Herbar's mission is simple –

they believe that beauty is not just skin deep.

Herbar wants to help people become all-embracing; to take care of their mind and body. Why? Because when you feel good, you look good. So they are bottling ancient wisdom to tackle today's stresses.

Herbar harnesses the power of fungi and adaptogens to restore, rebalance, and help you overcome whatever life throws at you, literally.

A philosophy deeply rooted in the fact that beauty can be healing. At Herbar, the use of fungi & adaptogens is a time honored solution to modern day stresses. Ancient healing for modern beauty.

Mind & Body

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To put it simply, adaptogens are non-toxic, non-harmful, life enhancing plants that are often used due to their abilities to help the body resist physical, biological or chemical stressors of all kinds.

Above all, they help the body fight and resist stress. Now, the stress response by itself is an important defensive mechanism, but constant bombardment (aka our daily life) is not that great for us and can have many repercussions on the way we feel and look -adaptogens to the rescue.

“They are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress,” said Dr. Frank Lipman, an expert in functional and integrative medicine.


The humble mushroom is having an Herbar beauty rebrand. However, the use of mushrooms in skincare is hardly new — they’ve been used in Eastern cultures and non allopathic medicine for centuries!

Mushrooms have long been used in Asia for their maintain vitality, preserve a youthful appearance, and to counter the adverse health effects of chronic stress- Sign us up!

Mushrooms contain, beta-glucans, omega fatty acids and ceramides which can help to build up the skin’s moisture barrier, preventing water loss and keeping hydration within the skin, all the while increasing longevity, look and health of our dermis.

The Future is Fungi.

Founders Story

It started with a need — when they couldn't find a solution, they created it.

Founded by Catarina, a former athlete and creative wellness consultant for brands such as Adidas and Lululemon, and Rui who is currently finishing her PhD on Plant Nutrition after completing a degree in organic agriculture, food system masters and nutrition bachelors. In a chance encounter in Berlin in 2017, a mutual bond was built over shroom drinks, four sigmatic, lions mane and Tim Ferriss!

For Rui, back in 2014 while studying nutrition with an oncology focus in Arizona, the mixture of excitement, no routine and cafeteria food left her with skin issues that she had never experienced before. It was then that she decided to follow heritage and turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine was a natural first step. Re-adjusting her food to incorporate home cooking, TCM and adaptogens, plus practicing some self love, truly helped her body and skin.

It was from these moments and learning experiences that helped them shape what they've created today, a brand which tells us that beauty can be healing.

Our Herbar Favourites

Face Nectar 50ml

This is a hybrid, next-generation serum addressing four primary skin concerns: hydration, irritation, longevity, and uneven tone.

Science-backed and tested to leave the skin feeling hydrated, softer, calmer, visibly more even and healthier.

Designed to soak your skin with moisture, the potent blend harnesses the power of fungi, adaptogenic extracts,  probiotics and supercharges them with ultra-low-molecular hyaluronic acid, plus firming phyto-peptides, to fortify and quench thirsty skin.

Skin Pearls with Ceramic

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 help you restore balance in the body and encourage resilience to oxidative stress, fatigue, and cellular senescence. All of this while helping you strengthen your skin barrier, boost its immunity, and brighten every skin’s individual beauty. An adaptogenic potion that hones in on radiant skin and a radiant you.

Gua Shroom - Dalmatian

Derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Gua-Shroom is a tool to encourage lymphatic drainage for smoother and more toned looking skin. 

Herbar’s unique Gua-Shroom shape was carefully designed by us to perfectly smooth over your skin. Take a few minutes out of your day to give your body some extra TLC. We have a cluster for you to choose from, all naturally unique.

Noteworthy Reads

A Therapy Session with the 'Golden Teacher'

- 11 minute read

Writer Meghan Loneragan journeyed through a guided psychedelic psilocybin - magic mushrooms - healing experience. Here's everything that happened during those six hours.

The Lowdown on Mushrooms: The Golden Teacher vs Mazatapec

Jan 1 - 5 minute read

Last week, the TGA announced that the prescription of Psilocybin by authorised psychiatrists for medical use will be legal from July. Here, we take a look at the Golden Teacher vs. Mazatapec mushrooms, and explain which medicinal mushrooms are available for use in Australia.

To Shroom, or Not to Shroom? A Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms

- 4 minute read

Fascinating fungi are a zeitgeisty dinner conversation, whether its the creepy Cordyceps variety fictitiously infecting the human race in The Last of Us, or the long-fought victory by mental health campaigners to have mushrooms of the magic variety legalised for use as a treatment for depression. Here, we discuss medicinal mushrooms and the myriad health benefits of Lion's Mane, Reishi, Ashwagandha, Cordyceps and more.