Holistic beauty is making its way into the mainstream. You can spot signs of this everywhere from high-end spas and facialists coast to coast to beauty products infused with healing gems to health supplements (like my favorite from Moon Juice) that work synergistically at the deepest levels to heal and enhance your beauty, brain, body, sexual energy, sleep and spirit.
This weekend, I had the pleasure of receiving a very unique treatment at New York’s L. Raphael Spa that got me thinking about this holistic beauty trend: the Diamond Ony-Lift (which actually premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival), is a treatment perfect for those who are looking for serious hydration and for a toned and glowing look. As its name suggests, diamonds are the hallmark of this facial. Why diamonds, you ask? Not only are they captivating with their brilliance and shine, diamonds also pack a big beauty punch.
With its rigid lattice network, diamonds are known to be the hardest natural material on earth that when pulverized create an exquisite, micro-fine dust that is becoming increasingly popular in luxury beauty treatments. Diamond dust, when applied topically, gently exfoliates skin, evens its texture, tones, polishes, and restores its natural radiance.
Although Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, they are not the only crystal that can be used to heal and enhance. In fact, every crystal has a different vibration, a different healing energy that works with our own chemistry to help restore our body’s natural health and balance. Crystals have been used for centuries for healing because they work with the human energy fields and can even move, absorb, focus, direct and diffuse energy within the body. Sound hokey to you? I thought so too until I gave them a try. I started sleeping with three heart crystals from Switzerland next to my bed. Sometimes when I’m feeling off balance, I’ll put them under my pillow.
It’s crazy to this, but crystals are alive and have a very high and precise rate of vibration, which is why they work well when infused into beauty products. They have also become the cornerstone of holistic beauty. These are some of my favorite crystal-infused brands and products that are making waves this summer in the beauty world. Each line I personally love, so shop away.
Aquarian Souls Headache Oil (Quartz & Amethyst): Quartz is one of the most powerful healing and energy amplifiers on the planet. Amethyst is super powerful and protective and is a natural tranquilizer. This oil – composed of these two powerful crystals – absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. It was created with 100% pure almond oil, has a minty, green, fresh floral fragrance and is the perfect alternative to your Advil, so seriously, stop taking painkillers and use this beautiful oil instead.
Sisley Eye Contour Mask (Malachite): Sometimes eye cream just isn’t enough. This eye mask is specifically geared towards reducing under-eye puffiness and formulated to treat that fragile skin around the eyes. With its unique combination of plant-based active ingredients, vitamins, and malachite, it works within 10-minutes to hydrate and reduce signs of fatigue! Fine lines around the eye are visibly smoothed and puffiness as well as dark circles are visibly reduced.
Curator Palo Santo & Cedarwood Essential Water (Quartz): These beautiful bottles of lunar-infused glacial water, pure essential oils, natural floral hydrosols, Pacific Northwest flower essences, and a quartz crystal are completely and utterly transformative. Shake well to blend and mist the body, hair, linens, and atmosphere for a luxe aromatic experience. Infused under the New and Full Moons.
Poppy Someday Marfa Moon Mist (Tourmaline): This intoxicating mix of Frankincense and Petitgrain calms your mind and body, clearing out any negativity surrounding you. It’s also infused with a Tourmaline Crystal to help protect against life’s turbulence. It’s organic, all-natural, and is great to use to bring moisture to the body or to even help freshen up a room. You should also really read: A Mental Detox: 5 Easy Ways to Eliminate those Negative Thoughts.
Shiva Rose Venus Body Oil (Rose Quartz): Sustainable beauty and lifestyle expert Shiva Rose recently launched her very own line of crystal-infused products. This body oil is made with actual pulverized rose quartz crystals to “bring the wearer love, peace and tranquility.” It smells of sexiness and coconut and is even spiritually uplifting. I have been applying it like crazy!
Herbivore Brightening Facial Mask (Tourmaline): You can never have enough face masks… and this is one more to add into the rotation. It’s formulated with tourmaline, a gemstone found in Brazil, which channels the healing essence in nature to give your skin a boost in radiance and vitality. When it is rubbed into the skin, it naturally becomes positively charged on one end and negatively charged on the other. This reaction helps to vitalize skin while also allowing other ingredients to absorb more deeply into the skin. It is warming, increases circulation and glow, detoxifying, clarifying, and incredibly skin smoothing.
Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting SPF 30 (Diamond): This non-chemical (see my favorite and green sunscreens here!) sunscreen is made of diamond-encapsulated powder, which redirects light and blurs imperfections. Diamonds are also known to “absorb positive energy,” which makes this particular SPF a summer must-have for days basking in the beautiful sun.