The allure of pearl powder

Aug 25, 2014, 4:00am

Pearl powder is another sea derived substance finding its way into high priced boutique products. Many healing and skin benefits are thought to be derived from pearls in the Orient.

Q. Why is pearl powder used in many Asian skin-lightening creams?

A. Pearl powder is another sea derived substance finding its way into high priced boutique products. Many healing and skin benefits are thought to be derived from pearls in the Orient, thus this powder has a positive aura associated with it use. Ground pearls provide a very smooth, white powder that can whiten the skin cosmetically when dusted over the face. The powder also makes the skin feel smooth and soft by reducing friction between the finder and facial skin and the skin is stroked. These same benefits can be obtained from corn silk powder or other starches, but pearl powder has more allure.

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