A big bright smile to you, lovely readers.
Today I am going to present a lipstick from a very trusty German natural cosmetics brand that has its own healing garden from which they source some of their ingredients you put onto your lips. It is so great to know that some companies still have contact with the herbs and flowers they put into their formulations.
What you can see on my lips is the Dr. Hauschka Lipstick Novum in “exhilarating berry“.
Why is this brand trustworthy? Because they are Natrue and BDIH certified, which both have strict guidelines for ingredients and packaging, plus they offer a complex ingredient glossary on their webpage. They use organically grown produce where possible and if something isn’t available in organic cultivation they initiate cultivation projects all over the world to have that ingredient available in the best quality.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Mica, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Eugenol*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Silica, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
*component of natural essential oils
For your information: most lipsticks need/use carmine as a natural dye for red colours. What you should know about carmine is, that it is derived from conchenille lice that have to be cooked and then the substance is extracted from them. A huge amount of lice is required for a tiny amount of dye. So this is a choice you have to make for your own. But it is not easy finding products, especially lipsticks, that do not contain carmine.
Now to the colour and texture: it is a shiny lipstick that resembles a lip gloss, which means it is very shimmery. You can’t expect a matte finish here. It is more of a glossy coat over a lipstick or can be used alone as a nourishing layer of glitter with a hint of a berry undertone.
My conclusion: Dr. Hauschka is a brand I feel a lot of sympathy for and I always enjoy using their products as I find them to be safe and beautiful. For 14 € you can’t go wrong with having one of their lipsticks 🙂
For a comparison of the Dr. Hauschka lipstick to the others you can see below, head over to my article about natural lipsticks.