Shiitake mushroom is an adaptogenic mushroom that has been used as a herb in Chinese medicine and cooking for thousands of years. It is also a popular active ingredient in cosmetics.



Shiitake mushroom extract brightens and calms inflammation and irritation, evens out skin colour and enhances skin regeneration. It accelerates the healing of skin damage and scars.

Shiitake mushroom extract is a particularly good active ingredient for sensitive, red, atopic or dry skin, and for the treatment of pigment spots, scars and lines.

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 shiitake extract, which is extracted entirely from fruiting bodies instead of grains and mycelium. 

The active ingredients of the mushroom are found in the fruiting bodies. The producer of Djusie’s shiitake extract specialises in the cultivation and extraction of, and research into, adaptogenic mushrooms.