Ingredient Spotlight: Shiitake Mushroom

June 30, 2020


You must admit that few things are quite as versatile as the mushroom and you’re going to want to add them to more than just your pizza after discovering their powerful effects in treating hyperpigmentation, melasma (mask of pregnancy) and redness, in addition to its anti inflammatory benefits.

Shiitake mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and are a symbol of youth and longevity. They are revered for their incredible health benefits, but when used externally on the skin also provide phenomenal skin benefits.


How can they benefit your skin? 

Mushrooms are rich in B complex vitamins, which can do everything from calm inflammation to brighten the skin.

 

Shiitake mushrooms have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, manganese, zinc, and selenium. As like other members of the mushroom family, Shiitake is also an excellent source of vitamin D, fiber and phytonutrients. 

They are the perfect inclusion in pregnancy skincare  to treat melasma because of their rich concentrations of Kojic acid, a natural hydroquinone substitute that will help to brighten the skin, fade dark spots and lighten the areas of hyperpigmentation. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of hydroquinone but without the irritating side-effects.

 

 

Anti-inflammatory properties also help to protect against and soothe inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema. Selenium and vitamin D work together to protect the skin against environmental aggressors that may contribute to flare-ups.

Antioxidant benefits also make shiitake an anti-aging dream and may help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Regular use of this mighty mushroom on your skin will result in more youthful, radiant skin with a beautiful, even texture.


Find shiitake mushroom extract in our Rose Glow Brilliance Protection Soufflé along with another very special and powerful mushroom, Lingzhi.

 

It has anti-inflammatory properties, prevents abnormal pigment production, improves hydration, and promotes healthy collagen and elastin. 

Like Shiitake, Lingzhi has fantastic anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, but while shiitake is known for its brightening properties, Lingzhi is especially well-known for its ability to soothe inflamed, red skin and may even decrease the risk of allergic reaction in individuals with sensitive skin.

Together, these powerful mushroom extracts provide your skin with everything it needs to look and feel its best! 





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