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Snow Mushroom Vs. Hyaluronic Acid: Which is Better?
Have you been searching for hydrated, glowing, supple skin? Look no further! You have found it in a place you may not have even expected…growing on a branch of a tree in a dense Asian forest. It has been said that Imperial Concubine Yang Guifei (719-756), considered one of the most beautiful women in Chinese history, used this ingredient found in nature, as her beauty secret. When asked what this secret to beauty was, she stated, “Tremella Mushroom”. Yes, we absolutely are talking about a fungus, otherwise known as Snow Mushroom. Clearly, this is not your average mushroom. Let’s talk about facts.
What is Snow Mushroom?
Snow mushrooms, botanically classified as Tremella fuciformis, are a wild, edible fungus that grow in tropical climates on branches of broadleaf trees in China. It is beautiful, fluffy, gelatinous and packed with power. Snow mushrooms contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, and D, folate, zinc, potassium calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. Let’s bring our skincare routine to the next level by incorporating this nutritious beauty secret.
Benefits of Snow Mushroom for Clear Skin
Snow mushroom extract is lightweight, and when used regularly, skincare products that contain this ingredient can calm and soothe redness. Just what our inflamed skin is begging for! Snow mushrooms are excellent at hydrating skin. This is due to their moist, gelatinous structure, as well as being high in polysaccharides. Snow mushroom has also been used in skin care as a brightening agent. With over 18 kinds of amino acids, the snow mushroom has also proved to be beneficial in cell turnover and growth, which has made it a prime ingredient in treating blemish prone skin. This mushroom also happens to be high in vitamin D, which when applied topically helps in healing acne. It’s a recipe for clear, radiant skin! So let’s delve a bit deeper into why it is so hydrating, and what that means for you….first let’s look at an ingredient that snow mushroom is giving a run for its money.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronic acid, naturally occurs in our bodies, and it works to both attract and seal water into the skin. The greatest amounts of hyaluronic acid are found in skin soft tissue and the eyes. As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally, so the skin becomes dehydrated more easily. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, pollution, and tobacco smoke are key factors in hyaluronic acid depletion. Also, harsh weather and heaters used during the wintertime can cause tiny breaks in the protective skin barrier, allowing water to escape. Hyaluronic Acid used in most skincare products is primarily made by bacteria in a lab via a process called bio fermentation. When you hydrate the skin from outside with hyaluronic acid, it draws in moisture and gives your skin a smooth, and almost plumped out appearance, making fine lines and wrinkles less prominent. Sounds like a win, win, right? Not so fast, let’s circle back to our secret beauty fungus.
Why Snow Mushroom is the Best Natural Alternative to Hyaluronic Acid?
We have found that snow mushroom is a natural, even-better version of hyaluronic acid because, like hyaluronic acid, it pulls moisture to the skin when applied topically. Snow mushroom can hold up to 500 times its weight in water (yes, that is half that of its hyaluronic acid counterpart) but it excels because its particles are smaller and can penetrate the skin more easily for intense, powerful hydration. As mentioned, most hyaluronic acid has been synthetically altered, resulting in it becoming a less than organic way to moisturize the skin. Remember how our beautiful little mushrooms come straight from nature, fully organic. Sounds like snow mushrooms are clearly the way to go. After all, it is a beauty secret from way back.
But we are not done yet! Snow mushroom also contains anti-inflammatory molecules called polysaccharides. These valuable compounds help calm irritation, fight oxidative stress, aid in collagen production for plumper skin and strengthen your skin barrier to lock in moisture. With soothed skin and improved hydration, your complexion is left looking fresher, smoother, and more youthful. Best of all, you can reap these benefits knowing that you’re rewarding your skin with a clean, natural beauty ingredient. Watch out hyaluronic acid, the secret is out! So how can you get your hands on these clean beauty products and incorporate snow mushrooms in your skincare routine…...
Try Averr Aglow Skincare Products with Snow Mushroom
One of the areas we look to increase moisture in is our soft tissue eye area. Remember, it is an area where hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in our bodies, but it eventually decreases. Averr Aglow has you covered! Let’s give our eyes a hydrating, collagen inducing boost with the best anti-aging eye creams containing snow mushrooms around! Found in both our Satin Eyes Night Mask and our Ageless Eyes Day Cream, this is a dynamic eye cream duo. One has been formulated for morning use, one for night time use, resulting in the perfect under eye treatment. Your thirsty, tired eyes will thank you!
Since the sun can rob our skin of its moisture, what better place can you find hydrating, moisture inducing help than in your daily facial sunscreen. Look no further than our Pure Protection Invisible Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 30. Sun, you have nothing on us!
Snow mushroom extract plays a starring role in our Goodnight Kiss Lip Mask. This long-wear overnight mask, available in our Perfect Pout Lip Kit, imbues penetrating hydration and nourishment to this delicate area of your face. It needs to be added to your lip care routine. You decide how much you care about perfect kisses….
You do not have to go take a walk in the woods to find this powerhouse. We have done the work for you. Give these little beauty secrets a try and see if you agree that you did indeed find the best natural skincare products. We have another secret to share with you, we have the best client services team, ready to answer any questions you may have about our life-changing skincare!
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