7 Tips for Finding Calm During a Busy Day

Strategies to slow down and smell the roses

Our daily lives are busy, very much so when juggling work and family, and sometimes we forget to take a moment to appreciate the small, special moments as we rush from one thing to the next.

1. Morning cuppa

Don’t rush your morning cuppa, take the time to really enjoy it, it makes for a good beginning to the day.

2. Take a walk in the fresh air

Movement and deep breathing aids relaxation, and if you’re in front of a computer much of the day, this is even more important. It may be a walk down to your local cafe to pick up lunch, it may be that a morning or evening walk is already part of your daily ritual. Being outside you can take a moment to appreciate the seasons, sunsets or sunrises, a jacaranda in full bloom…

3. Meal times

When your preparing dinner and eating your meal take a moment to consider how your food was grown, eat slowly and really taste each mouthful.

4. Take a moment

When you find yourself rushing, really make the effort to be in the moment, stop what you’re doing to actively listen to your child or partner, if you’re busy cooking dinner and there’s a beautiful sunset, pop outside and enjoy it for a moment. There’s unexpected joy to be found in the little things.

5. Bathing

At day’s end there’s nothing quite like closing the bathroom door and taking a bath with Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence or Rose Nurturing Bath Essence, both of which are protective milky formulations. After bath stay away from your device(s) and take yourself off to bed for a restful night’s sleep.

6. Active relaxation

Find out what works for you, it may be coffee with a friend, yoga, sport, baking, creative endeavours, a good book – there will be something that provides active relaxation for you and helps clear your head from busy thoughts.

7. Skin care rituals

Be in the moment during your morning and evening skin care rituals. This is a time when you take the very best care of your skin and look after yourself. Also take a moment to deeply smell nature’s aromas that are contained in every bottle or tube. When we take time to nurture ourselves we feel more able to nurture others.

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Summer Skin Savers

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Sun-Stressed Skin

  • Revitalising Mask is cooling and detoxing, due to bentonite clay, it calms redness and soothes irritation. Your ‘go-to’ mask for its rejuvenating properties and your skin will look more even-toned and refined. Love your skin with this mask twice a week!
  • A 30 day treatment of Sensitive Care Conditioner ampoules which contain rhythmitised extracts of gemstones pearl (the oyster’s irritation, like treats like homeopathic guidelines) and malachite, and plant extract artemesia, which combine to strengthen red, irritated, sensitive and couperose prone skin and supports your skin’s renewal cycles.
  • After Sun soothing, cooling and deeply moisturising body lotion to calm redness, nourish and rehydrate a sun-stressed skin. We love this body lotion and wouldn’t be without it!

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Protect
From heat, dehydrating air conditioning, pollution and warm winds

Quince Day Cream is nourishing and protective, cooling and soothing, for a normal to dry skin. Quince wax protects your skin without being occlusive, just as it does such a remarkable job of protecting quince fruit. Quince seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture. Quince Day Cream is also recommended for ‘city-stressed’ skin.

Some of our customers who are Rose Day Cream lovers in the cooler months find Quince Day Cream more appropriate in the warmer months of the year.

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Matte Finish

If you have a combination skin, you may find with summer heat your oily T-zone is really playing up, then choose Melissa Day Cream, it helps control shine, mediates between dry, normal and oily areas, and 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 for you at the moment.

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Hydrate & Refresh

Facial Toner is strengthening and invigorating to the skin. Unlike a conventional Toner, Dr. Hauschka Toners are hydrating, botanical active, treatment products, that aid absorption of the ingredients in your moisturiser while ensuring even and economical application of moisturiser.

However, Toner may also be used at any time during the day to hydrate and refresh your skin, even over make-up.

Toner TIPS

  • Keeping it cool – leave Toner in the fridge, even more refreshing in this heat.
  • We keep the limited edition 30ml size Facial Toner in our desk drawer at work.

Facial Toner gently stimulates your skin’s own regenerative powers and for a youthful, radiant complexion. Formulated with witch hazel and anthyllis (which guides all skin conditions to a balanced state), 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.

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Revitalise & Energise

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil, Body Milk, Body Wash and Bath Essence for a zesty lust for life. With summer heat you need skin care that does more than moisturise, it needs to be energising and refreshing as well. Take a moment to breathe in the aromatic scent of summer.

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When you’re struggling to get out of bed, apply to skin still moist after showering to add a spring in your step. Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil spreads evenly and economically, absorbs rapidly and nourishes and moisturises your skin.

All moisturisers are a water and oil emulsion, this way you’re making the oil/water emulsion directly on your skin.

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Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil is also helps with cellulite. Regularly massage the toning Body Oil into the affected areas of skin to strengthen the connective tissue.

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Got a long day ahead of you? Remain focused and resilient. Apply the refreshing Body Oil to your arms and legs in the morning or at any other time. Lemon zest extracts refresh and centre you.

Body Oils are more aromatically intense than Body Milks or Body Creams.

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Absorb Moisture
Luxurious Silk Body Powder is a ‘must-have’ at this time of year. Use a sprinkle in your shoes to keep them fresh and on your feet as well to absorb moisture, use anywhere you’re likely to suffer from chaffing, and it may also be used as a dry shampoo. Silk Body Powder is made from real silk powder, rice starch, silica and diatomaceous earth, it’s talc free. Gentian and oak extracts cool and refresh while sage extract supports healthy skin and scalp. The aroma of Body Silk alone keeps me coming back for more.

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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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Dr. Hauschka In-Store Events

In-Store Events 2017 NSW

We have a fabulous, friendly Team, with years of skin care knowledge and experience, who like nothing more than to have a chat with you about your skin, any concerns you may have and ensure the optimum personalised solution. Come and experience a hands-on session and learn how to achieve naturally healthy and radiant skin or perhaps a new look make-up with our Dr. Hauschka trained Make-up Artists.

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Discovery Centre Rozelle
616 Darling Street, Rozelle, Sydney, NSW
Our visiting Dr. Hauschka trained Make-up Artist(s) will be in-store for Make-up Events. Your opportunity to experience our NEW Make-up range. 
Thursday 21st September – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 19th October – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 16th November – 11:00am to 6:00pm
616 Darling Street, Rozelle, Sydney, NSW
Book (02) 9818 6119 Contact: Fay, Kylie-Ann or Catherine
Free 2 hr parking is available off Merton Street, near the Rozelle Public School.

Health Within
2hr Group Face Care Session – Skin Care
Tuesday 24th October & Wednesday 25th October – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Store Address: 2/23 Quondola St, Pambula, NSW 2549
Store Phone No: (02) 6494 3051
Store Contact Person: Wendie

Health Within
30min Individual Face Care Session or Make-up, your choice
Tuesday 24th October & Wednesday 25th October – 9:30am to 5:00pm
Store Address: 2/23 Quondola St, Pambula, NSW 2549
Store Phone No: (02) 6494 3051
Store Contact Person: Wendie

Beecroft Organic Health Foods
30min Individual Face Care Session or Make-up, your choice
Friday 20th October – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Store Address: 1/5B Hannah St, Beecroft, NSW 2119
Store Phone No: (02) 9481 7517
Store Contact Person: Rachel

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Discover Naturally Beautiful Skin

Our sessions are educational, we’ll discuss our common sense fundamental skin care principles and unique application methods. We’ll also provide a personalised daily/weekly/seasonal skin care regime to ensure you get the best results. Many sessions include our natural and organic make-up as well, how about a new look?

Sessions are FREE or alternatively have a booking fee that’s redeemable on Dr. Hauschka products purchased on the day of your appointment.

NATRUE/BDIH certified natural and organic skin care and makeup

Our Team at Events, experienced, highly knowledgeable, and providing you with personalised expert advice

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Melanie – NSW

With over 30 years in the skin care field, and a certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician for the past 7 years; Melanie has worked with many challenging skin conditions. Always working holistically, you can feel confident that Melanie will design the perfect, results based, routine for you and your lifestyle. Melanie is also a trained Dr. Hauschka Make-up Artist.

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Nicky – QLD & Northern NSW

Nicky has been in the Beauty Industry for 30 years as a Qualified Beauty Therapist/Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Trainer and Retail Cosmetic Product Specialist. A previous Beauty Salon Owner and Operator for 12 years Nicky has lived and worked all over Australia. Her passion is customer education and of course natural, organic and biodynamic skin care. Nicky is also a trained Dr. Hauschka Make-up Artist.

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Josie – VIC & SA

Josie has been with Dr. Hauschka Australia for some 14 years, so she brings a wealth of Dr. Hauschka product and skin care knowledge. 

Josie spent over 25 years in sales and retail, she also owned an events and promotion company and supported her sister in her Beauty Salon, where her love of skin care began. Josie has completed courses in both Make-up and Modelling. Josie is also a trained Dr. Hauschka Make-up Artist.

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Rose

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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 the Rose: where it comes from, why we use it and what functions it performs in our products.

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Raw material profile

Over 20,000 varieties, innumerable colours from yellow, orange and white to pink and red, single and double flowers, bushes, climbing or erect growth. The range of rose (Rosa spp.) varieties is seemingly endless. Its wild bushy forms come from the Orient and are thought to have spread from Persia and Babylon via Egypt to Greece and Italy. Despite their differences, roses have one thing in common: the fivefold symmetry of their flowers. In other words, each flower head has five petals or a number of petals that is divisible by five. Each of these petals has its own form. Even the five green base leaves that cup the blossom petals from below differ from one another. Rose hips develop from the rose petals. As the fruits of the rose, their form is as diverse as that of the petals. A further typical characteristic of roses are their thorns, which are actually classed as prickles from a botanical perspective. Unlike thorns, which are created through the transformation of stems or leaves and grow as a fused part of the plant, prickles can be easily detached. The original rose varieties firmly embed themselves in the ground with their deep roots. Some hybrid tea roses lack this strong root system and are therefore grafted to the roots of a dog rose.

Roses can be used in all sorts of ways. Rose petals contain essential oil, tannins, nectar, lipids, wax and resin, among other things. With the aid of distillation, both rose water and essential rose oil can be obtained from the rose petals. Rose oil has been shown to contain more than 400 individual constituents. Due to its complexity, the natural scent of a rose cannot be 100% synthetically replicated. In aromatherapy, essential rose oil is used for its relaxant, de-stressing and mood-lifting properties. The wax extracted from the rose petals has a very fine and silky consistency. Rose hips contain high levels of vitamin C, plant acids and pectins, and are strengthening.

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Ingredients in Rose Nurturing Body Cream

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Four rose preparations take effect in Rose Nurturing Body Cream. Rose wax, essential rose oil and extracts of wild rose fruits and rose petals harmonise the skin. They form the heart of the balancing Body Cream, which offers warmth and serenity by enveloping the senses in a wondrous fragrance of roses based on a rich woodiness. The creamy yet rich formulation stimulates and fortifies the skin’s natural protective abilities. Shea butter from the organic wild collection project initiated by Dr. Hauschka in Burkina Faso joins forces with almond and jojoba oil to provide intensive skin care. The result: velvety soft skin.

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

The Rose, she’s full of contrasts and contradiction in the way she expresses herself. She’s strong yet also soft; resistant and thorny yet tender, smells sweet yet also bitter. She opens with fragrance yet contracts with her abundance of firming tannins.

Balancing, harmonising and strengthening for your skin, gentle and nurturing yet also exotic for your senses. The Rose is a symbol of the purest harmony. She has the strength to bring together her contrasting elements and create complete strength of expression.

Different preparations highlights different aspects of the rose: the essential oil sends us on a journey full of dreams, from which we gather strength. The warm oil extract with accentuates the rose’s soothing, rich and protective qualities, while aqueous preparations are dominated by her fortifying and generally harmonising abilities.

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Origin, cultivation and processing

For Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products, we use rose extracts that have been prepared in several different ways: essential rose oil, rose water, rose wax, oil extracts from dried rose petals, aqueous, rhythmitised extracts from fresh rose petals and extracts of wild rose fruits (rose hips).

We procure the essential rose oil from our independent partners in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Iran and Turkey. These obtain the oil from Damask rose petals through the use of steam distillation. It takes about a hectare of roses to obtain a kilogram of the valuable oil, which is used in many Dr. Hauschka skin care products. The partners grow the roses using certified organic or Demeter cultivation methods. Our agricultural consultants regularly visit the countries and support them with their experience. Grants for the purchase of rose cuttings or the construction of distilleries help new partners who are just starting out in rose cultivation. This is in line with our commitment to high quality. As, whenever possible, we only use raw materials obtained from biodynamic or certified organic cultivation, we believe that it is very important to establish new, independent raw material partnerships. With the aid of our support and guaranteed purchase prices, new jobs and better living standards are created locally. In Afghanistan, for example, the cultivation of roses offers people an alternative to growing opium poppies.

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Ethiopia

Essential rose oil in Demeter quality comes from a rose farm at an altitude of 2,900 metres. This is the first African rose oil from the south of the Sahara.
Further information about rose cultivation in Ethiopia

Afghanistan

Certified organic essential rose oil is produced by a community that has organised itself as a kind of corporate foundation. The project was initiated, and for many years supported, by the World Hunger Organisation with the aim of offering an alternative to the cultivation of opium poppies.
Further information about rose cultivation in Afghanistan

Iran

We obtain organic-quality essential rose oil and dried rose petals from a company in southern Iran which belongs to a foundation that demonstrates a high level of social and cultural commitment.
Further information about rose cultivation in Iran

Turkey

We obtain essential rose oil in organic and Demeter quality as well as rose water and rose wax from Turkey. We have worked with a cooperative in the south-west of the country for more than 20 years.

Bulgaria

We obtain organically certified essential rose oil from several small producers in the Rose Valley, which has a century-old tradition of rose oil production.

Germany

The rose hips from the dog rose (Rosa canina) come from various sources including our own Demeter farm, the Sonnenhof.

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The word rose is thought to come from the Indo-Germanic word word or vrad, the meaning of which is retained in Sanskrit as vrad = tender. Almost all of the world’s languages have a word for the rose; it is only absent in the language of the Inuits.

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The rose was already the symbol for love, beauty and grace at a very early stage and in Greece it also signified a great lust for life. This wondrous creation seemed to be so unearthly that in many cultures it was seen as a gift from the gods, particularly those of love and fertility.

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The rose is also the flower of wisdom and a clear mind. Sub rose dictum: the dictum under the rose was the stock phrase of secret societies such as the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons, which adopted the white rose as their symbol and hung it over their table as a stuccoed rose. A promise made under the rose was deemed to be completely confidential.

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The rose’s golden age as a healing plant came with the pharmacists’ rose (Rosa gallic) in the 13th century in Proving near Paris, where it arrived from Damascus. For almost 600 years Proving was the centre of medicinal rose cultivation. Medicines made from roses were sent from there to all over the world.

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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

NATRUE

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Be in for a chance to WIN – Dr. Hauschka & Sennheiser

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Dr. Hauschka & Sennheiser, high quality natural and organic skin care and high-resolution sound, have teamed up to offer you a chance to WIN! 

Value $764.95 

HOW TO ENTER

Tell us in 25 words or less why you would love to WIN – ENTER HERE

Australian residents only please. CLOSES 21st January 2017, WINNER will be the best and most creative entry as judged by our team and notified on 31st January 2017. Winner will receive direct email, winner’s first name and Australian State will be announced in Dr. Hauschka eNews and social media. Dr. Hauschka, Helios Health & Beauty employees and their business partners and employees are not eligible to enter.

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner feels like a mist of morning dew, a refreshing wake-up call for your skin and a perfect after shave product for guys too. Cooling and soothing Quince Day Cream hydrates and nourishes with the finest natural and organic ingredients and also protects your skin from air conditioning, warm winds and pollution. We often refer to Quince Day Cream as being ideal for city-stressed skin. Both products are favourites for women and men.

With Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless Headphones you’ll experience your music like never before. Designed for uncompromising portability, the MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless offers full-sized MOMENTUM quality in a more compact frame. It features hybrid active NoiseGard™ noise cancellation and state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology. Lightweight stainless steel sliders reflect the essential design purity of the MOMENTUM family, while its soft Alcantara®-covered ear pads ensure excellent wearing comfort. Combining high-resolution sound with a lightweight, puristic design and high quality materials. Without the limitations set by a cable, but with the same crystal-clear sound. Be free and ready to move with the MOMENTUM Wireless.

P.S. Sennheiser are also running a promotion at domestic airports. When you purchase Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Headphones, you will also receive FREE BONUS TRAVEL SET bag which includes Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner 100ml and Quince Day Cream 30ml. T&Cs in stores and offer available while stocks last.

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Sennheiser was voted as the favourite headphone brand in the TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards!

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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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Christmas Sets 2016

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Dr. Hauschka Christmas Sets available Online and check in with your favourite Dr. Hauschka Stockist or Esthetician.

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 face care, hand and nail care in packaging to heighten the sense of Christmas anticipation and contents to pamper skin and the senses.
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Heartfelt Hands

RRP $49 – value $56

Contents: Hydrating Hand Cream 50ml, Glass Nail File keepsake, Rose Nurturing Body Cream mini 10ml

Surely a gift to be treasured by all. Deeply nourishing Hydrating Hand Cream that’s rapidly absorbed and doesn’t leave a greasy residue, limited edition Glass Nail File produced in the Czech Republic, which is known for high quality glass making and Rose Nurturing Body Cream, the loving gift of organic Damask Roses.

P.S. After filing your nails, run the glass nail file under the tap and place on a paper towel to dry, just like brand new again!

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Quintessential Quince

RRP $90 – value $108

Contents: Cleansing Cream 50ml, Soothing Cleansing Milk 30ml, Quince Day Cream 30ml

Morning and evening cleansing rituals with Cleansing Cream to begin the day with a deep cleanse, gentle and effective Soothing Cleansing Milk to remove make-up, eye make-up and cleanse your skin at the end of the day. Soothing and cooling Quince Day Cream for a normal to dry skin protects your skin from environmental factors such as air conditioning with non-occlusive quince wax and quince seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture.

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Radiant Rose

RRP $99 – value $119

Contents: Cleansing Cream 50ml, Facial Toner 30ml, Rose Day Cream 30ml

Your morning skin care ritual with deep cleansing Cleansing Cream, hydrating Facial Toner to provide a wake up call for your skin and the gift of 30 organic or biodynamic Damask Roses in iconic Rose Day Cream to balance, protect and nourish a dry, sensitive or mature skin.

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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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Jojoba

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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 Jojoba, where it comes from, why we use it and what functions it performs in our products.

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Why is jojoba oil an ingredient in the Dr. Hauschka products?

With roots that are over 6 metres in length, the jojoba shrub is firmly rooted in the desert environment and can therefore provide itself with the only consistently available water, the groundwater. This water evaporates partly via the leaves and thus becomes available again to the surface of the earth. In this way the microclimate is improved. Jojoba shrubs protect the soil in which it is rooted; in this way they protect against soil erosion and assist in retaining moisture again. The jojoba oil provides its protective power to the skin. Particularly dry or cracked skin is smoothed and can retain moisture better; the skin restores its smoothness and suppleness again.

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Hydrating Cream Mask

Thanks to its smoothing and moisture-preserving properties, jojoba oil optimally supplements the formulation of Hydrating Cream Mask. This skin care mask protects the skin effectively against dehydration and dryness. The composition consisting of protective rose wax and the soothing and skin-smoothing quince seed extracts activates the moisture-retaining properties of the skin and regulates its oil and moisture processes. Mango butter protects against dehydration, it enriches and envelopes the skin along with precious plant oils from almond, avocado and jojoba. For dry, sensitive or mature skin, stressed by environmental influences and in dire need of regeneration, Hydrating Cream Mask provides supplementing and intensive skin care. The skin feels soft again and radiates freshness and smoothness.

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Raw material profile

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a true miracle in dealing with extremes. The evergreen shrub, that can grow as high as 3 metres, in the deserts of Mexico, California and Arizona where night temperatures are between 0 and 5°C and daytime temperatures can be as high as 45°C. In spite of its extreme location, the jojoba shrub can reach an age of up to 200 years. It can survive there, because of its taproot that can grow down to a depth of 6 metres enabling it to draw water from the soils’s deepest layers. The narrow leaves are adjusted to survive optimally in desert dryness due to its leathery and hairy surface. The scrubby-looking bushes are dioecious. In other words, there are male shrubs that produce pollen and female shrubs with inconspicuous blossoms. Brown capsule fruits, reminiscent of acorns, develop after wind pollination. Each fruit contains mostly one Jojoba seed, which is about as big as a small olive.

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Jojoba seeds contain 50-60% wax, which is liquid at room temperature. It is therefore known as an oil. The oil containing provitamin A and vitamin E is extremely resistant to oxidation. This explains its longevity.

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The Spaniards named Jojoba from the word ‘ho-ho-ba’ from the language of the Native Americans. This tribal group was located in the Sonora desert of southwestern Arizona USA and northwestern Mexico.

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Jojoba oil extracted from the seeds had been utilised for wide-ranging purposes by various Native American tribes. They used the oil to treat pain and gastric illnesses. Jojoba oil played a major role in skin and hair care.

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Jojoba shrubs protect desert regions against erosion and facilitate a favourable, ground-level microclimate.

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Thanks to its special, waxy structure, jojoba oil is resistant to oxidisation, which means that it takes significantly longer than other oils before it gets rancid. It can withstand temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius.

A selection of Dr. Hauschka products that contain precious jojoba oil

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Origin, cultivation and manufacture

We obtain jojoba for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care from a certified Demeter farm in Argentina. The company founder is Jorge Arizu and his cultivated fields are located at the foot of the Andes in an extremely dry area. Even the jojoba shrub, which is adapted to a dry environment, requires drip irrigation here. The water originates from a fountain on the farm. The jojoba shrubs stand in rows like long hedges where they are cultivated in compliance with biodynamic maintenance. When the jojoba shrubs are young, the limited water supply allows for the planting of aromatic herbs such as cumin, black cumin and chamomile between the rows. By the end of summer, the jojoba fruits are ripe and harvest time is until the end of autumn. The washed jojoba seeds are dried in the sun and then transported by truck to the own oil mill in Uruguay. It operates with special presses, filters and piping systems to rule out any contamination of the jojoba oil. From there, the cold-pressed jojoba oil is transported to Dr. Hauschka.

Jorge Arizu discovered jojoba for cultivation purposes through the inspiration by a Greek professor at the University of California. Dr. Demetrios Yermanos (1921-1984) is regarded as pioneer of the jojoba research. The agricultural scientist discovered jojoba oil as a substitute for spermaceti, which was an important ingredient of cosmetic recipes until the 1970s. Jorge Arizu received seeds of further cultivated jojoba plants from Demetrios Yermanos with which he started his jojoba culture in the Arauco desert in the north-west of Argentina in 1982. In 2007 he took over a conventional farm and converted it to biodynamic cultivation. As member of the AABDA (Argentinean Bio-Dynamic Association), Jorge Arizu is strongly committed to cultivation in the desert. Overgrazing changed many steppes in Argentina into deserts. People had to migrate to the cities. Jorge Arizu has a vision: the desert areas of his home country must be injected with new life through biodynamic jojoba cultivation. The jojoba culture allows the water level to rise again, promoting more biodiversity and enabling people to settle down in this area again.

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  • 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
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