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
- Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics diamond products line at Jess Oshii here
- What Is Diamond-Infused Skincare? What Gemstones In Your Beauty Products Actually Do at Bustle
- Kristals Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Mask featured in the Holiday Gift Guide at Daily Candid News
- Our Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Mask featured in Refinery29’s Extremely High End Beauty Products section
- Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Magnetic Mask Review at the Inside Out Beauty
- Our Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask featured in the December 2016 Glossybox
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.