Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract



Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract at a glance

  • Mushroom-derived polysaccharide
  • ntioxidant that helps defend skin from environmental stressors and signs of aging
  • Provides skin-soothing benefits
  • Also serves edible/medicinal purposes, including use in supplements

Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract description

_Grifola frondosa_ fruiting body extract is a mushroom-derived polysaccharide. This type of fungus grows at the base of trees and also serves edible/medicinal purposes, including use in supplements. In skin care, its primary function is as an antioxidant, where it helps defend skin from environmental stressors and visible signs of aging. Research also shows that it has soothing properties. Some of the beneficial compounds found in _Grifola frondosa_ include hesperidin, caffeic acid, and several amino acids. _Grifola frondosa_ also goes by many other common names including, hen of the woods, cloud mushroom, maitake (Japanese), and hui-shu-hua (Chinese). Usage levels of _Grifola frondosa_ in skin care is typically 0.5–3% when added on its own, but lesser amounts are found in cosmetic blends with other mushrooms.

Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract references

  • Nutrients, September 2022, pages 1-18
  • Foods, January 2021, pages 1-28
  • Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, 2019, ePublication
  • Journal of Mushrooms, September 2015, pages 185-191
  • Sensors, November 2013, page 15,534
  • Fungal Diversity, 2010, pages 1-9

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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