Reishi Ruckus Face Mask
Mushrooms are one of nature's miracles and we're experiencing fungi fever in full bloom. They have been used medicinally for centuries as powerful anti-agers and immune-boosters. As a rich source of vitamin D, protein and antioxidants, it has been made clear that adding a portobello salad or porcini ravioli to your menu will benefit the body.
Despite the seemingly recent "shroom boom", mushrooms aren't really new to the skincare scene. "Mushrooms have long been used in Asia for their ability to improve health, maintain vitality, preserve a youthful appearance, and to counter the adverse health effects of chronic stress. Studies on unique mushroom species show promising anti-inflammatory effects and the topical use of these mushrooms may help protect skin from skin damage caused by environmental aggressors."
Skincare formulas that incorporate mushrooms offer enhanced moisturizing, soothing and brightening effects while softening the appearance of skin damage and ageing. In this face mask, we're focused on the benefits of reishi mushrooms in particular.
"Reishi features anti-irritant properties that help soothe and calm the skin. As a hydrator and antioxidant, reishi restores moisture loss, fends off fine lines and wrinkles, reduces stress, and improves sleep. It can also inhibit the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase, and is helpful in reducing skin pigmentation and discoloration.
"Reishi mushrooms sustain levels of two of the most powerful antioxidants in the skin, namely ergothioneine and reduced glutathione. These prevent premature aging and free radical formation, and also enhance sun protection."
"In general, all skin types and those who have low energy or heart conditions can benefit from reishi mushrooms. It is important to note that those with low blood pressure or bleeding disorders should avoid it."
"Licorice extract is filled with a variety of beneficial compounds, which do everything from delivering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to helping fade dark spots. Like many other plant-based extracts, licorice contains a flavonoid, an antioxidant-rich component that decreases reactive oxygen species, which both age and discolor the skin."
"Thanks to salicin, willow bark extract can provide a gentle exfoliation to reveal more radiant, healthy-looking skin. It can also help alleviate redness and irritation. Willow bark extract is rich in tannins, which are natural astringents. This helps to keep the skin tight and makes the pores appear smaller. Willow bark also contains polyphenols and flavonoids (antioxidants) that help our skin fight against free radical damage, which can also reduce signs of aging and eliminate wrinkles."
"When it comes to skin care, both the Birch tree sap (birch water) and the leaves are valuable, in particular for their ability to reduce inflammation, purify, and hydrate skin."
"Seaweed not only contains essential fatty acids that help maintain our skin’s barrier, but it's also rich in polysaccharides such as alginic acid, which help to lock moisture into our skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and contains natural minerals like magnesium and zinc, which have been known to help improve the appearance of redness in sensitive and hypersensitive skin."
- 50ml / 100g
- Handmade to order
- Housed in a clear glass jar with a plastic/aluminum cap
- Shelf Life: best used within 8 - 10 months
Your Ritual: Apply a small amount to cleansed skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, starting at the lower end if you have sensitive skin. Once finished, rinse well with lukewarm water. Follow with a treatment product, such as a toner, serum, mask, or moisturizer, for your skin type.
Frequency: One to two times per week after cleansing skin, or as needed.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
- Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Carbomer, Aquagel 35 C, Glycerin, Reishi Mushroom Powder Extract, Licorice Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Birch Sap, Seaweed Extract, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate.