Diamonds, Pearls, Gold, Silver and Caviar — Oh My! Luxurious Beauty Products Are They Really Worth It?

Azature Black Diamond Nail Polish

The black diamond king, Azature launches this Black Diamond polish that contains one real black diamond and is packaged in a Talk about “dripping in diamonds,” a limited edition nail polish by celebrity and royalty jewelry designer AZATURE is being touted as the most expensive nail polish in the world. The price tag? $250,000. And with good reason—each bottle contains 267 carats worth of black diamonds (a specialty of the jeweler). Of course, not too many are willing to spend that amount of money on nail polish (diamond lovers or not), which is why the brand has also created a “lower-end” version of the nail polish for the price of $25. The color is the brand’s signature black and offers a glittery sheen that resembles the sparkle of diamonds, but contains only one real black diamond per bottle.

Exciting New Dimension in Nail Polish!

Ciaté is introducing the Caviar Manicure a 3D Nail Polish Kit that is available at Sephora:  http://www.sephora.com/.

Dotted style: The caviar manicure by Ciate — created by sticking tiny beads to polish — is the latest extreme nails trend taking ladies by storm.

My Beauty Diary - Pearl Powder Mask (10 Sheets)

My Beauty Diary Pearl Powder Mask

Whitens nourishes and revitalizes skin. It is ideal for all skin types, especially dull and damaged skin.  Creates translucent and whitened skin: Super fine pearl powder contains various amino acid and microelements which permeate into skin, performing watery and white skin. Mulberry peel essence hydrates skin.  Revitalizes and nourishes skin: Vitamin B and seaweed complex revitalize and nourish skin while licorice and citrus ingredients condition and nourish skin.   Amazing Nanospheres Technology: Structured with plenty of tiny holes, it enhances absorption of nourishment, leaving skin moisturized.

*Would not recommend for anyone with a seaweed/seafood/shellfish allergy.

Pevonia Botanica Timeless Myoxy Caviar Repair Cream

Pevonia Botanica

Timeless Myoxy Caviar Repair Cream

An opulent tri-phase homogenised cream, Time Repair is enriched with Caviar, Pearl and Escutox, which are all abundant in potent actives. Its silky texture is easily absorbed, leaving skin with a healthy, youthful glow. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Caviar Extract tightens, firms, and lifts. Pearl Powder adds a luminous, healthy glow. Vitamin A smooths dry skin, improves elasticity, and thickens the epidermis. Excellent for mature or dry skin.

*I would not recommend using Caviar or Pearl products if you have a seafood/shellfish allergy.

LaRocca Skincare Daily Hydrating Moisturizer with SPF 15

Restore your skins suppleness with this delightfully lightweight moisturizer from LaRocca. 24K colloidal gold* and other firming ingredients work to boost cell turnover for a younger-looking complexion. Jojoba seed oil, squalane and apricot kernel oil deliver luscious hydration, moisture and healing action.

*I have tried this product.  It didn’t seem to do anything special for my skin. My worry is that it may cause inflammatory reactions like contact dermatitis.

Here is an article from The New York Times on Gold in Skin Care

Silver Powder

Mario Badescu Silver Powder

For excessive, stubborn blackheads, this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion.   Silver and most silver compounds have an oligodynamic effect and are toxic for bacteria, algae, and fungi. The oligodynamic effect is typical for heavy metals, but, among the elements that have this effect, silver is the least toxic for humans. The antibacterial action of silver is dependent on the silver ion the ability of the biologically active silver ion (Ag+) to irreversibly damage key enzyme systems in the cell membranes of pathogens.

*Colloidal silver preparations (CSP) are antibacterial and can help acne, but there are better acne solutions out there.  Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, or Salicylic acid for example.  CSP should not be taken orally, silver can accumulate in the body!

 

 

 

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