I’ve had Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream for a while now, but it’s taken me some time to figure out how to use it.
Firstly, this is a rich, thick, day cream with a light rose scent created for people with dry, sensitive, or weather-damaged skin. The first time I used it was on a flight from Sydney to LA, and it was perfect for that dry cabin air. My skin instantly revived once I’d applied it.
Back on the ground, I tried to apply this thick cream to my face and ended up looking greasy all day. Reading the back of the tube, it suggests to rub a small amount in your hands and press the moisturiser into the skin, but this method didn’t impart enough product to my skin, and I ended up with dry cheeks by mid-afternoon.
The best method is simply to squeeze out a small amount and rub it in thoroughly section by section. I tend to be quite cavalier when applying my moisturiser and just slap it on and hope for the best, but this day cream requires you to make sure the product is rubbed in properly.
Extracts of rosehip, rose petal, and avocado are meant to soothe the skin and reduce redness, and I have noticed a reduction in the redness on my cheeks and around my nose. Rose Day Cream also contains shea butter and a combination of natural oils which are locked in by the rose wax in the formula (I didn’t know flowers contained wax). With this knowledge in mind I was ready for the waxy film I thought I would get on my face, but none eventuated. To me, Rose Day Cream behaves like a normal moisturiser and doesn’t leave a film on the face.
The effect is great: hydrated skin all day, no greasiness, and no dry patches.
The line is also certified natural and doesn’t contain preservatives.