Doctors insist: If you’re not allergic, it’s worth adding mushrooms to your diet. According to a fresh study published in Food Science & Nutrition, these amazing organisms have soluble fiber that helps support the immune system. Just what you need during cold season! And they also help fight vitamin A, B, C, D, and E deficiencies, regulate blood pressure, detoxify, provide protein, and have a positive effect on muscle and memory function.
But that’s not all. Micronutrients, enzymes, essential oils, oxalic, acetic and formic acids found in mushrooms are also good for the skin. Scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of Braganza in Portugal and the University of Salamanca in Spain have found that mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and shiitake have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect on the dermis, help fight aging and hyperpigmentation.
Well, we should use them! We have gathered beauty products, the chemical composition of which is a veritable treasure trove of forests.
To preserve the nutrients in the mushrooms, labs use low-temperature drying, down to -50 degrees.
What mushrooms to look for in cosmetics
- Cordyceps, Reishi mushroom, shiitake to fight against skin aging.
- Snow fungus – for moisturizing
- Chaga mushroom to soothe irritated skin
- Reishi mushroom, oyster mushroom – for skin color improvement
- Shiitake – to fight pigment spots and acne
- Chanterelles – to improve skin immunity, to soften and moisturize the skin, to normalize Ph
- Truffle – to eliminate post-acne, smooth fine lines
- Tremella – to treat acne, couperose and black spots
- Mucor – for gentle exfoliation, smoothing skin surface and lightening the skin
- Xanthine, betanin, choline, contained in mushrooms, are considered the natural analog of hyaluronic acid and have a powerful rejuvenating effect.
With Reishi mushroom
Soothing mask for sensitive skin Evercalm, REN
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The product strengthens the skin’s immunity, restores the protective barrier and accelerates regeneration, alleviates pain, reduces itching, irritation, swelling and redness, heals cracks, moisturizes. Not only ginger oil and Reishi mushroom species – sheep’s boletus, but also arnica extract, shea butter, jojoba oil, cranberry oil, algae extract, vitamin E are responsible for all this.
Mega-Mushroom Moisturizing Gel, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins
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The Origins brand was one of the first to launch a line of mushroom-based beauty products. Not surprisingly, this series is still one of the brand’s most in-demand products. The weightless gel containing extracts of Reishi, Coprinus and fungus noticeably moisturizes and refreshes the skin after just a few uses. Sea buckthorn extract soothes and reduces visible irritations.
Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido
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One of the most popular products by the brand. Ideal for those who know first-hand the stress of living in a city with poor air and water quality. Reishi mushroom extract helps to hydrate, prevent and combat skin damage and the appearance of wrinkles. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, also included, is considered an excellent antioxidant, while perilla and wild thyme relieve irritation.
With black truffle
Truffle Therapy Serum, Skin&Co Roma
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A true skin delicacy created with expensive black truffle by the experts of a niche Italian natural cosmetics brand. The serum stimulates cell regeneration, fights free radicals, makes the skin smooth and evens skin tone. Also among the ingredients are hibiscus extract (it acts as a natural botox) and antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
With Snow Mushroom
Antioxidant Facial Drops, E.L.F.
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These concentrated snow mushroom-based booster drops with vitamin C can be used alone or added to any foundation, liquid product or cream. It evens out skin tone and slows down aging processes.
With Leaf Sponge
Sebium Pore Refiner, Bioderma
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A product with foliage sponge extract to refine the skin’s texture and matte it, making pores less prominent and the skin more even-toned. The light texture of the emulsion absorbs instantly and leaves the skin velvety smooth.