The Magnificence Secrets and techniques I Uncovered within the Austrian Alps

The Magnificence Secrets and techniques I Uncovered within the Austrian Alps

Just a few weeks in the past, I had probably the most transformative expertise I couldn’t wait to share with all of you. I had the pleasure of visiting Susanne Kaufmann at her spa on the Lodge Put up Bezau. The blonde magnificence comes from the Bregenzer Forest, a singular valley within the Austrian Alps, and has developed highly effective, results-driven merchandise (I’m positive you’ve heard of them) comprised of the cleanest, most refreshing elements. I used to be fortunate sufficient to go to her picturesque lodge for a mini-detox and to check out her line and her therapies.

Right here’s the inside track.

Throughout my three evening keep on the Lodge Put up, I slept in one of many particular “sleep remedy rooms.” My mattress was made in a specific method to make sure deep sleep and at evening, the wifi really turns off to encourage additional rest. The design of the room could be very easy, no TV, simply very zen. I ate from her Conventional Chinese language Medication (TCM) Detox Weight-reduction plan, which was scrumptious and left me completely glad. The delicacies helps purification, detoxing and de-acidification of the physique and the connective tissue. I might get down with that.

A typical menu gave the impression of this. Breakfast: scorching oat cereal with fruits, pudding of chia seed with coconut and cardamom, juice freshly squeezed with linseed oil, and Susanne Kaufmann Detox Tea. Lunch: fennel tomato soup, quinoa with cucumber, bell pepper, olives and capers and SK Peppermint Tea. Dinner: stewed saffron fennel with celery, cream of parsnips and wild herbs, fennel tomato soup and SK Acid Alkalizing Tea. The teas grew to become my habit over the course of my keep, particularly the Acid Alkalizing Tea.

The most effective half? I had the chance to satisfy with Susanne. I, clearly, requested her every part – from the inspiration behind her skincare line to her under-the-radar magnificence secrets and techniques. Learn on for my full interview with the guru.

Inform me about how you bought concerned with the spa.

“After I took over [the spa in 1994], there was one masseur, one therapist, a physician, somewhat spa and a sauna. It was the standard European detox middle, however quite simple. I rapidly realized I needed to develop and deal with the spa.

Numerous the spas on the time have been influenced by Greek and Italian structure, very heavy, so I used to be at all times striving to be distinctive, which is why I made a decision to maintain the spa clear, sterile, white and really medical. I needed to don’t have anything within the rooms – no colours, photos, sounds – so you’ll be able to deal with your self.”

When concepting the spa, how did you determine to develop your individual line of merchandise?

“We had tried all the large identify manufacturers – Shiseido, Estee Lauder, however nothing pure. And I used to be very fortunate as a result of I used to be instructed a few producer that was solely 15 minutes from the lodge that has his personal line utilizing whey in his cosmetics. And at the start there have been 24 merchandise, now we’ve got round 80 merchandise. And folks actually got here to the spa, and I didn’t know if they want the merchandise and would ask for Clinique or Estee, however they didn’t, they beloved our line. So after a yr, we fazed out all the opposite strains and we used solely Susanne Kaufmann merchandise. And that’s the way it began.

How would you describe your skincare line?

“It’s about taking the highest quality and bringing it into the pores and skin in probably the most pure and efficient method and actually do one thing and work. Whenever you carry one thing in very deeply, it’s a must to watch out about what you’re taking and which high quality. For me, cooking and cosmetics are a bit the identical. All of it is determined by the elements. If you happen to make a fish that isn’t good high quality, and also you placed on the very best sauce on this planet, the fish nonetheless isn’t good. And the identical goes for cosmetics. You possibly can disguise something with fancy packaging, but when the standard isn’t proper, it’s dangerous.”


What elements make your merchandise stand out?

Ectoine. It’s an exquisite cell restore ingredient. In terms of anti-aging and radiance and delightful pores and skin, it’s at all times about serving to your cells work higher. After we flip 25, the cell regeneration diminishes. The ectoine helps the cells regenerate and defend themselves. We now have it in the entire A-Line, the superior anti-aging line in addition to effectively because the solar manufacturing lotions. It’s from an algae, so that they do it within the lab. They put the algae’s underneath stress by freezing them. To forestall the algae from dying, they offer the algae somewhat ‘coat,’ which is the ectoine. This protects from the coldness. So whenever you return and de-freeze them, they launch the ectoine! It’s so pure and it’s an exquisite botanical lively.

I additionally use arnica. Within the summertime as a baby, my dad and mom would ship me and my cousins to the mountains [to visit my grandmother]. We at all times had time to gather issues. There have been blueberries and elements for tea. And my Grandma was obsessive about arnica. She would make arnica schnapps. And everytime you had one thing, if it was a scratch, a sore throat, should you had issues with you knee – arnica cured every part. So at any time when we might go up into the Alps, she would ask us to carry it. And it wasn’t for consuming; it was only for the remedy.”

Have any favourite merchandise in your assortment?

“The Line A Eye Cream (which comprises that entoine) and in addition the Pores and skin Lighting and Radiance Complicated. It makes your pores and skin actually even and removes the sunspots and age spots. However it takes time to actually take away the pigmentation. If you happen to actually have these darkish spots, it takes a yr nevertheless it works. You don’t want lasers; the lotions and serums will actually work.”

You’re identified to be fascinated by Conventional Chinese language drugs. How does that affect the spa?

“I used to be searching for one thing a bit deeper than solely doing facials and massages. I at all times thought there was extra extra about being stunning or wholesome, so I attempted a number of completely different programs. I went to a Panchakarma course [aka the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine] and it was a extremely great expertise however I couldn’t introduce this into the Lodge Put up. Your hair wanted to get actually oily and this was extra of a retreat, so it wasn’t proper form of expertise.

Conventional Chinese language drugs is all about preservation. You principally go to stop getting sick. I believed this was the proper factor. I didn’t wish to be a medical middle however I did wish to forestall individuals from getting sick. If you happen to come to the lodge for the entire detox program, you’re seen by a Chinese language drugs practitioner and your plan is predicated in your prognosis.

From there every part falls into place and also you get particular delicacies, therapies, actions and merchandise. It’s a 360 diploma strategy. We see magnificence in a holistic method. You need to take a look at the entire image – not simply on the pores and skin. It’s what how eat and sleep, so we attempt to combine all of this into your therapy.”

How did you select the lodge’s menu?

“The meals was actually vital to me as a result of I like meals. If I’ve a 5-course menu or if I simply have some cheese and potato, I at all times search for good high quality. Meals is the way you feed your cells, every part. It’s actually the bottom. Now we see, that individuals eat to a lot yogurt and have these sugar shocks so once more, its so vital what we give and feed our our bodies from the within.”

What’s the cope with your well-known Whey Tub?

“We’re doing a lot cheese right here on this space. When you’ve got 1 liter milk you’re solely doing 90% cheese out of this, so the remaining 10% is the whey. And there are such a lot of nutritional vitamins and minerals on this whey. My grandmother made all these various things with whey, as a result of it was so good for you. She even made whey soup, which I by no means favored. She lived to 99. The explanation that it’s so good for you is due to the lactic acid. We now have heard all these theories about how Cleopatra bathed in milk. Nicely she really bathed whey.”

Are you now as obsessed as I’m with Susanne? I believed so. To offer you somewhat mini crash course in her skincare line, I put collectively a shortlist of my favourite discoveries….

It was actually onerous to decide on, however as a result of I’m such a shower addict, I like her Whey Tub (duh) and her Mallow Blossom Bubble Tub. Each feel and appear unbelievable and really make your pores and skin extra hydrated. The cooling and warming foot lotions are actually unbelievable merchandise too. I purchased the warming cream for myself and the cooling for my mother and he or she completely loves it.

For skincare, I’m an Hyaluronic Acid lover, so it was solely pure that I gravitated in direction of her Hyaluron Serum. The tremendous concentrated plant-based system is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to assist the pores and skin retain moisture, in addition to Citric Acid to scale back the looks of wonderful strains.

After experiencing the anti-aging facial at her superb spa, I knew that I wanted the ability trio as a way to get my pre-party facial on. Which means the Enzyme Peel, the Moisturizing Masks and the Pores and skin Lightening and Radiance Complicated at the moment are integral components of my skincare routine. I’ll have a tutorial on how to do that developing!

If you happen to attempt any of my suggestions, it’s a must to preserve me posted! I do know they may make it easier to get that lit-from-within glow very quickly.

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