Once a pioneer, always a pioneer
For many years, Rudolf Hauschka considered launching his own skin care range to complement the medicines range – a kind of extension of the preparations to maintain healthy skin. However, his ideas only became a reality when he met Vienna-born Elisabeth Sigmund, who ordered preparations from WALA for her self-developed skin care products. The cosmetologist, who was at the time living in Stockholm, travelled to Eckwälden and worked with the medicine experts to develop recipes for facial care products. They jointly developed solutions for stable cream bases without chemical/synthetic emulsifiers and created fragrance mixes with natural essential oils. The first products were launched in 1967 and Elisabeth Sigmund trained the first Dr. Hauschka natural esthetician in 1971.“When we developed these unconventional skin care products we naturally felt like rebels.” (Elisabeth Sigmund)
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care remains highly committed to the pioneering spirit of its early days: in 1999, the company launched a complete make-up range – with natural ingredients and a recipe that not only beautifies but also nourishes. In 2009, the skin care range was expanded to include medical care products – Dr.Hauschka Med.Today WALA has two divisions: WALA Medicines and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care.