Lately, I’ve been seeing mushrooms sprouting up as an ingredient in skincare product lines. So, I did a little delving into the world of mushrooms and was I impressed.
Similar to the benefits of hyaluronic acid (“HA”), the snow mushroom is amazing at hydrating the skin. Even though HA can hold 1000 times its weight in water vs. the snow mushroom’s 500 times, the snow mushroom’s smaller particles can penetrate the skin more thoroughly and provide equal, if not superior, hydration. Even more notable, the snow mushroom gives the skin a thin veil to help hold in moisture.
The more I investigated about mushroom skincare, the more I was fascinated. As if its amazing hydrating benefits weren’t reason enough to start using it, the snow mushroom can help with the production of collagen (the protein that gives our skin density)! It’s also an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals and assist with skin cell renewal. Anyone looking for a brighter, more youthful complexion, should consider products that provide efficient cell turnover and the mushroom does just that!
But the snow mushroom isn’t the only shroom in the room (ahaha)….equally as impressive as the snow mushroom is the reishi mushroom. This adaptogen provides impressive cell turnover and is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Similar to the snow mushroom, the reishi mushroom protects the skin’s barrier which helps to maintain moisture and prevent inflammation.
Mushrooms are popping up in toners, serums, masks, and just about every skincare line is catching on to these adaptogen gems! I’m excited to add this to my daily regimen and report my results. In the meantime, if you want to venture into the world of mushroom skincare, consider Origins’ Dr. Weil MegaMushroom or Eminence Organic Snow Mushroom.
Feel free to share your mushroom experience in the comments!