Spotlight on Mahonia

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies

Writer and expert

Our ethos at Neal’s Yard Remedies has always been grounded in the belief that beautiful, healthy skin comes from the inside out. Our experts work very hard behind the scenes to formulate herbal remedies that help to support skin naturally, and one of the active ingredients our customers love the most is mahonia.


What is Mahonia?

Mahonia is a flowering evergreen shrub whose bark and root have been used in traditional herbalism for centuries, and is often referred to as a ‘bitter tonic’, which is group of bitter-tasting herbs thought to aid digestion and liver function and generally support the body’s natural cleansing and detoxifying processes.  

Our Mahonia products

At Neal’s Yard Remedies, we create herb-based remedies and tinctures at Peacemarsh, our eco-factory in Dorset, using herbs grown onsite or sourced from the Organic Herb Trading Company. One of our most popular tincture blends is the Mahonia Skin Formula. Unlike our single-herb tinctures, a tincture blend is made from selected herbs which have been macerated together over a sixteen-day period to enhance their natural synergy, creating a unique, multi-purpose remedy with diverse health and beauty benefits. For this skin formula, mahonia is mixed with the herbal extracts of calendula, gotu kola, thyme, schisandra, and artichoke, all believed to help support skin’s natural health and beauty. The formula can be taken in 2ml doses up to three times a day as part of your wellbeing routine.

Our top-selling Clarifying Mahonia Skin Gel complements our mahonia herbal tincture perfectly, as both products were formulated alongside one another by our specialists and feature some of the same skin-friendly additional ingredients, including calming gotu kola, calendula and thyme. This topical skin gel treatment, packed into a handy travel-sized spritz bottle, also harnesses the skin-rescuing properties of aloe vera, and will soothe and tone the skin naturally and gently when applied to a specific area that is blemish-prone or simply needs a little bit of TLC.

If you’d like to learn more about mahonia, or our tinctures and herbal blends, our specially trained herbalists, naturopaths and nutritionists are always very happy to support you on your inner-health journey. Simply visit the Therapies page on our website to find out more.

Whatever the time of year, you don’t need an excuse to make some space for your wellbeing. For more personalised wellbeing recommendations, visit a Neal's Yard Remedies store for a complimentary consultation with one of our experts.