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Dr Hauschka Skincare Routine

I promised my friend, Alex Byrne, that I would try her recommended skincare routine using Dr Hauschka products. Alex is a top makeup artist (you can see some of her work here) and I first worked with her about ten years ago. I’m pretty sure she was the first makeup artist to introduce me to one of Dr Hauschka’s cult products, the Rose Cream. The Rose Day Cream is a brilliant, rich cream that works wonders on dry skin – perhaps a little too rich for combination T-Zones, and definitely too rich for breakout-prone skin! (There is a lighter version, too, actually – find it here – but I still prefer the original!) It’s great, though, for prepping tired skin before makeup application. Massage it in thoroughly about fifteen to twenty minutes before you start putting on your foundation and it seems to create a smooth, plumped-up base.

Anyway, fast-forward ten years and Alex is still proclaiming the benefits of Hauschka – she wants me to give up my usual routine for a month and use the products shown in the photograph above. A rinse off cleanser (or “roll” off, actaully, as you’re supposed to roll and press the product over the skin), a toner and the Rose Day Cream. Now, you know me – I can’t live without some kind of exfoliation, and so I have a feeling that I won’t even last it out a week, but I am interested to see what such a simple routine will do for my skin. I’m especially looking forward to the little Lavender ritual that Alex has suggested – adding a few drops of the Lavender bath oil to my water so that cleansing becomes more of a luxurious treatment. Nice touch!

The Lavender Bath is here if anyone fancies trying this along with me! I’m going to be starting my testing on Monday, once all of my Zest Beauty Awards testing has finished. (I still have about fifty products to get through, though luckily I am familiar with most of them already.)

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56 comments

  1. i used the cleanser a few years back & was surprised at how nice it was…however, it is so hard to keep from wanting to rub it all over your face like a scrub!

  2. I’ve heard loads about Dr H. but have never tried it. Rose creams though are a favourite of mine, so I’m looking forward to finding out how you do with this new regimen.

    Ali

  3. I hate the smell of the cleanser! It makes me feel sick

  4. This should be VERY interesting because I too can’t imagine not exfoliating: you have hooked me onto exfoliating on a regular basis instead of just a couple of times a year. I love rose, I love lavender: match made in heaven. But a whole month of this experiment? You are one brave and dedicated woman! ;)

  5. I live in Germany so I can get Dr. Hauschka (incl. facials) next door. The cleanser is a staple for me (love the smell of grain). And I wanted to love the rose cream but after a while my dry skin has a layer on it and dries like hell below. But another staple from the line so-called “Augenfrische”, a relief for the eyes within 10 minutes.

    • Oooh, I shall have to try that! x

      • Hi Ruth,

        you definitely should! The “Augenfrische” is such a relief if you’re allergic to pollen or if you have to stare at a computer monitor the whole day and your eyes need a rest. Might also be handy for the lovesick ones amongst us that have been crying a lot.
        I use it sometimes at bedtime and leave the pads on like an eye mask and fall asleep with them.

        The Tonic is part of my regular scincare regimen, I’ve already run through so many bottles throughout the years!

        Another good product is the face oil for oily and acne inflamed skin. It says to be used in the morning, but I’ve always used it at bedtime. (You just can’t put makeup over a layer of oil!) It has helped to calm down the skin and help it heal.

        In general these are no instant wonder products, they do their good work over time!
        Everyone travelling to Germany should keep their eyes open for Dr. Hauschka, it’s cheaper here!

        Have a nice week,
        Sihouette

  6. I really enjoyed Dr. Hauschka! A friend and I went to get full facials and treatments from a woman specializing in the line. Amazing! Some of the smells and textures were new, but I guess that’s what you get with all natural products. One tip I have: Follow the application directions! It is a real treat taking the time…They really emphasize never scrubbing. And it all still worked well for me. The lavender bath is just wonderful too!

  7. I like to try something new, but using that for a month without use any other product…GOD

    I dont know if you can do it eheheheheh

    Huge kiss
    Joana

  8. Hi Ruth! I love Dr. Hauschka Lavander Bath, it’s very relaxing and a few drops in a hot bath do wonders for a headake! I use the lavander body lotion too and it’s just gorgeouse… but I don’t like (at all) the rose creme (I had the light version), it breaks me out like crazy and makes my skin extra oily… I’d love to know how you’ll get on with it! :)

  9. Good luck with the new ‘regimen’, I’m sure you’ll crack before your first week without exfoliants, ha! Just letting you know that I have been very happy with the results I’ve had from using the Liquid Gold (skin smooth, glowing and supple), but my mom who’s recently started using it didn’t have the same great results (really no big improvements on skin tone/texture). Would you happen to have any tips or tricks on how you normally use it so it’s most effective?

    Also, I’m very interested on seeing a post/video on balm cleansers – a world relatively unknown to me.

    X

    • Is she using it neat, or moisturising afterwards? I use it neat, every two or three nights. If Glycolic doesn’t work for her, she could try products with retinol – I’ll be talking about those soon! x

  10. Hey! I’ve worked with people trained in Dr Hauschka over the years and they all say that the(ir) principles on exfoliation are that using a clay mask (and theirs is the best [‘pure’ clay] I’ve ever used! *have tried many many* a good one to apply with a brush) should be enough – general guidelines would be once a week. I have to say that although I’ve never been in a position to afford the whole regime for any amount of time (my skin is sensitive acne prone and generally mental)it really did help balance and tone the skin, I personally didn’t miss the exfoliation – the masks I couldn’t have done without and the rhythmic ampules were so very beneficial on my skin when it seemed to be unable to heal. Very purifying is the overall way I would sum up my experience though I don’t know if that was psychological! The oils were great, bath oils especially – the lemon and lemon lemongrass wonderful for when very fatigued or over everything! Quince cream was fantastic for me – especially under make up. I could go on..! Try a Dr H facial at some stage pre or post your trial if you can it may help put things in place for your review – plus the added bonus is having a little treat for your feet! Bon chances!

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