Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
Dr.Hauschka

Ingredient Glossary

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Ingredient English Name Contained in Description

Papaver Somniferum Seed Oil

White Poppy
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
The bright little poppy seeds contain a light oil of high quality, that supports the skin barrier function.

Pearl Powder

Pearl
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
Rhythmitized dilution of finely-ground fresh water pearls; calms the skin and supports its barrier function and self-cleansing processes.

Peat Moss Extract

Moor
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
Peat moss is any variety of moss of the Sphagnum genus, growing in highland or moorland bogs around the world. Peat is formed in the bogs when various species of moss decay in a moist, anaerobic environment. Moor has a protective quality, shielding the body from external influences.

Peridote

Peridote
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
Rhythmitized dilution of peridot, a clear, green semiprecious stone supports the skin’s self cleansing process.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
  • Concealers
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Rose Nurturing Body Wash
  • Tinted Day Cream
The rich, emollient oil obtained from the pulp of the avocado by cold-pressing has a slightly green hue and contains many essential fatty acids and vitamins. It supports the moisture balance of the skin and prevents it from drying.

Picea Excelsa Leaf Oil

Spruce Essential Oil
  • Spruce Warming Bath Essence
The natural essential oil from spruce needles has a woody-fresh fragrance redolent of pine forests. It has warming, invigorating and soothing properties.

Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum

Mastic Gum
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
Mastic is the natural dried resin of the evergreen, highly branched mastic bush (Pistacia lentiscus) which grows to a height of three to six metres. Mastic resin has antiseptic properties. It has been used in dental care for centuries. Its constituents help fight bad breath and inflammation of the mouth and gums.

Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate

Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Rose Day Cream
  • Tinted Day Cream
A food- and pharmaceutical-grade emulsifier made from castor oil with excellent stability against free radicals.

Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Leaf Extract

Buckwheat
  • Soothing Mask
Buckwheat extract, rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids, protects the skin against environmental influences. The flavonoids contained in buckwheat also help fortify skin. It also contains many secondary plant substances which, when applied externally, help to protect and revitalize the skin.

Potentilla Erecta Root Extract

Potentilla
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Sage Mouthwash
The tormentil plant is also known as ‘bloodroot’. It is used to obtain a red, astringent extract which strengthens the gums.

Propolis Wax

Propolis
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Sage Mouthwash
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
Used as a natural preservative, humanely collected propolis is made from the resins of the buds of certain trees, which are collected and secreted by bees to cement and caulk their hives. A natural preservative and nutritive substance rich in bioflavonoids and amino acids, trace minerals, copper, magnesium, silica, iron, manganese and zinc. High in vitamins B, C, and E and beta-carotene, propolis supports the skin’s own process of cell renewal.

Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil

Bitter Almond Essential Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
The essential oil has the typical smell of marzipan.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil

Almond Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Almond Soothing Bath Essence
  • Almond St. John's Wort Soothing Body Oil
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Cleansing Cream
  • Concealers
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Firming Mask
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lipsticks
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Tinted Day Cream
Cold-pressed from the edible nut kernels (fruit) of the almond tree, sweet almond oil is an excellent skin-softening (emollient) oil historically used for centuries in skin care. It is mild, lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin as well as rich in unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid. It has a calming and soothing effect especially for dry or irritated skin and supports the skin’s barrier function.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal

Almond Meal
  • Cleansing Cream
Almond meal is a blend of whole ground almonds, including the shell and nut, obtained when sweet almonds are pressed to obtain almond oil. The meal mixes readily with water to form a natural emulsion that is highly absorbent of water and oil. In Cleansing Cream it binds and removes oils, dirt particles and perspiration from the skin. The soothing, calming properties of almond make it gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Coversticks
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Balm
  • Foundations
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lip Glosses
  • Lipsticks
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Oil
  • Neem Nail and Cuticle Pen
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Day Cream
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Day Cream Light
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Mask
  • Tinted Day Cream
Apricot kernel oil is obtained from the seeds of apricot fruits by cold pressing and filtration. Lightweight, nurturing, and easily absorbed by the skin, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids. Especially soothing for sensitive, dry or sun-parched skin, it helps to replenish the skin and maintain a healthy moisture balance. Similar to sweet almond oil in characteristics and scent, it is excellent for making oil extractions of plants. Our Apricot Kernel oil is gluten-free.

Prunus Spinosa Flower Extract

Blackthorn
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
Blackthorn is a hearty rose (rosacea) family shrub, also known as sloe. Other plants also in the rose family are quince, almond, apple and pear. Flower extracts of blackthorn are fortifying and revitalizing. Both fruit and flower extracts are firming to skin.

Prunus Spinosa Fruit Extract

Blackthorn
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
Blackthorn is a hearty rose (rosacea) family shrub, also known as sloe. Other plants also in the rose family are quince, almond, cherry, apple and pear. The fruit of the blackthorn contain tannins and plant acids, as well as many vitamins and antioxidants and is used as a fortifying drink during periods of weakness and fatigue. Both fruit and flower extracts are strengthening as well as revitalizing and warming to the skin.

Punica Granatum Fruit Extract

Pomegranate
  • Foundations
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
Grown mainly in India and the Middle East, antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract helps support skin renewal and protect against harsh environmental influences. The extract is made from the whole fruit – the peel, flesh, and seeds. The seeds are rich in punicic acid and the peel is strong, containing a lot of moisture within it.

Pyrus Cydonia Peel/Fruit Wax

Quince Wax
  • Eye Definers
  • Quince Day Cream
A wax that coats the peel of quince, an apple-like fruit with moisturizing, soothing and protective properties. Quince are a large, yellow, furry fruit that remain on the tree until winter, withstanding cold temperatures. It stays hard, bitter and unripe and only when cooked does it become sweet and edible. Resilience to cold temperatures indicates its protective quality. The quince is a delicate, vulnerable plant which has learned to protect itself and regulate its moisture content. Quince fruits that over-winter on the tree appear fresh and plump, while their cousins the apples, are dried and shriveled. WALA obtains some of the quince it uses from Italy, but the majority of it comes from Spain.

Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract

Quince
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Quince Day Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Serum
  • Revitalizing Mask
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Wash
  • Soothing Mask
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Volume Mascaras
Quince is a small tree, resembling the apple, found in the Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It favors cooler climates and produces a large, firm, yellow fruit. Due to its cool nature and high mucilage content, quince seed is characterized by its soothing and hydrating properties. It also supports the natural moisture processes of the skin to get and retain moisture.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Flower Extract

APPLE
  • Night Serum
In spring, the delicate white flowers of the apple tree spread their sweet-aromatic scent, before they metamorphose into the vital apple fruits during the summer. The gesture of the opening flowers also gives our skin the impulse to open for the night time processes.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water

APPLE WATER
  • Night Serum
The firm apple fruits store a large amount of moisture and vitality. The fruits are rich in nutrients and especially polyphenols, known for their anti-oxidative, skin-protecting properties. Apple hydrolates have refreshing and vitalizing properties.