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Are Mushrooms Good For Skin?

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Did you know mushrooms have a variety of skin benefits? From anti-aging to hydrating, mushrooms are the best superfoods to use in your skincare routine. 
We’ll tell you if mushrooms are suitable for your skin, the potential benefits, which strain to choose, and why Tundra Chaga is our hero mushroom. 

While mushrooms provide nutritional benefits to your body, mushrooms are also great for skincare. Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years to treat ailments and restore vitality. Here is a list of a few benefits of mushrooms in skincare. 

Mushroom Benefits for Skin
Reduces inflammation – Mushrooms are adaptogens full of antioxidants – a perfect mix for easing inflammation and calming skin. 
Reduces wrinkle appearance – Mushrooms contain phenolic veratric acid, which can help improve the appearance of wrinkles brought on by UV-related damage.
Hydrates skin – Beta-glucan, which is present in mushrooms, acts as a humectant by drawing and locking in moisture to your skin barrier. 
Brightens skin – The brightening properties of mushrooms are attributed to the presence of Kojic acid, which is used to treat dark spots.
Protects skin – Due to the presence of antioxidants in most mushroom strains, they can help protect against free radicals and environmental aggressors.

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5 Mushrooms For Skincare

These are some of the most popular mushrooms used in skincare, and some of their benefits:
Reishi – Hydrating, anti-aging, calming
Chaga – Restorative, anti-aging, defends against UV-related damage, calming
Shiitake – Boosts elasticity, improves barrier function, brightens
Cordyceps – Anti-inflammatory, protective, moisturizing 
Tremella (Snow Mushroom) – Supports elasticity, visibly plumps, boosts skin glow


Why Do We Choose Chaga?

Due to its restorative and protective benefits, Chaga is one of the best anti-aging mushrooms. Here is a deeper dive into what makes this mushroom impressive for the skin.

Chaga Mushroom Skin Benefits

Fights acne – Along with being a natural moisturizer, Chaga contains a powerful anti-microbial called betulinic acid. This, with its hydrating benefits, makes it helpful in treating stubborn acne. 

Protects skin barrier – Chaga is naturally fortified with UV-protective melanin, helping your skin absorb UV rays and shield it from damage. 

Slows visible aging – Thanks to its UV and environmental-protective qualities, the presence of betulinic acid and kojic acid, and superfood-quality antioxidants, Chaga is a great anti-aging mushroom. It works overtime to fight free radicals and improve the appearance of wrinkles while hydrating and plumping your skin.

Boosts skin elasticity – Another benefit of betulinic acid? It aids in skin restoration by supporting collagen production.  


Anti-Aging Chaga: Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga

Our Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga is a multitasking hybrid facial cream that contains 59.4% Chaga mushroom extract to help restore elasticity and firmness in your skin. It’s also fortified with a blend of natural fruit and flower oils to help provide hydration and skin barrier protection. 


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What is Tundra Chaga Mushroom?

Tundra Chaga mushroom grows by absorbing sap from birch trees in the tundra regions. It has become well-known as an “immortal mushroom” for its strong vitality properties. It’s rich in beta-glucan – an effective antioxidant that makes dull skin brighter and protects skin from environmental toxins. Tundra Chaga also contains adenosine which is a natural moisturizing ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 


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Will you give mushrooms a try in your skincare routine? Tell us below!




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