The addition of different types of mushrooms into skincare has been used in Asia for centuries due to their ‘ability to improve health, maintain vitality, preserve a youthful appearance, and to counter the adverse health effects of chronic stress’ says practitioner of integrative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil. In the West, the incorporation of mushrooms into skincare is relatively new but is slowly gaining popularity.
So what makes Chaga mushrooms so appealing in skincare?
A lot of mushrooms are classed as adaptogens, which is an ingredient that ‘works at a molecular level to bring balance and regulate cell function’. This ingredient helps to brighten the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and inflammation - in fact, its anti-inflammatory properties are its biggest selling point in skin care especially. Multiple studies have shown that the use of Chaga mushrooms show promising anti-inflammatory effects and could possibly protect against skin damage from environmental stressors.
The Chaga mushroom is also rich in antioxidants and full of UV-blocking melanin. This means that the chaga mushroom can provide protection against temperature variations, helping to restore the skin’s natural barrier. As a result of all these perks, the chaga mushroom is able to reduce any signs of redness and sensitivity while strengthening the skin’s capillaries.
Whatever the skin issue is, the chaga mushroom has you covered! No doubt this ingredient will be a great addition to your skincare routine to address your skin concerns!
The Youth Beam serum is definitely a great product to start incorporating mushroom properties into your skin care regime as it is suitable for all skin types!