Mushrooms; you either love them or hate them. Rich in flavour and boasting a wealth of nutritional benefits, mushrooms have been recommended as part of a healthy diet for centuries. And with health and lifestyle trends, like veganism, on the rise, we are becoming more attuned to the importance of fresh, natural produce and its impact on the body.
So, whether you’re a mushroom advocate or a ‘pick them out of your food’ type of person, our fungus-based friends (or acquaintances) have made their way into a whole new realm of modernism: skincare. That’s right, the health properties of mushrooms have been found to not just be beneficial when ingested, but also when applied to the skin.
The Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience range uses mushrooms as its key ingredient, working to tackle redness and rejuvenate even the most sensitive complexions. How? You might ask. We sat down with Dr. Andrew Weil, Origins Integrative Health Expert, and Lizz Starr, Executive Director of Origins Global Product Development, to find out…
With veganism being a hot topic, Dr Weil explains that “mushrooms are unique foods with many health benefits, so are very good for incorporating into a vegan diet.”
But what about the skin?
Relief and resilience are the core benefits of the Origins Mega-Mushroom skincare line, Lizz says. The relief element helps to make “sensitive skin less sensitive and irritable skin less irritable by soothing and calming the skin, whilst resilience is about building strength, resistance and increasing overall good health”.
Dr Weil adds that in the long-term, this “improved general health of the skin will lead to better circulation; skin will appear less red and irritated, and have a vital glow about it.”
The Hero Product
Known for its calming qualities, the Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion is the hero product from the range. “It has a surprisingly unique texture; it’s a watery lotion that’s lightweight and instantly penetrates the skin to soothe, calm, reduce redness and give the skin a burst of hydration that’s unmatched,” Lizz tells us.
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