Mushrooms aren't just a pizza topping — they're actually a trendy skin care ingredient

13 June, 2018

MUSHROOMS AREN'T JUST A PIZZA TOPPING — THEY'RE ACTUALLY A TRENDY SKIN CARE INGREDIENT

Published by Hello Giggles by Allie Flinn

We’re willing to wager that when you look at a mushroom, you don’t exactly think, This would be amazing to put on my face. And it’s true, mushrooms don’t exactly show up in any DIY beauty recipe searches. But extracts taken from mushrooms are a rising star in the skincare world, according to Charlotte Cho, founder of Soko Glam. HelloGiggles caught up with Cho, who brought this magical ingredient to our attention. She told us that The Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule sold out on her site in 24 hours in April, and has been the best-selling ampoule on Soko Glam since launch — because it’s packed with, you guessed it, mushroom extract.

Get your magic mushroom on (sans hallucinations, of course)

“Mushroom extracts are having a moment in skin care right now because of their antioxidant and skin soothing properties. They are even known to help promote cellular turnover for brighter skin,” says Cho. In fact, mushroom-laced skincare has been huge in Korea for years now — and the US is finally starting to clue into the benefits.

“But with any skincare products, take note that it’s always a cocktail of skin benefitting ingredients such as humectants, peptides, antioxidants, and acids that will boost your skin’s barrier and lead to firm, healthy looking skin, and not just on one ingredient alone,” she reminds us. Duly noted.

Ready to get your magic mushroom on (sans hallucinations, of course)? Shop our favorite mushroom skin care products below.

 

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Note that it’s always a cocktail of skin benefitting ingredients such as humectants, peptides, antioxidants, and acids that will boost your skin’s barrier and lead to firm, healthy looking skin, and not just on one ingredient alone.

—Charlotte Cho

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Acacia collagen (ActivExtract®)

Acacia collagen is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless dried extract from the stem of the acacia tree grown in Africa, the Near East, India, and the southern United States. Widely used for over 4,000 years as a soothing and anti-inflammatory agent and a product thickening agent, Acacia collagen dissolves rapidly in water and is typically included in products recommended for dry, sensitive or delicate skin.