Cosmetics Good Enough To Eat

Truffle Therapy SerumFor over a hundred years, the Sabatino company have been purveyors of fine Italian products (first in gourmet foods and then moving to skincare) based on the cultivation and implementation of the finest and freshest Mediterranean products. The long-standing reputation is now in its third generation with Gabriel Balestra, Skin & Co Roma’s Executive Director and great grandson of founders Sabatino and Giuseppina Balestra, at the helm. Skin & Co Roma skincare products are based on quality, natural ingredients, sourced from the Mediterrranean area, that are effective and luxurious. "The majority of our ingredients are all-natural or from organic origins,” says Balestra. Skin & Co claims to use nothing in their products that could harm the environment, leaving parabens and sulfates out.

Truffle Face SerumSkin & Co Roma’s line of skincare products center around Sicilian oranges and truffle, formulated for anti-aging, hydrating, nourishing and protective benefits and catered for specific skin and hair types.

The truffle line, in particular, focuses on anti-aging. Often called the diamond of the culinary world, a truffle is a rare, edible mushroom that is considered to be a delicacy due to its intense aroma and characteristic flavor. It’s only been recently that Western researchers are starting to realize the wide-range use and benefits of mushrooms in terms of overall health and nutrition, and in particular, cosmeceutical advancement. Mushrooms are packed with compounds such as proteins, lipids and phenol and are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Medical studies have shown that topical applications of mushrooms and its extracts have a wide range of potent skincare benefits such as anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, exfoliation, immune-stimulating and protective effects. So it’s no surprise that Skin & Co Roma focuses its attention on truffles as its main active ingredient.

Skin & Co introduces its Truffle Therapy Anti-Aging collection with skincare products ranging from bath and body to cleansers and scrubs to serums and moisturizers ($18-73). It’s a great way to indulge in luxury while having taking care of the skin.

Skin & Co Roma products are distributed in three continents. They are available via The Shopping Channel,, and Henri Bendel in New York, as well as direct from the Skin & Co Roma website.

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