Lysine & Manuka Lip Cream

£10.00
Lysine & Manuka Lip Cream Lysine & Manuka Lip Cream

A soothing Lysine lip cream to prevent and shorten the duration of cold sores

Contains antimicrobial Manuka honey to speed up the healing process

Antiviral Aloe vera helps to inhibit the development of sores

Moisturising Avena sativa oat oil promotes skin healing

Size: 10ml

£10.00
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How it works

Lysine is an essential amino acid found in protein which isn’t produced in your body. Lysine may help to slow down or prevent the growth of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which is responsible for cold sores. Lysine is not a cure for cold sores, but it may help prevent and shorten the duration of an outbreak. [1]

High-strength Manuka honey – made by bees collecting nectar from New Zealand Manuka bushes – contains the active ingredient methylglyoxal (MGO), which has an antimicrobial [2] and also anti-bacterial effect on the body, according to a 2018 study by Ulster University. [3]

In a 2009 German and New Zealand study, researchers suggested honey could speed up the healing process in skin because: [4]

  • honey stimulates the inflammatory response in the body, leading to the regeneration of skin cells and connective tissues
  • the pH level of honey is very low, which reduces infection

Avena sativa (Oat) kernel oil is a golden lipid extracted from oats with amazing moisturising and healing properties and a non-greasy finish. It has shown effectiveness in treating a variety of skin conditions, including skin rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and eczema thanks to its anti-inflammatory abilities. [5]

Aloe vera gel has showed in one particular study that its anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects could have inhibitory effects on cold sores. [6]

Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a shrub that’s indigenous to the United States and has been used for centuries by Native Americans as a remedy for a variety of skin ailments related to irritation and inflammation. [7]

Sources
1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324696#does-lysine-help
2. Alvarez-Suarez JM, et al. The Composition and Biological Activity of Honey: A Focus on Manuka Honey. Foods. 2014 Sep;3(3):420-432. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302252/
3. Johnston M, et al. Antibacterial activity of Manuka honey and its components: An overview. AIMS Microbiology. 2018. 4(4):665-664. https://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/microbiology/microbiol-04-04-655.pd
4. Simon A, et al. Medical Honey for Wound Care – Still the ‘Latest Resort’? Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Jun; 6(2): 165–173. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2686636/
5. Lin tk, Zhong l, Santiago jl. Anti-inflammatory and skin barrier repair effects of topical application of some plant oils. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;19(1):70. Published 2017 dec 27. doi:10.3390/ijms19010070
6. Fahimeh Rezazadeh. Assessment of Anti HSV-1 Activity of Aloe Vera Gel Extract: an In Vitro Study. J Dent (Shiraz). 2016 Mar;17(1):49-54.
7. https://www.healthline.com/health/witch-hazel-for-face

How to use

Apply to the affected area as and when needed. For best results, apply every two hours. Wash hands before and after applying.

Caution: Avoid direct contact with eyes. We recommend a patch test before use. Do not use if you have an allergy to any of the listed ingredients.

Storage: Store in cool, dry conditions away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Mel (Honey), Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Propanediol, Cetyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Candelilla Cera, Benzyl Alcohol, Lysine, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Madecassoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Hydroxide, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Delivery

UK Mainland Delivery Rates

Order weight under 1.5kg £3 Royal Mail 2nd Class (5-7 working days) Signed for delivery
Orders under £40 £6.50 DPD Courier (2-4 working days) Signature Required
Orders between £40 and £60 £4.00 DPD Courier (2-4 working days) Signature Required
Orders over £60 Free DX Courier (2-4 working days) Signature Required

 

Estimated shipping times are from the point of dispatch from our warehouse.

Our Royal Mail option is only available on orders with a weight under 1.5 kg. Order weight is calculated at checkout and the Royal Mail option will be presented at the shipping stage if available.

The Royal Mail option can take 5-7 working days for delivery. Delivery can be tracked.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Scottish Highlands & Islands Delivery Rates

All orders £4.00 Royal Mail (5-7 working days) Signature Required

 

Manuka Doctor Highlands & Islands Postage Rates

Channel Islands Delivery Rates

All orders £4.00 Royal Mail (5-7 working days) Signature Required

 

Calculation of Shipping Costs

Shipping costs are based on the grand total of your order. If you apply a discount code or loyalty credit your total may change and shipping costs will be recalculated.

Failed Deliveries

If the delivery of your order cannot be completed and it is returned to our warehouse we will contact you to offer two options for your order:
(i) We will re-arrange delivery of your order but you will be required to pay a £3.50 resend fee before the parcel is resent.
(ii) We will refund your order less the £6.50 shipping fee that we are charged by DPD.

Please see clause 8 of the Terms and Conditions of Supply for more information.

Returns

1. If you change your mind and don’t want the Product within 14 days of its delivery to you, your rights to cancel are set out at clause 11 of our Terms and Conditions of Supply. Please note to be eligible for a refund the Product must be unopened, in its original packaging and sealed. We will only be obliged to process any refund due once we have received the Product back from you.

If you are returning your order because you have changed your mind then:
You are responsible for the cost of return postage of the items.

2. If you discover that the Product is faulty or not of satisfactory quality within 30 days of the Product being delivered or us delivering the Product you may also be entitled to a refund or exchange in accordance with clause 11.9 of our Terms and Conditions of Supply.

3. Ensure that if you do want to cancel a contract you follow the cancellation procedure at clause 11 of the Terms and Conditions of Supply. Failure to do so may result in a delay in any refund being processed.

4. We strive to ensure all our Products are of the highest standard. If you do feel there is something wrong with the Product or if you have any questions please feel free to email us on customerservices@manukadoctor.co.uk

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