Mushrooms in skincare?
Mushrooms have been used in skincare for thousands of years. Mushroom extracts are anti-aging, brightening, hydrating, calming, and loaded with antioxidants. Don’t sleep on this “powerhouse” skincare ingredient. Read on to find out about our favorite mushrooms, the ones we chose to use in our product.
The Shiitake shroom extract is considered the anti-aging mushroom in Japan. It is known to have potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties due to the presence of the antioxidant ergothioneine. It helps prevent cell breakdown while it exfoliates. Shiitake mushrooms are a rich source of kojic acid. Kojic acid is a natural skin lightening and brightening agent for the skin. It will help to lighten all pigment ranging from sunspots, melasma, and acne. They are also supercharged with anti-inflammatories and anti-microbial properties to promote healing and fight inflammation, which can be great if you struggle with conditions like rosacea, acne, or eczema. I love this to help alleviate redness from my rosacea.
The Reishi shroom extract— also known as “the mushroom of immortality” for great reason. The Reishi shroom deeply hydrates and contains two of the most potent antioxidants in the skin, ergothioneine and glutathione, to fight free radicals caused by UV damage, leading to premature aging. Reishi mushrooms also contain beta-glucans which help penetrate through multiple layers of the skin to reduce and calm dry, irritated skin. It will reduce inflammation and speed up the healing of skin injuries, making it great for acne, wound healing, and blemishes. Reishi inhibits the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase and can help reduce skin pigmentation and discoloration.
I have added both of these natural age-defying and healing mushrooms to our hero product, Hexapeptide Revitalizing Serum.
If you are looking for a product to fight aging, hydrate, plump, calm, and heal the skin, look no further.