LaMer #LoveLaMer #GenaissancedelaMer

A LA MER Moisturizer for Every Moment

You know how much I love the LA MER MoisturizersI have a moisture wardrobe for every moment, no matter the season, style or destination.
Infused with cell-renewing Miracle Broth™, the famous moisturizer collection delivers healing moisture and potent renewal. From ultra-rich to refreshingly cool, they adapt to your moisture needs no matter the occasion or destination.

Below you will find the five different textures. I compared them to fabrics to give you an idea how they feel like. It is up to you to find your favorites. Go to the counter and try them. I use them according to my daily needs, the weather conditions and my mood.

So let’s have a look at the 5 different options – that all provide your skin with this extra kick of moisture:

This ultra lightweight hydrating lotion gives skin a smooth, healthy-looking matte finish, ideal for oilier skin.

If it was a fabric, it would be a fine wool …

This lightweight lotion absorbs quickly, delivering all day healthy moisture. Ideal for combination skin.

If it was a fabric, it would be a soft satin …

This lightweight gel cream leaves the skin feeling cooled and soothed with a fresh, healthy radiance. Ideal for combination / oily skin.

If it was a fabric, it would be a cool silk …

With Miracle Broth™ infused Moisturizing Spheres, this lighter-weight cream renews skin’s barrier for a naturally vibrant radiance. Ideal for combination / drier skin.

If it was a fabric, it would be an exquisite cashmere …

This luxuriously rich cream helps heal dryness by immersing skin in deep, soothing moisture. Fine lines appear softened over time. Ideal for drier skin.

If it was a fabric, it would be a rich velvet …

Great news is from November 25 – 27, 2021, you can enjoy a «Black Friday» special. You will receive automatically 4 LA MER deluxe samples, a silk scarf and a make-up pocket mirror for every order over CHF 130 at checkout – only while stock lasts.

Here are some ideas how to wear the beautiful silk scarf. My favorite is to wrap it around the handle of a bag.

Happy Black Friday weekend!


LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and David Biedert Photography 
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored. #LaMer #LoveLaMer

La Mer The New Hydrating Infused Emulsion

Hydration – that is one of the most important elements to stay healthy and young. Especially in the summer heat, we have to make sure that we drink enough water and provide our skin with as much hydration as possible.

Healing hydration and a featherlight feel that is what LA MER’s THE NEW HYDRATING INFUSED EMULSION is all about. The brand’s first emulsion is a featherlight hydrator with nutrient-rich kelp and soy, and cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ that delivers all-day healing hydration to renew, strengthen and stabilize. Its fluid, quick- absorbing texture glides on effortlessly, leaving behind only your most radiant, healthy-looking skin.

The ultra-fluid, lightweight Hydrating Infused Emulsion combines innovative technology and ingredients to penetrate skin deeply so it is transformed instantly and continuously.

Kelp is a superfood with high natural concentrations of calcium and vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as zinc, iodine, magnesium and iron. It helps give skin cells the ability to hydrate well. Soy is rich in fatty acids, phytonutrients and protein.
Created through a unique fermentation process, this sea-sourced ingredient visibly soothes skin while infusing it with healing hydration. Over time, it helps visibly calm and center the skin, countering the look of redness and other visible signs of inflammation.
The La Mer secret to protection, this antioxidant power works to fight free radicals and actively support skin’s visible balance, harmony and well-being.

Transformed via an ultra-high-speed «Cyclone-like» homogenization and flash heat process to create a delicate, bioavailable micromilk, the weightless Hydrating Infused Emulsion floods skin with energy, nourishment and hydration.

Enhance your skincare experience with a regimen that infuses skin with layers of deep hydration. Banish dry skin and help sustain skin’s hydrated and healthy look with the light-as-air, fast-absorbing.

Prep skin with The Treatment Lotion’s liquid energy to optimize absorption.
After applying your serum, follow with two pumps of The Hydrating Infused Emulsion to reach new depths of hydration and protect skin while visibly softening all signs of aging.
Seal in moisture with a La Mer moisturizer of your choice.

Enhanced Hydration:
The Hydrating Infused Emulsion combined with The Treatment Lotion instantly boosts skin’s moisture levels by 174%.*

Personally speaking, this product has been my savior on my holidays. Saint-Tropez is all about enjoying sunshine during the day in a fun beach club or on a boat and party all night long in a fancy restaurant. This hydrating booster has helped me survive those sleepless nights and endless sunny days without leaving a sign of fatigue or dehydration.

I tend to have dry skin and during the summer it always gets worse. The Hydrating Infused Emulsion delivers deep hydration to fight this inner dryness. You can feel how it protects and helps stabilize your skin’s moisture barrier. Furthermore, it absolutely soothes the look of your skin, improving the look of redness and irritation.

Thank you LA MER, I can absolutely recommend that easy-to-use new product which is available now for CHF 285.00.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of La Mer
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored. However I only recommend what I truly love!
*Clinical testing on 22 women after using product once.