Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom that has been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It is called the plant of immortality and is thought to bring good luck.
Reishi contains ganodermanondiol, which inhibits the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme involved in melanin synthesis, as well as the moisturising and soothing beta-glucan.
Reishi is suitable for the treatment of pigment spots and scars; for sensitive, dry, and reddened skin; and for the treatment of signs of ageing.
Most of the world’s adaptogenic mushroom extracts are produced from fungal grains and fungal mycelium, not from the actual fruiting bodies. Djusie is the world’s first and only cosmetic line that uses Finnish, organically grown, and very high-quality reishi extract, which is extracted entirely from fruiting bodies instead of grains and mycelium.
The active ingredients of the mushrooms, including the beta-glucans and triterpenes, are found in the fruiting bodies. The producer of Djusie’s reishi extract specialises in the cultivation and extraction of, and research into, adaptogenic mushrooms.