Bored of Botox or other expensive treatments in the hopes of turning back the clock? Some women have been convinced that a quirky new technique is just as effective.
Inspired by the likes of Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham, who swear by the healing powers of crystal, women are rubbing rose quartz over their faces in the hopes of looking good.
The founder of The Colourful Dot, Laurey Simmons, who assisted Princess Diana’s makeup artist, Mary Greenwell, has penned the book The Inner Beauty Bible, based on the power of crystals.
She says that rose quartz has long been used in beauty rituals across the world and is famed for its healing properties.
Georgia Louise Esk, who counts Emma Stone and Linda Evangelista among her clients, is another woman showing off the technique on social media – and has even created a £29 rose quartz butterfly stone to use on her clients.
Georgia tells her clients to massage their face weekly with the stone and promises it can give them a more ‘contoured’ look and dramatically smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Apparently the stone also helps in detoxifying the skin and reducing pufnes in the face and around the eyes.
Elizabeth Rose, resident Healer at Gazelli House in Londin says that the fatigue and emotional stress shown in the skin can be removed by the rose quartz which clears negative emotions and stabilises and balances feelings.
However, Dr Yannis Alexandrides, British And American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon And Founder Of 111 Harley St and 111SKIN, isn’t convinced.
He says that while massage stones are often used to heighten a facial experience, there is no clinical evidence to suggest that they have an effect on skin – even if the quartz remained on – or absorbed into – the skin, it would not have any benefits.