Diamonds are Everywhere
Over the years it has become more and more common to find diamonds no longer limited to rings and fine jewellery but making appearances in all sorts of other products and markets. Whilst some industries like that of the medicine and the technology industries seem to be using diamond to make legitimate progress in their respective fields and using diamonds for the greater good it would seem other uses are just plain absurd. The growing market for diamond cosmetics is either completely brilliant or totally mad. What do you think?
The Diamond Cosmetics Craze
Diamonds in the jewellery market will always be extremely popular, with traditions to uphold and most girls dreaming of that sparkly diamond ring since childhood however we are not sure the same can be said for the latest craze. Diamond Cosmetics….which is the use of diamond powders or particles in cosmetics. Pushing up the price tag on products ranging from nail polish and nail files through to shampoo and conditioner and even anti aging serums. The real question however is do the products work better with their high end price tags and diamond dust than the every day brands? Or are the products just an unnecessary luxury brand sold to the rich and famous?
What is Out There?
A number of brands have launched diamond cosmetics ranges which include diamond powders in their products. One brand describes itself as a luxury skincare brand that provides products that are perfect for use at home with scientific evidence associated with positive effects. The range of products consists of black, white, pink and blue diamond anti-aging products which include extra- fine diamond powder, a hefty price tag of hundreds of pounds and the promise of ‘flawless’, or at the very least younger looking skin.
Other products on the diamond cosmetics market include nail files and nail polish. A company selling polished steel nail files coated with small diamond particles for approximately $20, claim that their file will smooth away rough nail edges and callouses easily and work better than your traditional nail file. However women have expressed concerns for carrying a diamond encrusted $20 nail file around with them when there is the risk of it getting lost and the money going down the drain.
Nail polishes with diamond embellishments have been modeled by celebrities although it would seem the majority of brands that include diamond powder in their products just give the same effects as standard glitter nail polishes that do not include diamond traces. Therefore the success of diamond cosmetics, which appear to have no advantages over cheaper and less extravagant competitors is questionable.
The Science-y Bit
Experts in dermatology have expressed mixed views on the success of diamond cosmetics. There is a strong view that the inclusion of diamonds may have less to do with creating a better product that works and more to do with creating a luxury brand that will sell at the high end of the market. It is no surprise to experts that diamond cosmetics are the next step with the cosmetics market previously including products containing caviar, champagne and gold. All are more glamorous than bovine collagen and marine algae which are crucial ingredients in skin care creams and lotions. But algae does not necessarily make people want to buy the item, and diamonds certainly do.
On the other hand jewels including diamonds are rich with ancient beliefs involving healing properties and diamonds are claimed to aid with anti aging by reflecting light to make skin look younger and radiant. It is also understood that tiny gems and diamond powder can be useful in body scrubs as they make good exfoliants. However it is unlikely that diamonds in cosmetics are likely to work any better than products without. One thing is certain though, they will indeed break the bank balance, so you would be much better off buying that diamond for a ring or pendant from DiamondGeezer.com and ensure that special someone has a Christmas they won’t forget!