FEB 2019

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Februar y 2019 • 25 But not all mushrooms are created equal, points out Chase Polan, founder of organic, wildcrafted skincare line Kypris: "Those benefi cial to skin's beauty contain a wealth of hydrating polysaccharides and phytonutrients." For example, maitake, chaga and shiitake mushrooms are sought-after cosmetic ingredients thanks to their collagen-boosting, anti- infl ammatory and antioxidant properties, and silver ear mushroom is a hydrating powerhouse that can hold up to 500 times its weight in water. In the treatment room: The Fire + Ice Facial (60 min./$185) at McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center in McLean, Virginia, is designed to resurface the skin, smoothing and softening while stimulating cell renewal to reduce signs of aging. It begins with a thorough cleanse followed by an intensive clay-based treatment mask featuring exfoliating botanicals and retinol, then a rejuvenating mask that nourishes and cools the skin. Next, the esthetician applies eye cream and iS CLINICAL Active Serum, containing brightening mushroom extract and botanical kojic acid. "The mushrooms are packed with selenium and vitamins B and D, which fi ght free radicals caused by oxidative sun damage and environmental pollutants," notes the center's dermatologist, Lily Talakoub, MD. "Clients often book Fire + Ice before a special event because it imparts an instant glow." When clients of Carly Jones, owner of BellaPelle Aesthetics and Beauty Lounge in Urbandale, Iowa, are asked how they get such radiant skin, they tend to credit It's a Secret (75 min./$180), Jones' popular service featuring Amarte products. After enzymatic exfoliation and Rezenerate, a microneeding alternative, Jones applies Amarte Chlorella Mask and Wonder Cream (according to skin type) to prevent collagen breakdown. "Wonder Cream is one of my top sellers; it uses mushroom beta-glucan coupled with nanoencapsulated retinol to give skin a 'U-turn' in the aging process," she says. The facial ends with red LED therapy to minimize fi ne lines. The word "transformation" is what Leslie Johnson, director of The Spa at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, hears most often from clients who experience the Ocean Alchemy Facial (50 min./$170). The treatment's exfoliating mask features pomegranate pith enzymes and silver ear mushroom for a megadose of antioxidants and moisture. After a facial massage, Kypris Cerulean—a mask rich in sea ingredients and two types of mushroom extract—is applied to soothe and hydrate the skin. "It's a cooling yet active mask. Clients love using it at home as an overnight treatment for its oxygenating and softening properties," says Johnson. u • There are more than 10,000 different types of mushrooms. • Mushroom extract is being utilized by some companies as biodegradable packing material. • The largest living organism is believed to be the honey mushroom in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, spreading through tree roots for 2,200 acres. • Ongoing research is being conducted on the possibility of using mushroom as a natural pesticide. • There are more than 30 species of mushroom that glow in the dark. • China is responsible for most of the world's mushroom production, an estimated 70 percent. FUN FACTS! Tu'el Rehab Acne Serum Amarte Wonder Cream CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion iS CLINICAL Active Serum Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel-Lotion Kypris Cerulean Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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