Rose Day Cream is so up my street we’re in a cul-de-sac of love with each other

The last time I tried Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream, €26.95, was about 12 years ago, and I hated it. Too thick, too rich, too much, it was just TOO everything for my skin at the time, and I didn’t like it at all.

Fast forward a dozen years and I need all the help I can get in the rich and thick department (pun absolutely intended) and when a tube dropped a couple of months ago from the brand to herald the fact that Rose Day Cream has been reformulated, I was happy to give it a go. There is, by the way, a light version of this, introduced a few years ago to cater for the people who were like me, finding it the original too heavy.

Dr Hauschka Rose Cream

Now? Rose Day Cream is so up my street we’re in a cul-de-sac of love with each other. The reformulated product, which relaunches mid-June, contains more rose flower and rose oil as well as a new barrier ingredient in carnauba wax, which basically helps seal the moisture in the cream into the skin.

It still smells as amazing as it always did; it’s still as thick and unctuous as it was previously, and it’s still packed full of biodynamically grown and organic plant ingredients. I can’t actually say if there are any major differences in it to be 100% honest as it’s so long since I’ve used it, but if there are, I’m not sure you’re gonna mind, cos it’s still excellent.

Dr Hauschka Rose Cream swatch

If you’re used to mass-market moisturisers that come in pots with light, whipped formulas or gel-creams, then this does take some getting used to. It’s a heavy, thick cream that really has to be worked between the hands before you can apply it to the face. Ever used Creme de la Mer? Then it’s a similar sort of warming process to that which is required with Rose cream before you can smooth it onto your face. 

Dr Hauschka Rose Cream texture

The tube means you’ll keep it fingers- and germ-free

While it never feels intensely hydrating or slippy on skin in application because of the texture, it really does work a treat on dry complexions. A blob the size of the one above is what I’d typically use in the morning (sometimes alongside some facial oil beneath) and that does my skin perfectly well all day. I’ve got a great barometer that lets me know when something’s not hydrating enough: my eyes will start to go crepey, and that never happens with this, so it’s clearly doing its job.

While it’s not particularly cheap for 30ml of product, I like the fact the tube means you’ll a) get it all out and b) keep it fingers- and therefore germ-free.

Plus, while this isn’t something I’m madly concerned about myself, if you’re looking to make a move to natural skincare, then this is a great pick. Personally, I just want skincare that works, and I don’t care if it’s natural or not, but I know it’s a concern for others.

So peeps, have any of you tried Rose Day Cream? Eager to give the 2.0 a try?