Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
Dr.Hauschka

Ingredient Glossary

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Ingredient English Name Contained in Description

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf Extract

Witch Hazel
  • Clarifying Clay Mask
  • Blush Duos
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Clarifying Steam Bath
  • Clarifying Toner
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Deodorant Fresh
  • Eye Definers
  • Eye & Brow Palette 01
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeshadow Trios
  • Facial Toner
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Night Serum
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Rouge Powder 02-04
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Compact Powders
  • Loose Powder 00
Witch hazel leaf and bark is rich in tannins that have toning and fortifying effects on the skin. A rhythmitised dilution of witch hazel contained in the Rhythmic Conditioners supports the skin's barrier, calming and enlivening skin.

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water

Witch Hazel Water
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (25+)
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
  • Soothing Mask
Witch Hazel distillate, or hydrosol, is rich in water soluble compounds that have a cleansing, clarifying and activating effect on oily, blemished skin. The distillate also assists the skin in maintaining its moisture balance. Witch Hazel hydrosol soothes and fortifies the skin’s barrier helping calm reactive skin.

Hectorite

Hectorite
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
  • Brow & Lash Gel 00
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Firming Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Night Serum
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Rose Deodorant
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Wash
  • Volume Mascaras
Hectorite is a natural, white clay mineral that is the primary constituent of bentonite. It is used to regulate the viscosity of creams.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract

Sunflower
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
Rhythmitized dilution of this oil-producing flower encourages the skin to maintain a proper oil balance.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
  • Almond St. John's Wort Soothing Body Oil
  • Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Eye Definers
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Oil
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Bath Essence
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash
  • Lip Balm
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Oil
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Body Wash
  • Soothing Mask
Sunflowers seeds yield a lightweight soothing and replenishing oil rich in unsaturated linoleic and oleic fatty acids tocopherols and minerals. This light-colored oil has calming and soothing properties for the skin.

Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract

Sea Buckthorn
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
Also known as sea buckthorn, this green coastal shrub produces coral-red edible berries. Both the juice of the fruit and oil from the seed are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids and tocopherols. Extracts of both the fruit and oil have antioxidant properties and offer the skin protection against free-radicals. It restores freshness, particularly to dry skin. Seabuckthorn berries yield a juicy fruit pulp extract, additionally rich in vitamins C & E and beta-carotene.

Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil

Sea Buckthorn
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Lip Glosses
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
This green coastal shrub produces coral-red edible berries. Both the juice from the fruit and oil from the seed are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids and tocopherols. Extracts of both the fruit and oil have antioxidant properties and offer the skin protection against free-radicals. The seeds of the seabuckthorn berries produce the beneficial golden-red oil, additionally rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acids. Its rich antioxidant content binds free radicals and helps protect the skin against harsh weather, supporting skin’s processes of self renewal.

Honey (Mel)

Clover Honey
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Serum
Bees produce a light honey from the vibrant clover. Rich in enzymes and minerals, honey is a traditional home remedy to revitalize the skin, encouraging the natural processes of renewal. Also helps to calm and cool red, irritated and sensitive skin. Our honey comes from beehives maintained using ecological beekeeping methods.

Honey (Mel)

Honey
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
A Rhythmic dilution of honey supports and enhances the skin’s vitality and processes of renewal. Our honey comes from beehives maintained using organic methods.

Honey (Mel)

Spring Flower Honey
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
A Rhythmic Dilution of spring blossom honey supports and enhances the skin’s vitality and powers of self renewal. Our honey comes from hives maintained using ecological beekeeping methods.

Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Cone Extract

Hops
  • Almond St. John's Wort Soothing Body Oil
Hops grow as a climbing plant to a height of several meters and are suitable for greening large areas. We are all familiar with the soothing action of beverages containing hops (e.g. beer or evening tea). Hops are traditionally added to the bath water for soothing baths.

Hydrated Silica

Silica
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
Water-rich hydrated silica gently cleanses the teeth. Silica is involved in many of the strengthening and firming processes in the human body.

Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Castor Oil
  • Lip Glosses
A skin softening oil derived from the castor bean (Ricinis communis). Hydrogenated oils are created by a controlled heat process in which the melting point is raised to change the oil into a waxy substance. The hydrogenation process improves the stability and texture of a product and is heat controlled to avoid the creation of trans-fats.

Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Wax
  • Eye Definers
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Lipsticks
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Volume Mascaras
Formerly known as jojoba wax – obtained by combining jojoba oil with hydrogen. The hydrogenation process is safe and heat controlled to avoid the creation of trans-fats. Jojoba wax has the same skin-nurturing properties as jojoba oil and also lends skin care products a good consistency.

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides

Palm Glycerides
An ester of hydrogenated palm oil and glycerin helps the consistency of cosmetic pencils and lipsticks. Hydrogenated oils are produced by adding hydrogen gas under high pressure to liquid oils so they will be semisolid at room temperature. Controlling the heat prevents creation of trans-fatty acids.

Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides

Palm Kernel
An ester of hydrogenated palm oil and glycerin helps the consistency of pencils and lipsticks. Hydrogenated oils are produced by adding hydrogen gas under high pressure to liquid oils so they will be semisolid at room temperature. Controlling the heat prevents creation of trans-fatty acids.

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Vegetable Oil
  • Eye Definers
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
Hydrogenation is necessary to stabilize and firm the consistency of the lip and eye pencils. The process reduces the acidity, improves color and makes oils more resistant to oxidizing yet does not create trans-fatty acids.

Hydrolyzed Milk Protein

Milk Protein
Using a special fractionating process milk is broken down into its protein components. The resulting 'hydrolyzed milk protein' surrounds each hair with a light, protective film and prevents the hair from drying out.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten

Wheat Germ
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
Wheat protein that has been broken down by hydrolysis into smaller proteins and amino acids. It adds a slippery feel to a product, provides emollient, skin softening actions and serves as a consistency regulator. Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten contains gluten.

Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

St. John's Wort
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Almond St. John's Wort Soothing Body Oil
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Eye Balm
  • Lip Balm
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Tinted Day Cream
St. John'swort is soothing and calming to the skin. It is often used in cosmetics for skin that is extremely sensitive or irritated. In topical use, the oil does not make the skin more sensitive to sunlight.