Besides diamonds being a girl’s best friend, they are also the hardest substance known to man. Therefore, they can be used for more than just accessories! For centuries, diamonds have been used as alternative medicines. It has been said that diamonds are capable of increasing energy and brain activity while improving glaucoma. Although these claims have never been scientifically validated, diamonds have come to symbolize generosity, prosperity and love. Diamonds are the strongest mineral on earth, and are often used not only in jewelry, but also for industrial equipment to cut hard surfaces. Whoever thought they could also be used in cosmetics?
The popularity of diamonds is most likely attributed to their beauty. When polished and cut, the sparkle and shimmer of a diamond may seem rather hypnotic to some. Although most of us are familiar with the "4 c’s” cut, color, clarity and carat, many of us often confuse carat as being a measurement of size when it is actually a measurement of weight. The term carat is derived from the Greek word "keration”, which is the fruit of a carob. Carob seeds were noted to have uniform weight and were originally used as weights on precision scales. Our confusion with the word carat does however seem logical, as larger diamonds tend to weigh more than smaller diamonds. Many of us may want a large diamond due to the value; but from an aesthetic sense, they may be more appealing due to the greater distance the light must travel. This results in an increased prism effect, which we register as a greater sparkle and shimmer than we see in a smaller diamonds.
SCIENCE & BENEFITS
Although most are familiar with the traditional white color, diamond color can occur in blue, green, black, pink, violet, orange, purple and red, though yellow and brown are by far the most common colors. Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration as a result of a compound replacing a carbon atom in the crystal lattice known as a carbon flaw.
But why would we ever think to use diamonds in cosmetics? Our skin is a living organ that is constantly changing. The epidermis is comprised of several layers, with the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells. These cells tend to build up over time and without proper exfoliation our skin appears dull and dry. By regularly exfoliating, we can keep our skin looking smooth and revitalized while evening out our skin tone. FSS Diamond Dust consists of diamonds that are ground into a fine powder for use as an exfoliant in personal care and cosmetic products.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rated.