Correct Cleansing

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Correct Cleansing is the first step towards achieving a healthy and radiant skin. 

 

Why? 

Because overly alkaline, lathering, harsh exfoliation (whether by acids or granules) type cleansers are all too severe for your skin.

Your skin needs effective, yet gentle cleansers, that respect the pH of your skin, which is naturally acidic to protect against bacteria, and cleansers that don’t dehydrate the superficial layer. Your skin should feel comfortable after cleansing.

If you have an oily skin those products that ‘strip’ the skin for that ‘squeaky clean’ feeling, that’s a sign that your acid mantle has been disrupted and skin will just produce more oil to compensate.

We have two different cleansers for differing cleansing needs at each end of the day. In the morning, after the night time elimination activity of the skin, your skin needs a gentle yet deep cleanse with Cleansing Cream. In the evening use Soothing Cleansing Milk to cleanse your skin from the dirt and dust it picks up during the day and it’s also your make-up and eye make-up remover.

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Our Morning and Evening Cleansers

Two different cleansers for different cleansing needs at each end of the day.

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Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream
50ml
Refines, revitalises and deeply cleanses all skin conditions
  • Gentle and effective morning cleanser for deep cleansing after the skin’s night time eliminating activities
  • Respects the pH (acid mantle) and hydrolipid layer of skin while cleansing
  • Almond meal binds particularly well to dirt and impurities
  • Gently exfoliates only those skin cells that are ready to slough off
  • Fortifies and refreshes
  • Respects the skin’s natural protective function for healthy, radiant skin
  • Retains the skin’s natural hydrolipid barrier
  • Prepares skin for Toner and Moisturiser
  • Minimises the appearance of pores
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and silky
  • Highest quality medicinal plant extracts of Calendula, Chamomile and Anthyllis and creamy Sweet Almond Meal

Calendula: healing
Chamomile: soothing and calming
Anthyllis: brings balance to all skin conditions
Almond Meal: binds particularly well to dirt and impurities

Use: Compress and hydrate skin. Mix 1-2 cm of Cleansing Cream with warm water in the palms to form a smooth, creamy emulsion. Press mixture gently onto skin then roll hands up and away in a wave-like motion – ‘press and roll’. Start in the centre of the forehead then slowly work outward and down. Avoid the eye area. Repeat the press and roll action 2-3 times. Do not rub or scrub. Rinse with warm water then finish with splashes of cool water.

Note: Should you feel your skin needs a secondary deep cleanse in the evening with Cleansing Cream after Soothing Cleansing Milk, you may do so.

Cleansing Cream
Click play for Cleansing Cream application video

Elizabeth on Cleansing Cream, click here >

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Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
145ml
Evening cleanser, make-up and eye make-up remover, for all skin conditions
  • Gentle and effective evening cleanser for removing the dirt and dust skin picks up during the day, make-up remover and eye make-up remover
  • Light emulsion that respects the pH (acid mantle) and hydrolipid layer of skin while cleansing
  • Supports our no night cream stance because skin feels comfortable after cleansing
  • Prepares the skin for its night time elimination activity
  • Harmonising and protective properties to calm sensitivity and helps diminish the appearance of redness
  • Maintains skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and silky
  • Includes one of our key ingredients, Anthyllis, which brings balance to all skin conditions
  • Soothing Jojoba, Almond and Apricot Kernel oils cleanse and nourish
  • Our specially prepared fermented grain extracts of Oats, Rye and Wheat

Use: Compress and Hydrate skin, apply Cleanser evenly, remove with Dr. Hauschka warm, moist Compress Cloth. To remove eye make-up, apply to a dampened cotton wool pad and use gentle sweeping movements from the inside to the outside corner of your closed eye.

Soothing Cleansing Milk
Click play for Soothing Cleansing Milk application video

We recommend Compress & Hydration for your skin prior to cleansing:

  1. Pour a little Dr. Hauschka Bath Essence into your basin
  2. Disperse with hand hot water
  3. Immerse your Compress Cloth, squeeze out excess water and press onto your skin, repeat twice
  4. Cleanse
  5. Compress or splash with cold water

Why?

Compress and Hydration softens pores to achieve a much deeper cleanse and also ensures you’re using your cleansing products more economically. When you complete your cleanse with splashes of cold water you activate the minute muscle that sits alongside the hair follicle which contracts, helping to remove any remaining dirt. This simple technique leaves your skin feeling soft as well.

Why You Should Avoid Cleansing Wipes, click here >

 

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Dr. Hauschka 9 Skin Facts

Skin Fact 1

Correct Cleansing – first step towards a healthy skin

Correct cleansing with products that respect your skin’s acid mantle and hydrolipid layer provides the basis for healthy skin care. Our gentle cleansing rituals also support our no night cream philosophy.

Your skin has different cleansing needs at different times of the day. Deep cleansing in the morning with Cleansing Cream using our ‘press & roll’ technique after the night time elimination activity of your skin.

Evening cleanse with Soothing Cleansing Milk to remove make-up, eye make-up and the dirt and dust your skin picks up during the day.

Cleansing Cream application video, click play

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Skin Fact 2

Scrub the bathroom, but never your face

Never treat your skin harshly, it has to last a life time! Cleanse to remove dirt, oil and make-up without disturbing the skin’s natural line of defence, the acid mantle and the protective outer layer of skin cells. The natural 28 day skin cell cycle is treated with respect.

Soaps, lathering products, overly alkaline substances, scrubs and exfoliants (acids or gritty compounds) strip your face of this natural protection. This may result in dry, irritated or sensitive skin, more prone to sun damage, absorption of synthetic chemical products and premature signs of ageing. The skin’s acid mantle your protection against bacteria.

Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Cream gently removes dirt and oil while protecting the skin’s natural defences and stimulating healthy lymph flow. It’s not a scrub, it’s a ‘press & roll’. This encourages and supports healthy skin, and a clear, radiant complexion.

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Skin Fact 3

Squeaky clean is for dishes, not your skin

That ‘squeaky clean’ feeling comes from lathering and/or overly alkaline cleansing products and that’s your sign that the acid mantle and outer layer (stratum corneum) of your skin has been disrupted.

If you have oily/blemished skin, those harsh cleansing products that make your skin ‘squeaky clean’ just make your skin produce more oil to compensate.

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Skin Fact 4

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

  • During the night your skin is regenerating, 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 cleansing rituals support our no night cream policy. Our night treatment preparations, Night Serum or Regenerating Serum, embrace regenerating plant extracts held in an aqueous 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 conventional night cream use with Renewing Night Conditioner, one ampoule a night for a month, then switch to Night Serum or Regenerating Serum.

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Evening Ritual, click play

Skin Fact 5

Not all moisturisers or their application are created equal

All Dr.Hauschka Moisturisers are highly concentrated preparations, for instance our Rose Day Cream contains 30 organic or biodynamic roses and the texture is rich, encompassing protective beeswax and precious rose wax. They’re all formulated to be applied as follows:

  1. Place around a large pea size of moisturiser in the palms of your hands. (2-4 drops if you are using Clarifying Day Oil).
  2. Warm the product between the entire palms of the hands to melt the natural waxes.
  3. Apply to skin that’s still moist from Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner that you mist directly onto your skin, to hydrate, ensure even and economical application and aid absorption of moisturiser.
  4. Apply to the skin with the entirety of your palms, using both hands from the centre, outwards in the direction of lymph flow.

Skin Fact 6

‘Like treats like’, homeopathic guideline

WALA, the company that creates Dr.Hauschka Skin Care also produces around 1,000 anthroposophical homeopathic medicines. This background gives us superb medicinal, pharmaceutical and botanical knowledge. We also incorporate some homeopathic guidelines in the way we treat the skin.

Though it might seem counterintuitive to apply oil to an oily skin, it’s actually the most effective solution. The skin knows whether it’s sufficiently protected, producing more of its own oil when skin is dry and less when it’s balanced.  Drying, soap-based and overly alkaline products and conventional acne treatments may rob the skin of its defences, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and triggering the sebaceous glands to produce even more oil.

Dr. Hauschka’s Clarifying Day Oil provides a light, rapidly absorbed layer of pure plant oils and botanical extracts, including rich in provitamin A carrot root extract, that calm the skin’s oil production while helping to treat and soothe blemishes and irritation.

On the other end of the spectrum we have Revitalising Day Cream 30ml and 100ml, a highly activating daily moisturiser that provides hydrating protection in a very light, rapidly absorbed formula.

If we treat dry skin with rich, heavy creams or oils we effectively trick our skin into believing it’s been producing too much of its own oil. In response it will decrease production, perpetuating the dry skin cycle. Revitalising Day Cream is light enough that the sebaceous glands are called upon to gently increase oil production.

Over time, the skin will regain its balance and be better able to fend for itself.  It’s all about using products to strengthen and support your skin’s own functions.

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Skin Fact 7

Chemical cocktail or nature’s nip

Unknowingly most woman carry with them daily up to 500 synthetic chemicals. These pollutants are self inflicted through the use of conventional face, body, hair and make-up products. A non natural moisturiser may contain around 30 synthetic chemicals and a perfume up to 400!

WALA Homeopathic Medicines began in 1935 and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was launched in 1967 giving us a wealth of knowledge and experience. We also draw upon centuries of herbal healing wisdom, combining traditional approaches with modern pharmaceutical processes to create gentle yet effective natural skin care products that work with the skin holistically.

Our skin has an absolutely amazing ability to balance and heal itself, responding constantly to changes in our internal and external environments. It needs a little help along the way, like protection from exposure to harsh elements, or support when it gets thrown out of balance by lifestyle, hormones, transition, illness or stress.

The key is to encourage and strengthen your skin’s own natural self-healing processes. Rather than suppressing symptoms or interfering with the skin’s natural rhythms, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care respects your skin, supporting its return to balanced health through the highest quality ingredients from nature that your skin can understand.

The result, a typical Dr. Hauschka radiant and healthy skin!

Hand harvested Anthyllis, one of our key ingredients to assist all skin conditions to a state of balance.
Hand harvested Anthyllis, one of our key ingredients to assist all skin conditions to a state of balance.

Skin Fact 8

Being different allows us to stand out from the crowd

There is more to efficacy than high quality raw materials

Our formulations depend of course on the highest quality of the natural raw materials, but also on the care with which they were grown and processed. By using biodynamic (Demeter) agriculture, we put more into the soil than we take out and with our preference to hand harvest at dawn, we are choosing medicinal plants with the highest vitality.  It’s this vitality we wish to pass on to your skin.

Complex compositions that are made up of more than just the sum of their components.

Only when our ingredients are supported by our unique rhythmic manufacturing procedure do our products take on their distinctive quality that enables them to stimulate the skin’s own natural activity and re-establish its natural balance.

The finest of differences made transparent

What percentage of the ingredients in natural cosmetics are organic? What are the minimum standards and the maximum values? Furthermore: how can you describe the high quality of a product other than through its material properties – its finely tuned composition, its more than biochemical effect?

Our entire range is certified with the international quality seal for natural and organic skin care ‘NATRUE’. The NATRUE standard distinguishes between natural skin care, natural skin care with at least 70% organic ingredients and natural skin care with at least 95% organic ingredients.

The term ‘natural skin care’ alone is neither legally protected nor defined on a binding basis. At www.natrue.org you can find the certifications given to the individual Dr.Hauschka skin care products, this is your guarantee.

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Skin Fact 9

Compressing & Hydrating supports Correct Cleansing

“Using a Compress brings life to the skin, you’ll notice the difference with your cleansing, it leaves you with a clearer, softer skin”
Fay, Store Manager at Discovery Centre Rozelle

We recommend you ‘Compress & Hydrate’ prior to cleansing. This relaxes the skin and softens the walls of the pores to achieve a deeper cleanse. You will also use your cleansing products more economically.

Organic Cotton Compress
Our Compress is particularly large because the many layers 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 with Dr. Hauschka 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 

Tip: Always complete cleanse with a compress or splash of cold water, this activates a minute muscle beside the hair follicle, contracting it, ensuring any last remaining dirt is removed. This simple technique has your skin feeling wonderfully soft, without the need for harsh exfoliation.

Click here for > ‘Compress & Hydrate’ + ‘Press & Roll’ Video

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. We’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year. Our product efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, unique rhythmic process and the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested sources. The result: healthy, balanced, firm, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality
  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone, phthalates and PEGs
  • We do not test on animals
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

Thanks for reading our blog. x

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Meet our Cream Masks

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Conscious ‘me time’ for extra care

The one product a dry and/or dehydrated skin needs

Intensive moisture for dry, dehydrated, sensitive or mature skin.

Hydrating Cream Mask intensively moisturises the skin, sustainably protecting it against dryness – for a wonderfully soft and pampered feel and a relaxed complexion.

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The flattering one – intensively moisturises skin prone to dryness and stimulates its hydrating properties.

 

 

Hydrating Mask new optimised formulation – what’s changed?

Waxes and oils

  • Increase of less cold sensitive oils and waxes
  • Propolis Wax, Wheat Bran Oil and Zinc are new ingredients
  • Increase in percentage of protective and nourishing Beeswax

Essential Oils

  • Aroma from natural and organic essential oils has been slightly changed for a fresher composition

Dryness is a lack of oil, dehydration is a lack of water. Often we see both dryness and dehydration presenting together.

Dryness and dehydration may cause premature wrinkles, so it’s imperative to ensure your skin is receiving intense care and being nourished with the very best natural, organic, biodynamic and wild harvested ingredients for skin that’s comfortable, plump and dewy.

Dryness is relatively easy to diagnose, skin feels tight and uncomfortable. Dehydration is not so easy to diagnose at all. However keep up with your daily water and herbal teas. Replace every cup of tea or coffee with a glass of water as well.

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Cream Mask TIP

The warm caress of an aromatic compress softens your pores as well as imparting a sense of wellbeing, this technique optimally prepares your skin for the benefits of the treatment mask.
Dr. Hauschka Estheticians know the additional benefits of warm compresses prior to a mask treatment.

 

Multi-masking

This is the term used by professionals when they apply several treatment masks next to one other. You can also try this for yourself:

Neck and eye areas: Firming Mask
Refine and even toned skin: Revitalising Mask
For an irritated eye area: Soothing Mask
For very dry hands: Hydrating Mask

Why Masks need to be included for an effective skin care regime

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Establish an effective skin care routine with once preferably twice weekly Mask application, simply because they work at a much more intensive level to solve problems and keep your skin healthy, balanced, youthful and radiant. Masks are highly concentrated products, so use sparingly.

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The all-rounder – noticeably refines and tones the skin for a fresh, even complexion.

Skin condition
Benefits all skin conditions, especially blemished or sun-stressed skin or skin prone to couperose or enlarged pores

 

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The demanding one – noticeably stimulates and skin’s renewal for a wonderfully smooth feel and a delicately rosy, warm glow.

Skin condition
For dry skin with waning elasticity and mature skin

 

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The balancing one: soothes sensitive skin, prone to irritation, restoring its natural balance.

For sensitive, irritated and stressed skin

 

Precious ingredients

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Dr. Hauschka exercises the greatest care when developing our product formulations. We use the latest research findings to develop and improve our products. In doing so, we pay a great deal of attention to the quality of the raw ingredients and we process them in accordance with the strictest of regulations and we also incorporate unique methods to preserve the vitality of these ingredients, nature’s treasures transformed for your skin.

The composition of the Hydrating Mask with quince and rose activates the skin’s hydrating properties and regulates its sebum and hydration processes. Precious almond, avocado and jojoba oils noticeably pamper and protect the skin.

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100% certified natural skin care
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products have been awarded the NATRUE international seal of approval for genuine natural skin care. Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, dyes and preservatives as well as mineral oils, parabens, silicones and PEGs.

cydonia-oblongaDr. 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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Elizabeth on Cleansing Cream

Here’s an informative article by Elizabeth King, who was Esthetician Trainer for the U.K., and is now living back in her home country of South Africa.

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My favourite Dr. Hauschka product has to be Cleansing Cream. It has been my number one product for many years, and I often describe it as my desert island product.

The cleansing and anti-inflammatory ingredients coupled with the unique method of ‘press and roll’ gives rise to a truly holistic product. It was and still is my first essential step to restoring health and radiance of my skin. When I am cleansing properly everything else in my routine just seems to falls into place. My skin is able to readily build on what the correct cleansing routine has begun.

At this time of year, when it is beginning to get cooler, my skin becomes more sluggish. A good cleansing ritual not only ensures clean breathing skin, it also stimulates circulation and increases cellular activity.

Whether you are extremely oily or suffering with intense dryness, Cleansing Cream supports your skin providing it with the necessary steps for it to begin to heal and rebalance itself. This product works with the skin’s natural processes so that it not only deeply cleanses, but also strengthens the upper layers of the skin, thereby allowing the skin to perform optimally. This means too that this product is ideal for any age, whether adolescent or mature skin.

Correct cleansing is the first fundamental step in one’s skin care routine, yet as an Esthetician, I am always surprised at how often this part of routine is neglected. By getting the cleansing right, one can then be sure that the chosen moisturiser is indeed treating the true underlying skin condition.

Taking a look at some skin conditions we can see that the almond-meal Cleansing Cream does so much more than remove the surface dirt and grime:

The first step for an oily, congested skin is that it needs to breathe! Cleansing Cream not only effectively binds with dirt and grime. With our clever ‘press and roll’ technique, the suction created safely lifts and releases stagnant sebum and old dead skin cells that have accumulated in the pores.

Remember harsh, overly alkaline, exfoliants, acid, lathering type cleanses ‘strip’ the skin, disrupting the acid mantle, and indeed force the skin to produce more oil to compensate as well as dehydrating the superficial layers. As a result, the increased oil production becomes trapped as the dry, flaky skin collects in the pore!

A dry, dehydrated skin still needs thorough cleansing but this thoroughness should not be at the expense of stripping the skin of its natural oils. Nor should it be so gentle that the skin feels comfortable but it’s not effectively cleansed. Night-time elimination and renewal functions require a skin that is correctly cleansed. The almond meal of the cleansing cream ensures the skin is deeply cleansed, at the same time restoring and maintaining the health of the protective acid-mantle. This in-turn restores the skin’s own natural moisture levels.

Mature skin really benefits from the safe daily exfoliation that the almond-meal Cleansing Cream provides. When circulation is sluggish, the skin’s natural desquamation process slows down. The result is an accumulation of dead skin layers and the skin may look pallid. The daily use of the Cleansing Cream with the unique ‘press and roll’ method ensures the almond meal binds to the dead cells and lifts them off without disturbing the healthy layer beneath. The result is fresh skin daily! Without the burden of accumulated layers of dead skin, the skin is also able to re-establish a healthy rhythm of cellular renewal.

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Cleansing Tip 1:
Begin your cleansing with a warm Bath Essence compress, include front and back of neck. The wonderful aroma of any one of our Bath Essences immediately soothes both the skin and your senses. The warmth of the cloth relaxes pore walls so that deep-pore cleansing can take place. Blood circulation is increased bringing a fresh delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Cleansing Tip 2:
Beginning at the forehead, always ‘press and roll’ moving from the centre of the face outwards. In this way you are following the paths of the lymphatic circulation. This supports skin’s internal cleansing process at the same time.

Cleansing Tip 3:
Always complete your cleansing with a cool splash – Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, saw the connection of a dull, tired skin with a sluggish lymphatic system. Complete your cleansing ritual with a cool splash, or a cool compress, taking the time to hold the cool water against your skin for several seconds. The rhythmical contrast between the warmth earlier and now the coolness stimulates the lymphatic system. Cellular wastes accumulating in the inter-cellular spaces are removed. Also coolness activates the minute muscle alongside the hair follicle causing contracting thereby assisting with removal of any last remaining dirt. A simple technique that also keeps your skin feeling soft without the need for harsh exfoliation.

Video: Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll

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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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Why you need to avoid cleansing wipes

We know life’s busy, and sometimes at the end of a hectic day it could be tempting to evening cleanse in a jiffy with a face wipe. Cleansing wipes do seem like a convenient, quick and cheap solution.

However, facial wipes may contain some potent chemicals simply due to the nature of the product…

  • Moist cloths packed on top of each other are a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • They sit on shelves for up to 18 months on a warm shop floor, so require high levels of preservatives and antibacterial agents to keep them stable.
  • These chemicals are then rubbed vigorously into the skin, particularly concerning around the delicate eye and lip area.
  • As well as irritation and sensitivities for some, they are also drying, and dryness causes premature wrinkles.

Always read product ingredients. Particular ingredients to avoid:

  • Parabens – controversial, read more here…
  • Triclosan – antibacterial agent, read more here…
  • Phenoxyethanol – preservative, irritant for some
  • 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Dio – potent anti-microbial agent, releases very low levels of formaldehyde
  • Methylisothiazolinone, or MI, a preservative that may cause swelling, rashes and blistering, it’s often found in cleansing wipes, incredibly it’s also found in baby wipes

You’re not going to achieve a deep or thorough cleanse with a wipe and without rinsing you’re leaving residual chemicals on your skin during the important night time regenerating and elimination activities of the skin.

Always complete Compressing & Hydrating your skin with a cool splash or compress
Always complete Compressing & Hydrating your skin with a cool splash or compress

A cleansing regime with product ingredients that care for your skin is the first step towards healthy, balanced and radiant skin!

We promote Compressing & Hydrating your skin prior to cleansing which may take a little more time, however the benefits are:

  • Your skin is softened in preparation for a much deeper cleanse
  • You will use your Soothing Cleansing Milk and/or Cleansing Cream much more economically
  • Premium natural and organic ingredients for your skin
  • Cleansing products that respect the pH and hydrolipid layer of the skin
  • Aromatic benefits with Bath Essence use in your basin water

Tip: Always complete with a cool water splash or compress which will activate a minute muscle beside the hair follicle and this will remove any remaining dirt and leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft without harsh exfoliation

See our Organic Cotton Compress

If you really are in too much of a hurry for Compressing & Hydrating and simply must have a quicker option remove make-up and eye make-up and the dust and dirt your skin picks up during the day with Soothing Cleansing Milk. Remove cleanser with Cleansing Sponge, and cool splash.

Always invest a little time to achieve a healthy, radiant skin.

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge comes dehydrated and flat, just add water and it swells.
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge comes dehydrated and flat, just add water and it swells.
  • Ingredients matter and quality ingredients matter most
  • Your skin is semi-permeable and absorbs much
  • Remember read your products ingredients list rather than just labels

Every ingredient in the formulations of Dr. Hauschka skin care products are there for the benefit of your skin, not for the formula itself. There are no fillers and no synthetic chemical ingredients, this is why our products are so concentrated and that’s why they also represent value for money.

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One of our key ingredients, Anthyllis (aka Woundwort) found in Soothing Cleansing Milk

Let’s look at Soothing Cleansing Milk ingredients:

Alcohol – food grade ethyl alcohol (ethanol) from organically grown wheat that is fermented and distilled and is gluten-free. Many plants are extracted in alcohol because it extracts the widest variety of plant constituents. Alcohol also serves as a natural emulsifier, preservative and carrier, helping ingredients penetrate the skin. Alcohol is not drying to the skin when part of a carefully formulated Dr. Hauschka composition.

Anthyllis – one of our key ingredients, extensively studied by Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka. Anthyllis, (aka Woundwort) guides all skin conditions to a state of strength and balance.

Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis) – A very stable wax derived from the fruit (seeds) of jojoba. The wax which is liquid at room temperature contains beta carotene and tocopherols. Jojoba oil is highly valued for its moisturising and emollient (skin softening) effects. It protects the skin from dryness with a breathable, non-sticky, non-greasy film. It also smoothes and fortifies the epidermis.

Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) – Cold pressed from the edible nut kernels (fruit) of the almond tree, sweet almond oil is an excellent skin-softening (emollient) oil historically used for centuries in skin care. It is mild, lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin as well as rich in unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid. It has a calming and soothing effect especially for dry, itchy skin and supports the skin’s barrier function.

Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca) – obtained from the seeds of apricot fruits by cold pressing and filtration. Lightweight, nurturing, and easily absorbed by the skin, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids. Especially soothing for sensitive, dry or sunburned skin, it helps to replenish the skin and maintain a healthy moisture balance. Similar to sweet almond oil in characteristics and scent, it is excellent for making oil extractions of plants.

Glycerin – also known as glycerol, a sugar alcohol and a building block of triglyceride fats and oils. Only plant-derived glycerin is used for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products. It helps preserve the skin’s moisture.

Fermented Grain Extract – Sourdough bread made of freshly milled oats, wheat and rye is subjected to a second fermentation process, in which naturally occurring lactic acid probiotics transform the bread into a highly nutritive substance. The liquid portion that results is called Brottrunk which, literally means “bread drink”– a traditional European health drink. The remaining solid portion, rich in proteins, calcium, iron, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, E, and co-enzyme A, is used to make fermented grain extract. It contains natural ferments that help protect the skin’s acid mantle and have humectant and soothing properties. Fermented grain extract also helps break down impurities while bringing moisture and vitality to the skin. Fermented grain extract contains gluten.

Cetearyl Alcohol – a fatty alcohol derived from plant oils that has a firm, white, wax-like appearance with emulsifying properties. Helps bind the components of creams, hydrate the skin and make it soft and supple.

Bentonite – A white clay of volcanic origin found primarily in the USA, it is a natural clay mineral that can store large amounts of water, allowing it to stabilise emulsions. A thickener and emulsifier, in makeup, it absorbs oil and reduces shine. It has a cooling feel since water evaporates quickly from clay.

Lecithin – from soy beans (tested and certified Non-GMO) bind the oil and water components in creams, acting as a natural emulsifier. It has a smoothing and moisturising effect on the skin. Lecithin is a component of all of the body’s cell membranes, helping to form and stabilise them.

Xanthan Gum – produced from sugar syrup by a natural yeast-like microorganism, Xanthomonas campestris. A complex cardohydrate (polysaccharide) which is used as a thickening agent. It covers the skin as a soft, moist gel which feels pleasant on the skin.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein – protein that has been broken down by hydrolysis into smaller proteins and amino acids. It adds a slippery feel to a product, provides emollient, skin softening actions and serves as a consistency regulator. Hydrolyzed Wheat protein contains gluten.

Fragrance – we only use natural and organic essential oils, we do not use cheap synthetic chemical perfumes, AND we have our very own in house perfumer, Jorg Zimmermann.

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Let’s Look at Cleansing Cream Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Meal – ground almonds bind particularly well with dirt and the skin’s overnight eliminations giving a deep yet gentle morning cleanse.

Calendula – An important herb, calendula is high in carotenes, flavonoids, mucilage, saponins, tannins and essential oils. The sun-like pot marigold has soothing, astringent, and regenerating properties.

Anthyllis – one of our key ingredients, extensively studied by Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka. Anthyllis, aka Woundwort brings all skin conditions to a state of strength and balance.

Peanut Oil – pharmaceutical grade peanut oil is used as an extracting medium for many plants. It has neutral qualities that do not interfere with the herb’s active constituents. It’s a very stable oil, requiring no additional antioxidants. Our peanut oil is steam treated and filtered to remove the proteins related to peanut allergies and has been tested and certified as aflatoxin-free.

Chamomile – benefits delicate and sensitive skin because of its skin-soothing properties. German Chamomile essential oil is a deep blue colour due to chamazulene which gives it powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and supports the body’s response to irritation by clearing heat.

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum) – soothing and calming to the skin. It is often used in cosmetics for skin that is extremely sensitive or irritated. In topical use, the oil does not make the skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Sunflower Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil – nourishing.

Witch Hazel – leaf and bark is rich in tannins that have toning and fortifying effects on the skin.

Wheat Germ Oil – gluten free and a rich source of Vitamin E.

Fragrance – we only use natural and organic essential oils, we do not use cheap synthetic chemical perfumes.

Barbados Cherry Fruit – Acerola, also known as the West Indian cherry, is a native of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula. Its red, cherry-like fruits are rich in Vitamin C, 60 times more than citrus fruits. Extracts of acerola are used for their antioxidant, skin-protecting and fortifying properties.

Xanthan Gum – produced from sugar syrup by a natural yeast-like microorganism. A complex carbohydrate (polysaccharide) which is used as a thickening agent. It’s a moist gel which feels pleasant on the skin.

Lecithin – from soy beans (tested and certified Non-GMO) bind the oil and water components in creams, acting as a natural emulsifier. It has a smoothing and moisturising effect on the skin.

Algin – a gel forming substance obtained from seaweed. Thickens and stabilises creams and keeps the skin supple.

Ingredients you won’t find in Dr. Hauschka…

Coal tar dyes
Ethanolamines (TEA, MEA DEA)
Ethoxylated ingredients (sodium laureth sulfate – SLS)
Parabens (methylparaben, ethyl, propyl or butyl) read concerns here…
Petroleum derived synthetic chemicals
Phthalates
Polyethylene glycols (PEGs)
Propylene glycol
Silicones
Synthetic chemical colours
Synthetic chemical fragrances

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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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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.

Refreshing
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.

Toned
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.

Clarity
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.

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

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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7 Simple Beauty Resolutions

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1) Drink warm water and lemon juice first thing every morning to help keep your skin looking clear and your eyes bright, add some organic apple cider vinegar in it as well. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water or herbal teas daily to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

2) Compress and Hydrate your skin prior to cleansing with Organic Cotton Compress to soften pores for a much deeper cleanse, and you’ll use your Cleansing Cream and Soothing Cleansing Milk much more economically as well. Remember to complete your cleanse with 2-3 cold water splashes or a cold compress. This simple technique activates a minute muscle beside the hair follicle ensuring any remaining dirt is washed away and your skin will feel silky soft for it as well. How to Compress & Hydrate video.

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3) Get a good night’s sleep. It really is beauty sleep. Try to go to bed and get up at the same time each day to support your body’s rhythms. No night cream, while your skin is in its night time elimination and regeneration phase, only use botanical actives held in a watery solution at night time, Night Serum or Regenerating Serum.

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4) A quality set of brushes that’s clean is a must for professional application. Eyeshadow sponge applicators are only for touch-ups, a beautifully blended eyeshadow look comes from quality brushes and Foundation takes on an air brushed look with blending brush application. Remember they need to be washed weekly with an eco friendly gentle hand wash liquid. Always dry your brushes laying flat, preferably in sunlight, you don’t want any moisture or soap getting into the head of the brush as it will compromise the glue.

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5) Incorporate relaxation. For example instead of watching tele, dance or do yoga in your living room. Have a regular Dr. Hauschka Facial Treatment, so much more than a facial, with a Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician. Lose yourself in a good book, a recent study found reading reduced stress by a whopping 68% and listening to music 61%.

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6) Go for a walk every morning for 30 minutes. Maybe find a walking buddy. Benefits: supports your lymph system, therefore your immune system, lifts your mood, clears your mind, supports blood circulation etc.

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7) Embrace twice weekly Mask treatments into your skin care regime to really make a difference.

Clarifying Steam Bath and Cleansing Clay Mask – Once a week deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation, follow with a cream mask. Then just cream mask on another night of the week.

Cream Masks
Revitalising Mask – top selling mask that benefits all skin conditions, refines pores and skin looks even toned, rejuvenating, soothing and cooling for sensitivities, our ‘go to’ mask the night before a special event, also highly recommended for post holiday sun-stressed skin.
Hydrating Mask – For soft, plumped skin treating any dryness or dehydration.
Soothing Mask – Strengthens a sensitive, red, irritated, stressed skin, also recommended for rosacea to use as a day cream as well as a mask.
Firming Mask – a warming mask to firm and tone, to support a maturing skin.

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

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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