Ingredient Glossary

Hydrating Antioxidant Soothing

Shiitake Mushroom

What does it do?

Shiitake Mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which act as humectant moisturisers to plump and hydrate the skin, along with moisture-barrier reinforcing ceramides. They also contain antioxidants such as Ergothioneine, which promotes cell renewal and Lentinan, which is known to calm the skin and reduce redness. These mushrooms also contain vitamins D and B, which help soothe and soften skin, whilst Kojic Acid helps to brighten the skin, fade hyperpigmentation and improve skin glow. 

Where does it originate from?

Native to East Asia, the Shiitake Mushroom was first cultivated in China and is the oldest known cultivated mushroom.

When should I use it?

This ingredient can be used day and night.

What skin type is it best suited to?

Shiitake Mushroom is suitable for all skin types.

What does it work well with?

This mushroom works well with Ginseng to boost antioxidant efficacy and improve overall skin health.

What else do I need to know?

The Shiitake Mushroom is an edible mushroom that grows on a variety of deciduous trees.

Historically used in Chinese medicine, extracts/drinks incorporating Shiitake mushrooms were known as the 'Long-Life Elixir'.

Which Q+A products feature Shiitake Mushroom?

 Zinc PCA Serum