Skin Care

Skin Care

  • Skin Care (Xiao Feng San)

    Herbal CreaturesSkin Care is a high potency formula containing herbs traditionally used to treat skin conditions characterised by redness, itchiness and leakage of fluids.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Eczema
    • Red skin rashes
    • Severe itching
    • Leakage of fluids upon scratching
    • How it works  

      How it works

      Skin Care is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Xiao Feng San, used to treat skin conditions, especially those manifesting as allergic or hypersensitivity reactions. Examples include skin rashes and hives, itching and dermatitis secondary to environmental allergens, fleas, fleas, drugs, chemicals or food.

      This formula has demonstrated antiallergic, immunosuppressive and mast-cell-stabilising effects, and has shown positive results in the treatment of urticaria and eczema in humans. One of the herbs in the formula, Sophora root, is both antifungal and bacteriostatic.

      Traditional understanding

      Traditionally, this formula is used for skin conditions that arise from 'wind-dampness' or 'wind-heat'. Clinically, this means that the formula will be most effective for cases involving itchiness, redness, and trapped fluids or pus under the skin that may ooze out upon scratching. In TCM, when we treat the skin, we also treat the blood. This involves cooling the blood, assisting the detoxification of the blood, or nourishing the blood to assist both in clearing the skin, and also preventing recurrence.

    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Rhizoma Atractylodis

      Cang Zhu


      Periostracum Cicadae

      Chan Tui


      Radix Angelicae Sinensis

      Dang Gui


      Radix Saposhnikoviae

      Fang Feng


      Radix Glycyrrhizae

      Gan Cao


      Herba Schizonepetae

      Jing Jie


      Radix Sophorae Flavescentis

      Ku Shen


      Caulis Akebiae

      Mu Tong


      Fructus Arctii

      Niu Bang Zi


      Radix Rehmanniae

      Sheng Di Huang


      Gypsum Fibrosum

      Shi Gao


      Rhizoma Anemarrhenae

      Zhi Mu


    • Directions for use

      • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
        Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.



      • Scheid, Volker et al (Chinese herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies 2nd Ed), 2009;
      • Chen, John K et al (Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians), 2012; pp 776-779.
      • Reid, Tony (Clinical Guide - Black Pearl Pill Range), 2012; pp 150-151.