What Are The Skincare Benefits Of Mushrooms?
Updated: Dec 30, 2021
Do mushrooms make your skin glow?
Haven't heard of Snow Mushroom? I hadn't either. To me mushrooms belong in chicken marsala or stir fry or stuffed... but in skincare? I first heard about mushrooms in skin care when I was researching K-beauty (Korean skincare products) for another post. I asked several friends and family members if they had heard of skincare with mushrooms. None had. The more I researched for my blog about its benefits the more it became a must-try. Move over hyaluronic acid, you have competition with the beauty mushroom!
Are mushrooms good for your skin?
Yes. Mushrooms have long been common in Asian skincare and finally have made it's way to the U.S. Fortunately for us, the skincare lines are doing the research for you and I and formulating mushroom facial cream and serum. The snow mushroom holds 450x its weight in water, so it helps to plump our skin. The chaga mushroom is a protecting antioxidant, lessens redness and restores our skin barrier. The reishi mushroom is a powerful anti-irritant that helps soothe skin. And, the shiitake mushroom brightens (fades dark spots) and evens out skin tone. Mushrooms contain omega fatty acids and ceramides which help build up the skin’s moisture by preventing water loss to keep our skin plump. Mushroom beauty also reduces hyper-pigmentation and has anti-inflammatory properties. So, it's an anti-aging superfood for your face.
I used and came to appreciate several mushroom products I was given samples of and working on using up my full product of the Volition serum that I use in my nighttime routine. The mushroom formulations were like a superfood on my face, minimized my pores and held water so well that my skin was visibly plumper. The mushroom benefits truly made their mark on my face.
6 Top Mushroom Skincare Products
Volition Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum is packed Mushroom Extract, Argan Oil, Sea Water, Watermellon, Apple Extract, and Lentil Extract. Watermelon is so good for our skin because it contains vitamins A, B, C and E, mineral salts (K, Mg, Ca and Fe), & amino acids.
Avya Hydroveda Moisturizer by AVYA Advanced Ayurvedics helps promote cell healing for a radiant glow, helps breakouts and acne, hydrating.
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask Not only does it have snow mushroom, it's also formulated with sunflower, olive, jojoba, & camellia oils along with beet root extract, rose water and lavender.
Blithe Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga This is a great option because it's 60% chaga mushroom extract that helps brighten and moisturize skin. Has a brown tone as the mushroom extract has been cooled vs. heated which preserves nutrients.
Origins Mega-mushroom Skin Relief & Resilience A soothing serum, excellent for sensitive skin, is formulated with reishi mushroom, fermented chaga and sea buckthorn.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate A concentrate made with reishi mushroom and iris extract offering hydration. It's a dermatologist-tested, noncomedogenic serum and scented with rose, lotus and green florals.