The Invisible Hold Hairspray

After launching its haircare offshoot, Hair Rituel, in 2018, Sisley has climbed the ranks as a leading hair expert. And the latest formula to join its cohort? The Invisible Hold Hairspray. Powered by pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E acetate, this spray offers natural results with a flexible hold that secures your strands in place all day. What’s more, the soft blend also works to create a fuller body for a voluminous mane that’s sure to turn heads.

Application: Spray evenly 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) away from the head. The degree of hold can be adjusted according to the amount of product applied. For volumising effect, spray at the same level as the roots.

My tip: Spray a little bit on your brush before brushing your hair.

A multitasking styling essential that doubles as haircare. I absolutely love it!

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sisley Paris
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Sisley’s First Beauty Advent Calendar

This Christmas, discover Sisley’s very first beauty advent calendar and enter a whimsical world where collages and embroidery mix and mingle. Designed by Isabelle d’Ornano, the calendar is adorned with a joy-filled patchwork of inspirational words and colorful images that capture the spirit of Sisley perfectly. Each of the calendar’s twenty-five drawers contains a carefully selected gift from Sisley’s skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance collections. Enjoy a moment of surprise each day and delight in discovering beauty treasures in the lead up to Christmas.

Personally speaking, I love all the small sized beauty products as they are so perfect for travelling! As I don’t want to spoil the surprises, I can only tell you that there are also some full size products included. Available for CHF 730.00.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of SISLEY Paris
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Girls Just Want To Have Shine

Girls just want to have… SHINE! Are you looking for the perfect tinted lipstick that combines radiance and shine? SISLEY‘s Phyto-Rouge Shine lipsticks come with an intense lustrous finish and a melt-in feel that cares for lips by moisturizing and plumping them instantly.

The perfect compromise between the satiny coverage of a classic lipstick and the sheerness of a gloss, it provides both make-up and lipcare functions. The new Phyto-Rouge Shine introduces 12 must-have alluring sheer colours in four different colour families and two finishes: shiny and iridescent.

Nudes 10 Sheer Nude 11 Sheer Blossom 12 Sheer Cocoa
Three easy-to-wear soft nude shades that dress the lips in light, natural and delicate colour.

Pinks 20 Sheer Petal 21 Sheer Rosewood 22 Sheer Raspberry 23 Sheer Flamingo
Four soft, simple and sophisticated pinks to lend lips a flush of freshness.

Oranges 30 Sheer Coral 31 Sheer Chili
Two chic on-trend shades of bright, vibrant orange.

Reds 40 Sheer Cherry 41 Sheer Red Love 42 Sheer Cranberry
Three ultra-bright and vibrant reds for an irresistible smile.

Wearing my favorite shade: 10 Sheer Nude

For the first time, its slimline tube is refillable. The bullet clicks in and out; first, one colour then another.

The new lipsticks are available now for CHF 52.00 each. A color for each time of the day, for every occasion or mood.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and © Sisley Paris
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My Favorite Body Emulsion

Let me introduce you to my favorite body lotion at the moment. SISLEY‘s ‘Black Rose Beautifying Emulsion‘ is a lightweight cream that easily absorbs into the body without residue. It’s blended with Black Rose, Camelina Oil, and White Ginger to deeply moisturize and soothe. With regular use, it’ll help to maintain the skin’s natural elasticity.

It smells very subtly and wonderfully of damask rose while providing the natural radiance and suppleness of youthful skin.

To shop the SISLEY Black Rose Beautifying Body Emulsion, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Sisley Paris
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Heat Styling Protection That Repairs Hair

In recent years, heat-styling tools have become increasingly popular, allowing us to take our appearance to the next level and revitalise tired hair by adding volume, creating straight, glossy, tamed or wavy locks, subtle curls, and more. But the use of these tools, especially on a daily basis, weakens the hair fibre and deteriorates its vitality.

Subjected to temperatures of up to 230°C, the hair suffers and is damaged

• at the surface, heat-styling tools expose the hair to «flash drying», which compromises part of its natural protective film. The scales of the cuticle lift up causing breakage, leaving the hair dry, dull and rough to the touch.

• deep down, the hair suffers «thermal trauma», where the heat causes the keratin to deteriorate, leading the fibre to weaken and lose its natural moisture reserves. The hair is left fragile, brittle and split ends start to form.

Sounds to good to be true? Here is a SISLEY INNOVATION that you shouldn’t miss: a new thermoactive technology, that infuses restorative active ingredients into the heart of the hair fibre to protect and enhance it.

Part of the «230 Complex», this technology draws on two ionic polymers that can actively repair under the effect of heat.

In a radical change, the powerful formula of the 230 Complex transforms «flash drying» from styling into «flash repair». When activated by heat, it forms an adhesive micro-gel and repairs the hair in two essential steps: the damaged parts are sealed and breakage is repaired. The hair fibre is left glossy and, for the first time, enhanced by heat: the hair is repaired and reflects light once more.

Not only does the formula defend the fibre against the repeated effects of heat up to 230°C by surrounding the hair in an undetectable, ultralight protective barrier, it also limits the degradation of keratin.
• Significant decrease in issues related to breakage
(2 times less breakage when straightening).*
• Reduced occurrence of split ends (77% decrease). **
• Hair regains its original softness.

A non-rinse hair care cream, the Cream 230 is applied to the lengths and ends of damp or dry hair before using heat-styling tools such as hairdryers, straighteners or curling irons.

It is enriched with precious botanical oils of Camellia and Moringa, which nourish and soften the hair, as well as Cotton proteins that strengthen its protein structure. Its texture melts into the hair fibre upon application.

Now strengthened, hair is nourished, silky and fully detangled. Its glossiness is restored, leaving it radiating beauty. Blow-drying is easier and styles are perfectly defined. In addition, the Cream 230 can also be applied to dry hair to provide non-rinse nourishing care.

TO SHOP THE CREAM 230, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sisley Paris
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* ex vivo test on strands: application of mechanical stress by repeatedly brushing strands of hair
** ex vivo test on strands

The Cure for Reborn Skin

Today’s post is dedicated to the cure – and I am not talking about the ’80s gothic band, I am talking about receiving new facial skin. For some, it might be a little bit too scientific but as I love medicinal topics so much, I went a little overboard.

 Four weeks, four bottles – if Sisley has anything to do with it, that’s what it takes for visibly vibrant and renewed skin. For the first time, the French beauty brand has taken inspiration from research concerning the mechanisms of autophagy, which is the natural, regulated mechanism of the cell that removes unnecessary or dysfunctional components. This has led to a product capable of reactivating the cells’ vital energy at its source to combat the consequences of time better than ever before and to fully restore the skin’s vitality.

How does it work? The skin is a living organ that is able to regenerate itself every month by drawing on the vital energy that runs through and fuels its cells daily. This vital energy allows the cells to protect themselves, adapt, correct internal dysfunction and to detoxify themselves. It is a treasure of immense value that protects the skin and reveals its beauty, radiance and youth.
However since skin cells are subject to the laws governing energy variation, they lose their ability to regenerate and restore themselves over the years and during intense periods of stress, environmental aggressions or hormonal changes. This leads to poorer function and the cells’ vital mechanisms are slowly damaged. Skin lacking in vital energy ages more quickly, becomes more marked and loses its natural radiance.

Sisley Research is now presenting a cutting-edge response to target the source of skin’s youth. Taking inspiration from a major medical discovery about the mitochondria (2016 Nobel Prize), Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge La Cure is a four-week programme intended to restart the fundamental cell mechanisms one by one. Designed to be used mornings and evenings for four weeks, the skin’s quality and radiance is restored, transformed through deep and intense regeneration.

Let’s take a closer look at mitochondria, which are components found at the heart of skin cells. They are the predominant source of the cell’s energy and convert the substances ingested
through the diet into energy that can be used by the body.

1. Producing the necessary energy
Mitochondria perform a fundamental role in that they ensure proper cellular function by supplying cells with the energy they need to regenerate. But the mitochondria deteriorate as they experience stress and aging, thereby reducing the cell’s production of vital energy. This expedites the production of free radicals, which causes damage to the cells and therefore encourages premature aging of the skin.
2. Transporting and circulating energy
As dynamic structures, the mitochondria interact with each other to correctly transport vital energy deep within the cell. When this network is properly connected, the energy can circulate freely. However, the mitochondria fragment when damaged, leading to poor connections, reduced energy efficiency and poorly supplied cells.
3. Detoxifying and recycling by eliminating defective components
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine highlighted cells’ ability to trigger a process in which defective components destroy themselves. To stop the cell from becoming poisoned, the damaged mitochondria self-destroy. It therefore appears essential to promote the elimination of defective mitochondria to allow healthy cells to soak up energy and the skin to regenerate.

In conclusion, three essential mechanisms ensure that the mitochondria and the cell life cycle function correctly.

Sisleÿa La Cure has therefore been programmed to last the exact same time to restart the skin’s vital mechanisms and ensure a real upsurge in the results obtained.
Each week, each of the four bottles of the energy-saturated treatment unlocks the mechanisms that allow the skin to renew and regenerate itself by acting gradually to restore its quintessential youth potential.

Three actions:
1. Protection of the mitochondria
2. Reconnection of the mitochondrial network
3. Elimination of the damaged mitochondria

Four weeks:
By the end of week one, ‘Impulse‘ tackles tell-tale signs of fatigue.
Reset‘ works to diminish fine lines during week two, while softening and toning your complexion.
As the third week rolls around, ‘Consolidate‘ leaves your face and neck feeling smooth.
The last step, ‘Renaissance‘ creates a sensation of density and elasticity, adding a radiant, fresh glow.

Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge La Cure is an exclusive anti-aging program designed to be used alone thanks to its innovative texture that transforms upon application.
One unique formula, four bottles, four weeks, four key stages, for visible benefits each week, until your skin is «reborn».

To shop the Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age La Cure Set, click here please.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sisley Paris
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For Your Mother’s Eyes Only

When you look in your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. Your mum is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. Sunday is Mother’s Day, time to appreciate the most amazing woman I’ll always admire, appreciate and love.

Personally speaking, I have a very deep bond with my mum. Her eyes looked after me all my life and this inspired me to today’s gifting idea. Why not surprise your mum with a great eye care product or / and a pair of sunglasses, telling her how thankful you are to have her in your life.

It was love at first sight because we have all been loving our mums the second we opened our eyes for the first time. Even if you cannot be with your mum physically like me due to the current worldwide crisis, you can still surprise her with a gift sent to her directly. Just click on the highlighted product description to be transferred to the respective shop.

LoL, Sandra

The Eye Concentrateicon by La Mer
My avid readers know that I am a huge a fan of this newly formulated product. With triple the Concentrated Miracle Broth™, it helps transform the delicate eye area with essential energy and healing hydration to reduce the look of dark circles, lines and wrinkles in 3 weeks. Lime tea concentrate, the antioxidant powerhouse, helps prevent future damage before it begins.
Theprocedure is top secret, rumors are they play classical music to the kelp-based elixir for three months as it ferments. No matter how they do it, the formula’s anti-aging effects are truly undeniable.

Cat-eye neon-trimmed printed tortoisehell acetate sunglasses by Fendi
For the mum, who loves everything fashion like me, those sunglasses feature both, the monogram and neon trend in one.

Eye Rescue Stick by Susanne Kaufmann
The perfect new tool for the spa-loving mum as she can apply the stick whenever she wants during the day. Stored in the fridge, it can deliver an even more intense cooling effect. The product counteracts the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, energizing tired-looking eyes caused by blue light and smoothes various visible signs of aging like first wrinkles.

Green coffee extract reduces swelling around the eyes, while jasmine and hawthorn activate the enzyme telomerase in the skin cells and unleash antioxidative properties. A highly concentrated active ingredient from baobab helps to smooth out crow’s feet and fine lines. Ectoin increases cell protection and an antioxidant from larch bark leaves the eyes with a fresh glow.

Eye Cream Line A by Susanne Kaufmann
Powered by a combination of active botanical ingredients like white lupine and elderberry extract, this brightening treatment stimulates collagen production to improve firmness while simultaneously reducing any puffy areas.

Oversized aviator-style gold-tone sunglassesicon by Givenchy
Those clean frames look very sophisticated.

Eye Creamicon by Dr. Barbara Sturm
If your mum is into a thorough medical understanding of cells and anti-aging, she will love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s beauty products. Designed to target dark circles, this ultra hydrating eye cream has been specially developed in her German lab with purslane and golden root to lift the sensitive areas around the eyes and reduce puffiness. It’s also infused with active omega lipids that help skin retain moisture. Personally speaking, I love its pudding-like consistency.

D-frame acetate sunglasses by Bottega Veneta
Those sleek shades will work for pretty much any occasion.icon

Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid by SISLEY PARIS
The rose is the queen of the flowers, and this fluid features black rose aqueous extract for a radiant complexion and hydrating padina pavonica. Specially formulated for everyday use on the delicate eye area, it is fitted with a soothing ceramic applicator, that with regular use, reduces puffiness and dark circles, leaving behind a luminous, youthful-looking glow.icon

Paris oversized cat-eye zebra-print acetate sunglasses by Balenciaga
Animal prints are always in style and worn as sunglasses in an oversized cat-eye silhouette, they add some drama to every look. 


iconLuminary Genius Eye Cream by Bynacht
iconBetween the hours of 11pm and 4am our skin’s renewal rate almost doubles – with no exposure to environmental aggressors or makeup, the dermis can absorb nutritional ingredients without any interference. Perfect for targeting signs of aging and tiredness around the eyes, Bynacht’s specially formulated cream is infused with persian silk tree extract and nourishing oils that repair and hydrate while you sleep.

Air Heart cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Le Specs
Slightly oversized, the blacked-out lenses will complement practically all of your mum’s outfits.

iconPhotos: Courtesy of the Brands – Photo of me: © David Biedert Photography
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At the SISLEY Paris Press Conference

September is always the «beauty month» – each week several brands host a press event to present their newest launches. Let me get started with one of my favorites, the press conference of  SISLEY Paris at Ynox in Zurich. The perfect location to indulge in the fall novelties that you definitely should not miss as well as yesterday’s must-have sandals… .

At the press conference with SISLEY National Make-up Artist David Hahmeyer and SISLEY General Manager Switzerland Florence Maraval.

Arty visuals, a strong statement with the signature zebra stripes, modern but not vulgar – the new SISLEY products are young, easy to use with professional results. Let me get started with the new foundation, the first one under CHF 100, that is available from now.

PHYTO-TEINT ULTRA ÉCLAT – an «augmented» version of the brand’s famous phyto-teint éclat foundation. More radiance, more shades, more skincare: that is the promise of this new foundation that now addresses every skin tone and comes in 14 shades (good to know: the shades with a plus have a warm undertone compared to the ones with normal numbers).

The new PHYTO-TEINT ULTRA ÉCLAT is formulated with a radiance-activating complex that combines minerals (zinc, copper, and magnesium) to give the skin a breath of fresh air. Radiance is boosted, skin is luminous, fresh, and flawless thanks to the oil-free formula which perfectly crosses make-up with skincare. It stays fresh and clear even in hot or humid weather. Skin imperfections and wrinkles fade.

Price: CHF 90.00 / 30 ml
In stores now.

LES PHYTO-OMBRES – long lasting radiant eyeshadows that will blow you away. They are packed with pigments and feature «light reflecting» mother-of-pearl, and they come in various finishes that can be combined in infinite ways to give your eyes radiance and depth. A new collection of twenty luminous, intense, magnetic shades, half-powder, half-cream, these eyeshadows blend seamlessly with the skin thanks to a gelled sugar and a film‑forming polymer that give them a smooth, melting, creamy texture.  Folds and fine lines on the eyelid are visually reduced rather than accentuated.

The make-up lasts all day and into the night 20 radiant shades, 4 colour families (the nudes, the smoky, the arty, the glows) and 5 finishes for multi-faceted possibilities: matt, satin, metallic, luminous, glitter. All the shades complement and echo each other so they can be worn alone, in combination, or on top of one another. The tailor-made result catches light or electrifies the eyes depending on the mood, time of day, or season.

Price: CHF 48.00 each
Launch Date: November 4, 2019

VELVET SLEEPING MASK WITH SAFFRON FLOWERS – SOS comfort intense repair. This nourishing mask supports dry, or occasionally dehydrated skin, in the repair process. Enveloping the skin in softness, it instantly soothes and provides necessary nutrition and hydration to particularly vulnerable skin.

Used as a sleeping mask, it optimizes the nocturnal repair of the skin. Upon awaking, the skin has recovered. Regenerated, the skin is more resistant, softer and more radiant. Apply 1 to 2 times a week. As SOS mask, it immediately calms irritations and relieves sensations of discomfort. The soothes skin is once again smooth, soft and supple.

Price: CHF 128.00 CHF / 60ml
Launch Date: October 7, 2019

TO SHOP SISLEY PARIS ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and © SISLEY Paris

My TV-Spot with Sisley Paris

Before flying to Brazil, I filmed with SISLEY Paris a TV-spot at Jelmoli about the most important S/S 2019 beauty trends that will air for the first time on May 31, 2019 at 6.30pm during «Lifestyle» on Tele Züri. SISLEY National Make-up Artist David Hahmeyer created three different looks on me that reflect what is in vogue now and explained which star products he used. The spot will be constantly repeated in case that you are missing out…

A big thank you to the Sisley team and the Tele Züri crew!

Every season poses an opportunity for the biggest names in makeup to decide how they would like to see the beauty world. For the S/S 2019 makeup trends, their focus was on clean, glowing skin, to create a no-make-up look. Effects were punctuated by just a single messy or unusual element, in this case preferably a wild graphic eyeliner to watercolor-esque eyeshadow in an eye-catching hue. For the evening, old-school glamour played an important role, with the focus on strong red lips combined with soft smokey eyes. This is a season of «everything is possible», and the S/S 2019 beauty trends certainly reflect that.

SISLEY Paris star products for the «No Make-up» look:
Phyto-Teint Expert Flawless Skincare Foundation
icon and Instant Eclat (a great product that you can also mix with your blush to create a highlighting effect).
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SISLEY Paris star products for the «Statement Eyes» look:
Phyto-Eye Twist Long-Lasting Eyeshadow – 5 Lagoon icon
and Highlighter Blush – L’Orchidée Corail No.3.

SISLEY Paris star products for the «French Red Lips» look:
Blur Expert
and Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick – 42 Rouge Rio.

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Now that the sun is finally coming out, you also may feel liberated to have more fun with your makeup, because the next few months are the perfect time to press restart and try new things.

LoL, Sandra

So happy with the results – thank you, David!

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The InstaSisley Filter

Ladies, those two products are so absolutely amazing, I don’t want you to miss out on them. It is honestly like applying an Instagram filter to your skin in daily life.

BLUR EXPERT
Luminous matte perfecting veil

The «InstaSisley» filter that creates ultra-luminous, perfect skin in a single stroke that lasts all day. This perfecting smoothing powder veil illuminates and beautifies the skin. Enriched with an ultra-pure, flawless mica and an ultra-smoothing high-tech powder, it allows for excellent light reflection for a very natural, perfect skin result.
CHF 89.50

L’ORCHIDÉE CORAIL
Highlighter blush with White Lily

The famous highlighter blush composed of three shades that blend endlessly to enhance the complexion and gently sculpt the face comes this summer in a variation of amazing coral shades. Enriched with White Lily to enhance your skin’s natural softness, this powdery formula is packed with light-diffusing micro-pearls.
CHF 102.50

TO SHOP SISLEY PARIS ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Sisley Paris