Meet malachite, the gemstone being billed as the botox of crystals
Relaxation, meet results.
By Delaney Loane
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 16 2020
The topic of spirituality's place in skincare remains one of great debate; and yet many beauty brands continue to make a convincing case regarding efficacy, often pulling from the gemstone gang when formulating their best and brightest.
With a chemical composition that stimulates collagen production, enhances elasticity and fights wrinkles (hence the botox comparison), it's proving as valuable to complexions as it is to chakras.
Utilised by the likes of Goop and Darphin, malachite is certainly causing a stir in the skincare space. BEAUTYcrew spoke to April Roberts, Australian & New Zealand National Trainer for Sisley Paris to find out more.
WHY WERE MALACHITE CRYSTALS SELECTED FOR USE IN SKINCARE?
"Rich in copper, this mineral's anti-free radical properties help to protect cellular structures. For this reason, malachite has been specially selected by Sisley Research in order to strengthen the skin's natural defenses," Roberts explains. "Copper is involved in the synthesis of keratin, a protein that helps to retain water in the outermost layer of the epidermis," she shares.
WHAT SKIN BENEFITS DOES MALACHITE OFFER?
"Features are smoothed and dehydrated lines are plumped. As malachite also helps to protect against free radicals, the long-term results will [include] a stronger skin barrier and minimised signs of ageing," Roberts tells BEAUTYcrew.
WHICH SKIN TYPE WOULD BEST REAP THE BENEFITS OF MALACHITE?
"Being an ingredient that will help to better retain water in the skin and protect, every skin type and condition can benefit from malachite," she says. "It is safe for all skin types and conditions, including sensitivity."
HOW INSTANTLY CAN MALACHITE SKINCARE PRODUCTS PROVIDE RESULTS?
Malachite isn't messing around when it comes to efficiency. "Within first application of Sisley products containing malachite, customers will instantly feel and see a difference in the texture of the skin and the overall comfort," explains Roberts.