Love it: Dr. Hauschka Signature Classic Facial

Not just a treat for the skin but an energy shifting experience, my recent trip to experience a Dr. Hauschka Signature Classic Facial was pure heaven on earth - and then some.
The venue was boutique Ellerslie clinic Beauty With Substance, where Hauschka trainer Jose Kakebeeke works from a serene space at the front of her home. Jose is an absolute joy to spend time with and a fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things skin and wellbeing, and I love her less-commercial approach to beauty and skincare. The method and philosophy behind Dr Hauschka is much more holistic than many of its peers and Beauty With Substance proudly echo and support this.
Jose has thirty years experience in the beauty therapy industry, becoming a qualified Hauschka esthetician in 1988 and studying at the home of the Hauschka remedies, the WALA complex in Southern Germany. After coming to New Zealand she was appointed New Zealand-wide trainer of all Hauschka beauty therapists in 1998, and ten years later she accepted the same prestigious position for Australian therapists. She knows her stuff and it most definitely shows, from the minute you walk through her door you feel like you’ve entered a much more caring world, and one that’s awash in beautiful smells.
But back to the Signature Classic Facial, which begins with a scented footbath and then lower leg and arm massage using the brand’s beautiful Moor Lavender body oil. The latter takes place on Jose’s Hauschka-designed bed, which is up there with the most comfortable spots I have ever experienced a facial. It can be adjusted to suit each and every person who lies in it, and is the ideal place to snuggle down and get pamper.
The approximately 90-minute treatment is all about deep relaxation and leaves you feeling suffused with warmth, lightness, and inner balance. It is not only a luxurious treatment but preventative healthcare too, and my nine hours’ of undisturbed sleep that night were testament to its powers! Lymph stimulation is at the heart of the treatment, performed across the face, neck and décolleté with fine brushes and gentle hand movements. This stimulates the fluid flow in the connective tissue, removes congestion and waste, and strengthens the immune system. The end result for me was soft, plump and happy skin along with an incredible sense of wellbeing that lasted for several days.
In an ideal world I’d be tucked up having one of these every week, but even just one made a real difference to my skin and my week. Highly recommended!
For more about Jose and the Hauschka way click here.


  1. Sigh...sounds amazing. I love Dr Hauschka.


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