Natural Beauty

12 October 2017

Here at Vita Herbal Nutrition, we strive to supply you with the best products to make you feel good on in the inside. But have you ever considered what our products do for you on the outside too? Beauty products are more popular than ever, as women – and men – want to look and feel good. However, looking good doesn’t come cheap and can be rather confusing – do you put the serum on before or after moisturiser and what does toner actually do? Well, why don’t you try putting down the gold infused collagen and the expensive anti-ageing cream and try mushrooms? Yes, you heard me – mushrooms.

Magic Mushrooms

We all know that shiitake mushrooms make a great risotto but they are powerful little things. They have been proven to support immune function, destroy cancer cells and support cardiovascular health – but that’s not it. Fun Fact: Shiitake mushrooms also promote skin health. Selenium can reduce the severity of acne and scarring when taken with vitamins A and E. 100 grams of shiitake mushroom contains 5.7 milligrams of selenium, which is 8 percent of your daily value meaning shiitake mushrooms act as a natural acne treatment! Also, the zinc in shiitake mushrooms also promotes immune function and reduces the buildup of male hormones to improve skin healing.

shiitake mushroom dong gu

Shiitake isn’t the only magic mushroom, tremella mushroom can also get you glowing. This little guy has featured in Allure magazine and is used in Olay’s Active Botanical range. Tremella has been used in Chinese culture for many years and not just to eat – it is believed to benefit the skin and ‘enhance beauty’. Tremella has been developed for use in cosmetics due to its excellent skin moisture retention, skin protection, flexibility and flattening effects. It is also known for it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.

Tremella mushroom also nourishes the lung, stomach and kidney and strengthens the bones. It has also been proved to help maintain ideal weight – what a great all-rounder!

Tremella Mushroom

Beans make you beautiful?

Everyone loves soybeans right? They’re versatile, yummy and extremely good for you. Soya bean is full of benefits for the whole body, including the skin.

A well hydrated skin is a must when it comes to keeping the skin healthy. Soybean acts as a moisturiser for combination skin and is also great at getting rid of dry, flaky skin. However, if you have oily skin, you can also use this amazing bean to remove the excess oil from your skin.

Soybeans can also reduce the visible signs of ageing like skin discolouration, wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and all that lovely stuff! As we age, our body tends to lose estrogen – the vital hormone that maintains skin elasticity. The phytoestrogens in soybean help to produce more estrogen in the body to reduce wrinkles and fine lines – like a cheaper alternative to Botox!

Soya Beans

Vitamin E can help to renew dead skin cells and also form new skin cells and guess what? Soybeans contain heaps of vitamin E! This can help you look young and radiant. Crush soybeans with little water and apply it on the face. Leave it on for 20 to 25 minutes to moisturise your skin. Do it three times a week for the best results.

If you have brittle nails, soy can be the best thing for you. Include it in your diet for 6 months to notice a difference in your nails as they get stronger and shiny. Soybeans are also known to moisturise your nails and treat nail fungus free nails. Top Tip: Dip your nails in soy sauce to get fungus-free nails!

Soybean can also give you healthy hair! Top Tip: for smooth, soft and shiny hair, you can apply soybean juice onto the hair regularly for three months to get luscious locks.

flower power

Rosebuds work best in tea – a pink, floral tea that tastes like Turkish delight. Aside from looking pretty, rosebuds have been used in Chinese medicine for 5000 years and work great on their own or with a black tea such as Earl Grey.

A cup of rosebud tea a day can help reduce aging and keep you beautiful for years as it allows for a more radiant complexion. Roses have beautifying benefits for the skin – they help remove dark spots and increase pore stability, which means finally not more clogged pores. Rosebud tea also improves oily skins conditions and can stop those nightmare breakouts.

Top Tip: Put a handful of dry rose buds into a bowl of hot water. Cover face over the bowl with a towel for 10 minutes. After you’ve steamed, dip a cotton ball into the bowl and use the liquid as a toner to remove impurities. You skin will feel soft, tone and glowing once you’ve relieved any signs of stress from your skin.

Rose tea also supports the body’s immune system while boosting essential collagen production which also helps the health of your hair, as well as skin. Rosebuds also contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can prove effective in treating  acne. That is why rose extract is found in lots of skin products as it treats a variety of skin complaints and you can get the purest form from us!

Rosebud tea


Don’t forget that you can buy all of these beautiful products from us. We offer next day delivery so you could have super soft skin before you know it! 

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