My first contact with WALA Heilmittel GmbH or Dr. Hauschka was during a school excursion, in chemistry class, when we visited WALA in Bad Boll near Stuttgart. We were allowed to visit some areas of the production and I was fascinated by the handling of the raw materials and the glorious smell of rose. As I had skin problems myself, a visit to the health food shop followed where I bought my first Dr. Hauschka products: Facial Toner Clarifying and Facial Oil. At that time, it was not yet foreseeable that I would one day work for this company. The fascination and enthusiasm have remained.
Dear Ksenia, how did you come to Dr. Hauschka?
To what extent does the concept have to do with caring for one's own body?In developing our holistic body care, we look at the whole person with their needs. It is about supporting the body in its own activity with strengthening and balancing impulses and helping it to find its balance. So each product - be it a lotion, an oil, a cream or a powder - has its own unique character. One of the main purposes of our body care is to pick up and nurture the body's own rhythm of warmth: it supports the build-up of heat, centres warmth or allows it to flow. Dr. Hauschka Body Care opens up a variety of ways to experience mindfulness towards oneself. Whether it is the invigorating shower in the morning, a gentle lotion on the hands during the day, you can derive your personal ritual from it.
Many of our clients complain about stress and tired, worn-out skin. Are there any specific tips you recommend?Many people lose their rhythm in the stress and hectic of everyday life, e.g. they don't sleep enough and then would like to look fresher just by using a cream. If I have tired, worn-out skin, the first thing I should do is sleep or give myself a break. Apply a Dr. Hauschka Conditioning Mask, Dr. Hauschka Eye Freshener to tired eyes and then lay in a bath with one of the Dr. Hauschka Baths for 20 minutes during the soak time. So it's always the combination of lifestyle and care, one single product will not solve our skin problems.
The world of Dr. Hauschka is very extensive - what part of the range do you feel most comfortable with?In facial care, I feel most comfortable with our water-based preparations, especially the Night Cure. It reflects the rhythmic nature of the skin's metabolism and makes the effectiveness of Dr. Hauschka's oil-free night care particularly clear. These 28 days of the cure correspond to a complete renewal cycle of the skin.
In body care, I would highlight the nourishing oils as pure soul care, whatever the season. I would describe our care oils as a warming gift of the sun to the soul, as pure power of the sun can be felt in the oils. Whether on cold days, in case of exhaustion or to tighten the tissue, the care oils are suitable for every situation in life.