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Truffle: The Outrageously Luxe New Skincare Ingredient

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Words by Mollie Hammond

Whether it's lightly shaved over a tagliatelle or infused within olive oil, truffle is often the pièce de résistance of any meal. But it’s about to become the star of your bathroom too. Fresh have a real understanding of taking ingredients from kitchen to bathroom shelf – we’re looking at you, Kombucha – and its latest discovery incorporates impressive benefits of white truffle. Introducing: Crème Ancienne White Truffle Overnight Mask, a new and global exclusive to Harrods.

White truffles unlike other ingredients can't be cultivated in a laboratory, for that reason "they’re like diamonds of the forest,” says co-founder of Fresh Lev Glazman on white truffle. “There are dedicated truffle hunters whose job is to uncover them.” And its benefits live up to its prized reputation: the buzzy new ingredient is proven to fade the look of expression lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and support skin’s density.

The special process Fresh use to extract the truffle mean that 100 per cent  of its bioactives are captured in the Crème Ancienne White Truffle Overnight Mask – meaning all of its goodness is being directly delivered to your skin. “We’re the first skincare brand using truffle with this type of extraction,” Lev explains. “It’s extremely effective.”

Because this prized ingredient is so rare, Fresh is committed to preserving it for generations to come. The  brand has partnered with Save the Truffle, an organization based in Alba, Italy, whose mission is to protect and safeguard the truffle ecosystem. This partnership is focused on preserving the biodiversity of the land while also informing youth of the ingredient’s unique qualities  through ongoing educational programs.

Fresh Harrods Exclusive Creme Ancienne

Terrific Truffle

So, how does it work? For intense skin restoration and recovery, apply a generous layer of the cocooning texture to your face and neck before bed in place of your moisturiser. The results really do speak for themselves. After just one use, even the most delicate and fragile skin is strengthened by +13% and the texture is smoothed by +18%. After 4 weeks, skin is +22% firmer and the complexion is brightened by +27%. Told you.

Lev Glazman, Fresh co-founder

“White truffle helps to preserve the moisture on the skin. It keeps the complexion much denser and more plumped.”

Fresh Harrods Exclusive Creme Ancienne

Terrific Truffle

So, how does it work? For intense skin restoration and recovery, apply a generous layer of the cocooning texture to your face and neck before bed in place of your moisturiser. The results really do speak for themselves. After just one use, even the most delicate and fragile skin is strengthened by +13% and the texture is smoothed by +18%. After 4 weeks, skin is +22% firmer and the complexion is brightened by +27%. Told you.

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Harrods exclusive Crème Ancienne White Truffle Overnight Mask with silk pillowcase
The Perfect Pair

 

Did you know sleeping on a silk pillowcase has an abundance of benefits? The smooth surface means there’s very little friction on skin and hair so there is less irritation. The material also means it’s less likely to absorb moisture from the skin as well as the skincare you apply before bed. Complement the Harrods exclusive Crème Ancienne White Truffle Overnight Mask – check out that packaging – with the brand's 100 per cent pure mulberry silk pillowcase, which is yours with any purchase of £180 or more on Fresh. 

Ancient Tradition, Fresh Perspective

You’d think it something out of a fairy tale: monks in a faraway monastery crafting an ancient skincare recipe. But that’s exactly how the Crème Ancienne Soft Cream and other ingredients within the line are hand blended. After stumbling on the recipe in 2001, Founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg slightly updated it for the 21st century but the results remain the same – the nature- derived ingredients have been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

As part of the Nourish & Renew Ritual, use the Crème Ancienne Supreme Face Serum to improve skin's elasticity and luminosity and the Crème Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum and Crème Ancienne Eye Cream to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness before finishing with the mask. For daytime nourishment, end the routine with the original Crème Ancienne.

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