Growing up in Singapore, most of us would be familiar with the notion of cordyceps commonly being used as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to alleviate a whole host of ailments from the common cough to kidney disease (slight dubiousness on the latter), but as a makeup ingredient? Can you really reap the benefits of this humble little fungus, even when applied topically?
You betcha. Bobbi Brown‘s Intensive Skin Serum Foundation contains cordyceps which energises the skin, promotes vitality, improves stamina, supports healthy respiratory functioning (allowing you to power through the day) and supports immune system functioning. Oh, and the best part about this powerful foundation: it provides exceptional protection against UVA rays with a rating of SPF 40 PA+++.
We speak to Hanli Hoefer, Rebecca Eu and Jenny Tay in the video below on how their experience with the humble cordyceps has improved their fast-paced lifestyle.