Crystal infused skincare - does it really work?
Crystals. Some think they’re powerful, others think they’re just pretty objects to wear around their necks - either way, there’s no denying that they’ve been a real hit over the past few years.
I was never a great believer in crystals. But to be honest, I didn’t really know much about them. It was only when I hit a rough patch in life - when I was willing to try anything to help my mindset - that it even crossed my mind to give them a go. Reading all about their calming, protective and positivity-inducing qualities online, I thought it was probably about time I took the plunge and invested in some.
Call it the placebo effect or not - I like them, and I’m a total convert. In fact, you’ll never see me without one now, whether it be embedded in my jewellery, floating around in my handbag or sitting pretty on my bedside table. It’s just nice knowing that they could possibly be helping my mindset - or, at worst, just looking beautiful on display.
As a beauty enthusiast, I spend a lot of my time trialling skincare products - from the very affordable to the extremely luxurious. But, recently, I’ve noticed a trend. Products were landing on my desk that were infused with crystals, which promised a seamless glow and countless beauty benefits - needless to say, I jumped on the hype.
Here are some that I tried and truly loved. So much so, they’re now staples in my skincare routine, and some I even save for best when I’m treating myself to an extended DIY pamper session. And, as a beauty editor, that says something!
Bybi Crystal Clear Cleanser, £24, Sephora UK.
A cleanser with a difference. Packed with rock quartz crystals and a blend of potent natural ingredients, this prebiotic formula leaves skin fresh and squeaky clean without causing any sensitivity or harm to your skin’s natural moisture barrier. I swear, this is the only cleanser I’ve ever used that can single handedly give me a lit-from-within glow.
The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Eye Cream, £90, Look Fantastic.
Using an eye cream that’s gentle enough for your delicate eye area is crucial. I loved this brightening diamond powder-packed formula as it contains damask rose flower water to soothe, along with persian silk tree extract for hydration. Sheer luxury and as brightening as an eye cream can be.
This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask, £32, Look Fantastic.
Brimming with precious stone Malachite, this powerful mask helps to draw out any dirt and grime that might be trapped in your skin. This is my go-to when I’ve had a long day of commuting in and out of the city where pollution levels are rife, meaning my skin needs a good clear-out at the end of the day.
Avant Harmonious Rose Quartz Revitalising & Firming Mask, £79, Avant Skincare.
The epitome of luxe when it comes to masks, this concoction is full of hyaluronic acid, sweet almond oil and rose for the perfect soothing and hydrating combination. The rose quartz ingredient works to buff away dead skin cells to leave your skin with a gorgeous glow.
Herbivore Brighten Pineapple Enzyme & Gemstone Instant Glow Mask, £38, Cult Beauty.
For an instant hit of radiance, look no further. A combination of AHAs, pineapple and papaya enzymes, along with tourmaline that all work in tandem to exfoliate, brighten and illuminate the skin.
Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser, £95, Omorovicza.
If you’ve got dry skin, try this. Apple pectin and plum almond oil combine with ruby crystals to give an instant hit of lasting hydration. Seriously good.
Evolve Rose Quartz Facial Polish, £22, Evolve Beauty.
Slough away dry skin and prevent breakouts with the help of organic rosehip oil and rose quartz crystals.