Tribe Member Dr. Andrew Weil knows a thing or two about the ‘shroom. A long time mushroom hunter, Dr. Weil incorporates them into his holistic lifestyle for their immune-boosting, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. While eating edible mushrooms is the most common way reap their many rewards, Dr. Weil shares that certain mushrooms offer significant anti-inflammatory benefits when applied topically.
Many years ago, Dr. Weil partnered with Origins to develop a mushroom-based skincare range for the brand. He now offers two top-selling lines that focus on the most common skin concerns: brightness and sensitivity. Winter skin be gone!
Though many species of mushrooms offer topical anti-inflammatory benefit, Hypsizygus ulmaris is a featured mega mushrooms included in a line of innovative skin-care products he helped develop for Origins. One of the “Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins” products is Mega Mushrooms Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum, which combines Hypsizygus ulmaris, a therapeutic mushroom from Japan, with cordyceps and reishi mushrooms, ginger, turmeric, holy basil, resveratrol and argan nut oil to maximize the skin’s defenses against aging.
Many common skin problems, including sensitivity, puffiness, extreme dryness, hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles are the end results of inflammation that may be otherwise imperceptible. Hypsizygus ulmaris and the other mega mushrooms are used in these products because they have a long history of enhancing health, boosting resistance to stress, and promoting healthy longevity.
Dr. Weil is a pioneer in integrative medicine and has blazed the trail for allopathic and naturopathic doctors alike. While he encourages his patients to take an integrative approach to whole body wellness, it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, Dr. Weil’s best advice for healthy, beautiful skin is the same your mother used to give you: get your beauty rest.