Belonging to the jelly fungus family, tremella mushrooms have gelatinous fruiting bodies the colour of snow – hence their other English name, “snow fungus.” For a long time, Tremella mushrooms were only harvested in the wild, but they began being cultivated in China in 1894 during the Qing Dynasty. During this time, they were believed to be a mushroom of immortality and ageless beauty, and science today backs these beautifying claims. Tremella mushrooms are loaded with Vitamin D & antioxidants, and its molecules are smaller than hyaluronic acid, allowing for deep skin penetration and hydration!
Many of Tremella’s health benefits are accredited to its high polysaccharide content. Polysaccharides are antioxidants that work to keep skin hydrated and healthy. Additionally, the high amounts of vitamin D in Tremella play a role in its skin-boosting benefits; vitamin D is essential in helping skin cell growth, and both repairing and preventing premature skin ageing. Vitamin D is also a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it plays a role in keeping skin hydrated and supple.