Truffle Is the Surprising New Ingredient Found in Korean Beauty Skin Care
Charlotte Cho is the editor in chief of K-beauty content site The Klog, which is dedicated to covering the innovative and fascinating world — and products — of South Korea. We are delighted to share her insights as a contributing editor on POPSUGAR Beauty.
You may currently associate truffles as just a savory addition to your pizza or fries, but being edible is not the only reason why the fancy fungus will do you good! These delicacies are now being infused in Korean skin care products because of their ability to provide amazing skin benefits.
Surprised? Beyond just your normal dose of skin-benefiting minerals and vitamins, truffles contain an enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD), which helps isolate free radicals and prevents them from damaging the skin. Top that off with its ability to help retain moisture, and you'll see smooth and hydrated skin with a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
What also makes truffles so special is its ability to help with sensitive and damaged skin. Truffles are packed with ceramides and vitamin B, which strengthen the skin's barrier and aid with the cells' natural renewal process.
Thanks to the effects of truffle-infused skin care, mainstream Korean beauty brands, like Skinfood and Neogen, are quickly adopting the truffle ingredient as a star ingredient in their skincare lines. Here are a few brands and products to try!