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The glow playlist
A playlist curated by Herbar founders' Acupuncturist to get you in the mood to glow. Five Phases Music Therapy (FPMT) employs the theory of five phases and five music scales or tones (宫Gong (do), 商Shang (ri), 角Jue (mi), 徵Zhi (so) and 羽Yu (la)) to analyze and treat mind-body illness. In Chinese Medicine (CM), the five music scales are used to connect the human body and the universe, interpret personalities and constitution and analyse the influences of climatic changes on health.
Mochi Jujubes with Rosehip & Orange Broth by Annie Tong
1 large navel orange,
1 cinnamon stick,
1 tbsp rock sugar,
1/2 tbsp dried rosehip shells,
10 large dried jujubes,
6 tbsp glutinous rice flour,
3 tbsp rice flour,
water as needed
To a medium saucepan add sliced orange segments, cinnamon stick, rock sugar, rosehip shells and 2 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Remove the ingredients and strain the broth through a fine sieve to remove any excess solids.
Cut dried jujubes in half lengthwise to remove the pit.
In a small mixing bowl add glutinous rice flour and rice flour.
Slowly incorporate water and combine the flour until a smooth dough forms.
Separate the dough into two equal parts and roll them out into small strips. Cut each strip into 5 pieces.
Stuff the jujubes with your mochi dough and set aside.
Steam jujubes for 8 minutes until soft and tender.
Artist spotlight Laura Le Gal
Laura Le Gal (she/her), is a Paris-based CGI artist and part of the Herbar family. She creates intricate worlds that we can only wish to be part of. @lauraleg__al
"When I was a child my favorite game in the car was to imagine how I could make the landscape that just passed before my eyes more beautiful. I wanted to somehow create a harmonious world, pleasant to contemplate anywhere you are. I also have always been intrigued by Roger Dean’s artworks that he designed for Yes covers, I wanted to live in this organic world. My father used to use his work as our computer wallpaper and I would find it fascinating. In the last few years I discovered I could design anything I pictured with very few limits. I finally have the opportunity to create landscapes and scenes that gives me the feeling of stillness. For me, it's a kind of aesthetic release that is very satisfying."
Gua sha tutorial with Catarina & Rui
A guide curated by Herbar founders to get you in the mood to glow. Catarina and Rui take you through the ancient practice of the Gua-Sha with our carefully designed Gua-Shroom. Illustration by Luisa Shala @theinfinityofspace
It's best to use our Gua-Shroom on cleansed skin with a few drops of The Face Oil.
Jawline and Chin: Glide your tool upwards from the center of the chin out to the earlobe to contour the jaw.
Forehead: Start at the center of the forehead and divide your forehead into three sections and glide your tool outwards. Scrape once, then move down a bit and scrape again.
Cheek: Start at the nose and work upwards in a sweeping motion along the cheeks and cheekbones, moving outwards toward your ears. Scrape once, then move down a bit and scrape again, move down a bit more to the center of the chin and scrape again.
Under-Eye: Start in the inner corner of the eye and glide outwards to the temple.
Founders Catarina & Rui
It all started back in 2017 in Berlin when Rui overheard Catarina talking to someone about adaptogenic coffee and Tim Ferriss. Safe to say, not many people were into these shroomie concoctions back then. They instantly bonded over their deep love and appreciation of adaptogenics.
Catarina is a former athlete and Wellness Consultant for brands such as Adidas and Lululemon. Rui is currently finishing her PhD on Plant Nutrition after completing a degree in organic agriculture, food system master and nutrition bachelor with an oncology focus.
They started Herbar with the aim of showing that health and beauty are not mutually exclusive and to bring ancient healing to modern self-care.
Better together <3
Illustration by Lea Woo
Meet the team Élise Rigollet
Élise Rigollet is Herbar's graphic designer and art director based in Paris. A full-time Gemini and all-round superstar, she has given us the best makeover we could ask for and keeps us looking fresh and flawless. #slay
She works on projects ranging from editorial design to branding, art direction and web design to illustration. Her sensibility for layout and color translates to custom typography, digital content, creative direction and image-making.
The Skin Pearls
A Fungi and Adaptogenic potion that hones in on skin health, fatigue reducing, stress lowering and collagen boosting – allowing your skin to glow while enhancing performance.
A signature symbiotic blend of fungi, adaptogens, medical herbs, botanical extracts, and vitamins. The Skin Pearls will restore balance in the body and encourage resilience to oxidative stress, fatigue, and cellular senescence. All of this while strengthening the barrier, boosting its immunity, and brightening every skin’s individual beauty. An adaptogenic potion that hones in on radiant skin and a radiant you.
Skin Pearls with Adaptogenic and Fungi extracts plus vitamin B3, B12 and C. Take two Skin Pearls daily with liquid of choice, with or without food, ideally in the morning so their Adaptogenic and Fungi superpowers can keep you glowing and going through the day.
ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED BEGINNING OF MARCH.
What it is
An energising, fatigue reducing, stress lowering, collagen boosting and skin radiance inducing blend
A blend of Eulethero, Rhodiola, Cordyceps and many more that prove beauty is not just skin deep
A powerful adaptogenic supplement to help nourish you from within
Created by Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors in Shanxi province, China
Full ingredient list: Eulethero (root), Cordyceps Militaris (aerial), Rhodiola Rosea (root), Reishi Mushroom (aerial), Tremella Mushroom(aerial), Rosehip (fruit), Vitamin B12, B3, C and Maltodextrin.
Why it's Special
Stress fighting and fatigue reducing adaptogenic blend
Skin radiance boosting, longevity inducing fungi extracts to care for your skin from within
Free-radical fighting antioxidants
Collagen boosting proprietary blend
Restorative phytonutrients & beta-glucans to nourish, nurture and optimize
Ingredients matter. That’s why we’re strict about the ones we allow. Everything you need nothing you don’t.
How to use
Take two Skin Pearls daily with liquid of choice, with or without food, ideally in the morning so their Adaptogenic and Fungi superpowers can keep you glowing and going through the day.
MELISSA B. COPENHAGEN
Taking the Pearls daily while using the Face Oil and my skin is glowing! People stopped me on the street to ask which highlighter I'm using when I use none. Got to give it to the pearls and the oil.
JULIA M. CDMX
I bought these purely for skin health, however, they are giving me the energy that I never thought I could have. Didn't realise that it was coming from them in the beginning, but after a few friends noticed how much energy I now have I traced it down all the way to the pearls.
CLARA A. PARIS
Where have these been all my life? I feel like my skin is plumper, fuller, denser and with less breakouts. Also been taking them before my workouts for a running boost.
ALEX P. LONDON
Got some of these from my co-worker because I commented on how much more present she has been. She seemed to have 0 fatigue and brain fog. Safe to say I'm loving how they make me feel.
Xiao M. Dublin
Got the box and the refill as a gift. Wishing that you guys offered subscription.
Nuno B. Porto
Very happy customer here. The Skin Pearls give me constant and long-lasting energy.