Dr. Hauschka

Our ingredients

Each and every one of the ingredients in our products contributes to their overall effect. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. We also adhere to the highest quality standards.

This page tells you more about the individual ingredients: where they come from, why we use them and what functions they perform in our products.

Marigold

Marigold

Raw material profile

Sometimes with lots of ringlets and sometimes with only a few; crescent-shaped or resembling little hooks: the seed-like dried fruits of marigolds (Calendula officinalis) have a broad range of appearances and give the medicinal plant from the Compositae family its German name ‘Ringelblume’ meaning ringlet flower.More

Concealer ingredients

The Concealer creates an even complexion in two ways. The product base uses avocado oil and shea butter to richly moisturise the skin. Marigold essence is formative and structuring. Carrot extract revitalises the skin. The Concealer with mineral pigments comes in three shades to gently conceal minor blemishes or any signs of tiredness around the eyes.

Why is marigold used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

Marigolds impress with their unbelievable vitality. As soon as they have formed a bud at the top of the first stem, further stems with buds grow from the leaf axils. More stems then grow from the leaf axils of these secondary stems and so on and so forth. The marigold’s love of repeat flowering is simply unquenchable. It blossoms until the first frosts, neglecting its root development while doing so.More

Marigold extract
Marigold extract
Shea butter
Shea butter
Avocado oil
Avocado oil
Carrot extract
Carrot extract
Concealer

Concealer

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All Concealer ingredients
Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Mica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*, Coumarin*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Bentonite, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Utramarines (CI 77007), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).

*component of natural essential oils

Every year as we start the marigold harvest at sunrise, we are newly delighted by the sea of flowers that lies before us. It takes four hours to pick all the flowers in a field. If the weather is excellent, by the end of this period, the first new blossoms have already started to open up on the side of the field where we started the harvest! And by three days later at most, we can start picking the flowers again. This cycle continues for four to six weeks, during which we harvest the plants twice a week. Marigolds blossom tirelessly.

Bernhard Klett
Managing Director of the Sonnenhof, WALA’s Demeter farm

Origin, cultivation and processing

The organic marigolds used in Dr. Hauschka products are grown only a kilometre from WALA on the Sonnenhof, the company’s own Demeter farm. At harvest time in June and July, Wala employees meet Sonnenhof staff in the field at sunrise.More

Marigold - Dr.Hauschka

The marigold follows the course of the sun: its flowers open at daybreak and close again at sunset. This calendar-like movement in time with the sun led to the scientific name Calendula, from the Latin ‘calendae’ meaning the first of the month.

Marigold - Dr.Hauschka

Marigolds take control of their area: their roots secrete a substance that drives away nematodes, tiny worms that feed on roots. Organic gardeners therefore like to plant marigolds as a form of natural pest control.

Marigold - Dr.Hauschka

Bumblebees love to sleep in marigold flowers. If you take a look at these in the early morning, you will find sleepy insects inside.

Marigold

Raw material profile

Sometimes with lots of ringlets and sometimes with only a few; crescent-shaped or resembling little hooks: the seed-like dried fruits of marigolds (Calendula officinalis) have a broad range of appearances and give the medicinal plant from the Compositae family its German name ‘Ringelblume’ meaning ringlet flower. Thought to originate from the Mediterranean, this annual plant germinates extremely reliably and has strong, resinous stems that grow up to 70 centimetres tall and are covered in felty hairs. It delights us with its bright yellow and orange flowers from June to well into October. What we regard as a single marigold flower is actually made up of over a hundred individual petals. Simple tubular petals in the centre are surrounded by a crown of ligulate ray florets. When blossoming exuberantly, the marigold sometimes even develops inside the tubular petals of individual ray florets.

Marigold is one of the best medicinal plants. Its inner substances include flavonoids, triterpene alcohols, essential oils and carotenoids, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and calming, as well as soothing mucilages.

Marigold

Origin, cultivation and processing

The organic marigolds used in Dr. Hauschka products are grown only a kilometre from WALA on the Sonnenhof, the company’s own Demeter farm. At harvest time in June and July, Wala employees meet Sonnenhof staff in the field at sunrise. They carefully pick every single flower head by hand in order to obtain a high-quality harvested product. The heads have to be twisted off the furry stems in such a way that no stem residue remains on their underside. No automated harvester could work with this level of precision.

The freshly harvested flower heads are then processed in three ways. Firstly, some of them are sent directly to Bad Waldsee and the WALA subsidiary SaluVet, some 100 kilometres away. There, the employees use a special rhythmic WALA procedure to obtain an essence from them. The extract is obtained using a cool mixture of water and alcohol. Secondly, some of the flower heads remain at the Sonnenhof and are carefully dried using warmed external air at temperatures constantly below 40°C. A rhythmic WALA procedure is also used to obtain an oil extract from the dried marigolds. This is mixed with warm peanut oil at a temperature of 37°C (human body temperature). For the third production process, the Sonnenhof employees harvest the entire blossoming plants, including both the stems and the flower heads. WALA employees then create pressed juice from these. Unlike the plant extracts, the freshly pressed juice contains the full, undiluted character of the energy-packed plant. All substances found in the highly complex medicinal plant are contained in the substantial juice. This gives it its extraordinary effectiveness.

The different ways of processing marigold highlight its diverse properties. The aqueous and cooling essences give shape and structure. The cool, concentrated pressed juice provides assistance if the skin needs acute support. The oil extract supports the skin in its regenerative activities. All three extracts are used in different Dr. Hauschka Skin Care formulations.

Marigold
Marigold

Why is marigold used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

Marigolds impress with their unbelievable vitality. As soon as they have formed a bud at the top of the first stem, further stems with buds grow from the leaf axils. More stems then grow from the leaf axils of these secondary stems and so on and so forth. The marigold’s love of repeat flowering is simply unquenchable. It blossoms until the first frosts, neglecting its root development while doing so. Cut off the flower heads and marigolds will respond by producing more buds. Their, on the one hand, exuberant being is, on the other hand, restrained. The stem is enveloped in formative resins and the structured arrangement of composite plants can be seen in the flower heads. The energypacked marigold gives its regenerating and structuring powers to rough, cracked, irritated and sensitive skin, as well as skin prone to inflammation. It helps to repair unstable skin barriers, alleviates blemishes and soothes, for example, irritated skin as a result of exposure to the sun.