Plant Profile: St. John’s wort

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 12.36.32 pm

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Description

If you hold St. John’s wort flowers up to the light you will see numerous small bright spots, these are glands containing a fluid of essential oils and resin. If you rub the golden yellow flowers between your fingers they will be stained blood red, the characteristic colour of St. John’s wort oil. This wondrous colour change results from the fact that light and oxygen break down constituents of the flowers. The perennial St. John’s wort plant grows to a height of 90 cm. Over summer the many branched, woody stems are covered over and over with the five-rayed flowers. This oil-rich plant, whose leaves are also densely covered with oil glands, prefers full sunlight which it requires for luxuriant growth.

Uses

Paracelsus was convinced of the wound-healing, antiseptic and eliminating action of St. John’s wort. He saw the pore-like perforation of the leaves as an indication that the plant could be used to treat any kinds of opening in the skin, either internally or internally, and that it would also support elimination through the pores.

In fact, St. John’s Wort stimulates the blood circulation and carries anabolic and nourishing processes to the sphere of the nerves and the senses.

With its calming, pain relieving and wound healing properties it brings relief not only in chapped, cracked and irritated skin accompanied by redness but also in mild burns. Embrocations with the characteristic red oil help relieve nerve pain, rheumatism, lumbago and sprains. St. John’s wort is used internally for treatment of depression.

Interest

There are numerous legends attached to St. John’s wort. According to one it originates from the blood of John the Baptist, according to another St. John the Evangelist is said to have gathered the plant drenched in the Saviour’s blood from beneath the cross. The naming of the plant St. John’s wort was supported particularly by the fact that the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, whose patron saint is John the Baptist, already used the plant for treatment of wounds at the time of the Crusades.

St. John’s wort, one of the magical plants of the summer solstice, devoting itself to the sun like no other plant. It is said to have the greatest healing powers at the Feast of St. John, three days after midsummer night in the Northern Hemisphere, when it is at the height of its bloom and is imbued with the full power of the summer sun. At this time the light has reached its climax and the sun joins in matrimony with the earth. Since time immemorial people have honoured this day of union between the light and the earth, between spirit and matter, with great feasts. A remnant of this tradition can still be seen today in Europe with the bonfires lit on midsummer’s night.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

The plant ingredient at Dr. Hauschka

The radiant yellow flowers of St. John’s wort which stretch up towards the sun on straight stems, contain the highest concentration of active constituents at the time of the summer solstice. This seems to be an expression of its sunlike character. The luxuriant wealth of flowers contrasts starkly with the dry, hard wood of the plant. That which is between the flower and the branch shows a tendency to contract, to dry. This is the expression of a forming character which brings order to that which is excessively in flux.

This is the field of tension in which we find the numerous healing effects of this old medicinal plant. As plant of the light it drives away the darkness in human beings, and thus helps internally in depression, externally in sunburn. As bringer of order it supports the organism in all anabolic processes of the nerve-sense organs, whether as wound-healing agent or in treatment of depression.

In Dr. Hauschka skin care products St. John’s wort is found wherever, in addition to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, soothing and strengthening of the skin is desired: Rose Day CreamRevitalising Day CreamTinted Day CreamClarifying Day Oil, Cleansing Cream, Almond St. John’s wort Soothing Body Oil, Almond Soothing Body Cream, Blackthorn Toning Body Oil, Lip Balm and Eye Balm. In Hydrating Foot Cream it brings light to the feet which in our culture are usually condemned to a shadowy existence enclosed in shoes.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik
The making of St. John’s wort oil extract, in time honoured and labour intensive methods.

Thanks for reading our blog. x

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

NATRUE

Online Shopping
NEW Make-up
Stockists
Estheticians

Join our eNewsletter for skin and make-up tips, promotions, new products and giveaways

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

Advertisements

Your 28 Days Skin Fitness & Detox

Dr. Hauschka Cosmetic; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

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

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

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

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

DOWNLOAD your 28 Day Chart here… 

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 12.09.23 pm
Why 28 days?
Your skin cell cycle is 28 days.

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

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

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

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 11.09.25 am

Every Day – Morning

1) Drink warm water and lemon juice first thing upon waking in the morning and do this every morning. If it’s going to be easier then juice a pile of lemons, put the juice in ice blocks and freeze. Take one block out each night and place in a cup, so you’re ready for the morning. We need to make this habit quick and easy. Aids the body in a clear skin, flushing out toxins, jump starts the digestive tract, aids the liver in its cleansing processes and increases detoxification.

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

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

We want you to get the best results!

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

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

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

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Every Day – Evening

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

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

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

Great skin care is about using the highest quality natural and organic products. Eat fresh, nutritious food, drink 6-8 glasses of water daily, 8 hours sleep and put measures in place if you’re stressed – a state of relaxation, happiness and laughter is good for your skin. A 30 minute daily walk in the fresh air is good for your body, mind and soul, in nature if you can.

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 11.10.46 am
Mixing Clarifying Clay Mask with water in readiness for application

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

1. Compress and hydrate your skin, cleanse with Soothing Cleansing Milk, remove with the warm, moist Dr. Hauschka Compress Cloth.
2. Place 1 heaped teaspoon of Clarifying Clay Mask in a small container in readiness.
3. Dilute two teaspoons of Clarifying Steam Bath with ½ litre (500ml) of steaming water in a large bowl. Lean over the bowl, covering the head with towel, and steam for 5-10 minutes. Follow with Clarifying Clay Mask application.

Please note: If you don’t wish to steam, then you may do this step with Clarifying Steam Bath and ‘Compress and Hydrate’ instead.

4. While your skin is still warm and moist mix 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons of water (I use the Clarifying Steam Bath water) to the Clarifying Clay Mask in the small container. The consistency you want is spreadable, not too thin because it will drip off your face and not a paste.

5. Apply mask to your face and neck excluding eye contour area ideally with a mask brush. Apply from the centre of the face outwards. We always work in the direction of lymph flow. Allow to dry, it’s no longer active once dry.

Clarifying Clay Mask Tip: Watch where the clay mask dries first. That’s a good indication that particular area of your face is dehydrated. Are you missing that area with your Day Care? Do you need a richer Day Care product?

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

7. Now apply your Cream Mask (Revitalising, Hydrating, Firming or Soothing) including the eye contour area, as an eye mask.

8. Leave on for at least 30 minutes to absorb. I leave mine on for most of the evening. Remove Cream Mask with a warm moist Compress Cloth before bedtime.

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

Please note: If you are new to Renewing Night Conditioner ampoules, flick the top to ensure all liquid is in the bottom of the ampoule, then using a towel break off the glass top. Pour 1/2 the contents into the palm of one hand, spread between the palms of the hands and quickly press into the skin and repeat with the balance of the liquid. Apply nothing further to your skin. It’s bedtime.

Note: We do not recommend any heat for a rosacea skin condition – use tepid water for a Compress & Hydrate instead.

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

Online Shopping

Stockists

Dr. Hauschka Trained Estheticians

Dr. Hauschka Deodorants

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 11.39.24 am

Sage Mint Deodorant and Rose Deodorant

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 10.30.20 am

Sage Mint Deodorant – herb fresh reliability

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 10.26.18 am

Rose Deodorant – gentle protection

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 10.35.45 am

Feel fresh – in every situation

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 10.37.33 am

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

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

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

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

Dr.Hauschka Regenerating Care 2008; Dr.Hauschka Regenerationspflege 2008

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

Telegraph > Aluminium possible link to breast cancer

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

Why do we perspire?

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

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

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

We perspire

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

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

What’s the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants?

Antiperspirants: Stop you from perspiring

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

The science behind deodorant

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

The science behind antiperspirants

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 11.35.47 am

What’s the alternative to chemical deodorants?

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

Chemicals in deodorants

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

Chemicals in antiperspirants

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading our blog. xx

Online Shopping

Stockists

Estheticians

Join our eNewsletter for skin and make-up tips, promotions, new products and giveaways

Facebook

Instagram

NEW Formulation Tinted Day Cream

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 1.19.11 PM

For a naturally beautiful complexion
Creamy texture
Pleasant subtle aroma
Delicately blends with your natural skin tone

For normal to dry/dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, skin prone to redness, dilated capillaries (couperose) or mature skin

Our much loved Tinted Day Cream formulation has now been improved. The slight changes have improved the consistency, application and spreading properties, with a small change in the aroma to a sense soothing light floral. We have preserved the essential care properties of the Tinted Day Cream. The colour that magically suits everyone’s skin tone has remained the same as has the price. Really it’s the same great product, just better!

  • Enjoy a naturally beautiful evened complexion with Dr. Hauschka’s original BB Cream, Tinted Day Cream.
  • The new optimised formula offers skin nourishing care while also giving your skin a natural, sun-kissed glow.
  • Blends harmoniously with individual skin tones to add a delicate bronzing effect.
  • Richly moisturising, combining nourishing Avocado and Almond oils with protective Rose Wax, Beeswax and Quince Seed extract.
  • Helps prevent dryness and dehydration by balancing the skin’s oil and moisture levels and supporting its natural moisturising functions.
  • Rose, Quince and St. John’s wort tone the skin and support elasticity
    Rose Water and extracts of Anthyllis have a balancing, harmonising effect.
  • As we age often our skin becomes a little pallid, it’s uplifting to add warm tones back into your skin for a youthful effect.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 11.29.31 AM

TIPS

1) For a particularly dry, dehydrated or mature skin, we also recommend Revitalising Day Cream or Rose Day Cream under Tinted Day Cream. For added coverage, use our Foundation, which may be used over Tinted Day Cream.

2) To reduce shine, we recommend applying Translucent Face Powder after moisturiser. May also be applied over Tinted Day Cream as well.

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 11.16.36 AM

What our Customers are saying…

Used it before they reformulated it and I loved it then. I love it even more now! Much lighter, you barely need a pea size amount for your face. Gives you that perfect even toned glow. No makeup necessary!
Monet M | My skin condition is: Dry | Age: 25-39

Want to look younger? I have been using Toned (now Tinted) Day Cream for 13 years. I love the glow and the fact that there is nothing fake about how it looks. No caking, or make-up line. Most people will not know you have this product on your face and yet it reduces the look of fine lines and moisturises at the same time. It’s my go to.
Karen S | My skin condition is: Combination | Age: 50-65

Love it! It leaves my face moisturised all day and now that winter is around the corner, it really does give you a sun kiss glow. Highly recommend it!
Priscilla V | My skin condition is: Normal | Age: 25-39

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 12.03.45 PM

Other options for warm tones…

Translucent Bronzing Tint is for any skin condition, however we also recommend for a normal, combination, oily skin.

  • A unique concentrated liquid minerals product that may be mixed with any Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser or Clarifying Day Oil.
  • You control the colour, intensity depends on the amount of tint added.
  • Witch Hazel, Olive Oil, Beeswax and Minerals protect and nurture while evening out skin tone.

Bronzing Powder is our world wide top selling make-up product for any skin condition.

  • Make-up artists and customers tell us they love its matte look.
  • An ultra-fine bronzer for a sun-kissed glow.
  • Silk, anthyllis, witch hazel and sage contour and smooth the complexion.
  • Apply where the sun would kiss for warm tones and a healthy look.
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

NATRUE BDIH

Thanks for reading our blog. xx

Online Shopping

Stockists

Estheticians

Which Moisturiser is the best choice for you?

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 10.18.45 AM

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

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

Quick Reference – Skin Conditions and Day Care

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 1.21.03 pm

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 1.21.38 pm

Day Care Moisturisers

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Melissa Day Cream

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Rose Day Cream Light

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

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Rose Day Cream

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Quince Day Cream

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Revitalising Day Cream

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Tinted Day Cream

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Regenerating Serum

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Regenerating Day Cream

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

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Clarifying Day Oil

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Hauschka decorate cosmetic; Dr.Hauschka Dekorative Kosmetik

Foundation

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

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

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

NATRUE BDIH

Thanks for reading our blog. x

Stockists

Estheticians

Online Shopping

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Instagram

Mature Skin

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 12.08.39 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Your Essential Day Care

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

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

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 2.17.15 pm

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 12.06.56 pm
Plant pic: highly regenerative and isoflavone-rich Red Clover

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

Your Essential Night Care

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

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

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

Care Plan

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 11.09.11 am

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Intensive Treatments – Weekly Care

Clarifying Steam Bath with Clarifying Clay Mask followed by Firming Mask

On another night of the week

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

Seasonal and Specialty Care:

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

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 12.26.24 pm

Regenerating Body Cream
Firms and hydrates

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

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

Award Winning Regenerating Video

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 10.43.00 am

Thanks for reading our blog. x

Online Shopping

Dr. Hauschka Trained Estheticians

Stockists 

Dr. Hauschka Discovery Centre

Spring Skin Care & Potent Antioxidant Blend

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.42.16 am

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

So what’s the solution to dryness and dehydration?

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

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

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

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

Skin Vitamins
The skin healers and antioxidants are Vitamins A, C and E, and the optimum choice when topically applying these vitamins is when they come in the form of the whole plant extract, not as a synthetic chemical isolated ingredient.

Rich in antioxidants blend

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 10.32.40 am

Blending

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

Firming, Hydrating & Moisturising Mask Blend

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

Soothing & Moisturising Mask Blend

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

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.20.59 am

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.44.21 am

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

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.32.38 am

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

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.33.48 am

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

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

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

Thanks for reading our blog. x

Stockists
Estheticians
Online Shopping

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram