Truffles are culinary delicacies known as “the children of the earth” or the “treasure of the forest.” While most commonly found in the kitchen, California’s Truffoire offers gourmet Black and White Truffle skincare collections that utilize the best properties of the decadent mushrooms – nutrients such as Vitamin C, magnesium, and iron. Further, truffles contain high amounts of antioxidants and possess antibacterial properties.
Using truffles outside the kitchen isn’t a novel concept. Umbria, Italy’s Giuseppina Balestra first discovered the power of truffles as a secret weapon against aging in the 1950s and produced a truffle beauty oil. The rare and, therefore, expensive truffle in Truffoire’s products reportedly nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals that can diminish through hyperpigmentation. Truffles contain amino acids and sugar ingredients that produce collagen for firmer skin, according to Truffoire. They even claim to have found a way to replace painful cosmetic procedures – their $1,250 Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe promises to bring an immediate, visible reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and under-eye bags.
Whether you use truffles in the kitchen or in the bathroom, the wellness properties will most certainly offer one’s skin a healthy glow.
Truffoire’s Vitamin C Truffle Cleanser ($400), Black Truffle Illuminating Face Mask ($3,000), Perigold Truffle Magnetic Mask ($5,500), and White Truffle Night Cream ($300) are sold separately, or the entire Perigold Truffle Collection retails for $13,000.