Scientific Name: Ganoderma lucidum
It is common in some parts of the world to consume reishi mushroom tea to improve immune function. It is thought to do this by boosting white blood cell count and reducing overall inflammation. Like many other mushrooms, reishi contains high levels of beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are polysaccharides that hydrate, soothe, and repair damaged and irritated skin when applied topically.
Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms for Skin
- Fights free radicals: It sustain levels of two of the most powerful antioxidants in the skin, namely ergothioneine and reduced glutathione wich prevent premature aging and free radical formation, and also enhance sun protection.
- Alleviates redness and irritation: The immune boosting adaptogenic properties of reishi mushrooms result in soothed, calmed skin as well as reduced redness.
- Deeply hydrates: The polysaccharides in the reishi mushroom provide humectant and deeply hydrating benefits. They can also decrease fine lines and wrinkles, as well as repair and reinforce the ceramides in the moisture barrier.
- Fades acne scars: Reishi mushrooms inhibit the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase, and are helpful in reducing skin pigmentation and discoloration.