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May 14, 2021 7 min read

What are the best supplements for your skin? Here at Mountainlife, we're champions of natural skin supplements and oils.

Your skin is precious and has to last you a lifetime, so it's important to take good care of it. Choosing natural skincare over manmade products has several benefits:

  • Better for the environment
  • Safer for your skin
  • Cruelty-free (not tested on animals)
  • Full of natural antioxidants, vitamins & minerals
  • Gentle & kind to the skin (no harmful chemicals)

Some natural skincare supplements can be ingested to offer benefits from the inside out. You can also buy natural skin oils to apply topically. Here we've listed 6 of the best natural skin supplements & oils for anti-ageing, skin hydration, treating acne and healing wounds.

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1. Shilajit benefits for skin

Shilajit is a powerful plant-based resin, found in the Altai mountains of Siberia. The potent tar-like substance has been used in Ayurveda for over 3000 years and boasts a wide range of health-boosting benefits.

While Shilajit is most commonly associated with male sexual health, it’s also great for regulating the immune system, fighting chronic fatigue and improving skin health.

Shilajit anti ageing skin benefits

Yes, if you are looking for a way to preserve your youthful skin for as long as possible, it’s worth adding Shilajit to your beauty regime. Rich in antioxidants, including Fulvic Acid, Shilajit helps to neutralise free radicals, inhibit cell damage and prevent early signs of ageing.

Additionally, it contains copper - a key player in collagen synthesis. This structural protein depletes as we get older, hence why we get wrinkles and dare we say it...sagging skin. Thankfully, substances like Shilajit packed full of copper help to boost collagen and in turn, tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles and increase cell regeneration. Copper also increases elastin to make your skin more supple.

How to take Shilajit for skin

Shilajit works from the inside out, so try mixing a pea-sized amount of Mountainlife Shilajit resin in water and drinking it each morning.

You can also apply Shilajit to your skin and use it as a topical treatment. Mix a little Mountainlife Shilajit powder with water to create a thick paste. Apply it to your skin as a face mask and leave it to work for 20-30 minutes.

Our customers report that Shilajit has made their skin cleaner and resulted in fewer acne breakouts. It’s also recommended as a supplement for strengthening hair and nails.

Shop the Mountainlife Shilajit range.

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2. Tremella skin benefits

Tremella is often dubbed the ‘beauty mushroom’ and has been used for centuries for its skin-boosting benefits. Yang Guefei, considered one of the most beautiful women in Chinese history, was a huge fan of tremella mushroom skincare and attested it to her everlasting beauty.

But what makes tremella mushroom good for skin?

High in Vitamin D

Tremella is rich in Vitamin D, known to help healthy skin cell growth, repair skin and prevent premature skin ageing. It also plays a role in keeping skin hydrated and subtle.

Rich in Polysaccharides

The antioxidant polysaccharides in tremella mushrooms support fibroblasts. These cells help to main skin integrity by synthesising collagen and healing wounds.

Tremella and hyaluronic acid

Did you know that tremella mushrooms work in a very similar way to hyaluronic acid to increase hydration and improve skin texture? In fact, it’s believed that tremella mushrooms could be even better than hyaluronic acid at moisturising the skin. The water-rich mushroom has far smaller molecules, meaning they can penetrate the skin faster and work more effectively, hence why tremella is often used in skincare products.

How to take Tremella mushroom for skin

Enjoy tremella mushroom skin benefits with Mountainlife. Simply mix ½ tsp of our tremella mushroom powder with warm water to create a traditional tea.

Alternatively, mix Mountainlife tremella mushroom powder with water to create a thick paste and apply it to your skin for 15-20 minutes. You could also try mixing it with a nourishing coconut oil for extra skin benefits.

Discover other health benefits of Tremella and shop our range of Di Tao mushrooms powders.

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3. Sea buckthorn for skin

Our cold-pressed sea buckthorn oil is extracted from the berries, seeds and leaves of the Sea buckthorn bush. Native to the Altai mountains of Siberia, the plant has been used in Siberian Shamanism, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for thousands of years, to treat all sorts of health conditions.

Sea buckthorn oil is one of the only food sources on the planet to contain all 4 omega fatty acids, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. Packed with so much goodness, it’s no wonder sea buckthorn oil benefits our skin.

Sea buckthorn oil for skin hydration

Rich in Vitamin E, sea buckthorn boosts hydration at a deep level of the skin and helps to maintain optimal levels of moisture.

Anti-ageing benefits of Sea buckthorn oil

Sea buckthorn contains 12 times more vitamin C than an orange, as well as 60 other antioxidants, which fight free radicals and prevent premature skin ageing.

What’s more it can help to increase the production of collagen in the body to rejuvenate the skin and promote a more youthful appearance.

Promotes wound healing

Test-tube and animal studies have found that sea buckthorn oil helps to stimulate skin regeneration and speed up would healing.

Sea buckthorn oil for acne

Wild harvested sea buckthorn oil has been used as an acne treatment for centuries. The highly anti-bacterial oil is light in texture and, therefore, able to penetrate the skin and stop the oil glands from producing excess sebum.

Applying sea buckthorn oil topically can help to soothe acne spots and may also prevent future breakouts. Some people also swear by it for reducing the appearance of acne scarring and blemishes.

In addition to treating acne, sea buckthorn oil can also benefit those with other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea and eczema. The anti-inflammatory oil helps to reduce redness and swelling, while also protecting skin from dryness.

How to apply sea buckthorn oil

For the best sea buckthorn oil choose Mountainlife. Warm a couple of drops in your hands and apply it straight onto your skin. Use it as a hydration booster or anti-ageing skin oil. You can also use sea buckthorn oil to treat cuts and bruises.

A word of warning - sea buckthorn oil may stain your skin. But don’t panic! The colour will wash off with a drop of warm water.

We also supply wild harvested Sea buckthorn powder. This nourishing supplement offers a range of health benefits, working from the inside. Add 1tsp to your juices and smoothies to enjoy its immune-system boosting and powerful antioxidant properties.

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4. Rosehip oil benefits for skin

Rosehip oil has been used for centuries as a nourishing and rejuvenating skin treatment. As well as being packed full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, it’s also rich in essential fatty acids, including Oleic, Palmitic, Linleic and Gamma Linolenic acids. These fatty acids increase skin moisturisation, boost hydration and have wonderful anti-ageing properties.

Pure rosehip oil for cracked skin

Suffering from painful, cracked skin? Try moisturising it with rosehip oil. The collection of essentially fatty acids help to keep the skin cell membranes and walls strong to help keep moisture locked in.

Anti-ageing rosehip seed oil

In 2015, a study found that using Rosehip oil offered a range of anti-ageing benefits and helped keep skin moisturised. As well as containing anti-ageing antioxidants, Rosehip oil contains vitamins A and C, which helps the body create collagen and reduces skin sagging and wrinkles.

Rosehip oil for acne skin

Rosehip oil is generally safe to use on all skin types, including oily skin. If you suffer from acne or other inflammatory-related skin conditions, you may find that the anthocyanin and polyphenols in rosehip oil help to reduce your symptoms.

How to apply cold pressed rosehip oil

Drop a small amount of Mountainlife rosehip oil on your fingertips and gently press it into your skin. Use it twice a day, on its own or mixed with your favourite moisturiser.

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5. Siberian Pine Nut Oil benefits for skin

Siberian pine trees naturally yield seeds with the highest content of Pinolenic Acid and antioxidants. The seeds, which are cold-pressed to create a skin-boosting oil, contain over 19 complex amino acids, as well as vitamins (E, F, B1, B2, B3, B4 & D) and minerals (potassium, sodum, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc and iodine.) All of these work together to offer numerous skin benefits.

Anti-ageing pine nut oil

Cold-pressed pine nut oil is a natural anti-ageing remedy. It is rich in antioxidants that neutralise free radicals and help to prevent signs of premature ageing (like fine lines, dullness and wrinkles.) It is also rich in several vitamins, including vitamin E, which help to increase skin moisture and elasticity.

Pine nut oil for sensitive skin

As well as being anti-ageing, pine nut oil is also antibacterial. This means it can be used to promote wound and burn healing, as well as treating sensitive skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.

How to use Siberian pine nut oil

Apply Mountainlife Siberian pine nut oil directly to the skin twice a day. It can also be taken off the spoon and ingested to offer other health benefits. Read our blog post ‘Does Siberian Pine Nut Oil really work?’ to find out more.

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6. Wild cranberry powder for skin

Cranberries are a popular superfood, containing a whole host of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients essential to good health. While cranberries are best known for relieving UTI symptoms, they’re also great for the skin.

Anti-ageing skin supplement

Cranberries are rich in collagen-boosting vitamin C to help create soft, glowing and firm skin. They are also rich in antioxidants that help to banish free radicals from the body and prevent cellular damage.

Cranberry for acne

Cranberry powder is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, making it effective in treating acne and blemishes. The vitamin C in cranberry powder may also help reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

If you have quite oily skin, it’s well-worth giving cranberry skincare a try. The berries contain natural acids that cleanse the pores and reduce the risk of acne and boils.

The antioxidants and astringents in cranberry also help to remove skin pigments, help to achieve a more even skin tone overall.

How to use Cranberry powder

Add 1-2 tsp of Mountainlife Wild Cranberry powder to your smoothies, yoghurts, cereal and porridge. You can also try mixing it with water to create a DIY cranberry face mask. Apply it topically to your skin to reap the benefits.

Thomas Sharp
Thomas Sharp


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