I’ve always been skeptical about certain ‘rare’ ingredients in skincare such as caviar, gold, and now we’re hearing about truffles! Yes truffles! The rarest ingredient around which you most probably associate with a decadent bowl of pasta has now been harnessed by the giant skincare mogul Estée Lauder for its anti-aging powers. French black diamond truffles have been distilled and extracted to formulate one of Estée Lauder’s top-of-the-line anti-aging collection; Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond.
The Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Dual Infusion is the latest addition to Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv collection and the most expensive product for the house to date. Leaving my skepticism aside and the fact that I grew up with the biggest Estée Lauder fan around …hint hint …my mother; it is no secret that the scientists at Estée Lauder are leaders in anti-aging, especially in the field of epigenetics which is the science of how the environment affects skin cells. In fact, it has been proven that genetics will affect the aging process by 10 to 20 percent, whereas epigenetics’ effect falls between 70 to 90 percent.
Always at the forefront of new technologies; in this dual serum Lauder introduced a new technology called the SIRT-2 activator (found in an extract of the peach flower) which helps in restoring our skin cell’s natural structure and shape. By helping cells retain their young shape, they can ward off environmental damage that can lead to loss of collagen and elasticity. This is not the first patented technology at Lauder however; In 2008 they introduced a protein activator that helps the skin repair itself. A couple of years later they introduced another technology that assists the skin in producing cell-repairing energy “without creating free radicals”.
The dual serum includes three SIRT activators and truffle extract on one side of the tube, while the other side includes a refining and brightening serum that can help these extracts penetrate the skin. Black diamond truffle extract encourages and supports the ATP production in our skin cells which is crucial for our skin’s functions and processes. When ATP production is affected by environmental stressors we simply age faster.
Despite its sky-high price tag but we have a feeling this is one product that will solve all. For those who tried them they’ve definitely noticed a huge difference in the feel and appearance of their skin. They can be used sparingly but regularly for best results.