Mushrooms, in skincare, you’re probably thinking what? But this new trend won’t be going away anytime soon. You see besides having lightening properties (like ones you probably heard about Kojic Acid) mushrooms have antioxidant properties. Why is that important in skincare? Because antioxidants help reduce inflammation and reduce sensitivity.
In addition, certain mushrooms in skincare, like the snow mushroom can help the skin retain moisture. I have a skincare routine, I call the “mushroom routine” - that first uses a cleanser has snow mushrooms, followed by a moisture bar with portabella mushroom, and then keep in mind you also eat mushroom recipes! You can see the full video on instagram.
Snow mushrooms have a molecule that absorbs more water than hyaluronic acid (because the molecules are smaller so they get into the skin easier). Many new products are using the benefit of these products that have been used for centuries dating back to dynasties in Ancient China.
The moisture bar from Lush has Portabella mushrooms full of antioxidants and leaves skin so soft - it is one I tried recently (not sponsored) I just loved it.
I will be exploring this topic in the blog this month, including research on mushrooms from universities, mushroom recipes to try, and mushroom skin care products. Check back for more!