Natural. Ethic. Sustainable. These are all buzz words that in recent years, many brands have been adopting to describe not only their product ranges but their approach to production. There is however, a brand that has been not only using but putting these words into practice for over 50 years.
Dr. Hauschka is one of the original natural beauty brands with over 50 years of experience as a pioneer of 100% natural and certified organic cosmetics. The brand has a long history of producing medicinal standard skin care using the very best ingredients that work with the natural rhythms of your skin.
This New Year, if you are looking to make the transition to more natural formulas or commit to making your beauty routine more sustainable, discovering Dr. Hauschka is a great place to start. Here are 5 key facts about the brand that may make you want to give them a try:
1.100% natural and nothing else
Every product in Dr. Hauschka’s range is 100% natural and where possible certified organic. This means all of their products are free from silicones and PEG, as well as synthetic preservatives, dyes and fragrances. Since it was founded the brand has been 100% cruelty-free and their products have never been tested on animals. Although their focus is on 100% natural ingredients, over 70% of their product range is also vegan.
2.They are certified by NATRUE
NATRUE is the highest standard of certification that can be accredited to cosmetics brands in Europe. It is NATRUEs mission to protect and promote natural and organic cosmetics to the benefit of consumers worldwide. As one of it’s founding members, Dr. Hauschka has helped to define the high standards set by NATRUE. At least 75% of all the individual products within a brand’s range must be compliant with NATRUE’s Standard in order to use their seal. The 75% rule creates a high benchmark for producers and helps to keep greenwashing out of the cosmetics industry. All of Dr. Hauschka 160 products are accredited by NATRUE.
3.They understand your skin
Through years of research and a unique understanding of the skin’s rhythms and natural regenerative instincits, Dr. Hauschka have developed a range of cosmetics that not only supports but nurtures the skin’s natural processes. Dr. Hauschka’s core belief is that our skin knows how to look after and renew itself. Cosmetics can but should not take these tasks away from it. This is why each of their products has been carefully formulated to work with your skin rather than for it, this helps to support your skin’s natural strength resulting in a healthier and happier complexion over time.
4. Ethichal sourcing is a priority
As a NATRUE-certifed brand, Dr. Hauschka ensure that all of the ingredients used within their products are ethically and sustainably sourced. The brand has it’s own medicinal herb garden which is bio-dynamically farmed, located at their head office in Eckwalden, Germany. When not using the highest-quality ingredients from their own garden, Dr. Hauschka work with established fair-trade partnerships across the globe to source the highest quality ingredients at the best prices for their partners. Alongside supporting numerous fair-trade projects, Dr. Hauschka have also keeped to create them. They were the first brand to source organic Mango Butter from a farming project created by their founding company, WALA. They have also worked with the World Health Organisation to establish sustainable rose plantations that offer local farmers an alternative to growing opium.
5.Their products are award-winning
Here at BeyondBeautiful, we have loved Dr. Hauschka products for many years, and we are not alone. Dr. Hauschka’s unique formulas have been winning awards for decades. Most recently, their classic Rose Day Cream, a cult-hero and favourite product of many Make-up Artists, was shortlisted in the “Best Day Moisturisier” category at the Top Sante Beauty Awards. In addition, their recently launched Regenerating Intensive products have picked up accolades from the highly competitive Get The Gloss Awards and the esteemed team at the Beauty Bible.