2 -3 pumps does the job at makeup removal (though I do double cleanse with the cleansing cream) and it makes my skin so soft. Sometimes, when my skin feels dry, I use this as a cleanser in the morning as well. The texture is so soft and milky, and just soothes your skin as it cleanses. Beautiful product.
Dr Hauschka’s philosophy is that we should only use toner at night, as night moisturizers make the skin too dependent on products and thus fail at creating our own body’s natural protective oils.
It is more of a herbal toner with a blend of Anthyllis and Witch Hazel extracts, but there is not much of a fragrance. It is supposed to encourage elasticity in the skin and reduce pore size, and so far I feel it has done its job.
I already wrote about this here so you can check it out. In summary, works wonderfully as a concealer and acne medication all in one. Dries up pimples quite quickly and heals them as well.
I normally apply it before my sunblock every morning. At night I just put it after my toner.
In this image, I’ve just applied it at night. Normally, in the morning, I blend it in lightly as I would a concealer.
I use this about twice a weeks, depending on my skin condition. If all is well I use it just once. I mix about 1 and a half teaspoons of the powder with the same ratio of water in my hand (though really I guess I should use a bowl…) and then apply it onto my face with my fingers.
Their instructions is to use a thin wide brush but I do not have one. If you do, feel free to use that instead.
I squeeze about a 50 cent amount into my hands, spread it in my palms, then press/pat it all over my face and neck. As you can see above, the mask sinks in quite easily so you do not need to expect any color change; but you will feel some tightness which means it is working!
The result seen the next day is always very nice – I look brighter and healthier! If you are able to notice, there is a slight glow to my face in the photo above 🙂
I have been on this everyday skincare regimen for about 3 months now, and though there are days my skin isn’t great (DAMN YOU HORMONES!), it is definitely better than where I started from.