Renowned for their healing properties, crystals have long been used in alternative medicines and therapies, dating back as far as the ancient Egyptians who used lapis and malachite to produce their make-up – both of which were believed to be healing.
Although crystal healing has not been confirmed by science, it certainly cannot hurt to use it as an alternative alongside other forms of medical care. With crystals showing up in more and more beauty products, here is what some of the most popular ones could do for you.
Healing on both physical and spiritual levels, malachite draws our impurities and stimulates the life force throughout the aura and body.
Black tourmaline is often suggested as a mystical talisman of luck that evokes a strong psychic shield from destructive forces. As an energizing stone it can vitalize the skin making it radiant and youthful.
This master crystal can banish negativity and is a deep soul cleanser, so can be great when incorporated into a spray or facial mask.
Emitting vibrations of unconditional love, beauty and joy, rose quartz is great for sensitive, combination and dry skin types – found by Korean scientists to show beneficial results when utilized in skincare products.
So, if you are in need of some help on both a physical and emotional level, why not try these crystal-infused products to help you heal and look beautiful...
Sjal Saphir Concentrate Anti-Ageing Oil - £117
Contains sapphire to promote clarity and relaxation. Great for calming the skin, increasing elasticity and plumping.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub - £65
Contains ruby to aid in the detoxification of the skin, removes dead skin cells and gives a youthful radiance.
Tracie Martyn Complexion Savior - £65
Contains malachite to balance and calm the skin, as well as even out the complexion.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion - £18
Contains garnet to stimulate cell renewal, which leaves the skin soft and smooth.
Ilia Beauty Balmy Nights Lip Exfoliator - £22
Contains volcanic stone powder to gently exfoliate and leave lips smooth and kissable.
Lancer The Method Body Polish - £50
Contains tourmaline to exfoliate skin and give it an instant glow.
Roques O’Neil Himalayan Detox Salts - £38
Contains amethyst to aid problem skin, and like a natural version of Valium, these bath salts calm those stress-based palpitations, balance your energy flow and help combat insomnia.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Night - £74.50
Contains diamond to assist in cellular renewal, repair daily environmental damage and to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.