September Spotlight Ingredient ”Mushroom”
Mushroom extracts are considered potent antioxidants and natural moisturizers. Hyaluronic acid, considered the body’s internal moisturizer, plumps and firms the skin. Mushroom contains a polysaccharide that is equally beneficial in hydrating and providing a plumping effect to the skin, therefore allowing it smoothness and suppleness.
High in vitamin D, mushrooms contain healing properties and are often used in skin care products to treat acne. In addition, the anti-inflammatory compounds further benefit the skin.
Some mushrooms contain kojic acid which is a natural skin lightener. Acting to inhibit melanin production, the mushroom extracts lighten the new skin cells formed after the dead ones are exfoliated. Age spots caused by photo damage and discoloration in the skin visibly diminish with the use of mushroom extracts.
By enhancing the natural defences of the skin, mushrooms improve the overall appearance and health of the complexion. The skin conditions known to be treated by mushroom extracts are eczema, rosacea, and acne.
Cara Skin Care offers this ingredient in the PhytoMud Pore-Minimizing Mask.