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My wedding photos are done & edited.

So while we’re waiting for the video ( finally ) I figured we’d discuss something sparkly: PEARL.


So this is random but did you know that pearls aren’t something you just wear around your neck?

Yes, yes, they’re actually EXTREMELY beneficial to health.

AND they’re going to be the hot new thing for 2017. I’m calling it how I see it.

Again, go with me here because I’ve been using pearl for the last 4 months & I can say I’m honestly…inflated.

It’s incredible.

Here’s the thing: a lot of wellness trends we discuss on The Skinny Confidential aren’t too popular in the States ( Pu’erh tea for weight loss, lymphatic drainage massage, acupuncture, & jade rolling to name a few! ). HOWEVER I think it’s important to bring awareness to easy, quick, inexpensive tips anyone & everyone can do.


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OK SO LET’S BACK UP: what exactly does Pearl do?

Whelp it stimulates collagen production, contains powerful anti-aging properties, & UMMMM has 300 mg of calcium ( screw milk, YAWN ).

Some background too?

“Pearl powder is not a new beauty aid, having been highly prized by royalty in Egypt and China even during ancient times. Cleopatra, the last Queen of Egypt and Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to ever attain the title of Empress, were famed for their use of pearl powder to maintain and achieve their youthful, beautiful skin. Modern science has also confirmed what the ancient medics have proven to be true- that pearl powder promotes the regeneration of new skin cells, increases collagen levels that help to firm and smooth the skin and improve the skin’s radiance.”

Well shit, count ME in.

Not sold? Ok a little more in-depth research for ya:

Benefits of Pearl Powder:

Increased elasticity and firmness for ageless radiant skin
Stimulates your body to produce new youthful skin cells
Regenerates collagen
Heals acne & blemishes
Prevents skin aging & deterioration
Prevents fine lines, wrinkles by firming and plumping skin.
Reduces discoloration from sun damage, scars, freckles dark patches, & other discoloration
Naturally reduces pores
Tightens sagging skin through improved elasticity

What else?

After calcium signal proteins are the main component of pearl powder. These active enzymes and hormones promote healing in your skin, they can dramatically slow and even reverse visual signals of aging.

These signal proteins in pearl powder send the message to your skin triggering cellular growth. They stimulate your body to generate new skin and bone unlocking your bodies natural healing potential, repairing skin tissue and increase bone density.

This is why pearl powder was used by the rulers of china for thousands of years to maintain firm, plump, youthful skin.

BUT WAIT: Conchiolin !!!

This is the real secret ingredient in pearl powder. Conchiolin when absorbed by the body converts into human collagen combining with skin lipids to naturally moisturize your skin as well as prevent moisture from escaping. It acts similarly to keratin promoting skin cell metabolism, repairing, hydrating and leaving your skin with an ageless natural glow.

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All very, very TSC right?

How to use it? Glad you asked. I like to add it to a smoothie or green drink. Of course if you’re not a smoothie person you can just sprinkle a little in your daily cup of tea. Very easy & tastes like nothing. Not a tea person? No worries. Just add it to your soup or egg salad. VERY EASY. And tasteless really.

Now here’s another cool thing about Pearl: it actually helps fight hyper-pigmentation.


True. Wanna know more? According to this source, “it aids in absorbing oil and skin impurities, filters out UV rays and helps to prevent hyper-pigmentation by slowing down the melanin production in the skin. Its antimicrobial properties are also known to remove blotches, acne, acne scarring, dry patches and rosacea as well as address sun damage.”

Some women: apply it directly to their face before bed, use it as a face mask ( just mix with yogurt ), add it to their foundation ( ??!! interesting right ), ORRRRR dab some in their sunscreen.

This is NO WHERE on the Internet ( that I’ve seen ) but I just mix Pearl in with my skin oils. So I’ll do like an unrefined rose hip OR pure jojoba oil at night & mix a sprinkle of Pearl into it too. I just mix it together, add a thin layer on my skin before bed, & I’m good to go. This takes like 5 seconds. It whitens the skin kind of & helps with the annoying sun mustache. I sleep with the oil/Pearl concoction & I love it: it’s all-natural, efficient, & QUICK. Nothing crazy. Buh-bye sun spots.

Again, not a brand snob here. You can kind of pick & choose as you may. Right now this one is my go-to.

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According to Byrdie: “With a mystical name like Pearl Powder, we wanted to know what is in the  powder before we go investing and recommending. Moon Juice’s Pearl Powder is an adaptogen & cell builder. Owner of Moon Juice, Amanda says it’s ‘basically a white magic powder that releases essential trace minerals into the blood stream for longevity, joy, and a serious glow.’ We can expect to see results in our hair, skin, and nails, according to Bacon. She feels so strongly she even refers to it as the ‘golden ticket to getting your glow.’ But the beauty uses for her powder don’t begin and end with the dust milk: ‘You can wear it, too. I blend half a teaspoon of Pearl Powder into my almond milk or smoothie every morning and dust about 1/4 teaspoon directly onto my face with a blush brush at bed and leave in all night,’ said Bacon.”

As Vogue Magazine says: “‘Your face actually absorbs all of it and skin feels fantastic the next day…’It’s testimonials like this that make Pearls a wellness buzzword to watch. We’ve done this as humans for thousands of years- why would we continue if it didn’t work?”


P.S. this is not Pearl sponsored, just love this powder & highly recommend it. Pick a brand, any brand. Go to your local health food store. Try it out. For the record I know I try a lot of products- it’s part of my job. But I only share what works for me. And for the amount of products I try, I BLOG about 5 percent. I blog about the superstars, must haves, real secrets.

Main plus of Pearl? It lasts FOREVER. You simply need a few pinches.

It’s kind of like magic fairy dust…just give a sprinkle in your green drink like sassy Salt Bae & you’re good to go.

OK time for me to go to bed! We just got back from speaking at The Collective & I’m pooped- long day tomorrow too !!

Chat tomorrow, lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast episode with my favorite blogger/author, Mark Manson. He’s so inspiring!

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  1. Love pearl powder! I always pick it up when i go to China. I usually use it as a facemask with milk, such glowing skin!!

  2. So I’ve never commented before but I have to ask, when you put it in food you say that you use just a pinch. Do you do that multiple times a day or just once a day? Also thank you for putting so much time into researching products and providing all of that information. I have a hard time taking blogs seriously when they say “I like this product so try it” with ZERO research and information.

    1. I just use it once a day! Of course! I make sure to give you guys as much information as possible so you can make decisions for yourself 🙂 xx

  3. I have finally come to the realization that I need to start giving my poor face some TLC. You have so many things you do and products you use, is it possible to snap, podcast or do a post walking us through a week of your beauty regime showing what you do and when? Do you use eye pads every day? Every other day? What time of day? How often do you use this pearl powder? How often do you use that face roller thing?

  4. Love this!!! Quick question- I recently just started adding collagen to my coffee every morning(after your post on it lol) , would it be ok to drink the collagen and the pearl? or would it be better to alternate? Thank you!!!

    1. Same question!!! Also, how much pearl do you add to the drink and can I add it to Bulletproof? I do 1 scoop of collagen peptides. Would love to add the pearl but don’t know if it is an either or thing or both. XOXO

    2. Yeah I put the pearl in my coffee! I think both would be fine. You can always alternate if you don’t want it everyday! xx

  5. WOW! This is soooo interesting. I love the idea of putting it in coffee (I already use collagen) so like Lexie’s comment above, I’m curious too how this would go together! I also really like the idea of putting it in make-up & oils! I am 100% sold. Thanks so much for sharing – this is way cool. x Shannon

  6. Okay this sounds kind of amazing, now I have to find one that actually ships to Canada. Thanks for the tip Lauryn!

    1. Hi Lex and fellow Canadian – I went on and searched ‘pearl powders’ and there were quite a few that came up. Hope that helps! 🙂

  7. Love this post! Like you I’ve been adding pearl dust from Moon Juice to my turmeric latte in the mornings for the past few months…i believe it’s made a difference (though i also quit coffee and alcohol at the same time and started getting more sleep…) Keep these posts coming! : )

  8. Hi Lauryn, I know you’ve said that you try HEAPS of products as part of your job but could you do a post on products that have been staples for you for years, that you have ALWAYS used and don’t move on from, make up and skin care would be interesting. As always – great to hear your review of new products but would love to know your absolute faves. Thanks! Christie x

  9. I’m fairly new to your blog and LOVE what I am reading so far! I’ve been interested in pearl powder for a while now and wonder if you have an opinion on purchasing a product that contains ONLY pearl vs one that is blended with some other beneficial ingredients (for emaple– pearl vs beauty dust from the moon juice brand). I am just getting into this stuff and looking to get my feet wet WITHOUT spending a ton of cash purchasing every product.

    1. Thanks babe! I am sure both are amazing for you! Give it a try and let me know how you like it 🙂 xx

  10. This is awesome! Love your pictures 🙂

    Also wanted to share this health giveaway going on right now: where you can win 3 month supply of probiotics, $100 towards a gym membership and a $50 Amazon gift card! 🙂

    1. Pearl powder has been used for years. It has excellent properties and really can be used in a variety of ways. Facial mask, clay mask, used as a finishing powder, brightening powder for the face and you can even take it internally.

      I use this in facial mask and for the brightening effects. I just dust a little on my face and I’m good to go for the day.

      Thank you so much for the informative post.

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