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Dr. Hauschka Night Serum – The Power of Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AWARDS!

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

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

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

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Regenerating Serum
refines and tones mature skin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

NATRUE BDIH

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Elisabeth Sigmund – Chapter 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Night Serum

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An apple a day…

As the day draws to a close
Your skin awakens 

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

Dr. Hauschka Night Serum
25ml

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

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

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Night Serum Video, click here

3 Step Nighttime Skin Care Ritual

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

Berner Rose Apple – delicate and robust

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

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

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

Rose apples in Night Serum

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

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The Power of the Night Video, click here

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Night Serum Application Video, click here

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As different as night and day

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

By Night

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

By Day

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

FAQ’s

Why is all Dr. Hauschka night care oil free?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When is the best time to make the switch?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Do you need a Serum or an Oil?

Or might you need both…

Regenerating Serum
Regenerating Serum

What does Regenerating Serum do?

Regenerating Serum is firming and toning to the skin, you can feel it working it’s magic right from the get go!

You may not be able to see it’s firming action in the mirror on a day to day basis however I remember starting Regenerating Serum (and partner product Regenerating Day Cream), then going off to my hairdresser appointment 8 weeks later and the first thing he said to me was “Have you had work done?”, “No, of course not, *rolled eyes*, but you must be noticing my Regenerating, YAY!”
I’ve had similar situations with girlfriends when I’ve suggested it’s time to go onto Regenerating, and seeing them several weeks later.

  • 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
  • Nutrient-rich Clover Blossom Honey protects
  • Key ingredient Red Clover, it’s the great regenerator – mow down a field of red clover and it will all have grown back in no time at all, this is the vitality impulse we want to pass onto your skin

Who’s it for?

Formulated to support a maturing skin, it’s also cooling and soothing for a skin that may be sensitive as well. We usually recommend for age 40+ however, we may recommend at an earlier age in some cases – premature wrinkles, sun damage.

How do you use it?

Use one pump after cleansing and toning in the morning, and prior to moisturising.
In the evening use one pump after cleansing and toning.

Clarifying Day Oil
Clarifying Day Oil

Fondly referred to as our ‘liquid gold’!
That glorious orange colour comes from Wild Carrot Extract, which provides your skin with a rich source of provitamin A, among other goodies.

What does Clarifying Day Oil do?

Because we also produce around 900 homeopathic remedies we incorporate many homeopathic guidelines into our skin care. Clarifying Day Oil embraces ‘like treats like’ – give an oily skin an oil! Now you may think that’s contrary to everything else you’ve ever heard. However, harsh, overly alkaline, lathering, exfoliating products just ‘strip’ an oily skin, giving that ‘squeaky clean’ feeling that means the pH has been disrupted, then your skin goes into overdrive to compensate, producing even more oil.  We recommend for any age that’s suffering from an oily skin.
Clarifying Day Oil allows an oily skin to regulate and relax. 

That’s not the only use for Clarifying Day Oil though…
We also use it to support any skin condition at any age in a blend.

Let’s look at the ingredients:

  • Anthyllis regulates, strengthens and balances any and all skin conditions
  • Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond, Sunflower, Jojoba Seed Oils and Cocoa Butter nourish the skin
  • Wild Carrot Root Extract is a rich source of provitamin A, one of the skin healing vitamins
  • St. John’s wort (Hypericum) and Calendula Extracts soothe and calm the skin
  • Wheat Germ Oil is gluten free and a rich source of vitamin E, another of the skin healing vitamins

Who’s it for?

Anyone with an oily/blemished skin, at any age
Anyone who wishes to include these ingredients in their skin regime

How do you use it?

For an oily/blemished skin: Use 2-3 drops of Clarifying Day Oil after cleansing and toning in the morning only.

For any other skin condition: Use in a blend, examples…

a) Mix a couple of drops of Clarifying Day Oil with Rose Day Cream prior to application to get your vitamins A and E from Clarifying Day Oil and vitamin C, the other skin healing vitamin, from Rose Day Cream’s Rose Hip Extract. Makes a potent anti-oxidant blend.

b) For a combination skin, Revitalising Day Cream with Clarifying Day Oil.

c) For a maturing skin Regenerating Day Cream mixed with Clarifying Day Oil.

Dr. Hauschka/WALA's biodynamic medicinal plant garden
Dr. Hauschka/WALA’s biodynamic medicinal plant garden

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