Cold sores are small blisters on the lip and around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). They are extremely contagious from person to person, most often spread through touching, kissing, or sharing food, utensils, washcloths or towels. Vivicin is a 95% natural cold sore cream, uniquely formulated from precious oils, herbal extracts, and minerals. Infused with nourishing botanicals and hydrating oils that rapidly heal and soothe cold sores, Vivicin is fast acting and effective. It relieves pain in minutes; soothes burning, itching, tingling, and redness; and promotes healing within 24 hours.