Conditioners and their benefits

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Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

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.  

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

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.”

Witch Hazel
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.

Witch Hazel
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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Hand Cream
$25

Keep a tube of Dr. Hauschka Hand Cream handy in the kitchen…

Why is our Hand Cream our top selling Body Product? Because it’s a Hand Cream that’s formulated to deeply moisturise, rapidly absorb and doesn’t leave an oily residue and it’s such incredible value for money, especially when you take note of the formula’s ingredient list!

Key ingredient is Bryophyllum which has intense regenerative and hydrating properties, supporting the skin’s natural processes of renewal.  Also Marshmallow Root Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Anthyllis Extract, pro Vitamin A rich Carrot Root Extract, Beeswax, Blackthorn Flower Extract, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E rich Wheat Germ Oil and Bentonite Clay.

1) Keep a tube of Hand Cream handy, that means you’re more likely to use it regularly.
2) Apply to your elbows at the same time. Must remember those elbows!
3) Apply Hand Cream to both sides of hands, not just the palms, and massage residue into your cuticles.

Dr. Hauschka Hand Cream is also formulated for those with a predisposition to dermatitis on their hands.

“I have never come across a hand cream as good as this.  I love the smell, how it absorbs super quick and I’m not left with slippery, greasy hands.”

Neem Nail Oil Pen
$29

I keep Neem Nail Oil Pen in my handbag and treat my nails whenever I have a moment, for healthy, nourished nails and cuticles.  Keep your nails in the best possible condition at all times with the practical fibre tip application that ensures just the right amount of product is used for each nail.  Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal too.

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How to reduce skin redness

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Hydration
Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily, hydration helps redness.

Dilated capillaries (sometimes referred to as ‘broken’ capillaries) need excellent winter time protection. Choose Rose Day Cream and mix with a little Moisturising Mask for an extra hydrating, moisture and protective boost.

Rosacea is inflammation of the capillaries and is a condition that must be managed. The inflammation and redness usually occur over the nose and cheeks. Acne may also be associated with this condition. The following exacerbates rosacea:
Sun
Alcohol
Spicy Foods
Stress
Menopausal hot flushes
Heat

If you need a nice warm shower, splash your face with cool water afterwards.

If you have acne rosacea then apply 1-2 drops of Normalising Day Oil to the area as well as the below daily regime recommendations. Also use Pure Care Cover Stick to treat and conceal pimples.  Amazing product!

Hypersensitive or sensitive skin – overly alkaline harsh cleansers, exfoliants or lathering cleansers are often the culprit as they disrupt the natural pH and protective hydro lipid layer of the skin. Keep to ‘correct cleansing’ with Dr. Hauschka and cleanse your skin in a gentle manner.
Rose Day Cream contains St. John’s wort which is calming however Rose is a warming ingredient and if there’s heat and redness then you need cooling, soothing products such as Regenerating Serum, Quince Day Cream, Toned Day Cream (which helps to hide some of the redness) or Soothing Mask.

Redness associated with dryness – particularly common in winter time with dehydrating effects of indoor heating and drying effects of harsh weatherUse Moisturising Mask as a day cream until condition improves.

The following is our recommended regime for Rosacea or Hypersensitive Skin:

Morning:
Cleansing Cream – gentle deep cleansing after the night time activity of the skin. See ‘Press and Roll’ video.
Clarifying Toner – containing Echinacea (anti-bacterial properties) and Daisy (anti-inflammatory properties), just close eyes and mist onto skin.
Regenerating Serum – 1 drop only and if you need support for a maturing skin. Cooling and soothing for sensitivities.
Soothing Mask – cooling, soothing and may be used as a Day Cream.

Conceal redness with Dr. Hauschka Concealer, (if you need more concealing power use Pure Care Cover Stick) and Translucent Make-up, ‘setting’ with Translucent Powder which is available in Loose or Compact. Translucent Make-up still allows your skin to breathe as it doesn’t contain occlusive petrochemical ingredients. The silk in Translucent Powder has an anti-bacterial effect and silk is extremely well tolerated by the skin.

As green is the opposite to red on the colour wheel you may also apply a thin layer of Rejuvenating Mask to the red areas as this is pale green in colour and is also cooling and soothing.

Evening:
Cleansing Milk
Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum – 2 drops if you need support for a maturing skin

Twice a week: Soothing Mask
Cleanse early in the evening apply Soothing Mask including eye contour area and leave to absorb for as long as possible. Remove with a tepid, moist cloth, or Soothing Mask may also be used as a day cream.

Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive
Twice per year, or more often if needed
Instead of Toner apply a Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive Ampoule for 30 nights – a skin cell cycle is 28-30 days.

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Twice per year, or more often if needed
Skin is calmed with the harmonising and precious gemstone Black Tourmaline. Medicinal herbs such as Ice Plant, Anthyllis and Bryophyllum have a stabilising and balancing effect, while natural salt water from a thermal spa helps the skin to retain its moisture and Rose Water helps to harmonise.
Use instead of Toner morning and evening.  One bottle is to be completely used as an entire treatment.

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