Why mushrooms should be a staple ingredient in your skincare routine

Why mushrooms should be a staple ingredient in your skincare routine

When we’re stressed, our skin quickly becomes irritated. Redness, breakouts and uneven tone are all symptoms of a release a Cortisol, a hormone our body naturally produces in reaction to being stressed out.

Soothing, calming skincare is essential to helping reduce the appearance of our stressed out skin. The Origins Mega-Mushrooms skincare range has been specially designed in collaboration with Harvard-trained holistic health physician Dr. Andrew Weil to reduce skin stresses and boost your natural defences.

Dr. Weil’s collection is enriched with his signature blend of soothing mushrooms to calm sensitivity and irritation, boost your skin’s resilience and reduce visible redness of your complexion.

Are you stressed? Rather redundant question-I bet pretty much everyone nowadays would answer yes. I‘ve been spending time with @originsuk and recent research has confirmed stress causes increased skin sensitivity and irritation. As the largest organ of the body, skin plays important barrier and immune functions, maintaining a stable balance between the external environment and internal tissue. It comes as no surprise that chronic stress has a negative impact on skin health by creating inflammation. Over 10 years ago, one of my heroes Dr Andrew Weil, was the first person to talk to me about this topic at a time when few did- so when it comes to inflammation, he is the man. The newly upgraded @origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega Mushroom Skin Relief collection now also contains fermented Chaga Mushroom, with highly anti-inflammatory actions. It delivers even more soothing and calming to flushed and irritated skins, whilst also boosting skin’s resilience. Available nationwide from March (BUT follow the link in my bio and have a look at my Stories for an exclusive preview opportunity right now- get 15% off the brand new Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion when using my code ALEXXOR15) #DiscoverOrigins #ad #InnerHealth #OuterBeauty #AskAlex

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Mushroom Skincare

Although not the most talked about skincare ingredient, mushrooms contain a myraid of benefits for your complexion. Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, mushrooms work to boost the overall health and appearance of your skin.

The Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom collection harnesses the power of ‘miracle mushrooms’ – Reishi, Cordyceps and Chaga – all of which Dr. Weil discovered whilst travelling around China. This effective, soothing Mega-Mushroom blend strengthens your skin’s protective barrier, promoting a healthier, more radiant complexion.

Reishi mushrooms in particular boast a wide range of skin-soothing benefits. Referred to as the ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ with over 7000 years of use, Reishi mushrooms are believed to boost vitality and possess potent skin-soothing properties to help calm and relieve skin.

Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion

Soothing and comforting Reishi mushrooms are a key ingredient in the Dr. Andrew Neil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion, the stand-out product of the Mega-Mushrooms collection.

Designed to soothe, comfort and hydrate, the Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion smoothes over your skin and leaves your complexion looking and feeling refreshed and more supple.

The Treatment Lotion is the perfect pre-moisturiser step to add to your routine. Acting as a toner, the lotion deeply hydrates the skin, adding an extra layer of hydration and nourishment before applying your moisturiser. Its soothing and calming properties make it the perfect product for stressed, irritated skin.

Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, the weightless Skin Relief Treatment glides over the skin to restore long-lasting comfort.

Infused with anti-oxidant rich Ginger and Tumeric, it shields the skin from free radical damage and premature ageing whilst Holy Basil works to soothe and rejuvenate for beautiful glowing skin.



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