Our ingredients

All ingredients in our products have a function and a purpose. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. We also adhere to the highest quality standards.

This blog tells you more about our ingredient Quince, where it comes from, why we use it and what functions it serves in our products.

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Plant Profile

  • Quince produces large cup-shaped flowers which are white to delicate pink in colour
  • The fruits are pear or apple-shaped depending on the variety and they’re covered in a characteristic felty coating, which wipes off easily revealing a wax-coated skin and emanates a sweet, fresh fragrance
  • Quince may be stored
  • Quince is a member of the Rose family, so too are its close relatives Apples and Pears
  • Although Quince has been cultivated for thousands of years, it has undergone little change, and has largely retained the character of a wild fruit

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Why is Quince used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

  • Quince Seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture, perfect for a dry and/or dehydrated skin
  • Quince Wax protectively envelops the fruit, transferring this same ability to your skin for gentle and effective protection and strengthening your skin’s natural barrier
  • Soothing and cooling, and leaves your skin soft and smooth, with the refreshing aroma of QuinceScreen Shot 2016-04-01 at 4.51.24 PM

Quince Day Cream

  • For normal to dry/dehydrated skin, for skin that needs protection from the environment, for a ‘city-stressed’ skin
  • Quince is a cooling ingredient, also soothing for a sensitive skin
  • Quince Wax allows your skin to ‘breathe’ yet protects against air conditioning, dry winds, pollution
  • Guys love Quince Day Cream too! Soothing and cooling after shaving and the aroma appeals to both men and women
  • Quince Seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture
  • Anthyllis, guides all skin conditions to a state of balance, provitamin A rich Wild Carrot Root Extract, softening Marsh Mallow, protective Shea Butter and Beeswax, nourishing Olive, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Apricot, Jojoba Oils and Witch Hazel bark and leaf extract
Quince Seeds
Quince Seeds

Origin, cultivation and processing
Originally from Western Asia and South-East Arabia, cultivation has led to the quince now being found worldwide, especially in Southern and Central Europe. Like its close relatives, apples and pears, the quince is also a member of the rose family.

The quince provides two interesting raw materials with very different properties: firstly, quince wax and secondly, quince seed extract.

The quince wax used in Dr. Hauschka products is practically produced on our doorstep: it is a valuable by-product of juice production. Quince from Spain are pressed in Baden-Württemberg to produce fresh quince juice. The wax is then obtained from the residues or ‘pomace’ from the pressing process.

Every year, some 60 tonnes of pomace are processed to create quince wax for WALA/Dr. Hauschka. What makes quince wax so fascinating is that, depending on the variety and year, the yield from the dried pomace can fluctuate by between 0.7 and 1.5 percent. This makes stocking the right amount of raw material at all times particularly challenging.

The wax is obtained through a procedure known as CO2 extraction. The dried pomace is placed in pressurised containers with liquid carbon dioxide and the quince wax is carefully separated from the rest of the pomace. This procedure does not create any waste and is organically certified.

Once WALA has received the wax and it has passed the quality controls, it can be heated and incorporated into the skin care formulations. Quince Face Cream or Kajal Eyeliner can now be created.

A further key ingredient for Dr. Hauschka products is also found within the quince. Quince seeds are surrounded by a highly absorbent coating. If the seeds are placed in water overnight, the mucilages in this coating swell. The next day, the soaked quince seeds are manually pressed. This careful procedure, developed by WALA many years ago, is used to obtain the valuable quince seed extract.

Tip: Place a bowl of quince in your home for their magnificent fragrance. Then for a delicious dessert Slow Roast Quince in their Jelly

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers


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Solutions for Hands, Nails & Cuticles

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Perfect combination of moisturising and protection for hands, nails and cuticles

Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream envelops the hands in an invisible layer of protection. Thanks to its silky, subtly fragrant texture and overall composition, it’s rapidly and completely absorbed by the skin. Rich botanical oils and waxes such as jojoba oil, almond oil and beeswax nurture stressed hands with the best that nature has to offer. Selected medicinal plant extracts help the skin to regenerate.

Beautiful, healthy fingernails require nourishing care with rich oils. Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil provides deep moisturising for the nails; the care pen may be popped into your makeup bag for nail care on the go. It provides elasticity and firmness to weak, brittle fingernails that are prone to splitting. Extracts of neem, anthyllis and chamomile promote a strong nail structure and help prevent inflammation of the nail bed. Cuticles are nourished.

If your nails have been damaged from acrylic/gel/shellac then absolutely this is the product to reach for!

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Key Ingredients


Key Ingredient in Hydrating Hand Cream – Bryophyllum

Dr.Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream, Regenerating Serum, Regenerating Day Cream, Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+) and Renewing Night Conditioner all contain the succulent Bryophyllum not only as and incredible moisture giver but also because of its wound-healing, refreshing, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.

Key Ingredient Neem in Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil

Key Ingredient in Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil – Neem Leaf Extract

Neem leaves have been used by WALA/Dr. Hauschka ever since Elisabeth Sigmund, the co-founder of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care, brought back this medicinally valuable tree from a study visit to India.

Extracts of Neem leaves are contained in Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail & Cuticle OilRose Deodorant, Eye Balm, Eyeliner Liquid, MascaraClarifying Day Oil, Strengthening Hair Treatment and Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic.

Neem has numerous microcidal and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, Neem leaf extracts have been shown to be effective against 14 types of fungus (including Candida) and many bacteria.

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Happy Customers

“I just wanted to touch base with you to tell you how healthy my nails look after using the Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen at least twice a day. I had been having some salon manicures and my nails were not looking great. I no longer have manicures or wear nail polish – I simply use Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen. My nails look terrific with a nice sheen. It is without a doubt the best nail product I have ever used and so easy to use.”
Julie, NSW

“Dr. Hauschka has the best products. I’ve been especially happy with the Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil. It’s done wonders for my nails, where other products have failed.”

“After trying about a million hand creams (or so it seems), I found this one and I will never use another one again. Usually, after using a hand cream at night, my hands are crepey the next day. With Hydrating Hand Cream, even if I wash them, they don’t dry out. Yes, it’s pricier than some others, but worth it in my book.”
Jane Z

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Dry Hands Treatment Tip

1) Soak hands in warm water with a capful of your favourite Dr. Hauschka Bath Essence
2) Dry and apply blend of Hydrating Mask and Hydrating Hand Cream, leaving to absorb for as long as possible
3) Remove with a tepid cloth
4) Apply Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen to nails and cuticles

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers


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Summer Solutions

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On hot days, refreshing and pleasantly cooling products are a treat for your skin.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk, awakens the senses, imparts a new vitality and puts a spring in your step. In this rapidly absorbed body milk, lemongrass and essential oil of lemon combine with extracts of firming field horsetail and strengthening sage to activate and tone the skin. Extract of quince maintains the skin’s moisture levels, while jojoba oil and olive oil provide intensive care. Your skin will not only feel silky-soft, but refreshed and energised as well.

A Refreshing Change – Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

Refreshing right down to the tips of your toes Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence promises a refreshing boost with a pleasantly invigorating effect – for an energising start first thing in the morning or to refresh in the evening after a long, hot day. The fresh fragrance of sun-ripened lemons harmonises with exotic lemongrass to create a carefree mood and awaken your zest for life.

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Summer tip: Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence is also suitable as a cooling foot bath. All you have to do is fill a large bowl with cold water – maybe even with ice cubes – adding Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence for your bare feet to enjoy, you’ll be amazed how refreshing just 10 minutes is. If your feet tend to perspire, you can mix in a little Sage Purifying Bath Essence as well.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash with its light, creamy foam containing quince seed extract and plant tensides cleanses your skin without causing dryness for an energising start to your day.

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Instant refreshment is at hand with Facial Toner, invigorating and strengthening the skin while leaving it smelling wonderful. It gently stimulates the skin’s own regenerative powers and ensures a youthful, radiant complexion. Formulated with witch hazel and anthyllis, it activates the skin’s metabolism and leaves the skin feeling fresh. It also regulates and enhances the skin’s processes of moisturising and renewal. You can spray it on throughout the day – even when wearing make-up. And for added freshness, simply leave it in the fridge beforehand. We keep the limited edition 30ml size Facial Toner at work.

Eye Revive has a pleasantly cooling effect that will bring the sparkle back to your eyes. The composition of eyebright, fennel, chamomile and black tea revitalises the area around the eyes while invigorating and strengthening the delicate skin. When placed in the fridge shortly before use, Eye Revive is a cooling treat for dehydrated computer eyes.

We love our matte, world wide top selling makeup item, Bronzing Powder. It adds an extra touch of sunshine to your face. Silk, anthyllis, witch hazel and sage help to conceal any blemishes, irregularities and imperfections in your skin.

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We decant Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic into an old Toner bottle for the office to mist over our feet, legs and arms. Works absolute wonders as an afternoon pick-me-up, or a Monday morning pick-me-up for that matter!
Invigorates and tones the skin, soothes and minimises water-retention (swelling) and tired legs arms and legs regain a sense of lightness.
When your concentration wanes in the summer heat, Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic creates new energy in four easy steps:
  1. Hold your cupped hands in front of your face and breathe in the invigorating aroma of rosemary and borage deeply
  2. Pour some product into your hands and apply to legs and arms
  3. Apply it to your pulse point on your wrists
  4. Rub onto the nape of your neck
Tip: Keep Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic in the fridge in this weather to further refresh.

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You may find with this summer warmth and if you have a Combination skin your oily T-zone is really playing up, then choose Melissa Day Cream, it helps control shine, mediates between dry and oily areas, and it has a matte finish. For those using Rose Day Cream in the cooler months you may find the matte finish and lighter texture of Rose Day Cream Light a better choice at the moment. And for those who are living with air conditioning or dry winds you may prefer Quince Day Cream, because Quince Seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture while Quince Wax protects your skin from the environment, plus Quince is a cooling and soothing ingredient.

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Sun-Stressed Skin

  • After Sun for your body cools and soothes, takes away redness, nourishes and rehydrates a sun-stressed skin.
  • For you face care Revitalising Mask is the perfect choice for to calm redness and irritation, rejuvenate and refine your skin.
  • And also for face care a 30 day treatment of Sensitive Care Conditioner Ampoules which contain rhythmitised extracts of gemstones pearl, artemesia and malachite which strengthens reddened, sensitive and couperose prone skin and supports the skin’s renewal cycles. Soothing Intensive Care is designed for hypersensitive skin to fortify and strengthen.

With these Dr. Hauschka products, you can bring out the best in the summer. Refreshing and soothing preparations – a treat for mind, body and soul.

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers


Thanks for reading our blog. xx

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A Refreshing Change – Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

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NEW optimised formulation with an even creamier consistency

The enlivening, fresh scent of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk uplifts and invigorates. This rapidly-absorbed body moisturiser has been reformulated with a creamier consistency while retaining all of its nurturing botanical essential oils and extracts for silky-smooth skin. It’s the perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle.

For the complete Lemon Lemongrass experience, indulge in aromatic layering with refreshing and energising effects of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash, Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence and the aromatically intense Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

  • Firms and invigorates
  • Refreshes like homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day
  • As light, sunny and cheerful as a summer morning
  • Represents vitality and light-hearted activity
  • Extracts of lemon and lemongrass invigorate and refresh the body, leaving it feeling toned and firm
  • Quince seed extract soothes and hydrates, promoting increased moisture levels
  • Jojoba, sunflower and olive oils replenish, fortify and nourish the skin for all-day moisturising

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is made from only the highest-quality botanical ingredients available. Our certified natural and organic products are formulated to support the skin’s biology for balanced, vital and supple skin.

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Our Perfumer, Jörg Zimmermann…

Jörg is one of a handful of perfumers worldwide working exclusively with natural and organic essential oils rather than synthetic chemical perfumes.

Aromatic composition with lemon and lemongrass – sparkling and refreshing

“I was on the lookout for a truly special raw material. I discovered essential oil made from fresh ginger root, which emits a very citric fragrance. We are mostly familiar with ginger in Asian cuisine, so there is a close association with lemongrass. In the top note we perceive lemon and lime, which have a refreshing and toning effect. Fresh ginger root and lemongrass draw out the citric impression and create an increasing complexity. However, this is not meant to be a complicated fragrance, but rather a clear, refreshing concept that is made richer with exotic ingredients. I see two tendencies in this fragrance. The first is toward athleticism, dynamism and vitality; the second, the concentration that comes from increased alertness. The scent stimulates and creates a presence – a wonderful shot of refreshment.”

Jörg Zimmermann, Dr. Hauschka in house Perfumer
Jörg Zimmermann, Dr. Hauschka In House Perfumer

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