Toner: A Love Story



Misunderstood, avoided and even called “unnecessary” by some, we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought toners served little purpose. To help you “be the expert” of your skin care regimen, they spoke to Esthetics Trainer and Dr. Hauschka Certified Esthetician Jaime to clear up a few misconceptions about our Toners.


Question: Most toners make my skin tight, dry and uncomfortable. Why would I want that?
Jaime: I hear what you’re saying. The important aspect of Dr. Hauschka Toners is that they fortify the skin. In our line, we have the Facial Toner and the Clarifying Toner. They both start with the same recipe: anthyllis, which is very balancing to the skin, and witch hazel, which is very rich with tannins.

Q: Why should I care about tannins?
Jaime: Tannins have that very fortifying, toning effect on the skin. In addition the Toners are hydrating, so they are going to offer that balance of oil and moisture to the skin.

Q: Why do I need moisture from a toner? Don’t I get that from a moisturizer?
Jaime: Well, it’s an additional step that’s going to help your moisturizer be more effective. If you think of your skin like a sponge, for example, a dry sponge is going to be able to absorb less than a damp sponge. When your skin is damp with the toner, the moisturizer is going to adhere better and absorb into the skin better and be more effective.

Years ago, a trainer told me that the toner is like taking a drink before the food of the moisturizer—it’s the benefit of hydration before the nourishment of the moisturizer.

Q: Then how do our Toners improve the look and feel of your skin?
Jaime: The skin looks plumper and firmer. The Toner’s tannins and the water element add tone, plumpness and hydration. They offer an additional physical support of the skin.
Test yourself—try the difference between applying your moisturizer on a dry skin and applying your moisturizer on a skin that’s been sprayed and gently pressed with one of our toners. The same is true for our serums, Toners are the step that helps them absorb better and perform better.

Q: It varies from brand to brand, but a lot of other toners make your skin feel very tight and dry—and that has to do with a lot of them contain alcohol. I see that our Toners also contain alcohol. How is or isn’t that a concern?
Jaime: In our Toners, the alcohol is not in a high enough concentration to be drying to the skin. It’s actually part of the extracting medium—it’s an aqueous extraction, so it’s part alcohol and part water that extracts these beautiful plant extracts—that’s why we have alcohol in our products.
And alcohol—the right kind of alcohol (ours is a food grade alcohol, not synthetic) and alcohol in the right proportion—is a carrier to the skin, so it’s carrying these beneficial botanicals and herbs to the skin.

Q: We say that the Toners balance the skin. What does that mean?
Jaime: Toners have been seen as a pH balancer for the skin, so if you have a cleanser that is changing the pH of the skin, the Toners are then used to balance the pH.

Q: Is that how our Toners work?
Jaime: Because Dr. Hauschka’s cleansers don’t change the pH of the skin, the Toner doesn’t have to be a pH adjuster. The objective of our Toners are the additional benefits they bring to the skin. One of these benefits is balancing the skin in whatever way the skin is out of balance—helping to bring the skin to a state of health. For example, the Clarifying Toner with the daisy and nasturtium helps to balance the oil and water in the skin. So the toner is not focused on drying out the skin, but helping the skin come to a state of equilibrium, a state of health and balance. Similarly with the Facial Toner, the recipe with the anthyllis gives the skin a picture of balance to help it come to a normal state. Both will also help you see refinement of pore size, as well.

Q: So if I was going to choose, I’d choose based on the condition of my skin.
Jaime: Yes, the Facial Toner has the recipe with the anthyllis and witch hazel. It’s great for normal, great for dry, great for sensitive skin conditions to help bring those into balance.

The Clarifying Toner has that same recipe but then has additional beautiful plant extracts that are addressing the different needs of oily, unbalanced skin that is prone to blemishes, congestion and blackheads.

Q: Lastly, how do you feel about your Toner?
Jaime: I see it as an effective, beneficial and necessary part of my daily skin care ritual. I love my toner and use it liberally!

Holiday Open House


Christmas Open House & Gift Sets

Christmas Open House!


To celebrate the fast approaching Holidays we are having an Open House this November 28th from 11-2. 

Ring in the holiday season in style. Give the gift of natural indulgence with 20% off on all Bradshaw Pure Esthetics certified organic products and services. Also onsite will be the latest in winter trends for jewellery, handbags and accessories from Stella & Dot! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, bring your girlfriends, and splurge on a little Christmas indulgence.


Look for our Trial/Travel sets! The last two (Harmony and Freshness) are being released in Christmas Packaging!

Clarifying Face Care Kit

For combination and blemished, Oily skin $28

Face Care Kit

For normal, dry and sensitive skin $24

Christmas ‘Harmony Kit’

Relaxing care for the body $20

Freshness & Energy Kit

Revitalising care for the body $20

New! Regenerating feel-good ritual

for significantly strengthen and tone

For mature skin that is prone to dryness and has lost its elasticity, firmness and ability to regenerate, the Dr. Hauschka Firming Mask in the ‘Regenerating feel-good ritual’ Set acts as a complementary intensive treatment with quickly noticeable effects. The medicinal properties of rose, marsh mallow and pansy support the skin’s natural processes of renewal. This skin care ritual leaves your skin feeling stronger and smoother.

The Dr. Hauschka Intensive Skincare Set ‘Regenerating feel-good ritual’ contains:

  • Firming Mask 12.5 ml
  • Clarifying Steam Bath 10 ml
  • Clarifying Clay Mask 10 g
  • Porcelain bowl and mask
  • $39

New! Revitalizing feel-good ritual

for refining and refreshing

The Dr. Hauschka Revitalising Mask in the ‘Revitalising feel-good ritual’ Set helps give you an even complexion. The medicinal properties of quince, anthyllis and chamomile support the skin’s own processes, helping it to maintain moisture. High-quality jojoba, apricot kernel and wheat germ oils purify and smoothen the skin. This skin care ritual provides a sense of wellbeing for your skin.

The Dr. Hauschka Intensive Skincare Set ‘Revitalising feel-good ritual’ contains:

    • Revitalising Mask 12.5 ml
    • Clarifying Steam Bath 10 ml
    • Clarifying Clay Mask 10 g
    • Porcelain bowl and mask brush
    • $38

New! Regenerating Skin Care Set

firms, smoothes and refines mature skin

Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Skin Care stimulates mature skin, encouraging and promoting its natural regenerating cycle. The Regenerating Skin Care Kit is an ideal introduction to this premium skin care range.

The kit contains trial sizes of the five regenerating preparations,
so the full range can be enjoyed:

      • Regenerating Eye Cream
      • Regenerating Serum
      • Regenerating Day Cream
      • Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream
      • Regenerating Body Cream 
      • Retail $39

9 Tips for Beauty Sleep


It really is beauty sleep.

Adults need 7-9 hours sleep a night. Here are some of our top tips for switching off, unwinding and getting a good night sleep and to wake with radiant, refreshed skin in the morning.

When you sleep, your body recharges, so you wake up feeling refreshed. If you repeatedly don’t get enough sleep, it shows in your face – dark circles under your eyes and poor skin condition. During the night, the skin’s natural replenishing and repairing cycle is active. If you want to look fresh as a daisy, make sure you get enough sleep each night.

Sleep is a powerful beauty treatment. We’ve all experienced that moment upon wakening after a late night out, only to look in the mirror with dismay at the dry, dull-skinned and puffy-eyed version of ourselves.


1) Calming and Relaxing Lavender

We recommend Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence in your bath or in your compressing and hydrating basin water for your evening facial cleanse.

Tips: Pour some Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence in a bowl and add very hot water. Place in your bedroom so the aroma disperses. Alternatively use a little on a tissue and pop it under your pillow. All of our Moor Lavender andLavender Sandalwood products are calming.


2) Set a regular bed time and wake up time routine

It supports your body clock if you go to bed and get up at the same time. Have an evening routine too.

A recent study found reading reduced stress by a whopping 68%.


3) Technology

The screens of devices such as tablets and smartphones emit short-wavelength light, also known as blue light. All light can suppress the secretion of melatonin – the hormone that controls our day-night cycles – in the evening and night-time, but blue light has a particularly pronounced effect and studies have shown that it’s best avoided at night. One such study has found 2 hours on a device lowers melatonin (brain’s body clock hormone) levels by 22% so…

a) No technology 2 hours before bedtime

b) Make your bedroom no technology zone – no phone, computer, tablet or television

c) Read a book instead. E-ink readers that aren’t back lit, but illuminated from the front with LED such as Kindle Paperwhite are quite different from the blue light omitted from many other devices.


4) Make Lists

Create a list of any jobs that will need to be done the following day. Any thoughts you may have write them down, rather than keep mulling them over in your mind. Use ‘Reminders’ on your phone, then you don’t have to worry about all the things you need to remember.

5) Resolve

Go to bed in a peaceful frame of mind. Resolve any issues before you go to bed.


6) Alcohol and Caffeine

Both are stimulants so perhaps a small wine with dinner and/or a cup of tea after dinner but that’s it for the evening. Same with sugar so no late night chocolate. Drink a calming Chamomile Tea instead.

Article from MiNDFOOD Magazine on how alcohol disrupts sleep patterns here…


7) Bedroom

Bedroom temperature should neither be too hot or too cold, around 18 degrees is optimum. Your bedroom needs to be dark and quiet. Your bed needs to be comfortable.

8) Daily Exercise

Exercise, particularly in fresh air, aids sleep, as does yoga, tai chi, meditation.

9) Beauty Sleep and Your Skin

Your skin eliminates and regenerates during the night. Dr. Hauschka has a no night cream stance because heavy, occlusive night creams impede natural night time functions of your skin. Botanical extracts embraced in a water based solution support the skin during the night with Apple based Night Serum or Regenerating Serum which is recommended to support a maturing skin.

Read more about Night Serum here

3 Step Night Care


Thanks for reading!

Some of this was taken from

A Look to Treasure


We view the world and are ourselves viewed through our eyes. We sometimes lose ourselves in their depths, and many have lost their heart to a pair of beautiful eyes. We believe that eyes tell of the treasures held within us. The shades of the Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow Palette emphasise the richness of your eyes. We are so excited Hauschka has come out with a great new look with this Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette.

Use the Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow Palette to create a subtle effect for the day or a dramatic look for the evening. See their article to learn how.

The Only Ingredients You Need


The experts at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care understand your skin. They know both what it needs and doesn’t need for a healthy, radiant appearance.

With over forty-seven years of experience formulating natural skin care products, they have identified over one hundred highly potent plants that guide skin to a balanced, beautiful state.

Hauschka knows exactly which botanicals and combinations of botanicals will best deliver the visible transformation you’re looking to see.

What Your Skin Needs

Every ingredient that goes into a Dr. Hauschka Skin Care product has an important job to do. Whether delivering essential moisture, encouraging resilience, improving efficacy or adding natural fragrance, each ingredient is carefully selected for its particular effects and its interaction with the whole composition.

They only include the ingredients you need for long-lasting skin health and beauty. Also only including fragrance from pure botanical essential oils to stimulate your senses and inspire feelings that uplift, soothe and energize.

The chart below illustrates how we answer your particular skin needs with highly specific botanicals.

Your Skin Condition Your Plant Heroes Skin Benefits
Oily, Blemished Anthyllis, Calendula Cleanse, clarify and balance
Combination Apricot, Sweet Almond Moderate oil and water content
Sensitive Combination Melissa, Carrot Balance and center
Sensitive Rose, Borage Protect, comfort and cool
Dry St. John’s wort, Shea Nuts Soothe, fortify and nourish
Mature Red Clover, Birch Support skin renewal processes
Normal Quince, Apricot Condition and moisturize

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Daily and Weekly Skin Care with Your Plant Heroes

Your Plant Heroes have been combined with other powerful botanicals to create products that will consistently offer you results on a daily and weekly basis.

Your Skin Daily Care Weekly Care
Oily, Blemished Clarifying Day Oil Clarifying Clay Mask
Combination Clarifying Day Oil with Revitalizing Day Cream Revitalizing Mask
Sensitive Combination Melissa Day Cream Revitalizing Mask
Sensitive Rose Day Cream Soothing Mask
Dry Revitalizing Day Cream Hydrating Mask
Mature Regenerating Day Cream Firming Mask
Normal Quince Day Cream Revitalizing Mask

What Your Skin Doesn’t Need

There are several types of ingredients your skin can do without:

  • Filler ingredients that serve no purpose to your skin
  • Harsh abrasives and “quick fixes” that disrupt your skin’s natural processes
  • Synthetic ingredients that may harm your skin
  • All Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are 100% certified natural. There has never been—and never will be—harmful synthetic ingredients in any of our skin care preparations.
  • Learn more about our Natural Certification

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
The Natural Skin Care Experts Since 1967™

Healthy Skin

To keep your skin healthy, you must get into the habit of a daily ritual!

Publicity campaigns and beauty magazines are broadcasting to Western society an ideal vision of women, in which they are characterized by their youth. Amongst cosmetics procedures, which are offered to women in order to help them fight the aging process, Botox occupies an important place. With Botox, which paralyses facial muscles, the skin is stretched, turns solid and looks smoother. However, if wrinkles disappear it’s only temporary because even if the skin appears younger, it continues to develop and to age. In order to well understand Botox’s effects, think about a person whose leg muscles’ are paralysed. He would regularly see a physiotherapist whose massages would help and stimulate the paralysed limbs. For women that have chosen to use Botox, it’s exactly the same principle, so it is important to understand that as this cosmetic procedure paralyses facial muscles, the skin still needs to be stimulated. Indeed, when the effect of Botox come to an end, wrinkles might reappear more prominent. With the prospect of preventing the eventual escalation of the skin aging process, it is necessary to keep a daily skin care ritual, which you might sometimes complete with additional care from a spa.

At home, make sure to clean, tone, and to hydrate your skin daily, with for example some of the products proposed by Dr. Hauschka natural face care assortment. You may apply creams and serums to your skin while massaging your face. Also, ensure that you don’t forget the sensitive spots on your face, such as your eyes and lips. Your daily face care ritual will stimulate and help the skin’s regenerative and auto-corrective abilities.

Additional trips to the spa such as Bradshaw Pure Esthetics, can be helpful. Indeed, we will know how to emphasize your natural beauty with target massages, which will help and stimulate your entire body. You will receive care which will help your face to look smoother and radiant.

With more than 9 years of experience, I have noticed that some customers may not have sufficiently considered the effect of the paralysing process by Botox on their facial muscles. And though their skin has a smooth appearance, it is temporary, and it requires to be completed with daily care to nurture and stimulate your skin. This winter lets not forget to nurture and look after ourselves.