Dr. Penelope Tympanidis featured in the Daily Mail

Dr. Penelope Tympanidis featured in the Daily Mail

In a new 2023 Daily Mail article, Dr. Tympanidi explains to Beatrice Aidin why mushrooms are the latest skincare craze.

BY Beatrice Aidin for the Daily Mail.

  • Mushrooms are set to be the next big ingredient in skincare, a new report says 
  • The trend, pointed out by UK retailer John Lewis, has been booming over years

It’s time to make ‘shroom on your bathroom shelf. According to a new report from John Lewis titled The Ten Everyday Beauty and Wellness Moments, one of the key trends for 2023 will be mushrooms as a skincare ingredient.

No, you’re not hallucinating — insiders have long tipped mushrooms as a magic ingredient in beauty, and now the High Street has cottoned on, with beauty counter sales of products in the Dr Andrew Weil for Origins range of mushroom-based skincare up by a third, for example.

There are compelling reasons for the ‘shroom boom. A 2016 scientific study reported that mushrooms in skincare ‘can help to combat ageing, reduce the severity of inflammatory skin disease and correct hyperpigmentation disorders’.

‘As a skincare ingredient, I can see why mushroom is popular because it can help restore the vital skin microbiome which is made up of ‘good’ bacteria and even fungi,’ says Dr Penelope Tympanidis, consultant dermatologist and founder of Harley Street’s Dermaperfect Clinic.

‘When the microbiome is inflamed, skin looks dull, fine lines are more prominent and the ageing process accelerates. As fungi are full of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties, they can restore the microbiome, which will slow down the ageing process.’ […]

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