Why is compressing and hydrating prior to cleansing recommended?

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

We recommend Compress & Hydration prior to cleansing:

  1. Pour a little Dr. Hauschka Bath Essence into your basin.
  2. Disperse with hand hot water.
  3. Immerse your Compress Cloth, squeeze out excess water and press onto your skin, repeat twice.
  4. Remember to take a moment to deeply smell the aromatics from whichever Bath Essence you’re using.
  5. Cleanse.
  6. Always complete cleansing process with a cool compress or cold water splashes.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Why Compress & Hydrate?

  1. Aromatic benefits.
  2. Compress & Hydration softens pores to achieve a much deeper cleanse.
  3. It also ensures you’re using your cleansing products much more economically.
  4. When you complete your cleanse with a cold compress or splashes of cold water you activate the minute muscle that sits alongside the hair follicle which contracts, helping to remove any last remaining dirt. This simple technique leaves your skin feeling ever so soft without harsh exfoliation.
  5. A daily moment of ‘mindfulness’ during your morning and evening skin rituals.
  6. Your skin will reward you with the extra effort that pore-deep cleansing and truly clean skin brings.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Our Morning and Evening Cleansers
Two different cleansers for different cleansing needs at each end of the day.

Cleansing Cream DE-GB; Gesichtswaschcreme DE-GB

Cleansing Cream
Refines, revitalises and deeply cleanses
For all skin conditions

  • Gentle and effective morning cleanser for deep cleansing after the skin’s night time eliminating activities
  • Respects the pH (acid mantle) and hydrolipid layer of skin while cleansing
  • Almond meal binds particularly well to dirt and impurities
  • Gently exfoliates only those skin cells that are ready to slough off
  • Fortifies and refreshes
  • Respects the skin’s natural protective function for healthy, radiant skin
  • Retains the skin’s natural hydro-lipid barrier
  • Prepares skin for Toner and Moisturiser
  • Minimises the appearance of pores
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and silky
  • Highest quality medicinal plant extracts of Calendula, Chamomile and Anthyllis and creamy Sweet Almond Meal

Calendula: healing
Chamomile: soothing and calming
Anthyllis: brings balance to all skin conditions
Almond Meal: binds particularly well to dirt and impurities

Use: Compress and hydrate skin. Mix 1-2 cm of Cleansing Cream with warm water in the palms to form a smooth, creamy paste. Press mixture gently onto skin then roll hands up and away in a wave-like motion – ‘press and roll’. Start in the centre of the forehead then slowly work outward and down. Avoid the eye area. Repeat the press and roll action 2-3 times. Do not rub or scrub. Rinse with warm water then finish with a splash of cool, fresh water to close pores.

Note: You may wish to do a secondary cleanse in the evening with Cleansing Cream as well.

Cleansing Cream

Cleansing Cream Application Video, click here 

Elizabeth on Cleansing Cream, click here

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Soothing Cleansing Milk
Evening cleanser, make-up and eye make-up remover
For all skin conditions

  • Gentle and effective evening cleanser for removing the dirt and dust skin picks up during the day, make-up remover and eye make-up remover
  • Light emulsion that respects the pH (acid mantle) and hydrolipid layer of skin while cleansing
  • Supports our no night cream stance because skin feels comfortable after cleansing
  • Prepares the skin for its night time elimination activity
  • Harmonising and protective properties to calm sensitivity and helps diminish the appearance of redness
  • Maintains skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and silky
  • Includes one of our key ingredients, Anthyllis, which brings balance to all skin conditions
  • Soothing Jojoba, Almond and Apricot Kernel oils cleanse and nourish
  • Our specially prepared fermented grain extracts of Oats, Rye and Wheat

Use: Compress and Hydrate skin, apply Cleanser evenly, remove with Dr. Hauschka warm, moist Compress Cloth. To remove eye make-up, apply to a dampened cotton wool pad and use gentle sweeping movements from the inside to the outside corner of your closed eye.

Soothing Cleansing Milk

Soothing Cleansing Milk Application Video, click here >


Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • 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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