Best Skin Brighteners: White Truffle is the new White-Hot Ingredient

Pour Moi Skincare brings you the best skin brighteners in every product

Serious foodies know that white truffle is the secret ingredient that can take a basic plate of pasta from ordinary to extraordinary, simply with its addition. (It will also rocket the price to similar heights, thanks to its scarcity, so savor every bite.) And this ultra-rare delicacy, more difficult to source than its black truffle cousin and much more potent, can also have a super-charged effect on your skincare, making it one of the best skin brighteners, among other things. “White truffle is full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and sugars,” says Ulli Haslacher, the founder of Pour Moi Skincare. “It has so many repair abilities in it.” What does that mean for your face? All those vitamins and minerals enhance the skin’s natural renewal process, so your complexion will look more dewy and radiant, right off the bat. But white truffle contains some other tricks up its sleeve to make skin appear brighter, firmer, and more hydrated. Here, the many reasons that it’s more than just one of nature’s best skin brighteners.

It’s Loaded with Good-for-Your-Skin Benefits.

Part of the power lies in white truffle’s bountiful amino acids, which help give the skin a more even appearance. The magic mushrooms are also rich in essential fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and repair the skin barrier, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles (bonus!) and increasing moisture levels for smoother, softer skin. And it doesn’t stop there. Antioxidant vitamin C, known for its ability to wipe out dark spots, is plentiful in white truffle. And if that weren’t enough, white truffle contains a host of B vitamins, from B12, which helps prevent hyperpigmentation, to B6, another one of the best skin brighteners that also assists in erasing itch and irritation, to B3, known to repair skin damage.

It Works in a Buddy System to Help Boost Moisture.

The good news is that while white truffle may be extremely rare, you don’t have to search high and low to find white truffle in skincare. White truffle is a key ingredient in all Pour Moi products as part of the brand’s exclusive HyalurTruf+ complex, which works with all climates. This proprietary system contains three different sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules blended with the white truffle extract from France (long a source for superior white truffles, as any gourmand will tell you). This allows it to react with the changing humidity level in the atmosphere, attracting more water to skin, if necessary, or shutting off (this is where the white truffle comes in, helping flip the off switch) if there’s not enough moisture in the air, and directing skin to absorb the water molecules in each glass of H2O you consume instead. (Most products contain only one size of hyaluronic acid molecule, and if you’re in a climate zone where that particular size isn’t compatible with the atmosphere, your skin won’t derive any of hyaluronic acid’s moisturization benefits.)

It Helps Active Ingredients Sink in Faster – and Plays Nicely with Sensitive Skin.

What else makes HyalurTruf+ one of the best skin brighteners? Because HyalurTruf+ reinforces the skin barrier, it also enhances the ability of the additional ingredients in Pour Moi Skincare (such as antioxidants, peptides, and other skin brighteners) to penetrate skin and absorb deeply into the surface, delivering their anti-aging benefits to every layer from top to bottom. And in the more good news department, even those with the most delicate, handle-with-care complexions can use white truffle and benefit from its brightening powers, something that can’t be said of many dark spot correctors on the market, which can be irritating. “We’ve done extensive testing on sensitive skin, which I think everybody has in today’s harsh environment,” Ulli says. “And white truffle does extremely well.”

Pour Moi is one of the only skincare brands to utilize this super-food ingredient, making it even more rare for our skin as it is for our palates. Dig in to our skincare rituals, and let yours start reaping the many skin-boosting benefits! Poor me? No, Pour Moi!

Megan Deem
About the Author: Megan Deem is a writer, editor, and consultant. She’s held senior positions at Elle, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, where she also produced videos and wrote for Oprah.com. Her writing has appeared in publications such as ArchitecturalDigest.com, Cherry Bombe, Evening Standard, Glamour, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and WSJ., among others. Additionally, Megan is the co-author of The Beautiful Skin Workout (St. Martin’s Griffin). She lives in New York City and can never get enough sunscreen.