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Truffoire Review

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While some skincare products contain a cocktail of ingredients, a few are built around one or two super ingredients. Caudalie harnesses the power of grapes, and DermaDoctor taps into the vitamin C rich kakadu plum. Former supermodel Josie Maran has built an entire beauty empire around argan oil. While you may have heard of grapes, vitamin C and argan oil in skincare, you may not be as familiar with truffles in skincare. Truffles are starting to crop up in beauty products such as Philip B White Truffle Ultra Rich Moisturizing Shampoo, while truffles give a distinct musky scent to Valentina Eau de Parfum, as well as Tom Ford Extreme Eau de Toilette. Skin & Co also has a truffle based collection, including the Umbrian Truffle Body Lotion.
Truffles are also the driving force behind the skincare company Truffoire, which has built its collection around two types of truffles – black and white varieties. If you’re a foodie you know that truffles are incredibly expensive and are used sparingly in dishes – they are shaved over dishes like risotto and chicken. The same hefty price tags apply to Truffoire products. Here’s a look at the brand, what Truffoire sells and whether it’s right for you.

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What Is Truffoire?

Truffoire skincare company offers two collections based around its signature ingredient, truffles. The Black Collection contains tuber melanosporum (black truffle) extract while the White Collection is formulated with tuber aestivum (white truffle) extract. So why truffles? The company says that truffles have the ability to “renew the skin and increase its age-fighting capabilities.” Truffoire believes that truffles can help the skin repair itself and while defending it from environmental damage. Truffles are thought to be packed with essential fatty acids and protein, and also have antibacterial properties. They also cite how truffle products feel on the face. The company says it does not test its products on animals.

What Does Truffoire Sell?

Truffoire offers an extensive collection of skincare products, including serums, masks and cleansers. Truffoire also sells body creams and scrubs, as well as an essence and ampoules. Here is a closer look.

Black Collection
Black Truffle Vitamin C Cleanser is formulated with ascorbic acid and amino acids. It is designed to remove dirt and makeup without stripping the skin.
Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe can be applied directly to wrinkles on the face to soften their appearance.

White Collection
White Truffle Eye Cream is meant to be applied after the White Truffle Eye Serum to help nourish the delicate eye area.
White Truffle After Shave Balm is formulated to soothe and smooth the skin post-shave.

The White Truffle Cleansing Set includes two products: the White Truffle Milk Cleanser as well as the White Truffle Toner, which helps to rebalance the skin after cleansing.

Diamond Collection
The Diamond Truffle Face and Neck Cream contains diamond powder as well as DMAE, a known as derivative of the B vitamin choline. The company says this multitasking cream helps diminish the look of wrinkles and firms the skin.
Diamond Truffle Lifting Essence is formulated with sodium hyaluronate, DMAE and diamond powder. An essence should be applied before a serum.

Volcanic Collection
The Volcanic Activating Serum contains a cocktail of peptides, retinol, skin brightening kojic acid as well as hyaluronic acid and volcanic water.
The Volcanic Perfecting Cream is designed to be lightweight, and contains volcanic water, glycerin and multiple fruit extracts.

Perigold
The Perigold Truffle Magnetic Mask contains nourishing essential oils as well as black truffle extract and is designed to firm the skin.

The Perigold Truffle Duet is a serum with two compartments, one with a gold extract and one with truffle extract.

Orchidea
The Truffle Orchid Silk Mask should be used once a week, and is formulated with vitamin E, white truffle extract, and extracts of bilberry and goji fruit.

The Truffle Brightening Cream contains SPF 30 and is meant to leave skin looking brighter and more even.

What Are Some of the Most Popular Truffoire Products?

There is no information available about the most popular or best-selling Truffoire products.

What Ingredients Are in Truffoire Products?

Extracts of white and black truffles are the signature ingredients, and the formulas contain a mix of standard beauty ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and the skin brightening kojic acid. More unusual ingredients include gold and diamond powder, volcanic water and DMAE. Other key ingredients include aloe leaf extract which soothes the skin; the acne fighter salicylic acid; and the antioxidant green tea.

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Where Can I Buy Truffoire Products?

Truffoire products are sold directly on the company website, and a few products are sold on Amazon. A few of the products are available on discounted retail websites such as Poshmark. The company website says that the products are also sold at state fairs and a handful of boutiques in Las Vegas, and according to Yelp, there is a retail store in Hawaii.

How Much Do Truffoire Products Cost?

Truffoire products come with astronomical price tags. The Black Truffle Vitamin C Cleanser retails for $400, while the Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe sells for $1,250. The Black Truffle Illuminating Facial & Eye Mask sells for $3,000, while the Diamond Truffle Lifting Essence will set you back $1,800. By comparison, Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale serum sells for $510 and its Orchidée Impériale Black Day Cream is $1,340.

Do Truffoire Products Work?

When trying to decide if a product works, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s skin may react differently to the same product. One cream that leaves a person with glowing, refreshed looking skin may cause breakouts in another person, or do nothing at all, so a little trial and error is always needed when finding the right products for yourself.

But it is hard to determine how well Truffoire products work given the lack of customer reviews available. Truffoire’s Facebook page has only around 2,500 followers. The Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe has only two reviews on Amazon. One customer writes, “The group that convincingly talked me into trying and buying eye cream in a black syringe were a bunch of con artists and I am stupid and gullible to even listen to them and bought the product and more. Did not work when I use it at home” while the second review says, “A dab of this product was put on my under eye area and dramatically improved the appearance. It lasted for the rest of the day and was comfortable… I did not buy it yet, but am planning to, after there is more experience published about it.”

There are a handful of beauty blogger reviews. Creative Fashion Blogger doesn’t go into much depth but liked the Black Truffle Vitamin C Cleanser, writing “I really liked this one. Apart from Truffle Extract, this product was also made of ascorbic acid and amino acids.” A blogger at Beauty Frizz also had a positive review- “The White Truffle Eye Cream is buttery smooth to the touch, and it’s pretty lightweight. I actually loved this cream.”

Truffoire’s own website has some reviews but they are combined with customer service Q&As, where feedback includes, “I tried your product while out in Palm Desert, the Black Truffle instant repair syringe and had amazing results! Where can I purchase it in San Diego, Ca?”

The 18 reviews on Yelp are decidedly mixed, with customers mostly complaining about heavy handed sales pressure. Reviews include “Unfortunately it’s a scam. I’m still up in the air as to if the products actually work, but the means by which they go about pressuring you into buying the items is less than professional” to “Best experience ever! I’ve been using the past few weeks Truffoire facial cream and I’m truly recommending this amazing company products! Since I started using it, my face feels like silk yea !”

Similar complaints can be found on TripAdvisor and the company gets a score of “F” from the Better Business Bureau, largely due to the lack of refund policy.

What Are Some Alternatives to Truffoire?

Given the astronomical prices and lack of reviews, you may be hesitant to try Truffoire. There are other skincare lines to consider, including Formulyst and Advanced Dermatology.

Formulyst’s philosophy is long-term and effective skincare. The brand wants to help its customers achieve their best looking skin, rather than covering it up with makeup. The comprehensive line of products targets everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin. Some of the products designed to help improve skin’s texture include Formulyst Retexturing and Perfecting Serum. The serum is powered by gentle but effective alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which dissolves dead skin cells, leaving behind fresher, smoother looking skin.

A more affordable option to help fade dark spots is Formulyst’s Luminous Skin Serum. It tackles skin discoloration thanks to Triple Brightening Technology, a powerful blend of naturally derived alpha arbutin (derived from the bearberry plant), Rumex extract (a plant that helps stop the production of melanin) and a biomimetic peptide. The serum leaves skin looking lighter, brighter and more luminous.

When it comes to fighting wrinkles, there’s one ingredient that is the gold standard– retinol, a vitamin A derivative. Retinol is the key ingredient in Formulyst’s Anti-Aging Night Cream. What makes this formula different is that it contains a high dose of retinol but it’s also packed with ultra-soothing and hydrating safflower seed oil and jojoba to lock moisture in and soothe the skin.

If you like the simplicity of a skincare kit, consider Advanced Dermatology. This no nonsense brand offers a pared down approach to skincare. The packaging is simple and streamlined, and the products bring skincare back to the basics. The kit contains just six essential items including a daily cleanser; serum; anti-wrinkle firming treatment; night cream; day cream and an eye cream. In other words, everything you need to achieve your best possible looking skin.

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Formulyst

The philosophy of Formulyst is long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. The comprehensive line of products tackles everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin. While some brands rely on unnecessary fillers and scents, Formulyst focuses on ingredients that help create results, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Many of the Formulyst’s products harness the power of plant and citrus extracts as well as gold-standard workhorses such as retinol. Read More
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Advanced Dermatology

The Advanced Dermatology skin care regimen addresses the most pressing aging concerns. It can be used by men and women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. This award-winning system can help diminish wrinkle appearance, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, fade away redness, even out skin tone and improve the appearance of eye bags and dark circles. Some of the standout products in this line include the Super Youth Serum, Complete Age Defense and Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Treatment. Read More
  • Natalie 05.15.20 Reply

    Worst/ best salesman in the world. So much pressure… I had also had a few drinks. It’s my own fault, and before I knew it… he put a bag of stuff in my hand and demanded $500. I didn’t know what was happening, and thought… did I just say yes? I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t know how to say no. I’ll never put myself in that situation again. I received a lot of their product, and use it. I don’t think it seems to be any better than some other $60 products I have purchased. I feel like a fool.

  • Stav Aharonovich 02.07.20 Reply

    It worth the money!!! You can feel you skin healthy and fresh more softer after every use!!!!

  • Esther 01.14.20 Reply

    I just bought the black truffle instant repair syringe and the white truffle facial peeling. The changes under my eyes were dramatic. Nothing I had tried in the past worked. The sales person was very nice and not pushy at all. I even said I’ll think about it and maybe come back and she was still very nice about it. But as I sat there a few minutes waiting for the demonstrations I really liked the results and decided to buy. So far I love it! Will be a repeat customer.

  • John bradley 12.12.19 Reply

    I made some orders awhile ago
    How do I find status of them or do You not send out status report
    Thanks

  • Brenda Crowe 12.07.19 Reply

    Bought the black truffle eye serum used it once and that was it, no more serum in the tube. Unreal. No way to make contact with the company. Hard to believe they can get away with this ripoff.

  • Zaíra M Rosario 10.21.19 Reply

    When I used them at home, I didn’t have the same feeling or effect as when they were tested in the store. I came to think that they sold me something different from what they tested me. But the worst part was that I activated my rosacea tremendously, my skin became red and inflamed, as if it had burned and did not improve until a week after I stopped using it. I haven’t gotten my money back yet, I’ve been insisting for 3 weeks to do it.

  • Anonymous 10.20.19 Reply

    Such a gimmick! Sales lady is very annoying tried to push the product samples right in my husband’s face! Not professional at all! Slammed the reputation of botox and fillers! Totally lies! I worked personally in Dermatology field and there is a great difference between botox and fillers vs there cheap eye serum cream which looks like a concealer! This sales lady who we refused many times is very rude! Liar! She particularly said “ This eye serum product works great and will erase your wrinkles in just few seconds” It turned out to be a cover up just like a concealer! Why wasting your $299 for just a concealer? Then we tried to walk away and she immediately prostituted the price of the eye serum to buy 1 product and get 1 free products free! Such a gimmick! And she quoted “We don’t go to any Derm. Clinic to introduce our products because Dermatologist comes to us to get our products” Total Lie! I have not even heard about this company! Warning about this people, they go to any shows and force there products on your throat! Nobody is even buying and interested for even samples! When we went home , my other half noticed his face is so stiff and itchy , The eye serum does not work at all! Don’t waste your time! Avoid these sales people they are after your money and there quota! Liars! Fake products!

  • Gale C 10.14.19 Reply

    Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe definitely works! Have been buying it whenever I visit Las Vegas for three years now. I apply it twice a week and it instantly flattens the puffy bags under my eyes. I have started using the White Truffle Eye Cream for the upper lid. It is very soothing but does not have the dramatic toning like the Repair Syringe. I will continue to buy both.

  • Linda 04.11.19 Reply

    I, too, had the pushy salesman. The Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe product was applied and worked great. It is NOT the product he claimed stating use of it weekly and then monthly would result in permanent changes. That is not t he case, however, I continue to use the product when I’m going out and want to look a bit better than normal. It DOES work to shrink the bags under my eyes and other small wrinkles and lasts for the evening. Once you touch it or wash it off, the effect is gone. I didn’t really expect miracles, but I do enjoy putting it on and people do notice the difference. I would continue to buy that product; but definitely not at their original price. There are other things out there.

  • Susan Weeks 03.09.19 Reply

    Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe Worked to pull skin under eyes leaving a film but impressive at first. After 2 weeks stopped working- foolish me! Now skin under eyes even worse. Eyes dark & sunken. I got scammed for $400. Got daily serum & peeler so I felt I was getting a deal. All young salepeople looked great but lot of makeup. I feel foolish! Got at a home show so that should’ve been a warning!

  • Kim Strong 02.21.19 Reply

    Am not happy that I purchased this product. I’ve seen no benefit so far especially for the cost and high pressure I endured. Should have said no…

  • Barbara 02.17.19 Reply

    I too had the sales lady (an authorized boutique) put the repair serum on. It dried and not wrinkles to be seen. Very impressive! Got home washed the caked serum off and there were the wrinkles! Didn’t leave a wrinkle free face. Maybe it had to be used for months before any difference.

  • Mallory 02.06.19 Reply

    I’m 32 and took prednisone for greater than one year. It definitely aged my skin. This product has been used 2x and my wrinkles on my forehead and around eyes are diminishing! My overall skin appears taught and it even seems to have an effect on improving my pores. I will be a repeat customer.

  • carolyn l rains 12.12.18 Reply

    I bought the black and white and they do not work. I would like a refund as they do improve in an instant. it will also disappear in an instant and leave a scale on your face

  • Beverly 11.29.18 Reply

    Very pushy sales guy that wouldn’t let me out of the chair even though I repeatedly said I had to get back to work and I didn’t want to purchase. He proceeded to insult my appearance and ask why I didn’t want to improve my skin. (my skin is pretty good….no one ever believes my age) When I was finally able to get out of the chair, and after he dropped the price three times, I again said sorry I have to go, he got angry and said why did I waste his time he has work to do too! Wow… When I got back to the office I Googled Truffoire and there are many complaints similar to mine. Plus the stuff he put on my skin didn’t do a dang thing but feel like dried glue pulling to make my skin “look” better….once I washed it off you couldn’t tell which side he applied the product to. Run, run away…don’t waste your time or money on this crap.

  • Erin Jones 11.19.18 Reply

    I love how White Truffle Facial Peeling makes my skin so new and fresh after each use.
    I really love it a lot. My skin has not looked this good before. Will definitely recommend this magical product.

  • BJ 11.05.18 Reply

    I had never heard of the Truffoire product line before and was at a home show where some of the Black Truffle Instant Repair Syringe was tried under my eyes and I was amazed! The person selling it was offering it to me along with some eye cream at a really reduced price, $249. At the time, I thought that was way too much to spend for something like that, but didn’t realize how well this product works! He showed me that online it sells for about $1,250 but I thought that couldn’t be true. I came home and looked it up and found out he was right! Sorry to say, I passed up the products for the deal he was giving me. The effects are noticeable and almost immediate. It seems to be a very good product, but I still wouldn’t pay $1,250.

  • Eileen 09.13.18 Reply

    Boutique Beverly Hills
    Red flag number one: immediate results which everyone could see but me.
    Red flag number two: On sale half price if I bought it that day
    Red flag number three: very pushy. Hard to leave without buying….. another sales associate worked me over with….so you want to pay full price later???? (insert disgusted look).

  • Anne Herbertson 08.30.18 Reply

    Although it was so expensive, I still bought Perigold Truffle Magnetic Mask as I had read and heard from many people about the potent of truffle in skin care. I am glad that I made the right choice. The skin looks radiant, feels so soft and young and I am definitely happier about my facial glow than ever.

  • Sandy 06.02.18 Reply

    We visited the Truffoire store in Wailea. Our sales person was not pushy.
    Redflag number 1. The product appeared to have immediate results.
    Redflag number 2. The price tag was $700 but could be immediately dropped to half to “buy now”
    Redflag number 3 This is being sold in a mall.

    These factors alone and mostly number 3 reminded me of any of the miracle hair growth products peddled on the back of most magazines.; if it worked it would be on the front page.

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