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July 08, 2020
Wear your pearls on your face! Yes, in case you didn't know and we ourselves only discovered it lately, pearl powder has powerful beautifying properties. Independent clinical studies have proven its ability to accelerate skin soothing and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is highly concentrated in amino acids, antioxidants and calcium to help stimulate collagen production and promote skin regeneration. In addition to helping out with premature skin aging it has shown to even out skin tone and achieve a smoother more radiant and supple look.
Pearl powder is definitely not a modern beauty hype, in fact it has been used since ancient times in Egypt and China by royalties as part of their beauty routine. It is said that the iconic Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, famed for so many beauty secrets, used pearl powder to beautify her skin and achieve a youthful look. It has also been known as a star ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine not only for its skin benefits but also to help treat many different health ailments. You can find pearl powder featured in the Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China. It has been known that Empress Wu Zetian in the 7th century used it for her lustrous and bright, complexion.
The benefits of pearl powder for the skin can be attributed to its rich composition in calcium, amino acids, and antioxidants, that are known to support the skin function in regenerating and healing. Calcium signal proteins present in the pearl powder send messages to skin cells triggering the renewal process, which accelerate skin healing and slows down skin aging. Conchiolin, another star ingredient present in the pearl powder is known to support collagen production. Pearl powder is not only used in skincare but can also be found in the form of a water soluble ingestible powders and can be used to create your own DIY home mask (you can mix it with some raw honey for example and apply it on your face), or to gently exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Hard core advocates of natural healing also believe in the power of pearl powder to mood stability and calm your mind. Whereas pearl powder is not yet a commonly used ingredient in skincare you can find it in a selection of products. You can discover it in our collection in one of the latest creations of Agent Nateur “Holi Water”; a high quality mix of flower waters with Hyaluronic Acid and Pearl Powder.
Cover photo image credit: Look by Pat McGrath for Givenchy runway 2016
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