Key Ingredient in This Limited-edition Face Mask? Chopard Diamonds

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Celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival are prepping their skin for the red carpet with a new diamond face mask from L.RAPHAEL and Chopard.

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Over the past 70 years, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival has become known as much for the films it presents as its ultra-glamorous crowd, flocking the red carpet in couture gowns and armfuls of stunning diamonds. And this year, thanks to a new collaboration between jewelry house and longtime event sponsor Chopard and luxury beauty brand L.RAPHAEL, VIP guests can wear diamonds on their skin, not just around their necks.

The limited-edition Diamond Powder sheet mask, which launched on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival, combines the benefits of L.RAPHAEL’s multitasking Cure-C mask (said to brighten, tighten, and protect the skin from free radicals) with the exfoliating and, of course, glow-inducing powers of ground diamond dust sourced directly from Chopard.

The two Swiss-based brands are historical partners at this event; celebrities who wear Chopard on the red carpet are usually pampered and prepped at L.RAPHAEL’s Cannes Beauty Spa at the Hotel Martinez, an American Express Fine Hotel & Resort property. This year, notable clients included actresses Julianne Moore and Eva Longoria, both steady fans of L.RAPHAEL’s treatments and products, as well as Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio.

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“This marks the first time a luxury jewelry brand has collaborated with a luxury beauty brand,” says L.RAPHAEL founder Ronit Raphael. And what a fitting partnership it is. Diamonds are well-known effective exfoliators. In fact, most microdermabrasion treatments (in which the top layer of the epidermis is gently removed) are done using a wand with a diamond-encrusted tip. With this clean slate, any active ingredients applied afterward are able to more deeply penetrate the skin.

The mask, which includes one sheet mask and a small vial of finely ground diamond powder, will run you $490. It’s currently only available for VIP clients at the film festival (running through May 25), but this fall, call your nearest L.RAPHAEL salon to order your very own.