Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 28 - 2009

The lovely VexintheCity got me lemming this cream just over a month ago when she nonchalantly tweeted that it was time to repurchase for the winter.  Repurchase?!  That’s a word I rarely hear in the beauty community and so it was that my interest was piqued!

When I was in London at the beginning of December I headed to The Garden Pharmacy on Long Acre to check out the Art Deco they stock there, but it wasn’t long before my attention was diverted when I saw the Dr. Hauschka display on the shelves nearby.

Dropping the Art Deco like a hot potato (such is the fickle nature of makeup shopping) I made a beeline for the Dr. Hauschka display and started rummaging amongst the plain-looking boxes to find what I was looking for:

It’s a thick, silky-feeling cream which as the name would suggest… is rose scented.  I don’t find the scent too overpowering, but then, I do like rose-scented things.

You get 30ml of product for a £20 price tag.  Yes, it’s expensive and I balked at the price.

I suffer every winter from dry patches on my face.  My skin doesn’t seem to be au fait with THE RULES.  It’s supposed to know to be oily on the nose and dry on the cheeks… such is the bane of typical combination skin.  My skin SCOFFS at THE RULES.   Crusty and flaky down the sides of the nose and on the chin/top lip line with a great big pimple on the cheek.

It dispenses easily out of the tube, thankfully at £20 a pop it doesn’t pour out too much product when you squeeze the tube.  As you can see from the following picture it spreads itself quite thinly too, so you really only need a small amount of product to get a great amount of coverage.

It has an impressive list of ingredients which (if interested) you can find here.

So how did I find it? Will I be repurchasing?

I loved it.

I’ve tried many ‘thick’ creams in the winter to combat the flaky bits that make foundation look horrific about 20secs after applying and I’ve tried many creamier foundations in an attempt to stave off that crusty, dry, clumpy effect I get over the dry patches.  Nothing worked until I picked up a tube of Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream.

I was wary about slathering it on my nose… It *is* thick and heavy feeling and I was concerned that my makeup would slide right off, but it sinks in nicely in about 3 minutes.

The singular reason why I will be repurchasing next winter is this…

It’s an instant cure.  I don’t have to apply this a couple of times a day to see the effect a few days down the line (hello Eucerin) – I simply slap a bit of this on and the dryness is gone.  A gentle rub with a dry flannel to exfoliate and remove any dead skin flakes and they’re not coming back for the day once this has sunk in.  And that’s what I want.  I have cuticles like cactus spikes because I’m not hugely dedicated to the cause of massaging cuticle butter into them 5 times a day.  Ooooh I’m gonna try this on my nails too, that was an instant brainwave right there… you’re watching genius as it happens people!

Anyway, I’m really happy with it.  I’m still gonna shriek at the numbers that pop up on the till next November, but when I think of all the money I’ve spent on rich day creams and foundations in an attempt to battle winter skin problems.  For me, it’s completely worth it.

You can find Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream online on their website where you can even purchase a sample size (although £3.50 p&p charges may make this seem less tempting).


11 Responses to “Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream”

  1. FrankieBaby says:

    Yes! and you’ve never seen MY tweets about Hauschka? I even have the cleansing milk in my twitpics from agessss ago. That product melts my 3 inches of fluidline and duo lash adhesive with zero burn and virtually no rubbing, I am a Hauschka freak, I use the rose day creme light in the summer. The quince is nice too, but the original rose works magic! I love the eye creme, the firming masque..I could go on forever.

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  2. PCMP_Forever says:

    I have their Day Eye Contour cream, it’s pretty greasy so you’ve got to use a tiny amount. I use it in the summer when my eyes are super sensitive. This is the only cream that won’t sting. Heck, even Simple eye cream stinged like a bitch back then.

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  3. Lina says:

    Right, this confirms it, I need this in my life. xx

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  4. VexInTheCity says:

    Hehehe..I told ya, I told ya, I toooooooooold ya! It’s bloody fab isn’t it? *smug grin* LOL

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  5. Iva says:

    I love love love Dr Hauschka products!! ;)

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  6. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the review! Is the cream light reflecting? From the swatch on your hand it kind of looked like Mac’s Strobe Cream. – which isn’t a bad thing if it was ;)

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  7. Janie says:

    I adore the Rose Day Cream!
    They do also stock a “light” version if you find it too greasy.

    I just wish they sold it in a bigger tube for those of us addicted to it.

    I’ve tried to find something similar in texture, but never succeeded. Has anyone else used something so thick that wasn’t watery?

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  8. Rhamnousia says:

    I love the Doc, I first started using his handcream and it lasted so long and smells really nice and is totally not greasy. I’ve used the neem oil for cuticles (Despite biting my nails) and it works really well.

    I need to test this cream out as the London winter this year has been really tough on my skin, I finally got the greasies under control and now it looks super dry

    x

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  9. my skin condition is exactly the same as yours during winters, I was wondering if I was the only one who had such a wierd skin!lol
    Now i’m tempted to get my mitts on this cream, thanks for the lovely review hun xoxo

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  10. Get Lippie says:

    I love the Dr Hauschka, but I prefer the Neals Yard Frankincense this year for some reason, I think it’s the matteness of the NY that appeals. That said, I’ll probably buy the Dr Hauschka again at some point.

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  11. Sian says:

    Let me know how this works on your cuticles. Mine are a dry, peeling, bleeding mess and I’m losing the will with them atm
    xxx

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