12 Days with Two Shruum Skincare Products: Do I Recommend the Brand?

Shruum is India's first ever multi-mushroom based skincare brand. Is the brand good enough to be recommended? Are the products good for sensitive skin? I have picked up 2 Shruum skincare products to answer all these questions. Keep on reading to learn about my experience.

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As a skincare aficionado, I keep looking for new brands and interesting ingredients. It is quite hard as the Indian cosmetics market is ever-expanding.

Often, new brands approach me. At this stage of my blogging journey, I do not collaborate with every brand that comes my way. Rather, I do some research myself before nodding my head.

I have recently encountered Shruum, an emerging Indian skincare brand. Shruum is India’s First Multi-Mushroom Based Skincare Brand. I have never used mushroom-based cosmetics; hence, I was naturally quite driven by the brand motto.

As of now, Shruum has launched 4 products i.e. Shrrum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser,  Shrrum 360 Degree Facial Serum, Shrrum 360 Degree Facial Moisturiser, and Shrrum 360 Degree Under Eye Cream.

Well! 360 degree denotes the entire span of 24 hours where Shruum skincare products can cover your entire skincare routine.

But, is the brand good enough to be recommended? What are the benefits of mushrooms for the skin? What about the other ingredients? Are the products good for sensitive skin?

I have picked up 2 Shruum skincare products to answer all these questions. In these 12 days, I have incorporated their Facial Cleanser and the Serum into my skincare regime. Keep on reading to learn about my experience.

1. Shruum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser

Skin Type: Ideal for All Skin including acne-prone and sensitive ones

Basic Information

Shruum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser

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Price: INR 320/INR 540 for 50ml/120ml

The market is filled with cleansers/face washes. And, to stand out among the crowd, an extra mile needs to be walked by the brand.

Shruum promises to offer Soft, Plumpy skin with FDA Approved, SLS & Paraben Free, Fragrance-Free, Cruelty-Free Certified™, Dermatologically Tested, Vegan-Friendly Certified™, and a MadeSafe Australian Certified Non-Toxic™ formulation.

Ingredient Analysis of Shruum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser

This 360 Degree Facial Cleanser has only 20 ingredients. The ingredient list looks pretty crisp and on point. But, are the ingredients safe and effective? Let’s find out.

Ingredients of Shruum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser

1. Aqua

Water acts as the base for the cleanser

2. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate

A mild surfactant or cleansing agent that is widely used in personal care products.

3. Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate

Another mild cleansing agent that is safe and quite effective

4. Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

This bio-degradable mild surfactant is a great alternative to sulfate-based formulations.

5. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

A mild cleansing agent that is gentle on the skin and can maintain the pH balance of the skin barrier.

6. Cetyl Alcohol

This widely used ingredient functions both as a thickening agent and binder in cosmetic formulations.

7. Glycol Stearate

The component works both as an emulsifier and a thickening agent. It is responsible for providing a creamy texture to cosmetics. This ingredient also helps to stabilize formulation and enhances spreading ability.

8. Glycerin

A natural humectant that retails moisture into the skin.

9. Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract & Inonotus Obliquus (Chaga Mushroom) Extract & Cordyceps Sinensis (Caterpillar fungus) Extract

Here goes the deep research done by the brand owner Nikita Kathuria. This mushroom-trio helps to keep the skin hydrated and plumpy. It also helps to keep all the signs of ageing away. Caterpillar fungus is a great anti-oxidant as well.

10. Psoralea Corylifolia (Bakuchi) seed extract

This potent extract is loaded with benefits like acne control, UV protection, and even skin tone.

11. Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract

It is also known as a skin-lightening herb. Gotu Kol is rich in flavonoids, centelloids, and tannins that help to decrease Melanin production which in turn helps to lighten the skin tone.

12. Avena Sativa (Oat Kernel) Flour

Oat flour is quite beneficial to keep the skin hydrated, clean, and smooth.

Packaging of Shruum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser

13. Vitamin E

Filled with anti-oxidant and super-moisturizing properties, this ingredient is a boon to many personal care products.

14. Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

This extract helps to repair skin damage and provides a divine calmness to irritated skin.

15. Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Extracted from Marigold flowers, this ingredient helps to soothe irritated skin and also

16. Arnica Montana Flower Extract

This antimicrobial flower extract is quite potent as it enhances the elasticity power of the skin.

17. Xylitylglucoside (and) Anhydroxylitol (and) Xylitol

An amazing ingredient that helps to strengthen the skin barrier and reduces moisture loss from the layers of the skin.

18. Acacia Senegal Gum (and) Xanthan Gum

This naturally extracted combo-gum helps to thicken the formulation.

19. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder

A unique herb extract that offers multiple benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and soothingness to the skin.

20. Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Aqua

This trio works as a preservation system for cosmetics. It also helps to maintain the pH less than 5.5.

Well! I must say that the brand has done a brilliant job in formulating this product. The ingredients are top-notch and well-researched. People often complain that mild cleansers are not quite effective. But, that’s not the case here.

There are multiple cleansing agents have been used here to make this a gentle yet effective daily cleanser. I shall happily give the ingredients a rating of 5 out of 5. 

My Experience with Shruum 360° Facial Cleanser

My daily skincare regime is quite simple and consists of step-by-step CTM. I follow a double cleansing method religiously where the first step is to remove makeup with Micellar Water followed by a mild cleanser.

Swatch of Shruum 360 Degree Facial Cleanser

In these 12 days, I have used this cleanser twice a day without any fail. The face wash has a gentle texture that spreads like a dream on wet skin.

Just one pump is enough to cover the entire face & neck area. This cleanser does not have any specific fragrance which is great for people with Hyperosmia.

The lather is not much due to the presence of mild surfactants. But, the cleaning power is quite solid. It truly takes away all the remaining dirt & pollutants from the layers of the skin.

Often, face washes make skin dry post-wash off. But, this is not the case here. The skin feels hydrated and nourished at the same time.

Is Shruum 360° Facial Cleanser Suitable for Sensitive Skin?

I have super dry and sensitive skin. And, this cleanser has suited my skin type like a dream. The ingredients are not comedogenic. Hence, it is not only suitable for sensitive skin types but can also prove to be great for acne-prone skin.

So, Do I Recommend this Facial Cleanser from the House of Shruum?

Well! No matter what your skin type is, this facial cleaner deserves a place on your shelf. Next time, when you run out of your regular face wash, give Shruum 360° Facial Cleanser a go. You won’t regret it.

2. Shruum 360 Degree Facial Serum

Skin Type: Formulated for All Skin

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Shruum 360 Degree Facial Serum Review with Ingredient Analysis

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Price: INR 897 for 30ml

According to Shruum, this is a powerful blend of beauty trends, cosmeceutical sciences and time-tested ingredients e.g. Mushroom extracts, Probiotic Ferments, Olive Squalane, Collagen Peptides, Niacinamide, Ceramide boosters, etc. It also contains Time-tested Ayurvedic and Homeopathy ingredients like Bakuchi, Gotu Kola, Calendula, and Arnica.

Ingredient Analysis of Shruum 360 Degree Facial Serum

Shruum 360 Degree Facial Serum Ingredients

1. Aqua

Water acts as the base of the serum.

2. Lactobacillus/Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract/Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract Ferment Filtrate

As mentioned above, mushrooms are potent enough to hydrate and soothe our skin. Moreover, the fermentation process helps to break down these mushrooms into more bioavailable forms that can be extremely beneficial for the skin.

This ferment filtrate helps in regeneration and repair at the deep cellular level.

3. Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract

The benefits are the same as above.

4. Niacinamide

One of the most trending active ingredients in recent times that has multiple benefits like tackling acne issues, reducing signs of ageing, etc. Well! You must have at least one Niacinamide-rich product in your skincare regime.

5. Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Also known as glow oil, this amazing skin-loving ingredient is known for its moisturizing properties. It can also treat skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc.

6. Caprylic

It helps to soothe skin; and also works as an antioxidant.

7. Capric Triglyceride

The benefits are the same as Caprylic.

8. Hydrolyzed Kale Protein & Hydrolyzed Carrot Protein & Hydrolyzed Lemon Protein

The Kale Protein Blend has been formulated to moisturize the skin while repairing sun damage and also fight the signs of ageing.

9. Lactobacillus Ferment

The lab-created non-probiotic ingredient is quite soothing to all types of skin.

10. Glycerin

Functions as a natural humectant.

11. Sodium acrylates Copolymer (and) Lecithin

A gelling agent that acts as an emulsifier and also as a stabilizer.

12. Aqua (and) Sodium Levulinate (and) Sodium Benzoate

It acts as a preservative blend that combines the synergy of sodium benzoate and the skin conditioning agent levulinic acid. It exhibits an excellent antimicrobial activity.

13. Aqua (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Carrageenan (Red Sea Algae extract) & Maris Sal

The blend has the physical properties of Hyaluronic Acid. An excellent water-soluble active component that enhances long-lasting skin hydration and stimulates epidermal synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid.

14. Ganoderma Lucidum Extract & Inonotus Obliquus (Chaga Mushroom) Extract & Cordyceps Sinensis Extract

As per lab analysis, this mushroom-trio has skin conditioning benefits. The blend also helps to repair signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, etc.

15. Psoralea Corylifolia (Bakuchi) seed extract

The benefits are the same as above. (↑)

16. Olive Squalane

Enriched with multiple benefits like skin barrier protection, prevention of moisture loss, and skin hydration enhancement.

17. Vitamin E

The benefits are the same as above. (↑)

18. Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

The benefits are the same as above. (↑)

19. Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

The benefits are the same as above. (↑)

20. Arnica Montana Flower Extract

The extract helps to improve skin elasticity.

21. Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter

A brilliant non-comedogenic ingredient that soothes irritated skin and also helps to treat various skin issues.

22. Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

From soothing sunburns to reducing puffiness, castor oil does everything. It is one such ingredient that you should not miss in your skincare.

23. Xylitylglucoside (and) Anhydroxylitol (and) Xylitol

This combo prevents moisture loss and helps to protect the skin barrier.

24. Propanediol

Functions both as an emollient and humectant.

25. Cetyl Alcohol

The function is the same as above. (↑)

26. Sodium Levulinate

This is the salt of Levulinic acid that acts as a preservative, antimicrobial, and skin condition agent. I must say that the brand has done a brilliant job in choosing the preservative.

27. Sodium Anisate

Guess what! This is a 100% natural preservative which is derived from anise and fennel. A gentle preservative that can protect the product without altering its colour and does not disrupt the pH.

I am truly amazed.

28. Sunset Yellow CI No.15985

An FDA-approved cosmetic colourant which looks a bit orangish.

Overall, the brand has done an excellent job in formulating this serum. Indeed, they have worked hard to build this active-rich product. Specially, the choice of preservative has amazed me. I will be happy to provide a rating of 5 out of 5 for the formulation solely.

My Experience with Shruum 360° Facial Serum

As I said earlier, I follow quite a simple CTM routine. Right after washing my face, I apply a toner. Which is followed by either a facial oil or a simple active-rich moisturizer.

Well! During the past 12 days, I replaced my facial oil with this serum. I just take 4 pumps to cover my face & neck and light-handedly massage the application area. And, that’s all!

Shruum 360 Degree Facial Serum Swatch and Application

It feels quite soft and hydrating on the skin. However, serums are best to be applied at night. But, this serum is so light that can easily be blended with your sunscreen.

You can instantly feel the nourishment as your skin starts feeling soothing. Just like their face cleanser, the serum also does not have any specific fragrance.

So, Do I Like this Shruum 360 Degree Facial Serum?

Of course! The serum is loaded with herbs and actives that are quite potent to improve the overall health of the skin. I love how the brand has developed a brilliant formulation that is suitable for all skin types including the one with acne-prone & sensitive skin types.

Don’t worry about the added sunset colour as it is FDA-approved and safe for the skin. I am simply simping for the serum.

Do I Recommend Shruum Skincare Products?

From ingredients to benefits, both the cleanser and the serum are outstanding. I can proudly say that these Make in India cosmetics are one of the best harmful chemical-free skincare products out there.

You do not need tons of these products to enjoy the benefits. A small amount goes a long way.

As a whole, I am in love with the brand and its products. I just wish that they come up with more new products.

So, next time, when you run out of your usual face wash or serum, give it a go and discover the mushroom magic on your skin.

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