You have your standard line up of skincare ingredients: hyaluronic acid, AHAs, retinols, etc. But every so often, ingredients pop up that are a little, well, less common. In fact, sometimes they're a bit bizarre. Everything from charcoal to copper to even CBD oil has made an appearance in the beauty aisle. And the latest unique ingredient creeping into the skincare world is one that's made the jump from the kitchen to the bathroom: mushrooms.
Now, the beauty and health benefits of mushrooms aren't particularly new concepts. For centuries, people have been utilizing fungi varieties for their antioxidant powers, detoxing abilities, and even medicinal properties. But as of late, 'shrooms have become a popular ingredient to add to skincare products, and for good reasons.
The beauty benefits are quite expansive, depending on the type of mushroom you use. Reducing inflammation and redness, minimizing the appearance of pore size, and even aiding in cell turnover and barrier functionality are all welcome side effects of mushrooms when used in skincare products. It's no wonder these superfoods are now the super skincare savers!
Click on to see five skincare products that harness the power of mushrooms. Which will you try? Share below!