Dr. Hauschka Q&A

Apr 27, 2024

You might have spotted Dr. Hauschka’s all-natural range in shops, or heard about this innovative skincare product, and want to know more. Here is everything you need to about Dr. Hauschka’s globally renowned brand.

1.     Is Dr. Hauschka a German brand?

Yes, Dr. Hauschka is a German company that has stayed true to its ethos of natural skincare products using biodynamic, fair trade, and sustainably produced ingredients since 1927. Dr. Hauschka is now distributed to more than 40 countries.

2.     Is Dr. Hauschka a natural product?

Yes, Dr. Hauschka is a 100% certified premium natural and organic cosmetics. All Dr. Hauschka products have been awarded the NATRUE seal as certified natural cosmetics. They are free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, mineral oils, silicones, and PEGs.

3.     Why is Dr. Hauschka good?

Dr. Hauschka is committed to natural, holistic skincare through its use of high-quality ingredients and focus on ethical and sustainable practices. Dr. Hauschka users appreciate the brand’s effectiveness in addressing various skincare concerns while promoting overall skin health and well-being.

4.     Where are Dr. Hauschka products made?

The brand still works on the same piece of land that Rudolf Hauschka bought in the late 1950s in Eckwälden – an agricultural region in southern Germany at the foot of the Swabian Jura. Many of the company’s production steps are still carried out by hand.

5.     Which Dr. Hauschka products are vegan?

The majority of Dr. Hauschka’s ingredients are of vegetable origin, with stearic acid and other fatty ingredients obtained only from plant materials. Dr. Hauschka does offer a wide range of vegan products which are labelled as such, including vegan shampoo, day cream, toothpaste and many more. However, not all Dr. Hauschka products are vegan as certain products contain ingredients originating from the animal kingdom. These include:

  • beeswax, propolis wax, honey
  • milk sugar
  • silk powder
  • lanolin
  • carmine

6.     Does Dr. Hauschka use palm oil?

Palm oil is only used in the manufacture of Dr. Hauschka Coversticks 01 to 03, however, all palm oil used is sustainably sourced and ethically produced. Dr. Hauschka is fully aware of the ecological and social challenges associated with some plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia, which is why the brand does not procure palm oil from South-East Asia. Dr. Hauschka uses organic palm oil from South America produced in compliance with strict specifications on green production, taking into consideration various environmental protection aspects.

7.     Does Dr. Hauschka have parabens?

No, Dr. Hauschka has always deliberately refrained from using synthetic preservatives such as parabens and phenoxyethanol. For NATRUE-certified natural cosmetic products like those of Dr. Hauschka, only a few naturally occurring preservatives are allowed, including benzoic acid and sorbic acid.

8.     Why do some of the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products contain alcohol?

A water-and-alcohol mixture is used as an extraction medium for many of the herbs used in skin care. Alcohol is therefore found in many Dr. Hauschka products as it helps the brand to dispense with synthetic, chemical preservatives.

9.     Does Dr. Hauschka test on animals?

No, as an ethically responsible company, Dr. Hauschka has never carried out animal tests on its cosmetics, nor have any animal tests been carried out on behalf of Dr. Hauschka since its inception. Within the scope of the biodynamic cultivation of medicinal plants and the brand’s controlled organic Demeter farming, Dr. Hauschka treats animals and the planet in a humane, sustainable, and responsible manner.

10. Is Dr. Hauschka good for ageing skin?

Yes, Dr. Hauschka has developed the Dr. Hauschka Regenerating and Regenerating Intensive ranges which use different skin care concepts to address the constant maturing of the skin. The ranges address hydration, sensitivity, elasticity, and barrier function developed for each mature age group.

11. What celebrities use Dr. Hauschka?

Many celebrities use Dr. Hauschka as their daily skincare routine. Notable celebrities who use the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream include Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts and Kylie Minogue. Natural beauty Julia Roberts is often cited as a big Dr. Hauschka fan after she revealed that Rose Day Cream is one of her beauty essentials. Jennifer Aniston herself has often referred to the Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm as being her absolute favourite.

Find out more about the Dr. Hauschka range and why it’s such a globally renowned skincare range.

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