Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you
While you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Covering the skin with moisturizer 24 hours a day sends a signal to sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin that becomes dependent on moisturizing products just to appear "normal."
A Dr. Hauschka regimen allows the skin to carry on its important night work. Balanced healthy skin needs nothing more than cleansing and toning before bed. Dr. Hauschka Rhythmic Night Conditioner is a water-based formula infused with rose essential oil and dynamic plant extracts that supports renewal and balances oil production. Use it for 28 days, mirroring and supporting the skin's natural cycle of regeneration to encourage a return to a healthy, balanced complexion. Like treats like
Though it might seem counterintuitive to apply oil to an oily complexion, it's actually the most effective solution. The skin knows whether it's sufficiently protected, producing more of its own oil when skin is dry and less when it's balanced. Drying, soap-based products and oil-free acne treatments can rob the skin of its defenses, leaving it vulnerable and triggering the sebaceous glands to produce even more oil. Dr. Hauschka's Normalizing Day Oil provides a light, clean layer of pure plant oils and botanical extracts that calm the skin's oil production while helping to heal and soothe blemishes and irritation.
On the other end of the spectrum we have Moisturizing Day Cream, the activating daily moisturizer that provides hydrating protection in a light, fast-absorbing formula. If we treat dry skin with rich, heavy creams or oils we effectively trick our skin into believing it's been producing too much of its own oil. In response it will decrease production, perpetuating the dry skin cycle. Moisturizing Day Cream is light enough that the sebaceous glands are called upon to gently increase oil production, but provides enough nurturing moisture to prevent dryness and damage. Over time, the skin will regain its balance and be better able to fend for itself. Stop Scrubbing-your skin is not the bathroom floor.
"Keep it clean." That's step one in any healthy skin care regimen. It's common knowledge that dirt and impurities can cause breakouts and clog pores. Not so commonly understood is how easy it is to damage your skin by over-cleansing, scrubbing, or using harsh drying or exfoliating products.
We want to remove excess dirt, oil and makeup without disturbing the skin's natural line of defense-the balance of oil and water on its surface layer known as the acid mantle. Soaps, scrubs and exfoliants can strip your face of this natural protection, resulting in dry, irritated skin and premature signs of aging. Dr. Hauschka's exclusive "press and roll" cleansing method gently removes excess dirt and oil while protecting the skin's natural defenses and stimulating healthy lymph flow. This encourages and supports healthy skin, resulting in a clear, radiant complexion Ingredients matter . . . and quality ingredients matter most.
Every ingredient that goes into a Dr. Hauschka Skin Care preparation has an important job to do. Whether delivering essential moisture, encouraging resilience, improving efficacy or adding natural, therapeutic fragrance, each ingredient is carefully selected for its particular effects and its interaction with the whole composition. Hauschka manufacturer WALA Heilmittel has been studying and working with healing plant and mineral extracts since the 1940's. Over the decades they've developed an in-depth understanding of the way certain plants mirror specific skin functions and the manner in which each plant interacts with the skin to stimulate and support health, balance and beauty. Their pharmaceutical expertise joins over thirty-five years of pioneering work in holistic esthetics to create the purest, most effective natural skin care preparations available.
We rely exclusively on healthy, ecologically and socially responsible sources for our ingredients. WALA Heilmittel supports sustainable, ecologically sound agricultural practices by obtaining as many of their ingredients as possible from certified Biodynamic and organic sources. Biodynamics is a holistic, sustainable form of ecologically responsible agriculture that predates the organic movement. WALA owns and operates its own Biodynamic garden and farm, which provides a number of the ingredients used in its healing remedies and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care line. In fact, the vast majority of ingredients in the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care line are from Biodynamic and organic sources, and not a single ingredient comes from an organization involved in animal testing. Our Eco-conscious packaging and natural botanical preservatives help keep products fresh without the use of chemical additives. In this way, we're able to maintain the vitality of our Biodynamic and organic plant ingredients, delivering their nurturing, supportive qualities directly to you.
The BDIH is a federal association German manufacturers of drugs, supplements, cosmetics and personal care products whose "Guidelines for for Natural" are among the most selective in the world. Dr. Hauscka's line of holistic skin care is 100% Certified Natural by the BDIH, and we're proud to display their "Certified Natural Cosmetic" seal on our packaging. This seal assures customers of the purity and authenticity of the natural products they purchase, and is awarded only to products that conform to the following standards:
Organic and Biodynamic plant ingredients
Exclusively non toxic processing methods
No animal testing
Socially responsible business practices Not All Facials Are Created Equal.
Want to experience a treatment that will redefine your expectations for facials forever? The key lies in balance and rhythm, and Dr. Hauschka signature face and body treatments are designed to restore both.
Dr. Hauschka estheticians use rhythmic, caring touch to guide you to balance and serenity, supporting skin health by calming the mind, supporting circulation, and strengthening immunity by stimulating lymph flow. With the select botanical blends of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care preparations and the power of therapeutic touch, Dr. Hauschka estheticians are able to support long-term health of the skin and bring forth your own inherent radiant beauty. Your Skin is Smart.
Smarter than it's often given credit for, that's for sure. Our skin has an absolutely amazing ability to balance and heal itself, responding constantly to changes in our internal and external environments. It needs a little help along the way, like protection from overexposure to harsh elements, or support when it gets thrown out of balance by illness or stress. The key is to encourage and strengthen your skin's own natural self-healing processes. Rather than suppressing symptoms or interfering with the skin's natural rhythms, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care respects the skin, supporting its return to balanced health.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care draws on centuries of herbal healing wisdom, combining traditional approaches with modern pharmaceutical processes to create gentle yet effective natural skin care products that work with the skin holistically to return it to it's natural, self-sufficient state. Dr. Hauschka knows that your skin is smart, and respects its ability to regulate, protect and renew itself with the proper care. The Dr. Hauschka approach to skin care results in the undeniable glow of true and lasting beauty. Rhythm is the Key . . . to Health and Vibrancy.
What does rhythm have to do with skin care? That question goes to the heart of the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care story. In the 1920's Dr. Rudolf Hauschka asked his mentor Rudolf Steiner the ever-challenging question:
"What is life?"
"Study rhythm," Steiner replied, "Rhythm carries life."
This deceptively simple answer was the inspiration behind Dr. Hauschka's life work. As he observed the world around him he could see life gains its form from the rhythms of nature. He noted, for example, the way in which the vitality of plants ebbs and flows with the rhythms of passing time, the sap rising and falling with the rhythmical motions of the sun and moon. He saw the power of nature's rhythms on all living things, and realized that life itself was in constant rhythmic flux. He envisioned a way to use nature's rhythms to transfer the vital life forces of plants to substances he could use as healing medicines without the use of alcohol or artificial preservatives. This "rhythmical process" became the basis for his healing remedies and later for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care.
Hauschka's colleague and pioneering esthetician Elisabeth Sigmund recognized the importance of our skin's natural rhythms, too. She recognized the 28-day cycle of renewal by which the skin was constantly recreating and balancing itself, and saw the connection between this rhythm and the rhythmic cycles of the moon. Her unique skin care methods involved rhythmic, healing touch to stimulate lymph flow and support health. The signature Dr. Hauschka "press and roll" cleansing method, for example, is a rhythmical regimen that supports skin health by gently removing dirt and oil while stimulating lymph flow, all without compromising the skin's protective layer. Together with Hauschka, she developed therapeutic preparations to support the natural, rhythmic functions of the skin.
Rhythm is at the heart of our work at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. Healthy rhythms create a state of balance, encouraging a return to health and bringing forth a radiant beauty. From our Biodynamic growing and harvesting methods to our unique processing, products and signature treatments, rhythm remains the key.
We encourage people to reconnect with their own inner and outer rhythms, to establish healthy patterns in their lives and, of course, to care for their skin with a daily holistic skin care regimen. Steiner's words continue to inspire us to this day. "Rhythm carries life," indeed; in recognizing and respecting our rhythms we can learn to heal, restore and return ourselves to a state of ultimate well-being.