Beauty, like a pearl, is formed in layers caressed by time and the elements.
Pearls suggest enduring loveliness.
It takes the oyster three years to make a pearl. When a grain of sand penetrates a mollusk shell, cells located inside the shell mantle secrete concentric layers of mother of pearl around the particle, finally creating the pearl. Pearls culled from depths of 48 to 120 feet are found in waters of the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Mannar near Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and islands in the South Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi River.
In China, pearling was known before 1000 BC.
Pearl powder was used for centuries by Asians, Egyptians, Chinese, Mayans, and Indians for health and youthful vitality, as well as for beautifying the skin.
Pearl powder has always been a beloved skin conditioner and supplement for the ancient nobilities and is severed to the Emperor and Empress today.
Pearl powder is a "Secret ingredient" in many of today's top selling skin care creams and lotions.
Pearl extract is one of the most expensive ingredients found today in cosmetics use.