The gelatinous snow mushroom looks more like something you’d find in the Great Barrier Reef than your average mushroom. We like to say that it’s 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 (half that of its hyaluronic acid counterpart), but it excels because its particles are smaller and can penetrate the skin more easily for intense hydration. Snow mushroom also contains polysaccharides, which are anti-inflammatory and increase the functionality of the skin barrier by preventing water loss.
It is a clear colourless gel with a superior moisturising and a light film forming effect with a soft touch and has an extraordinary transparency. The original viscosity is around 16000-20000 mPaS and you can dilute it up to 50% without a significant change in the viscosity.
Skincare benefits of snow mushroom extract
Deep hydration doesn’t necessarily have to come in the form of a thick, pore-clogging cream. Snow mushroom extract is lightweight, and when used regularly, products that contain this ingredient have the ability to deeply hydrate, improve elasticity, and calm redness. Snow mushroom extract is also an excellent anti-aging ingredient, especially because the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is directly related to lack of elastin, which decreases with age. By helping the skin to maintain a higher water content, skin will appear naturally plump with enhanced elasticity.