A world-first innovation that is packed full of nature’s best and most potent ingredients for lip health.

KOLSORE® is designed to support rapid recovery through all stages of a lip outbreak. This unique triple action formula is the result of over five years research and development. It is the only lip product on the market with patented Kolorex Horopito extract – proven effective against the Herpes virus.

The journey from idea to product started when researchers at the University of Otago found that Kolorex Horopito extract kills the herpes virus in test tubes. After securing a patent on this discovery, we undertook to test KOLSORE with groups of people who suffer lip outbreaks.

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The feedback we received speaks for itself:

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85% reported that the ointment either completely stopped or reduced blistering.

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81% reported that using the ointment made the duration of their outbreak either much shorter, or slightly shorter than previous cold sores.

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57% felt that the ointment helped heal the scab that formed after the cold sore outbreak

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81% reported that the ointment was more effective than the best other treatment they had tried




What makes KOLSORE® so effective?

KOLSORE’s unique formula is designed to support rapid recovery through all stages of a lip outbreak with its unique triple action:

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Inhibition of the herpes virus through stages 1-4

KOLSORE® contains three scientifically studied natural ingredients that have been shown to reduce the herpes virus, namely Horopito extract, propolis extract and lysine. 

Kolorex® Horopito Extract: We commissioned series of experiments which showed that Horopito leaf extract containing the active ingredient polygodial, is effective at killing Herpes Simplex-1 (HSV-1) virus in vitro. The experiments were conducted by researchers at the University of Otago and showed impressive results when compared with the market leading pharmaceutical. See our Scientific Studies [hyperlinked] page for more details.

Propolis Extract: Propolis has been recognised for its healing properties for centuries. Propolis is a natural substance collected by honeybees alongside nectar and pollen, which the bees use to sanitise and sterilise their hives and to keep them free of viruses and infections. We source our propolis from New Zealand to ensure consistent high quality and purity. Propolis is backed by many high quality clinical studies showing its effectiveness for lip outbreaks. See our Scientific Studies [hyperlinked] page for more details.

Lysine: A well-researched amino acid that supresses the activity of arginine (another amino acid), which is thought to be a common trigger of lip outbreaks. See our Scientific Studies [hyperlinked] page for more details.

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Conditions and soothes the lips through stages 1-5

Lanolin is a skin emollient, which means it helps moisturize and condition the lips. Combined with aloe vera, KOLSORE® is designed to soothe and moisturize the lips through the entire lip outbreak. This helps reduce pain by keeping the skin supple in the affected area and can reduce the urge to scratch or pick at the lip outbreak and surrounding skin, therefore helping to speed healing time and reducing discomfort.

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Supports wound healing through stages 3-5

KOLSORE® contains a high concentration of pharmaceutical grade, purified lanolin which creates a protective barrier around the affected area, keeping the area moisturized – a critical factor in accelerating healing. Keeping the moisture in is known as ‘semi occlusive’ wound healing, resulting in faster re-epithelialization and reduced inflammation at the site of the wound – critical factors that promote better and faster healing in skin wounds. KOLSORE® also contains vitamin E which is known for its skin-healing properties.



General Information


  • Lanolin
  • Lysine
  • Aqua (water)
  • Beeswax
  • Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil
  • Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil
  • Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil
  • Copernicia cerifera (Carnauba) wax
  • Hydrogenated castor oil
  • Propolis extract
  • Kolorex® Pseudowintera colorata (Horopito) leaf extract
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
  • Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice
  • Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil

*Limonene (component of natural essential oil).


  • Apply to the affected area as needed.


  • May cause transient sensation of warmth upon application.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Do not use if you have known sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • Propolis may cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals.
  • If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

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