Celebrate with Dr Hauschka: 50 Years Fabulous – Christmas Present Heaven!
Those festive celebrations are drawing closer and if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, or if you’re looking for last minute gifts that will really be appreciated, check out the fabulous Dr Hauschka beauty products at Greenlife. 2017 marked their 50th anniversary, with even more wonderful creations being added to the in-demand body care, hair care, and make-up that’s just flying off the shelves. Oh yes, this is big!
Elisabeth Sigmund and Rudolf Hauschka revolutionised the cosmetics industry when their skin care creations first hit the shelves in 1967. What was this? Beauty products, made using flowers and things? That’s exactly what it was; this pair of ‘natural skin care rebels’ worked together to formulate products that unleashed the power of nature. They used extracts from medicinal plants, high quality waxes and oils, and other ingredients found naturally - ground almonds, silica, and brine. This was subversive, extremist … profound. But boy, it was what women wanted.
So what’s the fuss about? It’s quite simple – Dr Hauschka products do exactly what they say they’ll do, plus they’re 100% natural; no chemicals, no artificial dyes, fragrances or preservatives. They’re kind to your skin and body, restoring, regenerating, and nourishing. Think of it as a nurturing hand rather than something that completely takes over your skin’s natural tasks. And because it’s all so natural, the smells are just amazing; Dr Hauschka takes you by the hand and leads you skipping and dancing through summer meadows, along babbling brooks, in the shade of high hedgerows, up into the clear air of the mountains and back down again, tripping through sun dappled beech woods and on into dark winter pine forests; along the way your senses are arrested by a myriad of utterly gorgeous fragrances.
Most of the raw ingredients are grown in medicinal gardens on a biodynamic farm in Germany. These guys love to work in harmony with the natural rhythms of nature - a time to reap and a time to sow, and they were practising sustainability before the word was even invented! They use only natural compost, an in-house water system, and green electricity. So it’s kind to the planet as well!
Dr Hauschka Skin Care follows the 3 step principal of cleanse tone and moisturise, supported by an intensive treatment once or twice a week. Soothing Cleansing Milk, Clarifying Toner, day oils and moisturisers (oh my, the Rose Day Cream! Divine! Rose water, marshmallows and almond oil – need I say more?!). There’s a cooling Eye Revive for those of us who spend hours at a computer (fennel, chamomile and black tea), velvety lip balms (beeswax, shea butter and calendula), Tinted Day Cream (avocado, almond, rose wax) for an even sun-kissed glow, a night serum that glides on to your face leaving a faint scent of apple blossom and witch hazel behind. The Intensive Treatments suit all ages (daisy, nasturtium, chicory, and gemstone extracts – rhodochrosite, black tourmaline and peridot); try the Clarifying Clay Mask or a Firming Mask, and then there’s regenerating creams and serums, hand creams, body cream. If you don’t know where to start try one of the kits (they make great presents too!).
A plethora of heavenly essences will delight your senses when you use Dr Hauschka Body Care; lemon grass, lavender, rose, spruce, sage; how could you ever leave? Rub in some Blackthorn Toning Body Oil, Quince Hydrating Body Milk, Rose Nurturing Body Cream, or use the Silk Body Powder with cooling gentian and oak extracts (great as a dry shampoo or a gentle deodorant too 😉). Use Dr Hauschka Hair Care to strengthen, invigorate and restore silkiness to lack-lustre locks; I love the Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic; it uses neem leaf extract, arnica, birch bark, rosemary, borage and horse chestnut, and it makes my hair shiny and swishy and more manageable.
Dr Hauschka Deodorants are free from aluminium chloride so they don’t block your pores; they won’t stain your clothes either – and oh yeah, mmm, they have just a subtle fragrance of rose or sage mint. And there’s more! Silky soft hand creams and oils with neem, apricot kernel, chamomile and anthyllis to protect and strengthen nails and cuticles; hydrating and deodorising foot creams.
And the Make Up! A staggering 80+ products, all of them 100% NATURAL! Foundation in 7 shades made with pomegranate, macadamia nut and coconut oils to hydrate and protect; loose powder to reduce oily shine to give a soft and fresh look, Bronzing Powder for a sun-kissed glow. A Light Reflecting Concealer to enhance colours and contours; eye pencils that almost slink on, made with anthyllis, quince wax and shea butter. Eyeshadows called lapis lazuli, rubellite, sapphire and jade, that highlight and reflect, adding sparkle to eyes. Mascaras that define and add volume, with eyebright and beeswax to soothe and protect those delicate fluttering lashes. Lip liners, and 18 sumptuous lipstick shades with names like hollyhock, bee orchid, paeony, and rosebay.
Sit back and browse our online store or come and soak up the vibrant Xmas atmosphere in our shop in Totnes; our beauty expert Tori will be happy to help if you’re not sure what to buy.