We are starting a new blog series where we will be introducing you to some of our hero ingredients and telling you what they can do for your skin. We’ve already written about the benefits of Rose which you can read here but today we are talking about one you may not have heard of before – The wonderful Reishi Mushroom.
First of all what is it?
Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous health benefits. It’s used in many skincare ranges to provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities and it’s in our regenerating serum too!
What can it do for you skin?
Modern research shows that it is an amazing ingredient for anti-wrinkle, skin protection and line smoothing properties. It can also help to boost cell turnover, which is critical for getting that glow on your skin. Reishi mushrooms contain ling zhi and ganodermic acid which are anti-allergenic and they promote blood circulation. Because of these properties, the reishi mushroom is used in traditional Chinese medicine to help reduce skin inflammation, puffiness and wrinkles.
What are the long term benefits?
Research suggests that the Reishi mushroom contains ingredients that cause melanin suppression as well as other beneficial trace elements. These contents might help reduce the presence of and destruction caused by free radicals, promote cell regeneration to increase skin thickness and texture.
2 in 1 benefits:
Reishi is a potential liver regenerator. Various researches conducted suggest that the wild variant for this herb is gifted with powerful ingredients that can detoxify the liver and as theliveris the primary detoxification organ in the body it’s super important to keep it in top shape. “In traditional Chinese medicine, the belief is that if your liver is in harmony, the rest of your body will be in harmony,” A distressed liver can lead to dryness, itchy redness,acne, and dull and sagging skin. So Reishi benefits the skin from the inside also which is how we like our hero ingredients to work, on a truly holistic level.
We hope you enjoyed reading about the amazing benefits of reishi mushroom and enjoying it in your Rose Renew serum!