With crystals still holding the fort as favourites amongst many trend hoppers, there is no wonder why you can now incorporate their aesthetics and healing properties into your beauty arsenal. Some of the products just look pretty, while others have crystal-related benefits incorporated in their formulas, but the thing they all have in common is that they surely play an important part in the ultimate Instagram #shelfie (aka: picture of an aesthetically pleasing shelf, in case you haven’t yet mastered the lingo).
Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jade and Clear Quartz are known to be some of the most popular crystals, and they are in the likes of celebrities such as Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham, who use them for their spiritual healing benefits. With many of us trying to recharge with positive energy and conquer the winter blues, crystal-themed beauty products are a great way to incorporate this fun trend into our routines.
Here’s a round up of the best crystal-themed beauty buys…
This luxurious body oil leaves your skin looking radiant and it’s infused with Shea Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil to hydrate. The rose and jasmine aromas leave a beautiful subtle scent on the skin after massaged in and, when it comes to the shimmer, the clue is in the name: you’ll get that subtle rose quartz glow
If nail art is your thing, this Nail Polish Duo will be right up your street. The topcoat is infused with real amethyst, creating a beautiful iridescent hue over the rose-quartz nail colour. The final result definitely puts a twist on the classic glitter nails, as you are left with a subtle, mirror-like effect that looks unique and helps you achieve the SS20 nail trend without the hassle of a gel manicure. Bonus points: the application process is very easy, and it definitely won’t disturb your spirits.
Infused with crystal essences from Amethyst and Rose Quartz, this aromatherapy spray is great if you (and your skin) need an instant pick-me-up. Its mood-boosting properties help revive your energy and the uplifting scents of basil and lemon will instantly make you feel refreshed. Wave goodbye to bad vibes.
It’d be rude not to talk about a face massage tools when our Instagram feeds are filled with tutorials on how to use them (are we doing it right? Not sure). This Jade massage tool is inspired by the ancient Chinese culture, where such ‘devices’ where used to massage the face in order to help prevent signs of ageing. When used correctly, the tool increases blood circulation and helps de-puff the skin. Simply swipe it along the natural contours of your face (cheekbones and jawline, as well as the orbital bone to help increase circulation around the eyes) and follow up with your skincare routine.
To make your bath time even more relaxing, try these Himalayan Pink Salts which contain powdered Rose Quartz Crystals – they will help relieve stress and relax muscles. Infused with no less than thirteen oils, the smell is absolutely divine, with warm vanilla and citrusy scents to help you unwind.