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

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid
  • Clarifying Toner
Lactic acid is a component of the acid-mantle, the protective moisture-regulating system of the human skin. It is also found in fruit and we use a naturally occurring acid obtained from the fermentation of plant substances (not a milk source). Lactic acid has moisture-regulating and pH-stabilizing properties.

Lactobacillus/Oat/Rye/Wheat Seed Extract Ferment

Lactobacillus/Oat/Rye/Wheat Seed Extract Ferment
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
Sourdough bread made of freshly milled oats, rye and wheat is subjected to a second fermentation process, in which naturally occurring lactic acid probiotics transform the bread into a highly nutritive substance. The liquid portion that results is called Brottrunk which, literally means “bread drink”–a traditional European health drink. The remaining solid portion, rich in proteins, calcium, iron, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, E, and co-enzyme A, is used in Soothing Cleansing Milk to make Lactobacillus/Oat/Rye/Wheat Seed Extract Ferment. It contains natural ferments that help protect the skin’s acid mantle and have humectant and soothing properties. The extract also helps break down impurities while bringing moisture and vitality to the skin. Lactobacillus/Oat/Rye/Wheat Seed Extract Ferment contains gluten.

Lactose

Lactose
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
Lactose is natural milk sugar obtained from whey. It helps the skin preserve moisture.

Lanolin

Lanolin
  • Coversticks
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Glosses
  • Lipsticks
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Tinted Day Cream
Sheep protect themselves and their wool with the aid of natural wool fat, also known as lanolin or wool wax. Lanolin has moisture-preserving, replenishing and emulsifying properties. It is a natural substance very close in composition to our own sebum (oil). Though animal derived, it is humanely obtained.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water

Lavender Water
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
Distillation of fresh lavender flowers creates a fragrant, soothing and calming lavender floral water.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Lavender Essential Oil
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
The pleasant fragrance of lavender essential oil has a balancing, soothing and relaxing effect. In aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is used to soothe and fortify skin and calm the mind.

Lecithin, Lysolecithin

Lecithin
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Balm
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Glosses
  • Lipsticks
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Strengthening Hair Treatment
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Mask
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Volume Mascaras
Lecithin from soy beans bind the oil and water components in creams, acting as a natural emulsifier. It has a smoothing and moisturizing effect on the skin. Lecithin is a component of all of the body's cell membranes, helping to form and stabilize them. Our Lecithins are derived from tested and certified non-GMO soy beans.

Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf Oil

Manuca Essential Oil
  • Coversticks
Manuka oil is the pungent-smelling essential oil distilled from the leaves of the manuka tree (bush). Manuca trees are native to New Zealand and belong to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae). Manuka oil has been valued by the Maoris for centuries and is used for the care of blemished skin. Its benefits are finding increasing recognition in Europe. Often called “tea tree” it is not botanically related to tea tree oil from the (Australian Melaleuca species), though has similar properties.

Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract

Madonna Lily
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
We use a rhythmitised dilution of white, or Madonna lily. The moisture- and mucilage-rich bulb of the white lily help the skin to maintain flexibility, support the normal process of exfoliation, as well as to hydrate the skin.

Limonene

Limonene
  • 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. Limonene is a natural component of essential oils such as those in the citrus family.

Linalool

Linalool
  • 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. Linalool is a natural component of essential oils such as lavender, rose wood, coriander and ho-tree.

Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract

Stoneseed
  • Firming Mask
A root extract of European stoneseed or gromwell, a plant common in Chinese medicine used for its soothing and skin-nurturing properties. It protects the skin and has soothing action.

Loess

Loess Clay
  • Clarifying Clay Mask
Pure natural loess is a very fine mineral clay which is also known as ”Heilerde”. It is produced from rocks carried by glaciers in the ice age. Friction, crushing and weathering transformed this rock into fine particles in clay deposits. They are dried, ground and sieved. The deep-cleansing, clarifying action of this special clay gently clears blackheads and softens callus.