Truffle Is the Surprising New Ingredient Found in Korean Beauty Skin Care
Charlotte Cho is the editor in chief of K-beauty content site The Klog, which is dedicated to covering the innovative and fascinating world — and products — of South Korea. We are delighted to share her insights as a contributing editor on POPSUGAR Beauty.
You may currently associate truffles with being just a savory addition to your pizza or fries, but being edible is not the only reason the fancy fungus will do you good! These delicacies are now being infused in Korean skin care products because of their ability to provide amazing skin benefits.
Surprised? Beyond just your normal dose of skin-benefiting minerals and vitamins, truffles contain an enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD), which helps isolate free radicals and prevents them from damaging the skin. Top that off with its ability to help retain moisture, and you'll see smooth and hydrated skin with a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
What also makes truffles so special is their ability to help with sensitive and damaged skin. Truffles are packed with ceramides and vitamin B, which strengthen the skin's barrier and aid with the cells' natural renewal process.
Thanks to the effects of truffle-infused skin care, mainstream Korean beauty brands like Skinfood and Neogen are quickly adopting the truffle ingredient as a star in their skin care lines. Here are a few brands and products to try!
Neogen White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop
At last, the nourishing effects of an oil and the moisturizing and brightening effects of a serum in one product! There are tiny oil capsules suspended in this serum that burst and quickly absorb upon application, providing the skin with intense moisture. The result is skin that feels surprisingly fresh and not oily.
Neogen White Truffle Hydramax Knit Mask
This plushy mask is made with a unique knitted cotton structure soaked in 60 milligrams of white truffle essence, leaving your face and neck bursting with radiance and hydration.
Skinfood Truffle Age Defying Cream
With five percent truffle extract, this luxurious truffle cream blankets dry, damaged skin with ingredients that fortify and treat the natural skin barrier. After two weeks, your skin will be bouncy and elastic.
Neogen White Truffle Laycure Oil Stick
The convenient stick packaging makes it easy (and mess-free) to apply this precious white truffle oil on weak, dry skin. After a few swipes, your skin will feel nourished and smooth.