Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
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Ingredient Glossary

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Ingredient English Name Contained in Description

Saccharum Officinarium (Sugar Cane) Extract

Sugar Cane
  • Volume Mascaras
The sap of the tall, slender sugar cane forms a light film helping the Volume Mascara to adhere to lashes while building additional volume.

Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract

Sage
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (age 25+)
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Sage Mouthwash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
The leaves of the vigorous, evergreen sage hold a warming, regulating quality. Sage nurtures the skin and helps calm perspiration.

Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract

Sage
  • Silk Body Powder
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Blush Duos
The leaves of the vigorous, evergreen sage hold a warming, regulating power. Sage nurtures the skin and regulates sweating, is antimicrobial and fortifying.

Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil

Sage Essential Oil
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
  • Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Natural sage essential oil has a pungent, camphor-like fragrance and antibacterial properties. It regulates blood flow, relaxes the muscles and helps improve blemished skin. In aromatherapy it is valued for its clarifying and cell-renewing powers and for its ability to improve concentration.

Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
Distillation of the wood from the sandalwood tree creates the long-lasting and characteristic aroma of sandalwood. The sandalwood essential oil used in Dr. Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream is obtained from certified organic, sustainably grown sandalwood. Through balanced seed propagation, trees raised in protected tree nurseries and regular on site inspections, this sustainable forest management not only protects the existing natural sandalwood reserves but also actively promotes their expansion.

Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Water

Sandalwood Water
  • Regenerating Intensive Treatment
Distillate or hydrosol of sandalwood promotes the vitality and tone of the skin.

Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil

Marula Oil
  • Eye Definers
  • Lip Liners
  • Lip Line Definer 00
Known as elephant tree in its native Africa, the seeds contain nutritious kernels consisting chiefly of fatty oil and protein. Cosmetics containing marula oil are pleasantly light and leave the skin feeling distinctly soft and smooth. Relatively high in oleic acid, it is readily absorbed by the skin making it particularly good for stressed skin. Also high in saturated fatty acids, marula helps fortify the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Marula oil has excellent moisturizing properties making it especially suitable for the thin skin around the eyes. Its inherent resistance to oxidation helps with stability of the Dr. Hauschka Eyeliners.

Sea Salt (Maris Sal)

Sea Salt
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
Natural, unrefined sea salt contains not only sodium chloride but also many other minerals and trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and selenium. In combination with Bad Dürrenberg brine it stimulates salivation and remineralisation.

Seawater (Maris Aqua)

Seawater
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
The brine from Bad Dürrenberg on the river Saale in Germany was formed thousands of years ago in natural stone caves. Although its main component is common salt it also contains many other minerals, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. Together with sea salt it stimulates salivation and re-mineralises.

Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil

Sesame Seed Oil
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
  • Rose Day Cream Light
The sesame plant, native to Africa and other subtropical areas, yields yellow or black seeds which produce a high quality, very stable oil almost neutral in its aroma. Sesame seed oil is a lightweight oil rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that replenish and protect dry skin.

Silica

Silica
  • Silk Body Powder
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Concealers
  • Coverstick 03
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Eye & Brow Palette 01
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeshadow Trios
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Foundations
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Lip Gloss 01-03, 05-06
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Lipstick 02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, & 18
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Quince Hydrating Body Milk
  • Blush Duos
  • Translucent Bronzing Tint
  • Compact Powders
  • Loose Powder 00
  • Volume Mascaras
Silicic acid obtained from quartz sand is used in powders or, on account of its viscosity regulating properties, as a thickening agent in cosmetics. As a natural component of connective tissue it can help tone and fortify the skin.

Silk (Serica) Powder

Silk Powder
  • Silk Body Powder
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Colour Correcting Powder 00
  • Brow & Lash Gel
  • Eye Balm
  • Eye & Brow Palette 01
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeshadow Trios
  • Lip Balm
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
  • Blush Duos
  • Compact Powders
  • Loose Powder 00
  • Volume Mascaras
Made from silk fibers which, once ground into a fine powder, readily absorb moisture. The proteins in silk have an amino acid composition that is almost identical to skin. Silk has pH-balancing and protective qualities.

Silver

Silver
  • Clarifying Intensive Treatment (up to age 25)
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
A Rhythmitized dilution is used to support the skin’s own processes renewal. There is a corresponding relationship between the moon, the metal silver, and the 28-day rhythm of skin cell renewal. Also supports the skin in regulating moisture balance and calming inflammation.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Jojoba Oil
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil
  • Blackthorn Toning Body Oil
  • Bronzing Powder
  • Clarifying Day Oil
  • Concealers
  • Coversticks
  • Lip Line Definer 00
  • Lip Liners
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Eye Balm
  • Eye Definers
  • Light Relecting Concealer 00
  • Firming Mask
  • Foundations
  • Hydrating Hand Cream
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Ice Plant Face Cream
  • Intensive Ice Plant Cream
  • Labimint Acute Lip Care
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Oil
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Care Stick
  • Lipsticks
  • Sheer Lipsticks
  • Melissa Day Cream
  • Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence
  • 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 Deodorant
  • Rose Nurturing Body Cream
  • Rose Nurturing Body Oil
  • Rose Nurturing Bath Essence
  • Rouge Powder 02-04
  • Sage Purifying Bath Essence
  • Soothing Cleansing Milk
  • Soothing Mask
  • Spruce Warming Bath Essence
  • Hydrating Foot Cream
A very stable wax derived from the fruit (seeds) of jojoba, an evergreen shrub native to American desert regions. The fruits yield 50 to 60 % liquid wax (wax that is liquid at room temperature), and contain beta carotene and tocopherols. Jojoba oil is highly valued in cosmetics for its moisturizing and emollient (skin softening) effects. It protects the skin from dryness with a breathable, non-sticky, non-greasy film. It also smoothes and fortifies the epidermis.

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate
  • Concealers
  • Light Reflecting Concealer 00
  • Foundations
Sodium salt of fatty acids derived from plant oils which binds creams together and offers hydrating qualities.

Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride
  • Night Serum
  • Renewing Night Conditioner
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Sensitive Care Conditioner
  • Tinted Day Cream
Salt gives the Rhythmic Conditioners the same salinity as skin cells, helping the product penetrate. It also helps tone and maintain the skin’s moisture balance.

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
  • Almond Soothing Body Wash
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash
  • Rose Nurturing Body Wash
A surfactant made with plant fatty acids and glutamic acid, an amino acid from various vegetables. It has been proven mild and gentle to the skin in dermatological tests and is approved for use by both BDIH and NATRUE.

Sodium Magnesium Silicate

Sodium Magnesium Silicate
  • Deodorant Floral
Silicates provide moisture and stabilize emulsions. It improves consistency and helps the Deodorants dry more quickly following application.

Sodium Silicate

Sodium Silicate
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Sage Mouthwash
Silicates enhance the firmness of the connective tissue and gums. They also provide moisture and stabilize emulsions.

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Firming Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
Lactic acid obtained by fermentation is combined with plant fatty acids. Lactic acid fatty esters help to bind water and oil components to form a creamy emulsion. Also used as an emulsifier for foods.

Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract

Goldenrod
  • Deodorizing Foot Cream
The common goldenrod is an enduring, yellow-flowering upright plant. It is beneficial to skin with a tendency to sweat excessively.

Sorbitol

Sorbitol
  • Liquid Eyeliners
  • Brow & Lash Gel
  • Fortifying Mint Toothpaste
  • Sage Mouthwash
  • Sensitive Saltwater Toothpaste
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Defining Mascaras
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Volume Mascaras
Sorbitol is a thick, sweet alcohol that and is similar to glycerin. Though naturally occurring in fruit, it is rare, so is sustainably made from grapes. A natural preservative, it also provides shine, maintains moisture content, and in the Mascaras, improves adhesion.

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid
  • Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Firming Mask
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
A fatty acid derived solely from vegetable oils that help the consistency of emulsions. Stearic acid is a plant fatty acid and is used as natural texturizer and emulsifier.

Sucrose Distearate

Sucrose Distearate
  • Tinted Day Cream
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
  • Rose Day Cream
Plant sugars combined with plant oil fatty acids by simple, non-toxic processes to make a biodegradable surfactant and emulsifier. It is gentle to the skin with softening, cooling, moisturizing and cleansing effects. Tested and certified GMO free.

Sucrose Laurate

Sucrose Laurate
  • Almond Soothing Body Cream
  • Regenerating Body Cream
  • Regenerating Hand Cream
  • Regenerating Day Cream
  • Regenerating Serum
  • Sage Mint Deodorant
Plant sugars combined with plant oil fatty acids by simple, non-toxic processes to make a biodegradable surfactant and emulsifier. It is gentle to the skin with softening, cooling, moisturizing and cleansing effects. Tested and certified GMO free.

Sucrose Polystearate

Sucrose Polystearate
  • Hydrating Cream Mask
  • Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil
  • Tinted Day Cream
Plant sugars combined with plant oil fatty acids by simple, non-toxic processes to make a biodegradable surfactant and emulsifier. It is gentle to the skin with softening, cooling, moisturizing and cleansing effects. Tested and certified GMO free.

Sucrose Stearate

Sucrose Stearate
  • Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
  • Acute Care Potentilla
  • Ice Plant Body Care Lotion
  • Regenerating Eye Cream
Plant sugars combined with plant oil fatty acids by simple, non-toxic processes to make a biodegradable surfactant and emulsifier. It is gentle to the skin with softening, cooling, moisturizing and cleansing effects. Tested and certified GMO free.

Sulfated Castor Oil

Castor Oil
  • Almond Soothing Bath Essence
  • Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Bath Essence
  • Sage Purifying Bath Essence
  • Spruce Warming Bath Essence
Sulfur is added to castor oil to make it soluble in water. In the Bath Essences, organic Sulfated Castor Oil forms the base of the composition, helping oils and essential oils disperse into bath water. The castor oil in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products comes from India. WALA collaborated through a non-governmental organization to help farmers attain organic certification for their castor trees. WALA encouraged an Indian oil producer to establish a second, certified organic processing line in order to produce the first ever organic cold-pressed castor oil.