Our Magick Mushroom Anti-aging Night Cream was specifically designed for the face and neck and is intended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin. It is handcrafted using several nutrient-rich organic oils, including Rosehip, Argan and Jojoba oils. We’ve also added Shiitake Mushroom, Calendula, Helichrysum and Rosemary extracts plus 100% essential Frankincense, Carrot Seed and Geranium oils. It is uplifting in so many ways.
As mentioned above, we include Shiitake Mushroom extract to help prevent collagen deterioration and improve the structure, organization and quality of collagen, all of which are associated with a firmer, smoother complexion.
As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases and certain enzymes increase leading to signs of aging such as roughness or reduction of firmness. Shiitake Mushroom extract behaves as a strong anti-oxidant that reduces the damage. It assists with type I collagen synthesis and contributes to protein quality while reducing carbamylation, the degradation of protein, often referred to as the “hallmark of aging.” It has also been shown to reduce degradation of collagen.
One study with nineteen female volunteers aged 41 to 55 over 56 days showed a cream containing Shiitake Mushroom extract applied twice daily reported visible reduction of neck folds and improvement of firmness along with a smoother appearance of the décolleté, face and neck and a reduction in the appearance of roughness. It was also noted there was an improvement in skin recovery after distension, a quality associated with younger skin, meaning the skin bounces back quickly.
Due to the presence of polysaccharides, flavonoids, triterpenes and carotenes, which act on the metabolism of glycoproteins and on collagen fibers, Calendula is one of the most effective ingredients to combat aging. Applications containing Calendula extract have shown to promote remarkable epithelization with especial intensity on the metabolism of glycoproteins and collagen fibers during tissue regeneration. According to the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP), Calendula is recommended for the local treatment of skin and mucosae inflammation, as a co-adjuvant in wound-healing processes and to treat contusions and skin burns.
Calendula, due to its saponin and mucilage content, has moisturizing properties making it ideal in formulations for dry, irritated or delicate skin.
Calendula also plays another very important anti-aging role. During the aging process, the immune system progressively deteriorates and its activation turns slower, thus resulting in decreased cell renewal. Calendula has been shown to help keep the immune system of the skin active so that it can protect the skin from damage produced by internal as well as external agents.
Rich in flavoinoids and acetephenones, Helichrysum plays a major antioxidant role and its use is recommended for the protection of skin against oxidative stress.
Other benefits of Helichrysum have been shown to include antimicrobial and purifying actions, due to its essential oils, and photoprotection from the range of phenol compounds present, making its inclusion in skin care with purifying and antiseptic activity useful.
The anti-aging properties of Rosemary are quite well known. It’s been shown to improve the quality of the skin while also healing blemishes and increasing the natural shine and hydrated appearance. Rosemary has also been known to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections and prevent premature aging.
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