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Product Review: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light

Posted Sep 26 2008 2:52pm 1 Comment

rose day cream lightPrice: US$39.95
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I feel a little bad about writing a review on a skin care product that I don’t like so soon after writing about a product that I love, but I have had people asking about my experience with Dr. Hauschka’s moisturizer, and I guess that’s just the nature of a blog.

I actually wasn’t that excited about using Dr. Hauschka’s products in the first place, because I’d read so many mixed reviews on their skin care line - some people seem to love them, and some not so much.

I also knew that Dr. Hauschka’s philosophy was to use a lot of “healing” essential oils which I don’t like. I realize that essential oils can be at times very beneficial to the skin, but in my opinion (and from what I’ve learned since I’ve been immersed in the natural skin care industry), is that acne-prone skin just does not fit well with products made heavily with oils. Even oils that are non-comedogenic can sit too heavily on the skin and contribute to clogged pores and an acne breakout.

Of course I am a total believer of essential oils and how great they can be for the skin. But in my opinion they are only suited to mature skin types, or skin that is not in any way acne prone.

Always do your own research before you buy a new product

If you read the blog article I wrote the day I bought the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light, then you’ll know that it was kind of an impulse buy.

I hadn’t done a lot of research on what product to try, and I’d run out of the last moisturizer I was using, so I just bought what one of the staff members in the health store recommended to me. This was a big mistake - nobody knows your skin better than you do, and nobody knows acne-prone skin better than somebody else with acne-prone skin.

So always research before you buy a product. Otherwise you’ll end up with a bathroom cabinet full of half used skin care products like me.

My experience using Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light

I used the Rose Day Cream Light for almost two weeks. I’d like to say it was okay, but it didn’t fit well with my skin at all. First, I should not have bought the “Light” version of this cream, because it was too light on my skin. I have normal to dry skin on my face so I found the Dr. Hauschka product just not hydrating enough for my skin type.

The cream also made the skin on my face red after I applied it. This could have been an allergy to an ingredient in the product, but the only cosmetic ingredient that I’m aware of being allergic to is green clay so I doubt this was the case. It’s more likely that my skin is too sensitive for the cream, or perhaps the lack of skin hydration made my skin red and slightly irritated. Whatever the reason, the red face wasn’t a good look and it certainly didn’t make me want to continue using the product.

I finally decided that I didn’t want to use this product again when I got a small breakout of cosmetic acne from the cream. I developed 3-5 small pimples along my t-zone within five days of using the product. This is more acne than I’d had in a while so I knew it was the cream’s fault. And once I stopped using the product the spots went away.

I’m sorry Dr. Hauschka that this product didn’t work for me, and I’m also sorry to everyone reading this that loves their products. I realize that it’s rare to find a product that everyone loves, so if you’re still keen on trying Dr. Hauschka’s products, go for it. I’d just suggest you start with a sample size so you get to try before you buy. Especially considering how expensive this product line is.

I purchased my sample size from a health store for CA$6. But if you live in North America, try Sephora because I hear they give out free samples if you ask.

And of course, if you’ve had great success with Dr. Hauschka’s products, and the Rose Cream Light in particular, write a comment in the box below and let me know about it. I feel bad that I didn’t like this product at all so it’s nice to get a few different opinions from others that have tried it.

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I used this product last night and it only took 5 miutes for my lower lip and chin to swell. I believe I must be allergic to one or more of the ingredients, which one I don't know, because I haven't had this reaction before from a cosmetic. I had tried the Rosemary leg and arm toner a few days before and got a much worse reaction. I don't think this product line is for me. Luckily, these were samples so I didn't have any monetary investment.
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