Mushrooms Are the New "It" Ingredient

Mushrooms Are the New "It" Ingredient

Published by Ruby Buddemeyer on Jul 16th 2022

Mushrooms Are the New "It" Ingredient

The shroom boom is in full swing.

Credit where it's due: The beauty industry is next to none when it comes to hopping on the Cool New Thing bandwagon, even when that cool thing is actually...old. Mushrooms - the skin savior du jour - have been considered a powerhouse ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine for basically ever due to their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. And now, thanks to increasing consumer demand for natural ingredients and continued research finding that mushrooms can offer preventative and healing benefits across a wide variety of skin concerns, they're dominating store shelves and social feeds, fighting for the coveted open spot in our multistep routines. 

Skeptical? Try literally any of these products, spiked with various kinds of shrooms, and you'll get the hype. Magic Indeed.

1. Hydrating Cleansing Oil

HERO INGREDIENT - Tremella, which is rich in hyaluronic acid

Kora Organics Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil, $40

2. Soothing Toner

HERO INGREDIENT - Anti-inflammatory and moisturizing Reishi

Dr Andrews Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion, $38

3. Multitasking Serum

HERO INGREDIENT - Shiitake, a great source of brightening kojic acid

Arêmês Fermentis Super Bioactive Face Serum, $115

4. Plumping Moisturizer

HERO INGREDIENT - Moisturizing but lightweight tremella and squalane

Herbivore Pink Cloud Soft Moisture Cream, $44

5. Eye Cream

HERO INGREDIENT - Chaga plus vitamin C, to de-puff and brighten

Kinship Brightwave Energizing + Brightening Eye Cream, $32

6. Anti-aging Treatment

HERO INGREDIENT - Line smoothing chaga and CBD

House of Grō After Dark Anti-aging Night Serum, $135

Article by Ruby Buddemeyer

Photograph by Danielle Daly

Illustration by Marianna Fierro