Are Truffles The Expensive Secret to Perfect Skin?


It’s true that great skincare doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag. But that doesn’t stop Estée Lauder from formulating its top-of-the-line anti-aging collection, Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond, with one of the world’s rarest ingredients: French black diamond truffles, which go for about $900 per pound.

Yes, the same ingredient you find delicately shaved over a bowl of decadent pasta is distilled and extracted in each of the Re-Nutriv Diamond cream, mask, and serum formulations. It’s said to be a potent anti-aging ingredient. We know what you’re thinking: is it worth the $405 per bottle price tag? Do truffles actually do anything for your skin? Why not just eat them instead?

The latest addition to the Re-Nutriv collection is the Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Dual Infusion, which is the fanciest way to say it’s two different serums housed in one chic tube.

Like the other products in the line, the Infusion too harnesses the power of truffles, but it has the added bonus of peach flower extract, which Lauder scientists are hailing as an anti-aging wonder at the cellular level. At $405, it’s one of the most expensive products in the entire Lauder line.

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