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Dr. Hauschka Night Serum – The Power of Night

The Apple Blossom invites your skin to open, while Apple Fruit reflects the skin we desire after a good night’s sleep: vitalised, radiant and refreshed. The delicate, intoxicating scent of soft petals envelops your senses as night falls. Night Serum guides the renewal processes which your skin activates every night.

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Dr. Hauschka Night Serum guides the renewal process which your skin activates each night with botanical oil-free night care as opposed to the use of heavy night creams, which impede your skin’s natural overnight functions of elimination and regeneration.

  • Night time care that revitalises all skin conditions for women and men
  • For fresh, radiant skin in the morning
  • Organic Berner Rose Apple Blossom Extract and Apple Fruit Hydrosol
  • Softening, vitalising, hydrating and strengthening
  • Skin feels instantly firm
  • Oil free, light and rapidly absorbed by the skin
  • Superb skin tolerability
  • Helps the skin rediscover its natural balance
  • Stimulates renewal process and guides the skin’s essential night-time work

Use: After cleansing and toning in the evenings, apply a thin layer of Night Serum to the face, neck and, if desired, décolleté.

Please note: For customers 40+ we recommend Regenerating Serum to support a maturing skin.

Editor’s note: My personal preference is to use Regenerating Serum in the morning and Night Serum in the evening.

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AWARDS!

Dr. Hauschka Night Serum has won the 2016 Beauty Shortlist Awards in the category ‘BEST NIGHT TREATMENT’.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) nominated our Night Serum BEST NEW CERTIFIED ORGANIC SKINCARE PRODUCT in the 2016 Beauty Awards.

Night Serum won the Silver Pure Beauty Award in the BEST NEW NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCT 2015 Category, as voted for by readers of Pure Beauty.

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Regenerating Serum
refines and tones mature skin

Supports the skin’s natural processes of renewal to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Quince Seed extract, Bryophyllum, highly regenerative Red Clover and Clover Blossom Honey replenish and protect, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and supporting the skin’s ability to balance moisture. Skin is fortified and balanced for the look and feel of smoother, firmer skin. Sensitive skin is calmed.

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Lose the night cream, your skin will thank you for it!

  • During the night your skin is metabolising and eliminating the day’s waste, that’s one of its many functions as the largest organ in your body.
  • The night time rhythm of the skin is one of a ‘breathing out’.
  • How do you know this is happening? Because skin disorders such as eczema, shingles, chicken pox or measles are much worse during the night. How often have you woken up in the morning to be greeted by a pimple?
  • There are no environmental factors that you need to protect your skin from while you’re asleep.
  • A night cream – which is usually a heavy, expensive, occlusive substance impedes your skin’s normal night time process.
  • Sleeping isn’t ageing!

Dr. Hauschka’s gentle and effective Soothing Cleansing Milk respects your skin’s pH and hydrolipid layer, along with hydrating treatment product Toner, supports our no night cream stance. Dr. Hauschka’s night treatment preparations embrace botanical essences held in a watery solution. These allow the skin to breathe freely and overcome any weaknesses and imbalances.

At first our ‘no night cream’ guiding principle seems unusual, however within one month (a skin cell cycle) you’ll need no more convincing! 

New customers support your skin in the transition off the use of night cream with Renewing Night Conditioner, one ampoule a night for a month, then switch to Night Serum or Regenerating Serum.

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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 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

NATRUE BDIH

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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

NATRUE BDIH

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Night Time Skin Care Ritual

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Life’s busy but attending to this night time ritual becomes a firm favourite in transitioning from day to night. Time for me.

Compress & Hydrate your skin, using Moor Lavender Calming or Rose Nurturing Bath Essence in your basin water, with your Organic Cotton Compress, for aromatic benefits. We promote Compressing & Hydrating to soften pores for a much deeper cleanse, and you’ll use your cleansing products more economically too. 

2) Cleanse with Soothing Cleansing Milk to remove make-up, eye make-up and the dirt and dust your skin picks up during the day. You may wish to complete a secondary deeper cleanse with Cleansing Cream

3) Complete cleanse with a splash or compress of cold water to contract a minute muscle beside the hair follicle, removing any last remaining dirt. This simple technique creates a softer skin, without harsh exfoliation. 

4) Tone with Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner to hydrate the skin, provide botanical extracts to strengthen the skin and to aid in absorption of Serum.

5) Apply Night Serum (also available in trial size 2.5ml) or Regenerating Serum

What’s the difference between a moisturiser and a serum?

Moisturiser is an oil and water emulsion to nourish and regulate the skin and to protect your skin from the environment during the day.

Serum delivers botanical extracts that are absorbed deeply and it’s water based (non oily). Night Serum is to be used at night, whereas a more demanding maturing skin requires Regenerating Serum both night and day.

Editor’s note: I’m using Night Serum at night and Regenerating Serum in the morning.

We don’t agree with the conventional idea of night cream use, why?

  • During the night your skin is metabolising and eliminating the day’s waste. The night time rhythm of the skin is one of a ‘breathing out’.
  • There are no environmental factors that you need to protect your skin from while you’re asleep. You protect your skin during the day with an oil/water emulsion moisturiser.
  • A night cream is an occlusive substance, which impedes your skin’s natural night time elimination and regeneration processes.
  • Night cream use exacerbates a dry skin and eye cream use at night is highly likely to bring about puffy morning eyes.
  • Sleeping isn’t ageing!

So what do we recommend?

Oil-free night care

Dr. Hauschka night treatment preparations embrace regenerating and regulating botanical essences held in a watery solution, for a healthy, strengthened and radiant skin in the morning.

Dr. Hauschka Night Care Products:

Daily: Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner, Night Serum or Regenerating Serum

Seasonally: Renewing Night Conditioner (also highly recommended for new customers transitioning away from night cream use), Sensitive Care Conditioner or Intensive Treatments.

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

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MiNDFOOD Magazine – NEW Night Serum

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Tender is the Night

The nocturnal activity of the skin is crucial for protection, repair and regeneration, and one new product is embracing the ethos of letting things happen naturally.

Words by Liz Hancock, MiNDFOOD Magazine

In myths and folklore, night is the time when magic happens. Fairies come out to make mischief, the Sandman sprinkles enchanted dust into the eyes of sleepers to bring them good dreams and charmed underworlds materialise to tempt princesses to dance with strangers.

In the plant kingdom, florae utilise night-time to process nutrients absorbed and created during the day and begin the activity of new growth, according to Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology.

Night is also a time of magic for the skin. In general, the body and mind process the day’s activity – tissues grow and repair, growth hormones are released, body and mind are energised, nutrients and waste are processed.

Equally, the skin repairs and energises itself as we slumber. Cell production speeds up, metabolic waste is shed, proteins heal damage and tissues are repaired. This is why night beauty products have become an increasing focus for the industry.

But one brand takes a truly unique approach to evening care. A founding principle of German natural beauty brand Dr. Hauschka is to leave the skin free at night, so it can rest and breathe easily in order to regenerate.

Because protection against the likes of sun, wind and pollution aren’t an issue while you sleep, the company has always left the skin unburdened by oils and moisturisers, with a two-step bedtime routine that involves gentle cleansing and then toning to stimulate the skin.

“During the day, your skin can use the protection and nourishment offered by your skincare products,” explains Annette Greco, head of galenic development at Dr. Hauschka. “At night, on the other hand, your skin needs something different: support for the natural processes rather than more substances.”

Now Dr. Hauschka is launching Night Serum, a light, oil-free product with new botanical ingredients to aid skin renewal while you sleep. Dr. Hauschka Night Serum contains rose apple blossom and fruit extracts, and is said to boost the skin’s natural activity, helping it to maintain its own moisture levels, leaving it smooth, radiant and fresh.

Rich in symbolism, the apple is association with Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Apples are high in vitamins A and C, which are regenerating and repairing on the skin. A sweet dream indeed.

Plant Portrait – Apple

Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom

Apple Synonyms: cultivated apple tree
Scientific name: Malus domestica Borkh.
Family: Rosaceae (rose family)

Description

At the height of spring, apple trees are exuberantly covered in delicate apple blossom. The effect of these flowers is particularly magnificent on naturally growing trees, which tower to heights of up to 15 metres and are topped with broad crowns. As the season wears on, the pollinated blooms lose their white or pink-tinged petals, which float to the ground, covering it like a layer of fresh snow. For a full harvest, fruit only needs to develop from five percent of the tree’s blossoms. The apple tree draws on all of life and is a key source of nectar for bees. From a botanical perspective, the apple is not a fruit but an accessory fruit; it grows from the receptacle that surrounds the ovary rather than from the ovary itself. The dried structures on the base of the apple, opposite the stem, are the remains of the flower. Like with all members of the rose family, these are five-petalled. When sliced in two, the apple also reveals a five-part core, created from the five carpels that bear the ovules. From a botanical perspective, the parchment-like core chambers or skins make up the fruit, or more accurately, the aggregate fruit.

Habitat

Central or Western Asia

Constituents

Rich in vitamins, especially provitamin A and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E; minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and zinc; trace elements, fibre, antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids and organic acids, 75% of theses substances are found in or directly beneath the apple skin.

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Uses

Polyphenols and flavonoids, both of which are found in abundance in apple skin, are anti-inflammatory, neutralise free radicals and protect against cell damage. Apples can also help prevent damage to nerve cells, lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. Laboratory tests have shown that oligosaccharide from apples is effective at killing cancer cells.

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Apple Harvest

Interesting facts

The scientific name ‘malus’ is derived from the Greek ‘malon’, meaning apple, although the origins of this term are still unknown. The term ‘domestica’ (from the Latin ‘domesticus’ = home, indigenous) is added to the name of fruit trees cultivated in close proximity to homes. The apple is one of the oldest cultivated plants: not only have apples been found among the burial items in the tombs of pharaohs, but apple trees seem to have been grown in Kazakhstan since 10,000 B.C. The name of the country’s largest city, Almaty, even translates as ‘apple city’. Ancient manuscripts show that in the 8th century B.C., the Babylonians planted apple trees in the medicinal plant garden of King Marduk-apla-iddina (8th to 7th century B.C.) for medicinal purposes. The Romans brought the domesticated apple to Northern Europe from Asia via Greece. In all Eurasian cultures, the apple is a symbol of love, sexuality, fertility and the nourishing value of a mother’s milk, and is associated with certain deities. For the Babylonians, this was the planetary goddess Ishtar, who embodied Venus. For the Greeks it was Aphrodite and for the Teutons, Idun, the goddess of youth and immortality. Like the Greek nymphs known as the Hesperides, Idun guarded over golden apples in her garden. These provided eternal youth and immortality. Apple trees or apples on pictures of Mary, Joseph and Jesus represent Mary’s great fertility. However, eating an apple is also associated with the bringing of knowledge and change. Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden after taking a bite from an apple from the tree of knowledge. In ancient portrayals of the Last Judgement, those who have been absolved of all sins hold an apple in their hand as a symbol of their re-acceptance into Paradise. When Mary hands Jesus an apple in ancient paintings, Christ takes on the sins of this world. In handing him the apple, Mary gives him the strength he needs to do this. On biting a poisoned apple, Snow White falls into a deep sleep. In both this fairy tale and Mother Hulda by the Brothers Grimm, where the apple tree calls “Oh, shake me, shake me, we apples are all ripe”, the apples represent the confrontation with female sexuality. In these cases, they are once again symbols of love. But to return to the Romans… These first started carefully growing apple trees in Central Europe, passing on the art of grafting. They knew that when trees were grown from the seeds of cultivated apple trees, their apples did not have the same properties as those of the mother tree. In scientific terms, apples are not homozygous. To reproduce the best varieties, the Romans therefore grafted cuttings to strong root systems. From around 100 B.C., they passed on the knowledge of this technique to their northern provinces where they planted up to 1,000 apple varieties. The present form of the cultivated apple tree is thought to have resulted from the natural crossbreeding between the Asian wild apple (Malus sieversii) and the Oriental apple (Malus orientalis). The apples from the first crossbreeds were still small and extremely bitter. Over thousands of years, 20,000 to 25,000 apple varieties have been created through crossbreeding and selection. The German names of these reflect their many different shapes and sizes; apples can be divided into the several different species: Klapperäpfel (schlotters), Gulderlinge (gulderlings), Rosenäpfel (Rosen apples), Pfundäpfel (rambours), Renetten (reinettes), Streiflinge (stripelings), Spitzäpfel (pointlings) and Plattäpfel (flat apples). Only around 30 varieties are found in today’s shops; the others are not considered profitable. In the 1960s, the EC even encouraged apple growers in Germany to fell their trees, offering 50 pfennig per tree (at the time, this equated to the purchase price of two and a half eggs or 100 g beef). Five million trees fell victim to the campaign, which aimed to promote the Golden Delicious as the standard apple. Fortunately, not everyone got on board with the campaign and apple-loving scientists known as pomologists have been able to record 2,000 different apple varieties that still exist in Germany and make an important contribution to the country’s biodiversity. Retaining the varieties will require constant attention and propagation as apple trees only live for about 100 years.

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Apples in Dr. Hauschka skin care

Night Serum is the first Dr. Hauschka skin care product to use apples. The apple tree is a plant that remains with us all year round and is so much a part of everyday life that we can trust it with our eyes closed. As a cultivated plant, there have always been close ties between people and apples. In Night Serum, apple blossom invites the skin to open up and facilitates the nighttime renewal processes. As a fruit, the apple abounds with health and freshness – we desire its radiance and want to see this reflected in the mirror each morning. In formulating Night Serum, Dr. Hauschka selected Berner Rose Apple, a variety that reveals the full beauty and diversity of the fruit. The apples needed to be crunchy, juicy and as soft, rosy and full of vitality as your skin after a good night’s sleep. There also needed to be a balance between sweetness and acidity, as well as a protective yet delicate skin. We obtain the apples from German apple growers who use controlled organic farming methods. The freshly harvested blossoms and fruits are prepared using a proprietary production process – the apple blossoms as a rhythmitised extract and the fruit as apple water.

Apple Tree
Apple Tree

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Elisabeth Sigmund – Chapter 7

Elisabeth Sigmund initially created products individually for each customer. Later, she developed a fixed basic range; 1950s.
Elisabeth Sigmund initially created products individually for each customer. Later, she developed a fixed basic range; 1950s.
A sage bath essence was the only one of her products that Elisabeth Sigmund sold professionally in Sweden. It was called ‘Balett fot-elixir’ and was intended as a foot bath for dancers.
A sage bath essence was the only one of her products that Elisabeth Sigmund sold professionally in Sweden. It was called ‘Balett fot-elixir’ and was intended as a foot bath for dancers.
Sage Purifying Bath Essence today
Sage Purifying Bath Essence today

A developer with new ideas
Once the Sigmund’s had established themselves in Sweden, Elisabeth Sigmund finally had the time she needed to work on her skin care products and build up a fixed range. To her, skin care was both a form of therapy and a kind of health care. Each formulation was therefore based on a nurturing plant with ingredients that affect the skin. Her products solely contained natural ingredients. Instead of using isolated active ingredients, Elisabeth Sigmund worked with whole plant parts. She did not develop her products for specific skin types, such as oily or dry skin, but instead assumed that everyone’s skin is able to find its way back to a balanced state using its own strength. She therefore talked about temporary skin conditions that have the potential to change. Her cosmetics were intended to support this change by triggering the skin’s own regenerative powers.

A raw materials importer with high quality standards
It was not so easy to get good quality ingredients such as beeswax, natural plant oils, almonds, natural essential oils, silk or dried plants for the formulations. Elisabeth Sigmund ordered most of these from shops in Germany and Austria where she was sometimes able to purchase organic products. As a result of her interest in Rudolf Steiner, which had taken her in the direction of biodynamic agriculture, this criterion was important to her. She obtained fresh plants, such as moisture-rich liquorice roots, from a Swedish gardener and ordered WALA medicinal ampoules, which she had found out about from her anthroposophic doctor in Stockholm, directly from WALA in Eckwälden.

A cosmetician by calling
Elisabeth Sigmund gave her acquaintances the skin care products she had made to test. When they noticed how well the products worked for them, they offered to pay Elisabeth Sigmund to treat them. Over time, it became too time consuming to visit all of her clients at home. Therefore, in the 1950s, Elisabeth Sigmund opened the Salong för Skönhetsvård (literally meaning ‘beauty salon’) in Stockholm.

A producer with ideas
Elisabeth Sigmund’s first fixed basic range, which she used to provide treatments in her beauty salon, consisted of rose cream following her grandmother’s recipe as well as another face cream, face toner, cleansing cream with ground almonds, face mask, sage bath essence, silk powder, a skin treatment and various facial oils. Karl Sigmund constructed small pieces of production and filling equipment. For example, he attached a mixer with a crank arm to a bowl for stirring creams. He also converted a small bucket into a filling station for face lotion by installing a hose with a tap just above the bottom. The products, which contained no preservatives, could be kept in the refrigerator for about a month. For that reason, Elisabeth Sigmund only produced small quantities.

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Elisabeth Sigmund produced small quantities of her own natural skin care products in her Stockholm skin care studio. She noted down her formulations on index cards and used a set of precision scales to accurately weigh out the necessary amounts of natural ingredients.

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Night Serum

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An apple a day…

As the day draws to a close
Your skin awakens 

Night time is a crucial period of renewal and regeneration for your skin. Dr. Hauschka supports your skin’s nighttime processes with botanical oil-free night care as opposed to the use of night creams which impede your skin’s natural overnight functions. 

Dr. Hauschka Night Serum
25ml

  • Night time care that revitalises all skin conditions for women and men
  • For fresh, radiant skin in the morning
  • Organic Berner Rose Apple Blossom Extract & Apple Fruit Hydrosol
  • Witch Hazel Leaf/Bark extract
  • Softening, vitalising, strengthening and stimulates renewal process
  • Skin feels instantly firmed
  • Oil-free, light and rapidly absorbed by the skin
  • Superb skin tolerability
  • Helps the skin rediscover its natural balance
  • Guides the skin’s essential night-time work

NATRUE/BDIH certified natural and organic skin care and make-up

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3 Step Nighttime Skin Care Ritual

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In times gone by Apples were the symbol of rebirth, fertility & beauty
In times gone by Apples were the symbol of rebirth, fertility & beauty

Berner Rose Apple – delicate and robust

Every spring, apple blossoms stimulate our senses as they open to the world. They offer a promise of sustenance that is fulfilled in autumn with the apples themselves – fruits ripe with vitality and health. Night Serum is also based on the apple’s powers of metamorphosis to support skin renewal overnight. In creating this dynamic formulation, we have combined the benefits offered by both apple blossoms and apple fruit.

The apple blossom invites the skin to open up. The apple fruit reflects the skin that we desire after a good night’s sleep: vitalised, radiant and refreshed. 

The delicate, intoxicating scent of soft petals envelops your senses as night falls. Night Serum guides the renewal processes which your skin activates every night.

Rose apples in Night Serum

Night Serum was 5 years in the making and we tested 4,000 varieties of apple. Berner Rose Apple from controlled organic growing was selected. This variety reveals the full beauty of the fruit: the apples need to be crunchy, juicy and as soft, rosy and full of vitality. There also needs to be a balance between sweetness and acidity, as well as a protective yet delicate skin. 

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As different as night and day

Oil-free night care lets the skin breathe, your reward in the morning, a healthy and radiant skin

By Night

  • As your body slows upon evening’s approach, the crucial period of renewal and regeneration for your skin begins.
  • Dr. Hauschka oil-free night care supports the skin’s essential nightly processes.
  • The skin needs night time as a time of rest while it regenerates and renews and eliminates metabolic waste.
  • Sleeping is not ageing, nor is there any reason to protect your skin from the environment during the night. Our no night cream approach makes sense!
  • Dr. Hauschka basic night care products support the skin’s natural processes with stimulating and rejuvenating botanical extracts that are easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Heavy, occlusive night creams impede this natural function of the skin.
  • Our oil-free night time products support the skin’s natural activity and innate rhythms to strengthen, regulate and balance the skin.

By Day

  • A moisturising facial cream, or oil in the case of oily skin, helps to protect the skin from the effects of the elements and environment.
  • Complex formulations that are also designed to regulate, balance and strengthen the skin.
  • Products that nourish the skin with the highest quality biodynamic, organic and natural ingredients.
Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom

FAQ’s

Why is all Dr. Hauschka night care oil free?

At night, the skin needs to breathe freely to fully regenerate. Oily products disturb this process. The oil-free, water-based night care products from Dr. Hauschka support the skin’s renewal and regulate its metabolic processes.

Is oil-free night care suitable for people of all ages and with all skin conditions?

Yes. Everyone’s skin uses the night to process the influences from the day and to regenerate. Mature and very dry skin, in particular, requires vitality and new stimuli to encourage its natural activities.

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

The switch starts with your attitude, with saying goodbye to ‘more is better’. It is also the discovery that the skin automatically experiences more attention and respect when using oil-free night care products and finds its way back to its natural rhythm more easily. This approach may initially seem unusual. To support the transition and optimally attune the skin to the Dr. Hauschka skin care concept, we recommend that you start by using Renewing Night Conditioner or Sensitive Care Conditioner for a 28-day treatment period. After this time, your skin will have completely renewed itself and be optimally prepared for the Dr. Hauschka skin care concept.

For customers who do not want to use a treatment, Night Serum offers the perfect introduction to oil-free night care. After cleansing and toning in the evening, the Night Serum signals to the skin that night time is beginning. This clarity is often lacking due the lack of rhythm in our modern lives – and our nightly skin regeneration often suffers as a result.

The different qualities of day and night can be emphasised by applying a Cream Mask in the early evening. This marks the end of the working day for your skin and gives it a final dose of nourishment and protection. When you remove the mask, your skin can leave the daytime behind and start to regenerate.

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Is the oil-free night care compatible with a Cream Mask, a little Eye Cream or Lip Care before bed?

Applying a mask in the early evening can assist the skin with the transition from day to night. As for all other oil-based products, the important thing is to ensure it’s removed before bedtime with a warm, moist cloth. The Dr. Hauschka Lip Care products and Eye Cream products are also designed for daytime use. However, you can gladly apply Night Serum to the area around your eyes.

When is the best time to make the switch?

Every evening is the perfect evening to introduce your skin to oil-free night care. All you need are curiosity and the decision to take the plunge and try something new. In our experience, we’ve had so many clients who have tried our no night cream stance as a last resort and have been thrilled with finally achieving healthy skin and the visible results they were looking for.

How will my skin change if I switch to oil-free night care?

In the morning, your skin will look visibly rested and have a radiance that shines from within. Your face may have a slight shine despite you not having applied cream to it the night before. What you are seeing is the result of your skin’s nightly metabolic processes.

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If my skin feels taut at night, is that a sign that I need an oil-based night cream?

No. It is simply a sign that your skin is starting to stir. Your skin is awakening and taking on a more active role in its regeneration process. Any sense of tightness should, therefore, be interpreted as a good sign and will quickly pass. It only occurs during the transition phase and has normally gone away entirely by the next morning.

What can I do to stop my skin feeling taut in the evening?

Try to tolerate the brief sense of tautness and give your skin time to complete the transition. Help your skin to rediscover its natural balance by ending the day with a Cream Mask (please remove this before going to sleep) or an ampoule treatment. Balance will be achieved during your 28-day skin cell cycle.

So far, my evening skin care regime has only ever involved cleansing and toning. What are the benefits of using Night Serum as a third skin care step?

Compress, hydrating and cleansing removes any dirt while toning with Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner protects and strengthens. Night Serum supports the skin even further by adding more protection and more hydration, especially in drier climates.

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When my skin awakens after an oil-free night, how do I support it in the morning?

In the morning, cleanse your skin with Cleansing Cream to deep cleanse from the night time elimination activity of the skin. Next, tone the skin with Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner. It is now optimally prepared for the protective daytime skin care. Select this from the Dr. Hauschka daytime skin care products in line with your skin condition.

Can my skin fully regenerate if I do not get much sleep at night?

When it comes to the skin’s regeneration, it is not so much about the amount of sleep you get but the quality of the sleep. People need different amounts of sleep. Instead of counting the hours, you should try to find your own personal rhythm.

How do I apply the oil-free night care if the normal day/night rhythm is interrupted when travelling or due to shift work?

Oil-free night care should be enjoyed whenever your body is at rest. It is at this time that your skin starts to regenerate and is optimally supported by the night care. The point when your body is at rest is, therefore, the point when you should support your skin with oil-free night care – regardless of whether the sun is shining or the moon is out. Remember that frequently changing your rhythm puts more strain on the body than when it works regular shifts (e.g. always at night).

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Dr. Hauschka Quality
– Truly natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
– Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
– Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone, phthalates and PEG
– Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
– We do not test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers
– Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic/Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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