Bodycare products is not such a popular topic like skincare or makeup, but I feel they could be mentioned and reviewed more often. After all, all of us enjoy having moisturized, smooth and pleasantly smelling body.
Dr. Hauschka is one of the leaders in organic beauty. Its skincare is iconic, and its makeup is highly praised. Usually, I’m very clear as to where I stand in the means of liking or disliking a product. I know well if it suits my skin, my needs, and whether I’d recommend it. But this Dr. Hauschka Silk Body Powder is something else. It has changed my opinion about it a bunch of times! But let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
The certified organic Dr. Hauschka Silk Body Powder comes in a metal container with a cap. The look is classic Dr. Hauschka – white and clean. Even from the description (“luxurious care from head to toe”), you can get the impression that the powder is a multi-tasking product. And indeed it is. Below you’ll find all the uses for it and my personal opinions. Trust me, I’ve tested them all.
* The first and foremost use for this product is as a body moisturizer. Kind of. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Essentially, this is what I thought I’ll get, but it turns out, it’s a terrible after-shower body powder. According to Dr. Hauschka, my skin was supposed to feel like silk. Instead, it felt uncomfortably dry and powdery. I like the scent though, it’s a really subtle sweet scent, which makes you feel calm and harmonious.
* Another use for this Silk Powder is as a dry shampoo. Now, I’ve tried a fair share of powder dry shampoos, and if you do not have blond hair, most of them suck. This, regrettably, is one of those. It leaves a horrid white dusty cast on the hair and gives some kind of crunchy texture. The texture actually wouldn’t be that bad, I like texture. The problem is – my hair still looks greasy, but now it’s also whitish. This powder is marketed as a travel-friendly all-in-one product, to which I agree. If I would go somewhere remote, I would probably use it as a dry shampoo in case of an emergency. But if you’re not stranded on a desert somewhere coveting freshly-washed hair, there are better powder dry shampoos out there.
* Up until this point, it might seem that I dislike this Silk Powder. Which leads us to the third recommended use – the deodorant. Now, this is lovely stuff right here! Out of all the uses, I actually thought I won’t like this one, but it turns out, it’s really good as a deodorant. It absorbs excess moisture well, leaving my pits dry, silky (who on earth don’t want a silky, nice to the touch armpits? I know I do 😀 ), and smelling wonderful.
* Another use was as a shoe deodorant, which as you can imagine, also worked really well. I don’t have problems with smelly feet, but the extra fresh scent in my shoes didn’t hurt. It also promises to prevent blisters, which is only logical since it absorbs moisture and therefore prevents friction.
* As a nappy powder. The last tester was my toddler, who, despite all the precautions, occasionally still gets a nappy rash. I use Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream, which is a blessing, but I thought I should give the Silk Powder a try. And yet again, it did not disappoint. The only downside is that it’s easy to pour too much of the product out, so you have to be careful, but it’s not really that big of a deal.
* The Silk Powder can also be used as a setting powder for your foundation, eyeliner or lipstick. I’ve tried to set my foundation with it, and it was OK. You should definitely try to sprinkle it on your hand first because of the same issue I mentioned earlier – using too much of it.
So all in all, it’s a great alternative to those talc powders that are believed to be harmful. It sure makes a great travel product, considering its size and that it’s so versatile. You can find Dr. Hauschka Silk Powder online at Dr. Hauschka, Pharmaca, Naturisimo or any stockist near you. The price is around $35/£22.50 for 50g/1.7oz.
What do you think about this Silk Powder? Have you tried it?