- products are certified natural, containing the highest-quality plant and mineral ingredients
- every ingredient is carefully chosen based on its individual effects on the skin, as well as the way it interacts with other ingredients
- every plant’s origin is carefully researched, making sure it comes from an ecologically and ethically sound source
- packaging is carefully designed and manufactured to enure products free of artificial preservatives
My initial impressions are that this is not skin care for the lazy and/or those not wanting to follow instructions to the letter. I may fall into one of those categories. The cleanser contains almond meal, amongst other interesting things, and you are supposed to roll or press it into your skin. Not rub or scrub, which I found myself doing as this kneading my skin wasn't making sense to me. The texture is quite different - kind of like washing your face with cooked oatmeal. You also need to remove your makeup prior to using the cleanser, as this cleanser will not do that. My skin definitely felt soft afterwards.
My favorite from the set has been the toner, which has a strong herbal smell that I associate with the few other German skincare products I've tried. I'm also intrigued by the normalizing day oil. which is supposed to balance oil production while protecting skin. It can be counter intuitive to use oils on oily skin, but I am becoming a convert to this philosophy. Only a drop or two is needed - when I used more than that it did stay on top of my skin and felt oily. I haven't used it long enough to see if it really does make a difference, but I think the small container will last quite a while given how little has to be used. I'll report back once I'm done if it made a difference.
I'm intrigued by this skincare line and do think it has some unique products with quality ingredients. At this point, the two I'd consider purchasing are the toner and normalizing oil, as I'm just not sure the others perform better than other cleansers or masks I've tried. I got my set from beauty.com for $24.95.
Have you used any Dr. Hauschka products? What were your impressions?
Disclosure: I bought this.