Why are Dr. Hauschka Toners different from conventional toners?

Conventional toners are used on cotton pads to remove residual cleansing product

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Dr. Hauschka Toners are a highly concentrated hydrating botanical treatment products and are an integral part of our skin care concept and daily rituals

– Method of use, close eyes and mist directly onto skin

– Our Regenerating Serum and Moisturisers are all highly concentrated, for example there’s 30 rose blossoms in one tube of Rose Day Cream, so all our day care products are formulated to be applied to skin that’s still moist from Toner, this ensures even and economical application

– Night time treatment product

– After shave product

– Hydrate your skin at any time of the day

– To set and give a more natural look to make-up

Anthyllis was extensively studied by Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and is one of our key ingredients for regulating, balancing and strengthening all skin conditions
Anthyllis was extensively studied by Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and is one of our key ingredients for regulating, balancing and strengthening all skin conditions

Facial Toner

✓ For normal, dry, sensitive or mature skin
✓ Enlivens and fortifies your skin
✓ Hydrating, active botanicals, treatment product
✓ Facial Toner supports the skin’s natural processes of cleansing and renewal
✓ Minimises the appearance of pores
✓ Balances moisture and oil content
✓ Fine mist from the atomiser refreshes and hydrates the skin any time
✓ Oil free night care
✓ Used as an after shave product
✓ Hydrates skin in readiness for application of moisturiser in the morning
✓ Witch Hazel extract supports tone and elasticity, refining pores
✓ Anthyllis extract helps skin remain balanced and healthy

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In the autumn, when most of nature begins to rest, Witch Hazel produces its fragrant yellow flowers with ribbonlike petals and it fruits at the same time, releasing energy stored from spring and summer sun all at once!
Hand harvested Echinacea in our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens has anti-bacterial properties
Hand harvested Echinacea in our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens has anti-bacterial properties

Clarifying Toner

✓ Tones and balances oily or blemished skin, calms a sensitive skin
✓ Balances excessive oiliness
✓ Soothes redness and irritation
✓ Minimises the appearance of blemishes, blackheads and enlarged pores
✓ Daisy and nasturtium minimise the appearance of blackheads and blemishes, visibly refine pores and reduce excessive oiliness
✓ Anthyllis balances skin for a calm, even appearance.
✓ Balances the cleansing process and hydrates the skin in readiness for day care application
✓ After shave product
✓ Refreshing oil-free night treatment
✓ Extracts of Anthyllis, Calendula, Nasturtium, Horse Chestnut Bark, Echinacea, Witch Hazel and Daisy is especially formulated for blemished skin, also a wise choice for a sensitive skin
✓ Echinacea has anti-bacterial properties
✓ Daisy has anti-inflammatory properties

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Why is there no Dr.Hauschka night cream?

The Dr. Hauschka oil-free night care regime supports the nocturnal metabolism of the skin because this is the time when this activity is at its maximum. Instead of burdening the natural elimination processes with oily skin care products, the Dr. Hauschka night care programme consists of products containing stimulating and regenerating plant essences. These allow the skin to breathe freely and overcome any weaknesses and imbalances. Healthy and beautiful skin is the result.

Dr. Hauschka Treatment products for the night are:
– Basic Night Care: Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner and Regenerating Serum (if appropriate to support a maturing skin)
– OR Intensive 30 night treatment: Renewing Night Conditioner or Sensitive Care Conditioner or one of our Intensive Treatments for specific skin concerns

Rule of thumb to keep it simple: 
Use Conditioner in Spring (September) and Autumn (March)
Use Intensive Treatment in Summer (December) and Winter (June)
In between use Toner (and Regenerating Serum if appropriate)

However, ideally Conditioners should be used once per year per 10 years of life, e.g. if 30 years old do 3 Conditioner 28 day treatments per year.

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Plant Profile: Witch Hazel

Snapping Hazel, Winter Bloom, Spotted Alder, Tobacco Wood

Witch Hazel – Hamamelis virginiana

Description
This shrub, which can grow into a tree up to 8 meters high, appears bewitched in many ways. In the autumn, when most of nature begins to rest, fragrant yellow flowers with narrow, ribbonlike petals, appear between the hazelnut-like leaves like harbingers of spring, enveloping all the branches like small stars. The longish fruits, angular at the top, do not mature until the following summer to autumn so that the shrub bears fruits and flowers at the same time. When the fruit reaches full maturity it bursts open at the top scattering its seeds to a distance of several meters.

Uses
Hamamelis has astringent, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Witch hazel is used for poorly healing wounds, vein care, hemorrhoids, varicose veins and atopic dermatitis.

Interesting Facts
The name hamamelis is made up of the ancient Greek words “hama” meaning simultaneously and “melon” meaning apple or fruit, a reference to the simultaneous appearance of flowers and fruit on the shrub. The name may also come from the word “hamatus” meaning hooked, angular, which refers to the shape of the fruit.

The first people to use witch hazel for its healing properties were the Native North Americans. European settlers saw the amazing healing effects they achieved with this plant, which was how it found its way to Europe in the 18th century. Incidentally, the Native Americans also used witch hazel branches to make bows and as divining rods to locate water and mineral deposits.

The Plant at WALA (Dr. Hauschka)
Witch hazel is one of the key plants in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. WALA essences from the leaves and bark are used in almost all face care products and in many of the make-up items. Witch hazel water is also used in Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream. The plant is valued for its astringent and firming effects and its stimulation of connective tissue. Witch hazel thus helps to give a clear, rosy complexion. On account of its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner is also particularly suitable for use as after shave lotion.

The firming effect of witch hazel appears to be reflected in the controlled expression of the shrub: its growth is reserved rather than luxuriant; the flowers, which are not luxuriant in appearance either, are held back until the autumn; the leaves are a little hard, stable in shape and do not wilt easily. As a shrub it is more closely associated with the earth and counteracts fiery, inflammatory processes. And the strong power of the sun appears to be concentrated in the witch hazel shrub, which absorbs the sun throughout the spring and summer and does not release any of the collected energy. Only in the autumn, with the blossoming of the star-shaped flowers, does it open itself to the aerial, astral realm. Thus the flowers are also pollinated by the wind. The plant gives us the entire concentrated power of the sun and thus stimulates our metabolism.

“Study rhythms – rhythm carries life.”

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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.

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Witch Hazel Essence preparation

Snapping Hazel, Winter Bloom, Spotted Alder, Tobacco Wood

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