Since ancient Rome, black truffles have been prized for their deliciously pungent flavor. But this incredibly rare fungus is more than just a culinary treat! Believe it or not, truffles are actually somewhat of a miracle ingredient for the skin.
While people have been eating truffles for thousands of years, the benefits of black truffles for skin were first discovered in the 1950’s by Giuseppina Balestra (our grandmother!). Her black truffle skincare products were renowned for their remarkable anti-aging and skin-boosting properties.
Today, we still carry on the tradition of making effective and clean black truffle-based skincare products. If you want to learn more about the benefits of truffle skincare, keep reading!
5 Benefits of Truffle Skin Care
Protect and Repair
Truffles contain a high concentration of a powerful antioxidant called superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD finds cells damaged by free radicals and environmental aggressors to reverse and prevent further damage.
Diminish Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Truffles are rich in essential fatty acids that hydrate skin, leaving it soft and smooth. All that added moisture also helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fatty acids also help to reduce inflammation and repair the skin barrier, leading to healthier, more resilient skin overall.
Truffles are loaded with skin-loving vitamins and minerals. These nutrients work to rejuvenate and soothe skin from the outside in. Over time, your skin’s natural glow is noticeably improved.
Treat Skin Conditions
Truffles help to regulate immune function, which is good news for anyone who has an immune-related skin issue like psoriasis or eczema.
Thanks to their high vitamin C content, black truffles also have the remarkable ability to fade forms of hyperpigmentation like age spots, acne scarring, and freckles. Truffles are also rich in vitamin B12, which can help to prevent spots of hyperpigmentation from forming in the first place.
4 Ways to Add Truffles to Your Skincare Routine
Switch to a Truffle Toner
SKIN&CO Truffle Therapy Face Toner is a true cult favorite. This toner works by purifying and soothing the skin, which makes it an essential skincare step for anyone with inflamed or acne-prone skin.
Try Truffle Serum
Our Truffle Therapy Serum contains a potent concentration of skin-boosting antioxidants. Use in the morning to protect skin against daily free radical exposure, and in the evening to repair skin overnight.
Hydrate with Truffle Oil
SKIN&CO Truffle Therapy Ultra Pure Facial Oil is our signature product. This blend of fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants transforms all skin types, giving skin a lit-from-within glow. Use as the final step in your nightly skincare routine, or apply anytime your skin needs an extra boost of hydration and nourishment.
Indulge in Truffle Body Lotion
The benefits of truffle skin care extend beyond the face. Our SKIN&CO Umbrian Truffle Body Lotion nourishes with the same skin-loving truffle properties, leaving you with soft and healthy skin. Its unique lightweight formulation works for all skin types and climates. The search for the perfect body lotion is over!
Have you tried truffle skin care yet? What were your results? Let us know in the comments!