Plant Profile: St. John’s wort

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St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Description

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

Uses

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

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

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

Interest

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

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

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The plant ingredient at Dr. Hauschka

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

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

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

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The making of St. John’s wort oil extract, in time honoured and labour intensive methods.

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

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NEW Formulation Tinted Day Cream

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

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

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

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

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TIPS

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

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

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What our Customers are saying…

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

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

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

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Other options for warm tones…

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

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

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

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

  • Truly natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and 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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What’s a BB Cream?

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Are you confused about what is a BB, CC or DD Cream?

BB stands for ‘Blemish Balm’ or ‘Beauty Balm’ and provides both colour and care in the one product.  Before our time, plus natural and organic to boot, we’ve been offering this for years with our incredible Tinted Day Cream. The original BB Cream!

BB Creams are more than just a tinted moisturiser, they offer benefits such as helping to even out skin tone, disguising blemishes and redness, providing light coverage and protecting the skin.

FYI: CC means ‘Colour Corrector’ or ‘Complexion Corrector’ focusing on reducing redness and helping to even tone. DD means ‘Daily Defence’ which usually includes an SPF.

The warm colour of Tinted Day Cream magically suits any skin tone once applied to the skin, enhancing and giving a natural healthy glow.

  • Colour and care combined in one preparation
  • Richer in consistency than Revitalising Day Cream, less rich than Rose Day Cream
  • Offers extra protection for normal, sensitive, dry and mature skin conditions
  • Uplifts a mature skin by bringing warm tones into the complexion which may have become a little pallid
  • Hydrates and enhances the complexion with its sun-kissed warmth
  • Evens the tone of the skin, an alternative to make-up, or use under make-up for a warm toned base
  • Formulation: Mineral pigments blend imperfections and even skin tone while Quince Seed, Apricot Kernel and Beeswax balance oil and moisture content. Anthyllis and St. John’s wort support elasticity and soothe redness
  • It’s my ‘go to’ product in the weekend and on holiday

Note:  You may wish to useTranslucent Powder Compact or Translucent Powder Loose over Tinted Day Cream to matte your look.

Colour and Care

We also have a unique product, Translucent Bronzing Tint which is a semi-transparent bronze to enhance skin tone. Mix with your usual Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser in the palms of hands prior to application. You control colour intensity! Translucent Bronzing Tint also partners particularly well with Clarifying Day Oil for those with an oily skin. The best option for a Combination Skin with Oily T-zone is Melissa Day Cream with Translucent Bronzing Tint.

Foundation  provides our skin with colour and care.  Once you have made the decision to care for your skin with Dr. Hauschka natural and organic skin care it wouldn’t make sense to continue with conventional, petrochemical make-up.  ‘Set’ with Translucent Powder Compact or Translucent Powder Loose, which are formulated using real silk powder. I prefer Loose Powder and application with our beautiful Powder Brush.

Bronzing Powder is our worldwide top selling make-up product. Make-up artists love it because it’s matte.

Application Tip: Apply with a brush lightly to the face from the forehead down. Or with your fingers press out our Powder Brush into a fan shape. I do this on the left side of the face, then the right, then the centre.  Automatically the colour goes where the sun would touch, cheek bones, tip of forehead, nose and chin. Easy!

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and/or organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from 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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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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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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Which Moisturiser is right for you?

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IMPORTANT – How to use our Moisturisers
Our moisturisers are highly concentrated, they’re formulated specifically to be applied as follows:

1) Apply in the morning after Cleansing Cream and Toner
2) Place approximately a large pea size of Day Cream in the palm of your hand (or in the case of Clarifying Day Oil 2-3 drops)
3) Warm to melt the waxes and oils between the palms of both hands
4) Apply to skin that’s still moist from Toner, to ensure even and economical application, using the palms of both hands
5) Apply from centre of the face outwards in direction of lymph flow

In the evening after Cleansing Milk and Toning no moisturiser is needed as heavy, occlusive night creams disrupt the elimination and regeneration functions of the skin overnight.

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Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream
30ml

30 Organic or Biodynamic Rose Blossoms in Every Tube!
Rose Day Cream is Dr. Hauschka Australia’s #1 top selling day cream

  • For normal, dry or sensitive skin, also recommended for a skin with premature wrinkles or a mature skin, a skin with dilated capillaries (couperose skin) 
  • Deeply hydrates, nourishes, protects and soothes
  • Beneficial for skin prone to redness, irritation and couperose
  • Rich, luxurious formulation harmonises oil and moisture content, strengthens and gently guides the skin to a state of comfort, balance and radiance
  • Precious extracts of Rose Petals, Wild Rose Hips and Rose Hydrosol nurture and balance the skin
  • Wild Rose Hips provide a rich source of Vitamin C
  • Shea Butter, Rose Petal Wax, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax and nutrient rich Avocado Oil protect and help the skin to retain moisture
  • Extracts of Marsh Mallow and St. John’s wort soothe redness, hydrate, fortify and soften the skin

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Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light
30ml

  • For normal, dry or sensitive skin
  • Hydrates, harmonises and soothes
  • All the protective, fortifying qualities of Rose Day Cream in a lightweight formulation, perfect for sensitive skin or use in warmer weather
  • Transfers to your skin the invigorating and harmonising powers of the rose
  • Nourish, hydrate and protect for a calm, even and balanced complexion
  • Rose Water, precious Rose Wax and extracts of Rose Blossoms and Anthyllis protect, calm, balance and strengthen the skin
  • Marsh Mallow Root extract softens
  • Avocado, Sesame, Almond and Wheat Germ oils nourish the skin
  • Rose Day Cream Light is a ‘2nd generation’ product. Our Rose Day Cream customers were asking for a lighter rose product for their daughters
  • Matte finish

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Dr. Hauschka Quince Day Cream
30ml

  • For normal, uncomplicated skin, skin that needs protecting
  • Hydrating, refreshing and protecting
  • Quince Wax protects the skin against environment factors such as air conditioning, dry winds, yet is not occlusive to the skin
  • Quince Seed Extract helps the skin to retain moisture
  • Jojoba, Apricot and Avocado oils nourish the skin
  • A favourite moisturiser for guys too, soothing and cooling after shaving

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Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream
30ml

  • For a combination skin usually presents with an oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks, may also be sensitive
  • Balances combination skin
  • Melissa mediates between normal, dry and oily areas of the skin
  • Oily areas are calmed
  • Dry patches are hydrated
  • The appearance of redness is reduced
  • Shine is controlled for a balanced, radiant complexion
  • Fresh ‘lemony’ fragrance, Melissa’s common name is Lemon Balm
  • Extracts of Melissa, Daisy, Anthyllis, Witch Hazel and Carrot soothe and balance the skin’s natural oil and water content
  • Tapioca starch provides an even, matte appearance

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Revitalising Day Cream
30ml and 100ml

  • For normal, dull, dry or mature skin
  • Revives dehydrated skin
  • Gently restores and balances almost all skin conditions
  • Pale, dry skin becomes enlivened
  • Extracts of Anthyllis, Witch Hazel and Calendula combine with nurturing oils to balance oil production and replenish the skin
  • A light textured moisturiser which is also activating
  • Balances the oil and moisture content of the skin
  • Refreshes and enlivens skin

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Tinted Day Cream
30ml

  • For dry, sensitive, mature and normal skin
  • Our tinted moisturiser nourishes while adding a light, sun-kissed glow
  • Used daily, it hydrates, protects and provides a smooth, translucent, natural finish.
  • Mineral pigments blend imperfections and even skin tone while Quince Seed, Apricot Kernel and Beeswax balance oil and moisture content
  • Anthyllis and St. John’s wort support elasticity and soothe redness

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Clarifying Day Oil
30ml

  • Balances 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 oils balance the skin’s natural oil content
  • Anthyllis and carrot extracts calm the skin
  • Neem, St. John’s wort and Calendula extracts combine to visibly minimise redness and help maintain a healthy, radiant complexion
  • In our experience harsh cleansing and/or exfoliating products just make the skin produce even more oil to compensate, with Clarifying Day Oil an oily skin relaxes and oil production becomes regulated
  • May also be used as an antioxidant oil serum mixed with any of our moisturisers

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Regenerating Serum

  • Specific support for a maturing skin
  • Visibly replenishes, lifts and tones
  • Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions
  • Helps 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
  • Nutrient-rich Clover Blossom Honey protects

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Regenerating Day Cream
40ml

  • Specific support for a maturing skin
  • Firms, tones and visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles
  • Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions
  • Enhances skin elasticity
  • Balances moisture content
  • Makes skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple
  • Antioxidant-rich Red Clover, silica rich Field Horsetail, Acerola Berries, 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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(Supposed) Diary of a Hypersensitive Face

(Supposed) Diary of a Hypersensitive Face.

Richer in Roses

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Optimised Rose Day Cream formulation

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care combines natural and organic/biodynamic ingredients to create harmonious, highly effective formulas.

  • Dr. Hauschka’s iconic Rose Day Cream is a classic of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and our worldwide top selling day care product.
  • Rose Day Cream captures both the strength and the softness of the rose to nourish and protect normal, sensitive, dry or mature skin.
  • The rich and luxurious formulation harmonises oil and water content gently guiding the skin to a state of comfort, balance and radiance.
  • Highly recommended in the cooler seasons to protect your skin from drying outdoor weather conditions and dehydrating indoor heating. Please note: Rose Day Cream Light may be a suitable option for the warmer seasons.
Wild Rose Hips, a rich source of Vitamin C
Wild Rose Hips, a rich source of Vitamin C

What’s new?

1) In addition to extracts of Wild Rose Hips, Rose Blossoms, Rose Petal Wax and precious Rose Essential Oil; Rose Flower Hydrosol has also been included to give the full spectrum of rose ingredients
2) Damask Rose Essential Oil has been increased in the formulation
3) The aroma has been gently updated
4) Zinc is now included in the formulation
5) Beeswax and Rose Wax are now complemented by Carnauba Wax to give the cream a firmer consistency, you can feel the difference, your skin is even more protected.

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Naturally beautiful. Effectively nurtured.
Authentic and expressive.
Your face reveals your enjoyment of life.

Rose Day Cream
30 Organic or Biodynamic Rose Blossoms in every tube!

  • For normal, dry or sensitive skin, also recommended for a skin with premature wrinkles or a mature skin
  • Deeply hydrates, moisturises, protects and soothes
  • 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
  • Extracts of Rose Petals, Wild Rose Hips and Rose Hydrosol nurture and balance the skin
  • Wild Rose Hips provide a rich source of Vitamin C
  • Shea Butter, precious Rose Petal Wax, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax and nutrient rich Avocado Oil protect and help the skin to retain moisture
  • Extracts of Marsh Mallow and St. John’s wort soothe redness, hydrate, fortify and soften

Important: How to use Rose Day Cream

All of our moisturisers are highly concentrated, they’re designed to be applied specifically as follows:

1) Place around a large pea size of Rose Day Cream in the palm of your hand

2) Warm to melt the waxes between the palms of both hands

3) Apply to skin still moist from Toner, to aid absorportion of Rose Day Cream and to ensure even and economical application

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The Formulation

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Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sorbitan Olivate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Citral*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Eugenol*, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Zinc Sulfate, Lecithin, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax. * components from natural essential oils 

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

Beeswax 
This is a wax obtained from ecological beekeeping. For skin care the melted wax caps of the honeycomb cells are used to protect and care for the skin.

Althaea Officinalis Root Extract (Marsh Mallow)
In accordance with our beliefs we use the the root extract in this instance to address the epidermis or top layer of the skin. Even in antiquity the hairy leaves and the roots of the marsh mallow plant were valued for their high mucilage content. This forms a protective layer on broken or inflamed skin, soothing it, giving it moisture and making it soft and supple. The marsh mallow extracts in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are prepared using our own special rhythmic processes.

Rosa Damascena Flower Water or Hydrosol (Damask Rose)
Rose blossoms from certified organic cultivation, obtained during the production of rose essential oil by steam distillation. Rose water has a soothing, anti-inflammatory and harmonising action on the skin.

Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Steam Extract (St. John’s wort)
St. John’s wort flowers during the longest days of the year, when it absorbs the sunlight intensively. It produces deep red dyes and essential oil. The red oily extract obtained from St. John’s wort has a soothing, regenerating and strengthening action on the skin. It soothes skin reddened by the sun. In cosmetic concentrations St. John’s wort oil does not make the skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Shea butter is obtained from the nuts of the karite tree, which is a native of Africa. This soft plant fat has many skin-nurturing properties. It helps the skin to preserve moisture. The shea butter used in Dr. Hauschka products is obtained from a special cultivation project in Burkina Faso.

Sorbitan Olivate
Organic olive oil and sorbitol, vegetable emulsifier, has been included in the formula. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in fruit, it’s valued for its nurturing action and its characteristics as a hydrating substance.

Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado)
The oil obtained from the pulp of the avocado by mechanical pressing has a slightly green hue and contains many essential fatty acids and vitamins. It supports the moisture balance of the skin and prevents it from dryness.

Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate
Vegetable glycerol and fatty acids from organic castor oil form a skin-friendly emulsifier.

Fragrance
We only use natural organic essential oils as perfume. In accordance with EU regulatory legislation we are required to detail some natural chemical constituents of essential oils that may be sensitisers. Usually these sensitise when in man made synthetic isolation form as opposed to a minute part of a complete natural essential oil. For instance natural Rose Essential Oil has 350-500 chemical constituents.
Every drop of Rose Essential Oil is the concentrated fragrance of countless hand-sorted rose blossoms. As part of our essential oil mixtures, this precious oil is contained in most Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products. Several cultivation projects have been initiated to provide organic or biodynamic rose oil. The fine, delicate rose essential oil is valued for its harmonising action.

Rosa Damascena Flower Extract (Damask Rose Flower)
The rose has been called the queen of flowers. Rose petal extracts are prepared using our unique processes. They unfold their harmonising properties in many Dr. Hauschka products.

Rosa Canina Fruit Extract (Rose Hip)
Dog rose (Rosa canina) is a vigorous relative of the hybrid tea rose, it bears red, vitamin-C rich fruits: the rosehips. Rosehip extract strengthens and cares for the skin. Dr. Hauschka uses extracts prepared using our own special rhythmic processes.

Copernicia Cerifera Wax (Carnauba) 
This wax comes from the leaves of the carnauba palm native in Brazil (harvested in protected wild areas). Carnauba wax is one of the hardest waxes of natural origin. It gives the skin protection from external influences.

Zinc Sulfate
Zinc is known as an essential trace element to the human body. Zinc sulfate stabilises an emulsion. An emulsion is a mixture of water and oil.

Lecithin
Lecithins from soy beans (GM free) bind the oil and water components in creams as a natural emulsifier. They have a smoothing and moisturising action on the skin.

Rosa Damascena Flower Wax (Damask Rose Flower)
The precious wax obtained from rose petals rests gently on the skin and protects it from the environment and dryness.

St. John's wort (Hypericum)
St. John’s wort (Hypericum)

Why does Rose Day Cream contain St. John’s wort (hypericum)?

The iconic Rose Day Cream centres on the many facets of the rose. These are joined by St. John’s wort (hypericum perforatum), a vibrant, yellow summertime flower. The radiant petals, which stretch up towards the sun on straight stems, are abundant at the time of the summer solstice. This seems to be an expression of St. John’s wort’s sunny disposition. In Rose Day Cream, this ‘bringer of light’ supports those who are particularly thin-skinned and in need of protection, helping to protect more successfully against external influences.

Harvesting roses in Ethiopia; Rosenernte Äthiopien

Rose Cultivation Projects

Our Rose Cultivation Partner Projects for organic or biodynamic (Demeter Certified) Damask Roses, including our most recent project in the Ethiopian Highlands, read more here…

 

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Night time – nature shows us the way…

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Nature shows us the way

At night, dew falls onto grass, flowers and petals, which glisten in the first rays of the morning sun. A fresh, rested appearance after a sound night’s sleep is something that our skin can also enjoy if we support it with stimulating care that allows it to breathe. Oils and waxes would disturb our skin as they reduce the air exchange.

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Nocturnal activity

During the day, our skin needs care and support with waxes and oils that protect it against environmental influences. At night, on the other hand, it does not need any protection but instead needs to breathe freely. This is because our skin is extremely busy while we are asleep: cells divide and excess metabolic products are expelled – our skin undergoes natural regeneration. The Dr. Hauschka night care range supports these natural skin processes with stimulating and regenerating plant essences which the skin absorbs easily and completely. Our skin shows its gratitude in the morning with a rosy complexion and a fresh, radiant appearance.

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Two or three steps to a good night

This skin care step is embedded in an entire skin care concept. The evening cleansing with Soothing Cleansing Milk cleans the skin and prepares it for night time skin care, followed by Toner. The product of choice for mature skin is then Regenerating Serum. Its composition of moisture-regulating quince seed extract, isoflavone-rich red clover, revitalising bryophyllum and clover honey smoothes wrinkles and lines caused by dryness, strengthens the skin’s functions, regulates the skin’s moisture levels and leaves the skin feeling noticeably firmer.

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The crowning glory of night time skin care

From time to time, our skin needs a little extra care. As the crowning glory of intensive night time skin care, the Dr. Hauschka Night Conditioners and Intensive Treatments combine rhythmic preparations of carefully-selected plant essences with jewels from the earth such as silver and gold, or gemstones such as malachite, ruby and tourmaline. For mature skin, the harmonising impulse is obtained from not only the Renewing Night Conditioner and Sensitive Care Conditioner but also Regenerating Intensive Treatment and Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin.
 You can apply these treatments once a year for each decade of your life (for example, three times a year at the age of 30) instead of your usual night care. During the 28-day course of treatment, your skin cells completely renew themselves once. The result is revived skin with a sustainably strengthened inner rhythm and fortified activity.
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The Truth About Exfoliating

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How often do you read advice that you should be exfoliating?

Plenty, but not from us, that’s for sure.

So called exfoliating ‘beauty treatments’ include dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, AHA/BHA peels, plus of course there’s numerous harsh exfoliants on the market; grains, brushes, acids and so forth. Many exfoliating ‘grain’ products are made from plastics that will be floating around in our water for hundreds of years to come.

Harsh interference with the top layer of your skin gives you much more likelihood of sun damage, dryness, irritation, redness and sensitivity.

Our skin has an acid mantle, the reason for this is bacteria don’t like an acid environment, so it’s also important to preserve the pH of your skin using products that respect rather than disrupt this protection.

The top layer of your skin, the epidermis, is extremely thin. Any harsh acidic or scrubbing action is going to be damaging. Those dead cells are there for a reason, protecting the young cells coming through on a natural 28 day skin cell cycle. They’re also helping to keep moisture in.

We educate that you must treat your skin in a loving and gentle manner. It has to last you a lifetime!

Cleansing Cream in your morning skin care ritual will be removing dead cells that are ready to slough off in a very gentle manner, as will your weekly Cleansing Clay Mask. Nothing more than that is needed for healthy, balanced and radiant skin.

And yes, your skin can still feel incredibly soft without any harsh exfoliants whatsoever. Just incorporate Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll into your daily regime. This method softens the pores of your skin resulting in a much deeper cleanse, using less product BTW, and in softer skin.

Then always complete your cleanse with a cool water splash or hold a cool compress to your skin for a moment or two. 

Why? Because this simple technique activates a minute muscle alongside the hair follicle causing it to contract which assists in removing any last remaining dirt, result is also a softening effect.

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Video: Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll

Compress Kit
Contents: 100% Organic unbleached Cotton Compress – extra large to retain warmth, Bath Essence 10ml, our Complete Guide to Cleansers, Toners & Moisturisers. RRP $26

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Skin Care During Menopause

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During menopause skin is likely to experience changes. Hot flushes may be so problematic that using warming Rose products such as Rose Day Cream and/or Firming Mask may no longer be appropriate for this stage. Products with cooling properties or don’t specifically warm your skin are:

Regenerating Serum & Regenerating Day Cream
Quince Day Cream
Rejuvenating Mask
Moisturising Day Cream

Toned Day Cream – the original BB cream – is a great alternative too. As we age our skin becomes a little pallid, so Toned Day Cream puts the warm tones back into your skin, helps to even skin tone and provides plenty of moisture.

Some women experience severe break-outs for the first time in their life during menopause. So skin care needs to change to reflect this. Cover Stick is a must product for treating and healing any pimples as quickly as possible. Rejuvenating Mask is also highly recommended twice weekly. If you’ve been using Moisturising Day Cream, you may find this product too active for your sebaceous glands during this time of transition.

Other women experience extreme dryness (lack of oil) and/or dehydration (lack of water). Use Moisturising Mask twice weekly for a boost. You may also use Moisturising Mask as your daily moisturiser until condition improves. We also recommend light Moisturising Day Cream to activate a dry skin to produce more oil. Hydration plumps the skin so drinking your 6-8 glasses of water a day is extremely important.

Include specific support for your skin with Intensive Treatment 05 for Menopausal Skin.

Intensive Treatment 05 for Menopausal Skin
Specialised care for skin during menopause

Please note: change of name soon to Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin

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.

Black Cohosh is well known for its use during menopause. Its rhizomes survive the winter, and it is these life-bearing rootstocks that are processed. They are much appreciated in particular during the phase of change surrounding the menopause. The Black Cohosh extract in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products is prepared using our own special rhythmic process.

Rubies are red gemstones, so fitting with our homeopathic guidelines of like treats like, red treats redness. Ruby has a harmonising effect on the skin helping to reduce the appearance of redness and blotchiness. Rubies are one of the oldest traditional healing stones.

Argentite is a bluish-grey-to-black silver mineral with a metallic sheen. In combination with the other ingredients in Intensive Treatment 05, Argentite supports the skin’s own processes of renewal.

Use:
Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Intensive Treatments should be used as a 28 day entire treatment in the one bottle, to be used instead of a Toner. Intensive Treatments work most effectively when used four times a year as a stimulus. After morning and evening cleansing, mist 4-5 pumps onto the face, neck and décolleté then gently press into the skin.

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If you feel your skin has changed and you would like to discuss your skin concerns and update your product prescription to ensure you are using the optimum products for this time of transition give Fay, Manager at Dr. Hauschka Discovery Centre a call or send her an email.

The Dr.Hauschka Discovery Centre 
641 Darling Street, Rozelle Sydney NSW 2039.
Phone: (02) 9818 6119 
Email: discovery@drhauschka.com.au

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday Closed

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Conditioners and Intensive Treatments

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Renewing Night Conditioner
Advanced night care
For all skin conditions

Renewing Night Conditioner provides powerful oil-free night care for all skin conditions. This unique blend of rhythmitised ingredients enables your skin to complete its natural regeneration processes for night-time renewal: dry skin is encouraged to retain oil and moisture; sensitive skin is soothed; oily, blemished skin is calmed and balanced.

Highly recommended for new Dr. Hauschka customers that are in transition from the conventional idea of night cream use. Also for any times of transition: seasons, particularly the most transitional seasons of autumn and spring, post natal skin support or any major changes where your skin will need additional support.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of witch hazel, madonna lily and silver, along with precious rose, bryophyllum, marsh mallow and sunflower support the skin’s essential night-time tasks of cleansing, balancing and renewal.

 

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Sensitive Care Conditioner
Advanced care for sensitive skin

Sensitive Care Conditioner is specially formulated to care for sensitive, red or irritated skin, and skin prone to couperose. Also recommended for a sun stressed skin.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of gemstones pearl (the result of the oysters irritation), artemesia and malachite have a cooling effect on skin, reducing the appearance of redness, couperose, rosacea and enlarged capillaries.

Conditioner Use
Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Conditioners should be used one ampoule each evening for 28 nights in place of a toner. Apply nightly, after evening cleansing.

We recommend one 28-day cycle of Renewing Night Conditioner per year for each decade of life (for example 3 times a year at the age of 30). Flick contents to the bottom of the ampoule, break top off using a towel and empty contents into cupped hand. Press gently and evenly to skin until the solution has been fully absorbed – include eyes, lips, earlobes, neck and décolleté.

 

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Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 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 spots and blemishes 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, 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 for supporting a mature 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.

 

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

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Sensitive Skin

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A sensitive skin requires gentle skin care that also strengthens the condition towards a balanced and healthy skin.

How do I determine a Sensitive Skin Condition?

Redness, blotchy, thin skin. Possibly accompanied by permanently red cheek/nose region (visible capillaries), itching, flakiness. A skin that reacts easily.

Dr. Hauschka and Sensitive Skin

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is particularly suited to a sensitive skin due to the gentle and strengthening nature of our products that are formulated to bring balance back to an unbalanced skin.

Often such a sensitive skin condition has come about through the use of overly harsh exfoliating products and/or lathering, overly alkaline cleansing products.

Dr. Hauschka product prescriptions are not black and white. Your particular skin condition is as uniquely individual as you are, therefore we always recommend having a facial treatment and seek advice from a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician for the optimum product prescription and daily regime. This is particularly so with a sensitive skin.

Recommended Daily Ritual

Morning:
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum – if you also require support for a maturing skin
Day Cream*

Evening:
Cleansing Milk
Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum – if required

Toner:
We recommend Clarifying Toner for a sensitive skin because it contains Daisy which is anti-inflammatory and Echinacea for its anti-bacterial properties. Often a sensitive skin’s protection has been compromised with flakiness.

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*Day Cream:
Some sensitive skins also carry heat. If that’s the case look to day care with cooling properties such as Quince or Regenerating, Rose has warming properties.

Rose Day Cream Light: suitable for a sensitive skin
Rose Day Cream: suitable for a dry, sensitive skin, and contains St. John’s wort which is calming
Melissa Day Cream is specifically formulated for a Sensitive Combination (oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks) skin
Quince Day Cream: usually recommended for a normal skin however the cooling and soothing properties of quince make it also an option for a sensitive skin
Toned Day Cream: our tinted moisturiser that’s suitable for a sensitive skin and also helps to conceal redness and even skin tone. For a skin that’s more on the dry side.
Regenerating Serum and/or Regenerating Day Cream are formulated to support a maturing sensitive skin

Extra Care

We highly recommend Soothing Mask as a twice a week mask treatment however it may be used also as a day time moisturiser to sooth and balance a hypersensitive skin or simply to give skin a helping hand boost for a month.

A skin cell cycle is 28-30 days and mirroring this rhythm we also highly recommend a 30 night treatment of Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive, one ampoule per evening and instead of Toner to strengthen and calm a sensitive skin.

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If your skin requires more support than Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive we would then recommend Intensive Treatment 03 a one bottle/one month treatment for a hypersensitive and/or stressed skin condition.

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12 Steps to a Radiant Skin

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For a balanced and healthy skin!

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1) Drink warm water and lemon juice every morning on waking to help keep your skin clear. Even better to add a little organic apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in as well!
Resolve to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

Lemon Tip: When lemons are in season juice plenty and freeze small amounts in ice cubes. Pop an ice cube in a cup at night so it’s quick and easy for the morning.

Hydration Tip: A small amount of apple juice with your glasses of water assists hydration.

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2) Compress and Hydrate your skin prior to cleansing for a much deeper cleanse. Skin will feel silky soft and you will be using cleansing products much more economically too.

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3) Remember to complete both morning and evening cleanse with a cool compress or a cool splash.

Why?
This simple technique contracts a tiny muscle beside the hair follicle, thus helping to wash away any remaining dirt or make-up and keeps your skin soft, without having to use harsh exfoliants which disrupt your 28-30 day skin cell cycle which just renders your skin more prone to sensitivities and sun damage. Those outer cells are important protectors and should only naturally slough off when they’re ready.

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4) Once a week give your skin a Facial Steam Bath and Cleansing Clay Mask treatment for the deepest cleanse to keep your skin looking clear and healthy. I think a Sunday night works well for this treatment, helps to keep me in the habit too.

Tip: Use Cleansing Sponge to re-moisten Cleansing Clay Mask after it’s dried, it’s no longer active once dry, then the Mask will be removed easily and efficiently with Cleansing Sponge.

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5) After Facial Steam Mask and Cleansing Clay Mask apply a Cream Mask, which absorbs into the skin particularly well at this time. Cream Mask application should be done a second time during each week.

Tip: For your second Cream Mask application during the week. Cleanse nice early in the evening, apply Cream Mask, remembering with this mask you also apply around eye contour as an ‘eye mask’ as well. Leave on as long as possible, removing with a warm, moist cloth before bed.

Cream Masks:
Rejuvenating Mask – benefits all skin conditions, refining pores and making a noticeable difference
Moisturising Mask – Dryness or dehydration, may also be used as a day cream also for ‘parched’ dry skin
Soothing Mask – Sensitive, red, irritated skin, also helpful to use a day cream for rosacea
Firming Mask – a warming mask with the power of rose in all it’s forms to firm and tone

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6)  Adhere to Daily Rituals…

Morning Ritual
Cleanse with Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum (if appropriate)
Day Care to balance, regulate, nourish and protect skin against the elements

Evening Ritual
Cleanse with Cleansing Milk
Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum (if appropriate)

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7)  Never use heavy, occlusive face night creams that impede your skin’s night time functions nor use eye creams overnight as that usually just results in puffy eyes in the morning.

Read more about our no night cream stance in our Dr. Hauschka Skin Facts here…

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8) Complete a 30 night treatment with Rhythmic Night Conditioner instead of Toner at least in the two most transitional seasons of autumn and spring. Ideally one treatment each season. A skin cell cycle is 28-30 days

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9) We recommend a Classic Facial Treatment with a Dr. Hauschka Trained Esthetician at the beginning of the year to check in with your skin condition/concerns and receive an updated product prescription to ensure you’re investing in the best products and regime for optimum results.

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Skin is dynamic, it changes with age, the seasons, lifestyle factors, hormonal influences such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, post natal and menopause. I even use different day care in the week from the weekend, because my environment is different.

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10) Treat yourself to natural and organic Body Products too that will nourish your skin and your senses, providing moisture and aromatic support.

The skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s semi-permeable, so yes, only natural and organic body care as well as face care.

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11) At the beginning of the year do a Make-up Clean-up and during the year attend a Dr. Hauschka Make-up Event to learn if you have cool toned or warm toned skin, to ensure you’re buying colours that best suit you. Learn application techniques and try out a new look.

In store Events for Skin Care Consultation and/or Make-up run from February to November each year and they’re advertised in our e-Newsletter and on Facebook. 

Tip: Remember mascara should be thrown out after 3 months, natural or otherwise, for hygiene reasons. New one beginning of January, April, July & October.

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12)  Clean your make-up brushes every second week. Hygiene with skin care is so important. And Dr. Hauschka make-up is colour as well as care for your skin.

Good quality brushes give you a professional, long-lasting make-up. Look after this investment and they will last years and years.

Tip: Always lay your brushes flat after cleaning to dry. If they are standing upwards they don’t hold their shape as well and moisture gets into the glue.

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Skin Condition: Dry Skin

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Dry Skin Fix

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

Daily Ritual
Morning:
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner

Day Care Options: 
1) If your skin is ‘parched’ dry we would recommend Moisturising Mask used as a day cream until condition improves.
2) Protective Blend: Moisturising Day Cream to activate the skin’s sebaceous activity and Rose Day Cream over the top to nourish and protect.
3) Antioxidant Blend: see information below. Rose Day Cream blended with a couple of drops of Normalising Day Oil.
3) Rose Day Cream
4) Regenerating Serum and Regenerating Day Cream is our usual recommendation for maturing skin support, however as Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Day Cream is more rich we would recommend to use on your face for a drier skin that still requires firming and toning.

Evening:
Cleansing Milk
Facial Toner
Regenerating Serum 
if required for a maturing skin

Did you know?
That night cream use exacerbates a dry skin condition. Use our gentle cleansing products and give your skin 28-30 days (skin cell cycle) on an exclusively Dr. Hauschka regime and see the difference in the health and vitality of your skin.

Solution to dryness and dehydration?

Moisturising Mask is our ultimate skin fix, twice a week, cleanse early in the evening and apply the mask, around your eye contour too, and leave on to absorb all evening, removing with a moist, tepid cloth before bed. 
If your skin is extremely dry you may also use Moisturising Mask as your ‘day cream’ for a month or until condition improves.
 This blend of botanicals soothes, protects and revitalises while sealing in moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple.

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

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.
Rosehip for Vitamin C and Wheatgerm for Vitamin E, both found in Rose Day Cream formulation. Mix with a drop of two of Normalising Day Oil prior to application to skin still moist from Toner. That glorious orange colour comes from Wild Carrot Extract, a rich source of pro Vitamin A.

 There you have it, a potent antioxidant blend!

Intensive Skin Care with Mask Blends:

Jose, our Esthetician Trainer, has a couple of tricks up her sleeve to keep skin looking fabulous. This first blend is so uplifting that when our UK Esthetician 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 & Moisturising Mask Blend

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

The other blend is for those of you that have red, irritated, flaky skin as well as dryness. You may still wish to use Regenerating Serum as well if you usually do.

Soothing & Moisturising Mask Blend
• Cleanse early in the evening
• Apply a generous amount of a mixture of Soothing Mask and Moisturising Mask – including eye contour area
• Leave to absorb all evening, removing just before bedtime

A dry skin needs help to achieve balance and we highly recommend a one month treatment with a nightly Rhythmic Night Conditioner ampoule instead of Toner.

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How to acheive a youthful make-up

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You just know I’m going to say this…healthy, radiant skin is the best place to start.  So if you’re not already, get on with the 30 Day Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Challenge…using exclusively Dr. Hauschka natural and organic/biodynamic preparations, our unique application methods, our daily rituals, lose the night cream, do things differently over a entire skin cell cycle, 30 days covers it, and you’ll see the improvement in texture, tone and health of your skin!  To support a maturing skin – Dr. Hauschka Regenerating range.

For a youthful make-up – think ‘less is more’!

Don’t be daunted by all the steps, I can throw this together in a mere 4-5 minutes…

After your morning ritual with Cleansing Cream, Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner and Day Cream begin…

1) Be careful with the use of Concealer under the eyes to disguise dark areas. Apply only to the inner corner and slightly blend out, we don’t want product sitting in lines. Attend to any other areas that need a little concealer too and blend out.

Bringing luminosity to the skin is your secret for uplifting the complexion.

2) Place some Translucent Make-up in your shade on the back of your hand, then also some Bronzing Fluid, mix the two together then apply all over your skin using fingertips or a foundation brush. We are preparing the ‘canvas’.

Don’t be tempted to apply foundation too thick as it’s likely to settle in any wrinkles.

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Concealer and Translucent Make-up. Limited edition Bronzing Fluid (comes in 01 for warm toned skin or 02 for cool toned skin) and our incredible Illuminating Powder!

Put the Colour back in!

Wear natural and organic, colour and care Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up as your foundation to even skin tone, protect and care for the skin. Then put the colour back in! Bronzing Powder and/or Blusher (Rouge) is a must. This is especially important as we get older as our skin can become rather pallid.

3) Apply Bronzer and/or Blusher

Tip: Easy way to apply our world wide top selling make-up item, Bronzing Powder, without all the sparkles BTW, is to use a Fan Brush and lightly run in down both sides of the face, then over forehead, tip of nose and chin. This way the subtle colour is applied in a sun kissed fashion. We also have available limited editions Cool Breeze Bronzing Palette for a Cool Toned Skin and Warm Breeze Bronzing Palette for a Warm Toned Skin.

Blusher Tip:
Smile and apply, with Dr. Hauschka Rouge Brush to the ‘apples’ of the cheeks. No 80′s style cheek bone racing stripes!

Skin Tone and Blusher Tip:
It’s helpful to know if you’re a Warm Toned Skin or a Cool Toned Skin. So if silver jewellery suits you best it’s likely you’re Cool Toned and if gold jewellery suits you best you’re Warm Toned. I love gold but the fact of the matter is I suit silver best.

Warm Toned Skin choose: Rouge Powder Soft Terracotta 04

Cool Toned Skin choose: Rouge Powder Blushing Rose 03

4) ‘Set’ your make-up with Illuminating Powder, which gives a wonderfully subtle, but noticeable luminosity to your skin.  You’ll notice in photographs as the light reflects back.

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Putting the colour back in! Top from left: Bronzing Powder Duo Cool Breeze 01, for a cool toned skin and Bronzing Powder Duo Warm Breeze 02 for a warm toned skin. Bottom from left: Bronzing Powder, Blushing Rose 03 Rouge, Soft Terracotta 04 Rouge.

The eyes have it! 

‘Must Have’ Tip: Get a magnifying mirror and set it up so when you’re doing your eye make-up you’re looking down into it.

5) Black Kajal Eye Pencil may look too harsh as we get older, although still fine for night time use, however for a day time make-up we prefer Anthracite (from the Anthracite/White Kajal Eye Pencil Duo) which is a soft black/charcoal, but not a grey.  And keep the colour very soft on the lower lash line.  All our Kajal Eye Pencils are best ‘set’ with our Eye Shadows.

6) Matte eye shadows are more flattering as we get older, so look no further than Eye Shadow Palette for a soft neutral taupe day time look or a deeper smoky eye for night time.

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Eye Shadow Palette, Liquid Liner Black, Kajal Eye Pencil Black & Anthracite/White Duo Kajal Eyeliner Pencil.

Eye Shadow tricks of the trade.

7) Keep it light in the natural valley beside your nose to bring your eyes out.  Apply a little ivory there.

8) Always, always apply your darker contour colour in the direction of outer eye, towards inner eye.  We have a tendency to apply in the other direction which may leave too much colour at the outer eye, dragging your eye down. And always apply with a good quality Eye Shadow Brush. Those sponge applicators are really only for quick touch-ups. Good tools for the job and all that!

Outer toward inner, the direction for applying contour colour, like so…

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The colours used in this pic are Peach Blossom 03 and Shady Green 06.

9) The eyebrows provide a frame for your eyes and your face.  You’re bound to find a colour in the Eye Shadow Palette that will suit, apply with an angled brush, paying special attention to any gaps. Eye brow pencils are too harsh. If your eyebrow hairs don’t sit flat on the skin use a tiny amount of warmed Eye Contour Day Balm or Lip Balm to hold them close to the skin.

10) Apply Volumising Mascara and focus on top lashes, keeping things moving upward, not downward.

11) We like Liquid Liner Black placed super close to the upper lash line for night time enhancing and elegance.

Liquid Liner Tip: Apply over Liquid Liner over Kajal Eye Pencil Black, that way the straightness of your line is softened. Much more forgiving!

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Luscious Lips!

Lip Tip: Use Lip Liner over the entire lip area, don’t use as an outline. Applying as recommended helps prevent lipstick ‘bleeding’.

12) Deep red and hot pink looks fantastic when you’re younger, but usually as we age it’s much more flattering to soften lip colour.

However, where there’s a will there’s a way…

Use translucent Pink Topaz 16 for a softer translucent hot pink. ‘Dab’ Red Quartz or Warm Red, or use a minute amount of colour on a lip brush. Use these dark colours more as a ‘lip stain’ than a lipstick then apply soft shimmer over the top with Lip Balm, which is also an excellent product for softening lines around the lips.

Lip Tip: Darker shades thin down lips, something a bit shimmery gives the illusion of fuller lips.

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From left to right: Translucent Rose 07, Violet Marble 15, Pink Topaz 16 – Lips in Violet Marble – Soft Coral 01, Warmest Red 04, Red Quartz 13

If you still need depth of colour, think about using matte, and long lasting, Violet Marble for a cool toned skin.  Then, at the cupid’s bow and mid bottom lip give more of a pout by applying something with more shimmer over the top, Rose Crystal 17 or Translucent Rose 07.

I like Soft Coral 01 for a Warm Toned Skin which has a bit of shimmer anyway.

Set your Lipstick Tip: After lippy application press a tissue across lips to remove excess colour, then dab on Illuminating Powder with the Powder Puff, then reapply Lipstick.

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Conditioners and their benefits

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Renewing Night Conditioner
For all skin conditions
Advanced night care

Renewing Night Conditioner provides powerful oil-free night care for all skin conditions. This unique blend of rhythmitised ingredients enables your skin to complete its natural regeneration processes for night-time renewal: dry skin is encouraged to retain oil and moisture; sensitive skin is soothed; oily, blemished skin is calmed and balanced.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of witch hazel, madonna lily and silver, along with precious rose, bryophyllum, marsh mallow and sunflower support the skin’s essential night-time tasks of cleansing, balancing and renewal.

Use:

Skin cells are renewed every 28-30 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Renewing Night Conditioner should be used for 28-30 days. Apply nightly, after evening cleansing instead of Toner.  We recommend one 28 night treatment of Renewing Night Conditioner per year for each decade of life (for example 3 times a year at the age of 30). We particularly recommend in the two most transitional seasons of spring and autumn.

Flick the ampoule to ensure contents are in the bottom, snap top off using a towel and empty contents into cupped hand. Press gently and evenly to skin until the solution has been fully absorbed – include eyes, lips, earlobes, neck and décolleté.  

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Sensitive Care Conditioner

For sensitive, inflammed skin
Advanced care for sensitive skin

Sensitive Care Conditioner is specially formulated to care for sensitive, red or irritated skin, and skin prone to couperose.

Formulation: Rhythmitised dilutions of gemstones pearl (the oyster’s irritation), artemesia and malachite have a cooling and soothing effect on skin, helping to reduce the appearance of redness, couperose, rosacea and enlarged capillaries.

Use:

Skin cells are renewed every 28-30 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Sensitive Care Conditioner should be used for 30 nights instead of Toner.  We recommend one 28 day treatment of Sensitive Care Conditioner per year for each decade of life (for example 3 times a year at the age of 30).

Flick the ampoule to ensure contents are in the bottom, snap top off using a towel and empty contents into cupped hand. Press gently and evenly to skin until the solution has been fully absorbed – include eyes, lips, earlobes, neck and décolleté.

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Holistic Night Routine

Dr.Hauschka Skin Care’s oil-free approach to night time skin care respects the skin’s inherent wisdom. Heavy, oily night creams do not allow the skin to ‘breathe’ and can inhibit the skin’s natural functions when it is most active. At night after cleansing, apply only a non-oily Dr.Hauschka Facial Toner/Clarifying Toner (and Regenerating Serum if appropriate to support a maturing skin) or Conditioner or Intensive Treatment.

A one month treatment of Renewing Night Conditioner is highly recommended for new customers, particularly those who are accustomed to the use of heavy night creams and may feel tight or dry during the transition to Dr. Hauschka’s oil-free night time ritual.

Sensitive Care Conditioner is recommended for a sensitive skin and in cases of sun stress, sunburn, allergies, irritation, heat and redness.

What is ‘rhythmisation’?

Rhythm the heart of Dr.Hauschka skin care

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Rose Essence preparation

In 1929 in the ‘rose experiment’ Rudolf Hauschka succeeded for the first time to make a watery extract of rose that did not contain alcohol and did not deteriorate. He was searching for a way to obtain the healing properties of a plant. The solution – rhythmisation.

The idea underlying the rhythmic process is that rhythm carries life, every plant, every living thing is exposed to rhythms, the influence of polarities; for example, light and dark, rest and movement, warmth and cold.  When the harvested plant, after being chopped and mixed with water, undergoes a process of rhythmisation, that is dynamic exposure to the polarities that have determined its life and strength, then something amazing happens. The extract, to which a little ash from the plant residues is added at the end of the process, remains stable for years and the plant has released its healing powers. The resulting ‘mother tinctures’ or the similarly produced essences or oily extracts are now ready for further processing.

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Rose Essence preparation

A valuable source of inspiration

Dr. Rudolf Hauschka was a young pharmacist when he met Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Thirty years his senior, Dr. Steiner gave Dr. Hauschka the advice that was to inspire him to make his groundbreaking discovery years later:

“Study rhythms – rhythm carries life.”

Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel Essence preparation

With Steiner’s answer in his head, Hauschka developed a procedure for preserving medicinal plant extracts without using alcohol as a preservative. He used the power of natural polarities, the rhythmic alternation of darkness and light, warmth and cold, movement and rest.

Even today, we still use this basic rhythmic procedure to produce our extracts, essences and tinctures. We rhythmically stir our base products and even rhythmically shake our preparations to prepare them for the Intensive Treatments, for example. The rhythms of the seasons also determine the work in our medicinal plant garden.

Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel Essence preparation

Rhythm as a form of communication

Like all other organisms, your body also recognises and experiences different rhythms. If we take your skin alone as an example:

Your skin renews itself every 28-30 days. And it behaves differently during the day and at night, when it regenerates itself.

We tailor our skin care products to these rhythms: the regular use of Dr. Hauschka products supports your skin’s regeneration rhythm, activating and stabilising it. Rich, moisturising products pamper and protect your skin during the day while at night we recommend using non-oily products to enable your skin’s metabolic functions to work undisturbed.

By using rhythms, we can activate our body’s natural forces.

Calendula (Marigold) Essence
Calendula (Marigold) Essence

Dr.Hauschka’s extraction procedure

With his rhythmitised, aqueous medicinal plant extracts, Dr. Rudolf Hauschka developed groundbreaking new pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.  Today, we still use his procedure to produce our extracts: we cut up freshly harvested plants, mix them with water for seven days, subject them to light and darkness, warmth and cold, rest and movement, press and filter them and sometimes add a little ash to the pressed residues. The extract now contains the essence and the powers of a medicinal plant – and can be preserved for many years.

A rhythmical manufacturing procedure is also used to create oil extracts and aqueous essences for our skin care products. During this procedure, the oil extracts are subjected to a specific warming stimulus. Dried plant components, such as rose buds are carefully transformed into oil at a temperature of 37°C, or in other words at human body temperature.

Depending on the recipe, we mix the medicinal plant extracts, essences, tinctures and juices with high-quality waxes and oils to produce ready-to-use products. Out of principle, we forgo using any chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes or preservatives.

Mother Tincture - Rose
Mother Tincture – Rose

 

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Dr. Hauschka Masks – your skin loves the extra care!

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Facial Steam Bath
Prepares skin for deep cleansing

Of course Facial Steam Bath isn’t a Mask but as it’s Cleansing Clay Mask’s ‘partner product’ it really does need to appear here.

Facial Steam Bath supports the skin’s natural self-cleansing functions, reduces the appearance of redness and softens pores, blackheads and impurities in readiness for a deeper cleanse with Cleansing Clay Mask.

Formulation: Nasturtium, daisy and witch hazel support the skin’s self-cleansing processes, encourage natural exfoliation and minimise the appearance of enlarged pores.

Use: Once a week, dilute two teaspoons of Facial 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 Cleansing Clay Mask.

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Cleansing Clay Mask
For all skin conditions
Deeply cleanses, mild exfoliation

Cleansing Clay Mask deeply cleanses, invigorates and clarifies all skin conditions and effectively helps minimise blemishes and enlarged pores.

Formulation: Loess clay with nasturtium and witch hazel actively binds with and loosens dirt particles, lifting and drawing them from the skin. Blackheads are softened, skin is soothed and the appearance of redness and blemishes is diminished.

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Use:
a) Blend 1-2 heaped teaspoons with an equal amount of water to create a smooth paste. Steam with Facial Steam Bath, and then smooth the mask onto the face, neck and décolleté. Avoid eye area.
b) Easily remove by re-wetting the Cleansing Clay Mask with Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge and wipe.

Tips:
a) Cleansing Clay Mask is no longer active once dry.
b) For skin which tends to be dry and sensitive, add 2 pumps of Cleansing Milk to the mask before applying and remove after 3-5 minutes.

Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician applying Cleansing Clay Mask, Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge for quick and easy removal of Cleansing Clay Mask
Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician applying Cleansing Clay Mask, Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Sponge for quick and easy removal of Cleansing Clay Mask

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Rejuvenating 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. This 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. Applying this mask will help you to feel pampered and offer your skin a sense of well-being.

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

Moisturising Mask 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 Moisturising 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 Moisturising 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.

Tip: Make sure you include eye contour area too, as an eye mask.

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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 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.

Dr. Hauschka's Biodynamic Medicinal Plant Garden
Dr. Hauschka’s Biodynamic Medicinal Plant Garden

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

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How to reduce skin redness

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Hydration
Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily, hydration helps redness.

Dilated capillaries (sometimes referred to as ‘broken’ capillaries) need excellent winter time protection. Choose Rose Day Cream and mix with a little Moisturising Mask for an extra hydrating, moisture and protective boost.

Rosacea is inflammation of the capillaries and is a condition that must be managed. The inflammation and redness usually occur over the nose and cheeks. Acne may also be associated with this condition. The following exacerbates rosacea:
Sun
Alcohol
Spicy Foods
Stress
Menopausal hot flushes
Heat

If you need a nice warm shower, splash your face with cool water afterwards.

If you have acne rosacea then apply 1-2 drops of Normalising Day Oil to the area as well as the below daily regime recommendations. Also use Pure Care Cover Stick to treat and conceal pimples.  Amazing product!

Hypersensitive or sensitive skin – overly alkaline harsh cleansers, exfoliants or lathering cleansers are often the culprit as they disrupt the natural pH and protective hydro lipid layer of the skin. Keep to ‘correct cleansing’ with Dr. Hauschka and cleanse your skin in a gentle manner.
Rose Day Cream contains St. John’s wort which is calming however Rose is a warming ingredient and if there’s heat and redness then you need cooling, soothing products such as Regenerating Serum, Quince Day Cream, Toned Day Cream (which helps to hide some of the redness) or Soothing Mask.

Redness associated with dryness – particularly common in winter time with dehydrating effects of indoor heating and drying effects of harsh weatherUse Moisturising Mask as a day cream until condition improves.

The following is our recommended regime for Rosacea or Hypersensitive Skin:

Morning:
Cleansing Cream – gentle deep cleansing after the night time activity of the skin. See ‘Press and Roll’ video.
Clarifying Toner – containing Echinacea (anti-bacterial properties) and Daisy (anti-inflammatory properties), just close eyes and mist onto skin.
Regenerating Serum – 1 drop only and if you need support for a maturing skin. Cooling and soothing for sensitivities.
Soothing Mask – cooling, soothing and may be used as a Day Cream.

Conceal redness with Dr. Hauschka Concealer, (if you need more concealing power use Pure Care Cover Stick) and Translucent Make-up, ‘setting’ with Translucent Powder which is available in Loose or Compact. Translucent Make-up still allows your skin to breathe as it doesn’t contain occlusive petrochemical ingredients. The silk in Translucent Powder has an anti-bacterial effect and silk is extremely well tolerated by the skin.

As green is the opposite to red on the colour wheel you may also apply a thin layer of Rejuvenating Mask to the red areas as this is pale green in colour and is also cooling and soothing.

Evening:
Cleansing Milk
Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum – 2 drops if you need support for a maturing skin

Twice a week: Soothing Mask
Cleanse early in the evening apply Soothing Mask including eye contour area and leave to absorb for as long as possible. Remove with a tepid, moist cloth, or Soothing Mask may also be used as a day cream.

Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive
Twice per year, or more often if needed
Instead of Toner apply a Rhythmic Conditioner Sensitive Ampoule for 30 nights – a skin cell cycle is 28-30 days.

Intensive Treatment 03
Twice per year, or more often if needed
Skin is calmed with the harmonising and precious gemstone Black Tourmaline. Medicinal herbs such as Ice Plant, Anthyllis and Bryophyllum have a stabilising and balancing effect, while natural salt water from a thermal spa helps the skin to retain its moisture and Rose Water helps to harmonise.
Use instead of Toner morning and evening.  One bottle is to be completely used as an entire treatment.

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