The ingredients of the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care are mainly of plant origin. Glycerol, stearic acid or other fatty ingredients are also obtained only from plant materials.
However, for some Dr. Hauschka products ingredients of animal origin are used. Among other ingredients originating from animals are beeswax, lactose, propolis, honey, royal jelly, silk powder, lanolin and carmine as a colouring agent in our make-up. Accordingly, not all Dr. Hauschka products are vegan.
As at February 2019
The following Dr. Hauschka products do not contain any animal ingredients:
Clarifying Clay Mask
Clarifying Day Oil
Clarifying Steam Bath
Eye Make-up Remover
Soothing Intensive Treatment
Melissa Day Cream
Revitalising Day Cream
Soothing Cleansing Milk
Regenerating Body Cream
Eye Definer 00, 01, 02, 04, 05
Light Reflecting Concealer 00
Almond Soothing Body Cream
Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil
Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil
Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil
Neem Nail & Cuticle Pen
Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic
Quince Hydrating Body Milk
Revitalising Leg and Arm Tonic
Rose Nurturing Body Oil
Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Sage Mint Deodorant
Spruce Warming Bath Essence
Strengthening Hair Treatment
In most of our face care products bee products are used. For that reason the variety of vegan face care products is not that large. Bee products are important ingredients, which have not only skin caring properties, they are also able to moisturise the skin and protect it against external influences. Bee products are very skin-compatible and have important galenic properties. As an example, to gain an intensive face cream it is necessary to use ingredients which support the consistency of the cream. For the natural cosmetic sector the bees wax provides the best properties.
Plant waxes gained from candelilla or carnauba are often mentioned as an alternative plant wax. Generally the substances are nearly the same, but they provide different skin-properties. The wax from candelilla or carnauba has a much higher melting point and has a harder texture than beeswax. Therefore the plant waxes provide a different care effect for the skin. From an anthroposophic point of view beeswax shows an unique warmth quality and more vitality as a plant wax due to its animal-derived origin.
Since we have consciously decided to use animal-derived ingredients where it makes sense for the skin, it is of particular importance to us to treat the animals in a responsible way and secure a species-appropriate keeping. Therefore, for example, we use solely regional organic beeswax sourced from ecological beekeeping based on the strict requirements of controlled organic beekeeping.
Furthermore we are keeping honey in the WALA medicinal plant garden in Eckwälden for many decades. Our garden is cultivated biodynamic following Demeter regulations. Bees with all their species are very important as pollinators and play an indispensable role in ecosystems.
Dr. Hauschka Quality
Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
We don’t test on animals