While Pearl Powder has just recently become popular it has been used and revered for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda as a supplement for inner and outer radiance.
Pearl powder is an oceanic adaptogen that contains at least 30 trace minerals, along with calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, silica, and selenium which are needed for healthy hormones, a strong immune system, and supple skin.
Whether ingested or used topically, pearl powder’s benefits are many. In addition, known as a powerful Shen stabilizer, it is often used to support mood stability and relieve stress and tension.
Ever wonder what gives pearls their strikingly beautiful luminescence? You can thank conchiolin for that. This protein is what promotes healthy collagen production which gives your skin that glowing appearance.
In fact, it has similar effects to keratin – a protein found in your skin and hair – to improve cell metabolism, increase circulation, and repair damaged cells.
In addition, pearl powder is known to be an adaptogen according to Ayurveda. Adaptogens greatly improve your body's ability to adapt to stress.
Known as Mukta Pishti, pearl powder is used in Ayurveda to calm heat in the body and bring coolness in the digestive system and balance inflammation in the body. Pearl was also an ingredient used in Ayurvedic love potions, touted as an aphrodisiac.
Is Pearl Powder vegan?
Pearl powder isn’t technically vegan since pearls grow in oysters. However, many vegans believe it’s acceptable to use pearl powder in their beauty routine because it’s similar to honey or bee pollen.
There is no suffering to the oyster when the pearl is removed. Sustainable Pearl farmers take great care not to harm their oysters in the harvesting process.
The harvester gently open the oyster and removes the pearl using a surgical instrument. Removing a pearl does not harm the oyster, in fact, they can then insert a new nucleus and grow another pearl inside of the same oyster.
Pearl Powder is not tested on animals. It is cruelty free. SunTribe ensures that no animal testing is done at any phase of the production process.