About the brand


Our story: Herbert Henry Watkins was born in the small town of Haxby (North Yorkshire, England) in 1843. The son of a chemist, Herbert was naturally drawn to the world of chemistry and science winning a place at the local Grammar School when he was 11 years old.

Herbert – or Herb as he was known to his friends used his education and natural talent for science and started to develop products for his father to sell directly in his shop, situated in the city of York.

In 1864 Herbs father left the family business solely to Herb. With this new opportunity Herb started to move away from the mainstream products that could be found throughout England (and the rest of the world) and started to develop his own unique Skincare products to sell directly in his Chemist shop.


Unlike many products of the 1800’s ‘Herb’ insisted on using natural ingredients in his various formulations, this proved to be a hit with the citizens of York and a welcome change considering how products were made during this period.

Herb’s fame spread as the success of his products grew during the end of the 19th Century – giving him the nickname of ‘The Professor’ – it was even rumoured that a certain member of the aristocracy was ‘Not Amused’ with what was available on the high street at the time and soon became a regular user of ‘Professor Herb’ skincare products.

Natural Ingredients


Every product we have to offer is made with only the highest quality natural ingredients. Keep your  skin in the best condition it can be.

Professor Herb formulations still live on enabling us to bring these great products directly to you. We stand by the ethos that Herbert set out all those years ago and are proud to say that all our Professor Herb items use natural ingredients where possible, are manufactured in Yorkshire, England and are and will always be cruelty free.

why we are loving it

We, at Pick N Dazzle, love nature and its priceless secret ingredients! We are always ready to offer you new organic and natural brands. Products created with love and care.


Pick N Dazzle Team