Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on January 9, 2008
Winter. Snow flakes. Roaring fires. Hot cocoa. And Santa, of course. Well, that’s the fantasy anyway. The reality? Dry skin. Chapped lips. Nasty colds. And localized flooding. (Or maybe that’s just our offices.) Fear not, itchy, flaky & sniffly ones. Luxury holistic skincare brand, Dr Hauschka is coming to the rescue with their winter must-have products that will keep you looking and feeling your best during this punishing season.
Founded in 1967, Dr Hauschka is a German holistic skin care company that believes beauty can be drawn from the healing, therapeutic properties of plants. They rely exclusively on ecologically and socially responsible sources for their ingredients, obtaining many from certified Biodynamic and organic sources. “Biodynamics is a holistic, sustainable form of agriculture that dates all the way back to the 1920s. It takes into account everything from the cycles of the moon and stars to the soil, plants, animals and people, with the ultimate goal of making each garden or farm a healthy self-sustaining ecosystem.” But their holistic approach extends beyond ingredients. They encourage Biodynamic farming in developing countries, support international fair trade and their iconic packaging is all eco-friendly. Natch.
But back to the product. Dr Hauschka already enjoys a huge following in Europe. I’ve been a huge fan since my London days. But don’t just take my word for it: Kate Moss loves the Rose Day Cream; Anne Hathaway swears by the Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15; Madonna likes the Translucent Face Powder; and Jennifer Aniston recommends the entire line to friends and friends-of-friends.
Here’s what they’ve got:
Neem Nail Oil pen: Features the antibacterial, anti-fungal and healing qualities of neem leaf, as well as soothing chamomile to soften cuticles and fortify soft or brittle nails, promoting healthier and stronger growth. Perfect for keeping in your purse.
Hand Cream: Features bryophyllum plant to hydrate and replenish the skin while nurturing plant oils and beeswax protect and soothe. Best of all, it leaves no oily residue.
Rose Day Cream: Soothes and protects dry and sensitive skin. Four rose ingredients calm as they nurture and moisturize the skin while avocado extract soothes red and irritated skin. The rich and luxurious formula seals in moisture and protects from the cold and drying weather. It’s easy to see why this is the brand favorite, it’s very nourishing.
Eye Contour Day Balm: The therapeutic combination of plant oils, extracts and beeswax strengthens elasticity and smoothes wrinkles while reducing puffiness and irritation. It locks in moisture and protects the delicate eye area skin from the elements of winter weather all day long.
Lip Care Stick: Nourishing plant waxes help prevent chapping, heal damage and lock in moisture while providing a soft, natural shine. Gentle ingredients keep lips healthy without causing dependency. Because there’s nothing worse than being addicted to balm.
Rosemary Foot Balm: The ideal treatment for cold, clammy feet; bentonite clay and silk powder join rosemary extract to keep feet warm and dry. You feet won’t believe their luck.
Finally, in addition to the luxury skin care, Dr Hauschka is launching Holistic Home Remedies — a new line of homeopathic medicines. The Remedies line offers eight homeopathic medicines in the categories of Cold & Flu, First Aid and Women’s Health.
Despite the adorable packaging, here’s hoping you won’t need these.