Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
Dr.Hauschka

Ingredient Glossary

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In case of conflicting information between an ingredient listing on packaging and the table below, the formulations stated on the packaging take precedence.

Ingredient English Name Contained in Description

Acacia Senegal Gum

Gum Arabic
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Volume Mascaras
The sap of various acacia species dries to form a rubber-like resin called gum Arabic. It improves the viscosity of a preparation and provides quick drying and smudge-resistance when used in our Decorative Cosmetics.

Acetum (Vinegar)

Cider Vinegar
Cider vinegar is produced by fermenting organic apple juice. It is used traditionally as a hair conditioner and helps regulate the pH of the skin.

Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Bark Extract

Horse Chestnut
  • Clarifying Toner
  • Sage Mouthwash
Horse chestnut is a rich source of antioxidant plant compounds similar to those in pine bark (pycnogenol) and grape seed with firming and toning properties.

Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract

Horse Chestnut
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
Horse chestnut seed extract has similar properties to the bark extract (see above), but contains more esculin, a potent antioxidant compound that supports healthy water balance in skin.

Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract

Lady's Mantle
  • Soothing Mask
  • Rose Deodorant
Lady’s Mantle has a beneficial firming effect on the skin and supports the skin’s healthy moisture balance.

Alcohol

Alcohol
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Almond Soothing Bath Essence
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Clarifying Steam Bath
  • Clarifying Toner
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Concealers
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Revive
  • Brow & Lash Gel 00
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Facial Toner
  • Firming Mask
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Foundations
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin 
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Bath Essence
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Night Serum
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment 
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Regenerating Serum
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Hair & Scalp Tonic
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Deodorant
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Rose Nurturing Body Wash
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
  • Revitalizing Leg and Arm Tonic
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
  • Sage Purifying Bath Essence
  • Sage Mouthwash
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment 
  • Soothing Mask
  • Spruce Warming Bath Essence
  • Strengthening Hair Treatment
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Volume Mascaras
A food-grade ethyl alcohol (ethanol) from organically grown wheat that is fermented and distilled and gluten-free. Many plants are extracted in alcohol because it extracts the widest variety of plant constituents. Alcohol also serves as a natural emulsifier, preservative and carrier, helping ingredients penetrate the skin. Alcohol is not drying to the skin when part of a carefully formulated Dr. Hauschka composition.

Algin

Algin
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Regenerating Serum
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
Algin is a gel-forming substance obtained from marine algae (seaweed). Helps thicken and stabilize creams and keeps the skin supple.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Aloe
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
Aloe is a succulent plant like kalanchoe and ice plant – a specialist in dealing with hot climates as its leaves have a high capacity for storing water. The juice from the leaf soothes the skin and helps support healthy moisture balance.

Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract

Marsh Mallow
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Regnerating Intensive Treatment
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
  • Sage Mouthwash
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
Marsh mallow extract hydrates and supports the moisture balance within the skin. It is rich in mucilage, a humectant plant carbohydrate that is able to attract and hold water. Mucilaginous plants like marsh mallow are non-oily emollients with soothing and softening properties. Marsh mallow softens dry skin, promoting flexibility and resilience.

Althaea Officinalis Root Extract

Marsh Mallow
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
Marsh mallow root extract hydrates and supports healthy moisture balance within the skin. It is rich in mucilage, a humectants plant carbohydrate that is able to attract and hold water. Mucilaginous plants like marsh mallow are non-oily emollients with soothing and softening properties. Marsh mallow softens dry skin promoting flexibility and resilience.

Alumina

Aluminum Oxide
  • Eyeshadow 01 & 05
  • Lip Gloss 05
  • Sheer Lipstick 06
Also known as Aluminum Oxide, aluminum is the third most common element in the earth's crust. Alumina serves as an insoluble carrier for mineral pigments. Alumina is not absorbed through the skin and is approved for use in Natural and Organic personal care by both BDIH and NATRUE.

Amber Powder

Amber
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
A semi-precious yellowish-brown stone that revitalizes the skin. A rhythmitised preparation of amber is part of the formulation of Regenerating Intensive Treatment.

Anagallis Arvensis Extract

Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
Rhythmitized preparation of scarlet pimpernel soothes and calms skin. It serves as a model for proper moisture balance in the skin.

Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract

Pineapple
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
Pineapple fruit extract is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is hydrating, giving the skin a pleasant, fresh feeling and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.

Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract

Anthyllis
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Clarifying Toner
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Concealers
  • Coversticks
  • Eye Balm
  • Eye Revive
  • Eye Definers
  • Blush Duos
  • Eye & Brow Palette 01
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeshadow Trios
  • Foundations
  • Facial Toner
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Glosses
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Lipsticks
  • Loose Powder 00
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Oil
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Pen
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
  • Soothing Mask
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Compact Powders
Also known as woundwort or kidney vetch, anthyllis is a member of the legume family and native to Southern Europe. It is little known today, but was traditionally used to cleanse and reduce swelling. Elisabeth Sigmund, creator of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, studied anthyllis extensively. When used in skin care preparations, she observed a balancing effect of oily, dry and even irritated skin. Anthyllis has a generally stimulating and normalizing effect on the skin. It is a key plant in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, found in many face care preparations and Decorative Cosmetics.

Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil

Peanut Oil
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Balm
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Lip Balm
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Strengthening Hair Treatment
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Oil
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Pen
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Soothing Mask
  • Spruce Warming Bath Essence
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
A pharmaceutical-grade organic peanut oil is used as an extracting medium for many plants. It has neutral qualities that do not interfere with the herbs. It is a very stable oil, requiring no additional antioxidants. Our peanut oil is steam treated and filtered to remove the proteins and has been tested and certified as aflatoxin-free.

Arctium Lappa Root Extract

Burdock
  • Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil
  • Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic
Burdock roots are a traditional ingredient in hair care products to support a healthy scalp and strong, healthy hair. The burdock root is valued for its generally detoxifying and fortifying properties.

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

Argan Oil
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
A nutrient-rich, nourishing and emollient oil from the thorny evergreen Moroccan ironwood tree cares for the skin and adds shine to lipsticks. The tree produces a fruit containing large seeds which are pressed to extract the precious oil. Ironwood trees grow only in Morocco and are protected by the Moroccan Arganeria Desert Preserve for their important role in preventing encroachment of the Sahara desert. Fair trade in this sustainable harvest helps the local economy while preserving the trees.

Argentite

Silver
  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
A bluish-grey-to-black silver mineral with a metallic sheen. In combination with the other ingredients in Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin, Argentite supports the skin’s own processes of renewal.

Arnica Montana Flower Extract

Arnica
  • Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil
  • Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic
An extract made from the sunny yellow flower heads/blossoms of the Arnica montana plant, which belongs to the Daisy (Compositae) family. Arnica contains many compounds, including flavonoids, silicic acid, tannins, carotenoids and essential oils. It supports the skin’s own processes of renewal and self cleansing and has a soothing action. Also used in hair tonics.

Artemesia Abrotanum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Southernwood
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
Related to wormwood, southernwood helps reduce the appearance of visible capillaries. It supports vitality and moisture balance in the skin and helps fortify the skin’s barrier.

Ascorbyl Dipalmitate

Ascorbyl Dipalmitate
  • Coversticks
  • Bronzing Powder
Also known as Ester C, a form of Vitamin C. Serves as a natural antioxidant preservative which keeps products fresh and prevents color change.

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Eye Definers
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
Also known as Ester C, a form of Vitamin C. Serves as a natural antioxidant preservative which keeps products fresh and prevents color change.