Mushrooms Are Trending In Skincare: Here Are 10 Products To Try
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Yes, you read the headline right, mushrooms are the latest and greatest skincare ingredient to take the industry by storm. But before you go rushing to the fridge to whip out the Shitaki variety and rub it on your face, it’s worth knowing exactly why these tiny fungi have made such a massive impression.
Put simply, mushrooms are expert hydrators. With some varieties able to hold up to 500 times their weight in water, their inclusion in skincare products is often compared to that of hyaluronic acid. Read: dewy, hydrated skin awaits. They are also well-known for their adaptogenic and anti-inflammatory properties, both when ingested internally and applied externally. With reduced inflammation, the skin appears more youthful, even and plump. Seems pretty great, right? A 2016 study also found that incorporating the fungi into your skincare routine can help to combat hyperpigmentation, due to its ability to inhibit tyrosinase, which is the enzyme that controls melanin production. In short, the benefits are aplenty.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best products to add to your cart if you’re looking to incorporate mushrooms into your skincare routine.
Kora Organics Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil
A dual-phase cleanser that works to gently remove makeup, dirt and impurities from the skin, Kora Organics’s Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil is a serious skincare routine enhancer. Energised with clear quartz and rose quartz to promote clarity and self-love, the cleanser contains silver ear mushroom to help bind moisture to the skin and increase hydration levels.
Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser
If you’re after a cleanser that will whisk away dirt, makeup and impurities without drying out your skin, Herbivore’s Pink Cloud Jelly Cleanser is the one for you. Formulated to balance the pH levels of your skin while hydrating and prepping your skin for the products you put on after, the cleanser contains tremella mushroom which can hold up to 500 times its weight in water, making it perfect for hydrating the skin.
Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
In need of a moisturiser top up? It’s time to give Youth To The People’s Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream a go. This hydrating moisturiser contains plant extracts and a pro-grade peptide complex to help hydrate and soothe dry or sensitised skin. Containing reishi mushroom, which works to hydrate and detoxify the skin and combat premature signs of ageing, this moisturiser is ticking all our boxes.
Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturiser
For our oily-skin sisters, the Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturiser is your best bet for incorporating mushrooms into your skincare routine. With tremella mushroom to hydrate the skin, the moisturiser also works to soothe and balance oil levels, leaving you with a smooth, even complexion. Oh, and did we mention it also helps to prevent blemishes? Genius!
Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel
If your skin is feeling a little lacklustre then a peel could be your new best friend—and Murad’s Intensive-C Radiance Peel is a particularly good place to start. Designed as an intensive treatment that brightens, smooths and hydrates to help bring back luminosity, this easy-to-use treatment specifically targets skin that is damaged by environmental elements. Containing fomes officinalis mushroom extract to ward off unwanted bacteria and reduce inflammation, we suggest you add this one to your cart quick-smart.
Hydropeptide 5X Power Peel
On top of being ultra-hydrating, mushroom extracts can also work as a gentle yet ultra-effective exfoliator. Forming the basis of Hydropeptide’s Power Peel formula, mushroom enzymes work to gently dissolve dead skin cells for a more radiant complexion. With aloe vera and chamomile also included to help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin, this peel will leave your skin looking (and feeling) refreshed and radiant.
Dermalogica BioLumin-C Eye Serum
Perfect for brightening up the eye area, Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C Eye Serum will have you looking well-rested and energised in no time. With vitamin C to fight oxidative stress and chia seed oil to help moisturise the eye area with a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, the real hero of this formula is the tremella and poria mushroom extracts which help to hydrate the area and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gold star!
Eminence Organic Skin Care Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream
Plumping? Revitalising? Hydrating? Tick, tick and tick. Eminence’s Snow Mushroom Moisture Eye Cream is a luxurious addition to any skincare routine. Delivering intense hydration, the snow mushroom works to plump the skin, providing the appearance of a more refreshed complexion. With the addition of botanical peptides to smooth the area, this eye cream is a real heavy hitter.
Bybi Beauty Day Glow Brightening AHA Tonic
Working to gently resurface the skin, Bybi Beauty’s Day Glow Brightening AHA Tonic is the perfect product to get your skin back to it’s smoothest, most-even self. Containing lactic acid for it’s gentle exfoliating properties and reishi mushroom to brighten and even the skin, we recommend using this product two to three times a week.
Origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion
A perfect product to incorporate into your routine if your skin barrier is suffering, the Origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion is a water-based formula that visibly reduces the look of redness and irritation. Combining the calming power of reishi mushroom with the antioxidant protection of sea buckthorn, this product will help take your skin from strength to strength.