CELSUS Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream 

Finally, a Scar Cream that works and made with organic ingredients!

The Best of Science and Nature: 22 ACTIVE INGREDIENTS working diligently and harmoniously to visibly diminish the appearance of your scars and blemishes.

Say goodbye to scars, wrinkles and fine lines with this powerful blend of 22 active and natural ingredients including anti-ageing peptides, phytonutrients, essential vitamins, antioxidants and certified organic botanicals.

CELSUS Scar Cream combines the latest in scientific innovation with the best that nature has to offer to bring you a potent formula that dramatically reduces the appearance of scars caused by surgery, stretch marks, injury, burns, acne and ageing.

+ What It Does
CELSUS Scar Cream helps to significantly improve the texture and appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks, blemishes, and wrinkles while softening and soothing your skin.

+ What It Is Good For
We created CELSUS Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream to be as nurturing as it is effective, so you can feel as good about what you’re putting on your body as you can about the results you’ll see. Use it on:

Acne scars • burn scars • surgery scars • C-section scars • stretch marks • wrinkles • blemishes • fine lines • scrapes and abrasions • kids’ ouch moments

+ What It Feels Like
It is not greasy or messy, it won’t clog your pores, and it can be worn under makeup.

+ What It Is Made From
CELSUS Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream has 22 active ingredients, including bioactive peptides, essential vitamins, antioxidants, and the highest quality certified organic extracts and essential oils. Free from parabens and artificial preservatives and fragrances. Of course, no animal testing.

+ How To Apply It
Massage the cream gently into your scar until fully absorbed. Repeat 2-3 times a day for 6-8 weeks. Older scars may require 3 months of use or more. You will likely see results sooner, but keep it up: good things come to those who persist!

CELSUS Scar Cream Reviews

Erika Chemnitz “Excellent Product”
SCARS

The result requires patience. But, you will be rewarded. I had a big scar on my nose and today, it can hardly be seen.

Amber Brooks • Boulder, CO
SCARS and WRINKLES

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Jennifer T • Bluffton, SC

ACNE

I have had issues with acne since I was 16 years old. I’m 36 now.  I have been on every prescription pill, cream, bare naturals etc. I have used celsusbio for three weeks and my skin has NOT ONE pimple for the first time in 20 years.  The scarring is starting to smooth and I just purchased three more bottles yesterday.  I don’t know what you all have in your product but it is a miracle for me.

Victoria N • La Bouilladisse, France
ACNE SCARS

Celsus is an amazing product! I am a very happy Celsus customer! I bought Celsus for my 16 year old daughter’s acne scars and again I am very, very happy with the results. So the purpose of this mail is to congratulate you on a truly awesome product.

Charlotte • Boulder, CO
BURN SCARS

At 8 months, my son pulled a cup of hot tea onto himself, severely burning his chest. After the initial medical treatment, I began regularly applying CELSUS Scar Cream to his scabbed, red, and swollen skin. I was always surprised at how amazingly calm he became when I smoothed it over his chest. The results were incredible: his burn scars became smaller, smoother and increasingly returned to the color of his     natural skin. With the help of (your) Scar Cream, his scar has now completely disappeared.

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Seakay • Berkeley, CA

ACNE SCARS

I was very skeptical about this product but I wanted to give it a try anyway. I actually prefer using oil but out of curiosity bought this product.  The tube lasted a good few months. The instructions read to apply this cream 3-5 times daily.  The wonderful thing is that it is not a greasy cream. It absorbs well not just after washing your face. The cream things outs well too. You can apply a small dab over scars and by the end of each week see the scars lighten. My scars usually have a deep purple hue to them which makes it difficult to cover well at times. My acne is pretty light and due more to food intolerances when I eat something my body does not agree with so there wasn’t really much. The tube lasted me nearly 4 months and the scars are very light. I can apply a thin layer of concealer and be satisfied, no foundation needed. This product doesn’t advertise much probably because most people are like me, skeptical, about erasing scars especially for its price. I would recommend this for anyone to try. It works well on sensitive skin without irritating.

Seavie
SURGERY SCARS

I switched to this product from Mederma. I have pretty serious scarring from a few major operations on my chest and side. My surgeon’s assistant actually commented on how amazing my latest incisions look, and asked what product I use so that she can recommend it to the other patients. This stuff legitimately works very well, my thick raised purple scars have now turned white and are flattening out nicely.

Helen L • Boulder, CO
SURGERY SCARS

I am a female, 54 years of age and had a bunion and hammertoe surgery. There were three incisions on my right foot and one on my right lower leg. Celsus was applied once the doctor took my cast off.

I tried an experiment by using the Celsus product solely on two large incisions and another aloe based product on the others. After one week with this scar cream treatment, the scabs fell off revealing healthy skin formation. The sites treated with the aloe product took two to three weeks longer before shedding the scab covering and the uncovered new skin was not as natural pigmented compared to what Celsus scar cream achieved.

I applied this product at least 2 times a day (morning and night) and continued to use it for four more months. Once I saw how well the cream worked, I discontinued the aloe treatment and applied the Celsus product on all scar sites. My Physical Therapist frequently commented on how nicely the incisions looked. Only one of the sites developed a keloid scar and that was the site that was treated with the aloe product.

This product is a must have for any skin needing repair. The botanicals all have beneficial herbal constituents that seem to assist in the healing process.

Jen • “Great Product!”
ACNE SCARS

I was skeptical when I first tried this but now I am a convert. Really helped with the old acne scars along my jaw line. Nnow I find myself using it for all kinds of other stuff. Definitely recommend this!

Robbie
SCARS

I use this as a moisturiser. It keeps my skin looking great, and heals any wounds that may crop up. The price makes it a must buy.

Gaela M • Louisville, CO
RASH AND BLISTERS

I had a mysterious skin infection and allergic reaction on my face, resulting in the entire right side of my face swelling up and blistering. Once the blisters formed scabs, I started using the scar cream, applying it frequently. I thought for sure I would have some scarring, or at the very least some blotchy pigmentation. But this was not the case. Within a few weeks, you couldn’t even identify which side of my face had the outbreak, and all the redness was gone as well. I have sensitive skin and tend to get rashes and strange skin anomalies – and I have to say that after this experience, I will be sure and always have this scar cream on hand. I highly recommend it to anyone!

Matt R • Boulder, CO
BURN SCARS

About a year ago I received terrible third degree burns caused by a rope on both my hands and fingers which took almost two months to heal. After that I was left with major scarring on both of my index fingers and minor scaring in several other places on my hands. I have been using CELSUS for about a month and have seen excellent result on the minor scars and encouraging results on the major scars on the index fingers. The minor scars are already fading. The major scars on my fingers have seen some reductions in size and severity along with smoothing of the skin since I started using CELSUS. I will continue to use CELSUS on all the scars as they continue to heal and improve and I recommend this product to anyone else.

Ny • Phoenix, AZ
STRETCH MARKS

I don’t use this on scars, but on my stretch marks. I recently started using it once a night in conjuncture with Pai rosehip oil (one over the other) and in a month I’ve noticed the raised skin of the stretch marks go down and appear less prominent.

Helen J • Boulder, CO
SCARS

After using CELSUS Bio-Intelligence for only a month, I noticed reduced redness, smoother texture over scars and it has completely faded away. I was really hoping for positive results because the scar was on my chin and it was really visible.  As an herbalist I really love the combination of the herbs and their synergistic effect.

Katie • Santa Barbara, CA
ACNE SCARS

Just ordered this product on a whim as I have a lot of acne scars from prior cystic acne I have healed naturally. This product has NOT broken me out as I’m always concerned with when using new products on acne prone skin. And I’ve only been using about a week and I just love it. No amazing results yet because it’s only been the first week, but I can already tell it’s having a positive impact on my skin. LOVE the organic ingredients and herbal synergism. Great, will buy again.

Tyler A • Boulder, CO
OLD SCARS

I was a little hesitant to use CELSUS because I actually liked the way my scars looked. After only 3 short weeks the one on my cheek completely disappeared and the big one across my forehead was significantly less noticeable and barely any redness was left. It’s still the same cool scar just not as visible. My parents were the ones who were most pleased with me using this cream. I would recommend it to anyone.

Jane C • Boulder, CO

SCARS

It was about a month before my wedding and I sliced my leg on barbed wire while hiking. I began using CELSUS religiously, every day until the wedding. I could see the scar fading and fading until it was barely noticeable on the day of my wedding. For me, it was a true godsend. I highly recommend it!

Jen M • Boulder, CO
KELOID SCARS

I was completely overjoyed with the results. I actually scar really badly and have a tendency to keloid scarring. After using CELSUS I had zero scarring so needless to say I will be using it on every little scratch from now on!

Julia L • Boulder, CO
CRACKED HEELS

I had a deep crack in my heel, even after pedicuring it, and the Scar Cream healed it after 2-3 uses!! Amazing. It is fantastic, essential to have in every household.

Megan B
CAT SCRATCHES

As a cat owner, I’m frequently scratched.  After trying CELSUS on new scratches and seeing them heal quickly with very little signs of a scar, I reach for it every time I get a new scratch.

Tess • Portland, OR
SCARS

This stuff is fantastic.  Great for scars.  Seems like a good deal since you only need such a small amount.  However, I waiting for the day that they sell it in a bigger tube.

Stacey • Philadelphia, PA
SCARS

I’ve been using this cream on a few small facial scars (one an old acne scar that just would not fade and another from a run-in with a prickly tree on the street that was small, but right under my eye and unfortunately noticeable in the sunlight). I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this, but I have to be honest – it’s done a tremendous job lightening both scars. The smaller of the too (under my eye) is next-to-gone and the acne scar is fading, albeit slower than the other. With daily (or in my case several times a week since I don’t always remember to use it) use I think you will be delighted with its effectiveness!

Hdy • California
ACNE SCARS

I have been using this in conjunction with other brightening products, so I never really knew if this product was working on my scars. However, recently I went on a long trip and left most of my brightening products at home, except for the Celsus Scar Cream. I had post-acne scars from breaking out from another product, and within two weeks of constant application of the scar cream, the scars faded considerably. I am still in the process of getting rid of them entirely, but I have to say that this product is a little gem. I think it is pretty affordable for what it can do. I even bought another as back up.

Lindsey
ACNE SCARS

This has been really great at fading acne scars. I noticed improvement in a few weeks! Plus, it smells really good.

Mmcarron
BURN SCAR

After just TWO applications on a newer burn scar, this stuff has already started to lighten the scar. I’m so happy with this product already! I also have a much larger, more serious scar from foot surgery a few years ago. I can’t wait to see what it does for that one, too 🙂

Mo • Kansas
SCARS AND WOUNDS

Like many other of the people reviewing this cream, I too had tried other things to help with scarring: vitamin E oil, lavender EO, aloe, etc etc. Nothing worked on its own as well as this cream does. I used to have really painful big cystic acne, which in turn, would leave big scars that would take forever to heal. This cream helped the scars disappear a lot more quickly. I would put a big glob of it on a wound, and the next day, it would look a lot less angry. I also like to use this on any minor wounds. One day, I had a waxing incident, which ended up taking a little bit of the skin from my upper lip. This baby healed it all up so fast, it was like it never happened! My skin has a yellow undertone to it, so scars can look really purple and ugly. The big thing to remember with this cream is that it helps clear recent scars quite quickly. It takes a bit longer for older ones, but it still works. I read that ingesting MSM, which is one of the ingredients in this cream, can also help to break down old scar tissues. I think that applying it topically does just as much good. With the combined power of all of the awesome scar-reducing ingredients, this cream really does prove to be a key factor in scar removal!

Bridget
ACNE SCARS

About a month ago I bought this on a whim and was skeptical at first. I’ve tried other products that claimed to make scars disappear, from Vitamin E oil to Retin-A. Vitamin E oil effectively did nothing, while the Retin-A was so harsh on my skin that I couldn’t use it for more than a couple days. However, after using the Celsus cream daily for a month I can truly see a difference in my acne scars. Not only have they faded, but they are also less red and inflamed. When immediately applied to closed wounds, Celsus is effective at preventing the formation of new acne scars as well. My physician even commented on how clear my face’s skin looked! I’m continuing to use this cream as a facial moisturiser, since it moisturises without being too greasy for my oily-type skin.

Ruth A • Louisville, CO
OLD SCARS

I have some scars on my chest, my arm, and my chin. These scars are from a burn accident I had in my childhood when I was one year old, I am now twenty-eight years old. I have never tried to use any scar products because my scars sometimes become irritated: they itch a lot when it gets hot and if I scratch, I injure myself.  When I came to the U.S. from my native country, D.R.Congo, I decided to see a dermatologist. He gave me your product and I can tell that it works wonders on my scars: no more itching; it feels soft on my scar; and in just two weeks my scars started changing colour. Now after one month I see huge signs of improvement. All my scars look black, and flat.  I am so excited about your product, and I hope in the next month I will have even more signs of improvement on my scar. Thank you so much for creating this product that is so helpful.

Lynne • Summit, NJ
SURGERY SCARS

I bought this to help expedite the healing of a surgery scar and it has truly erased almost all evidence of any incision! The directions call for application 3-5 times per day which I did religiously for 4-6 weeks. It softened the scar and lightened it back to my regular skin tone. I’ve started using it on some other little old scars here and there and its making a tremendous difference. And a little goes a long way…so its worth the price tag.

Rachel • Warwick, RI
SCARS

I’ve been using this for awhile now and it helps heal scars and the like. i feel like it has lessened the appearance of my scars and am pleased with it. I plan on purchasing it again when the time comes.

Karen B • Westminster, CO
SCARS AND ACNE

Celsus has really helped my whole family! I had two bad cuts on my face and with only 1 week of use they were healed and gone! Before Celsus they were not healing. Celsus has also made a big difference in my daughters whose faces are breaking out.  One more way Celsus helped is my cat Romero had a large patch of fur gone and a cut, Celsus helped the cut start to heal and it is almost gone! Thanks, Celsus!

Heidi Rotterdam • New York, NY

“More than scar cream”

Not just for scars but for everyday use is this smooth, easy to squeeze, easy to apply and pleasant to touch and smell

Lee • Toronto, ON
ACNE SCARS

Ever since I saw this product pop up in the new items page I had to get it as I was suffering from acne scarring and need some relief! It’s non greasy and I think it’s a great ‘primer’ for my makeup because of how my skin feels after using it. At night I simply apply it over my other regular oils to lock in the moisture. I’ve found it makes my blemishes heal much faster and has calmed the redness in my face. One tube lasts me about 3 weeks with daily application (sometimes twice/day). I highly recommend you give it a try!

Asti • Australia
ACNE SCARS

I was very skeptical about this product because I have tried unnatural and non-organic scar cream that didn’t work, but this… works and it’s completely safe for you. I was blown away by how well this performs, I really did not expect my scar to reduce really quickly but within 1 1/2 weeks of using this (the suggestion says to use this 3-5 times in a day), my acne scars are diminishing by quite a significant amount. I really urge you to try this out, it works even faster than my argan oil but when combined, it’s perfect. It goes on smoothly on your make up so you don’t have to worry about it, and I still have a few acne here and there near the scars and applying over them did not block my pores even more. Very lightweight and spreads easily!

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Common Causes of a Sensitive Scalp

Having a sensitive scalp could mean a number of different things; you could be prone to dandruff, itchiness, tenderness, or perhaps even psoriasis on your scalp. While you may experience sensitivity in different ways, each concern can have a big impact on your overall feeling of wellbeing. It can be difficult to identify the root cause of your sensitive scalp and you may be left feeling confused or frustrated.

In this article we will be discussing some of the most common causes of scalp sensitivity, and giving you some tips to help care for your sensitive scalp.

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How to care for your sensitive scalp

  • Wash your hair regularly with SLS-free shampoo
  • Use gentle, natural hair care products
  • Use warm water to wash your hair, not hot
  • Rinse your hair thoroughly to remove all traces of shampoo
  • Brush your hair gently, starting at the ends
  • Use the coolest setting on your hairdryer
  • Avoid using bleach and other harsh hair dyes

What causes a sensitive scalp?

We asked Green People’s cosmetic scientist, Ian Taylor, to outline some of the most common causes for a sensitive scalp, including some ingredients to look out for in your hair care products.

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Synthetic fragrance

While a powerful fruity or floral scent to your shampoo may seem appealing, it could spell bad news if you suffer with a sensitive scalp. Synthetic fragrance is the number one cause of skin reactions to cosmetics, and mainstream hair care products are some of the most heavily scented beauty products on the market.

By law, companies are not required to disclose specific fragrance ingredients used in a product, they can simply state ‘parfum’ or ‘fragrance’ on the ingredients list. This can make it confusing and difficult for people to be sure whether or not they will react to a product.

Green People never uses synthetic chemical fragrance in any product and we provide a FULL list of every ingredient on our website, helping you make an informed choice.

Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)

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Another likely cause of a sensitive scalp is the use of harsh detergents in shampoo. SLS is found in the majority of conventional shampoos and body washes and is a known irritant, even for those whose skin isn’t usually sensitive.

Ian Taylor says: “Most detergents have the potential to cause scalp irritation, but some (like SLS) are more irritating than others. This is due to the way that they clean, by allowing water to mix with oils so that dirt can be washed away. As part of this action, the skin’s natural protective barrier can be impaired, increasing trans-epidermal water loss and allowing potential irritants to penetrate deeper into the skin.

To guard against this, it is important to choose gentle shampoos that can remove dirt and grime without stripping the skin of moisture and disrupting the skin’s healthy balance. It is also important that shampoo is thoroughly rinsed away after washing, as even slight traces left on the skin will cause irritation over time.”

All Green People shampoos are SLS-free and use naturally derived foaming agents that are gentle on even the most sensitive skin.

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Dying or bleaching your hair

We all know how damaging bleach can be for your hair, and the same can be said for your scalp. Using bleach to colour your hair can cause severe scalp irritation, and even hair loss, as this extremely harsh chemical can totally disrupt the healthy balance of your scalp. Those with a sensitive scalp should avoid using peroxide-based dyes and may wish to avoid colouring their hair completely.

If your hair is already colour damaged and in need of repair, try Green People’s Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. This strengthening duo is enriched with nourishing organic actives from rosemary and green tea to restore vitality, smoothness and shine, while soothing aloe vera helps to re-balance your scalp.

Dry shampoo

While a quick spritz of dry shampoo may be a time-saver in your morning routine, this shortcut can cause problems in the long-run for people with a sensitive scalp.

Liquefied petroleum gas, alcohol (liquid ethanol) and synthetic fragrance are all found in some popular brands of dry shampoo. These synthetic chemicals have little to no affinity with human skin and may cause dryness and irritation for sensitive scalps.

When you wash your hair with shampoo and water, you rinse away build-up on the scalp and prevent hair follicles from becoming clogged with dead skin cells and impurities. Using a dry shampoo causes more build-up on the scalp, simply absorbing excess oils to give the appearance of clean hair. If you don’t wash your hair regularly, hair follicles become blocked which may result in an itchy, flaky scalp.

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BAN the microBEADS

Microbeads are really tiny plastic particles usually smaller than two millimetres. The composition of microbeads can vary and often include polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethlyl methacrylate (PMMA) or nylon. Microbeads are added as an exfoliating agent to cosmetics and personal care products, such as soap, facial scrub and toothpaste.

All Helios Health & Beauty brands are FREE from microbeads. Your skin has to last you a lifetime and harsh exfoliation doesn’t support a healthy skin or the natural 28 day skin cell cycle. 

Daily Mail – Microbeads aren’t just poisoning the planet they can damage your teeth and ruin your skin.

Independent – British government to confirm ban on microbeads water pollutant.

The Telegraph – Microbeads to be banned by the end of next year.

Daily Mail – Plastic found in a THIRD of fish caught.

The Guardian – Senators call for Australia to ban microbeads to protect marine life.

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FDA Bans Chemicals in Antibacterial Hand and Body Washes

The Food and Drug Administration has washed its hands of the antibacterial products, saying there is no scientific evidence that they are better than plain soap and water.

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With a new ban on antibacterial soap, the US government is finally acknowledging that it’s not just ineffective, it’s also dangerous.

Plenty of marketing for antibacterial hand washes and body washes, however, the problem was there wasn’t ever really any science there. For years, researchers have been trying to convince consumers that soap and water does just as good a job as antibacterial products when it comes to protecting you from disease. Worse, some of the antibacterial chemicals have proven ill effects: They contribute to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, cause health problems by destroying helpful bacteria that live on our bodies, and have the potential to disrupt our hormones and after they flow down our drains, they cause environmental damage to animals and plants.

“Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). “In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.”

All Helios Health & Beauty brands are FREE from triclosan and triclocarban.

FDA Press Announcement

ABC News – FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial wash

Huffington Post – FDA Bans Antibacterial Chemicals From Consumer Soaps

The Guardian – Antibacterial soaps banned US FDA

The New York Times – FDA Bans Sale of Many Antibacterial Soaps, Saying Risks Outweigh Benefits

NZ Herald – Hand wash does more harm than good warn scientists
…As well as triclosan, the authors led by Erica Hartmann of the University of Oregon listed other common anti-bacterial chemicals including triclocarban, and methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butylparaben.

 

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DAPPER ESSENTIALS FROM SPEICK

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Shaving

SPEICK Men Shaving Foam, Shaving Cream or Shaving Stick are outstanding shave products, and as for the aroma of SPEICK Men, it’s hard to describe, other than it’s seriously addictive.

SPEICK Men Active Shaving Cream and Shaving Soap in a bowl will also take your man into the much improved experience of using high quality natural shaving soaps.

After Shave

SPEICK Men After Shave Balsam for rich, nourishing, calming skin care which also helps prevent irritation. A spicy, fragrant blend of essential oils and menthol invigorates the senses while the skin is soothed with calendula extract, aloe vera gel and camellia oil.

SPEICK Men Active After Shave Balsam is calming to the skin after shaving and provides effective protection against irritation. Natural co-enzyme Q10 has an antioxidant effect and revitalises the skin.

Deodorant

SPEICK Men Deodorant Spray and Deodorant Stick provides reliable protection, free from aluminium salts, with the charismatic aroma of Speick medicinal plant and deodorising sage.

SPEICK Men Active Deo Spray and Deo Roll-on formulas are also free from aluminium salts. The active formula contains deodorising organic sage extract, which allows the skin to breathe while controlling perspiration.

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Then how about our pièce de résistance, SPEICK Eu de Toilette for a uniquely energising, well-balanced, masculine scent. The characteristic top note of harmonising Speick plant extract makes the aroma incomparably charismatic. Lemongrass and petitgrain give sanguine lightness while patchouli oil completes the sophisticated composition with a delicately spiced base note.

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SPEICK Men and SPEICK Men Active ranges, natural skin care for men
  • All SPEICK products today contain the worldwide exclusive valuable extract of the medicinal Speick plant which grows wild in the high alpine region, certified as being from biologically regulated wild harvesting.
  • SPEICK is a German company founded in 1928, named so in honour of the plant Speick.
  • SPEICK has 88 years of history and natural skin care knowledge, and we think you’ll love the unique aroma of the high alpine medicinal plant Speick, which is more potent in the long standing and well respected SPEICK Men range. SPEICK Men Active is a relatively new range which is Cosmos Natural certified and vegan.
  • The medicinal properties of Speick were recognised as early as the 10th century.
  • Speick has always been harvested by hand.
  • Speick is also called Alpine Valerian and Valerian Spikenard.
  • Speick’s benefits go far beyond its fragrant aroma, it relaxes without tiring and revitalises the body and mind.

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SPEICK History & Most Sustainable Company Award

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An exuberant success story

In 2016, SPEICK family company will celebrate its 88th birthday. The natural cosmetics manufacturer is now in its third generation, managed by Wikhart Teuffel, the grandson of founder Walter Rau.

The company was founded in 1928, when anthroposophist Walter Rau established the ‘WALTER RAU Fine Soap Works’.

As the offspring of the Stuttgart-based family business ‘United Soap Factories’, Rau wanted to continue the soap-making tradition of his parents.

However, this was not enough – he dreamed of manufacturing more than just the curd soap that was popular for washing clothes in those days. His idea was to produce a gentle, natural body soap.

This idea was teamed with a special fascination – Rau was inspired by the unique harmonising medicinal properties of the Speick plant, (Valeriana celtica), which had been prized for centuries. Speick has a calming effect on the central nervous system while simultaneously stimulating the autonomic nervous system.

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SPEICK Men Active Shaving Cream, Soap Bowl and After Shave Lotion

It became his vision to harness the benefits of this almost forgotten plant, and to make them accessible to people again.

A unique product emerged from this fascination and vision: Speick Soap. This natural, extra mild soap was a cosmetic revolution at the time, for body care – as opposed to washing clothes.

Nonetheless, Rau did not want the holistic philosophy behind his product to be limited to its manufacture and sale. Rather, the entrepreneur shaped the whole company according to his own anthroposophical principles and perspective.

Rau wanted to create something of value for people, based on a holistic understanding of humankind and nature. Employees received further training during factory hours, working mothers were offered company childcare and local recreational amenities were created.

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SPEICK Men Shaving Cream, After Shave Balsam Sensitive, After Shave Lotion, Shaving Foam

The company continues to work according to these principles today. “Being seen as a person; being given the opportunity to grow and to learn” – employee development remains important for Wikhart Teuffel today. The founder’s grandson can see how vital it is that “tradition has a future” through the Carinthian Alpine farming families in Austria, who harvest the wild-growing Speick plant. The family farm has been taken over by the next generation and with it, the Speick harvest – by hand, as it has been for centuries. Approximately 1,800 metres above sea level, high up in the Nock Mountains Biosphere Reserve, the Speick harvest ensures that these families have an essential, additional source of income.

Employees of the family business who have visited the Nock Mountains and the alpine farmers that harvest the Speick plant left with an awareness of the finite availability of natural resources, as in the alpine ecosystem of the Carinthian Nock Mountains, and how “being human” is inextricably linked to the natural universe.

SPEICK natural cosmetics today. This is the continuation of a vision held for 88 years, combined with an awareness of the environmental and social fabric which weaves together the family business, the alpine farmers and the Nock Mountains Region.

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Germany’s Most Sustainable Brand 2013

SPEICK natural cosmetics is the first brand in the cosmetics industry to receive this special award. The German Sustainability Award is one of the most renowned prizes of its kind Europe.

The prize for ‘Germany’s Most Sustainable Brand’ is awarded to the brand or company with outstanding commitment to sustainability and that pays special attention to aspects of sustainability in their brand management.

The jury – sixteen experts from business, the political sector, research and civil society – specifically commended how “this long-established company lives up to its environmental and social brand promises in a particularly authentic way.”

The internationally renowned award was presented in Düsseldorf on 22nd November 2013 as part of the German Sustainability Day.

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  • All SPEICK products today contain the worldwide exclusive valuable extract of the medicinal Speick plant which grows wild in the high alpine region, certified as being from biologically regulated wild harvesting.
  • SPEICK is a German company founded in 1928, named so in honour of the plant Speick.
  • SPEICK has 88 years of history, soap making and natural skin care expertise. We think you’ll love the unique aroma of the high alpine medicinal plant Speick, which is more potent in the long standing and well respected SPEICK Men range. SPEICK Men Active is a more recent addition which is Cosmos Natural certified and vegan.
  • The medicinal properties of Speick were recognised as early as the 10th century.
  • Speick has always been harvested by hand.
  • Speick is also called Alpine Valerian and Valerian Spikenard.
  • Speick’s benefits go far beyond its fragrant aroma, it relaxes without tiring and revitalises the body and mind.

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SPEICK Medicinal Plant

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The versatile medicinal and aromatic plant

The fascinating aspect of Speick as a medicinal plant is its balancing effect. In other words, Speick has a calming effect on the central nervous system while simultaneously stimulating the vegetative nervous system. Speick relaxes without tiring and revitalises the body and mind.

Even in ancient times, Speick was recognised as a healing plant and was highly esteemed. The famous doctor Galen cured Emperor Marc Aurel’s stomach problems with Speick steeped in olive or almond oil.

In the Renaissance, in his ‘Kreutterbuch’ [‘Herb book’], the scholar Pietro Andrea Mattioli recommended drinking Speick in wine as a stomach-healing remedy, which also strengthens the kidneys and bladder. Mattioli also described the Speick trade relations to Syria and Egypt via the reloading points Venice and Genoa.

In the middle of the 19th century, Speick was still used very seldomly in Europe, but it was another story in the Orient, where large quantities were exported. In the Orient, valuable Speick oil has always been prized as part of a body care regime. The medicinal plant was applied to the skin with warm baths and massages.

Eventually, the plant fell into complete oblivion in Europe. Walter Rau, the founder of SPEICK Natural Cosmetics, rediscovered the Speick plant and was instantly fascinated by it. He decided to incorporate the healing powers of the plant into a gentle, natural soap for body care: SPEICK Natural Soap.

In 1936, after centuries of overexploitation, the Speick plant was threatened with extinction and was placed under protection.

A scientific study later supported something which the farmers already instinctively knew – that the plant reproduces best of all when a partial harvesting model is used under controlled conditions, which is exactly how our certified biologically regulated wild harvesting is structured.

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Rich in myths and traditional soothing

Speick is not only a botanical rarity, it also has therapeutic properties and there are numerous myths surrounding the plant.

Speick is harvested during the “30 Days of Women and Herbs”, which is the time from Assumption Day on 15th August to The Feast of the Holy Name of Mary on 12th September.

In the past, Speick played an important role in the twelve nights between Christmas and the Epiphany and was used as beneficial incense.

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Speick is one of the plants that has been given a special role in the ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures to the valley in autumn.

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The founder of SPECIK, Walter Rau’s grandson can see how vital it is that “tradition has a future” through the Carinthian Alpine farming families in Austria, who harvest the wild-growing Speick plant. The family farm has been taken over by the next generation and with it, the Speick harvest – by hand, as it has been for centuries. Approximately 1,800 metres above sea level, high up in the Nock Mountains Biosphere Reserve, the Speick harvest ensures that these families have an essential, additional source of income.

Did you know that in all SPEICK products we use the harmonising extract of the whole plant i.e. root, stem, leaves and flowers – full potential!

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  • All SPEICK products today contain the worldwide exclusive valuable extract of the medicinal Speick plant which grows wild in the high alpine region, certified as being from biologically regulated wild harvesting.
  • SPEICK is a German company founded in 1928, named so in honour of the plant Speick.
  • SPEICK has 88 years of history, soap making and natural skin care expertise. We think you’ll love the unique aroma of the high alpine medicinal plant Speick, which is more potent in the long standing and well respected SPEICK Men range. SPEICK Men Active is a more recent addition which is Cosmos Natural certified and vegan.
  • The medicinal properties of Speick were recognised as early as the 10th century.
  • Speick has always been harvested by hand.
  • Speick is also called Alpine Valerian and Valerian Spikenard.
  • Speick’s benefits go far beyond its fragrant aroma, it relaxes without tiring and revitalises the body and mind.

Thanks for reading our blog.

SPEICK Men & Men Active Skin, Body, Hair & Shaving Care for Men
SPEICK Facebook

Helios Health & Beauty Online Shopping & List of Stockists
or (02) 8765 1100

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