K-BEAUTY’S LATEST OBSESSION – TRUFFLES
K-Beauty’s latest obsession is so luxe it has to be tried to be believed.
Truffles (and white truffles in particular) are popping up all over Korea’s latest crop of luxury skincare products. But do you need them in your routine?
In case you need additional prodding, here’s why the answer is a resounding “yes!”
Why are truffles so expensive
Found in the Italian region of Piedmont in Northern Italy, white truffles (or Trifola d’Alba Madonna as they are known in Italian) are locally known as ‘diamonds in the ground’. The rarest in the world, these truffles cost a fortune (in the region of $10,000 to $15,000 AUD for less than half a kilo) because they are almost impossible to cultivate. Not only are they hard to find, they’re also becoming increasingly harder to grow. They only stay in season from late October through December but global warming has made fewer white truffles available each year, making them a true rarity.
What makes white truffle so great for the skin?
The reason white truffles are so in demand in skincare is thanks a special enzyme called “Superoxide Dismutase” which helps to repair damaged skin, while preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at the same time. In skincare products, white truffles serve as an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging agent.
Considered a ‘super food’ for skin, they are filled with numerous minerals and vitamins. Its rich Vitamin C content makes white truffle a powerful brightening ingredient, as does Vitamin B12, which targets dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and redness.
White truffle also gives a healthier complexion by repairing dry, itchy, and irritated patches.
K-Beauty products with Truffles
Some of our K-favourites include:
d’Alba White Truffle First Spray Serum – this luxurious mist is perfect for all seasons, creating a light layer of hydration that provides skin with a dewy finish.
d’Alba Peptide No-Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser is perfect for those with oily skin looking for anti-aging products that won’t cause breakouts. This cleanser effectively yet gently removes impurities and dead skin cells, and help to maintain an optimal pH balance.
d’Alba Peptide No-Sebum Balancing Toner is a hypoallergenic BHA+ peptide complex that helps to reduce sebum production, improving skin cells turnover cycle and preventing problems created by waste accumulation.
d’Alba Peptide No-Sebum Repair Cream contains calamine powder that is effective for skin soothing, sebum control and nutrition. Highly concentrated antioxidant ingredients eliminate unnecessary oil, providing light anti-aging care.