Herbal Cosmetics

Herbactive Health Cosmetics

Herbal Cosmetics

FROM HEAD TO TOE

Herbactive Ltd have developed a wonderful herby healthy range of cosmetics to complement your individual health regime without compromising your treatment.
But these herbal health cosmetics aren't just for people undergoing treatment. They are for anyone who values their health and doesn't want to compromise it with chemically overloaded products.
We have gone out of our way to make these products both endearing and effective! We have aimed only to use herbs, essential oils and natural ingredients that are safe for you to apply to your skin and hair. There are no added chemicals in these products - just herbs, herbal extracts and oils.
What’s more, our packaging is ultra simple – to do our bit to help save the planet (don’t judge a book by its cover!).
We love hearing your comments about our products so don’t hold back!

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"The products for mum have been tremendous. Her mood has been transformed. I have absolute faith in your products Alan and I thank you."
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First we'll list all our cosmetic products, then you'll find a description of each to follow :)

1. HERBACTIVE HAIRCARE PRODUCTS
SkinClear Shampoo Powder
Bhringaraj Oil Hair and Scalp Conditioner
Herbal Hair Colours
- Brown
- Rich Red Brown
- Red
Haer!Haer! Hair and Scalp Lotion for women
HairMore Men Hair and Scalp Lotion

2. HERBACTIVE FACE CARE PRODUCTS
Eye Lotion
EyeDrops for an EyeBath
Face and Neck Skin Tightening Lotion
Aloe Day AquaCream
Seaweed and Comfrey Day AquaCream
Hemp AquaCream
Wheatgrass Moisture Cream
SpotLess Lotion
Sea Purslane and MarshMallow Mask
Oat and Elm Honey Mask
Maca Root Face Mask
Green Man Face Mask for Men
Nasal Drops
Sinus Decongestion Drops
Lip Wax
Wild Yam Lip Cream
Cold Sore Lotion
Wild Yam Lip Cream - for dry and wrinkled lips
MouthShield mouth wash for teeth and gums
MouthShield Toothpaste

3. HERBACTIVE SKINCARE BODY PRODUCTS
SkinClear Soap Powder
SkinClear Lotion for Dry Skin
Mallow Body Powder (no talc) Fragrance Free
White Deodorant Cream
Coconut Deodorant
Body Massage Oil
Hand Toning Lotion
Pigmentation Creams
Rose Water
Witch Hazel Water
Aloe Vera Gel Lotion
Shh Massage Lotion
Cellulite Massage Lotion
Legs Veins Lotion Spray
Healthy Feet Lotion

4. GENERAL
Air Freshener Spray

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1. HAIRCARE

SkinClear Shampoo Powder
- wash your hair with our soapwort shampoo. Made from soapwort root, yucca and rosemary - nothing else - pure and simple. Yucca is known for its help in hair loss, hair thinning and baldness (including tinea or ringworm in the scalp which causes bald patches). Washes and softens your hair and cleanses your scalp; conditions and cleans - couldn't be more natural. How to use: put a teaspoon or two of the powder into a cup or bowl, pour boiling water on either to make a loose paste or a tea (experiment to see what you like), when cooled use on your hair (some people prefer to strain it first). Best to put plenty on and allow to soak and condition for a good while before washing out. No conditioner necessary – the herbs are your hair and scalp conditioners.
Both our soap and shampoo powders are low lather products - completely natural!
"I've tried the shampoo & found it washed my hair well" - Linda (London)
"Your shampoo is really good. It becomes like a jelly and cleans my hair like the American Indians used to use. I'm glad you use Yucca in it which is so good for the hair and scalp. My wife likes it as well." Peter (Kent)
"I love your Shampoo powder and I now also am regularly using your Bhringaraj Oil." Christine Morgan.

Bhringaraj Oil Hair and Scalp Conditioner
- ‘Bhringaraj’ means ‘King of Hair’ in Sanskrit. This oil is traditionally used in India to nourish the hair, improve hair growth, kill any mites (!) and strengthen the hair roots and shaft. Its rejuvenating properties can help to prevent early greying and balding in both women and men. Our Bhringaraj is made from organic herbs and organic coconut oil. Directions for use: Apply to the scalp 1 or 2 times weekly. Gently massage the oil into the scalp and allow it to be absorbed into your scalp. Can be left on for hours as you do the household chores (wrap your hair in a towel or use cling-film for a more intense action); or use at night (wrap hair or use a tight hair cap) and wash hair in the morning, or use sparingly as a hair dressing for shining locks. Tell us what you did and the comments you got.
“This is amazing Alan! My wife thought I'd dyed my hair!”

Herbal Hair Colours
This colour range is made only with herbs and different Middle Eastern and Asian hennas. Strand test before using. Full instructions are given for these herbal hair dyes. Don’t expect anything dramatic – unless you’ve got grey or white hair and use our Red on its own!
- Brown - this can cover grey to give a light reddy-brown colour
- Rich Red Brown - this covers grey to give an auburn colour
- Red - this is bright ginger red

Haer!Haer! Hair and Scalp Lotion for women
- "The lotion is particularly impressive. It actually colours my hair. I received the Haer Haer mix in May, the Haer Haer lotion is very good, not only does it help improve the texture it also gently colours which means I have replaced the hair dye with a semi permanent colour. I enjoy using this natural herbal product." Val, London.

HairMoreMen Hair and Scalp Lotion
- "I have been using your lotion for over a year now and I'm very impressed - my hair is coming back!" Ian

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2. FACE CARE

Eye Lotion
- to nourish the skin around your eyes; helps skin tone and prevent wrinkles

EyeDrops for an EyeBath
– to clear the eyes for added sparkle. Drop a few drops in an eyebath of warm water and bathe each eye. Clears and refreshes. Removes sand and particles and keeps the tear ducts flushed. Buy an EyeBath as well if you don’t have one at home. (Note: You must not use these drops directly in the eyes. Only use the drops in an eye bath)

Face and Neck Skin-Tightening Lotion
- made with comfrey and other nurturing, toning, skin-tightening herbs, this is a popular lotion

Aloe Day AquaCream
- made with Aloe Vera Gel. Use sparingly before make up (allow to soak in first), or without make up for an all day fresh feel. Reapply if necessary.

Seaweed and Comfrey Day AquaCream
- sea kelp is a well-known mega-nutrient often used in beauty therapy. We’ve combined it with comfrey known world-wide for its healing, protective and tightening qualities. Often preferred for an aging face.

Hemp AquaCream
- hemp is becoming better known in beauty salons due to its versatility and gentle nourishing qualities. Slightly oily so it’s better for dry skins.

Wheatgrass Moisture Cream
- we've had this product for many years and it is loved by all who use it. It is made with china clay and fresh wheatgrass juice. It contains that lovely smelling geranium oil. Nice to use as a moisturizer at night.

SpotLess Lotion
- apply this lotion regularly to spots and pimples, acne and blackheads on the face and neck and shoulders; especially useful for angry spots and to help preventing them getting worse. This lotion is known to clear spots (often best when used with SpotLess Tonic)

Sea Purslane and MarshMallow Mask
- this is a mask you don’t want to miss using! Alan our herbalist collects the sea purslane fresh from the clean shores near the New Forest in Hampshire England. It is a wonderful herb (edible) that is salty and claimed to be better than sea kelp because of its remarkable medicinal value. You can find out more about this remarkable plant at www.herbactive.co.uk/purslane.php Purslane and marshmallow, both from the seashore, are perfect to use as a mask after rambling on the cliffs, or cycling in the dales, where your face has born the brunt of sun and wind; apply and relax with a hot cup of green tea and let the nutrients of the mask restore and improve your skin.

Oat and Elm Honey Mask
- this mask is thick and does two things at the same time – it detoxifies the facial cells by drawing and cleansing and it nourishes with the oats and honey to moisturize and rejuvenate.

Maca Root Face Mask
-  maca has been found to promote a healthy, radiant complexion and to structurally enhance the firmness of skin and boost its inherent protective abilities. This once little-known root from Peru is proving that it can you to have younger looking skin. It firms skin and leaves it feeling smoother with fewer unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles. We already include this herb in our internal powder mixture the ABC Daily Herbal Powder.

Green Man Face Mask for Men
- this face mask for men follows the tradition of the Green Man. He has hair and beard of oak leaves. He represent the spirit of nature, the eternal youth. This mask is made with oak which is astringent, wound healing, skin tightening … youth giving!

Nasal Drops
- for nasal polyps. More medicinal in a sense but it can also be an important application for clearing nasal passages for easier breathing and speaking

Sinus Decongestion Drops
- congestion drops to help clear a stuffed-up nose

Lip Wax
- coconut and marigold oil to nourish and improve your smile; good for dry lips

Wild Yam Lip Cream
- to help reduce wrinkles on and around the lips

ColdSore Lotion
- keep this in your bathroom for immediate application; clears cold sores almost instantly. Cold sores are known as the kissing condition – it is very contagious. This lotion has a very long shelf life and so can be instantly to hand to prevent your developing cold sore from getting any worse (and getting passed on)

MouthShield Mouth Wash
- a great multiherbal breath freshener and whole mouth protector; after holding it in your mouth you can even swallow it like a tonic so that it works back through the bloodstream to the teeth and gums

MouthShield Toothpaste
- this completely natural toothpaste is made with MouthShield and includes arrowroot, slippery elm bark, coconut oil, bicoarbonate of soda, with menthol oil; natural dark colour. Apply to your toothbrush like any toothpaste - but notice the difference and great herb action on your teeth, gums and mouth; works with your natural mouth defences.

- “wow, your toothpaste is good, my mouth feels really refreshed afterwards. I really love the subtle salty taste with the myrrh, thyme and Stevia ... so nice to know it's completely herbal and fluoride free!” Jane. “It’s better than ordinary toothpaste and better than all the natural toothpastes I've tried!” Sue.

"Your MouthShield Toothpaste is fantastic! Excellent! Really good for the gums! I love it and use it all the time. But I did find it a bit thick for the squeezy bottle but with a little snip of the top it came out perfectly onto my toothbrush - the screw top was unaffected. You still get ten out of ten for this product. It just wows the mouth!!" Lyn V. UK

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3. SKIN & BODY CARE

SkinClear Soap Powder
- Our SkinClear Soap is simply a mixed powder of soapwort root, comfrey, slippery elm powder, marshamallow root, oats and lavender flowers - all perfect for your skin's health and cleanlines. It is gentle on the skin, healing for skin problems and a highly effective natural cleanser - for eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections (ringworm/tinia), and general health. Place some of the powder in your hand, add a little water and wash your whole body; or you can put some of the powder in a flannel mit or loofah, perfect!
"I love using this soap on my skin, it makes it feel soft and smooth" - Melissa (Northern Ireland)

SkinClear Body Spray
- all over spray for toning, soothing, for all skins

Mallow Body Powder (no talc)
- made with herbal powders with a base of slippery elm; healthy and safe wherever you powder yourself; you use it from a bag (or put it in a used powder container; recycle); Fragrance Free

White Deodorant Cream
- “Your white deodorant works so well and I absolutely love the fragrance! It completely protects me against underarm smells!” Priscilla, Kent. This deodorant is made with natural ingredients and oils and aqueous cream so doesn’t stain or sting sensitive skin

Coconut Deodorant
- coconut is well-known for its anti-bacterial protection with gentle herbal fragrance

Body Massage Oil
- light body plant oil with sensual essential oils

Hand Toning Creamy Lotion
 - moisturizing, nourishing for aging hands

Pigmentation Creams for Melasma or Vitaligo
- Melasma – a cream for darkened patches
- Vitaligo – a cream for loss of pigment (light) patches

Rose Water
- a classic water for a great feeling with a great subtle rose perfume

Witch Hazel Water
- a wonderful refreshing water for all kinds of beauty uses

Aloe Vera Gel Lotion
- aloe is ideal for the skin and for sunburn or allergies; apply it direct for immediate relief

Shh Massage Lotion
- for aches and pains in your shoulders and hips; apply this lotion and massage it in for instant relief (you can use it on other joints as well!)

Cellulite Massage Lotion
- contains soothing, cooling, anti-inflammatory herbs that can be massaged in to help to disperse cellulite (fatty lumps on the thighs)

Leg Veins Lotion
- to help reduce varicose veins; our herbal lotion includes strong horse chestnut with witch hazel and butchers broom

Healthy Feet Lotion
- apply to your feet and toes to soften and protect against fungal infections and dry or damp feet.
"My teenage son has had athlete's foot for years and at first he resisted taking your FungalLess Tonic and applying your Health Feet Lotion. But after a lot of nagging he starting using both. Now he has lovely smooth skin and he is very happy because nothing else worked. Thank you for an excellent product." A.B.

"Hello there, Alan, I am loving your skin product range, really feel it is so nourishing and enriching for my skin. Great job, as with all your products they simply work!!! I know that I am enriching my health and body through using them. I am so glad I discovered you and your products!!.I honestly couldn't do without them now." Gemma

4. GENERAL USE

Air Freshener Spray
- this is a spray for general use; it can be used also for infestations on carpets or the mattress; lovely fresh smell using real essential plant oils

For sizes and prices go to prices
Sizes available 25ml, 50ml, 100ml
Creams 30g and 50g
Powders (in bags) 50g, 75g, 100g, 250g

Order all our products at our online store

 

 

 


Prescriptions

Our herbal tonic medicines are carefully prepared on a personal and individual basis for your healing by medical herbalist Alan Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH.

Only whole herbs are used in our herbal medicines. Nothing else is added. If you have symptoms which you consider might be helped with herbal medicine please contact herbal practitioner Alan Hopking for a friendly confidential professional consultation. See terms and fees.

Once you have received your herbal prescription you can contact Alan Hopking at any time for more free advice (preferably by email). When you have completed your bottle of herbal medicine and if you want a repeat prescription you are requested to phone or email so that your progress can be assessed and adjustments made if necessary so that there is no break in your treatment. To order or re-order, click here.

MRCHM - see Alan Hopking's statement about renouncing his association with membership of this organisation

HERBACTIVE Centre of Herbal Medicine, England, UK. Freephone 0800 0834436

General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.

PRECAUTIONS:

Pregnant/Breast-feeding mothers

Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

Volatile Oils

Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.

Uteroactivity

A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.

Breast-feeding mothers

A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.

Paediatric Use

Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.

Perioperative use

The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

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