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.

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.

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 and bacterial growth.

The bottom line: Some (but not all) synthetic ingredients are to be avoided, as are some (but not all) natural ones.

Natural Ingredients to Avoid
In particular, natural ingredients may look good on the label, but some of them are known for their tendency to cause irritation. Some natural ingredients to avoid include:

  • Alcohol
  • Ground up nuts
  • Clove oil
  • Angelica
  • Fragrance
  • Oak bark
  • Balm mint oil
  • Wintergreen
  • Witch hazel
  • Marjoram
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Fir needle

Helpful Natural Ingredients
On the other hand, there are many helpful (and delicious) natural ingredients that you should definitely look for, including:

  • Clays
  • Chamomile
  • Honey
  • Glycerin
  • Jojoba oil
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Soy
  • Willow herb
  • Green tea
  • Acai oil
  • Mica
  • Oats
  • Vitamin E
  • Chocolate
  • Argan oil

Other Tips
Natural skin care isn’t just about the products you use. It’s also about your lifestyle habits. If you are trying to increase the health and appearance of your skin, see where you stand on these behaviors, and then try to incorporate all three of them into your daily routine.

Drink pure water. If you don’t already have one, install a water filter at home and carry filtered water with you.

Exercise enough to glow. You don’t need much, but you do need it every day. Half an hour with brief spikes in intensity is all you need to boost your skin’s health.

Kick the sweet tooth. Sugar leads to high levels of glucose and insulin in the blood, which have been associated with acne breakouts.

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.

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 pores. Apple cider vinegar is also useful for treating dandruff. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle, then spray your scalp after showering and let dry.

Honey. Instead of purchasing a complexion mask in a plastic tube or shiny foil package, go to the pantry for your pampering. Before your next shower, slather some honey on a clean face and leave on for 15 minutes. It will wash right off with warm water, and you’ll be treated to a moisturized, smooth face.

Oatmeal. If your skin seems dull and you feel the need for exfoliation, try oatmeal. Pulse store-bought oats (not the instant kind) in your blender once or twice. Mix the miniature flakes into a squirt of your regular cleaner and apply to your face using a circular motion. Sensitive skin will love this treatment.

Granulated sugar. Wanting a more aggressive facial scrub but want to skip the skin-damaging walnut or apricot hulls in the drugstore brand? Try adding a small amount of granulated sugar to a little of your facial cleanser or liquid body wash (aim for about equal amounts) and rub in circular motions over your face, arms, legs – really, anywhere you’d like to smooth out.

Coconut oil. Commercial makeup removers contain solvents and other chemicals to dissolve the oils and pigments in cosmetics. Try a small blob of organic, raw coconut oil (you’ll find it in the baking or oil area in a well-stocked or natural grocery store) instead. Use your fingertips to warm and soften the coconut oil, and then gently rub into the skin and eyelashes. Just as gently, use cotton pads to remove. You can wash with cleanser after this or leave the coconut oil on overnight as a moisturizer.

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.

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 found in various parts of the world. The cost of good-sized clusters of rock crystal is quite affordable.

Beyond being a beautiful ornament to your home, quartz can also contribute to your own personal beauty. Many skincare companies are now incorporating high rock crystals into their products, with the intention of harnessing the healing power of crystals. It’s a growing trend that is definitely turning heads and also providing real benefits.

Finely ground rock crystal makes an excellent exfoliator, able to remove dead and dry cells and leave skin smooth and even-toned. Quartz can also be added to other skincare products, including lotions, lip balms, and even bar soaps.

Quartz-containing products can also be designed to positively affect your mental and spiritual well being, leading to beneficial changes both inside and out. Quartz has been said to add energy to everything and anything. It contributes focus and clarity, and enhances sensitivity to others’ energies. Having a piece of quartz in your living space will affect the energy in that area. You might even consider carrying a piece of quartz with you, in your pocket or purse.

Clear quartz is considered an April birthstone, making it easy to find many types of birthstone jewelry containing quartz stones. Although rock crystal gems may be found in a variety of shapes and different configurations, based around the natural hexagonal crystalline structure, it does not really matter which one of these shapes you choose.

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

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.

Why Gemstones Became Huge in Cosmetics

There’s no question that there are some dubious, questionable and downright strange approaches to skincare and cosmetic routines. For example, celebrities such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow have been known to use products with bee venom in their skincare routine, while Kim Kardashian has done a facial with her own blood.

At first glance, gemstones in cosmetics seem to be just another fad along these lines. But as the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics and other companies began to examine the power of these stones, they began to find real, tangible results for your skin. Here’s how they can help.

#1 Amethyst Detoxifies and Purifies
This semiprecious gemstone in cosmetics seems to draw toxins and other impurities out of the skin, while at the same time boosting the body’s natural antioxidant potential. The end result is a base ingredient for skincare products that helps detoxify, purify and revitalize the skin. This makes amethyst a star gemstone for cosmetics.

Read a review of Kristals Cosmetics’ Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment at the New Spirit Journal here and see our Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum  featured in FabFitFun! You can also check out the entire Kristals Cosmetics Amethyst product line reviewed in Currently Crushing.

#2 Amber Evens Out Skin Tone
This smooth, organically formed gemstone can be ground into a fine powder that has a number of powerful properties when used in cosmetics. In particular, amber appears to have a balancing effect, diminishing the appearance of dark spots and helping with pigmentation issues by evening out the skin tone.

#3 Pearl Promotes Healthy Cell Growth
The gemstone of the sea also appears to be quite useful when ground into a powder for cosmetics and other skincare products. Pearl has been traditionally known as a powerful stimulator of cell and tissue growth. When it comes to the skin, this occurs in the form of collagen and elastin to promote healthy, youthful-looking skin.

#4 Rose Quartz Stimulates the Immune System
This semi-precious gemstone has been used as a healer for thousands of years. In cosmetics, rose quartz seems to have immune-boosting potential, while also promoting healthy cell growth. It’s why Kristals Cosmetics and other companies turn to this powerful gemstone in their cosmetics.

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.