This stuff is gorgeous!! I don't use it to take off mu 'cuz it just doesn't. I use my normal face wash at night to take off all my mu, then use this, then only this in the mornings. I don't need any kind of moisturizer after I use it, and have gone down to using avene only every other night, putting nothing on my face alternate nights. My skin seems to like this much, much better. Using this method, and avon's Alternative Intensive Age Treatment SPF 25 during the day, my skin is responding really well, becoming much more even and smooth with less oil (uber oily skin) and smaller pores. The texture is so soft and silky, albiet a little thinner than I'm used to. Definitely a milky texture. Doesn't foam or suds up either which I'm perfectly willing to get over. Not crazy about the rose smell he has in everything, but it's very soft and non-offensive. Love the pump, but a huge glass bottle?? YIKES! I'm terrified I'm going to drop it in the shower and might end up transferring it to another container, especially for travel. I still am just in love with this stuff.
EDIT: I've been using these products for several months, and I've decided to go back to my beloved Sothys products for sensitive skin. While I really like the ethos of Dr. Hauschka's line, several of the products have too much alcohol in them. When I would sweat, the moisturizing skin cream would get into my eyes and sting! That had never happened before; certainly not with my Sothys products! So I deleted some lippies and won't be buying again. Betsy 4/15/07
This is a review of the whole Dr. Hauschka skin care line.
Thanks to ProductGuru's long review, I decided to re-try Dr. Hauschka's skin line. I'd tried the kit for sensitive skin and liked it a lot, but didn't take the plunge and get the full-sized products (this stuff is quite pricey). So anyway, I pried open my wallet and with trembling hands, plunked down an enormous wad of cash for the whole line. My reaction, after a few weeks of exclusive use:
Dr. H. is THE BOMB!!!!!!!! HG all the way. I use the daily cleanser, cleansing cream, toner, daily moisturizer, eye cream (in the tube), the ampules for sensitive skin, and the revitalizing mask. All I can say is, this stuff is incredible. My skin is actually pretty decent anyway--although I have rosacea, it is pretty mild, and I don't tend to break out--but I have rather large pores on my nose. Well, after using this line exclusively, I swear they are SHRINKING! Nothing else I have tried has made my skin look this good. I can only imagine how it will look in two months, which is the length of time ProductGuru says it will take to see lasting results.
One good thing is that I won't be using the ampules for ever; the recommendation is to use them until that your skin is normalized (6-8 weeks) and then after that, you only need to use them a few times a year, like when the seasons change. This will cut down on the price. Like others, I was a bit skeptical about only using the ampules on my face at night, but my skin feels fine when I wake up, and I never really liked night creams--my skin is not dry and they all are too heavy. I don't know whether I will still feel this way in winter, but right now, the ampules are working quite well.
I absolutely agree with ProductGuru's advice to use the whole line; you won't get the same results if you use it piecemeal. I know it is expensive, but when I look at the Sephora and Bliss catalogs and see the prices for many of the creams and potions for sale there, I don't feel that Dr. H. is outrageous in comparison. I also really like the philosophy behind the product.
In short--terrific products, I am totally delighted with the results, and now I know I have found the skin care line that really works for me.
Wonderful. I have sensitive skin and this works on my skin without irritating it at all.
I got a sample of this from whole foods and used in the morning and I liked it. But there are many other cheaper cleansers as good as this, so I don't think I'll buy the full size.
I love this cleanser. It smells great, it's natural and gentle. It leaves my skin feeling soft and I follow Dr. H's advice to use no moisturizer in the evening. I don't feel dried out after cleansing. The blackheads on my nose have cleared up tremendously. I do not need much makeup and since using Dr. H products I have gotten many many compliments on how great I look.
I honestly believe this cleanser turned the quality of my skin around. I was skeptical at first because I started using it in the winter, and then warm temperatures came and I assumed I would start breaking out because of the humidity. However, so far I have not broken out at all... I have no cystic pimples at all, if I have any at all they are small whiteheads due to me resting my hand on my face.
I have been using this cleanser in combination with the Cleansing Cream and perhaps this combination has been successful in clearing me up. My skin has never looked better, though! I will leave the house without makeup on and be confident in myself!
Thank you Dr. Hauschka. Granted the products are expensive, but there is a reason-quality ingredients, all good for your skin.. nothing reactive. Think about it this way--spend 30 bucks on this cleanser for a couple months and stop eating all that nasty junk food, fried food, drink filtered water... the natural way is the way to go.
I really like the Dr H line, and the whole regime works for me like nothing else. I give the regime a 5, but the individual products are less perfect. When I'm on the regime, I use this milk every night to remove makeup. It's soothing and gentle, and if you massage it in for a few minutes, it takes everything off except eyeliner. It leaves my skin calm and cool, and ready for sleeping w/o night cream (as Dr H requires). I like the light herbal/floral smell of this, but I HATE the bottle. It's too big to cart around easily, and being glass, can break. The pump is hygenic but means you can't use all of the product, and sometimes the pump gets stuck. It's an expensive cleanser, especially since you really need to use it with Cleansing Cream as well. But, I find myself going back to the whole regime once or twice a year, when I can afford it. I have sensitive, dry skin, and nothing else calms it down like this does.
I have been using the Dr H. range for about three weeks now and am finding that I get a reaction to the products. I use the cleansing milk, toner and moisturiser (by day only). I bought the rhythmic night conditioner in the hope of seeing some improvement but am still disappointed. Don't know whether to persevere or not... so has anyone else experienced the same reaction?
I've been using this product for 3 years now. I'm 45yrs old, fair. This stuff is wonderful. I use the whole line as prescribed. Sometimes I skip the toner and moisturizer as I find since using Dr H I don't need as much anymore. I also need almost no makeup.
Used to wear light foundations and transluscent powders from Laura Mercier.
But now no need.
I've used alot of very expensive products in the past(was addicted to La mer for awhile). THis is so much better and I think comparatively reasonably priced.
I have been using this product for about a week, plus the toner and moisturizer. I love it! I can alreay see a reduction in my acne scars, and my skin is feeling softer than ever has been before! I have oily, but sensative skin. At fist I was bothered by the feeling that you couldn't really wash it off, but now that I am already seeing some results and it hasn't made my skin greasy at all, I am very happy!
I am lucky to be living in Germany, because the products are about half the price here than they are in the states! I bought a sample of the translucent make up today, so I am looking forward to seeing how it works out!