THE SCIENCE

At Herbal Essentials, we're passionate about harnessing the powers of plant botanicals and naturally mineral-rich Himalayan Spring Water to optimise skin health. 


So as a key part of our product development process, we undertake vigorous clinical trials and consumer panel testing to ensure that we produce the most effective formulas that get proven results.


By combining science with nature, we're able to bring you powerful natural skincare that can improve your skin.


Here's what we found:


HIMALAYAN SPRING WATER


The natural turnover of our cells gradually decrease as we age, resulting in thin, fragile skin. Our skin needs an optimum level of minerals for new skin cells to be formed, and old ones to shed and fall off.


We know that the Himalayan spring water in our products contains a high level of essential macro-minerals so we decided to conduct a scientific study to understand what impact this water had on our skin.


The results were astounding and we have clinically proven that Himalayan spring water in our skincare visibly supports skin cell renewal. 


Consumer Panel TestING


Consumer testing allows us to find out how much of a difference our products make to the skin in a controlled and unbiased way. All our consumer panel testing takes place using a blind testing method which means the product is tried without showing things like the brand name or packaging which may give biased opinions, and we want honest ones!


We delighted to show you the below results to show you just how affective our products are and how much of a difference they make to the skin:

Illuminating Mask with Papain & Honey

Purpose: Gives a more radiant and brighter complexion

Number of participants: 20 women

Duration: 4 weeks

Study Type: Survey

Results

      Purifying Toner with Neem extract & Peppermint Oil

      Purpose: Reduce the visibility of pores

      Number of participants: 20 women

      Duration: 4 weeks

      Usage: Twice daily (morning & evening)

      Study Type: Survey

      Results

        Clinical Trials


        We know how effective our natural formulations are on the skin, that's why our products have gone through vigorous laboratory testing to show just how much they can improve skin hydration.

        Clinically proven to provide increase hydration by 84%*

        Clinically proven to provide increase hydration by 184%*

        Clinically proven to increase hydration by 41%*

        Clinically proven to increase skin hydration by 106%

        Clinically proven to increase skin hydration by 113%*

        Clinically proven to increase skin hydration by +106%*

        Clinically Proven to increase skin hydration by 50%*

        *This clinical trial took place in 2017 on 20 women. Studies were conducted across a 4 hour period. 

        Assessment on the hydration potential on the upper layers of the epidermis.