9 Skincare Products That Harness the Power of Mushrooms
Mushrooms are a funky-looking fungus that comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are absolutely delicious (we'll take a pile of oyster and enoki mushrooms, tyvm), some of them have psychoactive properties, and, yes, some of them can do wonders for your skin.
"Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which can help free radical damage and slow down the aging process," explains Simone Wan, a nationally licensed herbalist and the founder of IN:TotalWellness. "Mushrooms are also a tonic and, since skin is the largest organ in our bodies, it can help tonify our skin making it look firmer. They also have vitamin D and selenium, which helps inflammation, so adding this to a remedy for rosacea or an acne breakout can be helpful."
The most common mushrooms we see in skin care are reishi, shiitakes, chaga, cordyceps, and snow ear mushrooms. This roundup features all of the above!