I’m really excited to bring you this review because I am absolutely in love with the Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil. It has such great ingredients and the pH is 5.5.
What It Does
This oil is geared towards oily skin; and even though I have combination skin, it really helped with my t-zone (which gets school pizza level greasy). It’s a mess that only gets worse during the hotter months, so basically year round in Florida. This oil has been amazing in balancing that excess oil while nurturing my skin.
Secondly, it is also suppose to reduce the appearance of acne (note: it is NOT an acne treatment) and refines pores; which I can tell you it absolutely does both. I am absolutely one of those people that pop my own blackheads (it’s so bad, don’t do it) and I can’t really do that anymore.
My pores are so tiny compared to before it won’t really come out. This is due to the astringent (contracts the pores) properties of some of the ingredients. Which is actually a blessing in disguise because you shouldn’t pop your own blackheads (even I shouldn’t despite being licensed).
Truly you should always go to an esthetician or a dermatologist because blackheads should be removed in the direction of the hair follicle growth (which is what the pore is); and that can be difficult to pinpoint on your own face.
About a year ago, I emptied out a white head on my own which was a huge mistake. I ended up with a massive hole which happens when you do it improperly. It’s still there and I’m definitely going to have to consult a dermatologist if I want to close it up. Good thing though, is that this oil did help in making it smaller (this is due to the astringent properties of some of the ingredients); which I was honestly not expecting.
I always research the ingredients of products for reviews; it’s such an important part which is why I always use multiple sources. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Dr. Hauschka has their own ingredient glossary; which is the first I’ve ever seen for a brand. It really shows transparency and I love that.
The ingredients are all natural and organic. I’ve attached the ingredient list along with what each ingredient does specifically. I do have to warn you that there are several fragrances that can cause irritation or allergic reactions. If you have sensitive skin or any allergies, I highly recommend looking over the list for anything you might recognize. As always, do a patch test before using any new products.
Dr. Hauschka Rating
I give Dr. Hauschka’s Clarifying Day Oil a 5 out of 5 because it does what it advertises and has great ingredients.
My personal rating is also a 5 out of 5; I love the way it nurtures my skin and how healthy my skin feels.
Until next time, stay wonderfully you.
Dr. Hauschka Ingredient List
* Clarification: The uses of these ingredients are general and not specific to Dr. Hauschka’s Clarifying Day Oil.
Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract- Flower extract, conditions and aids in balancing the skin.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil- high content of unsaturated fats, conditions skin, vitamins a and e essential fatty acids, soothing, replenishing, maintains moisture balance
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil- fragrance, skin conditioning, skin lubricant, soft and smooth appearance unsaturated fats, essential fatty acids calming supports barrier function
Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil- Skin conditioning, emollient (softening, or soothing), thickening agent
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract- fragrance, softening, supple, natural coloring
Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract- skin conditioning, antimicrobial, astringent, soothing,masking, skin protecting, tonic(revitalizes). St John’s Wort. Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness calming
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- skin conditioning, emollient, fatty acids, soothing, replenishing in fatty acids and minerals calming
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract- Fragrance, skin conditioning, soothes, astringent (constricts pores), adds color
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil- Skin conditioning, skin protecting, vitamin E
Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract- supple and healthy, emollient, anti-aging, antiseptic, skin protecting soothing and refreshing
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- skin conditioning, emollient, viscosity controlling
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract- soothing, hydrating, balance moisture, skin conditioning, skin protecting
Fragrance (Parfum)- Fragrances can often cause irritation and allergic reactions, essential oils natural
Linalool- fragrance(bergamot oil and French lavender), masking, allergen essential oil
Citronellol- fragrance(rose + geranium), masking, allergen essential oil, decreases irritability
Citral- allergen, irritation. Fragrance, can have antimicrobial properties. Citrus scent, essential oil, calming, decreases irritability
Geraniol- Fragrance ingredient; can cause irritation and allergic reactions essential oil,
Farnesol- allergen, irritation, fragrance (sweet odor) masking, solvent, soothing essential oil calming soothing, normalize sebum excretion,smooth wrinkles, tone and elasticity
Benzyl Benzoate- Naturally occurring essential oil that aids in preservation of product; allergen, irritant
Limonene- Sweet citrus scene, solvent, irritation essential oil
Eugenol- clove like aroma, used to make alcohol biter, fragrance. Allergen and irritant, essential oil
Benzyl Salicylate- Allergen, irritation, sensitivity. Fragrance and UV light absorber (prevents products from going bad). Floral aroma natural essential oil calming properties
Lecithin- lipid, skin conditioning, surfactant, emulsifying, antistatic, emollient, reduces flaking and restores suppleness, allergen
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter- fat from cacao seed, slows moisture loss by forming barrier, fragrance, skin protectant, masking, skin conditioning. Readily absorbs smooth and supple