Shiitake mushrooms are known to have a diverse profile of skin-loving micronutrients, including B- vitamins, Phosphorus, Selenium, and a substantial array of health-promoting Polysaccharides.
One notable polysaccharide found in Shiitake is Lentinan, a potent antioxidant with immune-modulating properties, shown to support skin health.
Shiitake mushrooms also contain the antioxidant- ergothioneine, which helps prevent oxidative cell damage and the breakdown and thus protect against premature ageing.
Shiitake is a rich source of Kojic acid, used to brighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation such as that seen in sunspots and with Acne scars.
Like Reishi, Shaggy Mane is rich in ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant compound shown to have anti-ageing and Immune boosting effects.
Shaggy Mane also displays analgesic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, which may help support and calm irritated, problem skin.
Snow Fungus is famed for its skin-supporting qualities, including moisturizing, firming, soothing, and brightening the skin. These benefits may be attributed to the following properties:
This moisture-loving mushroom can hold and store up to 500 times its weight in water, thereby drawing fluid deep into the skin, allowing for better hydration & moisturization. This not only helps to alleviate and prevent dryness of the skin but may also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen is a key anti-aging, connective tissue compound, which keeps the skin firm and elastic. Snow Fungus is rich in collagen and induces collagen production, thus maintaining the skin’s firmness and strength.
Snow fungus has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help support the wound-healing process and restore balance when the skin is damaged or irritated.
Snow fungus has been shown to help lighten and brighten the skin due to its potent ability to inhibit melanin production, which is responsible for freckles, scars, and uneven skin pigmentation.
In addition to providing potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatorily support, CBD is known to activate and so help regulate the functioning of the Endocannabinoid system in the skin, referred to as the Cutaneous Endocannabinoid system.
By aiding this system, CBD may support balanced immunity and stability of the skin cells, which ultimately promotes healthy functioning of the skin, whilst reducing the risk of developing inflammation & irritation or any other skin-damaging issues that may be associated with accelerated skin ageing.