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Mushroom Skincare: The Next Best Ingredient

Mushroom Skincare: The Next Best Ingredient
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The world of skincare is always changing. The most recent announcement? A surprising and innovative ingredient: mushrooms. You are probably familiar with the mushroom in health products and culinary delights, but their potential skin benefits have only recently gained widespread recognition and acceptable. From anti-ageing properties to hydration benefits, let’s find out why mushrooms are the next best skincare ingredient taking the beauty industry by storm.

What are the benefits of mushrooms for the skin?

Mushrooms offer a myriad of benefits, whether you’re dealing with pesky skin irritation, or on a mission to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mushrooms could be your best friend!


Mushrooms don’t just soothe stressed skin; they also serve as a powerful antioxidant, shielding your skin from any harmful free radicals that can cause cellular damage. Just like the antioxidant benefits of vitamin C in skincare, mushroom-infused products provide skin-friendly options for combating oxidative stress and protecting against environmental aggressors. This, in turn, protects against the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you’re just starting out, and looking for a mushroom-infused product to minimise signs of ageing, try the Shiseido Ultimune Serums: Power Infusing Concentrate. Working across various layers to improve and prime the skin for subsequent treatments, this serum delivers a revitalising blend of ingredients that collaborate to shield and fortify the skin, creating resilience against the effects of ageing.

Skin radiance

Certain mushrooms, such as shiitake, contain kojic acid. This superstar ingredient is famous not only for brightening dull skin but also for working its charm on dark spots and scars. The best part is, it’s a super gentle ingredient so it’s great for all skin types, even the most sensitive of skin! Let the kojic acid in mushrooms be your secret weapon to achieving a glowy and radiant complexion. Try the Dermalogica Active Clearing Age Bright Clearing Serum 30ml, where Niacinamide works together with white shiitake mushroom to promote a brighter and more even skin tone.

Which mushroom is best for the skin?

There are tens of thousands of wild funghi in the world, so finding the optimal mushroom for your skin isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario, it’s all about tuning into your skin type and the specific glow-up you’re after. Read on below to find out about the different types of mushrooms in skincare and how they might benefit your skin.

The most common types of mushrooms in skincare


Interestingly, the reishi mushroom boasts a rich history in traditional medicine, with one of its notable advantages being the promotion of skin healing. From tackling hyperpigmentation to restoring elasticity, reishi mushrooms provide several benefits for the skin, as well as possessing moisturising properties.

Reishi is nature’s best-kept secret. From removing impurities to hydrating and moisturising for a healthy complexion. Packed with high concentrations of polysaccharides (a hydrating property known to attract and retain water molecules), these fungi are an absolute moisture powerhouse for your skin. To repair damaged skin cells and keep moisture locked into your skin, don’t forget to use the Grown Alchemist Skincare Detox Toner 100ml after cleansing.


Cordyceps fungi is a dynamic force that not only revitalises but also fuels your skin cells with the energy they crave. This skincare superhero brings more than just a refreshing touch; it's an essential element that nourishes and invigorates, ensuring your skin gets the energy boost it truly wants and needs.

But what exactly is Cordyceps? Often dubbed as ‘caterpillar fungus’, Cordyceps is a genus with over 400 fungal species that some insects call home. Like reishi, this versatile ingredient has been a staple in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Designed specifically for dry skin, the Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Creme Rich 50ml will nurture and fortify the skin, boosting its resilience and firmness.


With renewing and moisturising benefits, the tremella mushroom is your go-to for protecting the skin’s natural barrier and locking in moisture. Immerse your skin in a full hydration boost with this snow mushroom-infused Dermalogica Daily Skin Health Hydro Masque Exfoliant 50ml,leaving your complexion plump and radiant.


Beyond their delicious taste and appeal in the foodie world, shiitake mushrooms have huge benefits for your entire body including the skin. Packed with naturally miraculous compounds, shiitake mushrooms are the best for promoting brighter skin, and a more even skin tone. Start fading the appearance of dark spots with the Dermalogica Powerbright Dark Spot Serum 30ml today. Rich in beta-glucans, shiitake mushroom illuminates the skin while the qualities of ashwagandha work to create a smooth texture and provide antioxidant benefits.

Discover mushroom infused skincare

Now you know what specific mushrooms are best for, let yourself loose with our range of mushroom-infused skincare products here. For more tips and tricks about the latest ingredients and trends in the beauty world, head to the allbeauty blog.

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