Trend Alert: Skin Care Inspired By Your Jewelry Box
By Anna Jimenez |
You want your face cream to be rich, but how rich? Dripping in diamonds-rich apparently. There is a new class of skin-care products available that take luxury to the next level. As it turns out, diamonds, gold and platinum are inspiring skin-care companies to take these precious stones and metals (or the idea of them) out of your jewelry box and into your nightly regimen.
Natura Bisse's Diamond White Intensive Lightening Corrective Treatment ($315) doesn't actually contain diamonds, but it increases luminosity in your skin with a shock treatment for discoloration, photo-aging and spots to reveal a "porcelain complexion." It's the maslinic, dioic, phytic, glycolic and peroxy acids that take your skin from dull to dazzling.
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream ($420) will give Tiffany's a run for its money. It contains small particles of gold and real silk which together are apparently highly anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying.
The La Mer The Refining Facial ($75) doesn’t have diamonds in the name but is chock full of them. Infused with almost two carats of diamond powder, this cleanser buffs your skin beautiful with one of the hardest substances known to man. It boosts skin's brightness and radiance with deep exfoliation.
And if you're really in the market for a fancy face cream, just south of a grand, La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare ($980) contains one of the world's most expensive and precious metals—platinum. It recharges the skin’s electrical balance, which improves the absorption of beneficial nutrients and preserves skin's texture and tone to restore a radiant glow.