* I have tried many different products in the past, including the market leading brand which I have always bought from the chemist. A friend recommended I tried Herstat for my frequent cold sore outbreaks and I cannot speak highly enough about how effective the cream is. Read More...

*Herstat. I don't get cold sores often, but when I do, this product is AMAZING! Thank you. D.N.

*I had occasion to use Herstat over the Christmas holidays, and it was absolutely the very best medication I have ever used to combat a cold sore. I will look forward to seeing it on the shelves here in Canada! D.K.

Fight Cold Sores Fast
The Best Cold sore treatment on the market
Mr J.P. *
This product is AMAZING!

D.N. *
Absolutely the very best medication I have ever used
D.K. *

Make your cold sore disappear faster with
Herstat comprehensive
cold sore treatment

Are you looking for a cold sore treatment that actually works?

If so, you've come to the right place.

Clinically proven to be more effective than any other remedy on the market today, Herstat Cold Sore Care is available as a complete solution. Our ointment reduces the time it takes for your symptoms to disappear, whilst our LipCare stick will care for your lips between outbreaks.

“Herstat ointment is a Medical Device - Class IIa - CE 0499”

  • .Placebo
  • .Herstat
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9.77 days
3.53 days
6.24 days
  • (Days)
  • 35 placebo patients
  • 33 Herstat patients

Effective in every way

Unlike other products developed for this purpose, Herstat can be used at any point during your cold sore outbreak and works to effectively reduce your symptoms and shorten healing time by an average of 3.5 days*.

*Compared to the placebo group taking part in clinical trials.

Find out more about Propolis ACF

Carefully balanced formula

So what makes Herstat different?

We use a patented, purified propolis extract – known as Propolis ACF – which is carefully derived from beehives located in a specific region of Canada. In the natural world, bees manufacture propolis which they use to sterilise their hives and to prevent any viruses and bacteria from infecting the colony. Propolis is known for its anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-inflamatory properties. It acts as a natural preservative and prevents the need to add any parabens to the Herstat product.

The raw propolis is taken through a systematic cleaning process before being quality checked and certified to meet strict criteria. You can read more about propolis here.

Our ointment also contains a high content of white soft paraffin (petrolatum) along with a variety of other complementary ingredients. These work together to form a protective barrier around the affected area, allowing the cold sore to retain moisture, thus creating a conducive environment for healing. These ingredients also help to soften the skin and relieve dryness, prevent cracking and fissuring of the cold sore, alleviate pain, and accelerate the natural healing process.

Find out more about ingredients

  • Petrolatum
  • Liquid Paraffin
  • Propolis Extract ACF
  • Ethanol
  • Lanolin

Apply treatment at any stage

What's unique about Herstat cold sore care is you can apply the ointment at any stage of the cycle.

That's right – unlike other topical treatments, which need to be applied as soon as you feel the tingle in order to get the full benefit, our product can be used at any point during the infection. This means, regardless of the stage at which you apply the ointment, our special blend of ingredients will continue to work to assist the healing process right through until your cold sore has completely disappeared.

Propolis ACF ingredient makes our ointment pleasant to use with a nice vanilla-like scent and a smooth texture which keeps your cold sore well under control and stops it from drying out and becoming more uncomfortable.

Learn more about Propolis

Herstat cold sore care ointment

Our ointment is perfect if you want fast and effective relief from the symptoms of cold sores. Read more...


Herstat cold sore LipCare stick

Use a Herstat LipCare stick for everyday protection in between outbreaks. The size of a normal lip balm, it's easy to carry about with you wherever you go. Read more...


Special offer

The perfect combination of four tubes of our clinically proven ointment and a handy LipCare Stick for everyday use at a substantially discounted price.

Special Offer Price £24.95


I really NEED some more of that wonderful cream.

N.D. (S Africa)

I'm from Brazil and I need know how I can buy a product Herstat for use personal. I have symptoms of herpes simplex lesions and these product is powerfull and here in Brazil not have anymore!

E.C. (Brazil)

Thanks. It is the best product I have found so far for managing cold sores. I appreciate you sending through the samples. I am on my last tube with no visits to Europe planned in the near future.

M.L. (New Zealand)

So many people in SA that I know of who get these cold sores, I just tell them that I have THE most amazing ointment and have on a few occasions let them try it out and they all want to know where to get their hands on this. The Lipcare stick is ALSO brilliant!

N.D. (S Africa)

I recently returned from Norway where I purchased a lipcare tube. It is far superior to any lip balm I have ever tried.

A.L. (USA)

I wondered is there anywhere I can purchase this in Canada. I do not get cold sores too often but when I have this worked GREAT.

M.M. (Canada)

Can you inform us if the “Herstat” product is available in the Netherlands and if so, who is the distributer? We have been very successful with the purified propolis extract in the treatment of shingles which we bought in Sweden.

B.R. (Sweden)

I wish you find a distributor in Brazil soon, because I like so much your product.

A.C. (Brazil)

I made good experience with Herstat lip product. Could you advise if the product containing your 3% propolis extract is available in Switzerland?

M.W. (Switzerland)

The LipCare stick is fantastic can you tell me where I can buy them as both of my daughters would like to buy them?

C.M. (UK)

I had occasion to use Herstat over the Christmas holidays, and it was absolutely the very best medication I have ever used to combat a cold sore. I will look forward to seeing it on the shelves here in Canada!

D.K. (Canada)

“Without this Herstat I don't know what I'd do. If I have a "tingle" warning & I apply the Herstat immediately, it never becomes a blister but if I don't have a warning the Herstat definitely cuts down on the time they're active.”

J.H. (USA)

I have suffered from coldsores for over 20 years, and I came across this ointment on a pharmacy website while I was ordering some vitamins. I have tried every known “cold sore” cream, ointment, tablet on the market, but to no avail (they always seemed to increase in size and more often than not spread as well) Read more...

K. V. (W. Australia)

I am writing today to congratulate you on one of the best cold sore ointment I have ever used! I choose the ointment out of a line up of 4 different products in the chemist and to be honest I choose yours over the other more well known brands because Read more...

T.M. (OAMARU New Zealand)

Herstat. I don't get cold sores often, but when I do, this product is AMAZING! Thank you


Having suffered with Cold Sores all my life and trying numerous products which did not live up to their selling hype, imagine my delight when I discovered Herstat. My Cold Sores used to “hang around” for at least 10 days living up to their name by being sore and the skin would be very tight. Read more...

Mrs K.B-D. (UK)