These are generally asked questions concerning our Hernuvin product range

What is the effect of cancer treatment on my skin?

Chemotherapy, surgery, antihormonal medication and radiation will have  noticeable skin effects; dryness, redness, thinning and loss of elasticity.

How does Hernuvin help?

Hernuvin has 3 main actions:

  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Moisturizing
What is Geneistin?

It is an isoflavone. It occurs naturally in soybeans. Genistine is a potent  ntioxidant, it stimulates collagen production and inhibits collagen breakdown.

Is it safe to use soy products during cancer treatment?

Studies show that a lifelong diet rich in soy foods reduces the risk of breast cancer in women. Consuming a moderate amount of soy (up to 2 servings a day of whole-soy foods such as tofu, soy milk or edamame) will provide health benefits and will not compromise your treatment.

Reference: “Will eating soy increase my risk of breast cancer?”


What is skin purging?

Your skin may react to a new skin product. Active ingredients that stimulate cell turnover in the skin may cause what is perceived to be a skin break out. It should be short lived and is ultimately a sign that the product you are using contains effective active ingredients.

Should I do a skin patch test before using Hernuvin?

Hernuvin was specifically developed for women during and after cancer treatments. However, if you are unsure, then first try a small amount of a new product on the inside of your upper arm to exclude rare but not impossible skin reactions.

Can I wash my whole body with the Hernuvin wash?

The Hernuvin wash can be used for the whole body (including your scalp) except the skin around your eyes.

How much Hernuvin moisturizer should I use at a time?

A small amount (1-2ml) is all that is necessary. Excess cream can be applied to the back of your neck and hands.