WHO KNEW THE RARE AND EXPENSIVE FUNGI COULD COMBAT AGING?
There’s a lot of ultra-luxurious (and uncommon) skincare ingredients out there, from 24 karat gold and caviar to platinum diamonds and silk. But it wasn’t until a few decades ago that the truffle—yes, that objectively delicious and notoriously pricey fungus you shave onto your pasta—has begun appearing in skincare creams, serums, masks, oils, and more.
While the idea of slathering something so closely related to pasta on your face might seem initially off-putting, the benefits of the truffle are worth exploring. Rich in essential fatty acids, the truffle is a vitamin-packed workhorse when it comes to reducing wrinkles and hydrating the skin. Click through to see some of CR‘s favorite truffle-infused skincare products (and no, they don’t smell like the truffles you’re used to eating).