Green things

My little tin is full of Eco Make Up from Dr Hauschka

10 January, 2014

For most of my life my combined cheapskate-ness and desire to tread gently on the earth has led my philosophy towards Make Up to be “None at all unless it is second-hand.” So all of my make-up has been primarily and kindly donated from my mum and sister’s dregs. (I know, I know, I am TOO glamourous.)

A bit before Christmas though I decided to attempt a chemical-free life in 2014 and knew this would have to extend to my face. I threw out my secondhand mascara and went online to search out an eco make up range.

I came across Dr Hauschka and was delighted when he agreed to send me a parcel of goods to check out.


They are passionate about the environment and creating luxury beauty products for people who want more than the average toxic sludge.

I received a Rouge Compact, a Translucent Powder Compact, a Volumising Mascara and some Foundation. And it is POSH and LOVELY and I feel like a grown up!

I don’t usually wear loads, and if I do put stuff on my skin it is normally on certain areas like my chin – it seems to be getting patchy and dark the older I get?- which is probably really totally against the Laws of Make Up.


It all smells nicely, applies smoothly, and I feel great in it. I’d go for the waterproof mascara next time (but I have been crying a lot recently.) It is pricier than the cheapo ranges out there, however it is REALLY important to me that it isn’t full of toxic nasties.

If you are looking for environmentally friendly make-up, made wholly from natural products Dr Hauschka is your man.

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  • LydiaGrace 11 January, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Well, don’t you look lovely! Love those photos. I just have some considerations that you and your readers might like to bear in mind when looking for makeup that’s good for them, the planet and their purses…

    I know how you feel about makeup that’s friendly to the Earth. It fills me with sadness that even now we test our cosmetics on vanity and rip out their fur for our brushes. If a product is sold in China it must be tested by law, if a company says their product isn’t tested that often isn’t the case for the ingredients in it, and even if it is then the company who makes that product is likely owned by a larger one that does allow animal testing.

    It’s amazing how much money I’ve saved by adding a lipstick to my online basket only to remove it after five minutes of research!

  • Jo T 11 January, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    You are too beautiful x

  • Teeny 11 January, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Whoah! Cool! I’ve been looking into this myself lately, but in terms of dress-ups/play make up for my daughter who has recently become interested. I’m not going to buy her chemical goop. So it makes sense that I’d follow that line of reasoning for myself right! btw, for kids I found Pure Poppet. Not that we have any yet. But I’m safe in the knowledge that it exists!

  • Christy 2 March, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Looks so natural on your face. I want to more about its ingredients so I’m heading to Dr Hauschka website.

  • Sara 11 December, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I absolutely LOVE Dr Hauschka. her products helped my skin wonderfully after getting beat up with some other brands i tried!