Alcohol in Dr. Hauschka cosmetics
Why do some of the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products contain alcohol?
A water/alcohol mixture is used as extraction medium for many of the herbs used in skin care. Alcohol is therefore contained in many Dr. Hauschka products too. It also helps us to dispense with synthetic, chemical preservatives.
Where does the alcohol in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products come from?
In Dr. Hauschka Skin Care we use alcohol in the form of ethanol. Ethanol is obtained through alcoholic fermentation of organic grains and is also found in all alcoholic beverages.
Can the alcohol in the Dr. Hauschka skin care products dry out the skin?
An aqueous alcoholic mixture is used as an extraction medium for many of the herbs used for skin care. Alcohol is therefore contained in many Dr. Hauschka products too.
It is increasingly claimed that the drying effects of alcohol make it unsuitable for sensitive and dry skin. However, these statements largely have a historical basis. In the past, high-proof facial toners and tonics were used to cleanse the skin thoroughly by means of application on a cotton wool ball. When used in this manner, some of the skin’s natural oils are removed by the alcohol contained. This weakens the skin barriers and can dry out the skin.
Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner is not used to cleanse/wipe the skin but is instead directly spritzed onto the face and only lightly dabbed in. The alcohol contained can therefore have the desired toning effect and then simply evaporate as a result of body heat without removing oils from the skin. Even the alcohol in Dr. Hauschka Day Creams does not dry out the skin. Here, it is embedded in an overall formulation made up of multiple nurturing and moisturising ingredients and is a tried-and-tested cosmetic ingredient in the concentrations used.
Dr. Hauschka facial care without alcohol
Dr. Hauschka body care without alcohol