Simply Quince • refreshingly uncomplicated

What makes quince so special?

Quince offers two interesting raw materials:

  • Quince wax -protects the slowly ripening fruit and also your skin. A very rarely used substance.
  • Quince seed extract from the core of the fruit. It has the gift to bind moisture. As an extract soothe and smooth the skin.

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

  • Quince seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture, perfect for a dry and/or dehydrated skin.
  • Quince wax protectively envelops the fruit, transferring this same ability to your skin for gentle and effective protection and strengthening your skin’s natural barrier.
  • Soothing and cooling, and leaves your skin soft and smooth, with the refreshing aroma of quince.

Who is Quince?

  • The quince is closely related to apple and pear. It is also belongs to the rose family.
  • It originates from the Middle East, from where its route into the Mediterranean area and with the help of the Romans brought it across the Alps and to the medieval monastery gardens of Europe.
  • For thousands of years it has hardly been altered by growers and therefore it has retained much of its original wild fruit character.

How does quince fruit get into our products?

Quince wax and quitztensamen

Quince wax

Organic quince from Spain are intended for juice production, however it’s a stroke of luck that Dr. Hauschka is able to get fresh press residues from an adjacent juice plant. The precious quince wax can be obtained with the aid of a particularly gentle process.

Hand processed Quince seeds

The quince seeds inside the fruit are surrounded by a slimy layer, which can absorb large quantities of water. The quince seeds are placed overnight in water, which creates a smooth, shiny texture around them. The next day, they are squeezed out by hand. This process, which was developed a long time ago by WALA/Dr. Hauschka, gently wins the valuable quince seed extract.

When does flowering, when green, when does the quince mature?

White to tender pink flowers blossom and from them develop small fruit, which already show the characteristic quince form and are hairy on the outside. As the ripening process progresses the bright yellow fruit give off a wonderful fresh scent.

Autumn is the season for Quince

The days are getting shorter, nature is slowly coming to rest, and it’s harvest time for quince. Here are two ways to immerse yourself in the season of quince.

  • Place a bowl of quince fruit on your table to enjoy their aroma for a while.
  • Then make Quince Syrup from them. Recipe below.

Quince Syrup Recipe

Quince Syrup makes a refreshing and welcome change, mixed with water or sparkling mineral water. Pour a little syrup in a cup of black tea, drizzle over a freshly baked cake or ice cream.

Quince Syrup:

  • 1 kg fresh quince fruit
  • 1 litre water
  • 250g sugar
  • juice of a lemon

Rub off the furry coating from the quince and wash. You can process the quinces with the shell and core casing, remove only the stem and the flower neck. Finely chop and bring to the boil with water. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes at low heat. Pour through a sieve and press as much of the pulp as possible. Then pour again through a fine sieve or muslin cloth so that the juice is as clear as possible.

Now let the juice boil with sugar and the squeezed lemon for about 10 minutes. Fill into sterilised bottles and close immediately.

Dr. Hauschka and Quince

Where do you meet the quince again?

Our formulas are always complex compositions of carefully coordinated ingredients. For Quince Day Cream we use hero ingredients, quince wax and quince seed extract as well as precious oils, waxes and medicinal plant extracts.

Quince in our products

Quince Day Cream

with quince wax and quince seed extract, refreshing, soothing and protective. A favourite for both women and men with normal to dry skin.

Eye Definer 01-06

with quince wax, the individual beauty of the eyes are delicately emphasised.

Volume Mascara 01-03

for enhanced lashes which includes quince wax

Quince Hydrating Body Milk

moisture-rich, rapidly absorbed, refreshing body lotion which brings lightness to your day.

Regenerating Serum for night and day

with quince seed extract, firming, moisturising and revitalises your skin.

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic 100% natural and/or organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from synthetic chemical 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 do not test on animals

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Vibrant Summer Days

Refreshing Dr. Hauschka Body Care

Sommertage voller Lebendigkeit

Feel light and refreshed during the warmer months of the year with Dr. Hauschka Body Care. Favourites for this time of year are Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash, Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body MilkRevitalising Leg & Arm Tonic and After Sun.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash: energising way to begin the day.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash has a wonderfully revitalising zesty scent that adds a spring to your step. The creamy lather gently cleanses the skin, restoring its natural balance with valuable plant oils and quince seed extract – even if you shower frequently. The Body Wash is pH neutral and exceptionally mild so as not to dry out the skin.

Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic: light legs for summer.

Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic is an activating skin care product for combating heat-induced heavy legs, for anyone that stands or sits for prolonged periods or during the latter stages of pregnancy. The composition with borage, rosemary and castor oil revives the legs while preventing the skin from dryness.

TIP: Keep some Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic in your desk and use as a 3pm pick-me-up. Energising and invigorating.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk: fresh energy for an active day.

The light Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk with a zesty, clear scent invigorates and energises you, leaving you feeling wonderfully refreshed. It contains sunflower oil, structure-giving lemon oil and extracts of quince seed, lemongrass and field horsetail. It is quickly absorbed, offers blissful hydration and nourishes and tones the skin.

After Sun: hydrates and cools after a day in the sun.

When sunbathing has left your skin tired and irritated, the soothing and cooling After Sun lotion is the perfect choice. The rich yet light formulation with quince seeds, shea butter, rose hip and ice plant helps the skin restore its natural balance and breathe freely – for a beautiful, long-lasting tan. For an extra dose of care for stressed areas, a cool compress can be applied after the lotion.

In need of a little refreshment?

Kleine Erfrischung gefällig?

A cool foot bath relaxes heavy legs after a long summer’s day. Our Dr. Hauschka Estheticians recommend adding a little Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence or Sage Purifying Bath Essence.

Foot Bath video

Feel light and refreshed during the warmer months of the year with Dr. Hauschka.

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Beat the Heat Make-up Tips

Always cleanse, tone and moisturise before applying makeup. You may wish to use a matte moisturiser such as Rose Day Cream Light or if you have a combination oily T-zone skin then use Melissa Day Cream. If you have a dry/dehydrated skin that needs a moisturiser that’s activating yet very light in texture for summer time, then use Revitalising Day Cream. Leave your moisturiser to absorb fully prior to make-up application.

For a long-lasting make-up in hot weather our International Make-up Artist, Karim Sattar, recommends this technique…

1) Apply Colour Correcting Powder, Loose Powder or Compact Powder first.

Our Powders and Foundation blend together beautifully. Dr. Hauschka 100% natural make-up is free from silicones, so you won’t get a patchy look.

2) You now have a matte base to apply your Foundation.

3) Apply Colour Correcting Powder, Loose Powder or Compact Powder again to set make-up.

4) Apply Blush and/or Bronzer.

5) Mist your make-up with Toner.

 

Multi-tasking product TIP
At the moment I’m loving Blush Duo 03 sun-kissed nectarine for both cheeks and eyes.

 

HOT TIPS for a long-lasting eye liner and brows

1) Moisten an angled brush with Toner.

2) Pick up colour with your brush from just the one corner of the darkest shade of your Eyeshadow Palette or Trio.

3) With your brush apply a line to the lower lash line from outer to inner, starting a little further out than the outer edge of your eye.

4) You’ll need to pick up more colour with your brush, then apply to the upper lash line from the outer to the inner and beginning from the extended colour from your lower lash line so the two meet.

5) Define your brows with the residual colour left on the brush and set with Brow & Lash Gel.

If you prefer a more defined upper lash line that will also stay the distance.

 

Apply Eyeshadow for a matte start, then Eye Definer Pencil and set with Eyeshadow over the top. Alternatively use Liquid Eyeliner.

Long-lasting lipstick

1) Apply Blush to your lips first, which provides a matte base.

2) Use Lip Liner over the entire lip area rather than an outline.

3) Apply your favourite Lipstick, ‘kiss’ a tissue to remove excess, and re-apply.

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from synthetic chemical 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 do not test on animals

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Christmas Gift Packs 2017

Dr. Hauschka Christmas Gift Packs are available Online and participating Dr. Hauschka Stockists and Estheticians.

Share the magic with Dr. Hauschka Christmas Sets under the Christmas tree, or maybe you’re tempted to treat yourself! Lovingly selected combinations of natural and organic skin care and make-up products in packaging to heighten Christmas anticipation. Contents to pamper the skin and the senses.

Rose Light

RRP $90 valued at $119
Cleansing Cream 50ml
Rose Day Cream Light 30ml
Facial Toner 30ml

Glowing Rose

RRP $90 valued at $119
Cleansing Cream 50ml
Rose Day Cream 30ml
Soothing Cleansing Milk 30ml

The Essential Cleansing Travel Pack

RRP $36 valued at $46
Soothing Cleansing Milk 30ml
Facial Toner 30ml

Joyful Radiance Gift Set

RRP $39 valued at $49
Volume Mascara black mini
Lip Care Stick
  

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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5 Reasons to take special care of your neck and décolleté

Most of us are in a good routine with our morning cleanse, tone and moisturise ritual for our face, but are you taking the best care of your neck and décolleté? Here are the reasons you need to.

 

1) Skin in these areas produces less oil than on your face, and neglecting it may result in premature ageing.

2) Skin is thinner, with a lower adipose tissue compared to your face, which makes it prone to dehydration and dryness.

3) Side sleepers particularly may notice wrinkles on their décolleté, making it even more important to nourish and restore this area daily.

4) The angle of your décolleté to the sun may mean full UV exposure. Apply a physical barrier (zinc and/or titanium dioxide) sunscreen to protect against sun damage.

5) Neck and décolleté are exposed to environmental influences, so daily protection is required from the dehydrating and drying effects of air conditioning, pollution, sun, wind etc.

How to care for your Neck & Décolleté

1) Morning ritual: Cleanse neck and décolleté, tone, apply intensive specific care Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Cream to protect, nourish, tone and firm.

2) Apply a physical barrier (zinc and/or titanium dioxide) sunscreen and remember to reapply.

3) Evening ritual: Cleanse, tone and apply oil-free night care, Regenerating Serum.

Neck & Décolleté Treatment TIP: After cleansing and toning warm around a large pea size of Hydrating Mask between the palms of your hands and gently press onto neck and décolleté. Leave to absorb as long as possible, removing with a tepid moist cloth.

Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Cream

firms, tones and smoothes

As we age, the skin’s natural processes of renewal begin to slow and skin loses elasticity. Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Cream supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions. Skin is hydrated, refined and revitalised for a smoother, more supple appearance. Wrinkles are visibly diminished and skin looks and feels firmer.

Formulation

  • Highly regenerative and phytoestrogen rich red clover, powerful antioxidant acerola berries and whole pomegranate* are blended with rose extract to support natural skin renewal, enhance skin tone and support elasticity.
  • Ancient field horsetail, a plant rich in bioavailable silica, fortifies and firms the skin.
  • Witch hazel distillate and marsh mallow leaf extract support the skin’s moisture balance.
  • Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants are nourishing coconut, argan, jojoba, sesame, sweet almond, macadamia and sunflower oils.
  • Shea butter and beeswax protect your skin without being occlusive.

*Pomegranates, 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.

 

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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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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