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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  • Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, dyes and preservatives
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Elizabeth on Cleansing Cream

Here’s an informative article by Elizabeth King, who was Esthetician Trainer for the U.K., and is now living back in her home country of South Africa.

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My favourite Dr. Hauschka product has to be Cleansing Cream. It has been my number one product for many years, and I often describe it as my desert island product.

The cleansing and anti-inflammatory ingredients coupled with the unique method of ‘press and roll’ gives rise to a truly holistic product. It was and still is my first essential step to restoring health and radiance of my skin. When I am cleansing properly everything else in my routine just seems to falls into place. My skin is able to readily build on what the correct cleansing routine has begun.

At this time of year, when it is beginning to get cooler, my skin becomes more sluggish. A good cleansing ritual not only ensures clean breathing skin, it also stimulates circulation and increases cellular activity.

Whether you are extremely oily or suffering with intense dryness, Cleansing Cream supports your skin providing it with the necessary steps for it to begin to heal and rebalance itself. This product works with the skin’s natural processes so that it not only deeply cleanses, but also strengthens the upper layers of the skin, thereby allowing the skin to perform optimally. This means too that this product is ideal for any age, whether adolescent or mature skin.

Correct cleansing is the first fundamental step in one’s skin care routine, yet as an Esthetician, I am always surprised at how often this part of routine is neglected. By getting the cleansing right, one can then be sure that the chosen moisturiser is indeed treating the true underlying skin condition.

Taking a look at some skin conditions we can see that the almond-meal Cleansing Cream does so much more than remove the surface dirt and grime:

The first step for an oily, congested skin is that it needs to breathe! Cleansing Cream not only effectively binds with dirt and grime. With our clever ‘press and roll’ technique, the suction created safely lifts and releases stagnant sebum and old dead skin cells that have accumulated in the pores.

Remember harsh, overly alkaline, exfoliants, acid, lathering type cleanses ‘strip’ the skin, disrupting the acid mantle, and indeed force the skin to produce more oil to compensate as well as dehydrating the superficial layers. As a result, the increased oil production becomes trapped as the dry, flaky skin collects in the pore!

A dry, dehydrated skin still needs thorough cleansing but this thoroughness should not be at the expense of stripping the skin of its natural oils. Nor should it be so gentle that the skin feels comfortable but it’s not effectively cleansed. Night-time elimination and renewal functions require a skin that is correctly cleansed. The almond meal of the cleansing cream ensures the skin is deeply cleansed, at the same time restoring and maintaining the health of the protective acid-mantle. This in-turn restores the skin’s own natural moisture levels.

Mature skin really benefits from the safe daily exfoliation that the almond-meal Cleansing Cream provides. When circulation is sluggish, the skin’s natural desquamation process slows down. The result is an accumulation of dead skin layers and the skin may look pallid. The daily use of the Cleansing Cream with the unique ‘press and roll’ method ensures the almond meal binds to the dead cells and lifts them off without disturbing the healthy layer beneath. The result is fresh skin daily! Without the burden of accumulated layers of dead skin, the skin is also able to re-establish a healthy rhythm of cellular renewal.

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Cleansing Tip 1:
Begin your cleansing with a warm Bath Essence compress, include front and back of neck. The wonderful aroma of any one of our Bath Essences immediately soothes both the skin and your senses. The warmth of the cloth relaxes pore walls so that deep-pore cleansing can take place. Blood circulation is increased bringing a fresh delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Cleansing Tip 2:
Beginning at the forehead, always ‘press and roll’ moving from the centre of the face outwards. In this way you are following the paths of the lymphatic circulation. This supports skin’s internal cleansing process at the same time.

Cleansing Tip 3:
Always complete your cleansing with a cool splash – Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, saw the connection of a dull, tired skin with a sluggish lymphatic system. Complete your cleansing ritual with a cool splash, or a cool compress, taking the time to hold the cool water against your skin for several seconds. The rhythmical contrast between the warmth earlier and now the coolness stimulates the lymphatic system. Cellular wastes accumulating in the inter-cellular spaces are removed. Also coolness activates the minute muscle alongside the hair follicle causing contracting thereby assisting with removal of any last remaining dirt. A simple technique that also keeps your skin feeling soft without the need for harsh exfoliation.

Video: Compress & Hydrate + Press & Roll

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

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Which Moisturiser is the best choice for you?

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

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

Quick Reference – Skin Conditions and Day Care

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Day Care Moisturisers

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Melissa Day Cream

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

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Rose Day Cream Light

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

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

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Rose Day Cream

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

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Quince Day Cream

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

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Revitalising Day Cream

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

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Tinted Day Cream

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

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Regenerating Serum

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

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Regenerating Day Cream

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

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Clarifying Day Oil

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

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

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

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

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

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Foundation

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

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

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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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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Know what your skin needs

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You are proudly unique, so is our skin care

Don’t feel you need to keep using exactly the same products, your skin is dynamic. Skin conditions change with the seasons, hormones including pregnancy and post natal transitions, age, lifestyle factors, week day and weekend differing environmental conditions and so forth.

Personally I use Regenerating Serum and Regenerating Day Cream during the week and usually Rose Day Cream, Quince Day Cream or Toned Day Cream in the weekend. If we’re out walking I’ll use Rose Day Cream with a little Normalising Day Oil in a protective and antioxidant rich blend, along with super protective Eye Contour Day Balm and Lip Balm.

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Which products are going to be best for your skin?
Trial size minis are ideal because that gives you the freedom to try quite a few day care products and see how your skin feels.

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You may like to read a more detailed blog about the benefits of each day care product…‘Which product is the optimum choice for you?”

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Product Blends
Mix products in the palms of our hands prior to application depending on your skin’s requirement. If I don’t have Toned Day Cream I’ll mix in a little Translucent Bronze Tint to give my skin warm tones. If my skin is feeling dry, I’ll mix a small amount of Moisturising Mask with my Day Care, and if my skin feels like it just needs a boost I’ll mix a little Rejuvenating Mask with my Day Care.

A particularly beneficial blend for a ‘parched’ dry/dehydrated skin is: Rose Day Cream + Moisturising Mask.

A dry skin that also needs firming: Regenerating Serum + Moisturising Day Cream.

A protective blend against a harsh environment is: Rose Day Cream + Normalising Day Oil, which in this instance you would be using as an oil based serum, to give your skin anti-oxidants and nourishing oils.

A beneficial blend for a parched dry/dehydrated skin is: Rose Day Cream + Moisturising Mask

A blend to help even skin tone, give warmth to a pallid skin and a moisture boost is: Rose Day Cream + Toned Day Cream. If your skin is more normal than dry, then Rose Day Cream + Translucent Bronzing Tint.

Mix a little Rejuvenating Mask + Rose Day Cream Light for a younger skin with blemishes, to soothe and to help heal new scarring from pimples.

A blend to kick start the skin’s own ability to produce oil and to protect is: Moisturising Day Cream + Rose Day Cream
Please note: Moisturising Day Cream is our lightest moisturiser, yet most activating to the sebaceous glands. Moisturising Day Cream is not recommended if there’s any likelihood of pimples or a sensitive skin because it’s so active.

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Quick Reference

Do you have even-toned, well-balanced skin?
Normal Skin
Quince Day Cream

Is your skin reddened, blotchy and easily irritated?
Sensitive Skin
Rose Day Cream/Rose Day Cream Light/Quince Day Cream

Does your skin tend to be dehydrated, lacklustre and feel tight?
Dry, Dehydrated Skin
Rose Day Cream/Moisturising Day Cream

Has your skin lost elasticity, more fine lines and wrinkles?
Mature Skin
Regenerating Serum, Regenerating Day Cream

Is your T-zone oily while your cheeks are dry and reddened?
Sensitive/Combination Skin
Melissa Day Cream

Is your skin reddened, blotchy and easily irritated?
Combination Skin
Normalising Day Oil & Moisturising Day Cream Or Normalising Day Oil & Rose Day Cream Light

Does your skin have blemishes, large pores and become oily quickly?
Blemished, Oily Skin
Normalising Day Oil

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Conditioners and Intensive Treatments

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Dr. Hauschka Skin Care; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

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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Statement on Animal Testing

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No animal tests have ever been carried out by or on behalf of Dr. Hauschka. 

Dr. Hauschka is created at WALA Heilmittel GmbH. WALA’s experience of using natural substances to provide natural care through the biodynamic cultivation of medicinal plants extends back to 1935. WALA also produces an extensive range of anthroposophical homeopathic medicines. The responsible and sustainable development of our products is something that has been at the core of Dr. Hauschka ever since the beginning, back in 1967. Today we are proud to continue to carry this philosophy forward.

Naturally, this means that no animal tests have ever been carried out either by or on behalf of Dr. Hauschka since our founding in 1967.

While Dr. Hauschka has always foregone animal testing, the EU Cosmetics Regulation represented a decisive step forward for animal welfare in the entire cosmetics industry: As a result, tests on animals for cosmetic products and the raw materials required to create them have been completely banned in the EU since 11 March 2009. This is a legally binding ban, i.e. all cosmetics manufacturers within the EU must comply with this legislation.

To produce Dr. Hauschka’s natural and organic skin care and make-up, we rely on traditional raw materials of natural origin and the highest quality – raw materials which are also often used in the food industry. There is sufficient evidence to support the tolerability and effectiveness of the various plant extracts, oils or waxes we use.

Furthermore, we also commission independent institutes to perform dermatological testing of new cosmetic products on human volunteers prior to launch. These confirm the high tolerability of our products.

Animal testing and China:
Logocos recently brought the issue of animal testing for natural cosmetics into public discussion. This related to the requirement to perform animal tests in order to sell cosmetics on the Chinese market.

We ourselves examined the conditions for exporting to China years ago. Unfortunately, the Chinese authorities have made animal tests a binding requirement for companies wishing to register products for the Chinese market. We therefore made a conscious decision to not register or market Dr. Hauschka products in China.

We assure you that no animal tests have ever been carried out by or on behalf of Dr. Hauschka Cosmetics, nor will this happen in the future – not for the Chinese market nor any other market anywhere.

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