Rosacea: Promising Research on Natural Remedies
If you have rosacea, you are not alone! Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The good news? There is promising research on natural ingredients that may help alleviate the symptoms of rosacea, including the use of mushrooms like Tremella and Reishi, plus natural oils jojoba, seabuckthorn, and rosehip (psst….all of which are found in our Fungirl Face Oil).
The root of rosacea, as with many other conditions, is inflammation. Let’s dig in on natural ingredients that may help in reducing inflammation!
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Tremella and Reishi mushrooms are two types of fungi that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and with good reason! These mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, which may be beneficial for people with rosacea.
Tremella mushrooms contain high amounts of polysaccharides, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that Tremella mushrooms could reduce inflammation in the skin and improve the barrier function of the skin. Now, this may be particularly beneficial for people with rosacea, as the condition is characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin.
Reishi mushrooms, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The mushrooms contain polysaccharides and triterpenoids, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences found that Reishi mushrooms could reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin, which may be beneficial for people with rosacea.
While there is limited research on the use of Tremella and Reishi mushrooms for rosacea specifically, their anti-inflammatory properties suggest that they may be a useful natural remedy for managing rosacea symptoms.
There is also promising research on certain natural oils and their effect on inflammation.
Jojoba oil is a liquid wax extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that jojoba oil could help reduce redness and inflammation in the skin. The study also found that jojoba oil could improve the skin's barrier function, which may help protect against further damage.
Rosehip oil is a natural oil extracted from the seeds of the rosehip plant. It contains high levels of vitamin A and essential fatty acids, which may help improve skin texture and reduce inflammation. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that rosehip oil could help improve skin hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The study also found that rosehip oil could help reduce redness and inflammation in the skin, making it a potentially useful ingredient for managing rosacea.
Seabuckthorn oil is a natural oil extracted from the berries of the seabuckthorn plant. It contains high levels of vitamin C and essential fatty acids, which can help improve skin health and reduce inflammation. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that seabuckthorn oil could help improve skin hydration and reduce redness and inflammation in the skin. The study also found that seabuckthorn oil could help protect against UV-induced skin damage, which may be beneficial for people with rosacea who are sensitive to sun exposure.
Mother nature is a mighty powerful force, and we believe in (consciously and kindly) harnessing that power to help our bodies reach their maximum potential.
The natural ingredients above have been researched for their effects on inflammation, but remember, this is for informational purposes only. Fungirl Face Oil is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any ailments.
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- Lee, H. H., et al. (2016). Anti-inflammatory and skin barrier repair effects of topical application of some plant oils. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(8), 1147.
- Ruan, Y., et al. (2020). Polysaccharides from Tremella fuciformis attenuate the inflammatory response in macrophages and adipocytes. Journal of Functional Foods, 68, 103894.
- Wu, Z., et al. (2019). Polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum attenuate microglia-mediated neuroinflammation and modulate microglial phagocytosis and behavioural response. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 16(1), 1-18.
- Lee, J. Y., et al. (2018). Anti-inflammatory and skin barrier repair effects of topical application of some plant oils. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 17(3), 233-239.
- Meier, L., et al. (2018). Comparison of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of four different rosehip preparations. Inflammopharmacology, 26(1), 105-110.
- Tzu-Kai, L., et al. (2018). An overview of seabuckthorn dermatology: perspective from traditional use to modern research. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 225, 34-51.