ELLE, March 2017
Celebrity facialists are using precious stones for acne, wrinkles, and glow.
In the last few years, crystals have become ubiquitous in wellness enclaves. Every yoga studio has clusters of them in corners, chic beauty and wellness spaces like at CAP Beauty and Taryn Toomey's studio have crystals inlaid into their floors, and celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, and Miranda Kerr laud the mental health benefits they get from their precious stones. Now, using crystals as facial massage tools is taking off. Celebrity facialist Georgia Louise, who treats the likes of Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston, created her own rose quartz tool called the Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone for puffiness- and wrinkle-reducing face massage; the Chinese medicine massage technique of gua sha using flat-shaped precious stones is rapidly becoming a beloved technique among holistic facialists coast to coast; and the founder of gem-infused Själ skincare brand, Kristin Petrovich, recently published her book Elemental Energy, which is like a beginners guide for precious stones to use in beauty rituals like at-home skin care and baths.