Tremella de beauty paddenstoel voor een gezonde, mooie, jonge huid

Tremella the beauty mushroom for radiant skin

The quest for radiant, youthful skin has inspired us throughout history to explore numerous natural remedies.  A fairly recent discovery in the western skin care world is the beauty mushroom Tremella (Tremella fuciformis), also known as Snow mushroom or Silver ear mushroom.  
This unique species of fungus is conquering the world of skin care and beautiful aging (which I think is a more appropriate name for anti-aging) due to its powerful properties.  

Medicinal mushrooms such as Tremella are rich in polysaccharides, especially the immune-boosting beta-glucans and triterpenes.
They contain more than 1,000 bioactive substances including Ergosterine: pro-vitamin D2. Polysaccharides are also essential for the skin's renewal process and help strengthen the skin's protective layer and keep it hydrated.  
Many of the ingredients in mushrooms, including ceramides, lentinan, omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, carotenoids and resveratrol, are used in cosmetics to promote beautiful, healthy skin.  
In countries such as Korea, Japan and China, mushrooms have long been used in skin and hair care in addition to their medicinal properties.  

Tremella mushroom has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries as a longevity tonic to promote the Qi or life force, the immune system, the heart, the brain, lungs, kidneys and the stomach.
Its neuroprotective properties contribute to the growth and survival potential of neurons.  

In addition, it has a very beneficial effect on the skin, especially due to its deeply moisturizing properties. Tremella is rightfully often compared to hyaluronic acid: an essential substance for healthy skin that occurs naturally in our body.

Tremella de beauty paddenstoel voor een stralende, gezonde huid

What can beauty mushroom Tremella do for your skin? 


One of the most important elements for healthy, radiant skin is a good moisture balance. Tremella is deeply hydrating, with moisture-binding properties of 500 times its own weight.  

Research has shown that cosmetics to which 0.05% Tremella polysaccharides have been added have a better moisture-binding capacity than those with the addition of 0.02% hyaluronic acid. 
When used regularly, this intensive moisture regulation ensures that the skin is nourished and plumped, which improves skin elasticity, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and gives a healthy glow.

Rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants play an important role in maintaining healthy skin and help protect against premature aging caused by free radicals and various stressors.  

Tremella is rich in powerful antioxidants, including vitamin D and ergosterol, which help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation and promote an even skin tone.

Collagen production

Collagen is the protein responsible for maintaining the firmness and elasticity of the skin. The Tremella mushroom contains substances that stimulate the production of collagen, which promotes both firmness and structure of the skin.


Tremella helps soothe sensitive and irritated skin. This can reduce redness and also skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.


Tremella mushroom contains glucuronoxylomannan which has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps accelerate the healing of wounds.

Balances complexion

Tremella helps to balance the formation of melanin, the pigment that can cause dark spots and uneven skin tone. This contributes to smoother skin with less hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Stress reducing

Last but not least:A very important element for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin is avoiding long-term stress. Long-term or regular stress poses numerous health risks and significantly accelerates the aging process.    

Adaptogens reduce stress through their ability to balance your hormones and nervous system and reduce the excessive production of stress hormones such as cortisol.  This helps you develop stronger resilience to various stressors.  

However, long-term stress transformation always goes hand in hand with your lifestyle. Adaptogens can have a profound effect on it, but more you need more for sustainable results. If you experience a lot of stress and do not create enough space for rest and nourishing your body and mind, then you will have to start making changes there. 

How do you use the beauty mushroom Tremella?

For optimal effect, use Tremella both in the form of natural cosmetics such as creams and masks and as a supplement for the skin.
These supplements are called nutricosmetics and are specially made to nourish and care for the skin from within.  

You can find Tremella in the beauty & longevity nutricosmetics blend I am glowing together with 6 other medicinal mushrooms: Reishi, Chaga, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Shiitake and Cordyceps. In addition to taking care of your skin, the I am glowing supports a strong immune system.

Tremella de beauty paddenstoel adaptogenen nutricosmetics

As Dr. Howard Murad, renowned dermatologist and anti-aging specialist says:    

“Skin care products only address 20% of your skin. The other 80% is influenced by what you eat and drink, including your nutritional supplements.”
Discover more about beauty mushrooms and the skin here: Mushroom Cosmetics: The Present and Future and in this article about Chaga mushroom for the skin.