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Why You Should Be Using Mushroom Skin Care

Vitamin C serums have been all the rage in the skincare world for quite some time now, and for a good reason. This powerful antioxidant has been proven to improve skin texture, reduce hyperpigmentation, and fight signs of aging. 

But what if I told you there was a way to make your vitamin C serum even more effective? You can take your skincare routine to the next level by infusing it with mushroom extracts.

Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and more recently, they have gained popularity in the beauty industry for their numerous skincare benefits. When combined with vitamin C, mushroom extracts can provide even more benefits for your skin.

Here are four reasons why you should use a vitamin C serum infused with mushroom extracts instead of regular vitamin C serum:

Increased Antioxidant Properties

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation. When combined with mushroom extracts, the antioxidant properties of the serum are increased. Mushrooms contain antioxidants which work together with vitamin C to provide even more protection against free radicals.

Enhanced Brightening Effects

Vitamin C is well known for its brightening effects on the skin. It helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, giving the skin a more even tone. Mushroom extracts, particularly those derived from shiitake mushrooms, contain kojic acid, which has been shown to have skin-brightening effects. The serum can provide even more powerful brightening benefits when combined with vitamin C.

Increased Hydration

Mushroom extracts are known for their hydrating properties. They contain polysaccharides that help to lock in moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and plump. When combined with vitamin C, the serum can provide even more hydration to the skin. This is particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Both vitamin C and mushroom extracts have anti-aging benefits. Vitamin C helps to stimulate collagen production, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Mushroom extracts contain compounds such as beta-glucans, which have been shown to stimulate cell turnover and improve skin elasticity. When combined, these two ingredients can provide even more anti-aging benefits.

A vitamin C serum infused with mushroom extracts is an excellent addition to any skincare routine. It provides increased antioxidant properties, enhanced brightening effects, increased hydration, and anti-aging benefits. 

When shopping for a serum, consider Mycelium Glow Vitamin C Brightening Serum which contains vitamin C and mushroom extracts. Your skin will thank you!

Additional Resources:

  1. Pullar, J. M., Carr, A. C., & Vissers, M. C. (2017). The roles of vitamin C in skin health. Nutrients, 9(8), 866.

  2. Kim, D. E., Kim, Y. J., Yang, S. H., & Lee, Y. H. (2018). Anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory effects of active garlic components and the inhibition of MMPs via NF-κB signaling. PloS one, 13(4), e0194959.

  3. Russo, A., Cardile, V., Graziano, A. C., Avola, R., & Bonina, F. P. (2006). 2-Hydroxyethyl palmitate and ergosterol: two new compounds with photoprotective activity from the edible mushroom Pleurotus eryngii. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 54(26), 9764-9768.





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