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

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

Macadamia Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Concealers
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Foundations
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Soothing Mask
A rich, non-greasy, replenishing oil pressed from the macadamia nut. Also known as “Queen of Nuts macadamia nut oil spreads easily on the skin and provides softness and protection.

Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium Stearate
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeshadow Trios
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Eye & Brow Palette
  • Blush Duos
  • Compact Powders
A mixture of magnesium salts and plant fatty acids, mainly stearic and palmitic acid derived from plant oils. Often used for the production of tablets, magnesium stearate is used in Dr. Hauschka pressed powders as a binder. It provides smooth, even coverage and adhesive qualities for pressed powders.

Malachite

Malachite
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
A rhythmitized dilution of this green, copper-containing mineral, helps cool heat and redness of the skin.

Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract

Acerola
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
Acerola, also known as the West Indian cherry, is a native of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula. Its red, cherry-like fruits are rich in Vitamin C. Extracts of acerola are used for their antioxidant, skin-protecting and fortifying properties.

Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin
  • Liquid Eyeliner 02
  • Eye & Brow Palette
  • Eye Definer 03 & 06
  • Eyeshadow 03
  • Eyeshadow Trio 02 & 03
  • Lip Liners
  • Lip Gloss 03 & 05
  • Defining Mascara 02
  • Sheer Lipstick 02 & 03
  • Volume Mascara 02 & 03
Maltodextrin is a natural sugar from plant starch (tested and certified Non-GMO) that helps the consistency of products and improves the spreadability of natural pigments. Maltodextrin is considered free of gluten by the German Society of Celiac Diseases.

Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

Manganese Violet
A violet mineral color pigment derived from manganese.

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter

Mango Butter
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Firming Mask
  • Lip Glosses
Skin-nurturing mango butter is obtained from the kernels of the mango fruit. It is a heavy, edible plant butter similar to cocoa butter and contains natural Tocopherols. It is a relatively occlusive fatty butter which means that it stays on the skin as a barrier, protecting the skin from drying out. In addition it helps the consistency and stabilization of creamy emulsions.

Manihot Utilissima (Tapioca) Starch

Tapioca Starch
  • Coversticks
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Rose Deodorant
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
  • Loose Powder 00
Tapioca starch is derived from the long tuberous roots of the Manihot esculenta tree, which is native to South America and Southeast Africa. The starch is used in cosmetics as a powder base and in compact powders the starch serves as a binding agent. Tapioca starch has good absorbency and leaves a smooth feeling on the skin when applied.

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • Coversticks
An essential oil extracted from the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia. This oil is traditionally used for cuts, burns and insect bites. Tea tree and manuca oil in the Dr. Hauschka Cover Sticks provide cleansing, soothing qualities.

Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract

Neem
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Brow & Lash Gel 00
  • Eye Balm
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Sage Mouthwash
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Tonic
  • Strengthening Hair Treatment
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Oil
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Pen
  • Volume Mascaras
A tree native to India used for centuries in cooking, Ayurveda and for hair and nail care. Neem leaf is soothing and refreshing. It's strengthening effect on keratin protein makes it ideal for hair and nails. Neem leaf extract supports healthy scalp and hair. Traditional Indian hair treatments use a neem tea rinse and packs of neem leaf pulp for conditioning.

Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Lemon Balm
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Melissa Day Cream
Common in herb gardens, lemon balm grows to be a strong, bushy plant about 24-36 in. tall with oval, intensely green leaves with serrated edges. It forms the very picture of lush vegetation. Growing in tiers, the leaves emit a lemony fragrance when rubbed. The key ingredient in Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream, lemon balm is known for its mediating properties and is able to help skin to balance between the opposing forces within oily, dry and sensitive areas of skin. Melissa’s ability to bridge great differences can also be seen from its natural habitat. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, but can also handle dryness. It needs sun, but can still thrive in partial shade.

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
The essential oil of peppermint has a refreshing and liberating fragrance. In toothpastes its disinfecting and strengthening properties encourage healthy teeth and make the breath fresh. In aromatherapy peppermint essential oil is also valued for its cleansing and cell-renewing properties.

Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil

Mint Oil (Spearmint)
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
The essential oil has a refreshing but at the same time sweet-herbaceous scent and has antioxidative and antimicrrobial properties. In aromatherapy, essential oil is recommended for stomach and digestion problems and colds.

Mercurialis Perennis Extract

Dog's Mercury
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
Rhythmitised dilution of Mercurialis perennis, or "dog's mercury," a plant with dark green leaves which contain natural cleansing substances that soothe and support skin renewal. Mercurialis grows primarily in the shady forests of Europe and is hermaphroditic, meaning plants carry both pollen and ovaries. It is hand-harvested in early spring, just as its greenish flowers appear.

Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract

Ice Plant
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
Ice plant has an amazing ability to grow and survive in sunny, dry conditions. The plant can store particularly large amounts of minerals and moisture in its succulent leaves and thus moisturize and soothe the skin. Similar to other succulents like aloe, ice plant is hydrating and soothes skin and calms redness. This South African native has successfully migrated to the sunny coastal areas of several continents, flourishing in barren, even salty soils.

Mica

Mica
  • Concealers
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Eye Definers
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Eye & Brow Palette 01
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeshadow Trios
  • Firming Mask
  • Foundations
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Lip Glosses
  • Lip Liners
  • Lipstick 01-11, 15-18
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
  • Blush Duos
  • Compact Powders
  • Loose Powder 00
  • Volume Mascara 03
A mineral that provides natural glitter and shimmer in make-up. In rhythmitised dilutions, the silica-rich composition of mica is thought to support the skin's own processes of renewal and bring vitality to the skin.

Mineral Salts (Sales)

Mineral Salts
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (25+)
  • Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
  • Soothing Intensive Treatment
Natural mineral salt water from thermal springs of Bad Bentheim, Germany helps support healthy moisture balance and stabilize the skin.