Whether you inlay your floors with them or brush them off as a little more than pretty rocks, crystals have been finding their way into natural skin care—and it turns out there might be something to it.
Aside from their ability to incorporate a scintillating touch to oils and masks, crystals are lauded for their physical attributes as much as their energetic qualities. “Crystals have been used as exfoliators, resulting in brighter complexions, while gold has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for centuries to treat conditions such as arthritis,” dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, tells Racked.com. “Diamond powder makes for a great (albeit expensive) exfoliator, rose quartz might help calm the complexion and improve circulation, and tourmaline is also thought to make skin more radiant.”
Själ, one of the most popular crystal-infused skincare brands on the market today, “charges” each of its formulas with precious minerals, such as gold, silver, and platinum to help augment cellular performance, repair, and penetration. On top of that, the company incorporates gemstones such as diamond, blue sapphire, ruby, amethyst, citrine, and tourmaline, all of which are known to vibrate at a higher frequency and in turn, improve cellular energy, microcirculation, and clarity.
Convinced? Try these five crystal skincare products for brilliantly high-vibe skin.
1. Själ Bio-Regeneratif Serum
Steeped with precious gemstones and minerals, this nutrient-rich formula promotes a youthfully radiant complexion. According to the company, the gemstone blend featuring amethyst, ruby, sapphire, diamond, and tourmaline helps optimize cellular energy and metabolism and protect the skin from electromagnetic pollution.
2. Herbivore Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil
This rose quartz-inspired body oil is so pretty you’ll look forward to slathering it on for deeply hydrated and glowing skin that illuminates with nuanced shine (i.e. don’t worry, your body won’t look glittery). Formulated with intensely moisturizing oils and infused with an aromatic blend of Moroccan rose and jasmine, this oil feels like veiling luxury all over. “Metaphysically, Rose Quartz corresponds to the Heart Chakra, the energy center of love—for yourself and others,” says Herbivore, which makes this oil the perfect for your end-of-day self-love ritual.
3. Crystal Hills Crystal Harmony Sugar Scrub
With organic cane sugar, honey and green quartz, the Crystal Love Sugar Scrub polishes away the grime to leave your body feeling silky soft and perfectly hydrated. Over time, your skin will radiate and look more even and youthfully supple. According to Crystal Hills green quartz is able to “amplify energy, adjust your vibrational field, and transform negative energies into positive ones” while activating the heart chakra to help heal emotional issues.
4. Tracie Martyn Complexion Savior
This skin-plumping and soothing mask instantly invigorates skin and makes it appear soft, bouncy, and luminous. The precious stone infused in this formula is malachite, known for its energetic ability to aid in success and balance and its physical composition of anti-aging copper. The company believes the most fascinating part is that its crystal technology, called Gemceuticals®, helps “raise the skin’s master antioxidant and detoxifier, glutathione, a known and trusted cosmeceutical described also as the rescue molecule after exposure from free radicals, toxins and UV radiation.” The result? Simply, a better-looking complexion.
5. The Ritual Moon Ritual Detox Mask
Along with detoxifying clay, ultra-nurturing organic essential oils, and purifying activated charcoal, this mask contains crushed amethyst crystals for metaphysical energy. The Ritual Moon has chosen this gorgeous stone, as it is an “ancient beauty secret used in cosmetics and skin care … known as a tranquil, spiritual stone and is admired for its sheer beauty.” The product also comes with a moonstone to instill the divine feminine energy into your beauty routine.
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