The Dr Hauschka Way
“When we developed these unconventional skin care products, we naturally felt like rebels.” Elisabeth Sigmund
In a world barely aware of the natural product concept, Dr. Hauschka skin care products were ahead of their time and bravely innovative when they launched in 1967. The brand was founded on the concept of a biodynamic cosmetics company with a truly conscious culture. This mission to be in tune with nature is embedded through the brand’s daily practices, ingredient sourcing and manufacturing methods. And it finds its ultimate expression in each and every Dr Hauschka skincare product. In sync with German manufacturer WALA, Dr Hauschka’s founder Dr. Rudolph Hauschka started developing natural medicines as early as 1935. For many years, he considered launching his own skincare range to complement his range of medicines. It was not until he met Vienna-born cosmetologist Elisabeth Sigmund that he realized this dream. They worked together to develop stable cream bases without chemical/synthetic emulsifiers and created mixes with natural essential oils. Elisabeth’s experience taught her that skin possesses its own powers of nurture and regeneration, and has different needs at different times of day. For example, her research revealed that during the day the skin needs moisturizing waxes and oils to protect it from the elements, while at night it needs to breathe to regenerate. The first Dr Hauschka natural cosmetics were launched in 1967, and the spiritual DNA of these first products is still alive as the brand celebrates 50 years of leadership in sustainable biodynamic skincare. Since 1967, no Dr Hauschka Skin Care product has ever been tested on animals. Combining a holistic sensibility with sensuous floral and herbal ingredients, Dr. Hauschka skincare simply and luxuriously cooperates with skin, rather than fixing or fighting. The brand also produces colour cosmetics using 100% pure mineral pigments combined with nourishing plant oils, so that gorgeous skin can be beautifully enhanced. After 50 years of gentle development, today Dr. Hauschka is a planet-friendly company that will transform both your thinking and your appearance. By choosing to become a brand loyalist, you’re making a socially responsible decision that comes with an added benefit – a more beautiful you.
Elisabeth Sigmund with motorcycle about 1935.
Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream A true classic to nourish, calm and moisturise normal, dry and sensitive skins.