There are a number of natural and organize skincare brands on the market that are made with easily recognizable ingredients, but even the most down to earth brands like LUSH haven’t made products that you can actually eat. Four Sigmatic, a beauty and wellness brand that’s based out of California, wants to change all of that with a new skincare line that’s great for your face while also being completely edible.
As the company’s founder, Tero Isokauppila, divulged to Allure, “There are plenty of products that are organic, green, and natural, but I wanted something so pure you could actually eat it. So, I started playing around with adaptogens and superfoods, and finally created a set of skin-care products you can — and should — eat. If you can’t eat it, I’m not going to put it on my skin or in our skin-care products.”
One of the brands founding principles was its desire to harness the healing powers of certain types of mushrooms, which makes sense that they are one of the biggest components in the new line. “There are four mushrooms that get a lot of attention when we’re talking about skin and beauty: shiitake, tremella, reishi, and chaga,” Tero added. The brand was already known for its beautifying coffee-based drinks. Skincare was just the next development.
The first products released in the skincare line are a mask and a serum, both of which contain mushrooms and are completely edible. The mask also contains ingredients like cocoa as well as warming spices. The mushrooms in the mix are intended to help soothe irritated skin, while also offering clarifying properties with activated charcoal. The second product, intended to be used in conjunction with the mask is an oil-based facial serum containing olive and avocado oils in addition to reishi mushrooms and grapefruit peel.