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 their health benefits can also be as simple as wearing a piece of jewelry made with a specific gem – thereby potentially providing ornamentation and better health at the same time.

Cool blue aquamarine is a cooling stone in more than one way. Aquamarine can cool anger and fear. This gem also cools down (alleviates) the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema, hives, allergic rashes, rosacea, and psoriasis, and it may also help prevent outbreaks of herpes. Removing the aggravating factor or factors and supporting physical calming will naturally result in smoother skin surface.

This makes it ideal for men to use in their shaving routine. Read this review on Beauty News NYC about the Aquamarine products line from Kristals Cosmetics.

Aquamarine supports the healing of inflammatory skin diseases of all kinds. Other skin diseases caused by allergies may be cured by aquamarine, and use of this gemstone can complement the treatment for shingles.

To use this gemstone and bring its skin-smoothing powers into your life, try choosing a piece of aquamarine jewelry that you can wear every day, like a ring or a pendant. If you prefer not to wear your aquamarine, you could purchase a raw stone, not too small, to carry in your pocket or purse. You could also shop for small sculptures or other decorative items made of aquamarine or incorporating some aquamarine into the design. Place the item close to where you spend the most time – your desk, in your car, next to your bed, or even in the kitchen. Every time you touch or see your aquamarine, take a moment to meditate on the smooth, healthy skin you are hoping for.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.

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 infused with the gemstone known as aventurine can turn slow down the clock on connective tissues, providing anti-aging benefits that come from the skin-protecting power of this gemstone.

Aventurine comes in many different colors in nature, including the typical green but also yellow, orange, blue, grey, or even brown. In terms of healing effects, aventurine has many positive traits. Aventurine benefits the thymus gland and nervous system. It balances blood pressure and stimulates the metabolism, even lowering cholesterol. Aventurine has an anti-inflammatory effect and eases skin eruptions, allergies, migraines, and soothes the eyes. It heals lungs, sinuses, heart, and muscular and urogenital systems.

In a spiritual sense, aventurine is associated with the heart chakra (which is depicted as green in color), and is considered a stone of luck. This gem is often used in abundance rituals and is sometimes kept in cash registers or piggy banks.

In Japan, facial tools made from green aventurine are reported to gently smooth the skin and neutralize the effects of electromagnetic pollution on skin – these offending rays come from computers, televisions, and other electronic equipment. You could also try putting a small tumbled (polished) aquamarine stone right in your bottle of toner, cleanser, or body spray.

Of course, wearing aventurine is always an option, and this stone can be found fashioned into beads or even carved amulets in varying shapes. Look for jewelry incorporating aventurine in the color that appeals to you most.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.

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 to skincare products makes sense. Rubies are considered to be detoxifying and purifying. Energetic red rays of this gemstone strengthen and nourish the facial skin, treat skin infections, and improve blood circulation and skin temperature. In ancient times, ruby was used to treat fever. Being a very warm-colored gem associated with fire, ruby also gives luster and brightening to the skin.

Crushed or powdered ruby can boost the moisture content and moisturizing abilities of skincare products. In a cream or lotion that will remain on the skin, finely ground ruby can diffuse light and add a rosy glow to the complexion. In a mask form, ruby imparts unique warming properties and can diminish or soften fine lines and stubborn wrinkles. It recharges the skin’s electrical balance.

Ruby is also traditionally thought of as a stone of romance and passion. Considered by some to be an aphrodisiac, ruby’s energy can be used to restore and maintain harmony in a relationship.

When buying ruby in gemstone form, you should know that all natural rubies have imperfections in them, including color impurities shaped like needles and known as “silk.” Experts look for these needle inclusions found in natural rubies to distinguish authentic stones from synthetics, simulants, or substitutes. Usually the rough, raw stone is heated before cutting. Almost all rubies today are treated in some form, with heat treatment being the most common practice. However, rubies that are completely untreated but still of excellent quality command a very large price.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.

The 5 Best Crystals for Boosting Your Mood

People turn to healing crystals for a variety of reasons. Some provide warmth and love; others bring clear thinking and knowledge. And the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics and other skincare companies harness their powers for your skin and overall well-being.

Perhaps one of the greatest powers of crystals, however, is simply their ability to enhance your mood. With that in mind, here are five crystals that seem to have the biggest impact in that arena.

The 5 Best Crystals for Boosting Your Mood

#1 Rose Quartz

Calming and soothing, the pink hues of rose quartz can wrap you in warmth and bring about feelings of harmony and love. If you’re trying to heal from a broken or troubled relationship, rose quartz is capable of bringing that peace to you.

#2 Aventurine

Though it’s available in several colors, the green shade of aventurine is traditionally known as a stone of luck. It will make you feel more fortunate and confident simply by carrying it around with you. Overall, the luck imparted by aventurine can lead to improved self-esteem and a better sense of one’s worth.

#3 Amethyst

Amethyst is a crystal that answers to a higher power. In practice, it boosts your mood by lending clarity, a heightened consciousness and an end to confusion. If stress and anxiety are constants on your heart and mind, then amethyst can lend a helping hand. Here’s a review on the New Spirit Journal on how it benefits your skin, too.

And psst… our Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum was featured in FabFitFun! You can also check out the entire Kristals Cosmetics Amethyst product line reviewed in Currently Crushing.

#4 Rock Crystal

Also known as clear quartz, this is often viewed as the ultimate healing stone. Whatever issues are lingering in your past that are troubling you, rock crystal can offer a path forward with a jolt to your mood, mind and consciousness.

Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics rock crystal products line at Jess Oshii here.

#5 Citrine

If you’re looking for a mood boost through new opportunities and financial prosperity, the warm yellow hues of citrine offer the answer. It can clear your mind and help you focus on the goals ahead.

About Kristals Cosmetics

Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.