Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
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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

Beeswax (Cera Alba)

Beeswax
  • Coversticks
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Balm
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Glosses
  • Lip Liners
  • Lipsticks
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Soothing Mask
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Volume Mascaras
A waxy substance produced by honey bees and comes from hives maintained using ecological beekeeping practices. The wax is humanely obtained. Beeswax has an open structure that provides a breathable barrier against the elements. It also serves as an emulsifier and consistency regulator.

Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract

Daisy
  • Clarifying Toner
  • Clarifying Steam Bath
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
Wild English daisy contains tannins, saponins and mucilage which provide astringent and soothing properties to the skin. It is well suited to the care of oily and blemished skin.

Bentonite

Bentonite
  • Concealers
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Foundations
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Mask
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
A white clay of volcanic origin found primarily in the USA, it is a natural clay mineral that can store large amounts of water, allowing it to stabilize emulsions. A thickener and emulsifier, in makeup, it absorbs oil and reduces shine. It has a cooling feel since water evaporates quickly from clay.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol
  • Component of Natural Essential Oils in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
A naturally occurring essential oil compound that is part of the pure essential oil blend that makes up the scent of many formulations. Benzyl alcohol has solvent and preservative properties and is naturally occurring in pure essential oils such as clove, jasmine, and wallflower.

Benzyl Benzoate

Benzyl Benzoate
  • Component of Natural Essential Oils in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
A naturally occurring essential oil compound that is part of the pure essential oil blend that makes up the scent of a formulation. Benzyl benzoate has preservative properties and is naturally occurring in pure essential oils such as jasmine and ylang-ylang.

Benzyl Salicylate

Benzyl Salicylate
  • Component of Natural Essential Oils in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
A naturally occurring essential oil compound that is part of the pure essential oil blend that makes up the scent of a formulation. Benzyl salicylate has calming properties and is naturally occurring in pure essential oils such as jasmine and ylang-ylang.

Betaine

Betaine
Betaine is a natural constituent of sugar beet. It assists the surfactant substances in shampoos. Betaine is not comparable with cocamidopropyl betaine which is listed in many allergy warning cards.

Betula Alba Bark Extract

Birch
  • Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic
The graceful white birch is a native of Europe. It was one of the first trees to colonize the areas exposed as the glaciers receded after the ice age. The toning action of the birch bark extract fortifies the skin and scalp.

Betula Alba Leaf Extract

Birch
  • Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
Birch is one of the first trees to sprout leaves in spring. This can be seen as a new beginning and as a process of internal and external cleansing. An extract of white birch leaves is high in tannins, flavonoids and saponins helping tone, soothe and fortify the skin. The leaves of the birch have a resinous aroma. The essential oil has a generally cleansing effect.

Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)

Bismuth Oxychloride
Pearl white is a white, pearly mineral pigment from the metal bismuth which is used as cosmetic dye.

Borago Officinalis Extract

Borage
  • Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Revitalizing Leg and Arm Tonic
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
  • Soothing Mask
Similar to comfrey, borage is a soothing, non-oily skin softener. It is a blue-flowered annual plant which contains tannins, mucilage and silicic acid which fortify and soothe the skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of visible capillaries and varicose veins. As a rhythmitised dilution in Sensitive Care Conditioner, borage helps reduce the appearance of visible capillaries.

Borago Officinalis Seed Oil

Borage Seed Oil
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
The oil is expressed from the little dark seeds of borage. The resulting oil is high in gamma-linolenic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid. The oil hydrates and supports the moisture balance within the skin, making it ideal for mature skin.

Brassica Nigra Seed Extract

Black Mustard Seed
  • Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil
A cold pressed oil of black mustard seeds has detoxifying and warming properties.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Shea Butter
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Concealers
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Definers
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Firming Mask
  • Foundations
  • Hydrating Mask
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Soothing Mask
Certified organic from our fair trade project in Burkina Faso, Africa. Shea butter is obtained from the nut kernels of the Shea tree – a tree belonging to the Sapotaceae family. It grows wild in the savanna of the Sudan and headwater regions of the Niger and Nile rivers. Rich in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids as well as carotene it is valued as a food source of fat in its central African home. It resists rancidity without the addition of antioxidants probably because of its high content of antioxidant Vitamin E. Also known as "Karite", it is highly valued in the cosmetic industry as a soothing moisturizer and emollient for the skin. Shea Butter protects skin against drying, soothes irritations and helps support skin elasticity.