There are some classic products that everyone has heard of or tried and the Dr Hauschka Rose Day cream falls in to that category. Dr Hauschka themselves are one of the pioneering natural beauty brands, the origins of which can be traced back to the 1930’s. The founder Dr Hauschka, was inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner (founder of Weleda) and Anthroposophy a way of looking at human beings holistically; body, mind and spirit. His wife trained the first Dr Hauschka estheticians and the brand now has a complete range of skincare, body care and make up on offer that has stood the test of time. The range is certified natural by Natrue (read more about the certification here) and uses many organic or biodynamic ingredients in their formulas.
I actually tried the Dr Hauschka Rose day cream over ten years ago now, when my skin and my approach to skincare was still quite different. It was one of the most written about natural beauty products and of course the natural skincare offering was then much smaller than it is now, so it made sense that I tried it. Sadly, at the time I didn’t feel it worked for my skin as it was slightly too rich, but I did use the Rose Day cream light* for a few years and loved it. Ten years later and with winter approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to try this cult classic again.
Dr Hauschka Rose Day cream* (£30.50 for 30 ml) – The first thing you notice when you squeeze this nurturing cream out of the tube, is the exquisite rose scent, in fact this whole product is packed full of so many rose based ingredients. You have rose water, extracts of wild rosehips, rose wax and the precious rosa damascena oil. The texture is very creamy and rich, you can tell that this is a cream with a high plant oil content and it has ingredients that are great for dry skin such as avocado oil and shea butter as well as beeswax which can help protect skin against the elements such as the cold.
The Dr Hauschka Rose day cream is formulated specifically for dry, redness prone skin. The Dr Hauschka skincare philosophy is that skin doesn’t need a moisturiser at night, rather that you use a water based product called the rhythmic night conditioner or nothing at all, but I must admit I never quite embraced that part of their routine and use this at night time too when I feel I need it. The cream when left to sink in for a few minutes makes a lovely base for make up. According to Dr Hauschka, using this product just in the day, the tube should last three months. The finish on the skin is dewy and glowing, if you already have combination or oily skin this would probably be far too rich for you, but mature, dehydrated and dry skins will enjoy the extra nourishment this product brings.
As the cold weather approaches I will be reaching for this more and more, but for now I have just been using it when I feel my skin needs something a little extra. It doesn’t have to be applied all over the face, in fact I often just concentrate on my problem areas such as my cheeks as those have a tendency to dryness. It also makes a delicious mask, perfect for bringing the skin back in to balance after a period of illness or if you can been in a really cold climate. The product comes in a aluminium tube, very light and easy to travel with.
I am really pleased I gave this product a second chance, it really does go to show that what the skin needs changes over time and sometimes it can be good to revisit products again. Are you a Dr Hauschka fan? Which are your favourite products?