As someone on a perpetual hunt to uncover beauty secrets, I was excited to stumble upon tremella. The tremella mushroom is an ancient secret that leads to glowing skin from the inside out. The super food is an adaptogen that dates back as far as 200 A.D. While it’s been a staple in Chinese medicine for centuries, it has now made its way to the forefront of Western beauty too. When consumed, tremella has a high absorption rate and hydrates your skin on a deeper level. Organika has recently released a tremella powder to make it easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
1. Improves Skin Hydration
Tremella mushrooms contain high amounts of the antioxidant polysaccharides. Polysaccharides can be found in our tissues, veins and our food and they’re known for supporting our health and for having hydrating properties. Some studies even liken tremella mushrooms to hyaluronic acid in that it draws moisture to the skins surface. The key to youthful, glowing skin is to keep it super hydrated and this does the trick. Tremella mushrooms are also high in Vitamin D that aid cell renewal and repair, also helping to slow down the effects of aging.
2. Alleviates Oxidative Stress
Due to the antioxidants found within tremella mushrooms, they help to reduce the stress our bodies and skins endure on a daily basis. They also protect the fibroblasts within our skin that are responsible for producing collagen. The more collagen your skin produces, the more plumped and youthful your skin will look.
3. Supports the Immune System
The antioxidant and vitamin content within tremella mushrooms act as a great support to the immune system. Keeping the immune system healthy not only helps with living a longer, healthier life but it can also correlate to your skins health. A healthier body leads to healthier skin.
4. Reduces Inflammation
Once again due to the antioxidants in tremella, they help fight ward off and reduce inflammation. While reducing inflammation can help to aid in fighting acne, it also supports the human body as a whole. Tremella’s anti-inflammatory properties can help protect against heart disease, tumors, headaches and high cholesterol.
5. Improves Skin’s Elasticity
Due to the extreme hydrating properties of tremella mushrooms, the skins suppleness and elasticity increases. Tremella mushrooms also contain skin brightening properties and therefore help with hyper pigmentation and reducing the appearance of scars.