three moisturizing mega mushroom products from Origins
Shitaki, portabello, crimini — GIRL, can we just talk about my favorite mushrooms for a minute? (My favorite ones to eat.) I’ve got a small box of organic criminis waiting to be added to an omelet for lunch, yum!

None of these mushrooms have anything to make with the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin relief line…but maybe that’s a good thing, because if they did we’d be here talking about truffles (mmm, truffle mac and cheese) for days.


The Mega-Mushroom line

The Origins Mega-Mushroom line is a collection of cleansers ($31 each), a toner ($34), serums ($48-73) and moisturizers ($66 each) for sensitive, dry and red, irritated skin, and, if you’re curious, no, they do not smell like mushrooms.

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The three products I tried (the face Cleanser, Micellar Cleanser and Soothing treatment Lotion, which is generally a toner) smell lightly of lavender, which I guess isn’t a surprise, considering that lavender oil is one of the ingredients, along with other essential oils, like orange and patchouli (FYI, I’ve provided the ingredients of the products I’ve checked at the bottom of this post).

Reishi mushroom

The star ingredient, though, is a mushroom called reishi, or lingzhi mushroom, which is used in standard Chinese medicine for healing and longevity, and it’s meant to soothe red, sensitive skin.


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I know this because Origins has this kick-@ss plant finder for all of the botanical ingredients in their products on their website.

The last time they revamped their packaging, they also revamped their entire technique to the line. now they place plant-based ingredients front and center, kinda like Aveda does, and they list all of their ingredient on the website, which is SO helpful. It lets you get to know their products on a deeper, a lot more functional level.

So, who’s this Dr. Weil dude, anyway?
He’s an author and celebrity doctor known for championing a healthy lifestyle and alternative medicine, and he donates the profits from the line to the non-profit Weil Foundation, which promotes integrative medicine, or the combination of alternative medical treatments alongside conventional medicine.


I haven’t had any sensitive, red patches lately (knock on wood), so I can’t examine how well these work to minimize redness and sensitivity, but after steadily using them for three weeks, I can say that my combo dry/oily face is content with the high level of hydration, and the products haven’t triggered any breakouts yet.

Good for a quick first cleanse in the morning

The cleanser, toner and micellar water

I like the face Cleanser ($31) as a first cleanse in the morning, or, a second cleanse at night, considering that it doesn’t remove makeup.

It’s creamy, non-foaming, removes oil and dirt, and doesn’t strip my skin or leave my cheeks feeling tight.

The Soothing treatment lotion ($34) is a liquid toner, and I place a few drops on a Shiseido Facial Cotton, then apply it on my face after washing with the face Cleaner.

As for the Micellar Cleanser ($31), it’s gentle and moisturizing, but it doesn’t remove makeup, so it’s not ideal for me, and I think there are similar products out there that aren’t as expensive.

The take-home message


I recommend the cleanser and toner, especially if you have dry skin that craves lots of moisture, but enjoy out for the essential oils if you have EO sensitivities, especially to lavender, orange or patchouli.

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Face Cleanser —
water\aqua\eau; caprylic/capric triglyceride; butylene glycol; glyseriini; olea europaea (olive) fruit oil; phenyl trimethicone; citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, pelargonium graveolens flower oil, boswellia carterii (olibanum) oil, limonene, linalool, citronellol,; helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil; hippophae rhamnoides extract; ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) extract; zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract; curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract; ocimum sanctum leaf extract; cordyceps sinensis extract; silybum marianum fruit extract; triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract; hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d’orge; glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract; fuscoporia obliqua extract; ppg-20 methyl glucose ether; kolesteroli; caprylyl glycol; bisabolol; sucrose stearate; carbomer; squalane; isostearic acid; tromethamine; selluloosa; sodium dehydroacetate; phenoxyethanol

Soothing treatment lotion —
water\aqua\eau; butylene glycol; peg-4; citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin oranGE) Kuoriöljy, Pelargonium Graveolens Kukkaöljy, Boswellia Carterii (Olibanum) öljy, limonene, linalol, citronellol, geranioli; hippophae rhamnoides uute; Zingiber Officinale (inkivääri) juuretteet; curcuma londa (kurkuma) juuruuute; Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi-sieni); Fuscoporia obstraali; Cordyceps sinensis (sieni) uute; Ocimum Sanctum (Pyhän basilikan) lehtiuute; aloe barbadensis lehti mehu; Helianthus annuus (auringonkukka) siemenöljy; Silybum Marianum Fruit Uutteet; sakkaroosi; PEG-40 hydrattu risiiniöljy; Trideceth-9; glyseriini; Glysereth-26; natriumhyaluronaatti; tocootrienols; pentyleeniglykoli; tokoferoli; natriumhydroksidia; Squalene; Elaeis Guineensis (palmu) öljy; fytosterolit; sitruunahappo; selluloosa; kalium sorbaatti; fenoksietanoli

Micellar puhdistusaine –
Vesi, butyleeniglykoli, glyseriini, sitrushedelmä auranium dulcis (oranssi) öljy, lavendula angustifolia (lavendula) Öljy, Pogostemon kabliiniöljy, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Kuoriöljy, Pelargonium Graveolens Kukkaöljy, Boswellia Carterii (Olibanum) Öljy, Limonene, Vaccinium Macrokarpon (karpalo) hedelmäuutteet, vaccinium angustifolium (mustikka) hedelmäuute, Lycium Chinense (Wolfberry) Hedelmäuutteet, Fuscoporia Oblequa Uutteet, Curcuma Longa (kurkuma) juuruuute, silyybum marianum hedelmäuute, ocimum sanctum lehtiuute, cordyceps sinensis uute, ganoderma Lucidum (sieni) Uutto, Trehaloosi, Zingiber Officinale (inkivääri) Root Uutteet, Helianthus Annuus (auringonkukka) Siemenöljy, hypnea muskoriformis (levä) uute, cucumis sativus (kurkku) Hedelmäuutteet, polysorbaatti 20, gellidiela acerosa (levät) uute, natrium Metyyli-koekoyyli tauraatti, natriumhyaluronaatti, hiivauutteet, cetrimoniumkloridi, sitruunahappo, selluloosa, natriumsitraatti, natriumfytaatti, fenoksietanoli. Orgaaniset eteeriset öljyt: orgaaninen oranssi öljy, orgaaninen mandariiniöljy, orgaaninen patcarouliöljy, orgaaninen geraniumöljy, orgaaninen laventeliöljy.