Pregnancy Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Mushroom Extract

June 30, 2020

Why You'll Want To Add Mushrooms To Your Skincare Routine.

Few things are quite as versatile as mushrooms and you'll want to add them to more than just your pizza once you discover their powerful effects in treating a variety of skin issues.  From tackling hyperpigmentation and melasma (mask of pregnancy) to soothing redness as well as the anti-inflammatory properties that improve acne, rosacea and eczema.

Shiitake mushrooms, in particular, 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!


Benefits to your skin

Mushrooms are high in B-vitamins (niacinamide), humectants, and kojic acid making them effective in soothing, hydrating, and brightening 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.

 

 

Their 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.

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 skin and may even decrease the risk of allergic reaction in individuals with sensitive skin.  It also prevents abnormal pigment production which will help to tackle hyperpigmentation and promotes healthy collagen and elastin. 

Together, these powerful mushroom extracts provide your skin with everything it needs to look and feel its best!  What's not to love?

 





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