Self-care has become a non-negotiable in 2019, but the question we get asked most is how to make time for it. The key is to choose a few simple methods and tools you can rely on to feel well and get your glow on and then make them part of your weekly routine.
This spring, Four Sigmatic, known best for their adaptogenic mushroom coffees, launched their first ever adaptogenic beauty products that are clean enough to eat. The line includes a mushroom mask and superfood serum that double as drinkable tonics and tinctures.
We’ve been staunch fans of Four Sigmatic’s power-packed products and their forward-thinking founder, Tero Isokauppila for eons. They’re truly one of the first brands to bring the power of medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens out of the fringe and into the mainstream. Here’s everything you should know about these multi-tasking products and why they deserve a place in your weekly self-care routine…
The MUSHROOM FACE MASK & TONIC
Clear pores, smooth fine lines, and reduce redness, support stress, sleep, and detox
Don’t have time to create a whole afternoon spa experience? Keep a jar of this cacao and reishi blend on hand and brew up a little to drink while the mask gets too work. Powerful ingredients including chaga and reishi mushrooms, a blend of potent spices, and herbs like gotu kola fight redness topically and soothe the gut internally.
Some multi-tasking products lose out on efficacy in the name of efficiency. In this case, we can’t decide which application we like more — the mask or the tonic. The blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cacao boost circulation to the skin when applied and provide a huge dose of antioxidants internally. Cinnamon also helps to increase blood flow to the skin.
Overflowing with antioxidant properties for your skin, chaga helps to support whole body health — but you’ll notice it in your skin first. Try a little tonic daily to support the body’s stress response, every three days or so whip it up into a mask and apply to the face. The mask smells like brownie batter, and the tonic tastes like Mexican hot chocolate. Try the Mushroom Face Mask & Tonic
the superfood serum
Serum fights fine lines, redness and dryness. Dietary supplement supports immunity, provides antioxidants, helps fight breakouts
Not all face oils are created equal. The Superfood Serum blends avocado, jojoba, Tsubaki and other highly revered and easily absorbed plant oils with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial oils like frankincense and grapefruit peel. Pat into the skin as part of your morning skincare routine and take four drops of the oil by mouth for internal support as well.
As a supplement, the oil tastes citrusy and fresh. Internally, it provides a daily dose of reishi mushroom for immunity, frankincense for anti-inflammatory benefits, and a slew of antioxidants as well.
Avocado oil has the essential fatty acids and vitamin E your skin needs, and may even increase collagen synthesis.
Olive fruit oil has essential fatty acids, plus alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene, lutein, and squalene.
Jojoba oil sinks into skin quickly for speedy delivery of vitamin E.
Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii) oil has been shown to specifically help fight inflammation in your skin.
Tsubaki Seed oil is also known as Camellia japonica seed oil. Tsubaki seed oil helps to maintain skin elasticity through procollagen synthesis and is a possible wrinkle fighter.
Reishi spore oil is made by cracking the cell walls of reishi spores to increase bioavailability. It’s a very concentrated source of triterpenes and may help to calm and soothe your skin.
More than food-grade, Superfood Serum is food. Topically applied to your skin twice a day, it keeps your skin hydrated and glowing. And four drops a day of the dietary supplement provides the simplest form of wellness support we can think of. If you’re looking for ways to take your beauty routine to the next level, this is it. The serum is best for oily, sensitive, acne-prone, dry, or combination skin. Try the Superfood Serum