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Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What Diamond Does for Your Skin

You may be surprised to learn that diamonds can play a role in skincare. In fact, more and more products are becoming available that feature diamond or diamond dust as an ingredient. Diamonds are biocompatible and make an excellent delivery system for other substances. They can provide gentle micro-exfoliation, create optical diffusion, and increase skin’s ability to absorb nutrients. Diamonds are appearing in high-end products that promise skin-brightening, line-blurring, and luminizing effects. Now you can find diamond in serums, masks, BB creams, nail polish (for a real boost of sparkle at your fingertips), and even shampoos on the market. And these products do [...]

The 5 Top All Natural Skincare Ingredients

Next time you are shopping for some new skincare products, why not focus on the top all natural skincare ingredients? Scan the labels for one or more of the ingredients listed below. Experts say these components are among the best naturally derived substances for improving your skin, while respecting the planet and your own overall health. 5 Top All Natural Skincare Ingredients Green tea extract This simple Asian (and ancient) drink contains high levels of antioxidant chemicals (known as catechins, including epigallocatechin gallate, and flavonoids, such as kaempferol and theaflavin) that are known to prevent and reverse sun damage to [...]

How Sapphire Helps Firm Sagging Skin

Skincare products that contain gems are truly the next level of luxury must-haves. With their higher-than-drugstore-shelf prices, they also promise to deliver the next level of amazing effects, including helping firm sagging skin. Sapphire is especially gifted at this skill. How Sapphire Helps Firm Sagging Skin Diamonds and pearls are all the rage and have received lots of press for treating the skin, but did you know that the beautiful sapphire also has powers to contribute to the anti-aging fight? In particular, blue sapphire is a great tool to use against sagging skin. In gemology, blue sapphire is considered able [...]

Natural Approaches to Solving Skin Problems

You might be surprised to know that many of your most common skincare problems can be treated with products your probably have in your kitchen cupboard. Save yourself shopping time, dollars, and worries about dangerous ingredients by trying the natural route first. Here are some common skin problems, along with some very simple natural approaches to solving them: Chapped lips. Are you ready for winter? Cold, dry air means dry, chapped lips. Skip the sticky Chapstick and stinky Carmex. Choose coconut oil or olive oil – with a clean finger, swipe some on and then rub your lips together. Dry, [...]

Aquamarine: The Skin-Soothing Gem

In many ancient cultures, people believed gemstones could deliver a wide array of health benefits. Today, of course, gemstones are mainly used in jewelry.  There are still those who believe in the health bonuses you can reap from certain gemstones and minerals. People can use gemstones as a tool in spiritual practices, to restore energy fields, to achieve peace, and even to attract love and increase personal safety. In some belief systems, gems are placed on particular areas of the body, called “chakras,” and allowed to rest there in order to promote physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. Using gemstones for [...]

Keys for Smart Natural Skin Care

Choosing skin care products labeled “all natural” over other products on the shelf that do not make that same powerful claim, may or may not make a difference to your skin. If you really want to get smart about natural skin care, you need to know more than just the clever marketing slogan for the products you choose. First, realize that skincare enthusiasts should not necessarily assume that an “organic” or “natural” ingredient or product is inherently safer or more effective than another chemically identical version of the same ingredient. In fact, “natural” ingredients may be more susceptible to contamination [...]

How Aventurine Delivers Anti-Aging Benefits

Science has shown that skin cells use circadian genes to detect the passage of time and determine their daily rhythm of repair and regeneration. This delicate cycle can be upset by UV rays and pollutants, leading to dull skin and wrinkles, while also reducing skin cells’ ability to repair themselves. Instead of using harmful petrochemicals, SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) and paraben-based beauty and healthcare products to protect against skin aging, you should consider using natural based products like ancient cultures did. There aren’t many ways to stop time, but a natural substance might be able to slow it down. Gels and lotions [...]

Get Back Your Skin’s Glow with Ruby

Humans have been aware of gemstones and have wanted to keep them around for centuries. Carvings, jewelry, crowns, and goblets have all been crafted from gems, or designed specifically to display gems. Natural ruby is one of the four “precious” gemstones (including diamond, emerald and sapphire). Ruby has long been a favorite in Asian countries. The stones have been used to ornament armor, scabbards, and harnesses of noblemen in ancient India and China. Beyond monetary value or sheer ornamental beauty, however, rubies can also play a role in self-care. On a physical level, adding ruby in crushed or ground form [...]

Natural Skin Savers

Sure you can go to the local pharmacy or big-box store to find modern remedies for practically any skincare ailment that might arise. But wouldn’t you feel better about yourself, your budget, and your planet if you make use of all-natural products, right in your own home, and right from your own cupboard? Some Natural (and Delicious) Skin Remedies to Try Apple cider vinegar. This fruity condiment is great on salads, but it can be an ally against acne as well. Try using it on a cotton pad in place of a toner and feel the tightening effects on your [...]

Why Rock Crystal is Rock-Solid for Skincare

Pure quartz, traditionally called rock crystal or clear quartz, is colorless and transparent or translucent. The dominant mineral in quartz is silicon.This stone has often been used for noteworthy ornamental carvings, such as the Lothair Crystal. The classic “crystal ball” is typically made of rock crystal. Other varieties of quartz contain colors and include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others. Uncut clusters of rock crystal are organic treasures and look like crystal cities of fantasy stories. In a natural setting, the long and tapered clear prisms of quartz project upward from a common base. These are true mineralogical wonders [...]