Fauna, Flora & Fungi Illustrations by Pierre Gandon

Tremella Tong Jiang, Sichuan
Tremella Mushroom (*cough* the beauty mushroom) is proven to facilitate detoxification and hydration of the dermis at a subtopical level, while plumping the skin and enhancing its elasticity.

Reishi Long Quan, Zhejiang
Reishi Mushroom (aka the mushroom of immortality) is often used to reduce skin inflammation, puffiness, signs of aging and free radical damage, while also promoting cell regeneration.

Rhodiola Rosea Ningxia & Gansu
This high-altitude and cliff habitat lover is a true survival strategist. It is known to be an immuno-modulator improving cold and stress resistance levels, while naturally decreasing the harms of UV-radiation in the dermis. Thereby the skin brightens and relaxes, which can lead to diminished signs of environmental strain. Studied to alleviate anxiety, fatigue, and stressors like cortisol are further benefits that comfort and cuddle our well-being.

Cordyceps Militaris Le Ling, Shandong
One of the most fascinating adaptogenic fungi, cordyceps is known to boost energy levels and stimulate cell renewal. It truly is the performance mushroom: promoting resilience to free radicals, diminishing the signs of UVB damage, giving no chance to oxidative stress, and keeping moisture where it belongs –namely inside–, it tickles out the sports in you.

Eulethero Dongbei
Considered the original adaptogen, Eulethero is a many-sided aid to the skin's immunity. It is rich in polyphenols entailing protection against oxidative harm and inflammatory agents, which can lead to a stronger skin barrier resistant to external and internal stresses. Though another propriety made it into one of the most saught after skin beauty supplements: it has been said positively effects cell renewal and collagen production.