Skincare

Crystal Maze: The Pros Of Gem-Infused Skincare

If you’re looking for the next big thing in beauty, gem-infused skincare is it. The likes of pearl, ruby and quartz have started popping up in oils, creams and cleansers due to their multiple skincare benefits and ability to impact your energy levels.

Crystal therapy (the idea that gemstones have healing powers) in itself has been rising in popularity over recent years, so we’re not surprised that it has started to inch its way onto the labels of some of our favourite beauty brands too. Sure, if you’re not a believer of such things, this may sound a little far-fetched, but stay with us…

You see, the approach is actually far more modern and technical than it is spiritual as the use of crystals within such formulas can have a physical effect on your skin. Here are six gemstones that have popped up in some of our favourite products, and what they do for your skin…

Amber
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Aside from calming the mind and adding a warming base to fragrances, amber has the ability to promote the growth of new skin cells, increase elasticity and energise your complexion when used in skincare.
Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Night Cream, £85

Quartz
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Quartz works its magic by smoothing the skin, and what’s more it’s known for having anti-aging qualities too.
Bliss Multi-Face-Eted All In One Clay Mask, £35

Ruby
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For a smoother, more even looking complexion that heralds a healthy glow, add an exfoliator with ruby in to your skincare lineup.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub Advanced, £65

Tourmaline
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Tourmaline channels healing benefits, and it’s also great for anti-aging – which is precisely why brands like Aveda have created face creams that are charged with it.
Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme, £37

Pearl
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We’re betting most cleansers you’ve used don’t have the likes of pearl in? Well, when used in skincare pearl brightens and detoxifies the skin, as well as coming equipped with antioxidant properties. We’re sold. Creme de la Mer The Cleansing Foam, £65

Crystal
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These bath salts will indulge your body in a little top to toe TLC. Essential oils and plant extracts are used alongside gem and crystal energies to deliver just what your skin needs – and help you relax at the end of a long, hard day.
AEOS Bath Salts, £24



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