In China, pearl extracts have been used for centuries in both traditional medicine and topical applications for cosmetics.
Pearls are the symbol of timeless beauty and the powder of freshwater pearls contains a range of anti-ageing and anti-acne benefits for the skin.
Pearl extracts consist of finely ground, sterilised freshwater pearls with some mineral salts. The powder is generally made into oral pills or mixed into skin care creams.
This wonderfully luxurious ingredient is mostly used for two main purposes in skin care:
1. To treat acne prone skin
2. To provide skin with a natural, supple and youthful glow
Pearl extracts are a wonderful natural alternative to the numerous amounts of synthetic products that are available for the treatment of acne. Many synthetic acne treatments can be too harsh on skin and often cause it to become sore, red, dry and flaky.
The extract of freshwater pearl is used to give skin an instant youthful, glow. The finely ground powder is rich in nutrients that are vital for healthy skin such as, calcium, magnesium and zinc. These nutrients help to restore balance in the skin, promote skin regeneration, and heal blemishes – all crucial elements in acne treatment. Some studies have also shown that pearl extract may reduce skin discolouration and redness.
The regeneration properties of pearl extracts are also beneficial for slowing the aging process. Regenerating new cells helps to makes the skin smooth, fine, elastic and naturally beautiful. It also helps to prevent the skin from appearing to be aged, wrinkled and sagging.
NIVEA uses Pearl Extracts in deodorant to help support an even skin tone, for beautiful, smooth and dry underarms. NIVEA’s Pearl and Beauty deodorant is available in roll-on and provides 48-hour true confidence in effective anti-perspirant protection without alcohol or colourants.
The formula has the added benefit of precious pearl extracts, adding some luxury and elegance to your beauty. Pearl extracts help to keep your underarm skin looking beautiful and feeling as softas velvet.
NIVEA’s Pearly Shine Lip Balm beautifies your lips, leaving them irresistibly silky smooth and well cared for. It brings out the natural beauty of your lips with a pearly shimmer and includes Hydra IQ for deep moisturisation. This new formula with precious pearl and silk extracts stores long lasting moisture while natural oils soften and condition your lips.