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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.

Jojoba

Jojoba

Raw material profile

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a true miracle in dealing with extremes. The evergreen shrub, which can reach a height of near 10 feet, grows in the deserts of Mexico, California and Arizona where night temperatures are between 30 - 41°F and daytime temperatures can be as high as 113°F.More

Hydrating Cream Mask ingredients

Thanks to its smoothing and moisture-preserving properties, jojoba oil optimally supplements the formulation of Hydrating Cream Mask. This nurturing mask effectively protects the skin against dehydration and dry weather conditions. The composition of gently protective rose wax and soothing, skin-smoothing quince seed extract supports the moisture-retaining properties of the skin and helps to balance its oil and moisture processes. Mango butter protects against dehydration while almond, avocado and jojoba oils enrich and envelop the skin. For dry and sensitive skin and skin stressed by dry conditions and in need of renewal, Hydrating Cream Mask offers intensive, supplemental care that goes beyond basic day care. The skin looks and feels soft, fresh and smooth once again.

Why is jojoba oil an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

With its roots that are over 20 feet in length, the jojoba shrub is firmly rooted in the desert’s substrate and can therefore provide itself with the only consistently available water: the groundwater. This water evaporates partly via the shrub’s leaves, thus becoming available again to the surface of the earth. In this way, the microclimate is improved.More

Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil
Rose wax
Rose wax
Quince seed extract
Quince seed extract
Mango butter
Mango butter
Hydrating Cream Mask

Hydrating Cream Mask

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Full list of Hydrating Cream Mask ingredients
Aqua, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Cera Alba, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Olus Oil, Parfum*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*, Triticum Vulgare Bran Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Cera, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Lanolin, Sucrose Polystearate, Glyceryl Caprate, Propolis Cera, Alcohol.

*from natural essential oils

Jojoba oil is very stable against external influences such as light or air. Thanks to its special wax structure, it is not broken down by the skin's natural processes, but can sustainably protect the outer epidermis against loss of water.

Dr. Constanze Stiefel
Raw material expert and member of the pharmaceutical-scientific information section of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

Origin, cultivation and manufacture

We obtain jojoba for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care from a certified biodynamic farm in Argentina. The company founder is Jorge Arizu. His cultivated fields are located at the foot of the Andes in an extremely dry region. Even the jojoba shrub, which is adapted to a dry environment, requires drip irrigation here.More

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The Spaniards deduced the designation “jojoba” from the word “ho-ho-ba” from the Tohono O'Odham language of the Native American Indians. This Indian tribal group was located in the Sonoran desert of southwestern Arizona (USA) and northwestern Mexico.

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Jojoba oil extracted from the seeds had been utilized for wide-ranging purposes by various Indian nations. They used the oil to treat pain and gastric illnesses. Jojoba oil played a major role in skin and hair care.

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Jojoba shrubs protect desert regions against erosion and facilitate a favorable, ground-level microclimate.

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Thanks to its unique waxy structure, jojoba oil cannot oxidize, which means it remains fresh and take significantly longer than other oils to become rancid. It can withstand temperatures of up to 572°F.

Jojoba

Raw material profile

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a true miracle in dealing with extremes. The evergreen shrub, which can reach a height of near10 feet, grows in the deserts of Mexico, California and Arizona where night temperatures are between 30 - 41°F and daytime temperatures can be as high as 113°F. In spite of its extreme location, the jojoba shrub can live for up to 200 years. It can survive this climate because of its taproot which can work its way through the earth to a depth of 20 feet, enabling it to draw water from the soil’ deepest layers. The narrow leaves survive desert dryness due to their leathery, hairy surface.

These scrubby-looking bushes are dioecious, meaning there are male shrubs that produce pollen and female shrubs with inconspicuous blossoms. Brown capsule fruits, reminiscent of acorns, develop after wind pollination. Each fruit contains mostly one jojoba seed, which is about as big as a small olive.

The seeds contain 50-60% wax, which becomes the liquid known as jojoba oil at room temperature. The oil contains provitamin A and vitamin E; both are extremely resistant to oxidation. This explains the oil’s longevity

Jojoba
Jojoba

Origin, cultivation and manufacture

We obtain jojoba for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care from a certified biodynamic farm in Argentina. The company founder is Jorge Arizu. His cultivated fields are located at the foot of the Andes in an extremely dry region. Even the jojoba shrub, which is adapted to a dry environment, requires drip irrigation here. The water originates from a fountain on the farm. The jojoba shrubs stand in rows like long hedges where they are cultivated in compliance with biodynamic principles. By the end of summer, the jojoba fruits are ripe and the harvest lasts through autumn. The washed jojoba seeds are dried in the sun, then transported by truck to the company’s oil mill in Uruguay. It operates with special presses, filters and piping systems to prevent any contamination of the jojoba oil. From there, the cold-pressed jojoba oil is transported to Germany.

Jorge Arizu discovered jojoba for cultivation purposes after being inspired by a Greek professor at the University of California. Dr. Demetrios Yermanos (1921-1984) is regarded as a pioneer in jojoba research. The agricultural scientist discovered jojoba oil as a substitute for spermaceti whale oil, which was an important ingredient in cosmetics until the 1970s. In 1982, Jorge Arizu started his jojoba culture in the Arauco desert in the north-west of Argentina from seeds of cultivated jojoba plants from Demetrios Yermanos. In 2007, he took over a conventional farm and converted it to biodynamic cultivation. As member of the AABDA (Argentinean Bio-Dynamic Association), Jorge Arizu is strongly committed to cultivation in the desert. Overgrazing changed many steppes in Argentina into deserts. People had to migrate to the cities. Jorge Arizu has a vision: the desertified areas of his home country must be injected with new life through biodynamic jojoba cultivation. The jojoba culture helps to improve the microclimate, promoting more biodiversity and enabling people to settle in the area again.

Jojoba
Jojoba

Why is jojoba oil an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

With its roots that are over 20 feet in length, the jojoba shrub is firmly rooted in the desert’s substrate and can therefore provide itself with the only consistently available water: the groundwater. This water evaporates partly via the shrub’s leaves, thus becoming available again to the surface of the earth. In this way, the microclimate is improved. Jojoba shrubs also protect the soil in which it is rooted, helping to prevent soil erosion while retaining moisture. Jojoba oil provides this protective power to the skin. Particularly stressed, dry skin is smoothed and able to retain moisture for supple, comfortable skin.