Shiseido Press Conference New Ultimune

Today, I was invited by SHISEIDO to a press conference at Metropol restaurant in Zurich to discover the new SHISEIDO Ultimune concentrate. It was wonderful to finally meet again in person, to indulge in a very yummy Japanese lunch and to discover a piece of traditional Japanese history and do a FUROSHIKI workshop, the art of Japanese gift wrapping.

The famous SHISEIDO Ultimune concentrate was the first product to target the immune system many years ago. It has immediately become a bestseller. 25 years of research and 200 beauty awards later, one is sold every 7 seconds. This fall, SHISEIDO’s #1 serum gets even stronger with an innovative anti-aging technology powered by 8 botanical ingredients. It activates skin’s inner defenses and stimulates its vital flow to lead your skin to its ideal condition.

Our skin is a fully active organ. The nerves and the immune system, both play an important role in the anti-aging process. SHISEIDO now targets also the vascular system to improve the blood circulation of the skin and unveils the ImuGenerationsRED Technology™. Inspired by major scientific discoveries it targets two factors involved in the maintenance of a strong and youthful-looking skin. By attacking two key cells, the Langerhans cells as well as the NK cells (natural killer cells), it boosts the skin’s self-defense system to fight external and internal factors that impact skin’s health and accelerate its aging.

Relying on unprecedented Lifeblood™ findings, it improves the vital network to constantly promote the delivery of essential nutrients and defensive cells to every corner of the skin. Maintaining a healthy vital flow will thus foster the skin’s ability to resist harmful factors and reduce the signs of aging appearance. The capillary network in our skin is dense and well-structured when we are young. With age, it gets weaker and disorganized, which leads to sagging skin.

The new technology works with two main ingredients:

  1. Fermented Roselle Extract that helps to activate the NK cells to remove aged cells also called zombie cells
  2. Houttuynia Cordata Extract that activates the so-called APJ sensors that are key factors for healthy capillaries to reinforce, extend capillaries and optimize the supply of nutrients and immune cells

Furthermore, the new Ultimune concentrate works with aromachology to support a stronger skin: the so-called IMUCALM Compound™ – a fragrance, blended with Lotus and Rose which has been scientifically proven to reduce stress hormones and strengthen the barrier function of the skin.

The new product promises after clinical tests:

  • after three days, skin looks visibly more radiant
  • after one month, skin is firmer and looks more resilient
  • after one bottle (approximately 1.5 months when used morning and evening), wrinkles are visibly diminished and skin looks younger as renewed.

The new SHISEIDO Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 3.0 is available now for CHF 102.00 (30ml),  CHF 151.00 (50ml) and CHF 176.00 (75ml). The serum bottle is refillable, 100% recyclable and comes from 94% naturally derived materials.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Aura Mariage – Your Wedding Scent

Aura Mariage

Swarovski pursues its story and opens a chapter on the theme of love: Aura by Swarovski Collection Mariage. Boasting an olfactory composition inspired by moments of happiness in a marriage, it brings women good fortune and bliss.

The fragrance is composed of 3 main notes:

Sparkling and fruity, lychee blends perfectly with tea leaves to symbolise the seal of emotional commitment.
A delicate blend of peony and lotus evokes happiness, serenity and the promise of an eternal alliance.
In moments of intense love, white musk wraps women in a luminous and glittering aura.

Aura Marriage

This limited edition collection is available now.

Aura by Swarovski Collection Mariage EdT Légère CHF 73.- (50ml)
Prestige Edition EdT Légère CHF 121.- (50ml)
Makeup Jewel Crystal Gloss, Rose Scintillant CHF 73.-

LoL, Sandra


Swarovski AuraPhotos: Courtesy of Swarovski Parfums

Alpine Beauty Routine


Days skiing or snowboarding on crisp, pristine snow, nights unwinding in cosy bars and restaurants – a winter break can be one of life’s most rewarding pleasures. But it can also be one of the most demanding times for your skin.

To survive the cold and dry climate of the Swiss Alps, I like to do this daily routine.


First of all, it is very important to use sun protection, as the alpine sun can be pretty aggressive. Just as a swimsuit won’t keep you warm in the mountains, your summer sunscreen won’t provide all the care you need. For every 1,000 metres you climb, the sun’s rays grow in intensity by up to 12%.

I therefore recommend the PIZ BUIN® Mountain range. All products feature an innovative formulation that delivers the special protection needed in high altitude conditions. PIZ BUIN®’s advanced UVA/UVB sun filter system and an extract of Edelweiss help to protect your skin from the sun and long-term skin damage. Enriched with a Cold Shield Complex, all products provide long-lasting moisturisation protecting the skin from extreme cold and wind.

PIZ BUIN® Mountain Combination Sun Cream SPF 15, SPF 30 or new SPF 50+ with SPF 30 lip stick,
40 ml, CHF 13.50

PIZ BUIN® Mountain Glacier Cream, SPF 30 high, with retro design inspired from its first version in 1946,
40 ml, CHF 15.90

Step 2-Emergency Care


One of the advantages of being a blogger and a journalist is to be able to try new beauty products before they hit the markets. There were two more products that truly helped me survive the cold weather and very dry climate here in the Swiss mountains. They will be sold in department stores starting Mid January 2012.

The one that I use all the time and highly recommend is Baume de Beauté 14 by Carita. It is a very practical tube with an applicator that you can carry around easily with you. It is super moisturizing, you can wear it all day long on the lips to repair them and on the cuticles to nourish them. I like to leave it on all night on the ends when my hair is a little brittle and unruly. This magical balm also works on dry parts of the body. Three things in one, wow!

CARITA Baume de Beauté 14, 20 ml, CHF 32

Step3 - Repairing and Balancing


Clarins Face Treatment OilsBlue Orchid, Santal and Lotus have always been among my beauty essentials. This month, they will be relaunched, presenting themselves in a new look and with an even better concentration.

They naturally give skin the means to „recover“ and regain the perfect balance. Very fine, quickly absorbed and composed of 100% pure plant extracts, they leave no oily residue and help your skin to defend all sorts of temporary imbalances such as dehydration, redness and loss of radiance, effects of such dry climates. My favourite is Blue Orchid. I like to use it as the only product at night as a cure or combined with a mask.

Face Treatment Oils, 30ml, each CHF 44

LoL, Sandra

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