Simply Quince • refreshingly uncomplicated

What makes quince so special?

Quince offers two interesting raw materials:

  • Quince wax -protects the slowly ripening fruit and also your skin. A very rarely used substance.
  • Quince seed extract from the core of the fruit. It has the gift to bind moisture. As an extract soothe and smooth the skin.

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

  • Quince seed extract helps your skin to retain moisture, perfect for a dry and/or dehydrated skin.
  • Quince wax protectively envelops the fruit, transferring this same ability to your skin for gentle and effective protection and strengthening your skin’s natural barrier.
  • Soothing and cooling, and leaves your skin soft and smooth, with the refreshing aroma of quince.

Who is Quince?

  • The quince is closely related to apple and pear. It is also belongs to the rose family.
  • It originates from the Middle East, from where its route into the Mediterranean area and with the help of the Romans brought it across the Alps and to the medieval monastery gardens of Europe.
  • For thousands of years it has hardly been altered by growers and therefore it has retained much of its original wild fruit character.

How does quince fruit get into our products?

Quince wax and quitztensamen

Quince wax

Organic quince from Spain are intended for juice production, however it’s a stroke of luck that Dr. Hauschka is able to get fresh press residues from an adjacent juice plant. The precious quince wax can be obtained with the aid of a particularly gentle process.

Hand processed Quince seeds

The quince seeds inside the fruit are surrounded by a slimy layer, which can absorb large quantities of water. The quince seeds are placed overnight in water, which creates a smooth, shiny texture around them. The next day, they are squeezed out by hand. This process, which was developed a long time ago by WALA/Dr. Hauschka, gently wins the valuable quince seed extract.

When does flowering, when green, when does the quince mature?

White to tender pink flowers blossom and from them develop small fruit, which already show the characteristic quince form and are hairy on the outside. As the ripening process progresses the bright yellow fruit give off a wonderful fresh scent.

Autumn is the season for Quince

The days are getting shorter, nature is slowly coming to rest, and it’s harvest time for quince. Here are two ways to immerse yourself in the season of quince.

  • Place a bowl of quince fruit on your table to enjoy their aroma for a while.
  • Then make Quince Syrup from them. Recipe below.

Quince Syrup Recipe

Quince Syrup makes a refreshing and welcome change, mixed with water or sparkling mineral water. Pour a little syrup in a cup of black tea, drizzle over a freshly baked cake or ice cream.

Quince Syrup:

  • 1 kg fresh quince fruit
  • 1 litre water
  • 250g sugar
  • juice of a lemon

Rub off the furry coating from the quince and wash. You can process the quinces with the shell and core casing, remove only the stem and the flower neck. Finely chop and bring to the boil with water. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes at low heat. Pour through a sieve and press as much of the pulp as possible. Then pour again through a fine sieve or muslin cloth so that the juice is as clear as possible.

Now let the juice boil with sugar and the squeezed lemon for about 10 minutes. Fill into sterilised bottles and close immediately.

Dr. Hauschka and Quince

Where do you meet the quince again?

Our formulas are always complex compositions of carefully coordinated ingredients. For Quince Day Cream we use hero ingredients, quince wax and quince seed extract as well as precious oils, waxes and medicinal plant extracts.

Quince in our products

Quince Day Cream

with quince wax and quince seed extract, refreshing, soothing and protective. A favourite for both women and men with normal to dry skin.

Eye Definer 01-06

with quince wax, the individual beauty of the eyes are delicately emphasised.

Volume Mascara 01-03

for enhanced lashes which includes quince wax

Quince Hydrating Body Milk

moisture-rich, rapidly absorbed, refreshing body lotion which brings lightness to your day.

Regenerating Serum for night and day

with quince seed extract, firming, moisturising and revitalises your skin.

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic 100% 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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Three-fold Nature of Human Beings, Plants and the Skin

Dr. Hauschka Moisturisers each have their own leading plant, which gives them their distinctive character, as individual as your skin.

The philosophical approach behind Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is Anthroposophy, meaning ‘wisdom of man/woman’.

Philosopher and natural scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner’s work is not for the faint hearted, however, it’s interesting to have an understanding of how this relates to the development of product formulations and the efficacy of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care preparations. Through close observation of plants in their natural environments Steiner explored the relationship between plants and people. His work revealed the healing qualities of specific plants and showed how each of their three parts is symbiotic with the human body and skin; the body’s largest organ. This concept he named ‘three-fold’.

Three parts to people

According to the three-fold image, the human being is made up of three core systems: the nerve-sense, the rhythmic and the metabolic-limb.

Three parts to plants

Like humans, plants have their own three-fold system. For a plant, however, the system is turned upside down. While in a human the nerve-sense system is found in the head, in a plant, it’s in the roots, the other way around. The metabolic-limb system is at the top of a plant in its flowers, fruits and seeds. At the centre of a plant, the stem and leaves is the rhythmic system.

Three parts to skin

Skin has three layers; the epidermis (top layer), dermis (mid layer) and subcutaneous or hypodermis (3rd and deepest layer). You would have heard of the term ‘third degree burns’, meaning all three layers of the skin.

Three-fold systems of Human Beings, Plants and the Skin
Three-fold systems of Human Beings, Plants &  Skin
Intensive skin care with Masks

Making a difference

Real health and beauty come from the inside and the outside. In its natural state, the skin is healthy and balanced. However skin condition can easily be compromised when other factors come into play; such as internal and external environmental issues, lifestyle, hormonal issues, transitions or stress. Peace of mind is beneficial for the skin as is adequate sleep, nutritious food, fresh air and exercise.

Negative effects on the skin may result in acne/ blemishes, inflammation, dry and/or dehydrated skin, premature wrinkles or simply a complexion that lacks health and radiance. At this point the natural world helps to heal. How this relates to Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is understanding the remarkable similarities between plants and the skin, so we are able to select ingredients that support particular skin functions.

Rosemary

We can take Rosemary as an example of how we look at a medicinal plant ingredient. Rosemary has few flowers, and an abundance of leaves. The leaves are the plant’s rhythmic system. We look at the effect Rosemary has on our rhythmic system: enhancing circulation, warming and invigorating.

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Dr.Hauschka Skin Care preparations contain elements of plant root, leaf and flower, so all three layers of skin are addressed.

Our preparations are developed by Anthroposophically Trained Doctors and Pharmacists in conjunction with our highly qualified Dr. Hauschka trained Estheticians. Our formulations are complex and they comprise of many elements, never one or two.

‘One violin doesn’t make an orchestra.’ 

Every ingredient that goes into a Dr. Hauschka Skin Care product has an important job to do for your skin. Whether delivering essential moisture, encouraging resilience, nourishment, protection from the environment, improving efficacy or something for the senses as well as your skin in the form of essential oils. Each element is thoughtfully selected for its particular effects and its interaction with the other ingredients in the formula.

*WALA and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care have been working with healing plant and mineral extracts since the 1930’s. This pharmaceutical and medicinal expertise joins over 45 years of pioneering work in truly holistic skin care to create the purest, most effective natural, organic and biodynamic skin care products available.

*WALA produces Dr. Hauschka skin care and make-up and WALA anthroposophical homeopathic remedies.

WALA/Dr. Hauschka biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

 

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and 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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7 Simple and Effective Beauty Resolutions

1) Drink warm water and lemon juice first thing every morning

Helps keep your skin looking clear and your eyes bright, add some organic apple cider vinegar as well. Aids hydration and digestion and helps flush toxins from the body.

Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water or herbal teas daily to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

2) Compress and Hydrate

Compress and hydrate your skin prior to cleansing with Organic Cotton Compress. This softens pores enabling a much deeper cleanse, and you’ll use your Cleansing Cream and Soothing Cleansing Milk more economically as well on hydrated skin.

Remember to complete your cleanse with 2-3 cold water splashes or a cold compress. This simple technique activates a tiny muscle beside the hair follicle ensuring any remaining dirt is washed away and your skin will reward you by feeling silky soft without harsh exfoliation.

It really is worth that extra 2 minutes, try it out for a month (skin cell cycle) and see how your skin feels and looks.

How to Compress & Hydrate video.

3) Get a good night’s sleep.

It really is beauty sleep. Try to go to bed and get up at the same time each day to support your body’s rhythms.

Use botanical actives in an oil-free formulation for your night care. Night Serum benefits all skin conditions, wake up to refreshed skin or Regenerating Serum in support of a maturing skin.

No night cream, which impedes your skin’s natural elimination and regeneration phase.

4) Incorporate relaxation and self care into your life.

Make little changes, dance or do yoga in your living room instead of watching TV. Lose yourself in a good book, a recent study found reading reduced stress by a whopping 68% and listening to music 61%.

Have a regular Dr. Hauschka Facial Treatment with a Dr. Hauschka trained Esthetician. Time seems to stand still while you immerse yourself in this ‘so much more than a facial’ treatment. Your skin looks radiant, you’re feeling calm, deeply relaxed with a sense of lightness and inner balance.

5) Go for a walk

Walk, jog or cycle every morning for 30 minutes. If you have a friend that could join in, all the better, you’ll encourage each other.

Benefits: fresh morning air, movement supports your lymph system therefore your immune system, uplifts your mood, clears your mind, increases blood circulation and oxygenation, strengthens bones and muscles, increases metabolism, increases energy levels…

6) Mask treatments

into your skin care regime to really make a difference.

Clarifying Steam Bath and Cleansing Clay Mask – Once a week deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation, follow with a Cream Mask. Then on another evening during the week, after cleansing and toning, apply Cream Mask.

Cream Masks
Revitalising Mask – our top selling mask that benefits all skin conditions, refines pores and skin looks even toned, rejuvenating, soothing and cooling for sensitivities, our ‘go-to’ mask the night before a special event and also highly recommended for post holiday sun-stressed skin.
Hydrating Mask – For soft, plumped skin treating any dryness or dehydration.
Soothing Mask – Strengthens a sensitive, red, irritated, stressed skin, also recommended for rosacea to use as a day cream as well as a mask.
Firming Mask – a warming mask using all forms of the rose, to firm and tone, to support a maturing skin.

7) Invest in a quality set of brushes

A must-have for professional application. A beautifully blended eyeshadow look comes from quality brushes and Foundation takes on an air brushed look with Foundation Brush blending application.

Look after your brushes and wash them weekly with an eco friendly gentle hand wash liquid. Always dry your brushes laying flat, preferably in sunlight, you don’t want any moisture or soap getting into the head of the brush as it will compromise the glue.

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Being Sun Smart

Should I use a moisturiser and SPF in the one product, or a moisturiser first and then apply a dedicated SPF? 

Our concern with moisturisers that include SPF is that they’re usually applied first thing in the morning, with no reapplication, giving a false sense of security. By lunchtime protection ability will be dubious. SPF protection is all about reapplication.

Many moisturisers that include SPF are not Broad Spectrum either, offering UVB protection but not UVA .

We recommend applying a high quality SPF Mineral Make-up Powder, reapplication is easy, over Moisturiser and Foundation. As SPF Mineral Make-up Powders can look a little dry, mist Facial Toner/Clarifying Toner or Rose Water to give it a more natural, dewy finish.

Alternatively for face and/or body use an entirely physical block (zinc and/or titanium dioxide) SPF Sunscreen over your usual Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser or Body Moisturiser and remember to reapply.  A true physical block doesn’t require absorption, it will protect your skin the moment it’s applied.

Sunscreens

Look For
• Active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, a physical barrier that reflects UV light rather than a chemical barrier that requires absorption.
• Antioxdants – vitamins A, C and E.
• SPF 15 to 50 depending on your skin tone and sun intensity.
• Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection. SPF rating is on UVB.
• Use lotions, NOT sprays, due to likely inhalation.
• Water-resistant for the beach or pool.

Avoid
• Retinyl palmitatem, synthetic vitamin A, due to phototoxicity.
• Oxybenzone, benzophenone, octocrylene, or octyl methoxycinnamate which may be potentially carcinogenic.
• Synthetic chemical preservatives such as parabens and methylisothiazolinone (MIT).
• Very High SPF which may contribute to a false sense of security and offers little additional benefit, see below SPF chart.
• Silicones and petrolatum which are occlusive and block pores.
• Synthetic chemical fragrance.

Sunbathing Dos and Don’ts

• Apply sunscreen before sun exposure.
• Apply generously. Low application amounts reduce protection. About six teaspoonfuls of sunscreen for the whole body is recommended by the EU as the correct amount for an adult.
• Allow sunscreen to be absorbed before putting on clothes, this will help avoid staining.
• Reapply sunscreen frequently to maintain protection, especially after perspiring or swimming, towels and sand can also rub off sunscreen and reduce its protective qualities.
• No sunscreen product gives 100% protection against UV rays. Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat.
• Remember to avoid sun between 10am and 4pm.
• Do not take the SPF to its limit, remember your reapplication times.
• Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight. Up to the age of seven, children are particularly sensitive to the sun while their skin gradually develops thicker, protective skin cells, additional use of protective clothing is therefore very important.

What about Vitamin D?

We need sunlight for Vitamin D, around 20 minutes per day, and not between 10am to 4pm.

UVA & UVB

The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). Basically, UVA rays are ageing and UVB rays burn. Overexposure to either can damage the skin. There’s also UVC – these are the shortest and strongest, but they’re absorbed by the ozone layer and don’t typically reach the Earth.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin ageing and risk of skin cancer.

UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. The intensity of UVB rays vary by season, location and time of day, with 10am to 4pm being the peak hours. Sunburned skin can cause permanent damage.

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What does SPF mean?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Sunscreens are classified by an SPF number which refers to their ability to deflect UVB rays.

SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to burn sunscreen-protected skin vs. unprotected skin. So if a person burns after 10 minutes in the sun uses an SPF 2, they have double that time before a sunburn – 20 minutes. Skin protected with SPF 15 would take 15 times longer, or 150 minutes for sunburn to occur.

Keep in mind though, the increase from 20 to 45 level SPF provides only 2.8% more UV protection.

Cover-up

Think cool baggy trousers, maxi skirts and dresses, pretty tops, floppy hats and sunnies.

After Sun Care

After Sun

  • A summertime and holiday must-have body moisturiser!
  • Vitamin antioxidants A, C and E. Wild carrot root extract is a rich source of provitamin A, vitamin C rich Rosehip extract and vitamin E is to be found in plant oils, including Jojoba Oil.
  • Moisture rich extracts of Ice Plant and Quince Seed to restore your skin’s lost moisture.
  • Cooling, soothing and deeply hydrating.
  • Calendula and Anthyllis extracts soothe sun-stressed skin.
  • Almond oil, Shea Butter and Rose Wax give the skin intensive nourishing care, protection and help your skin retain moisture.
  • Rapidly absorbed body lotion.
  • Helps your tan last longer.
  • Superb value for money given the ingredients in this quality formulation.
  • May be used on face and hands as well as body.
  • Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, dyes or preservatives.

Dr. Hauschka Quality

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

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Bath Essences

Take yourself on an aromatic journey during bathing. Our Bath Essences are also a must when you compress and hydrate your skin prior to cleansing.

VIDEO Bath Essences • Serenity, take a deep breath and immerse yourself

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences 

100ml RRP $36

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence • protective milky composition
Rose Nurturing Bath Essence  protective milky composition
Almond Soothing Bath Essence
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence
Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Spruce Warming Bath Essence 30ml limited edition RRP $18

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences invite you to pamper your mind, spirit and body in the warm water of the bath or when hydrating with compress for pre-cleansing in the basin. Intensify your experience through aromatic ‘layering’ with our Body Moisturisers, Body Oils and Body Washes and depart on a sensual journey through natural and organic fragrances.

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
Harmonises and Nourishes

Rose water, rose essential oil and rose petal extracts give this floral bath essence the surprising versatility of a rose: from a sense of gentleness through sensuality to the sublime. The harmonising bath essence soothes your soul while giving you a pleasant sense of alertness. Almond and jojoba oil leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.
Usage
Add several capfuls of Rose Nurturing Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.
Tip
Soothes and harmonises the skin as a warm face compress.
This finely aligned product with horse chestnut and horsetail extracts is based on a moor extract prepared using a special rhythmic procedure. When combined with warm water, it offers a sense of enveloping protection. Almond and avocado oil gently moisturise your skin.
Usage
Add several capfuls of Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.
Tip
Prepared as a hot neck compress, Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence is ideal for helping ease shoulder tension.

Calms and Balances
The warm scent of marzipan or a floral, fruity aroma of a Mediterranean spring? Almond Soothing Bath Essence offers the best of both worlds. The versatile fragrance seems to continuously change, sending you on a delightful journey of discovery. Experience the warm sweetness of the enveloping almond oil as it caresses your skin or the freshness of the developing fragrance that incites your desire for spring. Discover your very own special moments with Almond Soothing Bath Essence.
Usage
Add several capfuls of Almond Soothing Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence
Firms and Refreshes

The fresh scent of sun-ripened lemons combines with exotic lemongrass to create a sense of lightness and joie de vivre. The Bath Essence gently moisturises the skin with sunflower oil while lemon and lemongrass stimulate it with their toning effect. Start your day feeling fresh and full of energy.

Usage
Add several capfuls of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.

Tip
Once a week, give yourself a Lemon Bath massage while showering. To do this, simply squirt a little Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence onto a damp wash mitt. The massage with the refreshing bath firms your connective tissue and stimulates the blood circulation to you skin.

Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Refreshes and Cleanses
With carefully selected essential oils, Sage Purifying Bath Essence offers warmth and keeps out the cold – a real blessing in the winter months. It also refreshes after sport and physical exercise and has a deodorising effect. Sage foot baths revive tired, swollen feet. Used regularly, they regulate feet inclined to perspire and help make the skin soft and smooth. Compressing and hydrating with Sage Purifying Bath Essence also helps care for an oily or blemished skin.

Usage
Add 1-3 capfuls of Sage Purifying Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills. For foot baths,add 1-2 caps of Sage Bath to comfortably hot (about 40°C) water. Ideally, soak feet twice a week for 10 to 15 minutes each time.

Tips
a) When used regularly, sage foot baths help reduce hardened skin, leaving your feet beautifully soft.
b) Deodorising Foot Cream supports Sage Bath’s sweat regulating effect. For extremely sweaty feet, we also recommend using Silk Body Powder.

Spruce Warming Bath Essence
Comforts and invigorates.

If you’ve ever walked through a pine forest you will have noticed negative thoughts melt away to be replaced with a sense of peace and clarity. The intensely relaxing and revitalising Norwegian Spruce supports your circulation, helps to relieve muscle tension and has a calming, nerve-strengthening effect. Spruce Bath Essence helps to clear airways and aids deep breathing, so it’s also a perfect choice if you or the kids have a cold. Jojoba oil nourishes and moisturises your skin.

Usage
Add several capfuls of Spruce Warming Bath Essence into the stream of running water as the bathtub fills.

Tips
a) Use in the bath or in your basin water for compressing and hydrating your facial skin prior to cleansing.
b) Spruce Bath Essence has such an uplifting aroma it may also be used for home or office, pour a little into a bowl and add hot water for the aroma to disperse. Perfect aroma for Christmas time too!

Bath Essences & Compressing

An aromatic compress to relax and revive.

We also recommend to compress and hydrate your face prior to cleansing. This relaxes the skin and softens the walls of the pores to achieve deep cleansing. The skins own functions are also stimulated. A cool compress applied to the skin after cleansing closes the pores, expelling any remaining impurities, leaving you with a clearer, softer skin.  Make compress and hydration part of your daily skin care rituals.  Fay from our Discovery Centre Rozelle store says “Using a compress brings life to the skin, you’ll notice the difference with your cleansing.”

The Dr. Hauschka Organic Cotton Compress is large, please don’t cut it, as the many layers once folded help to retain warmth.

1)         Fold the compress in half and half again.
2)         Both folds to be length wise, not square.
3)         Place folded Compress into the basin of Bath Essence infused water.
4)         Squeeze excess water from the Compress.
5)         Place firstly under the chin, then wrap the face and press.
6)         Repeat twice, now your skin is prepared for using Cleansing Cream or Soothing Cleansing Milk.

Dr. Hauschka Organic Cotton Compress Kit – RRP $29

VIDEO • Foot Bath 

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic 100% natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from synthetic chemical fragrance, colours 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, cruelty free cosmetics.

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NATRUE certification Dr. Hauschka products

NATRUE has three certification levels:

1. Natural skin care and make-up (cosmetics)
The strict rules for ingredients and their processing apply. The 100% natural ingredients do not necessarily have to come from certified organic agriculture.

2. Natural skin care and make-up (cosmetics) with an organic portion
The product is 100% natural and > 70% of the ingredients come from certified organic agriculture and/or controlled wild collection.

3. Organic skin care and make-up (cosmetics)
The product is 100% natural and > 95% of the ingredients come from certified organic agriculture and/or controlled wild collection.

Product

Begin of label use

renewal of label use

level according to NATRUE:

After Sun

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Almond Soothing Bath Essence

16.09.2013

16.09.2017

Natural cosmetics

Almond Soothing Body Cream

16.01.2012

16.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Almond Soothing Body Wash

01.05.2013

01.05.2019

Natural cosmetics

Almond St. John’s Wort Soothing Body Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Balancing Teint Powder

01.02.2016

01.02.2018

Natural cosmetics

Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Blackthorn Toning Body Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Blush Duo 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Blush Duo 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Blush Duo 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Bronzing Powder

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Brow & Lash Gel

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Clarifying Clay Mask

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Clarifying Day Oil

22.12.2010

22.12.2018

Organic cosmetics

Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Clarifying Steam Bath

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Clarifying Toner

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Cleansing Cream

22.12.2010

22.12.2018

Organic cosmetics

Colour Correcting Powder 00

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Compact Powder 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Compact Powder 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Compact Powder 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Concealer 01

11.03.2010

10.03.2018

Organic cosmetics

Concealer 01 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Concealer 02

11.03.2010

10.03.2018

Organic cosmetics

Concealer 02 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Concealer 03

11.03.2010

10.03.2018

Organic cosmetics

Concealer 03 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Coverstick 01

02.05.2012

02.05.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Coverstick 02

02.05.2012

02.05.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Coverstick 03

02.05.2012

02.05.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Daily Hydrating Eye Cream

09.02.2012

09.02.2018

Organic cosmetics

Defining Mascara 01

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Defining Mascara 02

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Defining Mascara 03

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Deodorising Foot Cream

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eye & Brow Palette

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eye Balm

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Eye Definer 00

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eye Definer 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eye Definer 02

18.06.2013

18.06.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eye Definer 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eye Definer 04

01.03.2016

01.03.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eye Definer 05

15.02.2014

15.02.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eye Definer 06

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eye Revive

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow 04

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow 05

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 01

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 02

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 03

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 04

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 05

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 06

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 07

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 08

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Solo 09

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Trio

01.02.2016

01.02.2018

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Trio 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Trio 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Trio 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadow Trio 04

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Eyeshadowpalette 02

15.08.2016

15.08.2018

Natural cosmetics

Facial Toner

22.12.2010

22.12.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Firming Mask

09.02.2012

09.02.2018

Organic cosmetics

Fortifying Mint Toothpaste

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Foundation 01

15.02.2015

15.02.2019

Organic cosmetics

Foundation 02

15.02.2015

15.02.2019

Organic cosmetics

Foundation 03

15.02.2015

15.02.2019

Organic cosmetics

Foundation 04

15.02.2015

15.02.2019

Organic cosmetics

Foundation 05

15.02.2015

15.02.2019

Organic cosmetics

Foundation 06

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Foundation 07

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Hydrating Cream Mask

01.09.2016

01.09.2018

Organic cosmetics

Hydrating Foot Cream

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Hydrating Hand Cream

15.02.2014

15.02.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Kajal Eyeliner 01

18.06.2013

18.06.2019

Natural cosmetics

Kajal Eyeliner 02

18.06.2013

18.06.2019

Natural cosmetics

Kajal Eyeliner 05

15.02.2013

15.02.2019

Natural cosmetics

Kajal Eyeliner Duo 01

18.06.2013

18.06.2019

Natural cosmetics

Kajal Eyeliner Duo 06

15.08.2016

15.08.2018

Natural cosmetics

Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

16.01.2012

16.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash

01.05.2013

01.05.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence

16.09.2013

16.09.2017

Natural cosmetics

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

16.01.2012

16.01.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash

01.05.2013

01.05.2019

Natural cosmetics

Light Reflecting Concealer 00

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Lip Balm

03.02.2011

03.02.2019

Organic cosmetics

Lip Care Stick

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lip Gloss 01

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 01 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 04

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 04 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 05

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 06

15.08.2016

15.08.2018

Natural cosmetics

Lip Gloss 06 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Line Definer 00

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Liner 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Liner 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Liner 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Liner 04

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lip Liner 05

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Lipstick 01

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 01 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 03

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 03 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 04

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 04 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 05

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 06

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 07

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 07 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 08

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 09

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 09 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 10

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 11

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 12

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 13

15.02.2012

15.02.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 13 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 14

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 15

15.02.2012

15.02.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 15 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 16

15.02.2012

15.02.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 16 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 17

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick 18

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick Novum 04

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick Novum 08

01.02.2016

01.02.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick Novum 09

15.08.2013

15.08.2017

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick Novum 10

15.08.2013

15.08.2017

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Lipstick Novum 12

15.08.2013

15.08.2017

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Liquid Eyeliner 01

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Liquid Eyeliner 02

26.01.2010

26.01.2018

Organic cosmetics

Loose Powder

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Matte & Shimmer Blush Trio (Comeback)

15.02.2014

15.02.2018

Natural cosmetics

Melissa Day Cream

01.03.2011

01.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence

16.09.2013

16.09.2017

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Neem Nail & Cuticle Pen

24.01.2011

24.01.2019

Organic cosmetics

Night Serum

01.05.2015

01.05.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Quince Day Cream

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Quince Hydrating Body Milk

30.11.2010

29.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Regenerating Body Cream

04.04.2011

04.04.2019

Organic cosmetics

Regenerating Day Cream

24.01.2011

24.01.2019

Organic cosmetics

Regenerating Eye Cream

04.10.2010

04.10.2018

Organic cosmetics

Regenerating Hand Cream

01.05.2019

01.05.2019

Organic cosmetics

Regenerating Intensive Treatment

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream

04.10.2010

04.10.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Regenerating Serum

30.12.2010

30.12.2018

Natural cosmetics

Renewing Night Conditioner

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Revitalising Day Cream

22.12.2010

22.12.2018

Organic cosmetics

Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Revitalising Mask

09.02.2012

09.02.2018

Organic cosmetics

Rose Day Cream

22.12.2010

22.12.2018

Organic cosmetics

Rose Day Cream Light

22.12.2010

22.12.2018

Organic cosmetics

Rose Deodorant

01.04.2015

01.04.2019

Organic cosmetics

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence

16.09.2013

16.09.2017

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Rose Nurturing Body Cream

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Rose Nurturing Body Oil

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Rose Nurturing Body Wash

01.05.2013

01.05.2019

Natural cosmetics

Rouge Powder 02

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Rouge Powder 03

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Rouge Powder 04

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Rouge Powder Duo

01.02.2016

01.02.2018

Natural cosmetics

Sage Mint Deodorant

01.04.2015

01.04.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Sage Purifying Bath Essence

30.12.2010

30.12.2018

Natural cosmetics

Sensitive Care Conditioner

Sheer Lipstick 01

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Sheer Lipstick 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Sheer Lipstick 03

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Sheer Lipstick 04

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Sheer Lipstick 05

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Sheer Lipstick 06

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Silk Body Powder

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Soothing Cleansing Milk

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Soothing Intensive Treatment

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Soothing Mask

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Spruce Warming Bath Essence

30.12.2010

30.12.2018

Natural cosmetics

Strengthening Hair Treatment

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Tinted Day Cream

01.09.2011

01.09.2017

Organic cosmetics

Translucent Bronzing Tint

31.03.2009

31.03.2019

Organic cosmetics

Translucent Face Powder, compact

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Volume Mascara 01

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

Volume Mascara 02

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Volume Mascara 03

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics

Volume Mascara 03 (new)

01.03.2017

01.03.2019

Natural cosmetics

Volume mascara 04

30.11.2010

30.11.2018

Natural cosmetics with an organic portion

NATRUE certification guarantees:

  • Truly natural and organic ingredients
  • Sustainable production processes
  • Environmentally-friendly practices
  • No synthetic chemical fragrances, colours or preservatives
  • No silicones or petrochemicals
  • No irradiation of end products or herb ingredients
  • No GMOs

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How is a new Dr. Hauschka product created?

Careful development
Stir together the ingredients, test, done? The development of new Dr. Hauschka products is far from that simple. We take our time and work in large teams when developing every single skin care and make-up product. Once the idea for a new product has been conceived, it is about finding the best possible formulation for it. A formulation in which the individual components are aligned with one another, like in a work of art. One that is more than just the sum of all its individual components.
Who is the target group for the new product? Which packaging works best for it? Is it even possible to obtain the raw materials we want for the formulation in the high quality and quantity we require? And are the desired raw materials safe? With so many questions, where should we even begin? Ideally with the idea for the right ingredients. Our developers give great consideration to this matter.
Their work could be compared to that of an artist using a paint palette and combining the colours to form brand new shades. It is only possible to achieve a good overall composition if the individual shades are in harmony with one another. When composing a formulation, the developers introduce themselves to the people for whom the product is intended. After all, they are developing the product to meet their needs.

Some of the medicinal plants required are cultivated in our medicinal herb garden and on our Demeter farm, the Sonnenhof. We also procure further organic raw materials with the assistance of the raw material buyers from our subsidiary naturamus. The staff in the scientific departments analyse each of the raw materials to ensure that they meet our high quality standards, are well tolerated and comply with legal requirements for cosmetics and natural cosmetics. Sometimes, we even start by researching a new raw material so as to fully understand it.

At the same time, the Packaging Procurement department searches for a suitable container for the new product. Doing so is extremely challenging as we do not use any synthetic preservatives in our natural skin care and make-up. Many of our products require airtight packaging that protects them from the light. For the highly sensitive, purely aqueous Intensive Treatments, we have even developed a special spray head that only allows sterile-filtered air into the container. Normal ambient air would affect the product’s shelf life. Sometimes, however, the packaging is determined by very simple user needs. For instance, the trays in our Eye & Brow Palette are different sizes. This is because experience has shown us that users tend to get through far more of the light shade than the dark one.

These users also test newly developed products before they go on the market – but only after these have already been tested by our Dr. Hauschka estheticians and have passed the tolerability tests. The assessments and comments from these voluntary testers are extremely important to the development team, which may further adapt the formulation based on them. After all, the same rule again applies: customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

An interview with Marie Calas

Group Head of Cosmetics Development at WALA (Dr. Hauschka) on the development of Regenerating Hand Cream and what makes Dr. Hauschka Make-up special

   

Ms Calas, you work with a team of 10 people to develop the formulations for new Dr. Hauschka products. From where do you get the ideas for these?

Marie Calas: It differs greatly. Some ideas come from the Marketing department, some come from us. Whatever the source though, the users’ needs always come first. For instance, we frequently had people tell us that they wanted more support at night-time. We responded to this by developing Night Serum as the third night care step.

What is the average turnaround from the idea to the finished product?

That depends. If we are just talking about how long it takes to implement a product idea, then the answer is about three years. However, if we are also talking about finding new raw materials for the new product, you can add a further two to three years to this.

So it can take up to six years to develop a new Dr. Hauschka product! Why does it take so long to find new raw materials for the formulations?

To find something, I have to consider specific questions and be open to the answers. That is not something you can plan for. Once we have selected a plant, a lot of hard work begins. This often starts with growing the plant. It is therefore easier if we have chosen plants that grow locally. We try to grow the plant in cooperation with our medicinal herb garden. Harvest time comes and we start to conduct our tests on the little plant material available to us. Our colleagues obtain extracts from the new plants, which we use in our formulation. We look at whether or not it works. Then we have to wait a full year for the next harvest. That is why it takes so long. Incidentally, we have to use the basis of the product, for example the cream base, to form a bridge between the plant and the user. To do this, we need to understand the language of both the plant and the skin.

The cream base acts as a bridge between the plant and the user? The language of the plant and the skin? Can you elaborate with an example?

Let’s take Regenerating Hand Cream. At the start of the development process, we sat down and considered the needs of the people who we envisaged buying the product, or their skin. The regenerating products are aimed at people with mature skin. In other words, people upon whom life has left lasting impressions. These impressions are increasingly visible in the skin, for example in the form of wrinkles, as the vitality and regenerative ability dwindle with age. As a result, the protective function is weakened and the skin becomes thinner and more sensitive. The skin tells us this. We have to meet its needs through the formulation and look for the perfect ingredients for it. Which plants or minerals can best support mature skin and meet its needs? Which ingredients in the formulation best reflect our idea? And which cream base best transfers the plant’s effects to the skin? It is only later that we try to develop the formulation in the laboratory.

Which ingredients did you find were best for mature skin?

The guiding principle for the regenerating skin range comes from red clover. This is a species of clover that we are familiar with from our local meadows, which grow lush and green. Red clover clearly represents vitality and renewal. Its energetic growth is not even slowed when it flowers. There is one other special feature that makes it the perfect plant for revealing the individuality of people with mature skin. Red clover leaves bear an individual white pattern. Every clover plant has its own pattern, its own personality. Red clover can act as a model for a mature, vibrant personality.

Is red clover the only medicinal plant in Regenerating Hand Cream?

No. The red clover is supported by bryophyllum and quince seed extracts. Both of these stimulate renewal and moisture processes. Attention also has to be paid to the protective aspect. In this regard, heat-permeated fatty oils are beneficial. We refer to these as thermal oils. One example is macadamia nut oil. However, fruit oils from plants that concentrate fatty oil in the juicy fruit rather than in the dry seeds are also important for mature skin. Examples include olives and avocados. In addition to their protective and caring properties, fruit oils also bear the vitality of the fruit. This is naturally perfect for Regenerating Hand Cream.

Thermal oils? That sounds unusual. Can you explain?

To a certain extent, fatty oils are representative of their environment. In many cases, the chemical composition enables us to tell whether the oil plants grew in an area where they were exposed to particularly high levels of light or heat. In the Tropics, a plant experiences more heat; in the Nordic regions where summer days can last up to 22 hours, they naturally experience more light. These qualities are stored in the oil and analytically detectable. They benefit people through the composition of the cosmetics. We use several different oils in our formulations in the same way as you would use different colours for a painting or sounds in music. It is all about the composition.

When you talk about product development in this way, it sounds like the work of an artist. Do scientific findings actually play a part?

Oh yes. I genuinely regard the process of development as an artistic process, but also as one that involves a great deal of intuition. However, intuition is not without basis. This is something that is often misunderstood. True intuition requires a lot of work and knowledge. This naturally includes scientific training and extensive knowledge of the ingredients used. At WALA (Dr. Hauschka), many people are involved in phyto-chemical research and analysis. The knowledge obtained by our colleagues provides us with the foundations we require. It completes the picture when we are trying to understand a plant. Scientific research is a piece of the puzzle in an overall context; nothing more, nothing less. As such, we have a great deal of knowledge. However, our wealth of knowledge then has to take somewhat of a back seat. Intuition is the moment when we are working on a project and the answer to something suddenly comes to us, as if out of nowhere. For example, the idea for a plant comes from a wealth of knowledge that was no longer at the forefront of our minds. However, this wealth must still be created and developed.

After selecting the ingredients for the formulation, what were the next steps in developing Regenerating Hand Cream?

We moved on to composing the ‘work of art’ from the carefully considered ingredients. Developing hand care products is generally challenging. On the one hand, they need to be rich, moisturising and protective, while on the other hand, they have to absorb quickly and not leave a greasy film. This is precision work and requires a lot of experience. The first versions of Regenerating Hand Cream that we developed were far too rich and therefore sticky. We developed about 100 different formulations to eventually obtain the perfect result. As a developer, you have to cope with the fact that 99 percent of all attempts are unsatisfactory.

Did you select specific ingredients for the Dr. Hauschka Make-up products like you would for the skin care products?

Of course. After all, the Dr. Hauschka Make-up range is to all intents and purposes the fourth skin care step after cleansing, toning and moisturising. The regulating ingredient, anthyllis, can therefore be found in almost all of our Make-up products, just like it is in almost all of our facial care products. For the same reason, many of the Make-up products for the complexion contain an extract of refining witch hazel. And in the eye make-up products, eyebright (euphrasia) soothes the area around the eyes. Rose, quince… a whole array of supportive medicinal plants are found in the Make-up range. One last very special example is the cane sugar used in our Volume Mascara.

Cane sugar in the Volume Mascara? So, candied lashes?

Yes, sort of. To create volume with the Volume Mascara you need something to coat and shape the fine lashes. We chose cane sugar, and are possibly the only ones who use this ingredient for this purpose. If any form of sugar is used, it is usually beet sugar. But we consciously opted for cane sugar. This is obtained from the energy-packed, green leaves and stalks of the sugar cane. Unlike the sugar beet, this grows above ground, in the light, and is therefore far better suited for the eyes.

What products would your team like to develop?

Recently, the developers were all given the opportunity to spend a year working on not only the jobs from the Marketing department but also a product idea of their own. This produced some very different and very interesting results. This was extremely important. We have to constantly re-assess our possibilities and step outside our comfort zone. That is not just a question of developing formulations.

Has the Marketing department adopted any of your ideas?

Yes, but we cannot yet reveal which product that it.

Is there anything natural and organic skin care can do that conventional skin care cannot?

It is more the other way around. I think that natural skin care and make-up can now offer everything that conventional products advertise. However, natural and organic skin care are also ecologically and socially sustainable.

From the idea to the product: the development process

A large team comprising staff from various departments is involved in the development of each new Dr. Hauschka product.

1) Marketing

The idea; the identification of a human need

2) Development

Define the right ingredients Develop the formulation

3) Medicinal herb garden

Try to grow new plants

4) Raw materials purchasing and development

Check the availability of raw materials

5) Analytics

Quality assessment of all raw materials

6) Scientific department

Safety and quality assessments on the raw materials Is compliance ensured with the NATRUE criteria and Cosmetics Regulation?

7) Packaging Procurement

Find the right packaging

8) Dr. Hauschka estheticians

Advice, initial tests

9) Voluntary human testers

And finally user tests

 

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