PSA: Long live the mushroom.

1/15/2009 07:00:00 AM
So I was putting on my Neutrogena Visibly Fit skin mask and noticed this caution on the back:

Hmm. I had never quite considered mushrooms in my cosmetics. However, I looked it up and apparently mushroom protein is superior to other vegetable proteins on account of its essential amino acid content -- that's why it's include in cosmetics.

And, are you familiar with the brand Origins? The founder, Dr. Andrew Weil, was one of the first "personal product developers" to utilize mushrooms. I guess many known brands continue to use mushrooms, think Estee Lauder, the Patricia Wexler line and more.

Cool. Read more here.


  1. Mushrooms, huh?

    I love Origins stuff. They have a cute little corner in Westfield Macy's.

  2. I always loved the Origins stuff cuz they have cute names... but I can't use a single thing; it all gives me zits.

  3. I am addicted to Dr. Weil's lip balm. It stays on well and kips my lips very soft and healthy. It contains turmeric. Not cheap, though.


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