This light moisturiser with its extracts of Anthyllis and Witch Hazel refreshes and invigorates the skin, making it ideal for pale, dry, tired skin. It activates the skin’s natural moisturising process and regulates the oil content. It can be stimulating and is therefore not recommended for couperose conditions. Features: Activates the skin’s natural moisturising processes. Regulates and balances the oil and moisture content of the skin. Protects the skin. Skin Conditions: Normal Dry Mature Ingredients: Water/Aqua: Deionised (reverse osmosis) spring water is used. Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract: The healing qualities of Kidney Vetch have been known since the 16th century. This medicinal plant helps the skin with its renewal and regeneration process. Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil: Biodynamic Apricot kernels from Turkey are ground and refined in Germany. It has restorative qualities. Alcohol: Plant alcohol is used as a preservative and helps firm and tone the skin. It is derived from fermentation of fruit, maize and potatoes. The quantities of alcohol in the Dr.Hauschka preparations are not sufficient to dry out the skin. Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract: The bark and leaves from biodynamic Witch Hazel are used for their anti-inflammatory properties. The essences are very widely used in the preparations and Witch Hazel has a long established tradition of use in skin care. Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: Oil obtained from cold expression of organic olives. Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract: Biodynamically grown carrots, a native plant of Europe, are used for this oily extract which acts as an excellent emollient (meaning it has soothing properties). Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil: This oil is extracted by expression from Ground nuts also known as Peanuts. It has an intensive smell and is purified by filtration and steam treatment. The protein part (allergen) is removed, thus making this safe for peanut allergy sufferers. Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil: Wheat Germ Oil is high in antioxidants and also increases the stability of other oils in the preparations. Hypericum Perforatum Extract: Biodynamically grown St Johns Wort is used for this oily extract, a plant with a natural affinity for the sunlight. It blossoms at midsummer and produces a deep red etheric oil. It has been used as a remedy since ancient times and is valued for antiviral and antiseptic properties. Glycerin Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract: Calendula extract is obtained from Marigolds, a familiar but beautiful plant with bright orange-yellow flowers. A native of Southern Europe, it has been grown as a garden flower and healing herb for a long time. It is particularly beneficial to wound healing and for soothing skin conditions. Lecithin: This is an emulsifier and it helps moisturise dry skin as it affects the fluid content of the keratinised cells in the epidermis. Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Fragrance/Parfum: A combination of specially blended, carefully chosen pure essential oils, unique for each preparation. Limonene: This is a component of natural essential oil. Linalool: This is a component of natural essential oil. Farnesol: This is a component of natural essential oil. Benzyl Benzoate: This is a component of natural essential oil. Geraniol: This is a component of natural essential oil. Citronellol: This is a component of natural essential oil. Citral: This is a component of natural essential oil. Eugenol: This is a component of natural essentail oil. Benzyl Salicylate: This is a component of natural essential oil. Algin: The seaweed is treated with sodium carbonate to convert the insoluable alginic acid into the soluable form which is sodium alginate. It is a stabiliser, emollient and thickener. Xanthan Gum: This is a natural (produced from ferment of sugar) emulsifier. Instructions for Use: Use in the morning after Cleansing Cream and Facial Toner. Dispense some Moisturising Day Cream into the palm of your hand - a little goes a long way! Gently apply to the face, neck and earlobes, pressing gently until it is absorbed. Hints and Tips: Mix with a couple of drops of Translucent Bronze Concentrate for a tinted moisturiser. Keep in a cool place away from direct sunshine. An ideal moisturiser for men as it is absorbed quickly and leaves no oily sheen. Moisturising Day Cream, or indeed any of the Dr.Hauschka moisturisers, should not be used at night time as the skin uses this period to excrete toxins absorbed during the day - so any products that interfere with these natural processes should be avoided. Regular use of night creams can mean that the skin becomes dependent on an external source of moisture rather than producing its own. If your skin feels taut after cleansing in the evening, be patient. Wait 20-30 minutes and the skin will re-balance itself. Make sure that you are rinsing the Cleansing Cream off properly. If you have been using night creams for a long time, then your skin may need extra support in the changeover period to Dr.Hauschka, and in this case, we recommend the Rhythmic Night Conditioner ampoules.