For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes. Now, they’re being used for their beauty-boosting effects. “Some varieties exfoliate the skin, and most will have a potent anti-inflammatory effect,” says Baumann. “They can help control free radical damage.” And those free radicals—which break down collagen and lead to wrinkles, sagging and other signs of premature aging—are your skin’s worst enemies.
(C) Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque ($29; aveda .com) brings dull skin back to life and soothes with poria cocos mushrooms.
(D) Aveeno Positively Ageless Multi- Defense Daily Moisturizer ($19; ulta .com) is enriched with a shiitake blend that helps speed cell turnover.
(E) Dr. Weil for Origins Mega- Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum ($66; origins.com) helps calm redness and fight inflammation.