Mushrooms Are The New Skincare Ingredient To Look Out For

Jyotika Udeshi , 18 Aug 2020

Yes, you read that correctly – mushrooms are officially the next big thing in the skincare industry! Most mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, thus making them perfect to deal with environmental damage. In addition, certain types of mushrooms also help tackle issues such as pigmentation, dryness and irritation. If you are keen to try out a few products that hero this ingredient, here are a few amazing ones to look out for!

1. Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum

Infused with Reishi and Chaga mushrooms, which are known for their soothing properties, this luxurious serum is exactly what you need if you have sensitive skin. Not only does it calm down inflammation and reduce redness, but also fortifies the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum | Source: Origins
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum | Source: Origins

2. The Inkey List Snow Mushroom Moisturizer

This jelly-like moisturizer works on all skin types! The star ingredient, tremella fuciformis extract (snow mushroom), acts as a humectant and also helps cool the skin down. If you aren’t a fan of heavy creams, this lightweight one will win you over in no time.

The Inkey List Snow Mushroom Moisturizer | Source: The Inkey List

3. Dermalogica Biolumin-C Eye Serum

If you are dealing with fine lines or dark circles, consider picking up a tube of this serum. The blend of Tremella mushroom, Poria mushroom, papain, chia seed oil and Arjun tree extracts work together with a vitamin C complex to protect, tone and brighten the skin under your eyes.

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Eye Serum | Source: Dermalogica

4. Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

With a name like that, you know that this face wash is going to be great! Formulated with Tremella mushrooms, squalane and rose hydrosol, this low-foaming cleanser gently takes off dirt and residue, whilst leaving your face feeling hydrated, soothed and plump.

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser | Source: Sephora

5. Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream

Hyaluronic acid, Chaga mushrooms, phytomimetic vitamin A (i.e. a botanical extract that has a similar effect to vitamin A)… this lush cream has it all. Apart from minimising the appearance of fine lines and hydrating the skin, this formula actually helps boost luminosity to give you a more even-toned and brighter complexion.

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream | Source: Kiehl’s

6. Youth To The People Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist

Who here doesn’t like face mists? This refreshing formula is packed with the goodness of Ashwagandha, Reishi mushrooms, hyaluronic acid and peptides that work to transform your skin. In just a few spritzes, it reduces redness and leaves behind a healthy glow.

Youth To The People Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist | Source: Youth To The People

7. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask

Dehydrated or dry skin will really benefit from this mask. The use of 39 botanicals, which includes Tremella mushrooms and juniper berries, help deliver an intense burst of moisture to the skin, whilst soothing and strengthening it.

Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask | Source: Tata Harper

Are you keen to try any of these out?

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