Dr. Hauschka • Dr. Hauschka pressed and loose powders • Powders
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The only reason I have taken a lippie off this product is the fact that it is very expensive, but that fact aside this is the best loose powder I have ever tried!
It leaves my skin with a silky,satin glow and yet keeps oils away for me all day,(although I do have dry skin). Layered over Rose day cream is looks beautiful and the scent is lovely, the distinctive rosy Hauschka smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
This is for the LOOSE POWDER (the pressed is not as good - much like many others, and a little chalky). I thought the Clinique was excellent; was dried out by or reacted to many others (LM, Nars, BB, etc.); the Hauschka is the best I have used so far. Losing one lippie because it sometimes makes me sneeze (the scent), then my nose gets red and irritated, and before I know it, lo and behold - dry flakes and/or spots.
Fine quality, colour match, and end result. As others have said, the packaging is poor: there's retro, and there's unforgivably unreconstructed. For everyday use, I decant a small quantity of this into an old Clinique loose powder demonstration tester container (obtained from a Clinique counter, as they were discontinuing that shade - 01, the one that works on pale blue people, grrrr). Can be applied using one of these microcellular latex sponges, or a brush, or using the Clinique powder rub-down method, or some combination of all three.
Works well as a very light and discreet concealer, using sponge. Used as a powder, the finish is light and impeccable. No greasiness (obviously, given the ingredients), no excess shine, no dry chalkiness, no flakes around the nose. Perfect.
No reactions or clogging leading to spottiness. No talc, no bismuth oxychloride, no tourmaline; mainly tapioca starch, silk powder, and three minerals (silicates, roughly speaking; and all naturally derived, if you're worried - from The Earth, just like good old mineral oil, heheh). And it's a fantastic match for very pale skin: this might make it too light on others, and not a true "translucent."
Con: the scent does bother me. And for everyday purposes, I prefer Clarins Express Compact Foundation: genuinely multi-purpose concealer, foundation, and/or powder. But Dr H is the best full-on Green make-up I've yet found: most such stuff is not up to cheap drugstore quality, and this is definitely department-store level.
Expensive - around EUR 25.00 for something like 12 g. But used with a light hand, and very little (my skin not needing too much), it'll last a fair length of time. As with all Dr H, no animal testing and other virtue and greenery.*
INGREDIENTS: Manihot Esculenta/Manihot Ultilissima (Tapioca) Starch, Silk/Serica Powder, Mica, Diatomaceous Earth/Solum Diatomeae, Silica, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract, Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oil), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Iron Oxides
* [There is some cultish near-religious New Age bunkum attached, but I'm willing to forgive them that, as the end result is that the company's production standards and methods are good, and the resulting end products stellar - except, of course, for insisting on ruining many otherwise fine items by putting in St John's Wort ...]
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in the loose powder.
BACKGROUND: I have combination skin that is sensitive and drier than normal due to Tazorac use. I have an oily t-zone, easily-clogged pores, and am breakout prone (due to both hormones and certain ingredients in facial products). I'm looking for a lightweight, sheer finishing powder that will set my makeup without changing the color of my face, breaking me out, or emphasizing any dry, flaky patches. I don't care about oil-control since I use OC Eight under my makeup on oily days and don't mind blotting or touching up with pressed powder either. I looked at the Top Rated loose powders on MUA and chose this one after checking out the ingredients carefully.
COLOR: Lightly-tinted powder. It's a sort of neutral light beige color that's supposed to be universal. It seems pretty sheer to me and doesn't add any color to my face or mess around with my base. I'm guessing that they add the bit of color in order to prevent a chalky look.
TEXTURE/WEAR: Nice, finely-milled texture. It's not as fine as Laura Mercier but not dry and dusty like Bobbi Brown. It reminds me of Sue Devitt's powder the most, but a little lighter in feel. Does a decent job of setting makeup and removing that initial shine without looking heavy, cakey or too dry. Does not emphasize dry parts of my face. Not a lot of oil control, but if you're interested in that, then you should look for a pressed blot powder.
SCENT: This powder is VERY strongly scented. It is sort of a sweet herbal fragrance that reminds me of licorice. I'm not sure if the scent is due to the ingredients (which include some essential oils) or added fragrance. Whatever it is, I'm not happy about putting such a highly-fragranced product on my face, if only because it is too much in the morning on an empty stomach.
PACKAGING: Awful. I paid about $34 for this powder and was surprised and unhappy to find that it comes in a very flimsy-feeling black plastic sifter jar. Cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap! And kind of ugly too. I'm really shocked since Dr. Hauschka skincare products all come in attractive and sturdy glass and ceramic containers. I don't know why they'd put an expensive, quality product in tacky, unattractive packaging that's inferior to lower-cost brands like Everyday Minerals. This also comes with a decent-enough puff but I use my own Laura Mercier puff to apply this powder. I kept the original puff just to fill up the space between the lid and sifter.
VERDICT: I began using this stuff in the morning to set my tinted moisturizer and concealer in mid-March. It began breaking me out about a week later. I know it was this because when I switched to pure silk powder several weeks later, I stopped getting cysts. Pity, since this is all-natural and looked good. I'd recommend this only for normal-non-acne-prone skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
hate to be the dissenter, but this product is awful. broke out in cystic acne, and i haven't done that, well, ever.
just wanted to add that i really wanted to LOVE this product, since i've been trying to switch all my makeup/skincare over to all natural or organic products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm using the pressed powder and love it. It doesn't give me any white bumps or breakouts. And it doesn't itch. Use it over my shiny sunscreen and it makes my make up last. The only bad thing is the packaging it breaks easily. The lid broke off. I like that it has a mirror though. Will be buying again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love Dr. Hauschka's skin care products, but I just couldn't get myself to like the pressed or loose powders. I tried both and the scent really bothered me. I found the scent too cloying and overpowering. The light scent of their skin care products is really nice, but the powder scent was way too strong and I could smell it all day. I thought the powder was on the heavy side too. I tried Jurlique's silk dust and I prefer the consistency of that powder more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a review for the loose powder.
I bought this after my skin began to react horribly to Givenchys Prisme Libre (severe eczema reaction).
Smells nice, leaves skin natural - not too matt or shiny. Keeps my oily T zone matt enough for most of the day I just need one touch up at lunchtimeish. Didn't cause irritation and actually seemed to sooth my skin. Sets makeup nicely too.
The colour suits me as I am very pale - not sure how it would work on deeper skin tones though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've been using the loose powder since it does not contain talc. This hasn't cause any breakouts or irritation for me either which is rare. However, it has no coverage and it tends to dry my skin out. Also, it does not provide the skin with any kind of 'texture' or anything else you might achieve with other powders BUT it's natural and it does matify some if used correctly. I will be using this just for the 'natural , no - talc' factor.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This went unused for months after I bought it cause I thought it looked to talcy. Then I tried it over a Revlon foundation and it looked perfect. My only gripe...well two really...is the price of this stuff. I had to sell my firstborn to pay for the (second gripe) little amount in the compact! Nice pressed powder but I won't buy it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this product! I prefer the compact to the loose powder since it is a little drying and not transportable. This powder looks great on without that heavy feel and is not shiny like many other powders. Great for sensative skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love it! Used the loose powder in the only color that is available ("finale leggero") for the first time this morning (along with the Toned Day Cream) and my skin looks amazing: clear, even tone with no chalkiness or settling into fine lines. I've tried many a natural powder, and this is my new HG!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Pressed Powder: Translucent Pace Powder Compact Finale
I waited to review so that I could comment on the "breakout factor". I am pleased to report that this powder has not caused breakouts/clogged pores even though it has been used daily in hot/humid conditions--and my fair skin is very difficult in this respect. Yes, it is scented, but the rose/spice scent does not last long, and I actually like it. This finely milled powder works alone over my Shiseido Sunscreen when I just want a quick cover for redness, but in general, I use a bit of foundation/concealer and apply the powder with my Essence of Beauty Control Powder brush (love this!) to set and smooth for a very natural smooth finish that does not make my pores look like craters or emphasize dry patches from Retin-A. I usually have to blot once or twice and do a quick touch-up after work. It comes with a puff, but I replace with a clean pad for touch up (Eof B once again) and make sure not to lose the sheet of plastic to cover the powder as this compact does not come with a separate puff holder. One caveat: this powder is quite light and probably may not work for darker than medium skin. The tester for the loose powder is a bit darker. Highly recommend. Price is $33.00 USD.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The best powder for my dry, sensitive skin! All the other powders I've been using were too drying or causing breakouts. I prefer the loose powder over the pressed one because there's no talc in it, but I do keep the pressed one in my purse for touchups during the day (which I don't need that often). Both powders are really soft and silky and nicely but not overwhelming fragranced. The packaging of the loose powder could be a little better though. Prices of Dr. Hauschka overhere aren't too bad so I would purchase this again for sure. Update: Unfortunately the smell of both powders (loose one like roses, pressed one like cinnamon) started to annoy me so one lippie of and I'm going to try another face powder. Ingredients Loose Powder: Tapioca (Manihot Esculenta) Starch, Silk (Serica) Powder, Mica, Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae), Silica, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Evernia Prunastri, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Ingredients Compact (Pressed) Powder: Talc, Silk (Serica) Powder, Mica, Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae), Magnesium Stearate, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Rose (Rosa Gallica) Petal Extract, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Evernia Prunastri, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is most certainly one of the best loose powders I know (haven't tried the pressed one yet). I love the rose scent and the velvety finish. It's just a shame that the stuff is so expensive in the US, because you can get it much cheaper here in Germany; I paid 10 € (ca. $13) in an online-pharmacy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the only loose powder I have tried that does not cause me to break out.
The only problem I have with this powder is that it is heavily fragranced but the pros far outweigh the cons with this product. Works well over a variety of foundations and because the powder is translucent does not effect my foundations colour. Controls oil pretty well throughout the day but sometimes I do need a touch up. The price is OK if you find a good deal on ebay. My H.G loose powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this powder yesterday because I wanted to get rid of the shine of my face that a sunscreen can cause. The smell is a little overpowering for me, but I don't really mind that. The powder itself is great. It mattifies my skin, which was the thing I was after. I don't use the puff inside, but I do keep it there to keep the powder in place. I apply with a brush which gives me the best results. Hasn't broken me out. Edit: I felt like I really needed to rave some more about this powder. I use this everyday and the smell is divine! I have oily skin, but when I use this I only need to blot my skin once during the day!! What I also love about it is that it doesn't contain talc which can be drying and can also enlarge your pores. Instead, I only feel like this powder actually improves my own skin. Wonderful! One pot lasts forever, but when it's finished, I'll definitely buy again and again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I use the loose powder after I use the cleanser, toner, and poisturizer/bronzer concentrate. It clears up any shine and gives me a flawless finish! I wish it came out more evenly on the puff, and the packaging seems slightly cheap for the price and general integrity of the line. But it looks lovely and smells lovely and feels lovely and makes me look lovely :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Alright, 3 lippies for Dr. Hauschka loose powder.
packaging: the packaging is alright on this product, better than some loose powders. It's a screw lid, nice and secure for travel. And as long as the puff is kept inside, it will stay in there. I have had trouble with the sifter itself coming off though.
price: $28, are you kidding me? It's mineral powder, not sifted gold. But since it is mineral and "all natural", it's a bit pricey.
quality and product rating: It's a nice, finely milled translucent powder, has a herb-like scent, and makes skin looks very nice and polished when first applied. The reason for the lack of lippies would be its staying power, which is shameful. One hour at most, on combination skin, applied with a brush. It may last 45min-60min using the puff and applying more product. Also, if you don't blend this in enough, it can show its pigmentation, which is extremely pale.
repurchase? No. Too expensive. Although I liked the nicely milled texture and scent, I will look for others for more staying powder. I like Almay compacts better than this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I have the pressed powder and it just so good on my skin it doesn't break me out and the scent wonderful.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I use the pressed translucent powder and its wonderful. It has a slighly sweet, spicy smell (nutmeg or cardamomish. If you like the Bourjois vanilla-y smell, you will LOVE this) and creates a light powder finish that is never cakey. The translucent color is PERFECT for a PPP girl like me.