The skin care business is certainly not new to including a range of opulent components into its solutions, including precious and semi-precious metals like gold and colloidal silver, as well as gemstones like diamonds that are typically used to ornament the ears, neck, and fingers. Pearl for your skin is a semi-precious gem that you shouldn’t ignore among all the metals and stones you can apply to your face.
When processed into a powder or extract, pearls are teeming with nutrients that not only nourish the skin but the body as a whole. They have been used for millennia in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda and are even reputed to have been a favourite of Cleopatra.
Traditional Chinese medicine has employed pearl for a very long time, at least since the year 320. (TCM). Other royals, including Wu Zetian, the only female empress in Chinese history, used pearl for its renowned aesthetic effects. In old Chinese culture, skin health was very important, and pearl was the top-tier natural remedy to encourage radiant youth.
This luminous powder served as both a balancing adaptogen and a direct skin care product. Pearl is regarded in Chinese medicine as a potent mind (shen) stabiliser that has the ability to stabilise mood like a good adaptogen. Pearl is a common ingredient in many shen, or mind, adaptogenic tonics, in TCM if someone is experiencing anxiety, stress, or tension.
Many beauty products contain pearl powder. First off, due to its luminous qualities, it is frequently applied to foundations, setting powders, and numerous other cosmetics including blush and eye shadow. This offers an alternative to mica or plastic glitter. For the same reason, it can occasionally be found in primers or face lotions (adds a subtle sheen to the skin).
It frequently appears in gentle face washes as well (versus having harsh nut powders or beads). Simply mix some of your pearl powder with rose water to make a paste if you want to make your own scrub or mask. Apply for approximately 10 minutes, then rinse with gentle circular strokes.
Or you can use the Indrani Cosmetics Pearl Cream!