Ingredients Glossary

Please select a letter to obtain more information about the ingredients of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products. In case of conflicting information the formulas stated on the packaging take precedence.

 

English name Contained in Declaration (INCI) Description

BABASSU OIL

  • Ice Plant Hand Cream
Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil The babassu palm is native to Brasil. It was used as oil producing plant in Europe only starting in the 19th century. The oil is a light, nutty-smelling and durable fat, similar to palmkernel oil and coconut oil. Babassu oil is used in tropical countries as edible fat. In Brasil it is also used for wound-healing on the skin.

BEESWAX

  • After Sun
  • Coverstick 01-02
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Defining Mascara 01_x001F_-03
  • Eye Balm
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Hand Cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Gloss 00-06
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liner 01-05
  • Lipstick 01-19
  • Lipstick 20 (Look 2019/2)
  • Liquid Eyeliner 01&02
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream Complexion
  • Regenerating Day Creme
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Sheer Lipstick 01-06
  • Soothing Mask
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Volume Mascara 01-03
  • Volume Mascara 05 (Look 2019/2)
Beeswax (Cera Alba) This is a wax obtained from ecological beekeeping. For skin care the melted wax of the honeycomb cells are used. It protects and cares for the skin. Organic beekeeping is essential to contribute to the protection and survival of honeybees, which are essential for the ecosystem and biodiversity on earth. This is a wax obtained from ecological beekeeping. Organic beekeeping is essential to contribute to the protection and survival of honeybees, which are essential for the ecosystem and biodiversity on earth.

BENTONITE

  • Concealer 01-03
  • Deodorising Foot Cream
  • Foundation 01-07
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Ice Plant Intensive Cream
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Liquid Eyeliner 01&02
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Revitalising Mask
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Mask
Bentonite The natural clay mineral bentonite can take up a lot of water and thus stabilise emulsions.

BENZYL ALCOHOL

  • Component of essential oils in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care
Benzyl Alcohol Benzyl alcohol is a declarable fragrance. It is found for instance in jasmine, laburnum and cloves. In Dr.Hauschka Skin Care benzyl alcohol is never added as an isolated substance. Where present it is always as a component of natural essential oils.

BENZYL BENZOATE

  • Component of essential oils in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care
Benzyl Benzoate Benzyl benzoate is a declarable fragrance. It is found for instance in jasmine and ylang-ylang. In Dr.Hauschka Skin Care benzyl benzoate is never added as an isolated substance. Where present it is always as a component of natural essential oils.

BENZYL SALICYLATE

  • Component of essential oils in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care
Benzyl Salicylate Benzyl salicylate is a declarable fragrance. It is found for instance in the ylang-ylang plant. In Dr.Hauschka Skin Care benzyl salicylate is never added as an isolated substance. Where present it is always as a component of natural essential oils.

BERRY WAX

  • Ice Plant Hand Cream
Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera The Chinese lacquer tree is native to China and India. Its Berries are covered in a layer of wax, which protects the Fruits from external environmental stress and reduces the loss of moisture.

BETAINE

  • Nourishing Hair Conditioner
Betaine Betaine is a natural constituent of sugar beet. It assists the surfactant substances in shampoos. Betaine is not comparable with cocamidopropyl betaine which is listed in many allergy warning cards.

BIRCH Bark, Extract

  • Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic
Betula Alba Bark Extract The graceful birch is a native of Europe. It was one of the first trees to colonise the areas exposed as the glaciers receded after the ice age. The astringent action of the birch bark extracts produced by our own special process strengthen the skin and scalp.

BIRCH Leaves, Extract

  • Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
Betula Alba Leaf Extract Birch is one of the first trees to sprout leaves in spring. This can be seen as a new beginning and as a process of internal and external cleansing. The leaves of the birch have a resinous aroma. They are dried and extracted with oil by our own process. The oil assists the excretory function of the skin.

BLACK COHOSH Extract

  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract Black Cohosh, also known as Fairy Candle, belongs to the Buttercup family. In flower, the shrub can reach human proportions, growing to a height of 1.5 to 2 metres. Its rhizomes survive the winter, and it is these life-bearing rootstocks that are processed. They are much appreciated in particular during the phase of change surrounding the menopause. The Black Cohosh extract in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products is prepared using our own special rhythmic process.

BLACK TEA Extract

  • Blush Duo 01-03
  • Blush Duo 04 (Look 2019/2)
  • Bronzing Powder 01
  • Brow & Lash Gel 00
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Compact Powder 01-03
  • Defining Mascara 01-03
  • Eye & Brow Palette 01
  • Eye Definer 00-06
  • Eye Definer 08 (Look 2019/2)
  • Eye Revive
  • Eyeshadow 01-05
  • Eyeshadowpalette Duo 01 (Look 2019/2)
  • Eyeshadow Trio 01-04
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liner 01-05
  • Liquid Eyeliner 01&02
  • Loose Powder 00
  • Stone Pine Seasalt Cleansing Gel
  • Volume Mascara 01-03
  • Volume Mascara 05 (Look 2019/2)
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Extracts of the black tea native to Asia have proved their value over and over again as skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory and strengthening compresses. The extract of black tea in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products is prepared using our own special rhythmic process.

BLACKTHORN Blossoms, Extract

  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
Prunus Spinosa Flower Extract Blackthorn blossom is the first wild fruit blossom of the year. An oily extract of its dried flowers warms and fortifies. The blackthorn blossom extract in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products is prepared using our own special process.

BLACKTHORN Fruits, Extracts

  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
Prunus Spinosa Fruit Extract Blackthorn fruits do not ripen until after the first frost. They contain tannins and plant acids, as well as many vitamins and antioxidants which lend the skin a healthy bloom. The blackthorn fruit extract in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products is prepared using our own special rhythmic process.

BLACK TOURMALINE

  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
Tourmaline Black tourmaline is particularly rich in iron. It centres and promotes boundary-forming.

BLUE TOURMALINE (Indigolith)

  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
Tourmaline Tourmalines are highly valued as gemstones. Blue tourmalines are relatively rare. In gemstone literature they are said to support the processes of inner maturing.

BORAGE Extract

  • Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic
  • Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic
  • Revitalising Mask
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
  • Soothing Mask
Borago Officinalis Extract The blue-flowering borage is an annual which belongs to the Boraginaceae family. It contains tannins, mucilages and silicic acid. These enable it to strengthen and soothe the skin. The borage extracts used in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are prepared using our own special processes.

BORAGE SEED OIL

  • Regenerating Eye Cream
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil An especially high-quality oil which is rich in gamma-linolenic acid is pressed from the small, dark seeds of the well-known spice plant.

BRINE OF BAD BENTHEIM

  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
Water (Aqua), Mineral Salts For centuries a brine rich in minerals has been extracted in the German spa town Bad Bentheim and used for moisturising and enhancing the skin.

BRINE OF BAD DÜRRENBERG

  • Saltwater Sensitive Toothpaste
Water (Aqua), Mineral Salts The brine from Bad Dürrenberg on the river Saale in Germany was formed thousands of years ago in natural stone caves. Although its main component is common salt it also contains many other minerals, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. Together with sea salt it stimulates salivation and re-mineralises.

BRYOPHYLLUM Extract

  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream Complexion
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Serum
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Leaf Extract The bryophyllum plant can survive for long periods without water. It stores and provides moisture. The bryophyllum extracts in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are prepared using our own special rhythmic processes.

BUCKWHEAT Extract

  • Soothing Mask
Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Leaf Extract Buckwheat was introduced to Europe from Asia by the crusaders. Hence its synonym Saracen Corn. Buckwheat is cultivated as a cereal, for fodder and as a thicket for wild birds. It is a slender annual with an erect, reddish stem and triangular leaves. Extracts of buckwheat are rich in secondary plant substances which are produced by the plant as active compounds. These protect the skin, strengthen the cells and have revitalising properties.

BURDOCK Root, Extract

  • Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil
  • Nourishing Hair Conditioner
  • Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic
Arctium Lappa Root Extract Burdock roots are a traditional ingredient in hair care products as they support the metabolism of the scalp, relieve itching and prevent split ends. The burdock root is valued generally for its blood-supply enhancing and strengthening properties. The burdock root extracts in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are prepared using our own special processes.