Pearl powder - the luxurious ingredient that will bring the prismatic, pearlescent glow of your dream to your laclustre skin - is made by boiling fresh or saltwater pearls (to sterilize them), and then milling the pearls into a soft fine powder. Despite the similar texture as flour or cornstarch, pearl is one of the most antioxidant-packed ingredients in a skincare product to hydrate and brighten your skin. It usually comes in the form of pearl extract or pearl powder, which is rich in amino acids and trace minerals that are highly moisturizing, soothing, and brightening. In general, pearl is great for dry and sensitive skin types and for those looking for anti-aging ingredients to detoxify your skin. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory and a relaxant, especially in Chinese medicine. While it helps your skin appear more illuminous, pearl powder also hels with wound healing and powers collagen to regenerate itself. This ingredient is often formulated in finishing powders, face masks, and face creams.