Dr Hauschka creates natural and authentic beauty products that support the skin's natural functions and helps restore and maintain balance. Dr Hauschka Skincare harnesses the power of wholly natural plant ingredients, where possible using biodynamic agriculture techniques - which incorporate the rhythms of nature - to ensure maximum potency and efficacy of product formulations, never using synthetic fragrances, colours or preservatives. The full range is Natrue organic certified and not tested on animals. As one of the original natural beauty brands, Dr Hauschka has been incredibly innovative in developing natural products before they became fashionable, motivated purely by a genuine desire to align the health and care of the skin.
Dr Hauschka skincare line was created in 1935 by German chemist Dr Rudolf Hauschka and cosmetologist Elisabeth Sigmund. Dr. Hauschka had met Rudolf Steiner in 1924 at an anthroposophical summer conference, and was heavily influenced by his philosophies regarding the rhythms and cycles of nature. Dr. Hauschka believed this also applied to skincare, and felt products should allow skin to function as it should, assisting and supporting rather than taking over. Realising that for a truly holistic approach, they needed to know the origins of their ingredients, they began cultivating land adjacent to their headquarters. This practice continues today, using biodynamic and sustainable farming methods to grow over 150 different plants.
Dr Hauschka uses only 100% natural ingredients and never synthetic fragrances, colours or preservatives. Pure plant extracts are still created in water rather than alcohol, so as to not affect their purity, potency or effectiveness. Any ingredients sourced externally are subject to strict criteria, in order for the finished products to be Natrue certified. Dr Hauschka dedicates considerable amount of time and research into the development of every product, using biodynamic agriculture that follows the rhythms of nature and also unique processes to obtain water-based extracts of medicinal herbs which remain stable without the use of alcohol, and to make the herbal essences for Dr Hauschka products which contain all the vitality of the plants.