Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Innovation Gems and stones in skincare

  • belassi

    September 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    No, merely inert filler except of course for gypsum (plaster) and cement, which may prove useful for filling in the craters after a bad acne attack. Smoothing the rough spots after, best use 400 grade sandpaper.

  • MarkBroussard

    September 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm


    No, that’s all marketing hype.  Gems and stones won’t do a thing for your skin.

  • zaidjeber

    September 28, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Hi guys
    @Belassi is right, its inert filter in some of the CC creams from Korea, look at Chriszen Roller Moist Cream that contains synthetic sapphire 
    02 honey beige
    water, butylene glycol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide (c1
    77891), cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl salicylate, cyclohexasiloxane, butylene
    glycol, dicaprylate/dicaprate, niacinamide, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone,
    zinc oxide, dipentaerythrityl hexahydroxystearate/hexastearate/hexarosinate,
    talc, cetyl dimethicone/bis-vinyldimethicone crosspolymer, sodium hyaluronate,
    octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, dimethicone,
    magnesium sulfate, disteardimonium hectorite, biosaccharide gum-1,
    dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, trihydroxystearin, caprylyl glycol,
    triethoxycaprylylsilane, aluminum hydroxide, phenyl trimethicone, hydrogenated
    starch hydrolysate, allantoin, dimethicone crosspolymer, hydrogenated lecithin,
    synthetic sapphire, glycerin, caprylhydroxamic
    acid, adenosine, glutathione, ceramide 3, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder,
    saccharide isomerate, hydrolyzed extensin, sorbitol, lecithin, panthenol,
    glycosyl trehalose, tocopheryl acetate, glyceryl linolenate, glyceryl linoleate,
    retinyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum,
    hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci77491), iron
    oxides (ci 77499), ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, disodium edta,

  • zaidjeber

    September 28, 2017 at 7:27 am

    search this: RonaFlair® White Sapphire – A Touch of Luxury

  • Doreen

    September 28, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    No inert filter, but an inert filler: fairydust.
    If you pulverize sapphire, you just have mainly aluminum oxide.
    Just because it’s expensive blingbling, doesn’t mean it’s useful in skincare.
    Platinum derivatives are being used in chemotherapeutics for example, very toxic. Still people are amazed to hear that.

    Using fairydust for marketing purposes rather than having a good skin active doesn’t sound ‘innovative’ to me.

  • belassi

    September 29, 2017 at 12:05 am

    titanium dioxide - fake lightening effect and blemish concealer
    zinc oxide - filler, sunscreen
    talc - filler, concealer
    magnesium sulfate - filler, buffer
    aluminum hydroxide - filler, pH adjuster
    iron oxides - filler, colouring agent

  • zaidjeber

    September 29, 2017 at 1:44 am

    @Doreen81 it is a fairy dust, that we know, others don’t know  :p and that what marketing have been playing on.
    @Belassi great explanation, you have nailed it on the head  :D B)

  • Doreen

    September 29, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Maybe they can convert some aluminum fearing chemophobes ;) 
    I love @Belassi ‘s comments too  :D 

  • Sabah

    October 2, 2017 at 3:42 am

    How can i make a natural facial sunscreen while using totally natural oils face cream?? Please does anyone have the idea? And what is usually the most effective ingrediend for UV protection?

  • OldPerry

    October 2, 2017 at 11:52 am

    @Sabah - you should start a new discussion if you want your question answered.

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