reishi mushroom = magical ingredient for the skin (+ soul)
You may have noticed by now that many of our products contain an unexpected ingredient: a magical mushroom. And you’re probably wondering what a mushroom is doing in your skin and hair care products. Well, it is no ordinary mushroom, it is called the reishi mushroom. It comes to us from traditional Chinese medicine where is it known as a Shen tonic for the mind or spirit to help with relaxation, mental function, and boosting the immune system as well as reducing stress + fatigue. If that’s not enough for you, just wait until you hear what it can do for your skin + hair.
The reishi mushroom, which grows on hardwoods in forests throughout the northern hemisphere, is known to have many positive effects on the body. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to mitigate skin inflammation, something that can often cause redness, damage, wrinkles, blemishes, and accelerated aging. It is also an effective antimicrobial agent that works to stop the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria that lead to breakouts.
The reishi mushroom is also known to have anti-tyrosinase or skin brightening effects. And by reducing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the reishi mushroom helps to prevent hair loss as well as reduce acne, adding to its long list of accomplishments.
As you can see, this mighty mushroom has a hand in making hair cleaner + healthier and skin smoother + brighter, and that is why it has a special place on top of our list of all time favorite ingredients.