Time to Shine

Co-owner Jonathan Pelly gives a customer a mineral boost.

Could diamonds be your skin’s best friend too? At a new luxury skincare boutique called Kristals, opened recently on the already gem-studded Avenue, co-owner Jonathan Pelly says the answer is yes. “Minerals come from nature and they really are naturally effective,” says the skin care pro about the special ingredients used in trace amounts in products such an Antigravity Spark Eye Mask, which blends soluble collagen and other boosters with diamond powder. Diamonds have light reflective properties that can make skin look younger and brighter and they’re also beneficial as an exfoliant. You can treat your skin to Gold Perfecting Cream, Rock Crystal Refining Moisturizer, Rose Quartz Cream as well as the Ruby Super Wrinkle Kit, which Pelly calls an alternative to Botox as it contains ingredients for immediate skin firming. The line addresses all kinds of skincare needs, such as uneven skin tone, age spots, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. At the new Kristals location, a chic space with white-washed floors, hide rugs, white leather lounge chairs and a touch of bling from three crystal chandeliers hanging above, you can also schedule facials with an esthetician who offers customized treatments in the spa rooms in back. Pelly, who’s been working with the Kristals line for a decade, says he spent time in Greenwich during the summer while growing up and has always wanted a business in town: “It was a dream to open here.”

229 Greenwich Ave.; 203-769-7900; kristals.com

check out some of the lotions and potions, and the gems that give them their power

GM-TN-TimetoShine-1Super Facial Serum

Key Characteristics
Strengthens and nourishes the skin.
Creates a youthful glow.
Promotes overall skin health.

GM-TN-TimetoShine-324K Gold Eye
Perfecting Cream


Key Characteristics
Nourishes skin with antioxidants.
Increases skin’s elasticity and flexibility.
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

GM-TN-TimetoShine-5Multi-Vitamin C
Dark-Spot Corrector


Key Characteristics
Minimizes the appearance of pores.
Reduces fine lines.
Evens skin tone.

GM-TN-TimetoShine-7Multi Action Toner

Key Characteristics
Cleanses and protects the skin.
Promotes overall skin health.



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