SYMBOL OF LUXURY
Diamonds are undeniably a symbol of luxury. All you have to do is look at the celebs walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards, adorned with show-stopping diamonds on their ears, necks, wrists and fingers, to know that diamonds represent the epitome of luxury.
SKINCARE`S NEWEST JEWEL
The precious gemstones were once the exclusive domain of the jewelry industry, but the beauty industry is now embracing diamonds as well, incorporating them into a variety of skincare products.
Silver, gold and platinum - three of the most precious metals on the planet - paved the way for the entree of diamonds into the world of skincare. But what skincare benefits are diamonds offering? Is diamond-infused skincare really worth the investment?
When it comes to diamonds, there are two indisputable skincare claims: brightening and exfoliating. Other claims haven’t been proven.
Diamonds are some of the most reflective substances in the world. In skincare products, diamond dust, nanoparticles or clusters can reflect light in different directions. They can create an optical diffusion - a blurring effect on the skin, evening out skin tone and improving the complexion. This is especially beneficial in anti-aging products, as the blurring effect can instantaneously reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whereas the anti-aging actives need more time to achieve deeper, more sustained, long-term effects.
Swiss line`s Brightening Diamond Serum is an example of a diamond-infused skincare product that brings the brilliance of diamonds to the complexion, while offering anti-aging benefits and an unparalleled sensory experience.
The dual serum formula features a unique technology that creates a suspension in which micronized real diamonds clusters are formed in micro-capsules without a membrane, enabling the even dispersion of the product with no unwanted residue. In addition to instantaneous brightness, improved clarity and a more even skin tone provided by the diamonds, an award-winning anti-aging peptide and other powerful firming and tightening ingredients help to make the skin look younger and healthier.
Diamond particles can facilitate exfoliation – making it a perfect ingredient for facial cleansing and peeling products. As diamonds have a naturally hard composition, the miniscule particles of diamonds in exfoliating products can gently scrub away dirt and dead skin from the pores and the skin’s surface. This microdermabrasion gently sands the skin and can even remove light scars, skin discolorations, and sun damage. The diamond particles used in these types of formulations are designed to be smoother, so that they can effectively exfoliate without causing abrasions to the skin. Once the skin has been exfoliated, it is primed for the absorption and penetration of vitamins, moisturizers, botanicals and anti-aging ingredients.
In addition to topical exfoliating products with diamonds, professional skincare therapists for some time now have been offering microdermabrasion treatments using diamond-tipped wands to remove the top layer (epidermis) of the skin to stimulate new skin growth.
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