Our ingredients

All ingredients in Dr. Hauschka products have a function and a purpose. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. And our ingredients always adhere to the highest quality standards.

Calendula

Calendula

About calendula

Sometimes with lots of ringlets and sometimes with only a few; crescent-shaped or resembling little hooks: the seed-like dried fruits of marigolds (Calendula officinalis) have a broad range of appearances, giving this nurturing plant from the Compositae family its German name ”Ringelblume,” meaning ringlet flower.More

Concealer ingredients

The Concealer creates an even complexion in two ways. The product base of avocado oil and shea butter richly moisturizes the skin. The calendula extract is formative and structuring. Carrot extract revitalizes. Concealer is formulated with mineral pigments and available in three shades to conceal minor blemishes and any signs of tiredness around the eyes.

Why is calendula used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

Marigolds impress with their unbelievable vitality. As soon as they have formed a bud at the top of the first stem, further stems with buds grow from the leaf axils (the upper angle of a leaf stem where it meets the plant stem). More leaf stems then grow from the leaf axils, from which more stems are produced and so on. The marigold’s love of repeat flowering is simply unquenchable. It blossoms until the first frost, neglecting its root development while doing so.More

Calendula extract
Calendula extract
Shea butter
Shea butter
Avocado oil
Avocado oil
Carrot extract
Carrot extract
Concealer

Concealer

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All Concealer ingredients
Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Mica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*, Coumarin*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Bentonite, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Utramarines (CI 77007), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).

*component of natural essential oils

Every year as we start the marigold harvest at sunrise, we are newly delighted by the sea of flowers that lies before us. It takes four hours to pick all the flowers. If the weather is excellent, by the end of this period, the first new blossoms have already started to open up on the side of the field where we started the harvest! And by three days later at most, we can start picking the flowers again. This cycle continues for four to six weeks, during which we harvest the plants twice a week. Marigolds blossom tirelessly.

Bernhard Klett
Managing Farm Director

Origin, cultivation and processing

The organic calendula used in Dr. Hauschka products is grown on our company’s own farm in Germany only a half mile from our offices in Eckwälden, Germany. At harvest time in June and July, employees from our offices join farm staff in the field at sunrise.More

Calendula - Dr.Hauschka

Calendula follows the course of the sun: its flowers open at daybreak and close at sunset. This calendar-like movement in sync with the sun led to the scientific name Calendula, from the Latin ‘calendae’ meaning the first of the month.

Calendula - Dr.Hauschka

Calendula plants take control of their area: their roots secrete a substance that drives away nematodes, tiny worms that feed on roots; organic gardeners like to grow calendulas as a form of natural pest control.

Calendula - Dr.Hauschka

Bumblebees love to sleep in calendula flowers. Take a look in the early morning and you will find sleepy insects inside.

Calendula

About calendula

Sometimes with lots of ringlets and sometimes with only a few; crescent-shaped or resembling little hooks: the seed-like dried fruits of marigolds (Calendula officinalis) have a broad range of appearances, giving this nurturing plant from the Compositae family its German name ”Ringelblume,” meaning ringlet flower. Thought to originate in the Mediterranean, this annual plant germinates extremely reliably and has strong, resinous stems that grow up to 27 inches tall and are covered in felt-like hairs. It delights us with its bright yellow and orange flowers from June through October. What we regard as a single calendula flower is actually formed from over a hundred individual petals. Simple tubular petals in the center are surrounded by a crown of ligulate (strap-shaped) ray florets. When blossoming exuberantly, the marigold may even develop inside the tubular petals of individual ray florets.

Marigold’s strong nurturing properties may it a highly valued plant in skin care products. Its inner substances include flavonoids, triterpene alcohols, essential oils and carotenoids, which are soothing, anti-oxidative and calming. It also features soothing mucilages.

Calendula

Origin, cultivation and processing

The organic calendula used in Dr. Hauschka products is grown on our company’s own farm in Germany only a half mile from our offices in Eckwälden, Germany. At harvest time in June and July, employees from our offices join farm staff in the field at sunrise. They carefully pick every single flower head by hand in order to obtain a high-quality harvested product. The heads have to be twisted off the furry stems in such a way that no stem residue remains on their underside. No automated harvester could work with this level of precision.

The freshly harvested flower heads are then processed in three ways. One group of the flower heads are sent directly to Bad Waldsee, Germany some 60 miles away. There, the employees use a special rhythmic procedure to obtain an extract. This extract is produced using a cool mixture of water and alcohol. A second batch of the flower heads remains at the farm where they are carefully dried using warmed external air at temperatures constantly below 104°F. A rhythmic procedure is then used to obtain an oil extract from the dried marigolds which is mixed with warm peanut oil at a temperature of 98.6°F (human body temperature). For the third production process, farm employees harvest the entire blossoming plants—both the stems and the flower heads. These are used to create a freshly-pressed juice. Unlike the plant extracts, the freshly pressed juice contains the full, undiluted character of the energy-packed plant. All substances found in this highly complex plant are contained in the rich juice, making it an extraordinarily effective ingredient.

The different ways of processing calendula highlight its diverse properties. The aqueous and cooling essences give shape and structure. The cool, concentrated pressed juice provides assistance if the skin needs acute support. The oil extract supports the skin in its regenerative activities. All three are used in different Dr. Hauschka Skin Care formulations.

Calendula
Calendula

Why is calendula used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

Marigolds impress with their unbelievable vitality. As soon as they have formed a bud at the top of the first stem, further stems with buds grow from the leaf axils (the upper angle of a leaf stem where it meets the plant stem). More leaf stems then grow from the leaf axils, from which more stems are produced and so on. The marigold’s love of repeat flowering is simply unquenchable. It blossoms until the first frost, neglecting its root development while doing so. Cut off the flower heads and marigolds will respond by producing more buds. Thus their exuberance is restrained. The stem is enveloped in formative resins and the structured arrangement typical of composite (daisy family) plants can be seen in the flower heads. The energypacked marigold offers its regenerating and structuring powers to rough, irritated and sensitive skin. It helps to fortify unstable skin barriers, minimize the appearance of blemishes and soothe irritated skin.