Now that summer is drawing to a close it's a good time to start boosting your immune system before the weather turns and the Common Cold makes an unwelcome return.

The Power of the Purple Cone Flower…

Echinacea purpurea is well known for its modulating effect on the immune system reducing the likelihood of an infection, and the duration of infection. A.Vogel Echinacea Forte tablets or Echinaforce Tincture are formulated for adults to relieve symptoms of cold and flu as well as providing support for your immune system the rest of the time.

Echinacea Forte Tablets x40 £9.25; Echinaforce Tincture 50ml £8.70 or 100ml £15.35.
Echinacea Forte Tablets x40 £9.25;
Echinaforce Tincture 50ml £8.70 or
100ml £15.35.
Echinacea Junior Tablets x60 £5.45; Echinacea Complex for Children 30ml £5.45; Throat Spray 30ml £8.25.
Echinacea Junior Tablets x60 £5.45;
Echinacea Complex for Children
30ml £5.45;
Throat Spray 30ml £8.25.


And for the kids there are two products especially for them: Echinacea Junior tablets, yummy natural orange flavour chewable tablets and Echinacea Complex for Children. This is a fresh herb tincture added to a small amount of water or fruit juice.

If you are back from holiday and suffering with a sore throat soothe the pain and encourage healing with A.Vogel's Echinacea Throat Spray with sage and peppermint oil.

Stay ahead of the game - the hair and scalp can become neglected over the summer months and with a new school term comes the old problem… Head Lice!

There's no need to cross your fingers in the hope that the nasty nits will avoid your child this September… Try a preventative product such as Nitty Gritty Head Lice Repellent Spray, which contains a blend of essential oils or Lyclear Repellent Spray with Eucalyptus oil.

Nitty Gritty Spray 250ml £9.99.
Nitty Gritty Spray
250ml £9.99.
If the lice have already made a home in your child's hair then there are plenty of preparations that kill these nasties…. Neem Seed extract is a natural insecticide and can be found in Neem Care Riddance; Dimeticone is a non-insecticidal ingredient found in Hedrin Lotion; Not Nice to Lice contains Protease enzymes (also non-insecticidal) and Lyclear Spray Away which contains Coconut Oil. If you do need something stronger then a product containing Phenothrin (Full Marks), Malathion (Derbac-M) or Permethrin (Lyclear Crème Rinse) will clear an attack, but don't forget to keep combing! See our selection of Head Lice Combs.
 
Regaine Extra Strength Triple Pack If you or your partner suffer from hereditary hair loss, there are topical treatments that can help to slow down this embarrassing condition. Regaine contains minoxidil and comes in regular strength or extra strength packs. Minoxidil stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles that encourages existing hair to grow. This clear liquid is applied twice a day by massaging gently into the scalp.
After Shampoo Liquid If you normally shampoo each day then the Alpecin range of shampoos could be the ideal companion to your Regaine regime. Alpecin also make an After Shampoo Liquid (£6.49) containing a caffeine based complex which blocks DHT's from weakening the roots and stimulates fresh hair growth. Alpecin products are perfectly safe to use in combination with Regaine.

Hold a Hand for Eczema with National Eczema Week

Each year in September (this year from September 13th-20th) the National Eczema Society works to raise awareness of Eczema and the suffering it causes. Childhood eczema is a big focus of the campaign aptly timed with the return to school. It highlights the most common type of eczema, which is Atopic Eczema and affects15-20% of UK school children. As many parents and sufferers know it is all about managing the symptoms and avoiding the triggers.

Salcura Gentle & Salcura IntensiveSalcura have developed a two-step treatment for eczema sufferers, which is free from steroids, parabens, alcohol, cortisones and antibiotics. There are two sprays: Salcura Intensive ideal for adults and Salcura Gentle. Salcura Gentle is a spray containing a blend of ingredients known for their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities including Manuka honey, Calendula, Lavender and Tea Tree. It is so gentle that it can even be used on babies under 12 months old! Around 10 minutes after using one of the Salcura sprays apply Zeoderm, a non-greasy cream enriched with omegas, vitamins and minerals delivered in a highly effective formula. If you would like to try a sample pot of Zeoderm or one of the Salcura sprays please email us at info@expresschemist.co.uk and we will try our best to send you a sample while stocks last!

Getting to know Friendly Bacteria
A healthy, efficient digestive system can contribute to the health of the skin and there is growing support for the inclusion of various probiotics in the diet of eczema sufferers. DTECTA Probiotics have developed a Probiotic aimed at infants called ProbioStart designed to provide little ones with the friendly bacteria they may have missed out on from bottle-feeding. For adult sufferers there is Optibac (£8.99 x60) a two-a-day capsule containing prebiotics and 6 strains of friendly bacteria.
ProbioStart OptiBac

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