When a brand approaches you to try their 6,000 dollar skin product, you immediately say yes. But if that brand is Truffoire, and they’re asking you to try their entire Perigold collection, you scream YES - no questions asked. I mean, does anything sound more luxurious than a product that’s based on truffles - and not just any old fancy truffles, but Perigord truffles, which might just be the fairest of them all.
But wait, let me back up a bit.
The inner foodie in me inherently understands the value of truffles, but the inner beauty junkie in me needed a little more explanation, which Truffoire was more than happy to provide. Apparently, truffles are more than a luxury culinary ingredient. They are also believed to give the skin the ability to repair itself - and not only that, but they also help the skin defend against damage - something that, believe it or not, is just as important as helping to repair your skin, but which a lot of people tend to forget about in pursuit of a quick fix. After all, if your skin is working to repair itself but there is constant continuation of damage, you’re kind of just going in circles, without actual improvement.
But the benefits don’t stop there. The same benefits that truffles can provide to your organs (if you didn’t know, they can actually have a positive effect on a lot of your internal organs), they can do for your skin - namely, they deposit a variety of vitamins and fatty acids that are crucial for skin health. They have also been said to help reduce inflammation, relax deeper skin cells, and be incredibly moisturizing.
And while you might be able to access such ingredients in a high-end, luxury spa, having access in the comfort of your own home (on a regular basis) could arguably be worth the price tag, depending on your priorities and needs.
So back to the Perigold Collection and its use of perigord truffles. Remember when I said they may be the fairest of all truffles? That’s because they are. Perigord truffles are the most famous black truffle there is, and is exclusive to the Dordogne region in France, making them very hard to come by, and earning them the name ‘Diamonds of Périgord.’ They’re some of the scarcest, highest priced, and most sought after truffles in the world. Which is exactly why I was blown away by the chance to see what this precious resource could do in skincare.
Before I jump into my experience with each product, however, I should mention that black truffles aren’t the only ingredients Truffoire uses to make their products extremely effective. They also make potent use of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Collagen, and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, which is a powerful synthetic peptide that’s comprised of 4 amino acids and has been tied to suppressing the production of interleukins, which are chemical messengers that can trigger wrinkles, sagging and uneven skin tone. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 also helps to fight the increase of interleukins that is caused by UV damage, so actually, if you combine these products with good sunscreen, you should, in theory, see a massive difference in your skin.
The first product I tried was the Perigold Truffle Magnetic Mask, which came equipped with a magnet and several disposable little cloths to put it in. Basically, you apply the mask, let it sit, and then remove it with the magnet (with the cloth covering it). Essentially, the idea is that not only will the ingredients in the mask work their magic on your skin (that include not just black truffle, but gold as well), depositing a variety of nutrients, fatty acids, etc while plumping it up and evening it out, but use of the magnet adds the benefit of bio-magnetic technology that will leave your skin not only hydrated, but nurtured - and looking fresher than ever.
I have to say, this mask did come across as extremely effective. I’ve used it a few times now and the thing I am the most impressed by (besides instant baby-softness), is that my skin stayed extra supple for days after. And I don’t know if this is related or just a side effect, but a slight breakout I had on my forehead prior to trying the mask seemed to disappear as well.
The next product I tried from the collection was the Perigold Truffle Duet, which is infuses two separate anti-aging formulas into one potent serum. This product does something that not a lot of other beauty products do out there, but that I think is absolutely genius - and that is to keep some ingredients separate from each other until right before use. Why is this important? The general idea is that some ingredients activate when combined, but the potency isn’t the same if you blend them together and then keep them together. So by separating the formulas until it’s time to use them, you get all the potency, as they are activated at the time they are applied to your skin. The Perigold Truffle Duet also utilizes the benefits of gold (for radiance and glow) as well as truffle extract for hydration and nutrition, resulting in smooth, radiant skin for days on end. I like to use this product once a week as it seems to be very effective - and by using it only once a week, the cost of the product actually makes a little more sense (once you realize how long it lasts).
The last product in the line I tried was the Perigold Truffle Cream - notably the most affordable product, but not less effective by any means. I really enjoyed using this product after the mask for an extra dose of vitamins and nutrients. Plus the formula itself is rich and emollient so you really get that extra feeling of total luxury when applying it.
I should also mention that I really haven’t had much of a breakout since I used these products - so while fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, and elasticity are my main focus, clearing up those annoying breakouts has made it incredibly easy to stay makeup free on my days off.
So is it worth the price tag? That question is up to you - although I do have to say I was very impressed with my skin after using these products. One idea, however, is to start with one and see how you like it - and from there, you can decide if you want to try the entire line.
In partnership with Truffoire, however, all opinions are my own.