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The Beauty Magic of Mushrooms

Craig Kraffert, MD Yahoo! Beauty features Dr. Kraffert in a lead story, “The Beauty Magic of Mushrooms.” The story dives into this ingredient, with Dr. Kraffert explaining “scientific studies have proven mesima’s anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antioxidant ones, which come from a reservatrol-like compound with the antioxidant efficacy of vitamin C. Those two effects make it attractive for skincare formulations, as well as the fact it’s proven beneficial to those with eczema. Basic research in Korea and Taiwan also suggest the possibility of an adjunctive role for mesima in the treatment of melanoma … At this time there is no rigorous clinical evidence to suggest that the extract inhibits formation or spread of human skin cancer, but it is an intriguing theoretical possibility.” 

 Dr. Kraffert also explains how this ingredient functions in Amarte products like the Wonder Cream, saying it “uses a mushroom emollient that’s superior to synthetic emollients for moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin. It forms a unique anti-aging shield on the skin, allowing it to reap the benefits of the 1% retinol and botanical extracts while remaining completely protected and moisturized,” says Dr. Kraffert. 

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