Started by a Germany-based doctor in 1967, Dr Hauschka’s nature-inspired skincare range was born from its founder’s background in natural medicines. The perfect combination of natural substances and scientific research, these skincare ingredients can go head-to-head with their lab-grown counterparts without sacrificing on results.
From plants extracts that are grown in the brand’s own medicinal herb garden to wild herbs sourced from other sustainable and organic cultivation projects, these natural ingredients might just be your new skincare saviours.
Derived from a tropical tree known as Indian Lilac, neem has been used for centuries to treat many skin conditions. It’s great for treating dryness and irritation, and it’s rich in vitamins and minerals that will boost your skin and nail health. It’s also both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so helps to prevent infections.
Found in: Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil
A powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and emollient, sandalwood can help to soothe irritation caused by skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It can feel cooling on the skin so is great for soothing sunburn, and is high in antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals which cause age-related damage.
Found in: Lavender & Sandalwood Body Cream
As a natural astringent with antiseptic and antibacterial properties, lemongrass is often found in bath and care products. It’s also often used in aromatherapy as its powerful citrus scent can help to relieve stress, anxiety, and headaches.
Known for its healing properties, arnica is traditionally used to treat bruising, but can also benefit sprains and muscle pains. It works by increasing circulation, which reduces inflammation and speeds up the healing process.
Found in: Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil
Packed with omega-6 fatty acid, borage is amazing for strengthening the skin’s natural moisture barrier and treating skin inflammations like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It can also help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and can be used on acne-prone skin since it’s light and non-greasy.
Found in: Soothing Mask
Witch hazel can be applied to the skin to treat anything from itching and swelling to burns and insect bites. It contains a high concentration of tannins – astringent molecules which help to reduce swelling, repair damaged skin, and fight bacteria.
Found in: Clarifying Toner
Like most clays, loess clay has the ability to absorb excess oil and impourities, so reduces the appearance of clogged pores and blackheads, and works to reat congestion and breakouts. Unlike thicker, heavy clays, loess clay contains silt, so has a lighter, thinner texture that feels more comfortable on skin.
Found in: Clarifying Clay Mask