This Season’s New Makeup Craze Is… Fungus?

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First it was seaweed. Then it was matcha. Without fail, a new ingredient turns out to be beneficial for the skin and is infused into tons of beauty products just in time for the summer. This year is no different.

Mushrooms are the latest discovery. This fungi contains anti-inflammatories that help those with acne, rosacea, and eczema, and can contain over 500 times their weight in water! Their hydrating properties also promote collagen growth and is naturally filtering.

Here are some excellent picks that contain mushroom and much more:

Snow Mushroom Water Serum by Volition Beauty

Good for hydration and pore minimization. Also contains marine water, watermelon and apple extracts, and lentil extract. Use twice a day for best results.

Mega-Mushroom Relief and Resilience Soothing Mask by Origins

This mask contains 3 types of mushrooms: Reishi, Chaga, and Coprinus, along with a probiotic to protect skin. You can use it as needed.

Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream by Youth To The People

A combination of three herbs and Reishi mushroom, this cream is great for deep hydration and calming the skin.

Beauty Shroom Plumping Jelly Serum by Moon Juice

The blend of hyaluronic acid, Reishi mushroom, and Silver Ear mushroom make this serum a must have for healthy looking skin. The Silver Ear mushroom gives intense hydration, and the acid takes care of fine lines and wrinkles.