We sprinkle them on salads
, pile them on pizza
, or even sub them in for meat in a burger
, but mushrooms can do so much more. In fact, it’s become a key beauty ingredient for quenching thirsty, dry skin. And there are plenty of products that come infused with the fungus to help you achieve a fresh and dewy complexion. Scroll on to see them all, and don’t be surprised if you click “add to cart.”
Volition Snow Mushroom Water Serum ($62):
Similar to hyaluronic acid, a snow mushroom can draw in as much as 500 times its weight in water. It also boosts collagen production, fights free radicals, and promotes cell renewal for naturally bouncy and glowy skin.
Marc Jacobs Beauty 24H Foundation ($46):
This foundation was made to bring out the best in your skin, but its effects don’t wear off once you’ve wiped the day away. Aside from providing buildable long-wear coverage, a dose of snow mushroom and blue daisy extract give this foundation its youthful effect to make you look like you #wokeuplikethis
Masque Bar Rose Gold Foil Peel-Off Mask ($8):
You might’ve spotted these pretty pink packets and sachets near the register at your drugstore, but we have a feeling you’ll want to stock up for your next Sunday skincare
selfie. The shimmering skin saver uses witch hazel to cleanse and shrink pores while a blend of mushroom and soybean extracts hydrate and brighten so you can put your best face forward for the week ahead.
Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($48):
Everyone loves a multi-tasking beauty buy, and this one is bound to streamline your morning skincare routine. Boasting an SPF of 50+ that stays close to the surface of skin to stave off UV rays, as well as array of deep hydrators, it also comes with a naturally derived shitake mushroom extract that tightens the skin so it looks snatched even if you don’t add a drop of makeup on top.
TonyMoly Strawberry Mushroom Sugar Scrub Magic Food ($17):
Most might focus on the sweet smell and scrubbing power of strawberry and its seeds in this adorable option. But as its shape shows off, mushroom (namely chaga) is a calming component to leave your face looking rejuvenated instead of just red.
Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream ($58):
Adaptogens are becoming the latest It ingredient in the beauty world, thanks to their purported ability to handle and later on resist the effects of stress on skin. And when mixed with deeply nourishing reishi mushroom, this cream will not only pump up the hydration into the skin but also wake it up and give it some bounce.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer ($43):
A concealer is the magic wand we use to transform our eyes from zombie-like after a late night to bright-eyed and awake. It comes in the form of a serum that immediately sinks into skin to hide any dark spots or circles while adaptogens like cordyceps mushroom help fight the signs of aging so skin looks rejuvenated over time.
Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder ($35):
The soothing power of mushrooms seems perfectly suited to help stop redness in its tracks as the key ingredient in this compact. The pressed powder works similarly to a color corrector by using "applied color science" to conceal any rosy discoloration while the mushroom, magnolia bark, and grapefruit peel calm the inflammation.
Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask ($40):
It’s easy for skin to become irritated especially if your skin is sensitive or you’re test-driving a new beauty buy. So having a cooling, calming mask like this one from REN provides a shortcut to soothing the inflammation. Plus, it uses white mushroom extract that relieves any itching and acts as a natural painkiller.
Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream ($70):
Whether your face is feeling particularly parched or just looking a little worse for the wear, this light cream will revive skin without weighing it down. The reishi mushroom pulls double duty by stimulating cell renewal as well as calming inflammation, along with the other soothing staples like green tea, chamomile, and dandelion.
Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense Dual Eye Creme ($150):
Speaking of doubling up, this creamy, dynamic day-and-night duo serves a one-two punch against the damaging effects of UV and Infrared rays on the delicate eye area. With the help of the green tea and pine mushroom that make up its Future Response Complex, the creams can provide hydration and protection around the clock.
StarSkin Lifting Lace Sculpting V-Shape Compression Lace Mask ($15):
This lacy little number creates a natural facelift while pushing its concentrated anti-aging serum deeper into the skin than your average sheet mask. Formulated with tremella mushroom to hydrate and plump up the skin, it also boasts other anti-inflammatory ingredients like coffee and golden chamomile to reduce puffiness and tone the skin for a more sculpted look.
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