Hippophae, or sea buckthorn, has been used for centuries for its reported health benefits. However, there are few places in the world where it can grow. Sea buckhorn thrives on the remote Mongolian steppe which, despite its sub-zero temperatures in winter, experiences an average of 250 sunny days per year.
Mongolia’s organic skincare companies use what is naturally abundant in the country as well as other ingredients that are less common elsewhere. These include pine tar, yak milk, sheep tail fat and horse oil, which are all products that are sustainable thanks to Mongolia’s climate, bountiful livestock, and its long tradition of nomadic herding. Mongolia’s skincare companies such as Lhamour, Goo Brand and Monos Cosmetics are becoming famous in foreign markets as well as within Mongolia because of their organic products.
Those skincare products are becoming popular with women as their skin suffers from Mongolia’s harsh climate and the damaging pollution that blankets the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.