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 come at a high cost. But before you laugh about all the gullible people dropping $500 on diamond lotions and potions, it turns out that diamond powder really can offer some potential benefits as a skincare ingredient.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What Diamond Does for Your Skin

Ground-up diamonds are definitely good for exfoliation. Some dermatologists even have access to exfoliating tools (encrusted wands, for example) to help buff away dead cells without damaging the healthy skin underneath. There is even a use for diamond’s exfoliating powers in dental care – applied with an electric toothbrush for more polishing — but don’t try it at home.

Another use for diamonds is in “brightening” or “blurring” products that promise to restore a youthful glow to almost anyone. “Brightening” products often contain sparkling ingredients like mica that sit on the surface of the skin and obscure any fine lines and imperfections by literally reflecting light. This feature is often referred to as a “blurring” effect on packaging and in advertisement copy. When diamonds are finely crushed, they can definitely provide luminosity and brighten the skin, but again, this all comes at a much higher cost than conventional ingredients.

Diamond facials – not what you might expect as a facial – are more like a scrubbing utilizing a diamond-crusted file. Picture a large emery board, wielded by an expert, gently smoothing away surface imperfections and maybe even softening dark age spots.

When using diamond-infused products at home, begin with a face that is clean and free of other cosmetic products. Steaming the skin isn’t a requirement, but it may help the serum or lotion penetrate deeper into pores. If using one, apply the serum first, as it will help your skin to better absorb the products that follow.

Reviews & Features on Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Products

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 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 the skin. These same edible plant chemicals make green tea an excellent natural anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing ingredient in skin care.

Oats

Colloidal oatmeal is one of the few natural skincare ingredients that the FDA has actually approved as effective against skin irritations such as eczema, dry skin, poison ivy, poison oak, and insect bites. The magic comes from oat lipids and proteins, which help replenish and maintain the skin barrier. Oats also contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances that contribute to skin health.

Gemstones

Relatively new to the skincare scene, gemstones including diamonds and pearls are becoming very popular in high-end beauty products. And for good reason – these precious substances contain specialized mineral properties that offer exfoliating, anti-aging, and detoxifying benefits to the skin.

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

And for under your eyes, Kristals Cosmetics has a product that brings quick results: our Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask, which Glossybox is featuring in its December 2016 box.

Curious about pearl? Read & watch a video review of the PEARL Neck & Chest Extra Firming Cream from Kristals Cosmetics over at TheInsideOutBeauty by Heidi.

Vitamin C/citric acid

Used topically, vitamin C can combat the common signs of aging skin, such as sagging and dullness. Vitamin C aids in collagen synthesis, which is essential for firmness and smoothness. Plus, it has powerful antioxidant chops to help fight free-radical damage. It even lightens dark spots and, like a fairy godmother of skincare, can also regulate sebum production to prevent acne and decrease associated inflammation. Taking vitamin C internally, either in supplement form or in fresh citrus fruits, is another way to protect your skin and overall health.

Coconut oil

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know about coconut oil? This tropical plant oil smells like the beach and is head-to-toe useful. Coconut has naturally emollient properties, softening the skin and holding in moisture. As one of the top all natural skincare ingredients, coconut oil helps preserve commercial beauty products because it contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.

 

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.

 

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, cracked cuticles. Is there anything worse than cracked and bleeding cuticles? It’s just not possible. This remedy is very similar to the approach to chapped lips. Treat your sore fingertips to some tropical coconut oil. Massage into the cuticle areas just before bed. For extra softening, wear cotton gloves overnight.

Dark under-eye circles. Some of us are literally born with them, some of them are earned by burning the midnight oil, and no matter how you get them you’ll certainly want to get rid of them! Dark circles can make you look tired and older. Try teabags, an old time-tested remedy. Steep two black or green teabags in warm water. Squeeze them so they aren’t dripping, lie down comfortably, and place one bag over each eye for at least 10 minutes. The tannins will help constrict any dilated blood vessels, and as the teabags cool they will help reduce puffiness.

Tired or dull complexion. Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. In the case of a face that needs a quick pick-me-up, try an ice-cube facial. It may sound like a form of mild torture, but gently running an ice cube over your face has an amazing effect on increasing circulation, meaning an instant rosy glow. Find a thin handkerchief or cloth napkin and wrap an ice cube. Wait a few seconds for the ice to melt a bit, then glide the cold surface over your cheeks, nose, forehead and witness a more youthful you in the mirror.

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.