Gemstones have a mystique associated with them for millennia, generally involving them   having metaphysical properties beyond basic healing or use in jewelry. For example, aventurine is known as the “stone of opportunity” and has been thought to promote a positive flow of energy that allows a wearer of the stone to find opportunities in life in professional context, such as a successful business or a new job. Diamond, the “stone of invincibility” has been prized for its ability to lend strength and fortitude. Pearl has been seen as stone that channels wisdom and spiritual guidance.

Power from Mother Earth
Driving these association has been the unique link that most gemstones have with the earth, since most of them are mined there. Believers in the power of gemstones to improve health and fortune have thought that gemstones obtain their powers from the earth while forming within it from the heat and pressure of volcanic action.

Esteemed and Used by a Variety of Civilizations
Because of this high esteem, many civilizations have applied gemstones to health concerns. For example, the light reflected through a crystal of a gemstone is placed on vital points on the body to facilitate healing. Known as lithotherapy, this has been a common use of gemstones in a number of cultures. In fact, for over 5,000 years traditional Chinese and Indian medicine prescribed the use of crystals and precious stones to cure various ailments. For their part, Australian aborigines believed that gemstones increased the power of spiritual doctors. The Taoists thought that the powder of the jade stone was good for immortality; meanwhile, the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians and American Indians attributed power to their charms like obsidian and diorite. 

Using Gemstones for Holistic Skincare
The researchers from Kristals Cosmetics were well-aware of the traditional uses of gemstones, but what intrigued them was whether they could be used for skincare. So they began studying them to see if the beauty lore attributed to gemstones and metals actually had any validity. In doing so, they observed that the ancients often had it right—while discovering a few new uses for gemstones in skincare. Kristals Cosmetics researchers found that gold was packed with antioxidants, was a superb exfoliant and its particles penetrated deeply into the skin, perfect for transporting other key nutrients and ingredients. They also saw that pearl could help with acne that rock crystal was great for moisturizing the skin, that amber evens out skin tone and that aventurine soothes skin to prevent inflammatory skin conditions like acne. The product formulators at Kristals Cosmetics then paired these gemstones and precious metals with the right complementary ingredients: high-powered performers like peptides and vitamin C, finding that the right components enhanced the natural skin-saving properties of the gemstones. The result was an impressive line of skincare products that uses gemstones as a basis to deliver holistic skincare, using both the bioenergized formulas from gemstones to promote radiant skin and beauty while taking advantage of their holistic properties to offer a new level of balance when it comes to beauty and skincare.

Read & watch a video review of the PEARL Neck & Chest Extra Firming Cream from Kristals Cosmetics over at TheInsideOutBeauty by Heidi.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.