Diamonds are a skin care formulator’s best friend - apparently

By Michelle Yeomans

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Diamonds are a skin care formulator’s best friend - apparently
Despite already being thought of as a girl’s best friend, diamonds are being favoured in a new way as more skin care formulators are turning to the material for skin care purposes.

The rocks are trending as somewhat of a hot ingredient in the cosmetics sector as an influx of skin care ranges appear on the market featuring white and black diamonds that are said to contain properties that boost the supply of collagen.

Utilising white diamond power

French based firm Rene have created a skin care collection around the inclusion of microfine powder of white diamonds, that it says works to tame and heal common complexion problems. 

Rene's creator is said to have been drawn to the diamond due to the fact that it has long stood as a symbol for purity that helps with rebalancing the metabolism, strengthening the body and drawing positive energy towards its wearers, and most recently, because of its newfound ability to exfoliate and nourish the skin.

"The 31° Diamond Skincare Collection features a Detox Peeling Gel that's exfoliating and renewing properties solely come from the diamond powder, coupled with the antioxidant rich and soothing qualities of berry extracts and flower essences​."

While others are opting for the darker kind..

Elsewhere; global company 'Forever Flawless' has made a mission of developing its range around black diamonds, as it says they, unlike their paler counterparts, which reflect and bounce away light, absorb and manipulate it, helping to even out skin tone and improve the complexion.

Also known as carbonado, black diamonds convert normal UV rays, invisible to the naked eye, into blue light, or photoluminescence, which is scattered across the surface of the skin, emitting a subtle blue glow. This reportedly makes the complexion appear more youthful by helping reduce the appearance of shadows, wrinkles, pigmentation and discoloration.

"Our research team discovered that skin care products containing extra-fine diamond powder gently exfoliated the top layer of skin, allowing the vitamins, moisturizers, botanicals, and age-defying ingredients in our products to penetrate deeper and more effectively​."

Forever Flawless Age-Defying Serum is an advanced peptide enriched formula designed to battle the signs of aging. Utilizing peptides, exclusive minerals and vitamins, and natural diamond powder, this serum enriches the skin with cell reconstructing agents to battle the aging process. Rich in emollients, hydrating agents, plant extracts, and essential oils, this serum ensures a more energized and radiant skin appearance.

The cosmetic company says clinical trials carried out on around 1,000 women, the black diamond serum was said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by up to 65 per cent in just 28 days.

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