October 15 marks National Mushroom Day, a celebration of the value of mushrooms—from culinary uses to skincare formulas and everything in between. Mushrooms are a fan-favorite at Youth To The People, especially in the adaptogen blend starring in the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream and Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist. And as the seasons begin to change, it’s ideal to turn to a more calming, hydrating routine. Luckily, mushrooms like reishi offer exactly that.
Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, reishi mushroom is both hydrating and detoxifying—and it can undo the effects of premature aging, redness, and fine lines. It even helps your body improve how it synthesizes ceramides, the molecules that protect your skin from the outside world. Regularly applying topical products with reishi mushroom helps your skin maintain balance, stay hydrated, and become less reactive to stress.
“When hydrators are combined with effective moisturizers, like shea butter and vitamin E as found in the Adaptogen Cream, skin is far less reactive, meaning skin is far less stressed, and much more calm,” according to the product development team at To The People.
Beyond skincare, we love mushrooms because they take what needs to be decomposed and through their mycelium, their root systems, turn that decayed matter into fruiting bodies—new life—and there’s so much we can learn from them. For more on mushrooms, mycelium, and the trip from decay to regrowth, check out this episode of To The People Podcast.