Bath Essences

Take yourself on an aromatic journey during bathing. Our Bath Essences are also a must when you compress and hydrate your skin prior to cleansing.

VIDEO Bath Essences • Serenity, take a deep breath and immerse yourself

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences 

100ml RRP $36

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence • protective milky composition
Rose Nurturing Bath Essence  protective milky composition
Almond Soothing Bath Essence
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence
Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Spruce Warming Bath Essence 30ml limited edition RRP $18

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences invite you to pamper your mind, spirit and body in the warm water of the bath or when hydrating with compress for pre-cleansing in the basin. Intensify your experience through aromatic ‘layering’ with our Body Moisturisers, Body Oils and Body Washes and depart on a sensual journey through natural and organic fragrances.

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
Harmonises and Nourishes

Rose water, rose essential oil and rose petal extracts give this floral bath essence the surprising versatility of a rose: from a sense of gentleness through sensuality to the sublime. The harmonising bath essence soothes your soul while giving you a pleasant sense of alertness. Almond and jojoba oil leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.
Usage
Add several capfuls of Rose Nurturing Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.
Tip
Soothes and harmonises the skin as a warm face compress.
This finely aligned product with horse chestnut and horsetail extracts is based on a moor extract prepared using a special rhythmic procedure. When combined with warm water, it offers a sense of enveloping protection. Almond and avocado oil gently moisturise your skin.
Usage
Add several capfuls of Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.
Tip
Prepared as a hot neck compress, Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence is ideal for helping ease shoulder tension.

Calms and Balances
The warm scent of marzipan or a floral, fruity aroma of a Mediterranean spring? Almond Soothing Bath Essence offers the best of both worlds. The versatile fragrance seems to continuously change, sending you on a delightful journey of discovery. Experience the warm sweetness of the enveloping almond oil as it caresses your skin or the freshness of the developing fragrance that incites your desire for spring. Discover your very own special moments with Almond Soothing Bath Essence.
Usage
Add several capfuls of Almond Soothing Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence
Firms and Refreshes

The fresh scent of sun-ripened lemons combines with exotic lemongrass to create a sense of lightness and joie de vivre. The Bath Essence gently moisturises the skin with sunflower oil while lemon and lemongrass stimulate it with their toning effect. Start your day feeling fresh and full of energy.

Usage
Add several capfuls of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.

Tip
Once a week, give yourself a Lemon Bath massage while showering. To do this, simply squirt a little Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence onto a damp wash mitt. The massage with the refreshing bath firms your connective tissue and stimulates the blood circulation to you skin.

Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Refreshes and Cleanses
With carefully selected essential oils, Sage Purifying Bath Essence offers warmth and keeps out the cold – a real blessing in the winter months. It also refreshes after sport and physical exercise and has a deodorising effect. Sage foot baths revive tired, swollen feet. Used regularly, they regulate feet inclined to perspire and help make the skin soft and smooth. Compressing and hydrating with Sage Purifying Bath Essence also helps care for an oily or blemished skin.

Usage
Add 1-3 capfuls of Sage Purifying Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills. For foot baths,add 1-2 caps of Sage Bath to comfortably hot (about 40°C) water. Ideally, soak feet twice a week for 10 to 15 minutes each time.

Tips
a) When used regularly, sage foot baths help reduce hardened skin, leaving your feet beautifully soft.
b) Deodorising Foot Cream supports Sage Bath’s sweat regulating effect. For extremely sweaty feet, we also recommend using Silk Body Powder.

Spruce Warming Bath Essence
Comforts and invigorates.

If you’ve ever walked through a pine forest you will have noticed negative thoughts melt away to be replaced with a sense of peace and clarity. The intensely relaxing and revitalising Norwegian Spruce supports your circulation, helps to relieve muscle tension and has a calming, nerve-strengthening effect. Spruce Bath Essence helps to clear airways and aids deep breathing, so it’s also a perfect choice if you or the kids have a cold. Jojoba oil nourishes and moisturises your skin.

Usage
Add several capfuls of Spruce Warming Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.

Tips
a) Use in the bath or in your basin water for compressing and hydrating your facial skin prior to cleansing.
b) Spruce Bath Essence has such an uplifting aroma it may also be used for home or office, pour a little into a bowl and add hot water for the aroma to disperse. Perfect aroma for Christmas time too!

Bath Essences & Compressing

An aromatic compress to relax and revive.

We also recommend to compress and hydrate your face prior to cleansing. This relaxes the skin and softens the walls of the pores to achieve deep cleansing. The skins own functions are also stimulated. A cool compress applied to the skin after cleansing closes the pores, expelling any remaining impurities, leaving you with a clearer, softer skin.  Make compress and hydration part of your daily skin care rituals.  Fay from our Discovery Centre Rozelle store says “Using a compress brings life to the skin, you’ll notice the difference with your cleansing.”

The Dr. Hauschka Organic Cotton Compress is large, please don’t cut it, as the many layers once folded help to retain warmth.

1)         Fold the compress in half and half again.
2)         Both folds to be length wise, not square.
3)         Place folded Compress into the basin of Bath Essence infused water.
4)         Squeeze excess water from the Compress.
5)         Place firstly under the chin, then wrap the face and press.
6)         Repeat twice, now your skin is prepared for using Cleansing Cream or Soothing Cleansing Milk.

Dr. Hauschka Organic Cotton Compress Kit – RRP $29

VIDEO • Foot Bath 

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic 100% natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from synthetic chemical fragrance, colours and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, cruelty free cosmetics.

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Natural body care from Dr. Hauschka

Our entire body acts as a service provider for this basic 24-hour thermal rhythm, which is incidentally directly linked to our awareness.
In today’s world, however, we often lack the basic warmth – whether because our clothes are too thin or due to everyday stress. Our bodies have cooled down and this causes us problems with regard to falling and staying asleep. We remain wide-awake long into the night, perhaps yearning for a warm evening atmosphere. It’s simply impossible to fall asleep with cold feet.
We focus on natural rhythms and use natural skin care from Dr. Hauschka to help you achieve a healthy thermal rhythm. For example, when you get up in the morning, the blood vessels near the surface of your skin contract, allowing the warmth to become centred, or booting up internally. You connect to your inner self and feel awake. At this time of day, our Lemon Lemongrass products are the perfect choice for helping you feel centred and alert. When you head to bed at night, the warmth wants to flow back to the tips of your fingers and toes. Your blood vessels near the surface of the skin expand and your hands and feet warm up. A warm foot bath with a Dr. Hauschka Bath Essence in the evening assists this process. Regular foot baths can do much more than just briefly warm your feet. They help your body regulate its inner warmth with long-lasting effect.
The Bath Essences are complemented by our Body Oils, all-rounders that support our basic thermal rhythm. They can centre the warmth, release it and allow it to flow. Enjoy attentively applying a little Body Oil to your stomach or the soles of your feet. A little nightly ritual like a warm hug or a loving goodnight kiss. This is our Dr. Hauschka cosmetics culture for you.

Interview

An interview with Annette Greco, Head of Galenic Development, and Florian Junge, Group Head of Product Management for Body Care about warmth and rhythm in relation to body care

Annette, you develop various Dr. Hauschka skin care products for the face and body. Is the skin on the body different to that on the face? Won’t one cream suffice for everything?

Annette Greco: Our facial skin has very different needs to that on our body. It is an organ of the head, just like our sensory organs the eyes, mouth and nose. Rather than being highly metabolically active and warm, these are cool and associated with catabolic processes. Accordingly, our facial skin breaks down more. This is not followed by anabolic processes, explaining why our face is the part of our body where we tend to develop wrinkles. I don’t know anyone who complains about wrinkles on their thighs. However, no-one has ever said “I’ve got cellulite on my cheeks” either. My body experiences clear metabolic processes with heat development. My face experiences clear nervous/sensory processes with catabolic effect. The care products for the body and face therefore need to differ.

How do the facial and body care products differ?

Greco: When it comes to the face, I always have to strengthen the anabolic processes. With regard to body care, on the other hand, the focus is on the dynamics of warmth. When developing body care products, we ask ourselves how we can support the generation of body heat by externally applying products but also how we can distribute this heat and allow it to flow but also release it.

Florian Junge: Daily protection still plays an important role for facial care. I cover my body with clothes but my face is more exposed. I have to protect it differently. The preparation for the day ahead is different than with body care.

And what about the oil-free night care that you recommend for the face? Is this also important for the body? Should I avoid using oily body care products in the evenings?

Greco: No, that’s not necessary. If you view Dr. Hauschka as skin care that respects rhythms, the reason becomes clearer. The face and the body quite simply follow different rhythms. In the case of the face, we support the anabolic and catabolic rhythm. As the anabolic processes generally occur in the aqueous element, the anabolic night care for the face is purely aqueous. When it comes to the body, we follow this rhythm by supporting the great fluctuation in inner warmth. Body care is therefore all about warmth, which gives me a sense of inner comfort, but that I also radiate or release again. Whereas the focus for facial care products is whether or not they are oil-free, when it comes to body care, you need to see if they offer warmth. Warming products always incorporate oils. As such, you are fine to apply cream or oil to your body on an evening.

Despite this, some people still find that their skin feels drier in the morning if they have used a Body Oil the night before.

Greco: Yes. This shows us that our Body Oils not only care for the skin, but people as a whole. I therefore often apply a Body Oil followed by a Body Cream.

Dr. Hauschka Body Oils care for people as a whole? That sounds very unusual. Can you elaborate?

Greco: The Body Oils are the Dr. Hauschka products that directly address the body’s warmth. In fact, oil is nothing more than concentrated summer warmth, concentrated sunshine. The addition of medicinal plants enables the oil to be tailored to specific needs. I have to start by asking myself what I want to achieve with the oil. The six Dr. Hauschka Body Oils offer me a huge range of diversity. For example, if I want to centre warmth, I opt for Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil, whereas Blackthorn Toning Body Oil helps me stimulate the generation of warmth in my body. I now have all of the Dr. Hauschka Body Oils at home and play with them like a keyboard. I sense what kind of oil I’m going to need for the day ahead or require at the end of each day.

That means that everyone has to find their own body care regime. Do you still focus on developing products for certain skin conditions though?

Greco: We tend to focus on the different conceptions of people instead. We’ve looked at the different human constitutions irrespective of body or facial care. How do we treat morning people with warmth and what about night owls? Which skin care rituals can be used to help people who struggle to maintain a healthy thermal rhythm? Warmth is incredibly inspirational for our work.

Is it possible for body and facial care to be separately considered at all when you are talking about people’s different constitutions?

Junge: No, but we unfortunately tend to always juxtapose facial and body care very abstractly or even present them as polar opposites. In fact, they intertwine very well. If I have a good centre and well-regulated warmth, then I also have a radiant appearance.

Greco: I’d even go a step further and really talk about the preservation of people’s health. Body care is the central element for maintaining or developing beauty. If I don’t strengthen my body’s original human destiny, I can do as much as I want to my face but my actions will have no effect. I can promote true beauty by caring for my body on a level that goes beyond simple skin care. This is not about saying whether the skin looks less flaky or has one more area of cellulite. This can be an aesthetic side-effect. It is about something that really makes people special as humans and about caring for this. And ultimately about something that leads to outer beauty via our inner being.

Nowadays, many people spend all day working at a computer and experience the sensation of their head getting ever warmer but their hands and feet ever colder. Can the right body care help with this?

Greco: Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil helps me in the mornings by offering me enveloping protection. In the evening, a foot bath with Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence helps me digest the many thoughts in my crowded mind. However, body care is no substitute for me consciously focussing on myself. To believe that quickly warming my hands would make everything good would be a mere substitution. I need stimuli to help me independently restore my natural warmth balance. Cold hands are not my basic problem. The basic problem is that I have lost the sense of self-attention that shows me what is and isn’t good for me. When it comes to body care, for me it’s about restoring a sense of self-awareness.

Is the way I treat myself, listen to my body and care for myself part of the Dr. Hauschka cosmetics culture?

Junge: I believe so, yes. People today yearn to return to a skin care culture. But not through the profusion of applications offered by the spa industry. A sense of wellbeing can instead be created through omission, by me consciously enjoying something rather than just subjecting myself to a huge range of applications. The Dr. Hauschka products can help me experience situations with a sense of mindfulness. That is what I regard as this cosmetics culture that preserves good health or something that can help people as a life companion while also being contemporary. For me, it essentially comes down to the desire for mindfulness and to learn to be in touch with my body again. Perhaps it is also a cultural task.

Greco: Culture means nothing more than designing things. And I don’t have to paint pictures or make stone sculptures to do this. It’s also about shaping my own biography, my own everyday life. This is what I regard as culture. And when the manner in which I use skin care products can act as a stimulus for paying myself some attention and taking on a truly active design role, this is what I regard as cosmetics culture. But it’s also about my awareness towards the environment. For me, Dr. Hauschka cosmetics culture includes a sense of responsibility to nature, for processes and for applications. As well as taking responsibility for myself again and radiating senses of warmth, sociability and enthusiasm. After all, the way I treat myself can also impact my encounters with other people.

A foot bath with Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences

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Product Manager Florian Junge recommends a relaxing foot bath before bed

“I can’t get to sleep when my feet are cold. I therefore give myself a foot bath while sitting back and relaxing. I close my eyes and simply enjoy the experience for as long as I like. In total silence with no distractions.
If I want, I can also use Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence for an invigorating foot bath after hiking or prepare for foot and nail care through a foot bath with Rose Nurturing Bath Essence.”

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic 100% natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, cruelty free cosmetics.

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Powerful Night Care

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is formulated to offer you nurturing experiences that benefit your total wellbeing. By day, our Face Care nourishes, protects from the environment and guides your skin to a healthy, balanced state. At night, our water-based Night Care allows skin to breathe freely while supporting its natural processes of renewal and elimination. All our products are NATRUE certified as 100% natural and organic skin care.

Powerful night care with medicinal botanical extracts
Powerful and liberating – oil-free night care

Did you know that at night your skin is very active? We follow this alternating rhythm every day of our lives. During the day our bodies open up to the environment and nourishment, while the night is used to process and prepare for the new day ahead.

Your skin uses your nightly rest period to thoroughly regenerate from within as it does not need to protect itself against environmental influences at night. The skin can open up during this phase and optimally cleanse itself from within by metabolic elimination.

The next morning your skin looks wonderful and recuperated when you support it with the right night care.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care supports this nightly regeneration process with aqueous, revitalising night care products that respect the skin’s natural rhythm. These are based on medicinal botanical extracts, which offer the skin important stimuli. Back in the 1930s, Elisabeth Sigmund discovered that night creams actually hinder the skin’s vital night-time processes. When she worked with us in the 1960s, this concept was fundamental in the development of our night care.

But what exactly does it mean when we say that Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products give the skin stimuli? Our products do not only provide care for the surface of your skin, but also activate and support the skin’s own regenerative abilities. You could think of our products as a ‘role model’ for your skin, not taking over the work, but to guide and support our skin to regenerate itself.

Night Care:

Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner and Night Serum or Regenerating Serum each evening, or Renewing Night Conditioner 28-30 night treatment, particularly recommended in the most transitional seasons of autumn and spring or Sensitive Care Conditioner or morning and evening or Regenerating Intensive Treatment, Menopausal Intensive Treatment, Soothing Intensive Treatment, Clarifying Intensive Treatment <25 years or Clarifying Intensive Treatment 25+ years.

Interview with Elena Dowedeit, Group Leader of Skin Care Product Management, explains how aqueous, stimuli-packed night care with medicinal plant extracts should be used for healthy skin.

Elena, many customers do not think that Dr. Hauschka offers night care. How would you respond to this as an expert?

We have a comprehensive night care range that follows a completely unique concept. We opt for aqueous, stimulating formulations, which assist the skin with its nightly regeneration processes. We have been building on this concept since 1967 when Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was first launched.

What are the skin’s regeneration processes you mentioned?

At night, when we rest, our skin becomes active. For example, many metabolic processes take place. The skin cleanses and renews itself during the night. It excretes excess substances and forms new ones. We want to support it during this phase with our night care products.

You just said that you use aqueous formulations for these night care products. Why don’t you offer oil-based night creams?

Oily preparations protect the skin and are for the daytime. At night, the skin no longer focuses on providing protection. Oil-free, aqueous products are better at this time. They act as a role model for the skin, demonstrating a vibrant, opening and dynamic metabolic process. This works best with the elixir of life: water. At the same time, they do not impede the active excretion of substances.

How exactly does oil-free night care support the skin over night?

At the heart of the finely balanced compositions are rhythmic medicinal plant extracts and carefully selected minerals. When developing the products, we drew on our wealth of medical and pharmaceutical expertise. These formulations are our answer to the skin’s needs at night. The ingredients stimulate the skin’s natural abilities and regulate its fine metabolic processes. With the aid of this support, the skin can regulate its functions.

You mentioned an entire night care range. What does that consist of?

We differentiate between basic night care products for nightly use and products that are used in 28-day treatment phases. The basic night care regime comprises the three steps: cleanse, tone and revitalise. The core night care product for treatment phases is Renewing Night Conditioner, an ampoule treatment which revitalises the skin.

Why do the treatment phases last 28 days?

It takes 28 days for all of the cells in human skin to completely renew. Renewing Night Conditioner supports this 28-day rhythm with the aid of medicinal plants such as rose, marsh mallow and anthyllis, supplemented by silver and madonna lily – all rhythmically prepared with great vitality. It teaches the skin how to return to a balanced skin condition. Depending on the skin’s needs, we also offer intensive treatments, for example for mature skin, youthful, blemished skin or hypersensitive skin.

How did you come up with the idea of aqueous night care?

We have Elisabeth Sigmund to thank for this concept. The Viennese esthetician and researcher developed her own natural cosmetics range in the 1950s. In the 1960s, she played a major role in the development of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. In Vienna, she studied medicine for two semesters and spent a long time looking at the physiology of the skin. While doing so, she theorised about the benefits of oil-free night care for the skin . Her own tests confirmed her statement. Incidentally, there is a lovely quote from Elisabeth Sigmund from the period in the 1960s when Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was first being developed. At the time, she was living in Sweden and involved in the development work from afar. When Dr. Hauschka Renewing Night Conditioner (then known as Rhythmic Night Conditioner) was developed, she wrote: “I have now performed a full skin treatment on myself with such success that my husband recently asked: ‘Why have you recently been looking so young?’ No further comment is needed.”

The Nightly skin care regime in three steps

Rhythm brings life and creates beautiful skin

To remain strong and healthy, the skin needs to rhythmically alternate between natural polarities. A comparison of the times of day with the seasons helps to better understand the rhythmic processes in the skin. Apple blossom and apple fruit in Dr. Hauschka Night Serum support these processes with their spring and autumn powers.

Limited Edition promotion – Cleansing and Toning products with YOUR GIFT, FREE Night Serum mini.

Limited edition, while stocks last. Available online and at participating Stockists.
Dr. Hauschka Quality
  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

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Beeswax

Our ingredients

Each and every one of the ingredients in our products contributes to their overall effect. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of our raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. We also adhere to the highest quality standards.

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Why is organic beeswax an ingredient in many Dr. Hauschka products?

A burning beeswax candle reveals a great deal about the special features of beeswax. It emits a warm light and fills the room with a pleasant and comforting fragrance.

Beeswax represents warmth and structure, created from a living being. It is a highly energy-packed construction material that bees produce and, with the aid of heat, use to create their highly regular honeycombs: cells that provide the space and protective shell for new life (breeding cells) and storage (honeycomb cells).

Beeswax transfers these enveloping and warming properties to Dr. Hauschka products. It gives structure to products like the Lipsticks, provides a kind of breathable protection against external influences, retains moisture and enhances the skin’s elasticity. The skin feels protected and cared for.

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Hydrating Hand Cream

Hydrating Hand Cream formulation is supplemented with beeswax. This protectively envelops the hands and potentially gives its vibrantly warm structure. Blackthorn oil extract supports the enveloping effect with extra warmth, while an extract of moisture-regulating bryophyllum is revitalising and almond oil is nourishing.

A rapidly absorbed, highly nourishing hand cream, that doesn’t leave a greasy residue for hands that are silky soft and wonderfully smooth.

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Raw material profile

Beeswax is a miraculous substance. Honeybees (Apis mellifera) feed on large amounts of nectar and pollen and use the nutritional value obtained to do things like create wax – a substance with an extremely high energy content. The bees consolidate the energy in their food and secrete wax scales measuring about 1 millimetre from their abdominal glands. These are then used to construct honeycombs. The wax scales are translucent like mountain crystals and as light as a feather, weighing just 0.0008 g. It takes 125,000 wax scales to produce 100 grams of beeswax.

Newly constructed natural honeycombs are almost snow white in colour. The beeswax only turns the well-known shade of yellow once the bees start to use the honeycomb structure. The wax is dyed by flavonoids from propolis and carotenoids from pollen. Overall, beeswax consists of more than 300 different substances.

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The honeycomb itself is a masterpiece of lightweight construction. It provides maximum interior space with minimal use of construction material. The bees create cylindrical cells from the insalivated wax scales and then use the warmth generated by their muscles to heat the wax to over 40°C. The wax becomes malleable and automatically takes on a hexagonal form with a thickness of just 0.07 millimetres. The heat activates enzymes in the saliva, which solidify the wax through a chemical reaction.

The completed honeycomb is formed from the combination of an ingenious construction material and heat, both of which are produced by the bees through great energy usage. To create a medium-sized beehive with 100,000 cells and some 1.2 kilograms of wax, the bees need the energy contained in 7.5 kilograms of honey.

Incidentally, all of the honeycomb cells made by a bee colony are of almost identical size. Variations are only found from colony to colony. This is an expression of a bee colony’s individual personality.

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Origin and processing

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are solely made from organic beeswax sourced from ecological beekeeping practices in Germany. The producers are subject to the strict regulations established by Demeter or Bioland, the association for organic farming. Demeter and Bioland specify, among other things, that bees must live in a natural beehive made from wood, straw or clay. Only natural dyes without wood preservatives can be used for weatherproofing purposes and no chemical/synthetic medication can ever be used to treat the bees. Demeter furthermore stipulates that bee colonies can only be multiplied through the natural process of swarming. The associations continually review the compliance with the regulations in cooperation with state-certified inspection bodies.

The beeswax is obtained by being melted out of the honeycomb. WALA/Dr. Hauschka purchases this wax in blocks straight from the beekeepers and has it carefully processed to form pellets, which are easier to use.

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We have a tradition of protecting bees. Bee colonies have been at home in the Dr. Hauschka biodynamic medicinal plant garden since the start of the 1980s. The bees are kept in line with Demeter regulations and allowed to swarm. The 150 medicinal plants as well as bee-friendly plants such as species of phacelia (scorpion weed) provide the bees with great nutritional variety.

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We also believe it’s important to support local beekeepers. As a result, it financially and scientifically supports the HOBOSPhere project run by Prof. Jürgen Tautz in Würzburg, which focusses on the development of a new kind of beekeeping. This is based on the honeybee sphere, a beehive that replicates bees’ natural home.

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Humans first began to use products from bees over 9,000 years ago – primarily honey. Beeswax was used for medicinal purposes, in skin care products, as fuel and for sealing containers.

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Bees use muscular tremors to maintain a constant average temperature of 35.5°C in the beehive, they have social skills and the ability to communicate.

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Beeswax is contained in all of the following products…

After Sun, Coverstick 01-03, Daily Hydrating Eye Cream, Defining Mascara 01-03, Eye Balm, Firming Mask, Hydrating Cream Mask, Hydrating Hand Cream, Lip Balm, Lip Care Stick, Lip Gloss 00-06, Lip Line Definer 00, Lip Liner 01-05, Lipstick 01-18, Liquid Eyeliner 01&02, Quince Day Cream, Regenerating Day Cream, Regenerating Eye Cream, Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream, Rose Day Cream, Rose Day Cream Light, Rose Nurturing Body Cream, Sheer Lipstick 01-06, Soothing Mask, Tinted Day Cream, Translucent Bronzing Tint and Volume Mascara 01-03.

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Beehives in our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Beehives in our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Your 28 Days Skin Fitness & Detox

Dr. Hauschka Cosmetic; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Welcome to Your 28 Days Skin Fitness & Detox Programme for a healthy, radiant skin!

Spring and autumn are the two most transitional seasons of the year, this is the time when your skin needs additional support. Complete Your Spring Skin Fitness & Detox 28 Day Programme, for radiant, healthy, nourished, even toned and refined skin. Conscious ‘me time’ and extra skin care.

1) Day 1 of Your Programme begin with a early evening cleanse, then Clarifying Steam Bath and Clarifying Clay Mask followed by Cream Mask application. You’ll do this once a week, so choose a night for it, we like Sunday night.
2) Use Renewing Night Conditioner or Sensitive Care Conditioner ampoule every night instead of Toner for 28 nights.
3) On Wednesday or Thursday night each week of the programme cleanse early in the evening and apply Cream Mask. Leave to absorb all evening, removing just before bedtime.

Tip: Mix a small amount of your chosen Cream Mask (Hydrating, Revitalising, Firming or Soothing) in with your daily moisturiser over the 28 days as well for even more of a skin boost.

DOWNLOAD your 28 Day Chart here… 

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Why 28 days?
Your skin cell cycle is 28 days.

What you will need:
✓ Dr. Hauschka products (Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising) for your daily morning and evening rituals
Clarifying Steam Bath
Clarifying Clay Mask
✓ The Cream Mask most suited for your skin: Revitalising, Hydrating, Firming or Soothing
Renewing Night Conditioner, or if you have sensitive skin then Sensitive Care Conditioner. You will need 28 ampoules out of your 50 pack, so use the remaining ampoules for your next 28 Days Skin Fitness & Detox treatment.

You may choose to use Intensive Treatments instead of Conditioners, available in Clarifying Intensive Treatment <25, Clarifying Intensive Treatment 25+, Soothing Intensive Treatment (for hypersensitive and/or stressed skin), Regenerating Intensive Treatment or Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin. Use Intensive Treatments both morning and night instead of toner, 5 pumps per application. One bottle is a complete treatment.

Please note: Our Cleansing Sponge is perfect for quick and easy removal for Clarifying Clay Mask

 

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Every Day – 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 quick and easy. Aids the body in a clear skin, flushing out toxins, jump starts the digestive tract, aids the liver in its cleansing processes and increases detoxification.

2) Use 5 drops of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence in your basin cleansing water. We recommend Compress & Hydration + Press & Roll, at the basin, rather than cleansing in your morning shower.

Why do we promote ‘Compress & Hydrate’? 
a) Warming your skin first softens your pores to ensure a much deeper cleanse
b) You will use your cleansing products much more economically
c) Complete by splashing or compressing with cool water after cleansing to activates a minute muscle beside the hair follicle, contraction helps to remove any last remaining dirt
d) Your skin will feel so much softer without the need for harsh exfoliation
e) Check out our Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll video

We want you to get the best results!

3) Cleansing Cream – ‘press & roll’ technique.

4) Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner – close eyes and mist onto the skin, 3 pumps should do.

5) Day Care – all are highly concentrated so should always be warmed between the palms of the hands and applied to skin still moist from Toner. This ensures even and economical application.

Clarifying Day Oil – to balance and regulate an oily/blemished skin
Melissa Day Cream – for sensitive combination (oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks) skin
Rose Day Cream Light – for normal or sensitive skin, usually recommended for a younger skin, up to around 35.
Rose Day Cream – rich and highly protective for normal, dry, sensitive, mature skin
Quince Day Cream – cooling, soothing and protective for normal skin or sensitive skin
Tinted Day Cream – tinted moisturiser for normal, dry, sensitive or mature skin
Revitalising Day Cream – for aiding sebaceous activity and guiding skin to a balanced state in a normal, dry, mature/pallid skin
Regenerating Serum & Regenerating Day Cream – specific support for firming a maturing skin

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Every Day – Evening

1) ‘Compress and Hydrate’ skin to soften the pores in readiness for cleansing. Use 5 drops of Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence in the water
2) Soothing Cleansing Milk
3) Apply Renewing Night Conditioner or Sensitive Care Conditioner ampoule.

This is your weekly routine, so repeat until you reach your 28th evening. By which time your skin will be deeply cleansed, nourished, more even toned, soft, radiant and healthy!

The Power of Night Video, click on play
The Power of Night Video, click on play

Great skin care is about using the highest quality natural and organic products. Eat fresh, nutritious food, drink 6-8 glasses of water daily, 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, mind and soul, in nature if you can.

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Mixing Clarifying Clay Mask with water in readiness for application

For those that need it here’s step by step instructions on how to do a Clarifying Steam BathClarifying Clay Mask and Cream Mask for Day 1 which will be repeated once a week during the programme, alternatively there’s full instructions in your product box:

1. Compress and hydrate your skin, cleanse with Soothing Cleansing Milk, remove with the warm, moist Dr. Hauschka 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 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 Clarifying Clay Mask application.

Please 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 a paste.

5. Apply mask to your face and neck excluding eye contour area ideally with a mask brush. 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.

Clarifying Clay Mask Tip: Watch where the 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 Clarifying Clay Mask the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge makes the job quick and easy, but a non white face flannel will do, moistened with the now lukewarm facial steam water. Remove by moistening the mask first, then wiping.

7. Now apply your Cream Mask (Revitalising, Hydrating, Firming or Soothing) 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. Remove Cream Mask with a warm moist Compress Cloth before bedtime.

9. Apply the contents of a Renewing Night Conditioner Ampoule.

Please note: 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 for a rosacea skin condition – use tepid water for a Compress & Hydrate instead.

Your skin will reward you for the extra effort, it will look radiant, refined and even toned, nourished and pampered. x

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Dr. Hauschka Deodorants

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Sage Mint Deodorant and Rose Deodorant

The formulations of Dr. Hauschka Deodorant were optimised in 2015. They rely on the authentic nature and the full force of their natural ingredients. The effective formulas make it difficult for odour causing bacteria to grow. As a finely balanced composition, the two roll-ons protect and care for the skin, are well tolerated by the skin, and do not stain and do not contain pore constricting aluminium salts. An elegant, delicate fragrance of rose and herb and the fresh touch of sage and mint.

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Sage Mint Deodorant – herb fresh reliability

The interaction between the fresh mint fragrance and the herbal bouquet of sage provides long-lasting freshness, you can count on reliable fresh protection. The oil-free Dr. Hauschka Sage Mint Deodorant contains the essences of sage and witch hazel, two naturally effective, anti-microbial and astringent components. The vivacious fragrance of mint and the natural bouquet of sage harmonise to provide a long-lasting feeling of freshness. People who are physically active can trust the reliable, fresh protection offered by Sage Mint Deodorant. The composition of active botanical extracts and essential oils deodorises gently and hinders the growth of odour causing bacteria. Unpleasant odours are effectively prevented.

Tip: The herb fresh scent of Sage Mint Deodorant is ideal to partner with invigorating Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body WashLemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk and Quince Hydrating Body Milk.

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Rose Deodorant – gentle protection

Creamy Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant works reliably and it’s gentle on your skin. Carefully coordinated components with mild deodorising and moisturising properties are used in this creamy formula. The moisturising oil in the rose formula imparts a sense of well-being, while the essence of lady’s mantle has an astringent effect and helps to regulate the process of perspiration. Rose water and essential rose oil add an elegant, delicate fragrance which lends a note of freshness and covers unpleasant scents. Rose harmonising properties and the roll-on is suitable for normal to sensitive skin.

Tip: Rose Deodorant harmonises perfectly with Rose Nurturing Body Cream, Rose Nurturing Body Oil and Rose Nurturing Body Wash which provides warmth and security.

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Feel fresh – in every situation

New Dr. Hauschka deodorants provide protection and care for the skin. Whether during exercise or in stressful situations, the body starts to sweat under a wide variety of circumstances. Perspiration is a completely normal metabolic function, but it can be unpleasant in certain situations. This is why the new deodorants from Dr. Hauschka inhibit the growth of bacteria and cover odours naturally.However, they do not suppress the process of perspiration itself – which means they do not need to contain aluminium compounds.

Like a balm for the skin, Rose Deodorant contains moisturising jojoba oil, while Sage Mint Deodorant has a gel-like consistency and is oil-free. Both stay on the skin longer than short-acting deodorant sprays, imparting a lasting feeling of natural freshness.

How quickly and how much a person perspires depends on a number of factors – diet, clothing, and individual levels of activity and stress. Perspiration regulates the body’s temperature, eliminates metabolic wastes and combines with the skin’s acid mantle to form a barrier that protects us from harmful germs.

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What makes Dr. Hauschka Deodorants’ so effective in fighting the undesirable side-effects of perspiration?

The key lies in the newly developed formulas, with their authentic character and the full power of their naturally astringent, anti-microbial and moisturising ingredients. Both products are vegan and contain neither aluminium chlorohydrate nor other soluble aluminium compounds which constrict the sweat glands. The fundamentally different formulas of the two deodorants combine effective skin care and proven protection. Deodorising ingredients were composed and refined with moisturising extracts of medicinal plants and natural essential oils.

  • Tests have shown that both products are very well tolerated by the skin and offer long-lasting effectiveness
  • Do not sting when applied directly after shaving
  • Do not leave any traces on clothing

Please note: If you are going through transition from anti-perspirant use, that blocks your pores, to natural and organic Dr. Hauschka Deodorants, you may experience a couple of weeks detox.

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Daily Mail > Possible link between anti-perspirants and breast cancer

Telegraph > Aluminium possible link to breast cancer

Editor’s note: When my partner’s Aunty was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer her oncologist advised “Switch to a natural deodorant such as Dr. Hauschka.” Of course her oncologist had no knowledge that I worked for Dr. Hauschka. I believe women should be made aware of comments such as this. 

Why do we perspire?

Perspiring or sweating plays a vital role in maintaining normal health because it helps our bodies:

  • eliminate toxins
  • maintain the balance of salt levels
  • regulate the body temperature

On average we lose around 500mls to 1 litre of liquid a day through our skin. Generally, this evaporates very quickly.

We perspire

  • when we exert ourselves through exercise and physical activity
  • with the release of adrenaline due to fear or worry
  • when your environment is too warm

Interestingly, perspiration is almost odourless when it’s fresh, but when it stays on the skin it develops an odour. This smell is created by bacteria that breed in the warm, moist and nutrient-rich conditions created by perspiration.

What’s the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants?

Antiperspirants: Stop you from perspiring

Deodorants: Stop the bacteria from smelling, by killing the bacteria or neutralising the smell

The science behind deodorant

Scientists figured out that the best approach would be to prevent these bacteria from breeding, thereby having a deodorising action. The first commercial deodorant was launched in 1888. Unfortunately, in the quest for ever stronger and more effective deodorants, stronger and more powerful chemicals started to be used.

The science behind antiperspirants

Antiperspirants are based on ingredients such as aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminium zirconium trichlorohydrate. These aluminium ions form a temporary blockage in the sweat ducts, stopping the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface.

Most antiperspirants contain ingredients which react with protein molecules present in perspiration and swell to form a gel-like substance. For these to be effective, their molecular size needs to be small enough to allow them to enter skin pores so that when they swell and turn to a gel, they effectively block the pores and prevent sweat from being secreted.

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What’s the alternative to chemical deodorants?

Zinc ricinoleate is the zinc salt of ricinoleic acid, extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant. Zinc ricinoleate does not inhibit normal perspiration, and will not interfere with the natural flora of the skin. Instead, it ‘fixes’ the odours produced by bacterial decomposition in sweat so that they cannot be released into the atmosphere and cause the characteristic sweaty smell.

Chemicals in deodorants

Many familiar brands of deodorants contain triclosan. The chemicals in deodorants which prevent bacteria from growing have been linked to health problems ranging from skin irritation and contact dermatitis. Excessive use of spray deodorants have also been linked with more serious problems such as allergic reactions, asthma and breathing difficulties.

Chemicals in antiperspirants

Aluminium found in antiperspirants can cause inflammation, Aluminium chlorohydrate and Aluminium zirconium chlorohydrate are both used in chemical antiperspirants. These are both based on aluminium and can cause skin irritation. 

Research suggests that aluminium-based compounds may be linked to elevated aluminium levels and health problems including breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Antiperspirants also have another downside – not only can they cause the problems mentioned above, but they also prevent the body from eliminating toxins through perspiration and reduce our ability to regulate body temperature.

Choose certified natural and organic Dr. Hauschka Deodorants for health and well being.

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Black Tea – Beautiful Eyes

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An interview with Marie Calas, Head of Skin Care Development at Dr. Hauschka

As Head of Skin Care Development, you work on many different formulations. Nurturing, nourishing plant extracts are always part of these. In the case of the Eyeshadows, you have opted for black tea. Why tea?

A cooled black teabag is a tried-and-tested home remedy for tired or irritated eyes. Tea contains tannins, which, when used in a compress, are refreshing and reduce puffiness. We want our make-up to have the same effect. However, instead of placing damp tea bags on our customer’s eyes, we integrate the plant’s nurturing properties into our formulations.

How do you transform tea into Eyeshadow?

It is actually a rather complicated process. First, we create an aqueous extract made from organic tea leaves and mix it with extracts of witch hazel and anthyllis. These nurturing plant extracts are common in our skin care products, but as liquids. To integrate them into a product that comes in powder form, the essences are sprayed onto a natural mineral and air dried. This gives us a fine powder that embodies the strengths of the three plants. This process, which gives structure to a liquid, ultimately transfers the same benefits as a cup of black tea: it gives us clarity and restores order.

When is colour added to a formulation?

The powdered extracts of tea, anthyllis and witch hazel come together with other ingredients such as silk powder and silica to form the basis of all our Eyeshadows. The colours are created by various minerals, such as iron oxide or mica. These pigments range from soft notes of rose and peach through an entire palette of earthy shades, to a vibrant lilac and dark anthracite.

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Karim Sattar, Dr. Hauschka International Make-up Artist

How do you create a new Eyeshadow?

We developers let ourselves be inspired – ideally by nature itself. We look at the world around us as well as at our inner landscapes. You could say that it is an act of creative visualisation in colourful dialogue with everyday life. We try to translate this dialogue into skin care formulations. Once we have created initial product samples, we involve other colleagues from the Marketing and Skin Care Consultation departments, as well as our International Make-up Artist, Karim Sattar. Karim tests the new Eyeshadows on various skin tones and gives us specific suggestions for the final formulation: perhaps a little more mica, maybe a little less coverage, or possibly a stronger hint of red. It is important that the new shade not only has the perfect composition but can also be perfectly combined with other Dr. Hauschka products.

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Black Tea
This tea is not only popular as a stimulating drink, though; it is also a sought-after cosmetic ingredient.

Tea gardens cover the hillsides in southeast China like lush green carpets. Here, in Hunan Province, tea is cultivated and harvested for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. This peninsula is home to the organic Qingshan tea farm, which is renowned for a classic black tea with a mild flavour and a reddish-brown colour in the cup. This tea is not only popular as a stimulating drink, though; it is also a sought-after cosmetic ingredient. The dried tea leaves contain caffeine and valuable tannins with soothing, decongesting and toning properties. These properties are especially beneficial for the sensitive area around the eyes, which is why extracts of black tea enrich the entire Dr. Hauschka make-up range including Mascara, Eyeliners and Eyeshadows in all shades.

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Silk Powder & Black Tea

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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The Rhythm Of The Night – Interview

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When the skin flows with the rhythm of the night
Annette Greco, Head of Galenic Development, on night-time with Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

You deal with the formulation of new products and the rhythm of our skin. Are the differences between day and night really so noticeable different?

“Yes, they are. The idea that we’re active during the day and completely shut down at night falls short. There is more of a switchover: whereas during the day our bodies are open to the environment, absorbing impressions and nourishment, the night is used to process all that we took in. We form memories and regenerate, grow and gain strength. In fact, it is precisely because our consciousness takes a time-out that we are tremendously active at night and can lay the foundation for yet another day. That’s why it’s so important that we live both polarities. There is no day without night. Even when we can extend the daylight at will and effortlessly overcome time zones, the rhythm of life still affects us. If we go against it, it can make us ill. When we flow along with it, we lay the foundation for health, presence and beauty.”

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What does this mean for your work?

“We want to develop formulations that respect this rhythm. Formulations that provide total support for full vibrancy. Ones which protect and nourish during the day and support the body’s reconstructive process at night.”

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What challenges did you face while developing the Night Serum?

“We use water based, liquid products for the night care range. When it came to the Night Serum as well as for our Regenerating Serum, we sought formulations which imparted the aspect of living water, but at the same time offered a consistency familiar to our customers. We therefore came up with a serum that is neither liquid nor solid. This consistency can also be found in our bodies, for example in our blood or lymphatic system.”

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Why, in contrast to other skin care brands, does Dr. Hauschka recommend using oil-free night care instead of a rich night cream?

“Because it better enables us to support the natural processes. During the day the emphasis is on substances – nutrition is the major factor. Therefore, during the day, your skin can use the protection and nourishment offered by your skin care products. At night, on the other hand, your skin needs something different: support for the natural processes rather than more substances. At night, our skin care products take a step back from offering additional substances and instead help to stimulate the natural processes. It’s a bit like parenting where we can’t always just provide for and look after the child. At certain times we also need to indicate: you can do it, I know your strength. But I’m always here if you need me.”

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How can people successfully start using or switch to oil-free Dr. Hauschka night care?

“The switch starts with your attitude. If you’ve always generally been the type to rely a lot on your skin care products, you might get the feeling that you’re giving your skin too little. In fact, it’s the complete opposite! You’re giving your skin more care and respect while also demanding more of it. And this will sometimes show, for example by your skin tightening slightly. This reaction can be interpreted as a good sign: your skin is waking up, stirring and beginning an active process, which had before slipped somewhat from its responsibilities. Interestingly, your skin will tend to be taut in the evening, whereas in the mornings, after a reconstructive night phase, it will be at peace with itself and the world.”

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Can I somehow help the transition phase?

“Definitely. With 30 nights (a skin cell cycle is 28-30 days) Ampoule treatment, instead of Toner, you can offer your skin additional supportive stimuli and in the early evenings a mask can help to usher in the transition from day to night. The mask should, however, be removed before going to sleep to leave the rest to the oil-free night care. The final step of the day is the careful application of the Night Serum or Regenerating Serum. Give your skin a little undivided attention and let the day go.”

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Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Anthyllis

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Our ingredients

Each and every one of the ingredients in our products contributes to their overall effect. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. We also adhere to the highest quality standards.

This blog tells you more about our key ingredient, Anthyllis, aka Woundwort, where it comes from, why we use it and what functions it performs in our products.

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Plant profile

In its first year of growth, anthyllis forms a lush green rosette of leaves at ground level. Only in the second year do flower stems then grow from these, reaching heights of up to 90 cm and becoming densely covered in flowers. Stand by a field of anthyllis on a warm day and you’ll hear the hum of insects as bees and butterflies visit the nectar-rich flowers.

Each anthyllis head is made up of multiple long petals, surrounded by a green crown of leaves. Unlike other species in the plant kingdom, the individual flowers never open up fully; instead, they form a cup in which nectar can collect.

The chalk-loving plant is found on fallow fields and meadows, by the wayside and on sunny slopes, but never where the soil is over-fertilised.

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Facial Toner ingredients

In Facial Toner, anthyllis fortifies the skin together with a witch hazel extract, which supports the rhythmic processes. After cleansing, Facial Toner activates the skin’s flexible and vibrant barrier function to create a fresh, radiant complexion. It prepares the skin for daytime or nighttime skin care.

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

Anthyllis looks different depending on its location. In other words, it knows how to adapt. It can grow wildly and exuberantly, but also in a controlled, structured manner. As an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products, it uses these properties to unfurl delicate, regulating abilities, flexibly adapting to all skin conditions. It addresses the skin as an organ with all of its functions and helps it to establish boundaries without become rigid. Skin that’s fortified gives us an adaptable barrier. Anthyllis provides the stimuli needed to guide any skin condition to a balanced, healthy condition, to revive it and to harmonise.

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Origin, cultivation and processing

The anthyllis used in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products is mainly sourced from our biodynamically cultivated Demeter Sonnenhof Farm in Bad Boll, Germany. Straight after harvest, Dr. Hauschka/WALA employees process the blossoming plants, using a special rhythmic WALA procedure to obtain an essence from them. The extract is obtained using a cool mixture of water and alcohol. A rhythmic WALA procedure is also used to obtain an oil extract from dried anthyllis. This is mixed with warm apricot kernel oil at a temperature of 37°C (human body temperature) and further processed. The different ways of handling the plant highlight its diverse properties. Both extracts are used in many Dr. Hauschka Skin Care formulations.

Anthyllis belongs to the faboideae family, a subfamily of the fabaceae (pea) family. It first originated from Southern Europe but is today found almost all over Europe as well as in Western Asia, North Africa and America.

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The scientific name anthyllis vulneraria is derived from the plant’s usage and appearance; anthos > petal, ioulas > beard, volnus > wound. Combined, these terms indicate that this is a hairy flowering plant that can be used to treat wounds.

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This medicinal plant was mentioned by the Greek doctor Dioskurides using the name anthyllis back in the 1st century A.D. In the Middle Ages, anthyllis was mentioned in herb books as a plant that helped to heal wounds.

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The caterpillars from Germany;s smallest butterfly feed on anthyllis. Wild bees appreciate anthyllis as a source of nectar.

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Pomegranate

Pomegranates not only taste good, they have a range of health benefits. Anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties have been ascribed to them. They’re also resistant to drought and can store much moisture and vitality in their fruit.

An age-defying ingredient

  • We process the whole Pomegranate fruit, including the Peel for our products, obtaining a preparation that promotes regeneration of the skin.
  • Pomegranate Peel is an important ingredient because its extract inhibits an enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of collagen in ageing skin.
  • At the same time, the extract activates an enzyme that’s involved in the production of collagen.
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil contained in the whole-fruit extract stimulates cell division in the keratinocytes, cells which produce the important skin-strengthening protein keratin.

Is your make-up working for your skin too?

Pomegranate extract is a key ingredient in Dr. Hauschka Foundation, so as a treatment Foundation you’re getting superb value. It’s both a sumptuous make-up and a product that’s also integral to your age-defying skin care programme.

Pomegranate is also to be found in Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream and our luxurious Regenerating Body Cream.

Tip: For a particularly dry mature skin, or in winter time, you may like to try Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream as your face cream as well as for neck and décolleté. It’s a richer formulation than Regenerating Day Cream, because there’s less sebaceous glands in the neck and décolleté area.

Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Range supports a maturing skin.

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Summer Solutions

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

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

A Refreshing Change – Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sun-Stressed Skin

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

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

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Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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A Refreshing Change – Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

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NEW optimised formulation with an even creamier consistency

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

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

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

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

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

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Our Perfumer, Jörg Zimmermann…

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

Aromatic composition with lemon and lemongrass – sparkling and refreshing

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

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

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3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Natural & Organic Body Care

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Your face is a very small area, however, we often pay much more attention to using natural and organic products on our face, rather than our body, yet our body is a much larger area for absorption of conventional chemicals.

1. Your skin absorbs some of what you put on it

How much actually gets absorbed is up for debate, some say it is up to 60%, others say very little will make it to our bloodstream. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it is semi-permeable and we do know medicinal patches work well enough using our skin as a medium.

We also ingest products through the mouth – as with lipsticks. Sprays may be inhaled.

Choosing certified natural and organic products will reduce your toxic chemical load significantly.

2. We are exposed to so many synthetic chemicals every day 

Many women using conventional beauty products are being exposed to hundreds different synthetic and petro-chemicals every day. From shampoo, styling products and hair spray to deodorant, makeup, face and body products. It’s makes sense to do all we can to lower this exposure.

3. Natural, organic and biodynamic products work better

Your body can better use and metabolise natural substances. Nature makes things whole and complex, science separates and isolates. Whole substances contain everything they need to be effective, these are ingredients your skin understands.

So, how do you choose safe skin care? 

Read ingredients, rather than labels.

And if there’s anything you’d like clarification on please contact our Concept Store, Discovery Centre Rozelle (02) 9818 6119 or discovery@drhauschka.com.au

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Which Moisturiser is the best choice for you?

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All our Moisturisers, including Clarifying Day Oil, are highly concentrated, for example Rose Day Cream contains 30 organic or biodynamic Roses! They’re designed to be applied as follows:

  1. Warm around a large pea size amount of Moisturiser (3-4 drops of Clarifying Day Oil) between the palms of the hands to melt the oils and waxes.
  2. Apply using the palms of both hands to skin still moist from Toner which locks in hydration, aids absorption of botanical actives and ensures even and economical application.

Quick Reference – Skin Conditions and Day Care

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Day Care Moisturisers

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Melissa Day Cream

  • For Combination Skin Condition (oily t-zone, normal/dry cheeks)
  • The herb Melissa (Lemon Balm) mediates between oily and dry/normal areas
  • Oily areas are calmed, dry patches are hydrated, the appearance of redness is reduced
  • Shine is controlled for a balanced, radiant complexion
  • Extracts of melissa, daisy, anthyllis, witch hazel and provitamin A rich carrot soothe, working to balance the skin’s natural oil and water content
  • Tapioca starch provides an even, matte appearance

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Rose Day Cream Light

  • For Normal or Sensitive skin
  • Usually recommended for a younger skin up to 35
  • Hydrates, harmonises and soothes
  • All the protective, fortifying qualities of Rose Day Cream in a lightweight formulation
  • Matte texture perfect for use in warmer weather
  • Transfers to your skin the invigorating powers of the rose to nourish hydrate and protect dry, sensitive skin for a calm, even and balanced complexion
  • Precious rose water, rose wax and extracts of rose, marsh mallow leaf and anthyllis protect, calm, soften and balance the skin.
  • Marsh mallow root extract with avocado, sesame, almond and wheat germ oils hydrate, carrying essential moisture to skin

Rose Day Cream Light was developed as a second generation product, our Mum customers using Rose Day Cream wanted a lighter version Rose product for their daughters.

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Rose Day Cream

  • For a Dry, Sensitive or Mature Skin
  • Also recommended for those with premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Deeply hydrates, protects and soothes
  • A skin care classic, and the centrepiece of the Dr. Hauschka range, Rose Day Cream captures both the strength and the softness of the rose to nourish and protect
  • Especially beneficial for skin prone to redness, irritation and couperose
  • The rich, luxurious formulation harmonises oil and moisture content, gently guiding the skin to a state of comfort, balance and radiance
  • Precious extracts of rose petals and wild rose hips (rich source of vitamin C) nurture and balance the skin
  • Shea butter, rose petal wax and avocado oil protect and help retain moisture
  • Extracts of marsh mallow soften and St. John’s wort soothe redness, hydrate and fortify

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Quince Day Cream

  • For Normal Skin
  • Refreshes and protects
  • A daily moisturiser for healthy, toned skin
  • Refreshes and protects normal to slightly dry skin while supporting moisture content
  • Quince wax forms a light, breathable protective layer to maintain moisture balance
  • Quince seed extract helps the skin to retain moisture and with jojoba, apricot and avocado oils helps to firm the skin
  • Often referred to as our day care for a ‘city stressed skin’ as Quince Wax is protective against environmental elements such as pollution, weather, dry winds while Quince Seed Extract helps the skin to retain moisture which is important in an air conditioned environment
  • A favourite for guys, soothing and cooling after shaving, protective for the day ahead

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Revitalising Day Cream

  • For Normal, Dull, Dry or Mature skin
  • Revives dehydrated skin
  • Gently brings almost all skin conditions to a state of balance
  • Pallid, dry skin becomes enlivened with this light moisturiser
  • Extracts of anthyllis, witch hazel and calendula combine with nurturing oils to balance oil production and replenish the skin
  • Our lightest moisturiser yet very activacting for sebaceous glands
  • Balances the oil and moisture content of the skin

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Tinted Day Cream

  • For Normal, Sensitive, Dry or Mature Skin
  • ‘The original BB Cream’ our tinted moisturiser nourishes while adding a light, sun-kissed glow
  • Used daily, it hydrates, protects and provides a smooth, translucent, natural finish
  • Iron oxide mineral pigments blend imperfections and even skin tone
  • Quince seed, apricot kernel and beeswax balance oil and moisture content
  • Anthyllis and St. John’s wort support elasticity and soothe redness
  • Matte by using Translucent Powder over the top

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Regenerating Serum

  • Support for a Maturing Skin (usually recommended for 40+ years)
  • Visibly replenishes, lifts and tones
  • Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions, helping to firm mature skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sensitive mature skin is cooled and calmed
  • Quince seed and bryophyllum extracts replenish, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines while supporting the skin’s ability to balance moisture content
  • Antioxidant-rich red clover firms and refines, encouraging the skin’s natural processes of renewal, as nutrient-rich clover blossom honey protects

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Regenerating Day Cream

  • Support for a Maturing Skin (usually recommended for 40+ years)
  • Firms, tones and visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles
  • Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions, enhancing skin elasticity
  • balances moisture content, making skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple
  • Antioxidant-rich red clover, acerola (cherry), precious raspberry seed oil and shea butter protect against free radical damage and support the skin’s natural processes of renewal
  • Jojoba, avocado, sweet almond and olive oils replenish the skin’s barrier function and smooth skin 

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Clarifying Day Oil

  • For Oily, Blemished Skin
  • Balances and regulates an oily, blemished skin
  • Rapidly-absorbing daily moisturiser that balances excessive oiliness
  • Refines the appearance of pores
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes for a calm, beautiful complexion.
  • Apricot kernel, almond and wheat germ (rich source of healing vitamin E) oils balance the skin’s natural oil content, while anthyllis and carrot (rich source of healing provitamin A) extracts calm the skin
  • Neem, St. John’s wort and calendula extracts combine to visibly minimise redness and help maintain a healthy, radiant complexion

Applying our homeopathic knowledge of ‘like treats like’ we recommend an oil for an oily skin. It may seem counter-intuitive however, harsh products just ‘strip’ the skin creating imbalance and the skin produces more oil to compensate whereas Clarifying Day Oil calms and relaxes the skin.

If you get pimples then definitely add Coverstick into your morning regime, to treat and conceal with just the right amount of tea tree and manuka for their anti-bacterial properties, and tapioca starch which absorbs. Amazing product!

If Foundation is too rich for your skin then mix a little Translucent Bronzing Tint with your Clarifying Day Oil.

Please noteClarifying Day Oil may also be used as an Oil ‘serum’ by mixing a drop or two with Rose Day Cream for additional protection against the environment and an anti-oxidant boost for any skin condition.

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Foundation

  • Makeup and skin care!
  • Highly nourishing foundation based on the finest natural and organic ingredients
  • Maintains the skin’s moisture balance and protects it from external influences
  • Easy to apply, medium coverage
  • Harmonises with skin tone
  • May use one shade lighter than your perfect shade to use as a ‘primer’
  • Formulation includes mineral pigments, pomegranate for anti-oxidants and moisturising ability, anthyllis which helps all skin conditions towards a state of balance, provitamin A rich carrot root extract, apricot kernel, macadamia, jojoba oils and coconut to nourish the skin, shea butter and candelilla wax to protect
  • Natural essential oils provide an initial light, fresh aroma followed by hints of coconut and vanilla
  • Foundation evens out the skin’s tone, giving it a balanced, radiant appearance.

Once you’ve made the decision to use Dr. Hauschka natural and organic skin care it makes sense to also be using the same high quality natural and organic ingredients in your make-up.

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Dr. Hauschka Christmas Collection 2015

The Gift of Natural and Organic Skin Care

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Stress less with Lavender Sandalwood and Moor Lavender

Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
145ml tube RRP $50

For peace and harmony with a gently invigorating freshness. The calming floral fragrance of lavender is combined with the warming notes of Australian sandalwood.

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Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
100ml RRP $36

Restores harmony, a soothing bath milk for enveloping and protective qualities. At the centre of this finely balanced composition is an extract of moor (rhythmitised peat extract) for its grounding and protective qualities.

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Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
75ml RRP $40

Natural essential lavender oil combined with moor releases a soft fragrance that calms and relaxes the mind and the body, paving the way for a good night’s sleep. The composition with shea butter, jojoba, horsetail and horse chestnut exudes warmth and serenity.

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Lavender Natural Goodness Kit
RRP $29

Mini sizes 10ml: Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash and Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil.

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Beat the heat, energise and refresh with Lemon LemongrassDr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Lemon Natural Goodness Kit
RRP $29

Mini sizes 10ml: Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence, Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil, Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk and Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash

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Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil
75ml RRP $40
Invigorates and firms the skin, giving it freshness and elasticity. Created with rhythmitised lemongrass leaves, which fortifies the skin’s functions, together with mistletoe, field horsetail and nourishing sunflower oil. Refreshes the body and activates the senses.

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Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk
145ml glass bottle with pump RRP $50

Rapidly absorbed body moisturiser which awakens the senses, imparts a new vitality and puts a spring in your step. Lemongrass and essential lemon oil combine with extracts of silica-rich field horsetail and strengthening sage to tone, activate and firm the skin. Extract of quince maintains the skin’s moisture while jojoba oil and olive oil provide nourishing care.

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Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash
200ml RRP $29

The exotic fragrance of fresh ginger root is combined with essential oils of lemon and lemongrass. This fragrance enhances alertness and concentration while the light, creamy foam with hydrating quince seed extract cleanses the skin gently and the finest plant oils nourish.

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Our In-House Perfumer Jörg Zimmermann, is one of only a handful of Perfumers worldwide working exclusively with natural and organic essential oils as opposed to synthetic chemical fragrances.

Jörg shares his thoughts…

Composition of lavender and sandalwood
“I was looking for a special variety of lavender with a gentle floral note and a lot of elegance. I found it at an elevation of 1,000 metres. This lavender is notable for the sense of peace and harmony that it projects. However, it also possesses a certain gentle yet rejuvenating freshness. The Australian sandalwood works its charm in the background, embedded in a regal, ambery chord, which rounds off the quiet freshness of the lavender with an enveloping, amber-like warmth.”

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

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Since 1967, Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, unique rhythmic processes and the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested sources. The result: healthy, balanced, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Elisabeth Sigmund – Chapter 11

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Dr. Hauschka Esthetician Training

In 1971, Elisabeth Sigmund began teaching cosmeticians the special treatment method which she had developed and tested in her beauty salon in Sweden.

There are now around 800 Dr. Hauschka Estheticians working in Germany, with an additional 800 around the world. Qualified cosmeticians receive further training to become Dr. Hauschka Estheticians. In addition to the Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment, they also offer many variations. The Dr. Hauschka Treatment is still based on Elisabeth Sigmund’s methods.

Initially, Elisabeth Sigmund did not actually want to train others to perform the skin care treatments with lymph stimulation and facial exercises as she was worried that the trainees could use what they had learned incorrectly. Finally, the cosmetician Anneliese Horn talked her around.

Lymph stimulation with brushes
Lymph stimulation with brushes

From the first ever Dr. Hauschka Esthetician …

In 1970, Anneliese Horn completed a cosmetics course in her home es of Stuttgart. After many months of training in conventional cosmetics, she left the course with rosacea, a skin disease. Her anthroposophic family doctor had heard about the new ‘WALA skin care’ and recommended that if she wanted to work as a cosmetician, she should use their products. Anneliese Horn got in touch with Elisabeth Sigmund through WALA. After thinking about it for a few months, Elisabeth Sigmund agreed and trained Anneliese Horn as the first ever Dr. Hauschka Esthetician in January and February 1971 during several weeks of one-on-one lessons.

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… to a trainer

As Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was still little known in the early 1970s, Anneliese Horn’s beauty salon was slow to take off. Elisabeth Sigmund, therefore, suggested that she should go to trade fairs and conventions for WALA and give presentations on skin care at health food stores. After Elisabeth Sigmund had trained several more cosmeticians, she also started referring interested candidates to Anneliese Horn, who took over the Dr. Hauschka Esthetician Training from 1975.

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6 Organic Beauty Rules

Dr. Hauschka is a pioneer in the organic beauty world, promoting health, wellness and vitality alongside highly effective skin care solutions since 1967.

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Look for certification

It’s important for consumers to understand that buying NATRUE and/or BDIH certified products means you are buying truly authentic organic products. There’s no labelling laws around the use of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ so certification is a must. Every one of our products goes through a formulation audit every second year. 

Your skin is your largest organ

Your skin can absorb much of what’s applied to it. We know how important it is to eat fresh, nutritious, high quality food – it’s the same for our skin. The higher quality the ingredients, the healthier your skin. Dr. Hauschka only uses whole ingredients, ingredients are not in isolated form, they’re full of antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients that our skin understands for healthy and radiant skin.

You know what you’re getting with natural ingredients

There’s a big difference between natural and organic skin care and make-up and conventional skin care and make-up. We use plant oils instead of petroleum, natures colours instead of artificial synthetic chemical dyes, rhythmic processing and natural antioxidants to preserve instead of synthetic chemical preservatives and our subtle product aromas come from natural and organic essential oils not synthetic chemical fragrances.

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Beauty and wellbeing are inextricably linked

Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka said “We’ve always approached beauty from the inside because beauty is about being healthy; energy, vitality, a balanced mind and body. If your cells are healthy they can regenerate and stay healthy longer, leading to radiant skin and an energy that can’t be hidden – the kind of glow that people comment on.”

Organic, biodynamic and wild harvested ingredients are high in vitality, it’s this vitality we wish to pass onto your skin through the quality of our ingredients and our unique rhythmic processing.

Read your labels

The best advice is to read and understand your labels. Stay away from petrolatum, mineral oils (they’re occlusive to the skin) parabens, PEGs, phthalates and silicone.

We’re always happy to explain any ingredients in our products > feedback@drhauschka.com.au

It’s not just about your face

Your face is a relatively small area of skin, so also be very aware of products you’re applying to your body. Dr. Hauschka’s Body Oils and Body Moisturisers are nourishing for your skin and also provide aromatic benefits as well. Choose for your mood!

Hand harvested Echinacea in our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Hand harvested Echinacea in our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Elisabeth Sigmund discovery quote: 

“For me personally, in addition to the discovery of so many medicinal plants that affected the skin, there were two major things. Firstly, I discovered that skin care made purely from natural ingredients can do a great deal more for the skin than a conventional skin care made from chemical/synthetic substances.

The second key discovery for my treatment concept was that the skin regenerates more effectively at night if you do not use a night cream. It is far better to treat your skin with an aqueous solution containing medicinal plants that stimulate your skin’s natural activity. I am delighted to see that these discoveries still form the basis of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care.”

~ Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, unique rhythmic processes and the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested sources. The result: healthy, balanced, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Mature Skin

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Beautiful skin isn’t always healthy – however healthy skin is always beautiful.

Mature Skin: Declining elasticity, wrinkles, an increasing tendency to dryness, possibly with constantly red cheek/nasal region (visible capillaries), thin skin, irregular pigmentation due to menopause, age spots, sun damage.

Natural & Organic Skin Care for Mature Skin
The key to beautiful mature skin is to age with healthy skin.

As we age, our skin needs specific care it may not have previously required. The process of cellular renewal slows, and skin naturally loses elasticity and resilience. Dr. Hauschka’s Regenerating Range supports productive skin renewal, refining skin and energising its regenerative processes for a firmer, smoother, radiant appearance.

  • Noticeably firms and tones
  • Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions
  • Enhances skin elasticity
  • Balances moisture content, making skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple
  • Antioxidant-rich red clover, acerola berries and raspberry seed oil protect against free radical damage and support the skin’s natural processes of renewal
  • Also formulated for sensitive skin

Your Essential Day Care

1) Cleanse with our Correct Cleansing and Hydrate and Compress. Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence in your basin water relaxes, Rose Nurturing Bath Essence is an exotic way to begin the day and Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence is energising. Cleansing Cream deep cleanses after the night time activity of the skin, removing impurities without stripping the skin of moisture and protection.

2) Close eyes and mist your skin with Facial Toner then apply 1 pump Regenerating Serum to firm a mature skin, helping to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while balancing moisture content.

Oil-free Regenerating Serum for day and night use gives ample moisture and a fresh, firm feel. With its formulation of moisture-regulating quince seed extract, isoflavone-rich (also referred to as phytoestrogens), regenerative red clover, vital bryophyllum and clover blossom honey. Regenerating Serum fortifies the skin’s natural functions, regulates moisture and noticeably refines and firms the skin. It also soothes reddened, sensitive skin. The result: a refined and firmer complexion.

3) Warm approximately a rice size amount of Regenerating Eye Cream between your two ring fingers and apply from inner to outer eye contour. A light formulation day time eye care product containing nine plant oils including precious borage seed oil rich in gamma-linolenic acid and many unsaturated fatty acids. Together with moisture rich extract of quince seed, decongestive birch leaves, silica-rich field horsetail and isoflavone-rich red clover to firm and strengthen. Antioxidant protection from cherry fruit and sea buckthorn oil.

4) Moisturise with Regenerating Day Cream, a rich cream with a luxurious composition of vital bryophyllum (kalanchoe), isoflavone-rich and the great regenerator red clover, silica-rich field horsetail, vitamin-rich acerola (cherry) fruits and harmonising rose petals enhances the skin’s tone and elasticity and smoothes wrinkles and lines, leaving the skin looking radiant. Finest plant oils such as precious raspberry seed oil, avocado oil and shea butter provide rich protection all day long. The cream also soothes reddened and sensitive skin.

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Tip: Add a little Translucent Bronzing Tint and mix with your Regenerating Day Cream prior to application, this then becomes a tinted moisturiser. As we age our skin may become a little pallid, Translucent Bronzing Tint puts uplifting, youthful warm tones back into the skin.

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Plant pic: highly regenerative and isoflavone-rich Red Clover

Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream is specifically formulated to replenish, fortify and firm skin for a smoother appearance. A readily absorbed cream that makes the skin feel firmer and refines its structure. Field horsetail with it high silica content and firming action supports the connective tissue of neck and décolleté. Extracts of marshmallow, birch and red clover form a luxurious composition to help the skin retain moisture with exotic argan oil that’s highly compatible with the skin and counteracts skin ageing. This cream is a rich formulation designed for the décolleté and neck which have less sebaceous glands.

Your Essential Night Care

1) Compress and Hydrate then apply Soothing Cleansing Milk which is a light, gentle, effective make-up and eye make-up remover plus evening cleansing product from the dirt and dust your skin picks up during the day.

2) Close eyes and mist Facial Toner directly onto your skin

3) Apply one pump of Regenerating Serum. Dr. Hauschka does not recommend moisturisers at night. Indeed in our experience the use of heavy, occlusive night creams exacerbate a dry skin. Sleeping is not ageing.

Care Plan

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Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Intensive Treatments – Weekly Care

Clarifying Steam Bath with Clarifying Clay Mask followed by Firming Mask

On another night of the week

Firming Mask to support a maturing skin
Or for blemishes, enlarged pores use Revitalising Mask. Please note: Use Coverstick daily to treat and heal pimples
Or for dryness and/or dehydration Hydrating Mask
Or for red, blotchy, sensitive skin Soothing Mask
Or for refining and benefiting all skin conditions Revitalising Mask

Seasonal and Specialty Care:

Renewing Night Conditioner – a 30-night treatment with one ampoule per evening, skin cell cycle is 28-30 days, particularly recommended in the two most transitional seasons of the year, autumn and spring. Use instead of Toner. Rhythmitised dilution of  roses, sunflowers, white lilies, marsh mallow, aloe, mother of thousands, anthyllis and witch hazel, bound with silver, spring blossom honey and royal jelly.

Specifically recommended for those new to a Dr. Hauschka regime and in transition from the use of  conventional night creams, also for the two most transitional seasons of autumn and spring.

Regenerating Intensive Treatment – one bottle, one treatment, use morning and evening instead of Toner until the contents are finished. We recommend at least a treatment in summer and winter. The composition brings together selected treasures of nature in rhythmitised form; revitalising precious gems blue tourmaline and amber, regenerating gold, the moisture-preserving medicinal herbs madonna lily and marsh mallow, invigorating gingko and olive leaves, royal jelly, natural thermal salt water from a therapeutic spa with high mineral content and Sandalwood Hydrosol. These ingredients help the skin to retain its moisture and give new vitality. It also helps preserve and activate the skin’s regenerative powers.

Treat yourself to regular Dr. Hauschka Classic Facial Treatments with a Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician.

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Regenerating Body Cream
Firms and hydrates

Regenerating Body Cream supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions, balancing moisture content and making skin feel smooth, firm and supple.

Formulation: Jojoba oil and candelilla wax hydrate while red clover, horsetail and birch leaves offer antioxidant properties and support the skin’s natural powers of renewal. Marshmallow provides moisture balancing support and softens. Precious Damask rose blossom extract to nurture and the aroma of rose and orange essential oils combined with soft vanilla notes delight the senses. Absolutely luxurious body care!

Award Winning Regenerating Video

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Travel Tips

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Road Trip

On a road trip decant some Revitalising Leg and Arm Tonic in a small pump bottle, I use an old Facial Toner 30ml bottle, to invigorate for long periods of sitting. Rosemary and Borage aid circulation and provide a vitalising aroma throughout the car upon application. Love this product, always finding uses for it!

Because I’m an ‘over-packer’ I have to save weight and space where I can. Daily Face Care Kit comes to the rescue for shorter holidays. Also Dr. Hauschka brings out 30ml special editions each year for Cleansing Cream, Soothing Cleansing Milk and Facial Toner and I take those for longer holidays, along with mini size moisturiser(s).

Tip: Always save your product boxes and inserts as they’re protective for travel.

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Air Travel – jet setting

1) Liberally apply protective Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil after your shower in preparation for flying. Moor (peat extract) has a grounding energy and Lavender aids relaxation. This Body Oil is highly recommended as a protective blend for travel.

2) For air travel I don’t usually wear make-up, instead a generous application of Hydrating Mask. Super effective and protective against the dehydrating effects of the cabin. If you wish to wear make-up still use Hydrating Mask as your moisturiser, just not so generous in application, and leave it a while to absorb before applying Foundation and Translucent Powder. Alternatively our tinted moisturiser, Tinted Day Cream is rich for the rigours of air travel and helps to even skin tone.

3) In your make-up bag carry, Lip Care Stick and Hand Cream 30ml special size or travel size and apply regularly throughout your flight.

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Air Travel – post travel rejuvenating treatment

1) First priority has to be shower and a deep facial cleanse. Compress your skin with Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence Mini in the basin to refresh if that’s appropriate for your new time zone or if you need to sleep use Moor Lavender Bath Essence Mini. Cleanse once with Cleansing Milk 30ml special size and then a secondary deep cleanse with Cleansing Cream 30ml special size.

2) Shower using Lemon Lemongrass Body Wash, if that’s an appropriate choice to provide refreshing support in a new time zone as quick as possible, the alternative being Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash. I decant these into smaller bottles for travel.

3) Now your skin needs a complete ‘pick-me-up’!
Take 20 minutes feet up time, apply Revitalising Mask, also available in mini travel size, and saturate a cotton pad with the contents of one ampoule of Eye Revive, then split the pad into two and place over closed eyes to soothe irritated and dehydrated eyes.

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Spring Skin Care & Potent Antioxidant Blend

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Dryness and dehydration is a prime reason for premature wrinkles and lines so it’s imperative we protect our skin from this condition.

So what’s the solution to dryness and dehydration?

Hydrating Mask is our ultimate skin fix to hydrate and moisturise, attending to both dryness and dehydration. Use twice a week, cleanse early in the evening and apply the mask, around your eye contour too, and rather than leaving it on for 2-30 minutes, I prefer to leave it on to absorb all evening, removing with a moist, tepid cloth before bed.

If your skin is extremely dry you may also use Hydrating Mask as your ‘day cream’ for a month or until condition improves.

This super rich blend of botanicals soothes, protects and revitalises while sealing in moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth, supple and plumped!

– Quince seed extract replenishes and helps dry skin to retain moisture
– Nourishing almond, avocado, olive and jojoba oils
– Rose wax and organic shea butter soothe and protect

Skin Vitamins
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, not as a synthetic chemical isolated ingredient.

Rich in antioxidants blend

Rosehip for Vitamin C and Wheatgerm for Vitamin E, both found in Rose Day Cream, mix with a drop of two of Clarifying Day Oil prior to application to skin still moist from Toner. The magnificent orange colour of Clarifying Day Oil comes from Wild Carrot Extract, a rich source of provitamin A.  When we use Clarifying Day Oil in this way, rather than for an oily skin prescription, we are using it as an oil ‘serum’.

There you have it, a potent antioxidant and protective blend!

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Blending

This first blend is so uplifting that when our UK Esthetician Trainer tried it she only did it on one half of her face. She promptly had to do the other half because of the difference it had made.

Firming, Hydrating & Moisturising Mask Blend

  • Cleanse early in the evening
  • Apply a generous amount of Regenerating Serum – eye contour area too, as an eye mask
  • Then apply Hydrating Mask over the top – eye contour area too, as an eye mask
  • Leave to absorb all evening, removing with a warm, moist cloth just before bedtime

Soothing & Moisturising Mask Blend

  • For dry, red, irritated, itchy or flaky skin
  • Cleanse early in the evening
  • Apply a generous amount Soothing & Hydrating Mask mixture – eye contour area too, as an eye mask
  • Leave to absorb all evening, removing with a warm, moist cloth just before bedtime

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Do you need to alter your day care with the Seasons?

Yes, that may well be the case.  We have many customers using cooling Quince Day Cream in the warmer months and the more protective and warming Rose Day Cream in the colder months.  Other customers choose to use Rose Day Cream Light with its matte texture and lighter formulation in spring/summer and Rose Day Cream in autumn/winter.  Check in with your skin, see how it’s feeling and certainly change to a more protective day care if need be.

I use Regenerating Serum and Regenerating Day Cream during the week which is spent indoors and in the weekend I use Rose Day Cream when I’m more likely to have time outdoors. I usually mix in a couple of drops of Clarifying Day Oil too with my Rose Day Cream, as an oil based ‘serum’ in this case, to increase antioxidants. So even my weekly ritual changes due to my daily environment.

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We can support ourselves in stressful times with Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil which is a protective and calming blend. Blackthorn Toning Body Oil I find warming, strengthening and it helps me focus, one job at a time and tick them off. Blackthorn Elixir has been used for years as a strengthening tonic to assist in the treatment of fatigue or convalescence and for those who are feeling stressed or drained of vitality. Lemon Lemongrass is refreshing and revitalising. Almond St. John’s wort Soothing Body Oil is a cheerful blend. Rose is both exotic and nurturing. Birch Arnica is recommended during detox and is supportive pre or post exercise and also useful if you have aching muscles or stiff joints.

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Sometimes you just need a little ‘me time’ and a treat. A Foot Bath, even if it’s only for 10 minutes, can do wonders – your feet will look good too! Choose your Dr. Hauschka Bath Essence aromatics for the benefits you are looking for:

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences

  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence (milky formula) – envelops and protects
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence (milky formula) – uplifts the spirit
  • Almond Soothing Bath Essence – luxury to the senses
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence – invigorating and refreshing
  • Sage Bath Essence – is known for its refreshing, perspiration-regulating action. It provides a refreshing foot bath after sport and exercise and tired feet are wonderfully refreshed. In the cooler months of the year it helps to prevent poor circulation and chills

Complete your foot bath with an application of Hydrating Foot Balm or Deodorising Foot Balm. Both products are warming, moisturising and rapidly absorbed. I feel like I’m ‘walking on air’ after use.

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Click > Dr. Hauschka Deodorants, for more information about why it’s important to use natural and organic deodorants.

Spring is a time to tidy up the garden and plant, exercise out in the fresh air as your lymph system needs movement, early morning sunshine for Vitamin D, and it’s time to come out of winter hibernation and enjoy social times too.

Delight in our natural and organic skin care to protect from the elements and nourish, and use natural and organic body products that do so much more than just moisturise your skin.

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