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Why crystal healing is the biggest wellness trend right now

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 March 2018, 15:21 IST

The world is now learning about what the forefathers in India and the Eastern countries knew all along—the healing power of crystals. So while we here in India (at least a majority of us) have been carrying our crystals with us for luck, good health, safety, abundance and more for years, it’s now the turn of international celebrities. From adding them to interiors to carrying them in their bags or wearing them as accessories or in beauty products and water, crystals have been fast gaining popularity the world over.

Leading the pack, of course, is none other than Lady Gaga. During the filming of 'Kickstarter', the songstress apparently learnt how she could use crystals for healing. Other celebs too have been taken in by the apparent healing power of these gemstones, including British singer/songwriter Adele, Victoria and David Beckham, Katy Perry and many others who never forget to travel without their crystals.

In the last few years, given the rising stress levels across the globe, wellness has taken on a new meaning and has become a big priority. Concepts like crystal healing, affirmations, Reiki and yoga in all its variations have become a part of this phenomenon.
Far be it for the fashion industry to ignore this popular trend. Dior’s cruise collection incorporated the ‘Motherpeace’ symbol and constellations, while at Vetements, long-lined coats now come embellished with horoscopes.

If reports are to be believed, in keeping with the trends is ultraviolet, named the colour of 2018 by Pantone. UV, it says, represents the cosmos, the godly (papal purple), and the princely (um, Prince), and communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking. It’s an in-between colour, open to interpretation. And it was on the catwalk at Marni, Martine Rose and Kenzo.

Beauty houses, of course, are not far behind. Herbivore Botanicals has launched Rose Quartz and Jade crystal rollers. While they claim the former improves blood circulation, elasticity of the skin promotes lymphatic drainage and reduces puffiness and wrinkles, the latter promises to 'cool, tighten and depuff your face in seconds'.

Then there are Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics beauty products, that are made from water filtered through rose quartz to give the 'vibration of self-love'. While beauty guru Emily Weiss’s Glossier skincare and make-up line has been steadily gaining clients since it first launched, what’s drawing fans, including model Kate Moss, is her Haloscope highlighter stick, available in either Quartz or bronze Topaz, guaranteeing a luminous glow.

While the West may be late to the party, they’re certainly catching on fast to the mysticism of the East. First it was yoga, and now, it seems crystals is the new fascination.

First published: 16 March 2018, 15:19 IST