Facials for foodies? That pretty much sums up the line of white truffle-infused products from d’Alba. The K-beauty brand was inspired by its namesake region in Piemonte, a world heritage location known for its big red wines and pigs rooting for the rare, distinctive fungi that are a veritable culinary delicacy. But if you just aren’t able to don knee-high boots and trek into the forest to follow the swine unearthing this coveted ingredient, no worries: It’s available in a bottle.
Turns out, in addition to it being a funky adornment to your tagliatelle and French fries, white truffle is an excellent antioxidant. And when it’s combined with Vitamin E and Trufferol (a patented ingredient), it promotes rich hydration and elasticity. d’Alba’s truffle-based products are also certified by Italian Vegan V-Label, guaranteeing clean beauty and hypoallergenic tests for sensitive skin use. (We know how fastidious the Italians are about regulating their wine, cheese, charcuterie and olive oil, so this is a BIG DEAL.)
All of d’Alba’s products are cult favorites on Amazon, racking up thousands of five-star reviews there and on their own website. White truffle extracted via a special process in Piedmont, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, nourishes the skin with minerals and nutrients. Other ingredients including avocado oil, sunflower seed oil and chia seed enhance the truffle’s ability to heal skin and boost elasticity and glow.
Here are the deets on d’Alba’s products that are full of this good-for-your-skin ingredient (and in case you’re wondering, they have nary a whiff of that unmistakable earthy aroma):
White Truffle First Serum Spray ($35): An all-in-one mist, serum and setting spray, this product has sold more than 10 million bottles and is one of Amazon’s top three facial sprays. Shake and spritz after cleansing to add moisture and nutrients to your skin, before makeup to prep your skin, or afterwards to set it and add a glow.
White Truffle Double Layer Revitalizing Serum ($68): ten types of plant-based organic oils including sunflower seed, macadamia nut and avocado deliver a thoroughly hydrating experience that you can feel right through to your pores, while okra extract and hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid keep tissues moisturized. The organically-infused serum layer adds vitality and texture enhancement to the skin. And white truffle infused with Tocopherol lend elasticity and brightness. Shake 3 to 5 times to allow the layers to mix, then pump several times and spread onto the face; mix with a cream for long-lasting hydration, or use before makeup for a glowing complexion.
White Truffle Double Serum & Cream ($75): This customizable formula varies from day to day. The serum provides hydration and relief with Ceramide NP, Centella asiatica extract and panthenol. The intense cream has 8 blending oils including evening primrose and camellia seed along with vegan-certified collagen and 7 kinds of white flower complex, giving needed nutrition and elasticity. If you have dry and oily skin, apply the product in a 2:1 ratio of serum to cream. To ease combination skin, try a 1:1 ratio. And if you suffer from dry skin, use a ratio of 2:1 cream and serum. Its two formulas in one jar mean you can blend them for the right consistency for your skin type, or use them individually.