Pearls have a withstanding reputation for their beauty in jewelry design, but are now making waves in the cosmetics industry. While there are a variety of surgical and non-invasive ways to extend the skin’s youthful luster, beauty pearls are becoming more common in the use of potions and creams. The nacre of a pearl, the material used to produce the gem, may hold the key to creating a more youthful glow within the skin, due to its amino-acid properties.
Amino acids, responsible for helping to build up the skin’s collagen and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as provide hydration and moisture is also used to protect pearls in formation and are the same types of acids that naturally occur within the body. Any deficiency in amino acids can lead to lackluster, rough skin. Pearl amino acids may even help to rebuild cells in the body and accelerate their healing capacity.
Mother of pearl, the nacre of oysters, is created by certain types of oysters and when an irritant enters its shell, the oyster then coats it, utilizing the nacre. Mother of pearl also contains conchiolin, a complex protein also known as keratin, a vital substance in the beautification and health of hair, skin, and nails, as well as calcium carbonate, an insoluble solid, formed in mollusks. When cosmetics companies combine these two ingredients into products, the results are an elevated version of anti-aging properties.
Since nacre contains similar amino acids that are found within the body, it can be quite beneficial for the skin. Nacre also contains bioactive molecules that have been proven to tone, diminish, life and illuminate the skin.
Pearl powders are one of the ways in which the cosmetics industry incorporates the mineral into skincare. Pearl powders have long been in use over the years, but since they are rare and very expensive they are highly sought after. However, mother of pearl is often used to create a fine texture and to easily incorporate into the skin. Janssen Exfoliating Powder and Face Care PCM Complex set work wonders on the skin in creating that sought-after luminous glow with a luxuriously smooth texture that will leave your skin glowing, velvety smooth and glowing.
Real pearls are often the best use for cosmetics as they are the most gentle and effective on the skin. Women in Asia, particularly in China and Japan, have been utilizing the benefits of pearl for centuries to bring out their unique beauty. These pearls were typically cultivated from freshwater. However, crushed pearls were also used for healing and medicine as well and are often used in may makeup products for their illuminating and reflective properties, as found in many highlighters, lipsticks, eyeshadows and more. When placed strategically, these products give off a glow the parts of the face, such as the eyes,cheeks, and lips. Other benefits of pearl powder include:
●Prevents skin discoloration
●Heals skin wounds
●Calcium found in pearls absorb much faster than regular calcium
●Strengthens eye muscles
●Promotes improved blood circulation
●Gently exfoliates the skin
Many companies already utilizing pearls in their skincare options can already attest to the minerals unique benefits on the skin. While, pearls are still being studied and cultivated, so far the use of pure, natural pearls in cosmetics, makeup and more is completely safe and helps facilitate more beautiful skin and elevates your current skin care regimen.