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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Your 28 Days Skin Fitness & Detox

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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… 

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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

 

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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

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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.

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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

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Our ingredients

Each and every one of the ingredients in our products contributes to their overall effect. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. We also adhere to the highest quality standards.

This page tells you more about Sandalwood, where it comes from, why we use it and what functions it performs in our products.

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

A tree’s fragrance normally comes from its blossom. The fact that the sandalwood tree concentrates its essential oil in its wood impacts on its effectiveness. Unlike airy floral fragrances, the fragrance of sandalwood conveys a sense of stability. The floral quality concentrated in the solid wood demands durability. Instead of a strongly emanating scent, sandalwood emits a subtle fragrance that warms the soul, touches the heart and leaves you feeling grounded. Only once applied to the skin does it develop into a delicately effective force, which gently envelops and offers a sense of calmness. Sandalwood water from the distillation process helps tone the skin and give it vitality.

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Ingredients in Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

Sandalwood oil offers a sense of calmness and supports the soothing effect of the lavender. Balancing wood sorrel extract has a harmonising effect, while premium olive, macadamia nut, apricot kernel and avocado oils strengthen the skin’s barrier function. The skin feels silky-soft and smooth following application and has its natural balance restored thanks to the Body Cream’s soothing effect.

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Raw material profile

Most people know sandalwood from India. Anyone who has travelled to this colourful country will ever forget its characteristic scent. It permeates rooms and lingers on clothing. The fragrance comes from certain sandal trees, of which there are about 25 species worldwide. These are natively found in the Indian subcontinent, Australia, from Hawaii to New Guinea and in the Philippines, and have certain things in common: their wood contains essential oil and they’re classed as semi-parasitic. The trees obtain some of their nourishment from the root systems of neighbouring plants, but can also survive alone, without a host plant.

Sandalwood essential oil is obtained from sandal trees from India and Australia. These grow to heights of between one and ten metres, are evergreen, flower throughout the year and are not fussy about where they grow – whether in fertile valleys or on dry mountainsides, the sandal tree thrives anywhere. Indeed, the scent of its wood seems to be more intense the dryer and poorer the soil it grows in. Its leaves are large and leathery, somewhat like laurel leaves. Its unscented flowers usually have four petals, which look yellow on opening but gradually take on a deep red colour. They grow in clusters at the tips of the branches.

The essential sandalwood oil obtained from the reddish heartwood contains a number of substances including the sesquiterpene alcohol santalol and santalen, which is classed as a sesquiterpene. It is antiseptic, toning and stimulates the lymph flow. The essential oil plays an important role in the perfume industry.

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In aromatherapy, the fragrance of sandalwood is used to help combat excessive mental strain. The harmonising fragrance is soothing, relieves tension and helps people find their inner peace.

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To harvest the heartwood for steam distillation, the felled tree trunks used be left lying on the ground for nature to take its course. White termites would attack the bark and the soft sapwood, until a few months later only the almost cleanly stripped hard heartwood remained.

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Essential sandalwood oil is antispasmodic and antibacterial. It can be used to help treat minor urinary tract infections. Inhalations are said to help combat persistent coughs.

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As sandalwood is so popular that natural stocks have been strongly decimated, especially in India, each year the Indian government issues felling licences that are subject to strict conditions.

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Origin, cultivation and processing

The essential sandalwood oil used in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products is obtained from sustainable, certified organic forestry in Australia. Tree nurseries in the tropical regions in the north of the country propagate the Australian sandalwood trees (Santalum spicatum) and their host plants, both of which are cultivated together. The trees are therefore given the necessary conditions for optimal growth. Every year, new, species-rich plantations are created so that sandal trees of different ages are simultaneously available. The sought-after essential oil is obtained by felling trees with an age of 15 to 17 years. Machines strip the trees to leave only the hard heartwood. After this is chipped and ground, the essential oil is obtained from it using steam distillation. It takes about 20 kilograms of sandalwood to produce one kilogram of essential oil. The distillation process is exceptionally lengthy: the sandalwood is distilled at just over 100°C for up to 100 hours.

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Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash with the gentle aroma of lavender, discreetly accompanied by the warm fragrance of Australian sandalwood. Quince seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture, plant surfactants respect skin’s pH and effectively cleanse and plant oils leave your skin feeling smooth.

Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream for soft, nourished and protected skin. The comforting aroma of lavender is complemented by warm notes of Australian sandalwood. Extracts of lemon balm (melissa) and wood sorrel balance and renew, while macadamia nut, apricot kernel and avocado oils nourish and fortify the skin’s protective barrier.

Regenerating Intensive Treatment has a base of sandalwood water from the steam distillation process, which helps to give the skin tone and vitality. Rhythmitised dilutions of madonna lily, gingko and hawthorn work with gemstones blue tourmaline, amber and gold to support a maturing skin’s natural processes of renewal.

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Dr. Hauschka Deodorants

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our ingredients

Each and every one of the ingredients in our products contributes to their overall effect. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. We also adhere to the highest quality standards.

This blog tells you more about our key ingredient, Anthyllis, aka Woundwort, where it comes from, why we use it and what functions it performs in our products.

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Plant profile

In its first year of growth, anthyllis forms a lush green rosette of leaves at ground level. Only in the second year do flower stems then grow from these, reaching heights of up to 90 cm and becoming densely covered in flowers. Stand by a field of anthyllis on a warm day and you’ll hear the hum of insects as bees and butterflies visit the nectar-rich flowers.

Each anthyllis head is made up of multiple long petals, surrounded by a green crown of leaves. Unlike other species in the plant kingdom, the individual flowers never open up fully; instead, they form a cup in which nectar can collect.

The chalk-loving plant is found on fallow fields and meadows, by the wayside and on sunny slopes, but never where the soil is over-fertilised.

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Facial Toner ingredients

In Facial Toner, anthyllis fortifies the skin together with a witch hazel extract, which supports the rhythmic processes. After cleansing, Facial Toner activates the skin’s flexible and vibrant barrier function to create a fresh, radiant complexion. It prepares the skin for daytime or nighttime skin care.

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

Anthyllis looks different depending on its location. In other words, it knows how to adapt. It can grow wildly and exuberantly, but also in a controlled, structured manner. As an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products, it uses these properties to unfurl delicate, regulating abilities, flexibly adapting to all skin conditions. It addresses the skin as an organ with all of its functions and helps it to establish boundaries without become rigid. Skin that’s fortified gives us an adaptable barrier. Anthyllis provides the stimuli needed to guide any skin condition to a balanced, healthy condition, to revive it and to harmonise.

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Origin, cultivation and processing

The anthyllis used in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products is mainly sourced from our biodynamically cultivated Demeter Sonnenhof Farm in Bad Boll, Germany. Straight after harvest, Dr. Hauschka/WALA employees process the blossoming plants, using a special rhythmic WALA procedure to obtain an essence from them. The extract is obtained using a cool mixture of water and alcohol. A rhythmic WALA procedure is also used to obtain an oil extract from dried anthyllis. This is mixed with warm apricot kernel oil at a temperature of 37°C (human body temperature) and further processed. The different ways of handling the plant highlight its diverse properties. Both extracts are used in many Dr. Hauschka Skin Care formulations.

Anthyllis belongs to the faboideae family, a subfamily of the fabaceae (pea) family. It first originated from Southern Europe but is today found almost all over Europe as well as in Western Asia, North Africa and America.

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The scientific name anthyllis vulneraria is derived from the plant’s usage and appearance; anthos > petal, ioulas > beard, volnus > wound. Combined, these terms indicate that this is a hairy flowering plant that can be used to treat wounds.

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This medicinal plant was mentioned by the Greek doctor Dioskurides using the name anthyllis back in the 1st century A.D. In the Middle Ages, anthyllis was mentioned in herb books as a plant that helped to heal wounds.

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The caterpillars from Germany;s smallest butterfly feed on anthyllis. Wild bees appreciate anthyllis as a source of nectar.

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  • 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 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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Pomegranate

Pomegranates not only taste good, they have a range of health benefits. Anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties have been ascribed to them. They’re also resistant to drought and can store much moisture and vitality in their fruit.

An age-defying ingredient

  • We process the whole Pomegranate fruit, including the Peel for our products, obtaining a preparation that promotes regeneration of the skin.
  • Pomegranate Peel is an important ingredient because its extract inhibits an enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of collagen in ageing skin.
  • At the same time, the extract activates an enzyme that’s involved in the production of collagen.
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil contained in the whole-fruit extract stimulates cell division in the keratinocytes, cells which produce the important skin-strengthening protein keratin.

Is your make-up working for your skin too?

Pomegranate extract is a key ingredient in Dr. Hauschka Foundation, so as a treatment Foundation you’re getting superb value. It’s both a sumptuous make-up and a product that’s also integral to your age-defying skin care programme.

Pomegranate is also to be found in Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream and our luxurious Regenerating Body Cream.

Tip: For a particularly dry mature skin, or in winter time, you may like to try Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream as your face cream as well as for neck and décolleté. It’s a richer formulation than Regenerating Day Cream, because there’s less sebaceous glands in the neck and décolleté area.

Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Range supports a maturing skin.

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  • 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 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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Which Moisturiser is the best choice for you?

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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

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Day Care Moisturisers

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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.

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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.

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  • 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

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Travel Tips

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Road Trip

On a road trip decant some Revitalising Leg and Arm Tonic in a small pump bottle, I use an old Facial Toner 30ml bottle, to invigorate for long periods of sitting. Rosemary and Borage aid circulation and provide a vitalising aroma throughout the car upon application. Love this product, always finding uses for it!

Because I’m an ‘over-packer’ I have to save weight and space where I can. Daily Face Care Kit comes to the rescue for shorter holidays. Also Dr. Hauschka brings out 30ml special editions each year for Cleansing Cream, Soothing Cleansing Milk and Facial Toner and I take those for longer holidays, along with mini size moisturiser(s).

Tip: Always save your product boxes and inserts as they’re protective for travel.

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Air Travel – jet setting

1) Liberally apply protective Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil after your shower in preparation for flying. Moor (peat extract) has a grounding energy and Lavender aids relaxation. This Body Oil is highly recommended as a protective blend for travel.

2) For air travel I don’t usually wear make-up, instead a generous application of Hydrating Mask. Super effective and protective against the dehydrating effects of the cabin. If you wish to wear make-up still use Hydrating Mask as your moisturiser, just not so generous in application, and leave it a while to absorb before applying Foundation and Translucent Powder. Alternatively our tinted moisturiser, Tinted Day Cream is rich for the rigours of air travel and helps to even skin tone.

3) In your make-up bag carry, Lip Care Stick and Hand Cream 30ml special size or travel size and apply regularly throughout your flight.

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Air Travel – post travel rejuvenating treatment

1) First priority has to be shower and a deep facial cleanse. Compress your skin with Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence Mini in the basin to refresh if that’s appropriate for your new time zone or if you need to sleep use Moor Lavender Bath Essence Mini. Cleanse once with Cleansing Milk 30ml special size and then a secondary deep cleanse with Cleansing Cream 30ml special size.

2) Shower using Lemon Lemongrass Body Wash, if that’s an appropriate choice to provide refreshing support in a new time zone as quick as possible, the alternative being Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash. I decant these into smaller bottles for travel.

3) Now your skin needs a complete ‘pick-me-up’!
Take 20 minutes feet up time, apply Revitalising Mask, also available in mini travel size, and saturate a cotton pad with the contents of one ampoule of Eye Revive, then split the pad into two and place over closed eyes to soothe irritated and dehydrated eyes.

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Spring Skin Care & Potent Antioxidant Blend

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Men Care

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Dr. Hauschka Natural & Organic Skin Care Regime 

More and more men are coming to value great skin care. However, they want a skin care regime that’s easy and doesn’t take a lot of time – one that achieves its goal in just a few steps. The co-ordinated skin care plan by Dr. Hauschka offers men a 3 Step Day Care and 3 Step Night Care regime. With a range of selected Dr. Hauschka products which complement each other perfectly, men don’t have to wait long for results that can be seen and felt.

Naturally simple and effective

All Dr. Hauschka face care products complement each other, forming a harmonised 3 Step Day Care regime.

Cleansing Toning Moisturising
Facial cleansing removes dirt and dead skin cells without drying the skin. It serves as the cornerstone of our holistic skin care concept. Toning activates the skin’s innate processes, leaving the complexion clear and radiant. The right day cream protects the skin. As the third step after cleansing and moisturising, it completes our skin care regime.

3 Step Day Care 

Cleansing Cleansing Cream Invigorates and cleanses; noticeable moisturising effects
Toning After Shave Clarifying Toner Invigorating aftershave – refreshing and soothing, feels great on freshly shaved skin. Echinacea has anti-bacterial properties and Daisy has anti-inflammatory properties. Just close eyes and mist onto skin.
Moisturising Daily Hydrating Eye Cream Keeps delicate skin around the eyes hydrated, helping to prevent premature wrinkles.
Quince Day Cream
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For Normal Skin.  Guys love the fresh Quince fragrance. Quince Wax protects the skin and Quince Seed extract prevents moisture loss. Cooling and soothing.
Melissa Day Cream
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Formulated for a Sensitive Combination (oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks) Skin with a matte finish. Smoothes, harmonises and reduces shine.
Revitalising Day Cream Our lightest texture day cream, yet most activating for a Dry Skin. Refreshing and moisturising.

For an Oily/Blemished skin then choose Clarifying Day Oil instead of a cream moisturiser to regulate oil production. Apply Coverstick to pimples to conceal and treat with just the right amount of tea tree and manuka oils for their anti-bacterial properties and tapioca starch to absorb.

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Tip: Guys also like our Translucent Bronzing Tint mixed with their moisturiser to help even skin tone and give skin a healthy sun-kissed look. This isn’t make-up guys, just a concentrated tint.

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3 Step Evening Care: 

Cleansing Milk or Cleansing Cream + Clarifying Toner + Night Serum

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Silk Body Powder – luxurious care from head to toe

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Silk is a truly extraordinary substance. The keratins from which it’s formed are very similar to the structural proteins in human skin, especially collagen. They balance out or neutralise both acids and bases. In doing so, they stabilise the skin’s acid mantle. And as a powder, silk absorbs up to 40% of its own weight in moisture. A body powder which leaves your skin feeling wonderfully silky whilst giving it a matte lustre.

Dr. Hauschka Silk Body Powder all natural skin care has a subtle scent reminiscent of fresh moss. Breathing deeply, you ponder over this unique fragrance and let it carry you away to distant world. You feel a sense of nostalgia and then the softness. Once applied you feel like you have enveloped yourself in a silk robe, which invisibly covers and protects you. We create Silk Body Powder with pure silk powder from silk fibre, rice starch and diatomaceous earth. Talc-free. Enriched with medicinal plant extracts from sage, gentian and oak bark, the delicate body powder unfurls its moisturising, lightly deodorising effect while stabilising the natural balance of the skin. It offers reliable protection, gives the skin a matte sheen and makes it silky smooth. It mildly protects highly sensitive skin that is prone to itchiness.

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Our Silk Body Powder has so many uses that we are still surprised at the ideas we receive from fans. Here are a few tips:

  • In the warmer months Silk Body Powder helps to absorb excess moisture and has you feeling fresh!
  • Silk Body Powder may be used to deodorise your highly sensitive underarm skin.
  • No time to wash your hair? Shake some Silk Body Powder onto your roots then brush it out.
  • Babies’ bottoms stay beautifully soft with Silk Body Powder and it helps prevent nappy rash.
  • We have been told by enthusiastic Silk Body Powder fans it’s an essential companion on long cycle trips.
  • Perspiring feet or clammy hands love the deodorising, moisture-binding Silk Body Powder.
  • For an all natural skin care, healthy feet treat, apply Deodorising Foot Cream, then Silk Body Powder.
  • Tight shoes or sandal straps? Silk Body Powder reduces the risk of blisters.
  • The matte effect of Silk Body Powder is also perfect for powdering sensitive facial skin.
  • Lipstick Tip: To fix your lipstick, kiss a tissue to remove any excess colour. Use a cotton pad sprinkled with a little Silk Body Powder and apply to lips, then apply a second coat of lipstick.
  • Mascara and eyeliner stay put for longer if you start by applying a little Silk Body Powder to your eye area and lashes.
  • Travel companion – sprinkle Silk Body Powder in shoes overnight to keep them fresh, use as a dry shampoo and as a body powder, especially if there’s plenty of walking and there is risk of chaffing.
  • Silk Body Powder protects men’s sensitive skin after shaving.

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

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Oily Skin

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At Dr. Hauschka we have a medicinal background since 1935, producing anthroposophical homeopathic remedies and many of these guidelines and of course medicinal as well as botanical knowledge goes into crafting our skin care.

If you have an oily skin you may be tempted to use harsh cleansing products (overly alkaline, lathering, harsh exfoliating via beads or acids) that ‘strip’ the skin, this just results in your skin producing more oil to compensate. It’s imperative to correctly cleanse with effective and gentle cleansing that respect the pH of your skin. Your skin’s acid mantle is protective against bacteria.

Clarifying Day Oil is a lightweight, rapidly absorbed oil, that helps to calm, balance and regulate oily skin. Yes, oil for an oily skin! It may seem counter intuitive at first, but just give your skin a chance to regulate and balance on our skin care regime.

Recommended Daily Skin Care Rituals

Morning:

  1. Compress & Hydrate your skin using Sage Purifying Bath Essence in your basin water
  2. Cleansing Cream – mix with a little water into a paste and ‘press & roll’
  3. Clarifying Facial Toner – close eyes and mist directly onto your skin
  4. Clarifying Day Oil – warm 2-3 drops and press into skin that’s still moist from your Toner
  5. If you have pimples apply Coverstick, our amazing conceal and treat pimple zapping product.

Tip: You may wish to mix a little Translucent Bronzing Tint in with your Clarifying Day Oil to help even skin tone

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Click play for Cleansing Cream Application Video

Evening:

  1. Soothing Cleansing Milk – to remove the dirt and dust your skin picks up during the day and to remove make-up and eye make-up
  2. You may wish to do a secondary cleanse with Cleansing Cream
  3. Clarifying Toner – close eyes and mist directly onto skin
  4. You may wish to use Night Serum which aids the night time processes of your skin, but never use a night cream, which is occlusive to the skin during your skin’s elimination phase overnight
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Click on play for The Power of Night Video

Weekly care:

Once a week complete a Clarifying Steam Bath following by Clarifying Clay Mask to draw impurities from your skin and to gently exfoliate. Then apply Revitalising Mask which soothes skin, refines pores and may help heal new scarring. Sunday night for this is a great skin care habit to get into.

On another night of the week cleanse early in the evening, apply Revitalising Mask and leave to absorb as long as possible, removing before bedtime with a warm, moist cloth. If you’re in a hurry leave on for 30 minutes.

Annual/Seasonal Care

Twice a year in the most transitional seasons of autumn and spring complete a 30 night Renewing Night Conditioner treatment instead of Toner. Renewing Night Conditioner is also highly recommended if you’re a new Dr. Hauschka customer and your skin is transitioning off night creams and synthetic chemical products.

Twice a year complete a Clarifying Intensive Treatment (<25 or >25) morning and evening instead of Toner. Choose summer and winter for this one month, one bottle treatment.

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Clarifying Day Oil in detail

  • Balances oily and/or blemished skin
  • Fast absorbing daily moisturiser that balances excessive oiliness
  • Refines the appearance of pores
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes
  • Jojoba, apricot kernel, almond and wheat germ oils (a rich source of vitamin E, one of the skin healing vitamins) balance the skin’s natural oil content
  • Anthyllis, a key ingredient in Dr. Hauschka preparations for bringing all skin conditions to a state of balance and carrot (a rich source of natural provitamin A another of the skin healing vitamins) extracts calm the skin
  • Cocoa butter is readily absorbed by the skin and helps it to feel soft and supple
  • Neem, St. John’s wort and calendula extracts combine to visibly minimise redness and help maintain a healthy, radiant complexion
  • One bottle lasts a long time!

Use: Each morning after cleansing and toning, apply a 2-5 drops to your palms and evenly apply to the face, neck and décolleté.

Clarifying Face Care Kit to trial natural and organic Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products and daily rituals. Contents: Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Clarifying Day Oil, Melissa Day Cream, Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask and Revitalising Mask

Clarifying Face Care Kit – perfect to trial natural and organic Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products and daily rituals.

Contents: Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Clarifying Day Oil, Melissa Day Cream, Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask and Revitalising Mask

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Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our 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, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone, phthalates and PEG
  • 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 Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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7 Ways to Revive a Dull Skin

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As we mature we lose colour from our complexion, resulting in a pallid/dull skin.

7 Ways to Revive a Dull Skin

  1. Fresh and nutritious food, fruit and vegetables contain pigments called carotenoids, which give carrots their orange colour, tomatoes their red colour etc. When we eat them, these pigments show in our skin, contributing to a glowing complexion. Adequate sleep, plenty of water (hydration is plumping as well), less coffee and alcohol, fresh air and exercise.
  2. Use Dr. Hauschka Revitalising Day Cream. This product is our lightest in texture yet our most activating. It supports sebaceous activity and key ingredient Anthyllis guides your skin to a healthy, radiant state.
  3. Definitely do not use night cream or eye cream at night, they impede overnight functions, and we want to support a healthy functioning, radiant skin with water based botanical extract products. Try Night Serum.
  4. Revitalising Mask treatment twice a week.
  5. Mix Translucent Bronzing Tint with your Revitalising Day Cream to bring warm tones into your skin.
  6. After your Foundation always, always put the colour back in! Use our matte Bronzing Powder (see tips below) and Rouge Powder, Blushing Rose to the ‘apples’ of the cheeks. Think of a child’s skin with naturally rosy cheeks.
  7. Use Eyeshadow Solo Ivory 09 with a Powder Brush to highlight cheekbones. Also a little at the cupid’s bow of your lips and under brow, these areas of highlighting bring radiance to your look.

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Bronzing Powder Application Tips:

To get that natural, sun-kissed look, apply bronzer with a light hand, using Powder Brush, building it up in sheer layers. A little goes a long way. Focus on the areas that the sun would naturally hit, including forehead, chin and jaw line, and the tops of cheeks, the tip of nose, using sweeping motions on top of your brow bone and circular motions on your cheeks and chin.

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Recommended Daily Skin Regime for a Dull/Pallid Skin

Morning:
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Revitalising Day Cream mixed with Translucent Bronzing Tint
Foundation, Bronzing Powder and Rouge Powder

Evening:
Soothing Cleansing Milk
Facial Toner
Night Serum

Once a week:
Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask followed by Revitalising Mask
Once a week:
A second Revitalising Mask treatment, if your skin is dry/dehydrated then use Hydrating Mask on the other night of the week.

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Our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our 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, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic cosmetics, 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 Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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Sensitive Skin

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Did you know? Many people suffer from sensitive skin. According to a report by the American Academy of Dermatology at least 50% of women and 30% of men.

Sensitive skin can feel dry and tight. Redness may be prevalent as well. Very dry skin falls under the sensitive banner as it’s often suffering from water/hydration loss and a weakened natural barrier function.

Sensitive skin is in need of strengthening and protection

Fine-pored, thin-skinned, extremely low oil content, highly dehydrated, premature wrinkles, feels tight, redness, tendency to become inflamed and develop eczema, reactive.

What causes sensitivities

  • Skin disorders or allergic skin reactions such as eczema, or allergic contact dermatitis
  • Overly dry or injured skin that can no longer protect nerve endings, leading to skin reactions
  • Excessive exposure to skin, damaging environmental factors such as sun, wind, excessive heat or cold
  • Use of harsh skin products, exfoliation via beads, acids such as AHA and BHA’s, scrubs, overly alkaline and/or lathering cleansers
  • Harsh skin treatments such as dermabrasion

Sensitive skin often appears red, irritated and in need of soothing, calming, stabilising and strengthening care.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care offers sensitive skin gentle yet powerful products that de-stress skin, working quickly to support, strengthen and stabilise the skin’s barrier function. Our products minimise the appearance of redness, couperose and dilated capillaries. Skin becomes calm and more resilient, able to protect itself and maintain an even, balanced, smooth complexion.

We usually recommend Rose Day Cream for a sensitive skin, ingredient St. John’s wort is calming and soothing, rose is balancing, harmonising and strengthens dilated capillaries while beeswax, carnauba wax, precious rose flower wax and shea butter is highly protective against the elements. By mixing a little Revitalising Mask with your Rose Day Cream it becomes more cooling and soothing. Rose Day Cream Light may also be used. Rose is, however, a warming ingredient.

If you there’s heat in your skin you may find Quince Day Cream is the better choice. Quince is a cooling ingredient.

Regenerating Serum is formulated for sensitive skin.

Soothing Mask is a must, twice weekly, as is regular treatments with Sensitive Care Conditioner and/or Soothing Intensive Treatment. You may also use Soothing Mask as your day cream for a one-month skin strengthening boost.

If you’re also experiencing extreme dryness and/or dehydration then incorporate Hydrating Mask into your skin regime also.

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Why Dr. Hauschka doesn’t recommend night creams:

  • While you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating, balancing oil production and expelling impurities.
  • Application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Use of night cream also signals the sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in drier skin!

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Since 1967, Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our 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, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic cosmetics, 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 Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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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

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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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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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Intensive Treatments – for night and day

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Intensive Treatments Use:

Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Intensive Treatments should be used for 28 days, morning and night, in place of Toner. Intensive Treatments work most effectively when used four times a year as a stimulus guiding your skin to a balanced state.

Use: After morning and evening cleansing, mist 4-5 pumps onto the face, neck and décolleté then gently press into the skin. One bottle is a full 28-day course application.

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Clarifying Intensive Treatment (< 25)
Specialised care for blemished skin
For very oily or blemished teenage skin

Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25) offers intensive care for skin prone to pimples during puberty.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of daisy and nasturtium with the gemstone rhodochrosite act quickly to balance the skin. Witch hazel and rhythmitised silver balance moisture content and stabilise skin, minimising the appearance of breakouts.

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Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
Specialised care for blemished skin
For very oily or blemished adult skin.

Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+) is formulated for adult skin prone to inflammation and blemishes.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of sage and mercurialis with the gemstone peridot act quickly to balance the skin. Witch hazel and rhythmitised chicory balance moisture content and stabilise skin, minimising the appearance of breakouts. Intensive Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+) gives adult skin the power to re-discover a fine-pored, clear complexion.

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Soothing Intensive Treatment
Specialised care for hypersensitive skin
For hypersensitive, reactive and stressed skin

Soothing Intensive Treatment works quickly to calm and fortify irritated, reactive skin, minimising the appearance of stress related blemishes and fortifying the skin’s natural resilience.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of botanical extracts of anthyllis and bryophyllum work with gemstone black tourmaline to calm, soften and stabilise stressed, reactive skin.

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Regenerating Intensive Treatment
Specialised care to support a maturing skin
For mature skin

Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatments are formulated for skin that has lost its natural balance and requires focused care. Regenerating Intensive Treatment is an activating intensive care product for skin prone to wrinkles and dryness.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of madonna lily, gingko and hawthorn work with gemstones blue tourmaline, amber and gold to support your skin’s natural processes of renewal.

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Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
Specialised care for skin during menopause

Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatments are formulated for skin that has lost its natural balance and requires focused care. Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin balances hormonally related skin changes while supporting your skin’s natural processes of renewal. The appearance of blotchiness and spots is diminished for a calm, even complexion.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of daisy and rose work with gemstones argentite, ruby powder and black cohosh to revitalise dull, lifeless skin and reduce the appearance of redness and irregular pigmentation.

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Cream Masks for a skin boost

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Masks that make a difference!

Cream Mask Tips: 

a) With all Dr. Hauschka Cream Masks you may wish to cleanse and tone early in the evening, applying Cream Mask and leave on to absorb all evening, removing with a warm, moist cloth prior to bedtime.
b) All Cream Masks may also be used by mixing a little in with your usual Dr. Hauschka Day Care for a one month skin boost.
c) Make sure you include mask application to eye contour area too, as an eye mask.
d) We recommend use of Cream Masks once or twice a week.

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Revitalising Mask
For all skin conditions, our most versatile cream mask
Soothes, enlivens and refines all skin conditions

In just 30 minutes, Rejuvenating Mask offers soothing care and deep renewal for all skin conditions. The appearance of redness or blemishes diminished, pores are visibly refined and skin appears more even and toned. Skin glows with a healthy radiance. Love this mask!

Tip: Revitalising Mask is absolutely the mask you choose to use before a special event.

Formulation: Quince seed, anthyllis and chamomile extracts rapidly support the skin’s processes of renewal, helping to maintain moisture, visibly minimise pores and calm the appearance of redness and irritation. Nurturing jojoba, apricot kernel and wheat germ oils clarify and smooth skin. Rich in vitamin E wheat germ oil and rich in provitamin A carrot root extract. Formulation also includes borage, think cooling blue and calming of redness. Applying this mask will help you to feel pampered and offer your skin a sense of well-being.

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Hydrating Mask
For dry, sensitive and mature skin
Moisturises and replenishes dry and/or dehydrated skin

Offers your skin a sense of safety and security.  It imparts moisture-retaining qualities to dry, sensitive and mature skin. The blend of botanicals soothes, protects and revitalises while sealing in moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple. Applying this mask offers rich protection for your skin.

Formulation: Quince seed extract replenishes and helps dry skin to retain moisture. Nourishing almond, avocado and jojoba oils hydrate the outer layer of skin while rose wax and organic shea butter soothe and protect.

Tips:
a) For a super nourishing and uplifting Mask treatment after cleansing apply Regenerating Serum generously then apply Hydrating Mask and leave to absorb as long as possible. Make sure you include eye contour area too as an eye mask.
b) For a ‘parched’ dry and/or dehydrated skin use Hydrating Mask as your day cream for a month as a boost.

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Firming Mask
For mature skin
Visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles

As we age, the skin’s natural processes of cellular renewal slow and it loses elasticity and resilience. Firming Mask protects and fortifies, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while nurturing and hydrating for smooth, supple, enlivened skin.

Formulation: Rose, marsh mallow and pansy support the skin’s natural processes of renewal. Rose petal extract, rose wax, rose essential oil and avocado and almond oils support elasticity as they pamper and enrich the skin. Mango butter and beeswax enliven and replenish. Applying this mask supports your skin feeling stronger and smoother.

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Soothing Mask
For sensitive, hypersensitive, irritated and stressed skin
Calming and soothing

Soothing Mask calms and balances sensitive, reddened and irritated skin, guiding it to comfort and radiance.

Formulation: Alchemilla, borage, buckwheat and mullein combine to calm and fortify skin, helping skin to strengthen and become less reactive. Quince seed extract and witch hazel help retain moisture while nourishing shea butter joins macadamia nut and coconut oils to provide protection. Anthyllis soothes and balances redness and irritation. Applying this mask helps to revive your skin and supports an even complexion.

Tip: To help manage the skin condition, rosacea (inflammation of the capillaries) we recommend Soothing Mask be used as a Day Cream as well as a Mask Treatment once to twice a week.

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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 do not test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

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Five body moisturisers for five different moods

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What affects my skin, affects me too

They’ll energise you for the day or pamper you at night. Each enchants with its own special aroma and character. All give you wonderful natural and organic body care.

Lotions are mood setters
When it comes to choosing a body moisturiser, the decision shouldn’t be taken lightly: choose according to your whims and mood. Just as a butterfly floats from flower to flower, you too can alternate between the various lotions. Mood setting compositions delicately caress your skin and touch your spirits. They excite vitality and a sense of lightness, or promote serenity and security. It is in this way that body lotions accompany and enrich your everyday life.

Our moisturisers, your mindfulness
The more mindfully you apply the lotion, the more you will experience and benefit from the composition. “We consciously talk about gently applying our body moisturisers”, explains Manuela Schöbel, Head of Cosmetic Consulting at Dr. Hauschka. “This involves light touches which make contact with the tissue – in contrast to a massage, which focuses on the muscles.” You don’t need specially trained hands to be able to develop a soothing touch. Simply follow your instincts. And for a moment, make yourself the most important person in your life.

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Which moisturiser is right for which time?
Choose your body moisturiser based on mood – it’s a personal choice. The intensive nourishing Almond Soothing Body Cream works wonderfully in the cooler months, while Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk with its refreshing and invigorating aroma is perfect for warmer months. Lavender Sandalwood lends serenity, Quince gives lightness and Rose offers a sense of security – to name just a few of the talents of our body moisturisers. Manuela Schöbel reveals: “When my inner princess wants a bit of pampering and reverence, I reach for my Rose Nurturing Body Cream. And when I feel stressed, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream helps to fortify me again.”

All five body lotions have nurturing and emotional compositions. Give in to your curiosity, treat yourself, a different moisturiser for different moods.

Each lotion has its own unique character

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Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

  • Refreshes like homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day
  • Feels like a cool breeze
  • As light, sunny and cheerful as a summer morning
  • Represents vitality and light-hearted activity

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Quince Hydrating Body Milk

  • Modest yet powerful
  • Embodies clarity and stability
  • Exemplifies structure and concentration
  • Creates space to make peace with oneself

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Rose Nurturing Body Cream

  • Feels like a warm, loving embrace
  • Gives a sense of security
  • Like a peaceful moment in a rose arbour
  • Possesses the preciousness of exotic roses

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Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

  • Clears your head so you can see the big picture
  • Lets us feel the ground beneath our feet
  • Supports inner balance and serenity
  • Helps us to distinguish between what’s important and what’s not

Almond Soothing Body Cream 145ml DE-GB; Mandel Körperbalsam 145ml DE-GB

Almond Soothing Body Cream

  • A fusion of blossoms and fruit
  • The harmony of delicate sweetness and warm richness
  • Like a peaceful, warm place
  • Takes yours senses on an imaginary journey

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Delightful skin care
Body lotions which nurture and protect your skin

Your home spa experience
It takes only minutes and yet gently massaging in your body lotion is like a spa experience. Give a little undivided attention to every part of your body. Feel whether or not your elbows or perhaps your shins need an extra bit of care and attention.

Enjoy a moment to yourself, before you dive back into the day.

Milk or Cream?
The five body lotions from Dr. Hauschka not only differ in terms of their ingredients and scent; they also have different textures: the creams with Rose, Almond and Lavender Sandalwood are thick and rich, whereas Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk and Quince Hydrating Body Milk are somewhat lighter and thus absorb into your skin more quickly.

A dreamlike aroma
Who says that lotions should only be kept in the bathroom? Instead, put your favourite lotion by your bed. Let the day slip away and take the fragrance of the composition with you as you drift off into your dreams.

Always towards the heart
You should always rub in moisturisers in the direction of your heart. This optimally enlivens your lymphatic flow, blood circulation and vitality – allowing your heart to be moved by your actions.

Fragrant layering
You can enrich your body moisturiser with a little Body Oil. Either choose an oil with similar ingredients (for example Rose or Lemon Lemongrass) for a ‘layering’ effect or choose to suit your mood.

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Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our 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, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly 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
  • 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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The Only Ingredients Your Skin Needs

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The experts at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care understand your skin. We know both what it needs and doesn’t need for a healthy, radiant appearance.

What your skin needs

  • Since 1967, we have been crafting natural and organic skin care products and we have identified over one hundred highly potent plants that guide your skin to a balanced state.
  • We know exactly which botanicals and combinations of botanicals will best deliver the visible transformation you’re looking to see.
  • Every ingredient that goes into a Dr. Hauschka Skin Care product has an important job to do. Whether delivering essential moisture, encouraging resilience or improving efficacy, each ingredient is carefully selected for its particular effects and its interaction with the whole composition.
  • We only include the ingredients you need for long-lasting skin health and beauty and we only include fragrance from pure botanical essential oils to stimulate your senses and inspire feelings that uplift, relax or energise.

What Your Skin Doesn’t Need

  • Filler ingredients that serve no purpose to your skin
  • Harsh abrasives and “quick fixes” that disrupt your skin’s natural processes
  • Harsh, overly alkaline or lathering cleansers
  • Synthetic chemical ingredients

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The Importance Of Using Natural Beauty Products

Our skin is the largest organ in our body, it’s semi-permeable and therefore absorbs many product ingredients to the tiny blood vessels below the skin and then into the bloodstream.
On a daily basis, we apply face skin care, deodorant, body moisturiser, tanning products, sun protection, hair care including styling products, make-up and that’s just the morning routine. It’s not difficult to use up to 20 products daily!

  • Synthetic, man-made chemical products are essentially foreign bodies to the skin and, therefore, are over time stressors to the skin.
  • For our health and well-being, all products we place on the skin should be made from the highest quality natural, biodynamic and organic ingredients.
  • What you put on your skin affects both the health of your skin and your body.
  • Knowing this, you would want to use only the highest quality ingredients from nature.
  • The finest natural and organic ingredients support healthy and balanced skin function and a healthy skin doesn’t suffer from premature ageing either.

The ingredients you put on your skin, face and body, do matter

We know to feed our body nutritious, and wherever possible, organic food and it’s the same for your skin care, we’ve transformed nature’s ingredients to make natural and organic skin care convenient and easy to use – ingredients that your skin understands.

Dr. Hauschka Biodynamic Medicinal Plant Garden
Dr. Hauschka Biodynamic Medicinal Plant Garden

Unique in skin care philosophy

At Dr. Hauschka, we have a medicinal background since 1935 with anthroposophical homeopathic remedies and many of these guidelines and of course medicinal knowledge goes into crafting our skin care.

If you have an oily skin you may be tempted to use harsh cleansing products that ‘strip’ the skin, this just results in your skin producing more oil to compensate. Clarifying Day Oil is a lightweight, rapidly absorbed oil, that helps to calm, balance and regulate oily skin. Yes, oil for an oily skin!

We’re absolutely against the use of night creams. During the night your skin regenerates and eliminates, and heavy, occlusive night creams impede this natural process of the skin. Sleeping isn’t ageing. Creams should only be used to protect and nourish your skin during the day time. Use of eye cream at night usually causes puffy eyes in the morning. For night time we use botanical extracts in a watery solution. One month of no night cream and you will see the difference!

Also we understand your skin has differing cleansing needs at each end of the day, therefore we have different morning and evening cleansing products that are both effective and gentle to your skin. Our morning cleanser is a deep cleansing almond meal preparation due to the overnight elimination activity of your skin while cleansing in the evening is to clean the dirt and dust your skin picks up during the day and to remove make-up and eye make-up.

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Regenerating Range to support a maturing skin

How do you know authentic natural and organic ingredients in the total formulation?

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 skin care and make-up is certified with the BDIH seal for ‘certified natural cosmetics’ and/or the international quality seal for natural and organic cosmetics ‘NATRUE’. The NATRUE standard distinguishes between natural cosmetics, natural cosmetics with at least 70% organic ingredients and natural cosmetics with at least 95% organic ingredients. The term ‘natural skin care’ alone is neither legally protected nor defined on a binding basis. At NATRUE you can find the certifications given to each individual Dr. Hauschka product. Look for the NATRUE label for a guarantee that products are as natural as can be! This provides consumer transparency and it’s our guarantee our products are free from synthetic chemical fragrances, colours and preservatives, mineral oils, petrochemicals, parabens, silicones and PEG.

Our preference is for biodynamic/Demeter certified, organic or responsibly wild harvested ingredients. If an organic version of a raw material is not yet available on the global market, we initiate organic or biodynamic growing projects.

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There is more to quality than good raw materials

Our recipes depend on the highest quality natural and organic raw materials – but also on the care with which they were grown and processed. By using Demeter farming, we gain medicinal plant extracts that are high in vitality to pass onto your skin. The ingredients come together to form complex compositions made up of more than just the sum of their components. Only when their ingredients interact and are supported by our rhythmic manufacturing procedure do our products take on their unique quality that enables them to stimulate the skin’s natural activity.

The result: a healthy, strengthened, balanced, regulated and radiant skin!

P.S. We have never tested on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers.

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Who knew? The Beauty Benefits of Toner

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Dr. Hauschka Toners are the hidden gems of our skin care regime. Yes, we know they’re often skipped for one reason or another, and they may not be considered as imperative in your morning and evening skin care rituals, however, Dr. Hauschka Toners are not like conventional toners that are used with cotton pads to remove last traces of make-up and cleanser. Just close your eyes and mist directly onto your skin.

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Including Dr. Hauschka Toner In Your Skin Care Rituals

1) Our Toners are packed with botanical actives to benefit your skin, to regulate and keep it healthy, to refine and calm your skin.

2) Toner is the first step to hydrating your skin, helping your skin to maintain elasticity.

3) Toner aids absorption of your Moisturiser in the morning.

4) Toner is also your night-time treatment product and aids absorption of Night Serum or Regenerating Serum.

5) Toner ensures our highly concentrated Moisturisers (or Day Oil) are applied evenly and economically. Our Day Care products are specifically formulated to be applied to skin that’s still moist from Toner.

6) Dr. Hauschka Toners are not drying to the skin.*

7) Toner may be used to set your make-up and give a more natural look.

8) Toner may be used to hydrate the skin at any time during the day and is also useful to hydrate in flight. We all keep a bottle in our desk drawer!

Note: Dr. Hauschka Toner is a perfect after shave product as well!
Note: Dr. Hauschka Toner is a perfect after shave product as well!

Tip: In the heat of summer we pop our Toners in the fridge for a super cooling and refreshing spritz when needed.

Dr. Hauschka Toners

Anthyllis harvest
Anthyllis harvest

Facial Toner contains Anthyllis, one of our key ingredients, which guides all skin conditions to a state of balance and strength. Witch Hazel bark and leaf extract for astringent capabilities, helping to refine the complexion.

Echinacea harvest
Echinacea harvest

Clarifying Toner contains Daisy and Nasturtium to minimise the appearance of blackheads and blemishes, visibly refine pores and reduce excessive oiliness. Anthyllis to balance your skin for a calm, even appearance. Calendula is healing, Echinacea has anti-bacterial properties, Daisy is anti-inflammatory, Horse Chestnut bark extract strengthens the walls of the blood vessels and promotes the circulation and also removes excess fluid from the tissues and makes them firmer and Witch Hazel for it’s astringent benefits.

Do you have dry/maturing skin?

Dryness and dehydration usually are found hand in hand, Toner takes care of hydration and it also helps your Regenerating products, which are specific in supporting a maturing skin, absorb into the skin where they do their work to firm and tone.

Do you have sensitive skin?

Toner hydrates, calms and strengthens your skin. In Clarifying Toner, Daisy has anti-inflammatory and Echinacea has anti-bacterial properties. Sometimes a sensitive, flakey skin has had it’s protective abilities compromised.

*FAQ – Why do some Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products contain alcohol?

Herbs and flowers are the core of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care preparations and many are extracted in a mixture of alcohol and water. Many plants are extracted in alcohol because it extracts the widest variety of plant constituents (the plant’s active ingredients). Alcohol also serves as a natural emulsifier, preservative and carrier, and helps ingredients penetrate the skin.

Our alcohol is not drying to the skin when part of a carefully formulated Dr. Hauschka composition, it’s derived from a fermentation and distillation process from organically grown wheat and is gluten-free. It helps eliminate the need for synthetic preservatives, tones and firms the skin. The amounts of alcohol used in the Dr.Hauschka products are regulated to prevent dryness occurring. Isopropyl alcohol is never used in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products.

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And finally…

Using Toner prior to Cream Mask application aids absorption

Once or twice a week you need the extra benefits that a Cream Mask endows, best to aid absorption of these complex formulations with Toner prior to application. Revitalising Mask is our top seller, no doubt because it benefits all skin conditions, refining and rejuvenating, Hydrating Mask for its super plumping hydrating and deeply moisturising ability, Firming Mask to support a maturing skin with warming Rose in all its forms and Soothing Mask which is a formula with an abundance of botanical ingredients, for strengthening a sensitive, hypersensitive, red, irritated or flaky skin. Soothing Mask has also proved helpful in managing a rosacea skin condition, used as a day cream in this instance.

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