Esthetician's Guide to Mushroom Extracts

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What are Mushroom Extracts?

Oil derived from the extract of various mushrooms, many of which are beginning to be used in skin care formulations.

What Should I Know About Mushroom Extracts?

  • Contains botanical chemical complexes that have anti-inflammatory, anti-tyrosinase, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.
  • Potent antioxidants in mushrooms may help prevent breakdown of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. 
  • Can be beneficial in controlling hyperpigmentation conditions. 
  • Used as soothing agents, as well as moisturizing components.

Treatment Considerations with Mushroom Extracts

  • Products containing mushroom extracts may be helpful for treating dry and dehydrated skin, skin that is easily irritated, aging and sun-damaged skin, and hyperpigmentation conditions.

Mushroom Extract Contraindications

  • Use intake forms to screen for potential allergies that may affect the individual. 

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Consult with ASCP SkinPro with confidence and elevate your treatment plans. The ASCP team sourced information from a variety of clinical journals and worked with Dr. Mark Lees, author of Skin Care: Beyond the Basics and a longtime contributor to ASCP Skin Deep magazine, to bring it all together.


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