INCI: Aqua & Hydrolyzed Pearl & Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Use Levels: 1.0% - 5.0%
Soluble/ Miscible:Water Soluble
Appearance: Clear Light to Amber pH (Direct): 4.0 - 6.0
Though it is not an herb, the pearl has nevertheless been a crucial element in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to their customary prescriptions, the hydrolyzed or water-soluble pearl is commonly ingested in order to boost endurance, improve one’s eyesight, and increase circulation. When applied topically, TCM suggests that hydrolyzed pearl promotes the healing of blemishes and other skin problems, and it may help fight the signs of extrinsic aging.
Pearls have long been a symbol of elegance and have been used in many ancient cultures, including Chinese as adornment or decoration on some of their most important pieces. Pearls have more recently began to be used in a more informal sense, being adorned on a daily basis by some. The world’s love of this stone leads it to be desirable for other uses other than fashion.
The pearl is a precious gemstone, typically opaque, white or cream in color, and spherical in shape. A pearl’s value is determined according toa combination of features including luster, color, size, flawlessness, and symmetry. The unique luster of pearls depends upon the reflection and refraction of light from the translucent layers. They become more iridescent and are considered finer as the layers become thinner and more numerous. The layers formed reflect changes in the physiology of the mollusk as well as present ideas about its living environment.
Pearls are the result of the formation of a protective coating of aragonite and conchiolin encompassing a grain of sand or other foreign matter inside of oysters or other bivalve mollusks. The material used as a coating is the samematerial the organism uses to form its shell. Pearls are largely comprised of calcium carbonate, but they also contain large levels of amino acids and minerals, such as zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, selenium, and silicon.
There are nine amino acids that can be considered "essential”, and many of them have benefits to the skin that the pearl helps to accentuate. These amino acids are useful for things such as assisting in calcium absorption, and helping to repair and grow new tissue. These building blocks are important for many functions, including the appearance and function of skin.
Because of the pearl’s applications in Chinese medicine, FSS Pearl Hydrolysate PF is intended to improve the overall appearance and function of one’s skin and hair. Given that it contains 14-18 important amino acids and minerals (8 of which are essential amino acids), FSS Pearl Hydrolysate PF should provide the necessary nutrients to boost cellular activity and metabolism. Additionally, various components in pearl may participate in DNA and RNA metabolic activities, and thus can promote and accelerate cell revitalization and renewal. In combination, these appealing features can help to combat against wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin. Along with providing proper nourishment for skin cells, FSS Pearl Hydrolysate PF has also been attributed to strengthening and volumizing the hair shaft, improving keratin formation, and provide structural support at the follicle.
Pearl also has the ability to promote the activities of the premier antioxidant enzyme, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which is naturally occurring within the body and protects the skin from harmful oxidative damage. Furthermore, pearl extracts may help even skin tone, as it works to decrease age spots, freckles, discoloration, and acne.
FSS Pearl Hydrolysate PF is suitable for topical applications, as pearl hydrolysate may be easily absorbed through the outer skin layers. Small pearls tend to be more potent and effective because they are softer and may be absorbed with relatively high efficiency. Most hydrolyzed pearl is in the form of a powder; however at Formulator Sample Shop our FSS Pearl Hydrolysate PF is in liquid form and therefore is easily incorporated into emulsions and aqueous formulas. The moisture and anti-aging benefits from FSS Pearl Hydrolysate PF make it the perfect ingredient to simulate the beauty and luster of the pearl on your skin.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.