New Shower Gels to Beat the Heat Wave

This week, parts of Europe have to experience an extreme heatwave as exceptionally hot weather is pulled from Africa northwards across our Northern hemisphere. In some parts of the continent, temperatures are rising as high as – and surpass – 40 degrees.

The only thing that helps to beat the heat is a cold shower. Pick one of these new summer shower gels and stay fresh. They will stimulate the senses, give you a great bathing experience and leave you with a rejuvenating feeling.

This summer, LE PETIT MARSEILLAIS launches two new scents inspired by the Provence, «Fig» and «Lavender» to make it even more fun to gently clean your skin. The foam reveals a sweet and romantic fragrance while leaving your skin moisturized and nourished.
250ml for CHF 3.50 each

WELEDA invites you to get aways from the everyday in a lush summer with the limited edition «Summer Garden Shower». Step into the summer scents of exotic ylang ylang, fresh lemon and woody copaiba. The 100% plant-based surfactants cleanse gentle while organic sesame oil cares for your skin.
200ml for CHF 10.50

BIOTHERM‘s «Delighting Blend» cleansing gel is infused with grapefruit and sage for the ultimate indulging moment. When in need of a detox – for your skin and for your mind – this uplifting fragrance will help your mind disconnect while the fresh formulas will leave your skin purified and lightly perfumed.
400ml for around CHF 28.90

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

A Mood Boost for the Stormy Season

Le Petit Marseillais Fall 2013

Looking outside at this dreadful weather, I love taking a hot shower. LE PETIT MARSEILLAIS has launched three new shower gels for the fall season, of which one is for men, that give you a little mood boost during this stormy season.

Verveine & Citron (Verbena & Lemon) Shower Gel gently cleanses, nourishes and hydrates the skin. Its scent is fresh and fruity.

Lait d’Acacia (Acacia Milk) Shower Gel comes with a delicate smell of flowers. It contains milk from acacia blossoms which is very soft and extremely moisturizing.

Bois de Cade & Fougère (Cade & Fern) Shower Gel for Men has a masculine woody smell and promises to nourish the skin while stimulating his (and probably also her) senses.

In Switzerland available at Coop for CHF 3.95 each (250ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Le Petit Marseillais – Everyday Body Care


I love the body care products by Le Petit Marseillais. Bursts of nourishing ingredients leave the skin irresistibly soft and sweet. Feel moisturized all day long with a blend of fig, aloe vera or shea butter immersed in their exclusive hydrating formula. The fast absorbing, non-greasy textures absorb quickly and make them the perfect body lotions for everyday use. The scents are addictive and all that for little money.

From left to right:
– Hydrating body lotion with karité, almond, argan oil for dry skin (yellow)
– Skin restoring body lotion with karité, aloe vera, beeswax for stressed, dry skin (beige)
Hydrating body lotion with karité, essential chamomile oil, fig for very dry skin (purple)
My favourite! This product smells amazingly. I especially love it in combination with Fleur de Figuier by Roger & Gallet.

Available in Switzerland for CHF 6.95 (250ml) each.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Le Petit Marseillais: Secrets of the South


For all my foreign readers, if you are lucky enough to be in France or Switzerland, head straight to the nearest supermarket to stock up on as much of Le Petit Marseillais as possible. This brand is just divine, amazing products for little money.

Think about it! A shower is not only about hygiene, it is more about waking up your senses in the morning. For fall, Le Petit Marseillais is all about the beautiful scents of the South, inspired by the beauty secrets of Mediterranean women.

My favourite products for fall are:


Shower Oil (Nurturing)
Hazelnut & Royal Jelly from Greece
CHF 4.95 (250ml)


Shower Cream & Intensive Moisture
Cacoa Butter & Sesame from Morocco
CHF 4.95 (250ml)


Shower Cream (Extra Gentle)
Chestnut & Pistachio
CHF 3.95 (250ml)


Repairing Butter (My all-year favourite)
CHF 4.95 (125ml)

This amazing product has an amazing texture and scent. It can be applied on the body as well on the face and works for the whole family. I love to pack it on vacation, one product that suits all occasions and family members. Try it, you will thank me forever!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Le Petit Marseillais and © Sandra Bauknecht