Night time – nature shows us the way…

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Nature shows us the way

At night, dew falls onto grass, flowers and petals, which glisten in the first rays of the morning sun. A fresh, rested appearance after a sound night’s sleep is something that our skin can also enjoy if we support it with stimulating care that allows it to breathe. Oils and waxes would disturb our skin as they reduce the air exchange.

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Nocturnal activity

During the day, our skin needs care and support with waxes and oils that protect it against environmental influences. At night, on the other hand, it does not need any protection but instead needs to breathe freely. This is because our skin is extremely busy while we are asleep: cells divide and excess metabolic products are expelled – our skin undergoes natural regeneration. The Dr. Hauschka night care range supports these natural skin processes with stimulating and regenerating plant essences which the skin absorbs easily and completely. Our skin shows its gratitude in the morning with a rosy complexion and a fresh, radiant appearance.

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Two or three steps to a good night

This skin care step is embedded in an entire skin care concept. The evening cleansing with Soothing Cleansing Milk cleans the skin and prepares it for night time skin care, followed by Toner. The product of choice for mature skin is then Regenerating Serum. Its composition of moisture-regulating quince seed extract, isoflavone-rich red clover, revitalising bryophyllum and clover honey smoothes wrinkles and lines caused by dryness, strengthens the skin’s functions, regulates the skin’s moisture levels and leaves the skin feeling noticeably firmer.

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The crowning glory of night time skin care

From time to time, our skin needs a little extra care. As the crowning glory of intensive night time skin care, the Dr. Hauschka Night Conditioners and Intensive Treatments combine rhythmic preparations of carefully-selected plant essences with jewels from the earth such as silver and gold, or gemstones such as malachite, ruby and tourmaline. For mature skin, the harmonising impulse is obtained from not only the Renewing Night Conditioner and Sensitive Care Conditioner but also Regenerating Intensive Treatment and Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin.
 You can apply these treatments once a year for each decade of your life (for example, three times a year at the age of 30) instead of your usual night care. During the 28-day course of treatment, your skin cells completely renew themselves once. The result is revived skin with a sustainably strengthened inner rhythm and fortified activity.
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30 Day Radiant Skin Challenge

Correct Cleansing Set limited edition RRP $55 value $70!
Correct Cleansing Set limited edition RRP $55 value $70!

Welcome to your 30 Day Radiant Skin Challenge!

We would love your skin to be completely free from man made synthetic chemicals over the next 30 days, using only our natural and organic skin care.

What you will need: Dr. Hauschka products for Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising for your daily rituals.

We also recommend: 

  • The intensive support products, Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask and the Cream Mask most suited for your skin.
  • Renewing Night Conditioner ampoules for 30 nights (28-30 days is a skin cell cycle) instead of Toner and especially in the most transitional seasons of autumn and spring and if you are in transition off the conventional idea of night cream use. If you have sensitive skin then use Sensitive Care Conditioner.

Day 1 to 30
Morning and Evening Rituals

Tip: Complete cleanse with a cold water splash or compress to contract a tiny muscle at the hair follicle, ensuring any remaining dirt is removed. This simple technique keeps your skin feeling soft without harsh exfoliation!
Tip: Complete cleanse with a cold water splash or compress to contract a tiny muscle at the hair follicle, ensuring any remaining dirt is removed. This simple technique keeps your skin feeling soft without harsh exfoliation!

Morning:

1) Drink warm water and lemon juice first thing upon waking in the morning and do this every morning.

If it’s going to be easier then juice a pile of lemons, put the juice in ice blocks and freeze. Take one block out each night and place in a cup, so you’re ready for the morning. We need to make this habit nice and easy. Aids the body in flushing out toxins, jump starts the digestive tract, aids the liver in its cleansing processes and increases detoxification.

2) ‘Compress and Hydrate’ skin to soften the pores for a much deeper cleanse and to use your cleansing products more economically. Use a little Bath Essence in your basin water.

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Click on Play for our how to Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll video

3) Cleansing Cream – moisten with water, apply in our ‘press & roll’ technique.

Scrub the bathroom, but never ever scrub your skin, way too harsh, and your skin has to last you a lifetime.

4) Toner – Close eyes and mist directly onto your skin. Our Toners are active botanical treatment products, not conventional Toners that are used on cotton pads to remove any remaining cleanser.

Toner Application Video
Click on play for our Toner Application Video

5) Day Care – should always be warmed between the palms of the hands to melt the plant oils and waxes and applied to skin still moist from Toner. This ensures even and economical application.

Clarifying Day Oil – for oily/blemished skin, may also be used as an oil serum for it’s antioxidants
Melissa Day Cream – for sensitive combination skin, oily t-zone, normal/dry cheeks
Rose Day Cream Light – for normal or sensitive skin, usually recommended for a younger skin, up to around 35
Quince Day Cream – for normal skin, the cooling and soothing properties of quince
Rose Day Cream – for normal, dry, sensitive, mature skin
Toned Day Cream – tinted moisturiser for normal, dry, sensitive or mature skin
Revitalising Day Cream – for normal, dry, mature/pallid skin
Regenerating Serum & Regenerating Day Cream – specific support for firming a maturing skin

Make-up: Dr. Hauschka do a full range of make-up, natural and organic products that offer both colour and care.

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Evening:

1) ‘Compress and Hydrate’ skin to soften the pores in readiness for cleansing. Use a small amount of Rose Nurturing Bath Essence in the water. If you feel you need something more relaxing in readiness for bedtime, you may prefer to use Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence and Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence provides a refreshing wake-up for your morning ‘compress and hydrate’.

2) Soothing Cleansing Milk – gentle and effective make-up and eye make-up remover, cleanses the skin from the days dust and dirt in readiness for the night time elimination activity of your skin.

3) Toner or 30 night treatment with a Rhythmic Conditioner ampoule

We don’t recommend the use of night cream, sleeping isn’t ageing and it’s elimination time for your skin, heavy and occlusive night creams impede this natural process. After 30 days you’ll need no more convincing – see our Skin Facts…

Click on play for The Power of Night Video
Click on play for The Power of Night Video

This is your weekly routine, so repeat until you reach your 30th evening. By which time your skin will be deep cleansed, nourished, more even toned, soft and radiant and will have gone through a detox from synthetic chemical, petro-chemical ingredients.

Skin will always love you for additional care…

We recommend a once a week home treatment:

1) Cleanse
2) Clarifying Steam Bath
3) Clarifying Clay Mask
4) followed by a Cream Mask of your choice, use around eye contour too as an eye mask

Instructions for your DIY Home Spa Treatment

1. Compress and hydrate your skin, cleanse with Soothing Cleansing Milk, remove with the warm, moist Dr. Hauschka organic cotton Compress Cloth.

2. Place 1 heaped teaspoon of Clarifying Clay Mask in a small container in readiness.

3. Dilute two teaspoons of Clarifying Steam Bath with 500ml of steaming water in a large bowl and place on a hard surface. Lean over the bowl, covering the head with towel, and steam for 5-10 minutes. Follow with Clarifying Clay Mask.

Note: If you don’t wish to steam, then you may do this step with Clarifying Steam Bath and ‘Compress and Hydrate’ instead.

4. While your skin is still warm and moist mix 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons of water (I use the Clarifying Steam Bath water) to the Clarifying Clay Mask in the small container. The consistency you want is spreadable, not too thin because it will drip off your face and not too pasty.

5. Apply Clarifying Clay Mask to your face and neck excluding eye contour area ideally with a mask brush, even a pastry brush would do at a push, otherwise your fingers. Apply from the centre of the face outwards. We always work in the direction of lymph flow. Allow to dry, it’s no longer active once dry.

Tip: Watch where the Clarifying Clay Mask dries first. That’s a good indication that particular area of your face is dehydrated. Are you missing that area with your day care? Do you need a richer day care product?
Tip: Watch where the Clarifying Clay Mask dries first. That’s a good indication that particular area of your face is dehydrated. Are you missing that area with your day care? Do you need a richer day care product?

6. To remove, I find using the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge the easiest, but a non white face flannel will do, moistened with the now lukewarm facial steam water. Remove easily by moistening the dry mask first, then wiping.

7. Now apply your Cream Mask (Revitalising, Hydrating, Firming or Soothing Mask) including the eye contour area, as an eye mask.

8. Leave on for at least 30 minutes to absorb. I leave mine on for most of the evening so it can absorb as long as possible. Remove Cream Mask with a warm moist Compress Cloth before bedtime.

9. Apply the contents of a Renewing Night Conditioner ampoule. If you are new to Renewing Night Conditioner ampoules, flick the top to ensure all liquid is in the bottom of the ampoule, then using a towel break off the glass top. Pour 1/2 the contents into the palm of one hand, spread between the palms of the hands and quickly press into the skin and repeat with the balance of the liquid. Apply nothing further to your skin. It’s bedtime.

Note: We do not recommend any heat or steam for a rosacea skin condition – use tepid water for a Compress & Hydrate instead. 

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Optimum skin care and a radiant, healthy, balanced skin is about using the highest quality natural and organic face and body products and embracing Dr. Hauschka Daily Skin Rituals!

Eat fresh, nutritious food and drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. Get 8 hours sleep and put measures in place if you’re stressed – a state of relaxation, happiness and laughter is good for your skin. A 30 minute daily walk in the fresh air is good for your body and your soul – in nature if you can.

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Blending products for optimum results

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We’ve said it before – you’re unique, your skin is unique, your skin is dynamic and therefore always changing, sometimes you need to blend differing products to achieve optimum results.

Some of our favourite morning blends:

For a Mature Skin
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Regenerating Serum
Regenerating Day Cream

For a Combination Skin, oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks, sensitive, occasional break-outs
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
If oily t-zone is particularly oily, you may wish to apply 2 drops Clarifying Day Oil on the oily area to assist with regulating oil production
Melissa Day Cream
Cover Stick, treat and heal pimple product

For a Sensitive Skin
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
Quince Day Cream – cooling and soothing or Rose Day Cream – strengthening, or mix either with Tinted Day Cream (formerly Toned Day Cream) as brown tones help to hide redness in the skin

For Hypersensitive Skin
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
Quince Day Cream or Rose Day Cream blended with Soothing Mask

For a Dry Skin that also needs firming
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Regenerating Serum
Revitalising Day Cream (formerly: Moisturising Day Cream) – our lightest moisturiser but most activating for the sebaceous glands.
Need more protection: Add Rose Day Cream
Skin looking pallid, need more warm tones: Add Tinted Day Cream (formerly: Toned Day Cream)

Your skin needs ultra protection and an antioxidant boost
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Rose Day Cream blended with Clarifying Day Oil (formerly: Normalising Day Oil)

For an extremely Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Use Hydrating Mask as your day cream until condition improves
Alternatively: Blend Revitalising Day Cream (formerly: Moisturising Day Cream) with Hydrating Mask or in winter you may prefer Rose Day Cream blended with Hydrating Mask

For an Oily Skin prone to acne
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
Clarifying Day Oil (formerly: Normalising Day Oil) and mix with a little Revitalising Mask (formerly: Rejuvenating Mask) for helping to heal pimple scarring and refine pores
Cover Stick, treat and conceal pimple product

For Skin that needs a ‘Pick Me Up’
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Blend Revitalising Mask (formerly: Rejuvenating Mask) with your usual day cream for one month

Just let me know any skin conditions I may have missed… 🙂

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The Truth About Exfoliating

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How often do you read advice that you should be exfoliating?

Plenty, but not from us, that’s for sure.

So called exfoliating ‘beauty treatments’ include dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, AHA/BHA peels, plus of course there’s numerous harsh exfoliants on the market; grains, brushes, acids and so forth. Many exfoliating ‘grain’ products are made from plastics that will be floating around in our water for hundreds of years to come.

Harsh interference with the top layer of your skin gives you much more likelihood of sun damage, dryness, irritation, redness and sensitivity.

Our skin has an acid mantle, the reason for this is bacteria don’t like an acid environment, so it’s also important to preserve the pH of your skin using products that respect rather than disrupt this protection.

The top layer of your skin, the epidermis, is extremely thin. Any harsh acidic or scrubbing action is going to be damaging. Those dead cells are there for a reason, protecting the young cells coming through on a natural 28 day skin cell cycle. They’re also helping to keep moisture in.

We educate that you must treat your skin in a loving and gentle manner. It has to last you a lifetime!

Cleansing Cream in your morning skin care ritual will be removing dead cells that are ready to slough off in a very gentle manner, as will your weekly Cleansing Clay Mask. Nothing more than that is needed for healthy, balanced and radiant skin.

And yes, your skin can still feel incredibly soft without any harsh exfoliants whatsoever. Just incorporate Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll into your daily regime. This method softens the pores of your skin resulting in a much deeper cleanse, using less product BTW, and in softer skin.

Then always complete your cleanse with a cool water splash or hold a cool compress to your skin for a moment or two. 

Why? Because this simple technique activates a minute muscle alongside the hair follicle causing it to contract which assists in removing any last remaining dirt, result is also a softening effect.

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Video: Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll

Compress Kit
Contents: 100% Organic unbleached Cotton Compress – extra large to retain warmth, Bath Essence 10ml, our Complete Guide to Cleansers, Toners & Moisturisers. RRP $26

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Skin Care During Menopause

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During menopause skin is likely to experience changes. Hot flushes may be so problematic that using warming Rose products such as Rose Day Cream and/or Firming Mask may no longer be appropriate for this stage. Products with cooling properties or don’t specifically warm your skin are:

Regenerating Serum & Regenerating Day Cream
Quince Day Cream
Rejuvenating Mask
Moisturising Day Cream

Toned Day Cream – the original BB cream – is a great alternative too. As we age our skin becomes a little pallid, so Toned Day Cream puts the warm tones back into your skin, helps to even skin tone and provides plenty of moisture.

Some women experience severe break-outs for the first time in their life during menopause. So skin care needs to change to reflect this. Cover Stick is a must product for treating and healing any pimples as quickly as possible. Rejuvenating Mask is also highly recommended twice weekly. If you’ve been using Moisturising Day Cream, you may find this product too active for your sebaceous glands during this time of transition.

Other women experience extreme dryness (lack of oil) and/or dehydration (lack of water). Use Moisturising Mask twice weekly for a boost. You may also use Moisturising Mask as your daily moisturiser until condition improves. We also recommend light Moisturising Day Cream to activate a dry skin to produce more oil. Hydration plumps the skin so drinking your 6-8 glasses of water a day is extremely important.

Include specific support for your skin with Intensive Treatment 05 for Menopausal Skin.

Intensive Treatment 05 for Menopausal Skin
Specialised care for skin during menopause

Please note: change of name soon to Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin

Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatments are formulated for skin that has lost its natural balance and requires focused care. Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin balances hormonally related skin changes while supporting your skin’s natural processes of renewal. The appearance of blotchiness and spots is diminished for a calm, even complexion.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of Daisy and Rose work with gemstones Argentite, Ruby powder and Black Cohosh to revitalise dull, lifeless skin and reduce the appearance of redness and irregular pigmentation.

Black Cohosh is well known for its use during menopause. Its rhizomes survive the winter, and it is these life-bearing rootstocks that are processed. They are much appreciated in particular during the phase of change surrounding the menopause. The Black Cohosh extract in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products is prepared using our own special rhythmic process.

Rubies are red gemstones, so fitting with our homeopathic guidelines of like treats like, red treats redness. Ruby has a harmonising effect on the skin helping to reduce the appearance of redness and blotchiness. Rubies are one of the oldest traditional healing stones.

Argentite is a bluish-grey-to-black silver mineral with a metallic sheen. In combination with the other ingredients in Intensive Treatment 05, Argentite supports the skin’s own processes of renewal.

Use:
Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Intensive Treatments should be used as a 28 day entire treatment in the one bottle, to be used instead of a Toner. Intensive Treatments work most effectively when used four times a year as a stimulus. After morning and evening cleansing, mist 4-5 pumps onto the face, neck and décolleté then gently press into the skin.

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If you feel your skin has changed and you would like to discuss your skin concerns and update your product prescription to ensure you are using the optimum products for this time of transition give Fay, Manager at Dr. Hauschka Discovery Centre a call or send her an email.

The Dr.Hauschka Discovery Centre 
641 Darling Street, Rozelle Sydney NSW 2039.
Phone: (02) 9818 6119 
Email: discovery@drhauschka.com.au

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday Closed

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Know what your skin needs

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You are proudly unique, so is our skin care

Don’t feel you need to keep using exactly the same products, your skin is dynamic. Skin conditions change with the seasons, hormones including pregnancy and post natal transitions, age, lifestyle factors, week day and weekend differing environmental conditions and so forth.

Personally I use Regenerating Serum and Regenerating Day Cream during the week and usually Rose Day Cream, Quince Day Cream or Toned Day Cream in the weekend. If we’re out walking I’ll use Rose Day Cream with a little Normalising Day Oil in a protective and antioxidant rich blend, along with super protective Eye Contour Day Balm and Lip Balm.

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Which products are going to be best for your skin?
Trial size minis are ideal because that gives you the freedom to try quite a few day care products and see how your skin feels.

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You may like to read a more detailed blog about the benefits of each day care product…‘Which product is the optimum choice for you?”

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Product Blends
Mix products in the palms of our hands prior to application depending on your skin’s requirement. If I don’t have Toned Day Cream I’ll mix in a little Translucent Bronze Tint to give my skin warm tones. If my skin is feeling dry, I’ll mix a small amount of Moisturising Mask with my Day Care, and if my skin feels like it just needs a boost I’ll mix a little Rejuvenating Mask with my Day Care.

A particularly beneficial blend for a ‘parched’ dry/dehydrated skin is: Rose Day Cream + Moisturising Mask.

A dry skin that also needs firming: Regenerating Serum + Moisturising Day Cream.

A protective blend against a harsh environment is: Rose Day Cream + Normalising Day Oil, which in this instance you would be using as an oil based serum, to give your skin anti-oxidants and nourishing oils.

A beneficial blend for a parched dry/dehydrated skin is: Rose Day Cream + Moisturising Mask

A blend to help even skin tone, give warmth to a pallid skin and a moisture boost is: Rose Day Cream + Toned Day Cream. If your skin is more normal than dry, then Rose Day Cream + Translucent Bronzing Tint.

Mix a little Rejuvenating Mask + Rose Day Cream Light for a younger skin with blemishes, to soothe and to help heal new scarring from pimples.

A blend to kick start the skin’s own ability to produce oil and to protect is: Moisturising Day Cream + Rose Day Cream
Please note: Moisturising Day Cream is our lightest moisturiser, yet most activating to the sebaceous glands. Moisturising Day Cream is not recommended if there’s any likelihood of pimples or a sensitive skin because it’s so active.

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Quick Reference

Do you have even-toned, well-balanced skin?
Normal Skin
Quince Day Cream

Is your skin reddened, blotchy and easily irritated?
Sensitive Skin
Rose Day Cream/Rose Day Cream Light/Quince Day Cream

Does your skin tend to be dehydrated, lacklustre and feel tight?
Dry, Dehydrated Skin
Rose Day Cream/Moisturising Day Cream

Has your skin lost elasticity, more fine lines and wrinkles?
Mature Skin
Regenerating Serum, Regenerating Day Cream

Is your T-zone oily while your cheeks are dry and reddened?
Sensitive/Combination Skin
Melissa Day Cream

Is your skin reddened, blotchy and easily irritated?
Combination Skin
Normalising Day Oil & Moisturising Day Cream Or Normalising Day Oil & Rose Day Cream Light

Does your skin have blemishes, large pores and become oily quickly?
Blemished, Oily Skin
Normalising Day Oil

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15 Top Foods for Healthy Skin

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Choose natural nutritious quality foods, preferably organic and as little as possible processing for a healthy skin.

1) Salmon, wild salmon and cold smoked preferably, or other oily fish. Oily fish such as salmon, trout or herring contain at least twice as many calories as white fish. They are all rich in protein, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B12 and D. Tinned tuna retains vitamins but is low in EFA’s due to the removal of the oil.

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2) Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are exactly that, they’re essential for good skin health, indeed good body health. Omega 3 & 6 EFAs are found in LSA – Linseed (aka Flaxseed) or LSC – Linseed (aka Flaxseed) Sunflower Seeds and Chia. EFAs are sensitive to oxygen, light and heat is detrimental to EFAs so make sure your pack has an oxygen absorber and store in the fridge. Sprinkle on your breakfast Bircher muesli or put a dessertspoon full into your breakfast smoothie along with frozen banana, frozen berries, coconut water, leafy greens and raw brown rice protein powder for a great start to the day.

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3) Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity, they’re also a source of copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. Almonds and Brazils are other skin favouring nuts.

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4) Green Tea contains polyphenols which have anti-inflammatory properties and it also has anti-oxidant qualities.

5) Avocado is rich in B complex vitamins, potassium, anti-oxidants and good fats.

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6) Dark Chocolate contains high levels of flavonoids, a potent type of antioxidant. Everything in moderation though!

7) Carotenoids, the antioxidants in yellow and orange fruit and veg can decrease skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

8) All foods that are rich Vitamins A, C & E – these are the skin healers, so think Carrots for pro Vitamin A, fresh seasonal fruit for Vitamin C and Wheatgerm is a rich source of Vitamin E.

 

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Skin Tip: Mix Rose Day Cream with a couple of drops of Clarifying Day Oil for a topical anti-oxidant rich Vitamin A, C & E blend.

9) Drink a latte with soy milk or eat edamame. Soy contains minerals and proteins that have been shown to reduce pigmentation.

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10) Oats, the less processed the better and preferably organic. Oats are high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, B vitamins, protein and more.

11) Millet is rich in silica, which is vital for healthy skin, hair, teeth, eyes and nails.

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12) Leafy greens. Watercress is full of vitamins A and C, kale contains a full range of vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K, as well as potent levels of manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, protein, folate and phosphorus. Green smoothies are an excellent way to increase your green uptake.

13) Beetroot are particularly high in vitamin A, as well as potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E, which is essential for epidermal health and healing. Combined, these nutrients make a powerful all-round body cleanser, helping to eliminate toxins from the body.

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14) Steady blood sugar levels and skin health may be linked. Opt for brown, wholegrain, low GI foods like brown rice. A portion a day not only provides a rich source of B vitamins, protein, selenium and magnesium, as well as several antioxidants.

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15) All berries are anti-oxidant packed.

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Conditioners and Intensive Treatments

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Renewing Night Conditioner
Advanced night care
For all skin conditions

Renewing Night Conditioner provides powerful oil-free night care for all skin conditions. This unique blend of rhythmitised ingredients enables your skin to complete its natural regeneration processes for night-time renewal: dry skin is encouraged to retain oil and moisture; sensitive skin is soothed; oily, blemished skin is calmed and balanced.

Highly recommended for new Dr. Hauschka customers that are in transition from the conventional idea of night cream use. Also for any times of transition: seasons, particularly the most transitional seasons of autumn and spring, post natal skin support or any major changes where your skin will need additional support.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of witch hazel, madonna lily and silver, along with precious rose, bryophyllum, marsh mallow and sunflower support the skin’s essential night-time tasks of cleansing, balancing and renewal.

 

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Sensitive Care Conditioner
Advanced care for sensitive skin

Sensitive Care Conditioner is specially formulated to care for sensitive, red or irritated skin, and skin prone to couperose. Also recommended for a sun stressed skin.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of gemstones pearl (the result of the oysters irritation), artemesia and malachite have a cooling effect on skin, reducing the appearance of redness, couperose, rosacea and enlarged capillaries.

Conditioner Use
Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Conditioners should be used one ampoule each evening for 28 nights in place of a toner. Apply nightly, after evening cleansing.

We recommend one 28-day cycle of Renewing Night Conditioner per year for each decade of life (for example 3 times a year at the age of 30). Flick contents to the bottom of the ampoule, break top off using a towel and empty contents into cupped hand. Press gently and evenly to skin until the solution has been fully absorbed – include eyes, lips, earlobes, neck and décolleté.

 

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Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
Specialised care for blemished skin
For very oily or blemished teenage skin

Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25) offers intensive care for skin prone to spots and blemishes during puberty.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of daisy and nasturtium with the gemstone rhodochrosite act quickly to balance the skin. Witch hazel and rhythmitised silver balance moisture content and stabilise skin, minimising the appearance of breakouts.

 

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Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
Specialised care for blemished skin
For very oily or blemished adult skin.

Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+) is formulated for adult skin prone to inflammation and blemishes.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of sage and mercurialis with the gemstone peridot act quickly to balance the skin. Witch hazel and rhythmitised chicory balance moisture content and stabilise skin, minimising the appearance of breakouts. Intensive Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+) gives adult skin the power to re-discover a fine-pored, clear complexion.

 

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Soothing Intensive Treatment
Specialised care for hypersensitive skin
For hypersensitive, reactive, stressed skin

Soothing Intensive Treatment works quickly to calm and fortify irritated, reactive skin, minimising the appearance of stress related blemishes and fortifying the skin’s natural resilience.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of botanical extracts of anthyllis and bryophyllum work with gemstone black tourmaline to calm, soften and stabilise stressed, reactive skin.

 

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Regenerating Intensive Treatment
Specialised care for supporting a mature skin
For mature skin

Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatments are formulated for skin that has lost its natural balance and requires focused care. Regenerating Intensive Treatment is an activating intensive care product for skin prone to wrinkles and dryness.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of madonna lily, gingko and hawthorn work with gemstones blue tourmaline, amber and gold to support your skin’s natural processes of renewal.

 

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Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
Specialised care for skin during menopause

Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatments are formulated for skin that has lost its natural balance and requires focused care. Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin balances hormonally related skin changes while supporting your skin’s natural processes of renewal. The appearance of blotchiness and spots is diminished for a calm, even complexion.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of daisy and rose work with gemstones argentite, ruby powder and black cohosh to revitalise dull, lifeless skin and reduce the appearance of redness and irregular pigmentation.

 

Intensive Treatments Use:

Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Intensive Treatments should be used for 28 days, morning and night, in place of Toner. Intensive Treatments work most effectively when used four times a year as a stimulus. After morning and evening cleansing, mist 4-5 pumps onto the face, neck and décolleté then gently press into the skin. One bottle should provide a full 28-day course.

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Key Ingredient: Field Horsetail

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Description
So delicate and yet so scratchy; so hard that people used to polish their pewter with it, but so brittle that it breaks easily; the field horsetail is among the most ancient plants. Around 350 million years ago, in the Carboniferous period, together with ferns and club moss it formed huge forests. However, while horsetails in the Carboniferous era grew to a height of 30 metres, their modern counterparts reach only a modest 30 to 40 centimetres and live on damp, arable land, the edges of meadows, wasteland and banks. Sharp side shoots that resemble pine needles grow in whorls from the grooved main stem. Stems and side shoots consist of several jointed segments which give the appearance of being stacked. The joints are enclosed in much reduced, finely toothed leaves which clasp the stem like cuffs. The stems can be easily broken off at the joints. The largest part of the horsetail is subterranean: most of the stems grow horizontally under the ground, where they branch widely. The roots themselves are unremarkable. In winter the horsetail withdraws entirely into its underground parts. It is a spore-bearing plant, i.e. it does not flower but develops cone-like structures which contain the spores. The separate, cone-bearing stems are brownish in colour and appear in early spring. They are followed a few weeks later by branched, sterile green stems.

Uses
Horsetail promotes diuresis without flushing out excessive sodium and potassium ions at the same time. For this reason it has an important role to play in elimination therapies, for example for cleansing the blood or in cases of renal and efferent urinary tract catarrh. It is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic complaints and swollen legs caused by metabolic disorders.

Due to its high content of water-soluble silicic acid horsetail has an astringent, restorative effect on the connective tissue. Preparations of horsetail applied externally stimulate the skin’s metabolism and have a firming, strengthening and cleansing effect on the connective tissue. This is particularly important where the tissue is slack, the skin poorly supplied with blood and blemished, and the hair and nails brittle. Horsetail baths are excellent in cases of vascular disorders, swelling, chilblains and poorly healing wounds.

Interesting Facts
The scientific name Equisetum derives from the Latin equus = horse and seta = animal hair and describes the stiff stalks of the horsetail. The species name arvense comes from the Latin word arva = field. The English name Field Horsetail is thus a direct translation from the Latin.

The mighty forests of the ancestors of the horsetail in the Carboniferous era have been transformed over millions of years into coal and today make up coal reserves.

Horsetail became famous for its blood-staunching properties. The Roman scholar Pliny the Elder (23–79) asserted that just holding horsetail in your hand was enough to staunch a bleed. For a long time the horsetail suffered neglect, but Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897) revived interest in it and used it to heal wounds and treat rheumatism and gout.

Conventional farming views the field horsetail as a weed to be attacked with herbicides if it becomes too widespread. However, it only gets out of control if the ground has been compressed by heavy machinery or poor husbandry. Gardeners working in accordance with biodynamic principles, in contrast, welcome field horsetail. They use it to prepare aqueous extracts with which they treat their cultures. The silicic acid firms the surface of leaves, giving them protection against mildew, for instance.

Field horsetail is not only useful in medicine and personal care: the cone-bearing stems which sprout in spring and are the first signs of horsetail growth are edible. They can be made into soups, salads, omelettes and savoury puddings. However, anyone wanting to harvest them must be able to distinguish field horsetail from its very poisonous relative, the marsh horsetail.

Green horsetail stems can be used to dye wool and eggs a yellowish-green colour. The silicic acid in these sterile shoots makes the surface of the horsetail so hart that it can be used to polish metal: pewter, aluminium and copper gleam. Makers of fine woodwork and instrument makers also use this natural sandpaper to smooth fine woods.

The Plant at Dr. Hauschka
Ash from burned horsetail contains an exceptional amount – up to 67% – of silicic acid, the oxidised form of silicon, and keeps the shape of the plant like an impression after burning. Silicic acid is a main constituent of many minerals, including rock crystal, amethyst and rose quartz, and is of course best known as glass. Silicic acid lends structure and has a strong relationship with light. This makes horsetail a light plant, while its air tube system makes it an air plant and it also has a close connection with the element water, which it takes up through its widely branching roots. This last makes it an indicator plant for water build-up. Horsetail gives structure to water and as a medicinal plant can pass on this ability. By regulating the body’s water levels and stimulating kidney function it increases elimination and cleansing and thus has a beneficial effect on joints, connective tissue and skin.

WALA produces the field horsetail extracts used in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care using a special rhythmic process. These extracts are found in Dr.Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil, Moor Lavender Body Oil, Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser, Lavender Sandalwood Body Moisturiser, Regenerating Eye Cream, Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream, Regenerating Day Cream and Regenerating Body Cream.

Are you doing it right?

Are you cleansing correctly?

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Back to Basics – Cleansing

1) Make your cleansing products last longer
2) Accomplish a deeper cleanse
3) Achieve softer skin without the use of harsh exfoliants

Correct cleansing is using gentle and effective products that respect your skin’s natural pH and hydrolipid layer, leaving your skin comfortable and balanced as well as supporting our no night cream stance, as opposed to overly alkaline cleansers, lathering cleansers and harsh exfoliants which all disrupt the skin.

Why does Dr. Hauschka promote a different cleanser for morning and evening?
Because your skin has differing cleansing needs at each end of the day.  Deep cleanse with Cleansing Cream in the morning after the night time elimination activity of the skin and to prepare your skin for Toner and Day Care. Cleansing Milk is used in the evening to remove make-up, eye make-up and the dirt and dust that your skin picks up during the day.

What’s the purpose of Compressing and Hydrating?
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1) Prepares your skin for cleansing, softening the pores
2) Enables much more economical use of your cleansers
3) Impurities are more easily removed
4) Leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated, soft and more deeply cleansed

Cleansing Cream
For all skin conditions

Cleansing Cream gently exfoliates, fortifies and refreshes, while retaining the skin’s natural hydrolipid barrier.  This formulation uses the highest quality medicinal plant extracts of calendula, chamomile and anthyllis, creamy sweet almond meal, to cleanse, balance and revitalise skin to minimise the appearance of pores.

Cleansing Milk
For all skin conditions

Cleansing Milk  removes make-up and eye make-up.  Special fermented grain extract nourishes and protects leaving the skin feeling pampered, comfortable and velvety smooth.

Bath Essences
Immerse yourself in an aromatic journey during compressing and hydrating your skin prior to cleansing.
Rose Nurturing Bath Essence* harmonises and nourishes
Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence* soothes and protects
Almond Soothing Bath Essence calms and balances
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence firms and refreshes
Sage Purifying Bath Essence refreshing and cleansing
*Milky composition

Dr. Hauschka Morning Ritual
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1) Compress and hydrate the skin 
Place a capful of Bath Essence in a basin of hand hot water, place compress, squeeze excess water and hold to your skin and repeat.
Note: Compress is large to help retain heat, fold.
2) Cleansing Cream
Squeeze 1-2cm of product into the palms of your hands, moisten with water and mix to an emulsion, not a paste, and apply with ‘press and roll’ technique and thoroughly rinse.
3) Cool Compress
Or splash your skin with cool water, this simple technique contracts a tiny muscle beside the hair follicle helping to remove any remaining dirt, helping to make your skin feel softer.

Evening Ritual is the same, but replace Cleansing Cream with Cleansing Milk.

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Eye Care + lip lines tip

From left: Eye Contour Day Balm, Daily Revitalising Eye Cream, Regenerating Eye Cream
From left: Eye Contour Day Balm, Daily Revitalising Eye Cream, Regenerating Eye Cream

Eye care should be a part of your day time skin care ritual. Never night time, as it’s just as likely to cause puffy eyes in the morning.

These are all concentrated products so only use a small amount, around a rice size, and warm between your two ring fingers and lightly apply with dabbing motion all around the eye contour. As with your day cream, leave time for thorough absorption prior to make-up application.

Daily Revitalising Eye Cream is light and rapidly absorbs and is perfectly suitable if you’re wearing eye make-up. Pineapple, Marsh Mellow and Calendula have a revitalising, calming effect, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Regenerating Eye Cream visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles with antioxidant rich Red Clover, Acerola Berries and Sea Buckthorn, Birch Leaf, Quince Seed and precious Borage Seed Oil rich in gamma-linolenic acid.

Tip: Use the residue on your finger tips from Regenerating Eye Cream application to also apply around your lips giving another area prone to wrinkles a boost. Lip Balm is another product to visibly reduce fine lines around the mouth.

Eye Contour Day Balm is our ultra protective eye product that leaves skin soft as silk. It must be thoroughly warmed between your two ring fingers prior to application to melt the waxes.

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Foundation Application

1) After your morning cleanse with Cleansing Cream and your shower and while your skin is still warm close eyes and mist Toner, then warm your Moisturiser between the palms of both hands and apply to your face which should still be moist from Toner, to ensure even and economical application of your day care and to assist with absorption.

2) Now give your Moisturiser time to fully absorb into your skin. Go and have a cuppa, breakfast, get dressed etc.

3) Foundation will not apply evenly if your Moisturiser has not fully absorbed, nor will you get good coverage.

4) Apply Translucent Powder Loose or Illuminating Powder to set your foundation.

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Sensitive Skin

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A sensitive skin requires gentle skin care that also strengthens the condition towards a balanced and healthy skin.

How do I determine a Sensitive Skin Condition?

Redness, blotchy, thin skin. Possibly accompanied by permanently red cheek/nose region (visible capillaries), itching, flakiness. A skin that reacts easily.

Dr. Hauschka and Sensitive Skin

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is particularly suited to a sensitive skin due to the gentle and strengthening nature of our products that are formulated to bring balance back to an unbalanced skin.

Often such a sensitive skin condition has come about through the use of overly harsh exfoliating products and/or lathering, overly alkaline cleansing products.

Dr. Hauschka product prescriptions are not black and white. Your particular skin condition is as uniquely individual as you are, therefore we always recommend having a facial treatment and seek advice from a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician for the optimum product prescription and daily regime. This is particularly so with a sensitive skin.

Recommended Daily Ritual

Morning:
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum – if you also require support for a maturing skin
Day Cream*

Evening:
Cleansing Milk
Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum – if required

Toner:
We recommend Clarifying Toner for a sensitive skin because it contains Daisy which is anti-inflammatory and Echinacea for its anti-bacterial properties. Often a sensitive skin’s protection has been compromised with flakiness.

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*Day Cream:
Some sensitive skins also carry heat. If that’s the case look to day care with cooling properties such as Quince or Regenerating, Rose has warming properties.

Rose Day Cream Light: suitable for a sensitive skin
Rose Day Cream: suitable for a dry, sensitive skin, and contains St. John’s wort which is calming
Melissa Day Cream is specifically formulated for a Sensitive Combination (oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks) skin
Quince Day Cream: usually recommended for a normal skin however the cooling and soothing properties of quince make it also an option for a sensitive skin
Toned Day Cream: our tinted moisturiser that’s suitable for a sensitive skin and also helps to conceal redness and even skin tone. For a skin that’s more on the dry side.
Regenerating Serum and/or Regenerating Day Cream are formulated to support a maturing sensitive skin

Extra Care

We highly recommend Soothing Mask as a twice a week mask treatment however it may be used also as a day time moisturiser to sooth and balance a hypersensitive skin or simply to give skin a helping hand boost for a month.

A skin cell cycle is 28-30 days and mirroring this rhythm we also highly recommend a 30 night treatment of Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive, one ampoule per evening and instead of Toner to strengthen and calm a sensitive skin.

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If your skin requires more support than Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive we would then recommend Intensive Treatment 03 a one bottle/one month treatment for a hypersensitive and/or stressed skin condition.

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12 Steps to a Radiant Skin

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For a balanced and healthy skin!

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1) Drink warm water and lemon juice every morning on waking to help keep your skin clear. Even better to add a little organic apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in as well!
Resolve to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

Lemon Tip: When lemons are in season juice plenty and freeze small amounts in ice cubes. Pop an ice cube in a cup at night so it’s quick and easy for the morning.

Hydration Tip: A small amount of apple juice with your glasses of water assists hydration.

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2) Compress and Hydrate your skin prior to cleansing for a much deeper cleanse. Skin will feel silky soft and you will be using cleansing products much more economically too.

Compress & Hydrate, Press & Roll Video

Compress Kit

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3) Remember to complete both morning and evening cleanse with a cool compress or a cool splash.

Why?
This simple technique contracts a tiny muscle beside the hair follicle, thus helping to wash away any remaining dirt or make-up and keeps your skin soft, without having to use harsh exfoliants which disrupt your 28-30 day skin cell cycle which just renders your skin more prone to sensitivities and sun damage. Those outer cells are important protectors and should only naturally slough off when they’re ready.

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4) Once a week give your skin a Facial Steam Bath and Cleansing Clay Mask treatment for the deepest cleanse to keep your skin looking clear and healthy. I think a Sunday night works well for this treatment, helps to keep me in the habit too.

Tip: Use Cleansing Sponge to re-moisten Cleansing Clay Mask after it’s dried, it’s no longer active once dry, then the Mask will be removed easily and efficiently with Cleansing Sponge.

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5) After Facial Steam Mask and Cleansing Clay Mask apply a Cream Mask, which absorbs into the skin particularly well at this time. Cream Mask application should be done a second time during each week.

Tip: For your second Cream Mask application during the week. Cleanse nice early in the evening, apply Cream Mask, remembering with this mask you also apply around eye contour as an ‘eye mask’ as well. Leave on as long as possible, removing with a warm, moist cloth before bed.

Cream Masks:
Rejuvenating Mask – benefits all skin conditions, refining pores and making a noticeable difference
Moisturising Mask – Dryness or dehydration, may also be used as a day cream also for ‘parched’ dry skin
Soothing Mask – Sensitive, red, irritated skin, also helpful to use a day cream for rosacea
Firming Mask – a warming mask with the power of rose in all it’s forms to firm and tone

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6)  Adhere to Daily Rituals…

Morning Ritual
Cleanse with Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum (if appropriate)
Day Care to balance, regulate, nourish and protect skin against the elements

Evening Ritual
Cleanse with Cleansing Milk
Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum (if appropriate)

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7)  Never use heavy, occlusive face night creams that impede your skin’s night time functions nor use eye creams overnight as that usually just results in puffy eyes in the morning.

Read more about our no night cream stance in our Dr. Hauschka Skin Facts here…

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8) Complete a 30 night treatment with Rhythmic Night Conditioner instead of Toner at least in the two most transitional seasons of autumn and spring. Ideally one treatment each season. A skin cell cycle is 28-30 days

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9) We recommend a Classic Facial Treatment with a Dr. Hauschka Trained Esthetician at the beginning of the year to check in with your skin condition/concerns and receive an updated product prescription to ensure you’re investing in the best products and regime for optimum results.

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Skin is dynamic, it changes with age, the seasons, lifestyle factors, hormonal influences such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, post natal and menopause. I even use different day care in the week from the weekend, because my environment is different.

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10) Treat yourself to natural and organic Body Products too that will nourish your skin and your senses, providing moisture and aromatic support.

The skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s semi-permeable, so yes, only natural and organic body care as well as face care.

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11) At the beginning of the year do a Make-up Clean-up and during the year attend a Dr. Hauschka Make-up Event to learn if you have cool toned or warm toned skin, to ensure you’re buying colours that best suit you. Learn application techniques and try out a new look.

In store Events for Skin Care Consultation and/or Make-up run from February to November each year and they’re advertised in our e-Newsletter and on Facebook. 

Tip: Remember mascara should be thrown out after 3 months, natural or otherwise, for hygiene reasons. New one beginning of January, April, July & October.

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12)  Clean your make-up brushes every second week. Hygiene with skin care is so important. And Dr. Hauschka make-up is colour as well as care for your skin.

Good quality brushes give you a professional, long-lasting make-up. Look after this investment and they will last years and years.

Tip: Always lay your brushes flat after cleaning to dry. If they are standing upwards they don’t hold their shape as well and moisture gets into the glue.

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Décolleté TLC

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Many beautiful dresses and tops have a low cut that highlights the décolleté or shows off a beautiful necklace. If you have hips, a wide, deep neckline helps to balance your figure too.

So why do so many women completely forget to care for this area when it comes to their regular skin care routine?

Most likely in our busy lives, it’s just not top of mind.

The skin on the décolleté area is often more sensitive than skin on other parts of our body, it’s thinner, has less elasticity and there is little fat tissue. Consequently, this skin is more likely to show signs of ageing with dryness.

Extracts of moisture-balancing marsh mallow and birch leaves are combined with isoflavone-rich red clover in an exquisite composition that moisturises and regenerates. Eight plant oils, including coconut and argan replenish, field horsetail fortifies and helps firm for a visibly smoother appearance and includes ingredients that are rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

  • Visibly diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines caused by dryness
  • Helps firm and refine skin texture and tone
  • Supports the skin’s natural processes of renewal
  • Rapidly absorbed formulation provides nourishing care
  • Rich yet gentle cream is suitable for even the most sensitive skin

Incorporate Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Day Cream into your morning skin ritual you’ll be seeing the benefits in no time at all!

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Product of the Month: Blackthorn Body Oil

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Blackthorn Body Oil’s box is labelled ‘helps to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy’, yet this is only one of Blackthorn Body Oil’s many talents, there is so much more…

This product is a brilliant choice for all women:
– Keeps skin firm and elastic
– For use in any weight loss or weight gain
– For dry skin, especially lower legs
– Blackthorn imparts a sense of vitality
– Recommended for those who are prone to back and chest acne
– For those who do not warm to Rose, Lavender or Lemon Lemongrass moisturising, they usually find Blackthorn suits them
– For the outdoors type who wishes to protect her skin from dehydration and wants to keep it firm and toned
– After waxing

And for men:
– After waxing and wants his skin toned and oiled with a fresh aroma
– For dry, scaling skin by long outdoor exposure and to ensure the skin is more resilient to external aggressors
– An older gentleman’s dry and scaly skin and who needs skin protection to prevent dryness
– Toning in weight loss or gain, for example if he has put on a little bit of weight around the stomach
– Recommended for the man who is prone to pimples and acne on back and chest

Blackthorn is mainly made from plant extracts with only a minute amount of plant essential oils for aroma.  The scent is neither overly feminine or masculine and suits the active, professional, no-nonsense personality.

For me, personally, wearing Blackthorn Body Oil helps give me more focus when productivity is required and I also find it imparts a sense of strength and vitality.  It also happens to be the Body Oil that I receive “love your perfume” compliments at my morning coffee stop!

Tip: A winning, strengthening and toning partnership is Blackthorn Body Oil mixed with Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser and applied to skin still slightly moist from the shower, for even and economical application.

Blackthorn Body Oil description:

Supple, toned skin depends upon skin elasticity. Blackthorn Body Oil offers strengthening, warming skin care for all the family. It has even proved successful during pregnancy when it is particularly important to keep skin supple to prevent pregnancy-induced stretch marks.

Blackthorn blossom and birch leaf extracts enhance skin elasticity while sun-drenched St. John’s wort and jojoba oil support the skin’s natural processes of renewal and fortification.

Formulation: Blackthorn blossoms, birch leaves and St. John’s wort are combined with sunflower oil, then carefully blended using unique rhythmic processing methods. During this phase, the mixtures are heated to 37 °C – human body temperature. They are carefully mixed in the mornings and evenings to allow the properties of the nurturing plants to be transferred to the oil.

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Blackthorn

Synonyms: Sloe, Sloe Berry
Scientific Name: Prunus spinosa
Family: Rosacea

Habitat
Blackthorn was originally a native of central Europe. Thanks to its hardiness it has become widespread and is now found from southern Sweden to the Urals, and in the moderate zones of Southwest Asia, North Africa and North America.

Constituents
Flavonoid glycosides, coumarin derivatives, tannins and bitter substances, acids, vitamin C, traces of amygdalin (cyanogenic glycoside)

Description
The dense, spreading, much-branched thorny shrub, which can reach a height of up to 3 m (9 feet), flowers from March to April in the European spring. The small white scented flowers appear before the leaves. They are usually solitary, on short stems, but cover the entire length of the branches so densely that the whole shrub is shrouded in white. In May, after the flowers, the oval, tooth-edged leaves appear, and in late summer the bluish-black plum-like fruits which have a whitish bloom and astringent green flesh. They are 1 cm in diameter, contain a stone and are only edible after the frost. The thorns, incidentally, are transformed lateral branchlets.

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Blackthorn berries

Blackthorn likes sunny hills and dry, sparse deciduous woods with chalky, deep soil. Together with other members of the rose family it often forms impenetrable thorny thickets. The light-loving blackthorn is extremely resistant to pests and regenerates quickly after cutting. It can colonise shallow soil quickly and spreads through seed dispersal by mammals and birds and by production of root suckers. Even on wind-exposed sites it defies the natural forces. So it is not surprising that it was used as pioneer wood for stabilising embankments and dry slopes and for landscaping slag heaps and wasteland, as well as for wind and snow screens. With its high value as honey plant, too, blackthorn emerges as something of an ideal shrub.

Today the fruits of the blackthorn are still used to brew warming drinks for harsh winter evenings: sloe wine and sloe gin make you feel cozy indoors while winter rages outside. Syrups, jellies and jams are also a vitamin-rich delicacy.

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Early in the spring, even before the young shoots and leaves begin to sprout, the blackthorn envelops itself in a radiant white mass of blossoms. But it is not until late in the year, when the first frosts herald the coming of winter, that the fruits ripen and become sweet. Thus, the blackthorn only hesitantly divulges its vital powers, keeps them in a certain inwardness. The flowers which have gone through the winter help the human organism to overcome the winter and to adapt its metabolism to the spring.

The vitality-bearing fruits provide strength in states of exhaustion. Elixirs of the fruit were made for use during convalescence. 

Dr.Hauschka Blackthorn Body Oil strengthens and warms the skin. With its pleasant fragrance, the harmonious composition of blackthorn blossom, birch leaves and St. John’swort firms and purifies the tissues. The skin-strengthening properties give the skin a fresh, moisturised appearance.

Gently prepared oil extracts from blackthorn blossom unfold their conditioning properties in Dr.Hauschka Hand Cream, Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser and Quince Body Moisturiser, too. Fully ripe blackthorn fruits harvested in the wild are carefully processed to essences which round off the composition of Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser, Quince Body Moisturiser and Deodorant Fresh.

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How to acheive a youthful make-up

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You just know I’m going to say this…healthy, radiant skin is the best place to start.  So if you’re not already, get on with the 30 Day Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Challenge…using exclusively Dr. Hauschka natural and organic/biodynamic preparations, our unique application methods, our daily rituals, lose the night cream, do things differently over a entire skin cell cycle, 30 days covers it, and you’ll see the improvement in texture, tone and health of your skin!  To support a maturing skin – Dr. Hauschka Regenerating range.

For a youthful make-up – think ‘less is more’!

Don’t be daunted by all the steps, I can throw this together in a mere 4-5 minutes…

After your morning ritual with Cleansing Cream, Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner and Day Cream begin…

1) Be careful with the use of Concealer under the eyes to disguise dark areas. Apply only to the inner corner and slightly blend out, we don’t want product sitting in lines. Attend to any other areas that need a little concealer too and blend out.

Bringing luminosity to the skin is your secret for uplifting the complexion.

2) Place some Translucent Make-up in your shade on the back of your hand, then also some Bronzing Fluid, mix the two together then apply all over your skin using fingertips or a foundation brush. We are preparing the ‘canvas’.

Don’t be tempted to apply foundation too thick as it’s likely to settle in any wrinkles.

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Concealer and Translucent Make-up. Limited edition Bronzing Fluid (comes in 01 for warm toned skin or 02 for cool toned skin) and our incredible Illuminating Powder!

Put the Colour back in!

Wear natural and organic, colour and care Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up as your foundation to even skin tone, protect and care for the skin. Then put the colour back in! Bronzing Powder and/or Blusher (Rouge) is a must. This is especially important as we get older as our skin can become rather pallid.

3) Apply Bronzer and/or Blusher

Tip: Easy way to apply our world wide top selling make-up item, Bronzing Powder, without all the sparkles BTW, is to use a Fan Brush and lightly run in down both sides of the face, then over forehead, tip of nose and chin. This way the subtle colour is applied in a sun kissed fashion. We also have available limited editions Cool Breeze Bronzing Palette for a Cool Toned Skin and Warm Breeze Bronzing Palette for a Warm Toned Skin.

Blusher Tip:
Smile and apply, with Dr. Hauschka Rouge Brush to the ‘apples’ of the cheeks. No 80′s style cheek bone racing stripes!

Skin Tone and Blusher Tip:
It’s helpful to know if you’re a Warm Toned Skin or a Cool Toned Skin. So if silver jewellery suits you best it’s likely you’re Cool Toned and if gold jewellery suits you best you’re Warm Toned. I love gold but the fact of the matter is I suit silver best.

Warm Toned Skin choose: Rouge Powder Soft Terracotta 04

Cool Toned Skin choose: Rouge Powder Blushing Rose 03

4) ‘Set’ your make-up with Illuminating Powder, which gives a wonderfully subtle, but noticeable luminosity to your skin.  You’ll notice in photographs as the light reflects back.

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Putting the colour back in! Top from left: Bronzing Powder Duo Cool Breeze 01, for a cool toned skin and Bronzing Powder Duo Warm Breeze 02 for a warm toned skin. Bottom from left: Bronzing Powder, Blushing Rose 03 Rouge, Soft Terracotta 04 Rouge.

The eyes have it! 

‘Must Have’ Tip: Get a magnifying mirror and set it up so when you’re doing your eye make-up you’re looking down into it.

5) Black Kajal Eye Pencil may look too harsh as we get older, although still fine for night time use, however for a day time make-up we prefer Anthracite (from the Anthracite/White Kajal Eye Pencil Duo) which is a soft black/charcoal, but not a grey.  And keep the colour very soft on the lower lash line.  All our Kajal Eye Pencils are best ‘set’ with our Eye Shadows.

6) Matte eye shadows are more flattering as we get older, so look no further than Eye Shadow Palette for a soft neutral taupe day time look or a deeper smoky eye for night time.

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Eye Shadow Palette, Liquid Liner Black, Kajal Eye Pencil Black & Anthracite/White Duo Kajal Eyeliner Pencil.

Eye Shadow tricks of the trade.

7) Keep it light in the natural valley beside your nose to bring your eyes out.  Apply a little ivory there.

8) Always, always apply your darker contour colour in the direction of outer eye, towards inner eye.  We have a tendency to apply in the other direction which may leave too much colour at the outer eye, dragging your eye down. And always apply with a good quality Eye Shadow Brush. Those sponge applicators are really only for quick touch-ups. Good tools for the job and all that!

Outer toward inner, the direction for applying contour colour, like so…

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The colours used in this pic are Peach Blossom 03 and Shady Green 06.

9) The eyebrows provide a frame for your eyes and your face.  You’re bound to find a colour in the Eye Shadow Palette that will suit, apply with an angled brush, paying special attention to any gaps. Eye brow pencils are too harsh. If your eyebrow hairs don’t sit flat on the skin use a tiny amount of warmed Eye Contour Day Balm or Lip Balm to hold them close to the skin.

10) Apply Volumising Mascara and focus on top lashes, keeping things moving upward, not downward.

11) We like Liquid Liner Black placed super close to the upper lash line for night time enhancing and elegance.

Liquid Liner Tip: Apply over Liquid Liner over Kajal Eye Pencil Black, that way the straightness of your line is softened. Much more forgiving!

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Luscious Lips!

Lip Tip: Use Lip Liner over the entire lip area, don’t use as an outline. Applying as recommended helps prevent lipstick ‘bleeding’.

12) Deep red and hot pink looks fantastic when you’re younger, but usually as we age it’s much more flattering to soften lip colour.

However, where there’s a will there’s a way…

Use translucent Pink Topaz 16 for a softer translucent hot pink. ‘Dab’ Red Quartz or Warm Red, or use a minute amount of colour on a lip brush. Use these dark colours more as a ‘lip stain’ than a lipstick then apply soft shimmer over the top with Lip Balm, which is also an excellent product for softening lines around the lips.

Lip Tip: Darker shades thin down lips, something a bit shimmery gives the illusion of fuller lips.

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From left to right: Translucent Rose 07, Violet Marble 15, Pink Topaz 16 – Lips in Violet Marble – Soft Coral 01, Warmest Red 04, Red Quartz 13

If you still need depth of colour, think about using matte, and long lasting, Violet Marble for a cool toned skin.  Then, at the cupid’s bow and mid bottom lip give more of a pout by applying something with more shimmer over the top, Rose Crystal 17 or Translucent Rose 07.

I like Soft Coral 01 for a Warm Toned Skin which has a bit of shimmer anyway.

Set your Lipstick Tip: After lippy application press a tissue across lips to remove excess colour, then dab on Illuminating Powder with the Powder Puff, then reapply Lipstick.

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Plant Profile: Argan Oil

The Argan Fruit.  Dr. Hauschka Slimline Lipsticks: 01 Glossy Chocolate, 02 Orange, 03 Hazelnut, 04 Nature Shimmer, Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream.
The Argan Fruit. Dr. Hauschka Slimline Lipsticks: 01 Glossy Chocolate, 02 Orange, 03 Hazelnut, 04 Nature Shimmer, Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream.

Goats in trees and trees in the desert! 

The mighty Argan Tree, which can reach an age of 200 years, manages to combine both spectacles. This survival artist of the Moroccan desert produces fruit which is a delicacy for goats. Inside the fruit is a large nut about 3 cm in diameter. This in turn contains between one and three drop-shaped seeds or kernels which are smaller than sunflower seeds but rich in a valuable oil.

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Sure footed goats!

Argan Oil, Morocco’s liquid gold, 20 kg of kernels are required for one litre of oil. 

A fine fragrant golden yellow oil is extracted from the kernels of the Argan Tree. The Berbers of Morocco have used it for centuries because of its unique properties which are said to be superior to those of olive oil. Its natural antioxidants are believed to have numerous positive effects on skin and health by destroying free radicals. The oil protects the skin from drying and makes it soft and supple, it is reputed to reduce wrinkles, improve brittle nails and dry hair and slow down skin ageing.

Interesting Facts

The Argan Tree is one of the oldest trees on earth. It is believed to have grown over 80 million years ago in south Morocco. The first written record is in the writings of the famous physician Ibn Al Baytar in the year 1219. Today Berber women still obtain argan oil by an ancient process. After the harvest from July to September the fruits are dried in the open air. A stone is then used to crack open the hard nuts and obtain the kernels. These are roasted over an open fire and ground to a pulp in a hand-driven stone mill. This is mixed with water to form a paste which the women then knead by hand to extract the argan oil. The dried fruit pulp and the press cake left after extraction of the oil are fed to cows and sheep. Because of its intensive use as forage for goats and camels and as firewood the argan tree population was over-exploited. Old trees died and no new trees grew to replace them, so that there was nothing left to prevent erosion. In 1998 the UNESCO declared the Argan Region, the Arganeraie, a biosphere reserve. Since 1995 the GTZ (German Association for Technical Cooperation), commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation, has been engaged in reforestation of the Argan woodlands. A subproject within the biosphere reserve are women’s cooperatives whose existence is based on the production and marketing of Argan Oil.

Dr. Hauschka Products

As precious ingredient of Dr. Hauschka Slimline Novum Lipsticks and Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream Argan Oil cares for the delicate skin of the neck and décolleté area, making it smooth and protecting it from dryness and it helps to keep our lips soft and supple in our Novum Slimline Lipsticks.

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Doing things differently…

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There’s some common questions that regularly feature for both new and existing customers. We do do things differently from the way you are likely to have been taught with conventional products.

It’s important to our team here at Dr. Hauschka Australia that you are getting the most beneficial results from your Products and our Daily Rituals and here’s how…

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1) Cleansing
We have two cleansers for your daily cleansing needs.
Why? Because your skin has differing cleansing requirements at each end of the day.

Cleansing Cream gently deep cleanses after the night time elimination activity of your skin and also prepares your skin for day time protection.

How to use:
a) Mix with water to create an emulsion, not a paste
b) Cleanse with our gentle ‘Press and Roll’ technique, do not a scrub.

See our Morning Ritual Video

Cleansing Milk is your make-up and eye make-up remover plus it cleans your skin from the dirt and dust it picks up during the day. Gentle and effective cleansing that does not disrupt the skin’s acid mantle and therefore supports our no night cream stance.

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2) Toners

Our Toners are not to be used on cotton pads, they are hydrating treatment products containing active botanicals and are different from a conventional toner.

Use: Close your eyes and mist directly onto skin.

Conventional toners are used on cotton wool (which absorbs a huge amount of product by the way) to remove residual cleansing product.

Clarifying Toner contains Echinacea for its anti-bacterial properties and Daisy for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Facial Toner contains Witch Hazel for its astringent properties and one of our key ingredients, balancing Anthyllis.

Tip: Hydrate your skin with our Toner at any time. We keep a bottle in our desk to hydrate our skin during the day.

3) Doing it differently with day care
We only need to use a small amount of Day Care because our formulas are all so concentrated, for instance there’s 30 organic or biodynamic roses in every tube of Rose Day Cream!

How to use:
a) Warm a large pea size between the palms of your hands to melt the plant waxes
b) Apply using the entirety of your palms from the centre of the face outwards in the direction of lymph flow
c) Apply to skin still moist from Toner to ensure even and economical application

Please note: If you didn’t apply in this manner you would think Rose Day Cream, particularly, is way too thick and you would ‘overuse’ it.

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4) No Night Cream

Your skin metabolises and eliminates during the night time. Think of it as your skin needing to ‘breathe’. Using oil free night care supports this process. One month, a skin cell cycle, and you won’t need any more convincing!

Tips:
a) If you feel your skin needs a ‘little more’ mist your Toner a second time in the evening.
b) Cleanse early in the evening, apply Moisturising Mask, removing prior to bedtime if you feel your skin is going through a stage of needing more moisture.

Night time products:

a) Toner
b) Toner and Regenerating Serum
c) Instead of Toner in the evening, Rhythmic Conditioners for a 30 night treatment. Skin cell cycle is 28-30 days.
d) Instead of Toner, Intensive Treatment 01, 02, 03, 04 or 05 as a complete treatment product in the one bottle and used in the morning and evening.

“I am only a couple of weeks into the ‘no night cream’ regime, I’m using Toner and Serum, and it has been the biggest shock to realise that I don’t need heavy night creams. My skin looks great in the mornings and my eyes haven’t been ‘puffy’. I should have done this much, much earlier.”
Susan

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5) Colour and Care
As your skin improves, to that typical Dr. Hauschka healthy and radiant skin, you should need less Translucent Make-up but if you do need more coverage initially, use a double application of Translucent Make-up.

Tip: Always ‘set’ your make-up with Translucent Powder Loose or Translucent Powder Compact, alternatively my favourite at the moment is Illuminating Powder which gives an instant uplift to your complexion. You’ll really notice this clever powder in photos, as the light reflects off the subtle luminosity.

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Conditioners and their benefits

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Renewing Night Conditioner
For all skin conditions
Advanced night care

Renewing Night Conditioner provides powerful oil-free night care for all skin conditions. This unique blend of rhythmitised ingredients enables your skin to complete its natural regeneration processes for night-time renewal: dry skin is encouraged to retain oil and moisture; sensitive skin is soothed; oily, blemished skin is calmed and balanced.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of witch hazel, madonna lily and silver, along with precious rose, bryophyllum, marsh mallow and sunflower support the skin’s essential night-time tasks of cleansing, balancing and renewal.

Use:

Skin cells are renewed every 28-30 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Renewing Night Conditioner should be used for 28-30 days. Apply nightly, after evening cleansing instead of Toner.  We recommend one 28 night treatment of Renewing Night Conditioner per year for each decade of life (for example 3 times a year at the age of 30). We particularly recommend in the two most transitional seasons of spring and autumn.

Flick the ampoule to ensure contents are in the bottom, snap top off using a towel and empty contents into cupped hand. Press gently and evenly to skin until the solution has been fully absorbed – include eyes, lips, earlobes, neck and décolleté.  

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Sensitive Care Conditioner

For sensitive, inflammed skin
Advanced care for sensitive skin

Sensitive Care Conditioner is specially formulated to care for sensitive, red or irritated skin, and skin prone to couperose.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of gemstones pearl (the oyster’s irritation), artemesia and malachite have a cooling and soothing effect on skin, helping to reduce the appearance of redness, couperose, rosacea and enlarged capillaries.

Use:

Skin cells are renewed every 28-30 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Sensitive Care Conditioner should be used for 30 nights instead of Toner.  We recommend one 28 day treatment of Sensitive Care Conditioner per year for each decade of life (for example 3 times a year at the age of 30).

Flick the ampoule to ensure contents are in the bottom, snap top off using a towel and empty contents into cupped hand. Press gently and evenly to skin until the solution has been fully absorbed – include eyes, lips, earlobes, neck and décolleté.

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Holistic Night Routine

Dr.Hauschka Skin Care’s oil-free approach to night time skin care respects the skin’s inherent wisdom. Heavy, oily night creams do not allow the skin to ‘breathe’ and can inhibit the skin’s natural functions when it is most active. At night after cleansing, apply only a non-oily Dr.Hauschka Facial Toner/Clarifying Toner (and Regenerating Serum if appropriate to support a maturing skin) or Conditioner or Intensive Treatment.

A one month treatment of Renewing Night Conditioner is highly recommended for new customers, particularly those who are accustomed to the use of heavy night creams and may feel tight or dry during the transition to Dr. Hauschka’s oil-free night time ritual.

Sensitive Care Conditioner is recommended for a sensitive skin and in cases of sun stress, sunburn, allergies, irritation, heat and redness.

What is ‘rhythmisation’?

Rhythm the heart of Dr.Hauschka skin care

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Rose Essence preparation

In 1929 in the ‘rose experiment’ Rudolf Hauschka succeeded for the first time to make a watery extract of rose that did not contain alcohol and did not deteriorate. He was searching for a way to obtain the healing properties of a plant. The solution – rhythmisation.

The idea underlying the rhythmic process is that rhythm carries life, every plant, every living thing is exposed to rhythms, the influence of polarities; for example, light and dark, rest and movement, warmth and cold.  When the harvested plant, after being chopped and mixed with water, undergoes a process of rhythmisation, that is dynamic exposure to the polarities that have determined its life and strength, then something amazing happens. The extract, to which a little ash from the plant residues is added at the end of the process, remains stable for years and the plant has released its healing powers. The resulting ‘mother tinctures’ or the similarly produced essences or oily extracts are now ready for further processing.

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Rose Essence preparation

A valuable source of inspiration

Dr. Rudolf Hauschka was a young pharmacist when he met Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Thirty years his senior, Dr. Steiner gave Dr. Hauschka the advice that was to inspire him to make his groundbreaking discovery years later:

“Study rhythms – rhythm carries life.”

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Witch Hazel Essence preparation

With Steiner’s answer in his head, Hauschka developed a procedure for preserving medicinal plant extracts without using alcohol as a preservative. He used the power of natural polarities, the rhythmic alternation of darkness and light, warmth and cold, movement and rest.

Even today, we still use this basic rhythmic procedure to produce our extracts, essences and tinctures. We rhythmically stir our base products and even rhythmically shake our preparations to prepare them for the Intensive Treatments, for example. The rhythms of the seasons also determine the work in our medicinal plant garden.

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Witch Hazel Essence preparation

Rhythm as a form of communication

Like all other organisms, your body also recognises and experiences different rhythms. If we take your skin alone as an example:

Your skin renews itself every 28-30 days. And it behaves differently during the day and at night, when it regenerates itself.

We tailor our skin care products to these rhythms: the regular use of Dr. Hauschka products supports your skin’s regeneration rhythm, activating and stabilising it. Rich, moisturising products pamper and protect your skin during the day while at night we recommend using non-oily products to enable your skin’s metabolic functions to work undisturbed.

By using rhythms, we can activate our body’s natural forces.

Calendula (Marigold) Essence
Calendula (Marigold) Essence

Dr.Hauschka’s extraction procedure

With his rhythmitised, aqueous medicinal plant extracts, Dr. Rudolf Hauschka developed groundbreaking new pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.  Today, we still use his procedure to produce our extracts: we cut up freshly harvested plants, mix them with water for seven days, subject them to light and darkness, warmth and cold, rest and movement, press and filter them and sometimes add a little ash to the pressed residues. The extract now contains the essence and the powers of a medicinal plant – and can be preserved for many years.

A rhythmical manufacturing procedure is also used to create oil extracts and aqueous essences for our skin care products. During this procedure, the oil extracts are subjected to a specific warming stimulus. Dried plant components, such as rose buds are carefully transformed into oil at a temperature of 37°C, or in other words at human body temperature.

Depending on the recipe, we mix the medicinal plant extracts, essences, tinctures and juices with high-quality waxes and oils to produce ready-to-use products. Out of principle, we forgo using any chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes or preservatives.

Mother Tincture - Rose
Mother Tincture – Rose

 

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Dr. Hauschka Masks – your skin loves the extra care!

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Facial Steam Bath
Prepares skin for deep cleansing

Of course Facial Steam Bath isn’t a Mask but as it’s Cleansing Clay Mask’s ‘partner product’ it really does need to appear here.

Facial Steam Bath supports the skin’s natural self-cleansing functions, reduces the appearance of redness and softens pores, blackheads and impurities in readiness for a deeper cleanse with Cleansing Clay Mask.

Formulation: Nasturtium, daisy and witch hazel support the skin’s self-cleansing processes, encourage natural exfoliation and minimise the appearance of enlarged pores.

Use: Once a week, dilute two teaspoons of Facial Steam Bath with ½ litre (500ml) of steaming water in a large bowl. Lean over the bowl, covering the head with towel, and steam for 5-10 minutes. Follow with Cleansing Clay Mask.

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Cleansing Clay Mask
For all skin conditions
Deeply cleanses, mild exfoliation

Cleansing Clay Mask deeply cleanses, invigorates and clarifies all skin conditions and effectively helps minimise blemishes and enlarged pores.

Formulation: Loess clay with nasturtium and witch hazel actively binds with and loosens dirt particles, lifting and drawing them from the skin. Blackheads are softened, skin is soothed and the appearance of redness and blemishes is diminished.

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Use:
a) Blend 1-2 heaped teaspoons with an equal amount of water to create a smooth paste. Steam with Facial Steam Bath, and then smooth the mask onto the face, neck and décolleté. Avoid eye area.
b) Easily remove by re-wetting the Cleansing Clay Mask with Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge and wipe.

Tips:
a) Cleansing Clay Mask is no longer active once dry.
b) For skin which tends to be dry and sensitive, add 2 pumps of Cleansing Milk to the mask before applying and remove after 3-5 minutes.

Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician applying Cleansing Clay Mask, Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge for quick and easy removal of Cleansing Clay Mask
Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician applying Cleansing Clay Mask, Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge for quick and easy removal of Cleansing Clay Mask

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Rejuvenating Mask
For all skin conditions, our most versatile cream mask
Soothes, enlivens and refines all skin conditions

In just 30 minutes, Rejuvenating Mask offers soothing care and deep renewal for all skin conditions. The appearance of redness or blemishes diminished, pores are visibly refined and skin appears more even and toned. Skin glows with a healthy radiance. This is absolutely the Mask you choose to use before a special event.

Formulation: Quince seed, anthyllis and chamomile extracts rapidly support the skin’s processes of renewal, helping to maintain moisture, visibly minimise pores and calm the appearance of redness and irritation. Nurturing jojoba, apricot kernel and wheat germ oils clarify and smooth skin. Applying this mask will help you to feel pampered and offer your skin a sense of well-being.

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Moisturising Mask
For dry, sensitive and mature skin
Moisturises and replenishes dry and/or dehydrated skin

Moisturising Mask offers your skin a sense of safety and security.  It imparts moisture-retaining qualities to dry, sensitive and mature skin. The blend of botanicals soothes, protects and revitalises while sealing in moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple. Applying this mask offers rich protection for your skin.

Formulation: Quince seed extract replenishes and helps dry skin to retain moisture. Nourishing almond, avocado and jojoba oils hydrate the outer layer of skin while rose wax and organic shea butter soothe and protect.

Tips:
a) For a super nourishing and uplifting Mask treatment after cleansing apply Regenerating Serum generously then apply Moisturising Mask and leave to absorb as long as possible. Make sure you include eye contour area too as an eye mask.
b) For a parched dry and/or dehydrated skin use Moisturising Mask as your day cream for a month as a boost.

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Firming Mask
For mature skin
Visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles

As we age, the skin’s natural processes of cellular renewal slow and it loses elasticity and resilience. Firming Mask protects and fortifies, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while nurturing and hydrating for smooth, supple, enlivened skin.

Formulation: Rose, marsh mallow and pansy support the skin’s natural processes of renewal. Rose petal extract, rose wax, rose essential oil and avocado and almond oils support elasticity as they pamper and enrich the skin. Mango butter and beeswax enliven and replenish. Applying this mask supports your skin feeling stronger and smoother.

Tip: Make sure you include eye contour area too, as an eye mask.

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Soothing Mask
For sensitive, hypersensitive, irritated and stressed skin
Calming and soothing

Soothing Mask calms and balances sensitive, reddened and irritated skin, guiding it to comfort and radiance.

Formulation: Alchemilla, borage, buckwheat and mullein combine to calm and fortify skin, helping skin to become less reactive. Quince seed extract and witch hazel help retain moisture while nourishing shea butter joins macadamia nut and coconut oils to provide protection. Anthyllis soothes and balances redness and irritation. Applying this mask helps to revive your skin and supports an even complexion.

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Dr. Hauschka’s Biodynamic Medicinal Plant Garden

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 Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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Vitamins for Your Skin

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The skin healers and antioxidants are Vitamins A, C and E, and the optimum choice when topically applying these vitamins is when they come in the form of the whole plant extract. Rosehip for Vitamin C and Wheatgerm for Vitamin E, both found in Rose Day Cream formulation.  Mix your Rose Day Cream with a drop of two of Normalising Day Oil* in the palms of your hands prior to application. A potent antioxidant blend! The glorious orange colour of Normalising Day Oil originates from Wild Carrot Extract, a rich source of pro Vitamin A. Antioxidant vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E are very important to healthy skin because it is these vitamins that share in the responsibility of controlling the damage that free radicals by products of energy production within the body and of environmental contaminants such as air pollution produce. Among the several types of damage done by free radicals is the destruction of collagen and elastin which are fibres that support the skin and keeps it looking supple. As these are damaged wrinkles and a lack of that youthful firmness can occur. Vitamin C also plays a part in the production of collagen making it essential to the function and look of the skin.

Vitamin A

If your skin has been feeling scaly and dry, then there’s a possibility that you might be lacking in Vitamin A. Since Vitamin A also helps the skin rebuild tissues, it is also an essential vitamin when it comes to healing wounds and other damage to the skin. Vitamin A is also a great anti-ageing nutrient to protect against wrinkles and dull skin.

Vitamin C

For brighter, clearer, firmer skin, reach for vitamin C. “It’s the most potent antioxidant in terms of collagen building for anti-ageing purposes” says Jose, our Australasian Esthetician Trainer. It is thought to assist with sun defence, as well as clarifying the complexion, addressing pigmentation and brightening. Vitamin C is also an effective antioxidant. This means that it can also help with skin aging. Vitamin C also stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is the protein responsible for making your skin supple. So if you wish to retain smooth and youthful skin then Vitamin C can help.

Vitamin E

Soothing, moisturising and protective, vitamin E is a powerful healer, so is good for sensitive skin or sun damage, combined with vitamin C. It is also thought to be more effective when used together with vitamin A. Vitamin E is perhaps the most well-known vitamin that is essential for healthy skin. This is because Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant that helps fight free radicals which are one of the major causes of premature skin ageing. As a result, Vitamin E can be an important anti-ageing nutrient. Appearance of age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks and lines are reduced by applying Vitamin-E rich products. Wheatgerm Oil, contained in Rose Day Cream is a rich source of Vitamin E. *Normalising Day Oil is our product for an oily/acne/blemished skin, however, we also use it to mix in with Rose Day Cream as a potent antioxidant and protective oil ‘serum’ blend.

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