The latest trend in skin care is mushrooms. Long known for its healing properties in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine, the magical properties of mushrooms continue; and this time with exceeding skin care benefits. Mushrooms provide a natural overall healthy skin boost, ranging from anti-aging solutions to complexion toning and smoothing. Most importantly, they are touted for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and have even been used for anticancer purposes.
Amarte, the premiere luxury skin care line that combines Korean skin care philosophy with the power of Western dermatology, offers a number of skin care and sun protection products pioneering the use of mushrooms, specifically meshima mushroom, aka Phellinus linteus extract. Called meshima mushroom or black hoof mushroom, Phellinus linteus extract has been shown to have antioxidant effects equivalent to Vitamin C and anti-tumor properties on skin, lung, breast and prostate cancer cells. In Korean traditional medicine, this mushroom is consumed in the form of hot tea, often as an anti-tumor agent. In recent years it has been the subject of significant clinical study because of its reasonably well documented anti-cancer properties. Hispidin, a resveratrol-like compound, has recently been identified as the key antioxidant molecule in this extract. The British Journal of Cancer reported in 2008 that this extract could slow the growth of different types of cancer cells and improve the effects of anticancer drugs.
Amarte Aqua Veil® Pure Hydration Serum ($57, AmarteSkinCare.com): This deeply hydrating formula optimizes skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. A visible magic-water veil is formed immediately upon application with resultant coolness and softness.
**This serum has the most interesting texture. It goes on incredibly quickly and is absorbed into your skin. A little goes a long way and the very fresh ‘cucumber’ type scent transforms my bathroom into a spa for a split second!
Amarte Ultra Veil® ($45, AmarteSkinCare.com): This incredibly light facial sunscreen fluid delivers Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection, creating a physical photo-protective veil to shield skin exposed to sunlight. It protects and conditions skin while offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help promote positive collagen and elastin balance.
**I wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. This is extremely easy to wear because of the sheer quality of it. It is one of the best non irritating sunscreens I have worn on my face.
Amarte Wonder Cream® ($79, AmarteSkinCare.com): A refined skin treatment used to restore and nourish precious, delicate skin. Wonder Cream revitalizes the skin with minerals and protects against external factors such as UV rays, irritation, and environmental toxins.
**My new go-to moisturizer for everyday. I love the elegant packaging and how it locks in moisture. It is sheer enough for everyday summer wear for dewy skin without feeling too heavy after a hot steamy shower.
Aqua Cream® ($93, AmarteSkinCare.com): This brightening antioxidant facial moisturizer is rich in arbutin and 1% retinol that ramps up smoothness and softness while delivering a bright glow.
Amarte Aqua Mist® Toner ($67, AmarteSkinCare.com): An instant complexion boost, this hydrating spray features a brightening formula that uses botanical ActivExtracts® including arbutin to clarify and soften, all while toning and hydrating even the most sensitive skin.
Great for all skin types!
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The magical properties of mushrooms continue- and this time with exceeding skin care benefits. September is Mushroom Month- and now it’s more relevant than ever to celebrate the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and protecting agents found in mushroom abundant skin care regimens. Mushrooms naturally boost the overall health and youth of your skin, reminding us that the mushroom’s positive uses stretch far beyond nutrition benefits!
Vitamin D and anti-oxidant rich, mushrooms possess unique anti-aging properties, and protect the skin against fine lines and wrinkles to smooth out those pesky signs of aging. Beyond the ability to smooth complexions, tones and fine lines, mushrooms are a natural anti-inflammatory which calm and sooth irritating skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema. Amarte, the premiere luxury skin care line that combines Eastern skin care philosophy with the power of Western dermatology, has recently launched Amarte Wonder Cream– a powerful anti-aging cream filled with a unique mushroom emollient that enhances immunity and shields skin from inflammatory triggers, irritation, environmental toxins and UV damage.
Wonder Cream has a very slight citrus scent and absorbs very quickly into your skin. You can use it for under your makeup in your morning routine or like how I do it – at night right before I sleep. The easy airless pump distributes enough product in one push. I love the girly nature of the packaging and the pretty design makes me reach of it every time I open my vanity. The ingredients are hand selected to make the perfect combination of beautiful silky skin!
Ingredients: water, sorbitan stearate, Schizophyllan (mushroom β-glucan), natural betaine,cyclomethicone, propolis cera, elemental sulfur, Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, pearl powder, Saccharomyces/selenium ferment (biopeptide SC), mastic oil, tocopheryl acetate,retinol 1.0%, Myristica fragrans (nutmeg) kernel extract, Syzygium aromaticum (clove) seed extract, Eucalyptus alba leaf extract, Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) seed extract, caviar extract, allantoin, acacia collagen, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, carbomer, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol
I love this brand and I have definitely seen a huge difference in my complexion in the last few weeks!
Find out more about Amarte and the love story behind the founders on http://www.amarteskincare.com
You guys know that I am a big fan of the cool – that includes the other side of the pillow, a puppy name Joe Cool and coolest of all fruits… the cucumber! I got this in my BeautyFix summer package.Comes in a convenient tube and is available on DermStore for $42.
I just tried the Amarté Aqua Veil Pure Hydration Serum. It contains natural betaine, cucumber extracts, mallow flower, sambucus nigra flower, amica montana, parieteria officinalis and hedera helix. Don’t ask me what those things are – All I know is that it’s green and smells like cucumbers! This is an amazing moisturizer for the summer because it absorbs quickly and is cool and soft. I heart it.It reminds me of one of my favorites from H2O, the Face Oasis. The H2O one contains Sea Mineral Complex™, Sea Fennel, Lavender, Vitamin C,Wakame, Vitamin A, Sea Lettuce, Provitamin B.$34 on H2Oplus.comSummer is the best time for ‘gel moisturizers’. If you are using a milk/cream one this will take some getting use to but try it out, I guarantee that you will love it. Living in dual climate places required me to have and try all kinds of moisturizers. The secret to beautiful and supple skin is hydration. Keep moisturizing!Which brands have you tried? Which ones do you love? Tell me!*HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*