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I got a gift set from a friend with few small Dr Hanushka products in, 3 different moisturisers, a toner and two different cleansers. I'd heard of Dr Hanushka before but wasn't really that aware of them or the products. I have recently cleared out a load of stuff and started using only products not tested on animals which is why my friend thought I'd like these.
I loved the packaging they came in, a silver tin and all the products have plain simple packaging - no fuss, no frills, no nonsense. It's as if they spend so much time on the products themselves there's no room for fancy packaging just no fuss tubes.
I don't know about you but I had no idea what quince was before I got this cream...I had to go and google it! But I duly got it out and slapped it on my face after cleansing. The smell is lovely, I'm not quite sure how to describe it but it's not strong or chemically smelling at all.
The cream itself is yellow but doesn't stain white towels. Go on...ask me how I know! It's easy to apply and you don't need a huge amount of it. I have sensitive skin which can easily become dry but I had no problems with sensitivity or dry patches with this cream. It doesn't feel particularly moisturising when you put it on, it sinks in pretty much straight away and you don't feel it sitting on your skin. After a few minutes though my skin felt soft and supple.
I'm definitely going to go and buy this once I've used up the other creams in the gift set - so far this is definitely my favourite. The only downside to it for me is that there's no SPF in it...but I can get that from my BB cream so not the end of the world.
Hauschka's products are used by a list of celebs as long as your arm - including Kate Moss and Madonna. Use them, and you'll see why. These might not be the most luxuriantly packaged beauty items on the market, but they really do work.
Hauschka's philosophy is rather unusual. They espouse something called 'Anthroposophical Medicine', which is vaguely defined on their website as the view that disease comes "from a disturbance or imbalance in the life-processes, and turns to its range of remedies, as well as a wide range of other therapeutic activities to counteract these imbalances and restore equilibrium and good health." Their skincare is designed to be as natural as possible, using plant extracts to ensure that neither the body nor the skin are damaged by chemicals.
New agey rhetoric aside, their creams really do work. Crack one of these tubes open and you'll find a very rich, very thick yellow cream with plenty of shea butter. It requires a bit of massaging to get it into your skin (which is great for boosting circulation), but you'll instantly feel the moisturing effect. I've never used a cream that was better at ironing out fine lines and dryness, leaving you with that dewy glow.
My only problem with the quince cream is that I personally find the smell a little odd. Hauschka make a Rose Day Cream which is even richer and smells glorious - that's the one I'd choose in preference, and I believe it's the one beloved of celebs too!
The only disadvantage is that you need to make sure that you use these creams within a reasonable timeframe, or they will go off!
A 30ml tube of Hauschka's Quince Day Cream costs £16 in stores in Britain. However, shop on ebay and you can get them flown in from Germany from considerably less - I usually buy at around £10 for the same 30ml tube.
The Quince and Beeswax extracts in this moisturiser give it wonderful protecting qualities making it an ideal day care cream for modern living. Other carefully selected plant extracts help to moisturise and smooth the skin.