Humans have been discovering natural sources of skincare for centuries, but nothing is quite as amazing as the snow mushroom. Its unique hydrating properties have allowed for many uses throughout the years. Thanks to modern advances in skincare technology, the natural benefits of the snow mushroom can now be easily incorporated into your daily skincare regimen.
What is a snow mushroom?
The snow mushroom (also known as Tremella Funciformus) is a naturally-derived botanical that grows on the snow line of high mountains across the globe. During long, harsh winters, they feed off plant fibers to store essential energy which they use to miraculously transform into beautiful fresh blooms during the early months of spring.
Why use it in skincare?
Each snow mushroom can hold up to 500x its own weight in water, making it nature’s super-hydrator and a unique ingredient for nourishing skincare products like moisturizers and night creams.
A rich history
Women in China have been using snow mushrooms for over 2,000 years to create a healthy complexion. Yang Guifei of the Tang Dynasty – and one of the four beauties of ancient China – considered it to be the secret to her beauty, using it to make skin moist, soft and pliable.
Olay Active Botanicals
Olay Active Botanicals harnesses the power of hydra-complex with snow mushroom extract to restore hydration naturally for 24 hours - leaving you with youthful skin that glows. Our snow mushroom extracts have been authenticated by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the United Kingdom - an international botanical research and education institution where plants have been studied for over 250 years.