The Benefits of Pearl Powder

A Precious Pearl


Upon using BY glaze recently, my hair felt ultra-soft, light and healthy. So I kept going over the ingredients list and saw “pearl extract” and decided that I should look into that. Exactly what is the extract or powder of pearl, and how will it benefit you and I ? So I am sharing with you some valuable info on the subject.

Pearl is a very special herbal substance used since ancient times. Powdered Pearl is used as a Shen tonic* to stabilize the emotions, ease frustration and anger, brighten the eyes and help regenerate tissue! Pearl is also used as a major beauty tonic, because it is believed that oral consumption of Pearl powder results in lustrous, pure, beautiful skin. Pearl powder is also used topically in skin creams to purify the skin. Pearls have a tremendous reputation in China as both a beauty tonic and as a Shen tonic. Recent Chinese medical texts credit pearl with the ability to relieve uneasiness of the heart and mind, to benefit reproduction, to relieve “wandering arthritis,” to relieve internal fever, to clear sputum, to remove visual obstacles and improve eyesight, to promote muscle development and to invigorate blood circulation.

The components in pearl powder help heal blemishes and maintain the health of the skin by participating in the metabolic activities of the skin. Pearl promotes the regeneration of new cells and makes the skin smooth, fine, elastic and naturally beautiful. High quality pearl powder can promote the activities of the important natural antioxidant enzyme, SOD, and can help prevent the development of melanin, which causes freckles and dark patches on the skin. It can help prevent the skin from becoming old looking, wrinkled and sagging. This is partly due to its stimulation of SOD activity and partly due to other capacities and nutrients. Consistent use of pearl powder can eliminate blemishes such as colored spots and even pimples and boils. Constant use can help assure that the skin will age much more slowly and that it will not be easily harmed by either time or the elements. Pearl is one of the great secrets of the most beautiful women of the Orient.

There are two types of pearls: natural and cultivated. Natural pearls are much more expensive and are considered to be superior to cultivated pearls for external, cosmetic, internal, and nutritional use.



The natural pearls used in herbalism are very small. The smaller the pearl, the more potent and effective it is as an herb. Some pearls are not much larger than a grain of salt. These very small pearls, which are softer, can be easily crushed and ground into very fine powder, which can be absorbed with relatively high efficiency by the digestive tract. Larger pearls tend to be much harder to grind into fine powder and are thus harder to digest. Small natural pearls are quite expensive, costing between $100 and $1,000 an ounce at Chinese herb shops in Hong Kong or in America.



Cultivated pearls are not considered to be of the same herbal quality as natural pearls. They tend to be large and difficult to grind into fine powder. However, over the last decade a new technology has developed in China so the cultivated pearls are “hydrolyzed”. Through modern advanced bio-chemical technology, Pearls can now be virtually totally water-soluble. The result is pure instant Pearl powder. The solubility rate for this hydrolyzed Pearl is 98 percent, and of this, studies have shown that 95 percent is absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive tract.

This absorbability is approximately four times the bioavailability of normal ground Pearl and double that of the finest-ground natural Pearl. This bioavailability and the enormous reduction in cost make hydrolyzed Pearl an extraordinary value for all but the richest of herbal consumers-and even for the rich and famous, a blend of hydrolyzed and premium natural Pearl is probably best.

In buying supplements with Pearl powder, be sure that you are buying a brand that you can trust.

To learn more about Shen Tonic visit: though I am not affiliated with this site, the link is helpful for you to learn more about Shen Tonic.


In Conclusion: Basically pearl powder is a secret ingredient in many of today’s top selling skin care creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners….and even some stylers. Pearl Powder is a natural source of calcium. Traditionally recognized benefits of using pearl powder products include: Healing, skin brightening, anti-wrinkle, and sun protection.

Other anti-aging benefits: Helps to promote cell renewal, enhance elasticity, improve circulation, calming and detoxification, protects from environmental radicals, regulates skin discoloration, and smooth skin texture, helps to nourish the bones and promote the body’s metabolism.

Now when it comes to all of these wonderful benefits of pearl, why use it in correlation with parabens?

I’ve just started to use pearl powder and I’m very impressed. It gives my skin an amazing glow. I had a “couple” of pimples on my face and pearl powder along with exfoliation helped to get rid of them. And as of now, pearl powder is great for my hair as well. 😉

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