Since the dawn of civilized society, the quest for a way to remain young has consumed the hearts and minds of men and women alike. From magical youth-giving rivers and springs to apples plucked from a rare tree in a remote part of Switzerland, the journey for youth and beauty is an earnest one.
Now, there is a truffle hidden beneath the earth in the south of France that could be the next fable-worthy discovery. The black diamond truffle is here and it’s one of the world’s rarest, expensive treasures.
It’s so special that Estée Lauder has spent 10,000 hours figuring out how to extract the energy from this truffle to then infuse it into their latest skin-care launch, the Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Crème ($350). The extract from the truffle is said to give cells the energy to repair and defend themselves so they can live longer and act younger. The brand is calling the discovery the “Goldmine of Beauty.”
On first application, the cream definitely feels like a taste of luxury. The texture is velvety rich and glides onto skin like a buttery salve. Immediately, skin tone is improved and moisture is replenished providing a healthy-looking glow. As for long-term benefits, it brings a boost of moisture and provides plumping and firming effects.
And as for the future of truffles in your skin care, considering the difficulty of cultivating these rare gems, formulations will likely be few and far between.