Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp, or Silver Mushroom, has revolutionized the concept of hydration and collagen renewal in skin care.
The mushroom itself is a beautiful off-white fungus that resembles a carnation. Its intricate ruffles are a delicacy in Chinese culture, where the mushroom has been consumed for hundreds of years due to its high vitamin content. But tremella mushroom benefits extend far beyond its nutritional uses.
In fact, the benefits of tremella mushroom extract can be seen best when used in skin care. At ALASTIN we have perfected the use of silver ear mushrooms. Combined with our TriHex Technology®, you can expect to see improved hydration, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and more even skin tone when using some of the treatments we will explore in this article.
What is Tremella Mushroom Used For?
To understand the use of the tremella mushroom in the body, it’s vital to first understand an important element to your skin health—hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid has been a popular name at the forefront of skincare for its hydration properties. Hyaluronic acid is a viscous substance that occurs naturally in the body, and draws moisture inwards; one hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 1000x its weight in water 1, making it amazing for plump, glowy, healthy skin.
Tremella, also known as the snow mushroom, supports the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid levels in the body. However, it also has 400x the hydration power that hyaluronic acid has, making it that much more effective at keeping and retaining moisture.
Tremella mushroom particles are much smaller than hyaluronic acid particles, meaning they penetrate the skin more readily and promote healthy adipose tissue, the lipid-rich skin cells that create youthful volume in the face.
So when investing in a skincare routine that works, it may be helpful to know that tremella mushroom is scientifically proven to penetrate skin deeply, and draw in moisture more effectively at the cellular level.
TriHex Technology® and Tremella Mushrooms
How do we utilize tremella mushrooms in our clinically-proven skincare formulas? It helps to first understand the science of our TriHex Technology® in order to understand why Tremella Mushrooms are such a uniquely effective addition to our products.
TriHex Technology® is a blend of active ingredients and peptides for skin. With daily use, the formula works to rejuvenate the skin naturally by clearing away aged collagen and elastin. As a side-effect of sun damage and aging, collagen and elastin clump together as they break down; this slows the growth of new and healthy collagen. When collagen and elastin break down, they manifest as:
- A damaged skin barrier protection that leaves you exposed to the environment
- Dry skin and less radiant looking skin that can be itchy and uncomfortable
- Wrinkles, fine lines, lost skin elasticity, and thin skin
TriHex Technology® combats this by restoring the skin’s optimal cell production environment. It removes damaged collagen and elastin fragments and clears the way for new, healthy collagen and elastin growth. It’s a rebuilding stage that is evidenced by:
- A stronger skin barrier to guard against future environmental damage
- More hydrated, smoother skin texture
- The reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as boosted skin elasticity
Does Tremella Contain Collagen?
In short: yes. Part of what supports the tremella mushroom having 400x the hydration power of hyaluronic acid is its collagen-rich structure.
Collagen is an important part of the cellular structure in your face that provides that youthful healthy skin glow. How do you produce more collagen? With more polysaccharides, one of the energy-storing building blocks held together by glycosidic bonds. Studies show that the polysaccharides specifically in snow mushroom extract had “potent effects on promoting skin collagen synthesis,” as well as reducing inflammation and working as an antioxidative.3
TriHex Technology® and tremella mushrooms work perfectly together to promote new collagen growth, while drawing in as much hydration as possible.
How to Use Silver Mushroom
At ALASTIN, we have combined our TriHex Technology® with the power of silver mushrooms to create treatments that act quickly, focus on hydration, and have long-lasting effects. Explore our collection products that feature tremella mushroom to revive, renew, and rejuvenate skin health.
Restorative Eye Treatment with TriHex Technology®
Our Restorative Eye Treatment with TriHex Technology® was named InStyle Magazine’s Best Anti-Aging Eye Cream of 2020. Skincare professionals gave rave reviews of the product for its effectiveness against dark circles, puffiness and inflammation, and crow’s feet.
Restorative Eye Treatment should be used morning and evening, dispensing 1 pump and gently applying to the upper eyelid. In a 12-week study, Restorative Eye Treatment’s key ingredients improved the appearance of the following:
- 41% improvement in lines/crow’s feet
- 29% improvement in under-eye hollowing
- 48% improvement in under-eye bags
- 39% improvement in dark circles
As a result, 100% of subjects agreed that the skin around the eyes looked more youthful, more luminous, and healthier.
Key ingredients like mimosa tree extract, darutoside, green tea extract, and oak leaf tea extract, niacinamide, and our TriHex Technology® work together with the powerful silver ear mushroom to achieve these effects.
Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology®
Our Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology® is an all-encompassing staple of our silver ear mushroom line, intended for morning and evening use.
It is a skincare product that restores and maintains skin for a healthy, youthful, and vibrant skin brightening glow. Key ingredients include niacinamide, phosphatidylserine, acetyl hexapeptide-38, and l-ornithine. These work in tandem with our TriHex Technology® and silver mushrooms to achieve the following results:
- Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Restored volume to thinning skin
- New, healthy elastin and collagen
- Improved elasticity in skin
- Protected skin barrier with antioxidants
- More even skin tone
After a 12 week study, 91% of patients said that including Restorative Skin Complex in their ALASTIN Skincare® regimen improved the overall appearance of their skin.
Restorative Neck Complex with TriHex Technology®
If you're looking for a treatment that focuses on the neck, Restorative Neck Complex with TriHex Technology® is an elegant and effective solution.
This skincare product was specifically formulated to improve the delicate tissues of the neck and décolleté, and tightens skin, evens tone, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other benefits provided by TriHex Technology® and silver mushroom extract include:
- Improved appearance in crepey skin
- Minimized redness and discoloration
- Increased hydration and moisture retention
- Supported production of healthy collagen and elastin
- Neck tightening
- Pigmentation removal and tone evening
After 30 days of treatment, 100% of subjects reported an improvement in wrinkles, elasticity, smoothness, skin tone, youthfulness, and overall skin quality. 90% reported an improvement in glow.
Our Renewal Retinol should be used nightly to encourage smooth skin texture and improved skin tone.
Retinols are powerful collagen builders, so they help reduce the appearance of wrinkles; they also activate new blood vessel production in the skin, which improves skin tone. Retinol can also fade age spots and soften rough skin.5
Used nightly, the key ingredients in Renewal Retinol can make a serious difference, especially for sensitive skin.
- Retinol and co-enzyme Q-10 diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Hydroxymethoxyphenyl decanone smooths skin texture and helps improve skin tone
- Anti-irritants and antioxidants like oat extract calm sensitive skin
- Potent hydrators like silver mushroom protect against skin dehydration
Renewal Retinol has been featured by The Drew Barrymore Show, Oprah Magazine, The Zoe Report, Allure, and Glamour.
Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology®
Finally, no skincare routine is complete without a reliable, soothing moisturizer. Look no further than our Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology®. Our moisturizer is non-comedogenic, preventing clogged pores and breakouts. It’s also oil and scent-free, so it can be used on ultra sensitive skin and dry skin.
Our TriHex Technology® and silver mushroom combination shine in this formula. It’s a moisturizer that doesn’t just provide basic hydration—it pushes out old collagen and elastin, promotes new collagen and elastin growth, and with the help of silver mushroom, hydrates more deeply than hyaluronic acid alone.
Reviewers have called it “Hands down the best Moisturizer!” and express that they see a difference in skin tone and texture, including plumper and brighter skin, in just a few weeks.
Creating a Skin Care Routine with Silver Mushroom
Dr. Margaret B. Boyse, a Southern Dermatology skincare expert, says,
I always use ALASTIN as my go to when a medical patient asks a cosmetic question. It's a wonderful place to start the conversion with an aesthetic patient. It gives visible results faster than any other product I've recommended over my 18 years in practice.
Repeated, reliable results are what we are after. And that is what we promise to deliver, time after time.
Silver mushroom benefits for skin are deep and scientifically proven. A naturally derived, time-tested collagen builder, this unassuming white fungus can add that radiance you’ve been missing in your skin routine. Being a naturally more hydrating alternative to hyaluronic acid, any of our products with tremella mushroom extract will outperform other hydrating products on the market.
Add Silver Mushroom to Your Skincare Routine Today with ALASTIN
If you want to see results quickly, and trust in high quality, science-backed products, then your search ends here. Invest in ALASTIN to find a routine that lifts, rejuvenates, and revitalizes your skin.
Whether you’re shopping with us to speed and ease your recovery after a procedure, or looking for medical grade skincare products without the trip to the doctor’s, we have the right combination of products for your perfect routine.
This year, treat yourself to better skin with ALASTIN.
- Papakonstantinou, Eleni, et al. “Hyaluronic Acid: A Key Molecule in Skin Aging.” Dermato-Endocrinology, Landes Bioscience, 1 July 2012, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583886/
- “Polysaccharides with Antioxidative and Antiaging Activities from Enzymatic-Extractable Mycelium by Agrocybe Aegerita (Brig.) Sing.” PubMed Central (PMC), 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304491
- Harvard Health Publishing. “Do Retinoids Really Reduce Wrinkles?” Harvard Health, 22 Oct. 2019, www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/do-retinoids-really-reduce-wrinkles