Elisabeth Sigmund: Dr. Hauschka’s pioneering co-founder
From its origins in 1967, Elisabeth Sigmund and Rudolph Hauschka developed Dr. Hauschka skin care to support the skin in its natural activities, using purely natural substances. The aim was to create well-tolerated, healing skin care that is good for your skin, as well as the planet.
Elisabeth dedicated her life to understanding the skin. She trained to be an esthetician and during this time she created her own technique of lymphatic drainage massage for her skin care treatments, this is still at the heart of Dr. Hauschka signature treatments today. She played a key role in the development of the brand and her ideas live on today in our products and treatments.
Elisabeth Sigmund’s influence on Dr. Hauschka products
Sage Purifying Bath Essence
Elisabeth loved the theatre and spent time working in stage productions. Her circle of friends included many actors and dancers. To help the latter she developed Sage Purifying Bath Essence to soothe their feet. This product, to this day, provides long-lasting warmth when you’re feeling cold and welcomes freshness after exercise.
Oil-free night care was another concept Elisabeth introduced and she helped to compose the original Night Serum formula. The formula was created as she assessed the skin’s rhythms and its need to breathe and regenerate throughout the night. To experiment with the effectiveness of night care Elisabeth slept with half her face in night care products and half without so the benefits would be visible to her.
Rose Day Cream
Elisabeth was responsible for the final formulation of our Rose Day Cream, which is still a favourite to this day. This rich nourishing moisturiser provides strength and harmony to sensitive, dry and reddened skin. Formulated with the precious extracts of rose petals and wild rose hips to nurture and balance the skin – it has been caring for complexions since 1967.
Lipstick was one of the first Make-up products Elisabeth created when she created Dr. Hauschka. Her favourite creation was the lovely pink shade of 22 Millionbells. Dr. Hauschka make-up was inspired by Elisabeth’s desire to create products that supported your natural outer beauty but also held skin care benefits. She formulated our range of lipsticks with medicinal plant extracts, oils and waxes to provide intense colour with a soft sheen all the while providing your lips with nourishment from the high quality ingredients.
One of the original products Elisabeth created and a great example of her experimentation with natural ingredients to uncover their skin care benefits. Cleansing Cream was created as a result of an experiment with almond paste Elisabeth found on her mother’s dressing table. Combined with marigold, chamomile, St. John’s wort, and anthyllis it has become one of the most loved products within our product range.