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Beyonce has revealed the secret behind her on-stage sparkle is having the Natura Bissé Diamond Dust Skin Perfection treatment.

The $133 treatment uses so-called “magnetic therapy to give what they say is an ‘overall sense of well-being as well as perfect skin”.

Beyonce has revealed the secret behind her on-stage sparkle is having the Natura Bissé Diamond Dust Skin Perfection treatment

Beyonce has revealed the secret behind her on-stage sparkle is having the Natura Bissé Diamond Dust Skin Perfection treatment

Early magnetic therapy techniques inspired Natura Bissé to create the Diamond Magnetic treatment, which uses diamond dust, lavender, essential oils and properties of the ancient healing art of Magnetic Therapy, a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic fields.

Therapists lather Beyonce with luminous mud and diamond dust, which they combine with the use of magnetic tools and massage.

This multi-sensorial experience is said to amplify energy, unload tension and fight the skin’s signs of ageing.

Speaking about Natura Bissé’s beauty range, which are used on the singer during the treatment, she said: “My friends always give me the products because I’m so behind, but I use a really good moisturizer called Diamond Crème by Natura Bissé.

“It’s really light. I’ve given it [to my friends] a lot, I always turn my friends onto it.”


According to a new survey, a staggering 90% of men believe that their partners are natural beauties with less than a third of women believing this to be the case.

One quarter of women surveyed confessed to having at least one beauty secret, while 23% confided that nobody (even their friends) really knows the extent of their beautifying.

Top of the confidential list is waxing or bleaching their moustache, with 27% admitting that this would be the worst beauty secret their partner could discover.

Other list toppers are the fear of partners discovering underarm hair (35%), stubbly legs (23%) and grey roots (12%).

As well as helping women to cover up these beauty faux-pas’ and look their personal best, the research reveals that beauty secrets could in fact be healthy for relationships.

Of the British men polled, 87% said that they don’t mind if their partner keeps some of her beauty rituals hidden, a view supported by women, with 70% who keep a beauty secret from their partner believing it to be key to a good relationship.

Psychologist and psychotherapist Rachel Shattock Dawson said: “In an age where very little remains taboo, many women still prefer to keep some things private, believing that there’s a place for a little mystery and mystique even within their closest relationships.

“Knowing your hair looks great and that you look your natural best clearly pays great dividends in confidence and self-esteem.

“However, some of our beauty rituals aren’t the most romantic sights to witness. Some women prefer to keep these activities behind closed doors to keep the romance alive and to appear more naturally sexy and attractive to their partners.”

A staggering 90 percent of men believe that their partners are natural beauties

A staggering 90 percent of men believe that their partners are natural beauties

The research, conducted by leading home hair color brand nice ‘n easy, uncovers further fascinating insights into women’s motivations for all this hard work, pointing to the fact that women want to look good to feel good for themselves.

For some, it’s simply a case of achieving the look they think suits them best; 37% of women for example state that their hair color is the color they were born to have, not born with (a view supported by 45% of blondes).

Yet, beautifying appears to be a huge self-esteem boost too, as three quarters believe that they are much more confident when they have completed their beauty regime and 61% say that that they feel like a new person.


• Waxing or bleaching moustache (94%)

• Waxing bikini line (90%)

• Whitening teeth (90%)

• Applying fake tan (79%)

• Plucking eyebrows (41%)

• Coloring hair (36%)



The latest beauty buzzword for the Hollywood hotlist is BB or Blemish Balm creams.

Like the beauty equivalent of a brand new iPhone, BB creams are multi-functional products that harness smart new technology and ingredients so you can replace your serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sun block, all presented in one neat little all-in-one package.

This new hybrid product, which sits between skincare and make up, gives skin a natural luminous look – meaning BB creams are fast becoming the beauty secret of celebrities and their make-up artists worldwide.

BB creams originated in Germany where a dermatologist gave it to her clients who had undergone laser treatments, which left the skin sensitized and vulnerable to the sun.

BB creams then quickly become popular in Korea and across Asia in the mid-Noughties and most recently amongst A-listers and make-up artists for their amazing skin nourishing benefits, which also leave skin primed and with a healthy glow.

Lieve Declercq, Origins Global Spokesperson of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology explains: “BB Creams should provide broad-spectrum SPF protection from UVA and UVB rays to protect against sun damage but can also help conceal hyper-pigmentation, acne, scars and blemishes, hydrate, whitening as well as having anti-aging benefits.”

Rodial, the go-to beauty brand of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga, have just launched their new Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint, which comes in three shades, rather fabulously named Capri, Hamptons and St. Barts.

Before and after BB cream treatment

Before and after BB cream treatment

For the eye area, there is a triple-action brightening concealer, Rodial BB Venom Eye, which comes in two shades: a cooler pink-toned shade called Aspen and a warmer yellow tone called Malibu, which sold out within a week of their launch this summer.

The success of these BB creams is based on SYN-AKE, a neuropeptide, which inhibits the contraction of innervated muscle cells, thus providing a mild, non-invasive temporary Botox-like effect on fine lines and crow’s feet.

The BB venom skin tint even made an appearance at the closing ceremony of the Olympics this summer when the Spice Girls’ make-up artists used it – the result being that the girls looked like they hadn’t aged a day since they taught the world how to Spice up their lives more than 10 years ago.

Jessie J is also a huge fan of BB creams and her new softer, more sophisticated look can be put down to James Read BB Tan Face Pen, which she is said to carry around with her everywhere.

Clever James Read, the celebrity tanner to the stars whose fans include supermodels Lara Stone and Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, has just launched a range of 11 at-home professional self tanning products and his BB cream pen with added gradual fake tan is the fastest selling product in the range.

If you’ve been suffering with dry, post-summer, back-to-school skin which is now taking a battering from the cold, wet and windy conditions outside, check out the Body Shop’s BB offering. Their All-in-One BB cream is highly rated, and has sold at the rate of one every 27 seconds since launching in August this year.

It contains skin protecting and soothing vitamin E and hydrating community fair trade Marula oil for 24 hour hydration that not only leaves you feeling good about your skin but also your conscience.

As well as tackling dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, redness and radiance, at the very heart of a BB cream is a high SPF protection, which I love because there are now no more excuses not to protect skin from the damaging and aging effects of the sun all year round, as advised by skin experts and dermatologists.

Giorgio Armani’s new Luminessense Bright Revelator Greige BB Fluid SPF 50/PA++ might be an eye wateringly pricey option when it comes to a BB cream but it does help you get your glow on and leaves all skin tones including the very deepest ones looking even – as well as having one of the highest SPF protection on the market.

Some BB creams especially those created for the Asian market that can now be found in Europe can sometimes leave a white or chalky appearance on deeper skin tones but if you’re looking for light to medium coverage as well as anti- aging skin benefits grab yourself Origins A Perfect World BB SPF 15 Age-Defense Tinted Moisturizer with White Tea.

It smells heavenly with an essential oil blend of sweet orange, lemon and spearmint, which will put you in a good mood at the start of a hectic day and also comes in six shades with a blend of mineral pigments for super quick and easy airbrushed-looking skin.



• BB creams originated in Germany where a dermatologist gave it to her clients who had undergone laser treatments, which left the skin sensitized and vulnerable to the sun

• They brighten skin in the same way a primer does, evens out complexion like a lightweight foundation, covers blemishes like a concealer, has the hydrating properties of a moisturizer, soothes skin like an anti-inflammatory and contains UV protection