13 Beauty Buys That Contain Actual Crystals To Embrace Your Inner White Witch
Want magical skin? Here's what you need to know...
Crystal healing has been around for thousands of years – it’s said even Cleopatra used to bathe with rose quartz crystals to stay looking young – but now it’s not just your old hippie aunt and Spencer Pratt incorporating the ancient practice into their everyday lives.
From quartz to tourmaline, crystals are cropping up in ingredient lists all over the beauty world. The claim is that the unique vibrations that crystals emit, can have a healing and energising effect on the mind, body, soul… and now, your skin.
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There are three main ways in which beauty brands are using crystals. In their solid form – e.g. jade rollers, that can be massaged on the skin. By crushing ground gemstones, and adding them to skincare, makeup and fragrance, or by infusing water with crystals, positively charging the solution with their energy and then adding it into beauty products.
Want to get in on the hype? Here’s 13 beauty buys that contain actual crystals so that you can embrace your inner white witch…
Aurelia Calming Botanical Essence, £42
Packed with rose quartz infused water, this facial spritz helps calm the mind (plus it smells ahmazing, too)
Mauli Himalayan Healing Salts, £42
Rose quartz is a calming and healing stone, great for reducing redness, fine lines and relaxing tension. These special bath salts contain powdered rose quartz to help soothe tired muscles.
Glossier Haloscope Highlighter, £18
The outer ring of Glossier’s cult highlighter is enhanced with real rose quartz to give your skin a iridescent-like glow. Fancy.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, £63
Miranda Kerr’s hero facial oil uses water filtered through rose quartz to give it even more of a calming and soothing effect.
Urban Outfitters Adorn EDP Fragrance, £20
Encapsulated inside this perfume bottle is a healing amethyst stone - said to ward off negative energy and help banish self-destructive thoughts. Spritz this and let the good vibes roll.
Nurse Jamie UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller, £55
Containing 24 precious tourmaline stones that help to massage, reenergize and uplift skin, roll this in upwards motions over your complexion every morning and night.
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Radiant Skin Refiner, £32
Tourmaline helps to strengthen skin and improve the production of new collagen. This creamy clay-based scrub uses tourmaline to leave skin radiant and refined.
StarSkin The Diamond Mask VIP Illuminating Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Face Mask, £12.50
Great for brightening and exfoliation, diamond makes for a super-luxe skincare ingredient. This mask uses diamond extracts to brighten skin leaving you with an out-of-this-world glow.
Sisley Eye Contour Mask, £85
Often used as a deep energy healer, malachite is great for cleansing toxins. Find malachite within Sisley Eye Contour Mask, £85 to help strengthen the skin’s natural defenses against environmental pollution that can cause dull, sagging skin.
Yu Ling Jade Facial Roller, £12
Known as the stone of ‘eternal youth’, jade is great at boosting blood circulation, and reducing puffiness. Incorporate a jade stone into your skincare routine after applying an oil or serum, to help boost your lymphatic drainage, keep cheekbones high and smooth out wrinkles. Not to mention the instagram kudos.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub, £65
Back in ancient times, rubies were used to fight fever and infections. Nowadays, crushed ruby crystals are added to Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub, £65 to give the skin a youthful glow and added radiance. Fancy.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, £18
Great for days when you’re feeling sluggish, garnet is used to ‘unblock passages of energy’ and basically make you feel reenergized. The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, £18 contains crushed garnet stones to help re-energize and awaken your skin, too.
bareMinerals Crystalline Glow Highlighter Stick, £20
Infused with Mineral Moonbeam Essence, (crushed moonstone, mother of pearl, amethyst and sapphire) these highlighter sticks give skin an otherworldly glow thanks to the light reflecting off the crystal essence.