Supplements for Skin Health

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) like Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), found in Starflower and Evening Primrose Oil and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) are sometimes used in the treatment of dry, irritated skin conditions. 

EFAs are also found in high levels in krill oil and also in seaweed, the latter being preferred by vegans.

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Napiers Skin Soother Herbal Relief contains burdock root, sarsaparilla, queen's delight and red clover.

Napiers Elixir of Echinacea contains echinacea, wild indigo and fumitory.


Burdock root (Arctium lappa) is the mainstay of most internal treatments for skin, as it has a detoxifying effect on the liver.

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If you have chronic health problems, we advise you to see a medical herbalist at Napiers or through the  National Institute of Medical Herbalists


Starflower oil (Borago officinalis) is pressed from the seeds. High in GLA it is extremely soothing.


Calendula (C. Officinalis) also called Pot Marigold stimulates and speeds up skin cell renewal.


Humble Chickweed (Stellaria media) is cooling in skin creams for even the most sensitive and delicate skin types. 

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