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.

Paula Style - - Beauty -

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.

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