I’ve known the Dr Hauschka brand for a long time, but I’ve never really had the chance to really test it. Today, I give you a little overview of the brand.
Dr Hauschka, the history of the brand
Rudolf Hauschka innovated in the medical field. He developed the process of producing natural medicines without using alcohol as a preservative, a real revolution in the environment.
Rudolf Hauschka had already thought a long time about a line of cosmetics to complete his pharmaceutical range. But it was only thanks to Viennese Elisabeth Sigmund, who created her own cosmetics from WALA products, that her ideas took shape. The cosmetologist, who was living in Stockholm at the time, went to Eckwälden and worked with medical experts to develop facial care formulas. Together, they have developed stable cream bases, without chemical or synthetic emulsifiers, and created fragrances based on natural essential oils.
In 1967, the market saw the arrival of the first skincare products and in 1971, Elisabeth Sigmund was already the first beautician of the company.
“When we developed these unconventional skin care products we naturally felt like rebels.” Elisabeth Sigmund
As in the past, the Dr Hauschka Cosmetics always feels bound to the pioneering spirit inherent in the time of its foundation : in 1999, the company launched a complete range of make-up based on natural substances and whose compositions do not not only in terms of make-up but also in terms of care. In 2009, Dr Hauschka launches a new range of specific care, Dr.Hauschka Med.
Dr Hauschka wishes to propose formulas inspired by nature with clean compositions : without perfumes or dyes, synthetic preservatives, mineral oils, silicones and PEG. The products are not tested on animals. In addition to this, the company is committed to sustainable development. In fact, the natural rhythms and strength of raw materials that are full of vitality and unpolluted are at the basis of all Dr. Hauschka products.
Dr Hauschka : my test & review
I have tested three products of the brand and here is what I can tell you.
This milk gently removes impurities and makeup. For the most sensitive skin, it can be used as the only basic cleansing care for the morning and evening. It prepares the epidermis at the following stages. Its composition based on anthyllide, jojoba oils and sweet almond preserves the natural hydrolipidic film of the skin.
Its texture is extremely pleasant and soft with the skin. Once rinsed, you will not have skin that is tight. This cleansing milk is perfect for cleaning the skin. You know that for several years, I mainly use milks that I complete with a foaming cleanser. This one does the job well and has the aromatherapeutic olfactory side characteristic of Dr Hauschka.
With these warm notes of sandalwood and relaxing notes of lavender, this body lotion pampers your body and mind. This product contains several precious oils such as macadamia nut, apricot kernel and avocado. The soft and velvety skin regains its comfort.
Unlike other natural and organic brands, the formula is quickly absorbed by the skin without requiring much effort. The texture is enveloping – perfect for this time of year. Its scent is more pronounced with lavender, so if it’s an olfactory note you do not like, steer yourself to other fragrances of the brand. Personally, I go to use it at night because the lavender will promote relaxation and make it easier to fall asleep.
Night Serum is part of Dr Hauschka’s non-greasy night care program that allows the skin to breathe freely while stimulating its natural processes of cell renewal. It helps the skin to revitalize itself and regain its natural balance. Its composition of apple blossom and apple supports the skin in its nocturnal regeneration rhythms. It also calms and relaxes with its soothing fragrance. Thanks to the combination of energized extracts of medicinal plants, it strengthens the skins in lack of hydration. Result : a skin rejuvenated, a radiant complexion of freshness upon waking.
During application, this serum instantly melts on the skin and leaves no film. It’s the most impressive texture I’ve seen so far. It disappears completely in the epidermis. It is therefore perfect for skin that does not support layering, such as those prone to perioral dermatitis for example.
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