Those new to the biodynamic skin care brand Dr Hauschka often ask us why they don't have a night cream. It's a good question and one Dr Hauschka have a very good answer for.

According to the skin care experts at Dr Hauschka (which by the way is one of the oldest and trusted companies in the world when it comes to looking after our skin!) say that night creams ‘stifle the skin's processes making it sluggish, lethargic and dependent'. Basically they believe that a thick, heavy cream used in the evening can have more of a negative effect than positive. Our skin needs time to regenerate itself, to do what it was evolved to do naturally and freely. Fatty night creams clog the pores and do not allow the skin to breathe during sleep when the body's natural metabolic functions are at their regenerating best.

For those who can't imagine not putting a night cream on in the evening or need some time to get used to the idea, Dr Hauschka has an alternative. The Facial Toner, Rythmic Night Conditioner, Rythmic Conditioner Sensitive, Clarifying Toner, Regenerating Serum and Intensive Treatments 04 and 05 are their night care. These toners, as all good toners should, strengthen and support the skin's natural restorative processes.

So why then use a moisturiser at all? Day creams protect the skin acting as an extra layer to outside pollutants and increase moisture levels to rehydrate the skin in the morning.