The Latest Italian Skin Care Product Must Haves for the 21st Century Woman

Aging Graziosamente: Years ago, I lived in Italy. Florence to be exact. Although it was a short stay, I will never forget the picturesque views, amazing food, and the beauty of the people. Scouring the markets looking for the latest and greatest fashion trends at the time (Italian leather boots anyone?) I never got the chance to explore the beauty side as much as I wanted to. Now back home and itching to visit Europe again, I have acquired just enough Italian beauty products to hold me over until my next visit.

As a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast, I’m on a mission to age gracefully. In a world where there are so many products to choose from, the task is not that simple. A person might have skin sensitivities or unruly acne. I, for instance, suffer from hyperpigmentation and unsightly laugh lines. One thing is for sure, Italian beauty and personal care brands offer exceptional quality. Access to them is a lot simpler these days as The Italian Trade Agency and Cosmetica Italia have joined forces and created Beauty Made in Italy, a program focused on providing the latest and greatest to us from Italy (YAY!). Their mission is to blend exclusive quality ingredients with luxury.

Therefore, if you are on the hunt for quality skincare, I have done the work for you! Below I feature some of my favorite Italian skincare products! Che Viva Italia!

DISCLAIMER: Make sure you check the ingredient list before purchase if you are prone to skin allergies.

ACCA KAPPA Gel Facial Oil

This is a great product, especially for winter when the face is dryer than normal. It’s a nourishing and supple treatment made from a blend of quality oils that have been naturally turned into a gel, allowing for it to be quickly absorbed into the skin. It does not contain preservatives, mineral oils, silicone or parabens. I use it in combination with my daily moisturizer, but it can also be used as a night serum and an ultra-nourishing mask (YAY to versatility!). Price: $98

SKIN & CO Roma is one of those brands on the rise. We recently were invited to a private truffle event hosted by SKIN&CO Roma in collaboration with Alessi, Gaggenau and Sabatino Truffles to kick off the 2019 Holiday Season. They teamed up with James Beard Honoree Chef, Paolo Amadori for this exclusive event, who masterfully crafted truffle dishes using Fresh Umbrian Truffles from their Farms in Umbria, Italy during the event. Some of our favorite products featured are below: 

Truffle Therapy Cream

Truffle to eat, now truffle for the skin! Skin&Co Roma is a beauty brand that harvests the ultra-rare Black Winter Truffle, a mushroom overflowing with nutrients and antioxidants that finds cells damaged by free radicals and environmental aggressors. The mushroom helps to reverse and prevent further damage. Other key ingredients are Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. It’s lightweight, nourishing and easily absorbed into the skin leaving it luxuriously smooth. The plus side? It’s a great makeup primer. Price: $68

SKIN & CO Roma Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew Mist

This is the holy grail! I kid you not. Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew is a hydrating mist formulated to soothe, protect, and illuminate the skin.  Made with Black Winter Truffle, Rosemary, Ginger Peppermint and Damascena Rose, this mist encourages a radiant complexion, while setting your makeup and protecting the skin from these environmental aggressors. Price: $35

Perlier Youth Serum Eye Contour

This is a truly innovative and exclusive eye serum made with Organic Italian Honey. It visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles that form around the eye. I definitely noticed how it gradually reduced the puffiness under my eyes and their tired look. I did mention that I am trying to age gracefully?!… Hello Honey!! Price: $55

Borghese Roma Crema Saponetta Crème Cleanser

Old faithful! I have used this product for years! This is a gentle, water-activated cleanser that quickly dissolves, revealing healthy, refreshed and renewed skin. It’s a great makeup remover and tones the skin without drying it out. The aroma is pleasant. This cleanser provides the vital first step in my skincare regimen, no need for makeup wipes. I promise! Price: $35

Aging gracefully is not always easy! However, quality skincare regimen always helps. Additionally, do not forget to stay hydrated, eat healthy, exercise and sleep!  You are welcome! 

Chef, Paolo Amadori sharing his Truffle magic with event attendees 

Italian Beauty Products are expanding to the US Markets among some of our favorites Borghese Roma, and Gel Facial oil by Acca Kappa

Truffle is a beauty ingredient on the rise for 2020

Written by: Arianna Guzman @abeautyanalyst

Edited: Michelle Collins

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  • Antoinette
    Posted at 15:15h, 08 December

    I love borghese. Their eye gels are my favorite!

  • Reeham
    Posted at 14:00h, 27 November

    I also have hyperpigmentation and I feel I don’t focus enough on a skin care regimen as much as I take good care of my hair 😩 I realized when I noticed breakouts and dullness. Will look into this more. I love this blog!

  • MonaLisa_Smilz
    Posted at 04:22h, 27 November

    This is an excellent and detailed review of some great skincare products. I love how everything is natural and it has some quality ingredients that are definitely appealing to me. 🙂

  • Nemo
    Posted at 02:32h, 27 November

    Loved this article so informative!

  • Leti
    Posted at 00:44h, 27 November

    This is great!! Thank you for sharing! I’m always on the lookout for new innovative skincare!!

  • Angelica Fuentes
    Posted at 16:45h, 26 November

    This is absolutely amazing! Love all the details and ingredients break down. I love me some Skin & Co and of course, also looking forward to looking 20 at 40. I think I have it down packed. Thank you for this awesome blog.

  • Negra Linda
    Posted at 16:24h, 26 November

    I’ve been able to acquire different types of European beauty products in the Dominican Republic. Glad to know we will be able to find them here yeyyy. Great article

  • B.Salazar
    Posted at 16:08h, 26 November

    Some of my favorite things to do on vacation is check out the local skin care especially in europe! A lot of the chemicals we’re used to in the US are banned so (I think they care a little bit more about their customers) haha. I’ll be sure to check these out on my next trip to Italy.

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