About Me

Herbs and Herbs

Hello! I’m Emma (Herbert). My friends call me Herb, Herby and/or Herbs… so that’s where the name comes from!

A few years ago, while I was pursuing life as an actor, I worked in the cosmetics industry for an awesome cruelty free, eco, natural ingredient focused brand. Can you guess who? No, not the Body Shop! The other one 😉

I became an in-store product trainer and learnt so much about the science of the skin, how it works and the beauty of essential oils. Ingredients from Mother Nature herself can have such a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. It was a real eye opening time and it has stuck with me.

Having been diagnosed with rosacea around the same time, I fast became passionate about linking the two.

Look out for lots of blog posts related to the above!

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a poorly understood, long term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It can start with mild flushing and redness of the cheeks.  Symptoms can develop further and some people experience burning and stinging sensations, spots and permanent redness. You can calm and control symptoms of rosacea but you cannot get rid of it.

I was diagnosed with having Rosacea in 2012 and I’ve been learning to live with it ever since.  It has definitely been a tricky old path but in recent times I feel a lot more in control. I know more now about what works for my skin and what doesn’t through years of trial and error.  I hope to share lots of tips with you guys!

Living with Rosacea has shaped the way I think about my skincare and dietary habits massively.  I have wanted to start a blog for ages because there is such little information out there for sufferers.

I hope you enjoy Herbs and Herbs!