Why So Many Skincare Products Have Mushrooms in Them Lately
Whether or not you love or hate mushrooms on pizza, the fungi have a slew of health benefits for the body — skin included.
You’re probably familiar with hyaluronic aid. The ingredient is popular among skincare brands and dermatologists because it holds an impressive 1,000 times its weight in water. Well, tremella fuciformis, also known as snow mushroom, is a hydrating, plumping ingredient that acts like hyaluronic acid, since it also attracts moisture to the skin. It holds half that of HA, making it an impressive natural hydrator.
In addition to hydration, snow mushroom has anti-aging benefits for the skin, too. “The extract has shown in studies to protect against some aging pathways in skin, and to be protective against free-radical damage, making it a potential tool in our daily skincare regimen to decrease wrinkles, fine lines, and even skin tone,” says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC.
Source : InStyle – Why So Many Skincare Products Have Mushrooms in Them Lately Edited By, Erin Lukas