Medicinal, functional mushrooms are starting to appear in skincare products more regularly due to their hydrating, glow-boosting and health increasing benefits for skin. With so many daily factors like sun damage, dry wind, air pollution and bacteria transfer damaging our skin, adding functional mushrooms into your routine is a great way to prevent signs of early ageing.
Not all mushrooms are created equally when it comes to skin boosting benefits. Our favourite functional mushrooms extracts for gorgeous, glowing skin are:
Tremella aka the white jelly mushroom
Tremella mushroom is made up of a lot of water, giving it the ability to strongly support skin hydration. Tremella mushroom may promote hydration by acting in a similar way to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a compound in our bodies which helps with retaining water in the skin.
Fun fact: Tremella mushroom can retain five times more water than hyaluronic acid, making it the ultimate hydro-boost!
Shitake mushrooms are a powerhouse of antioxidants that will help reduce skin inflammation which triggers acne and redness. The high complex B vitamin content of Shiitake assists in keeping the skin hydrated and the Vitamin D levels assist with Psoriasis.
Reishi Mushroom aka The queen mushroom
Reishi mushrooms are antioxidant rich adaptogens which contain a high content of beta-glucans and antioxidants. Reishi can help to fight off fine lines and reduce the appearance of skin redness, blemishes, and scarring.
These benefits come from Reishi’s free radical fighting abilities which can enhance overall skin protection.
Chaga Aka The King Mushroom
Chaga mushrooms contain very high levels of antioxidants which offer targeted skin support. Daily Chaga consumption can be extremely beneficial for people suffering from skin conditions like acne, allergic reactions, bug bites, rashes, dermatitis, psoriasis, itching, rosacea & eczema.
Turkey.T mushroom aka Trametes versicolor
In many Asian cultures, Turkey.T symbolises longevity, health, and spiritual alignment. Turkey.T is chock full of anti-inflammatories, vitamins, antioxidants and compounds that help reduce skin damage caused by environmental
At MushMush, our mushroom extracts are guaranteed over 30% beta-d-glucan content, making them the highest quality and strongest potency. We want you to feel the specific benefits you need from your mushrooms, so we have created our unique MushMush blends! If you are searching for a natural aid to hydrated, healthy, bright, and glowing skin then our Mush Lush blend is for you! We have combined the power of Tremella and Shiitake to create a deeply penetrating and nourishing extract to assist with skin health and prevent fine line and premature ageing.