New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANSlife): In recent months, what we have been witnessing is a great shift in the beauty industry. Skincare and wellness products are now front and centre, shadowing the pre-pandemic focus on make-up and beauty. Going through a pandemic has turned the collective consciousness towards the wellness space, taking care of mind, body, and soul. Aromatherapy and crystal-based healing are just two ways in which people have sought nourishment of their bodily senses.
What are the benefits of minerals and crystals in skincare?
This wellness trend has also made its way into the skincare industry. Although mineral and crystal-infused skincare has been around since the ancient Egyptians, today these compounds are being added to everything from serums to moisturisers and face massage tools. Fascinating ingredients such as diamond dust, gold and silver leaf, rose quartz, and amethyst, are being hailed as 'game changers' in the skincare industry for their skin and spiritual benefits. The energetic healing frequency of these crystals and minerals can calm, soothe, uplift and revitalise skin.
Minerals are also crucial for overall health and well-being, they are nutrients that the body cannot do without. Minerals themselves are inorganic solids that exist naturally, through geological processes, and have a specific and pre-determined chemical composition. Some vital minerals your skin needs are magnesium, potassium, silica, calcium and zinc.
Queenie Singh Sethia, Founder of Beauty By Bie, shares trending minerals and crystals to look for in your skincare products:
* Diamond dust: Diamonds are truly a girl's best friend. This ingredient is packed with exfoliating features that wash off toxins and deliver a glowing complexion. Their highly absorbent nature gives them skin-lightening properties. Diamond dust is known to remove blemishes and fade acne and dark spots. Other benefits include: exfoliating dead skin cells, preventing skin aging, and hydrating the skin
* Pearl protein: The richness of this ingredient helps regenerate collagen, making wrinkles appear less prominent. It also promotes cellular repair, protects the skin from pollution and gives a luminous sheen to the skin
* Gold and silver leaf: These luxurious, ancient beauty ingredients act as antioxidants and strengthen the skin barrier. They also aid in boosting circulation, improving skin elasticity, and protecting against environmental stressors
* Titanium Dioxide: Works as a UV filter in skincare products, especially in physical sunscreens. It is also commonly used as a lightening, thickening, and lubricating ingredient
* Iron Oxide: Mostly added in cosmetics to increase pigment. This mineral is clean, hypoallergenic, and helps increase the SPF protection offered by sunscreens. Its ability to protect skin from UV and blue light makes it a must-have ingredient for people experiencing melasma
* Rose quartz: This crystal is known as the crystal of unconditional love, and is said to boost feelings of self-love as well. It has remarkable benefits in skincare like the ability to stimulate blood flow to supply more oxygen to the skin, resulting in a flushed, natural glow. It also helps to relax facial muscles and ease stress
* Amethyst: This crystal represents purification and connection to spiritual and divine beings. Amethysts help to cleanse and detoxify the body, mind and soul. Their skin benefits include: boosting collagen, curbing inflammation, and increasing circulation
* Malachite: This crystal is said to absorb negative energies, and heal the body from multiple ailments. Also known as the botox of the crystal world, malachite helps to gently cleanse clogged pores and visibly firm and lift skin. Additionally, it supports the skin's natural defences against free radicals
BiE's Moongleam Precious Gel Cream is finished with precious gold and silver leaf, diamond dust, and pearl protein, making it an ultra-luxe cream. It acts as a dual-benefit primer and moisturiser that imparts radiance, increases elasticity, and leaves skin with a dewy, golden sheen.
Adding these minerals and crystals to your daily skincare regime can help lead to healthy-looking and glowing skin.