Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

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

Olea Europaea (Oilve) Leaf Extract

  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
Rhythymitised dilution of olive leaf contains antioxidant substances. Olive is considered an “endurance plant,” fortifying skin against potentially harmful influences.

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil

Olive Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Coversticks
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
Used as an extracting medium for certain herbs in Dr. Hauschka products, nourishing olive oil contains naturally occurring squalene, a component of the hydrolipid mantle layer of the skin (protective layer). Olive oil also has an excellent fatty acid composition which provides nutrients and care for the skin.

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil Unsaponifiables

Olive Oil
  • Rose Day Cream
This nutrient-rich non-oily extract of the olive fruit is rich in phytosterols, tocopherols and squalene, helping make the skin soft and supple.

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Rice Starch
  • Silk Body Powder
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
In its grains the rice plant stores reserves of strength in the form of starch. This washed and finely ground rice starch (tested and certified Non-GMO) is absorbent and soothing.


Rice Bran
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
Also called ferrulic acid ester, oryzanol is extracted from rice germ oil. This component of rice germ oil has antioxidant properties. It is thought to stimulate skin and oil production by the sebaceous glands.

Oxalis Acetosella Extract

Wood Sorrel
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
Also known as wood sorrel, a soft, sour-tasting forest plant with heart-shaped leaves. Because of its soothing and relaxing effect it is used in cosmetics.