12 posts tagged "Dr. Hauschka"
I do not have a Christmas tree in my home (too much of a mess, no time to water, and let’s not even get started on my cat possibly scaling the branches), but Dr. Hauschka’s Limited-Edition Spruce Warming Bath Essence makes it smell like there is one. Although the notion of bathing in pine needles doesn’t sound appealing, at the end of a day during this frantic yet festive season, this woody-scented blend is a divine way to de-stress. Give this green fluid to the Grinches in your life, send it to the Ebenezer Scrooge of the family—a luxurious soak steeped with tension-relieving spruce essential oil (along with hydrating jojoba) will boost their mood, warm their frostbitten toes, and possibly even melt their hearts. Plus, it’s guaranteed to keep them in the holiday spirit long after the Fraser fir is put curbside.
For all the Dr. Hauschka fans out there who discovered the singular joy of layering the all-natural brand’s aromatherapeutic body lotions onto parched limbs last spring when they first launched, a piece of good news: This month, the good doctor has delivered a new crop of body washes in four, corresponding scents. The soap-free formula that is spiked with avocado and sesame seed oils to support balanced hydration, as well as quince seed extract to foster a supple skin texture, is available in Lemon Lemongrass, a revitalizing aroma that packs an energetic punch; Lavender Sandalwood, which ushers in a feeling of overall calm; Rose, a comforting essence that nurtures as it tones; and, our personal favorite, Almond, which imparts a soothing sensation, the promise of which makes it that much easier to drag yourself out of bed and into the shower each morning. For best results, lather, rinse—and repeat while taking in a deep breath of sweet, scented steam.
Dr. Hauschka has a cult following amongst fashion folk that other brands can only dream of. Gucci Westman keeps the German-born line’s Rose Day Cream close at hand backstage at shows like Oscar de la Renta and Rag & Bone, and a certain Italian screen star and newly named Dolce & Gabbana spokeswoman swears by the range’s totally natural formulas (more on that next month). Even we have fallen victim to the lure of its nourishing, chemical-free tinctures and salves, the supremely gentle Cleansing Milk in particular. So on the rare occasion that the brand introduces new offerings, we pay attention—even when the newness in question is a body moisturizer, a product that rarely (and we mean, rarely) gets us excited. Just in time to help you weather the chalky-skin-inducing seasonal transition, Dr. H has released three new variations of its already beloved lotion. The Almond variety uses rich essential almond oil, quince, and marshmallow to treat extremely dry and sensitive limbs; Lemon Lemongrass has a zingy scent and toning quality; and Lavender Sandalwood, our personal favorite, creates a moisturizing shield for the skin with a cocktail of macadamia nut and avocado oils, all while offering a mellowing olfactory experience. All three are very good news for the skirt- (and maybe shorts-?) wearing opportunities that have unexpectedly befallen the East Coast. It’s going to be 70 degrees today, New York; best to lather up.
$39.95 each, available at www.drhauschka.com.
MELISSA / (mel-lis-uh)/ n. / 1. / A popular women’s name that means “bee” in Greek; n. / 2. / Also known as lemon balm, a strong, bushy plant about 60 to 90 cm. tall with oval, intensely green leaves containing serrated edges; / n. / 3. / A highly adaptable, lemon-scented herb that prefers moist, well-drained soil, but can also handle dryness and can thrive in both sun or partial shade; / 3. / A prized skincare ingredient with medicating properties capable of striking a balance between oily, dry, and sensitive areas, e.g., “Melissa treats the nose to a citrusy aroma and the skin to an impressive balancing act.”
Try it: Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream, $39.95, at www.drhauschka.com.
This winter was unbearably long, but after many, many months of being resigned to a rotating wardrobe of heavyweight opaque tights and jeans over those aforementioned tights, the temperature is finally rising…which means our wardrobe is shrinking. The problem is, it’s been a very long time since our legs have seen the light of day, and while they were hibernating, they’ve somehow morphed into pudgy, pasty, furry limbs. Here, to help you get used to the idea of—gulp—shorts, we’ve compiled a top ten list of products and expert tips. Your gams will be ready for their Spring debut in no time.
No Pain, All Gain
While they certainly won’t replace time logged in at the gym, this trio of leg-toning potions does help firm, stimulate circulation, and combat water retention. Super by Dr. Perricone’s Supermodel Legs uses chili pepper capsaicin to do the job, while Origins infuses menthol into its Leg Lifts to impart a tingly, invigorating effect. For a refreshing and revitalizing finish, a slick of Dr. Hauschka’s Rosemary Leg and Arm Toner should do you just fine.
As the temperature goes up, so too does your shaving frequency. For the smoothest depilatory experience, dermatologist Dr. Sapna Westley advises wetting hair in warm water for three to five minutes prior to shaving to soften the skin and prevent irritation. “Always use a shaving cream or gel, ideally a fragrance-free version to avoid razor burn,” she says, adding that it’s equally important to change the blade weekly, and shave in the direction of hair growth.
Try It: Schick Intuition Natural Sensation Razor, $9.99, www.ulta.com.