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What it does: These gems are being used in exfoliators. The particles are so tiny, they're practically dust -- so they're extremely gentle. Even though they're small, they're hard and smooth, which is ideal for polishing skin. These products are pricey -- but that shouldn't be too shocking.
Try it: Goldfaden MD Doctor's Scrub, $75, uses ruby crystals. La Prairie Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator, $125, contains gem powders suspended in a gel.
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