Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What to Look for in a Good Moisturizer

 

When you choose a facial moisturizer (or one for the body), you are really looking for a product that can do multiple tasks at one time. At the top of the list here at Kristals Cosmetics are sun protection, moisture management, and protection from free radicals. Ideally one lotion or cream should be able to do it all, but you can layer products if necessary.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What to Look for in a Good Moisturizer

  1. Sun protection

The sun is crucial for life (and for vitamin D production) but it can also be your skin’s worst enemy, according to the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics. Sun exposure not only leads to wrinkles and “age spots,” but also contributes to potentially deadly skin cancer.

Check the label of any facial moisturizer for an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 for daytime wear. Be sure you are getting broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UBV rays. Commonly available and naturally sourced sun-protective ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These ingredients may leave a white cast to your skin, so choose a thin formulation that can be easily absorbed over a heavier cream.

  1. A moisturizing/humectant combination

Dry skin will look older than supple skin, and will also feel tight and possibly even itchy or irritated. Moisturizing ingredients will help to prevent the skin from losing its all-important existing moisture. These include plant oils like coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, silicones, and animal oils (like lanolin).

Humectants attract additional external water to the skin; look for sorbitol, glycols, glycerin and sodium PCA to do this job.

A good body moisturizer with these ingredients is the ROCK CRYSTAL – Supreme Body Butter, available in Love Spells and Free Magic scents, from Kristals Cosmetics. These body butters are rich in African shea butter, beeswax, and glycerin to leave skin supple and soft from the neck down.

  1. Antioxidant power

Found in fruits, vegetables, and other naturally occurring substances (and which you can also take in vitamin supplement form), antioxidants are indispensable for preventing some of the damage that is done, daily, by unavoidable free radicals.

Tocopherol (vitamin E), lycopene (a carotenoid found in red produce), green tea, coffee berry, resveratrol (from grapes), grape seed, genistein (from soy), niacinamide (vitamin B3), vitamin A (a.k.a. retinol), and l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) are all powerful antioxidants used in skincare products.

Often, antioxidants are used in combination with each other, including in our Kristals Cosmetics line of moisturizers. For example, the GOLD 24K Gold Eye Perfecting Cream from Kristals Cosmetics includes vitamin E together with vitamin A to erase fine lines and generally combat premature aging.

Another great option is the AMBER Multi-Vitamin C Hydration Cream from Kristals Cosmetics. This cream includes vitamin C and vitamin E to effectively correct skin tone and fight wrinkles.

Quick Guide to the Ultimate Pamper Evening with Kristals Cosmetics

Turn on some relaxing music.  Light a scented candle.  Prepare for a long bubble bath.  You deserve the best pamper evening.  A time you gift yourself, away from all the worries and craziness of your busy life.  Here are 4 Kristals Cosmetics pamper evening essentials for the perfect one with gemstones to revitalize your skin from head to toe.

Quick Guide to the Ultimate Pamper Evening with Kristals Cosmetics

#1 Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask

What better time to close your eyes and enjoy an eye mask than this?  Cleanse your face, and apply the Kristals Anti Gravity Eye Mask under your eyes. Gently massage the emulsion into your skin.

As you relax in the tub for 15 minutes, this mask will be working on this very sensitive area of your skin defying gravity and deeply moisturizing thank to the anti aging properties of diamonds. Its pure diamond powder will also promote cell turnover and reduce lines around your eyes.

#2 Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Mask

While you’re at it… why not restore the elasticity of your face as well?  Use Kristals Diamond Anti-Gravity Spark Mask.  Infused with pure diamond and collagen, this mask will not fail to  brighten, lift, firm and restore the resilience of your skin. You can leave it on for 15 minutes as well and then peel both masks off together.

#3 Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish Free Magic

The next step of your perfect pamper evening would be to exfoliate your legs, knees, arms and elbows with the sumptuous Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish – available in the scents Free Magic and Love Spells.

In addition to rock crystal powder, this luxury body polish is formulated with all-natural sea salt and almond, jojoba and sesame oils to help you remove dead skin cells and moisturize your skin in one single step.

#4 Kristals Cosmetics Pearl Neck & Chest Extra Firming Mask

Right before you take a quick shower to rinse off the body polish, is the perfect time to apply Kristals Cosmetics Pearl Neck & Chest Extra Firming Mask to your neck and chest.  This unique mask combines pearl powder and kaolin clay.

Both ingredients are known to restore the balance of your skin in this often overlooked areas. Leave the neck and chest mask on until dry.  Then rinse your body to reveal an unbelievably healthy, sensual soft and youthful skin.

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.

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.

Keys for Getting Started with Crystals

People have been intrigued by the healing powers of crystals for centuries. For the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics and other skincare companies, those powers are harnessed in the form of finely ground gemstone powders for the skin.

But crystals can heal your body and soul in other ways, as well. And as it turns out, getting started using the healing powers of crystals is actually not all that difficult. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

#1 Try Wearing It or Carrying It
If you’ve found a crystal that you feel drawn to, really the best first step is to just try to “bond” with the crystal. You can make it into a necklace that you wear, or put in a bag to carry around in your pocket or purse. Either way, spending some time with the crystal is a good way to feel out its healing power and make the most of it.

#2 Put It in a Room Where You Feel Comfortable
Other than having it on your person, another approach to healing crystals is to place them in a room where you spend a lot of time and are at your most relaxed and thoughtful. You can absorb the power of the crystals in this setting, and they can assert their healing power on both you and the room itself.

#3 Harness Their Powers Both at Work & Rest
Two other places where crystals can have a positive impact are at your desk at work and on your nightstand beside your bed. In either instance, they can have a calming, focused presence that can help you either settle in for the task at hand or relax so you can sleep.

#4 Use It to Think & Meditate
As you become more familiar with the crystal, you can start to place it on your heart while you meditate, or even hold it in your hand while you sleep. These steps can enhance the bond and increase the crystal’s healing power.

#5 If It’s Not Working, Try Another One
Different crystals work for different people, and your first inclination might not always be the right one. It might require trying a few different crystals before you find the right one for you.

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.