If diamonds are truly a girl’s best friend, then you certainly ought to be acquainted with this ACELABS skincare series, a luxurious line that doesn’t break the bank. The UK-owned cosmeceutical brand has come up with something quite special indeed — a Korean-made skincare range of diamond-infused cosmetics that uses real diamond power within each of the products’ safe and bioactive formulas, meant for those who’d like to achieve radiant, youthful skin.
Now, with diamonds being one of the hardest materials in the world, you might be surprised to find it being used to skincare, which is often touted to be gentle and soothing on your skin. Here’s why it works — diamonds make excellent exfoliators. Read on for a deep-dive into the innovative technology, and why it’s an essential ingredient in ACELABS’ star product, their Diamond Drop ampoule.
How do diamonds work in our skincare?
The easy answer: diamonds provide gentle exfoliation. When ground into the very, very fine microparticles, the glittering gemstone can actually help remove dead skin cells and other impurities, gently smoothing away roughness and uneven patches to unveil brighter-looking skin. With this infused into your skincare, active ingredients from the same skincare product, or others, are also able to penetrate better into deep layers of the skin, making them more effective.
Another benefit of diamond powder is that it gives an instant “soft-focus” effect when used on skin. It scatters blue and green light, which then diminishes the appearance of skin imperfections such as shadows, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and pigmentation; what you then get is a luminous glow.
How safe is diamond powder on our skin?
Of course, you might still be skeptical about where the diamonds are from, or how safe they are for your skin. ACELABS gives the assurance that their diamonds are ethically-sourced from South Africa in cruelty-free and certified-fair trade conditions, then ground into micronized powder in New York, before they’re infused into the skincare line.
A unique polymerisation process also ensures that the ACELABS Diamond Powder is 100% functional and safe to use for skin, without causing irritation. Their products are also suitable for all skin types, including sensitive ones, and are made without harmful ingredients such as parabens, phenoxyethanol, alcohol, SLS, and more.
— The ACELABS Lumiere Rebalancing Diamond Drop
With these frequently-asked questions out of the way, it’s time we talked about ACELAB’s key product and the star of the Lumiere Diamond range. The Lumiere Rebalancing Diamond Drop Advanced Probiotics Ampoule is a brightening ampoule formulated with probiotics, hyaluronic acid, and diamond powder, of course. It also has plenty of anti-ageing benefits.
Just like most of the skincare products in the range, it’s powered by ACELABS’ exclusive S.M.A.R.T Care Technology, where clinically-proven and science-backed bioactive ingredients work in tandem to do the following — Soothe damaged skin; Moisturise up to 8 hours; provide Anti-ageing effects; Regenerate skin; all while paying attention to Texture, making sure that these formulas sink into the skin immediately.
For the Diamond Drop ampoule, it’s specifically infused with Probiotics derived from fermentation, which help skin restore its strength, firmness, balance, and hydration. The latter is further enhanced by Hyaluronic Acid and micro-oil particles, which replenish and moisturise the skin even within its deeper layers, for a smooth and plump complexion.
In fact, in a survey conducted among 241 participants early this year, these were the results:
- 9 out of 10 agreed that the Diamond Drop helps brighten the skin within just 14 days.
- 9 out of 10 agreed that the Diamond Drop helps to reduce fine lines on their skin.
Interestingly enough, this one’s also an Ampoule, which we usually know as a pre-serum as well. However, ACELABS’ Diamond Drop ampoule replaces the serum step in the range, and is called as such, because the formula captures the far more lightweight texture of an ampoule, which absorbs instantly into the skin, on top of the high concentration of actives we usually love ampoules for. And while most ampoules are ideal for use only 2 – 3 times a week, as sort of a skincare booster, we’re told that the Diamond Drop is safe to use daily, and both day and night.
The full Lumiere Diamond series includes:
- Lumiere Low PH Diamond Essence Cleanser, $13.90
- Lumiere Diamond Essence, $29.90
- Lumiere Rebalancing Diamond Drop, $56.90
- Lumiere Diamond Cream, $54.90
- Lumiere Diamond Luminous Intense Brightening Mask, $32.90
The ACELABS Lumiere Diamond Skincare range, available exclusively at WATSONS, their official website, and the ACELABS SHOPEE FLAGSHIP STORE.