On Home Pampering: Susanne Kaufmann
The clean beauty brand founder guides us through her home spa ritual
The clean beauty brand founder guides us through her home spa ritualShop Susanne Kaufmann
The benefits of regular spa treatments extend far beyond the physical – and no one understands this better than Susanne Kaufmann. From her home in Austria – where mind, body and soul satisfaction lie in the sweeping landscape – she has built her brand on an innate belief in natural, organic ingredients and sustainable production. Here, she shares her personal wellness routine, showering us with inspiration for when a spa day is out of reach.
"I usually prefer to use a mask in the morning"
For an instant radiance boost, I apply Glow Mask after cleansing and leave it on for 10 minutes, then remove with cold water for an extra kick of freshness.
Next, I spray two cotton pads with Rose Water Mist and apply to the eyes and enjoy a moment of rest. I leave a bottle near my bed and use it whenever I want to experience a mini facial at home. I then apply Tonic Soothing followed by serum and or day cream.
I use the Obsidian Facial Roller to work serum or Day Cream Line T into the skin, starting at the centre of the face and rolling horizontally outwards to help de-puff. To treat the area around the eyes, I place the roller under the eye next to the bridge of the nose and roll it horizontally towards the temple. For a rapid reduction of swelling around the eye area, I’ll keep the roller in the refrigerator for a few hours before use.
“Before I start my beauty ritual, I make myself tea, light my favorite candle and play some music (I really like jazz) to help create a sense of calm.”
For a perfect home spa experience, rituals are important. The right atmosphere is key, but I also swear by a digital detox – no checking emails, scrolling through Instagram, phone calls or TV. I leave my phone in another room.
Hardly anything is as beneficial as taking a relaxing bath. It is a well-deserved moment of rest and offers welcome relief for the back, joints and muscles. A bath also nourishes the skin and can have a balancing effect.
In the absence of a bathtub, a foot bath – using any large bowl – is perfect for de-stressing. I add Alkali Salt to bring the energy from my head down to my feet. Sometimes I’ll apply Enzyme Peel to my face whilst I soak, and rinse it off after ten minutes.
”By alternating a warm bath and a cold shower, the blood supply to the skin is enhanced and the skin is optimally able to absorb the moisture and nutrients of body care.”
After a warm bath, I dry off, dry brush my body and apply Body Scrub, then step into the shower for a cold shot – holding the shower in my hand, I turn the temperature right down. I start with the legs, showering them in a circular motion from bottom to top, then continue to the arms, upper body, back, and finally the head.
After drying off I apply a thick layer of a very rich cream, like Body Butter. Sometimes I’ll mix in an oil, like Firming Oil, then wrap myself in my most comfortable robe. I apply Hyaluron Serum and lie down for 15 minutes while the products soak in. Last thing before bed, I apply a thick layer of hand cream and pull on a pair of cotton gloves for a deep-hydrating overnight treatment.