The magic of biodynamic beauty
Many of us are becoming increasingly mindful and sophisticated when it comes to the ingredients we put into and onto our bodies.
he nutrition hyperawareness of recent times - which has put saturated fat, sugar and gluten on the unwanted list - has seeped into the beauty space. Now we’re looking closely at the ingredients list of our skincare products, aware that what goes onto our skin gets into our systems. Consequently, organic beauty products are gaining ground in the crowded marketplace. And some product ranges go a step further by offering specialised, biodynamic formulations that are not only organic, but in tune with nature. Biodynamic methods date back centuries. They involve the practice and philosophy of using the rhythmic influences of the sun, moon and planets to create a thriving ecosystem. In the skincare world, nobody knows more about biodynamic beauty products than Dr Hauschka. So how do biodynamic principles apply to skincare? Dr Hauschka’s botanic scientists believe that working in tandem with Mother Nature produces the most potent herbs and plants, harvested at their peak, which yields skincare formulations that perform beyond expectations. When we apply this vital and nutrient-rich product directly to our skin, our appearance responds. Celebrities from Kate Moss to Cate Blanchett have bought into the biodynamic trend using products such as Dr Hauschka and say their skin is softened, smoothed and revitalised. Those who use biodynamic products also add that they improve skin conditions by working with the skin to re-establish its natural balance. Dr Hauschka skincare appeals to those seeking an organic and sustainable alternative to conventional anti-aging products as well as those sensitive to synthetic ingredients. Each and every biodynamic ingredient in Dr Hauschka products contributes to the overall effect. As much as possible, Dr Hauschka obtains raw materials from biodynamic or controlled organic and sustainable partnerships around the world. They source organic shea butter from Burkina Faso at 10 times the world market price of nonorganic shea butter; their organic castor oil comes from responsible producers in India; and roses are sourced from organic gardens in Ethiopia, Turkey and Afghanistan. Working alongside the World Hunger Organisation, Dr Hauschka’s sourcing team offer support and expertise to around 700 farmers who now farm organic skincare ingredients as an alternative to opium cultivation. There is a growing tribe of consumers who are concerned about issues regarding the origin of products and are prepared to spend extra dollars to make a conscious choice. Choosing healthier skincare products is part of this surge towards a more sustainable and responsible planet. Switching to Dr Hauschka not only looks after the balance in your skin, it supports the balance in your life.