We are all familiar with seeing truffles in food right; the luxurious oil or shavings on top of a delicious pasta dish in delightfully fancy restaurants. However mouth-wateringly good that sounds, I could go on and on about delicious dishes using truffle, I’m actually going to let you in on a little secret … it’s an even better ingredient in skincare!
Although we have been using truffles in food since the Roman Kings, it’s only been a few decades since it’s been used in skincare. The discovery came in Italy, one of the few places truffles grow. One of the reasons this ingredient is considered so luxury and expensive is the rarity of them. They only grow between October and January and are only found in certain places in the world, Italy and France in particular. It not only takes several days to harvest as little as one pound, it takes a lot to extract the oil as truffles are especially dry.
Truffles are a rich source of essential fatty acids which are extremely hydrating for the skin; as well as Vitamins A, C and D, the best vitamins for our skin as they help to reduce dark spots, redness, fine lines and wrinkles and repair damaged skin. They are a real ‘super food’ for the skin, and the key super power they possess is a special enzyme called ‘Superoxide Dismutase’. It fights against free radicals, prevents fine lines and wrinkles as well as repairing damaged skin – clever huh?! So when you add truffle to skincare you get exceptional anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory products that increase deep cellular repair. The result for your skin? Firmer, more elastic and evenly toned – youthfulness restored!
So what’s the take out? Truffles not only make everything taste delicious, they are the super heroes of anti-ageing skincare ingredients. If you want to look in the mirror and see your youthful 25 year old self glowing back at you, then you want skincare containing truffles. It’s definitely worth the investment.
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