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Ultra Fine Japanese Akoya Nacre Pearl Powder

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For beautifying, lightening and rejuvenating skin the natural way.

Natural glow and soft, elegant shimmer which is not over-the-top. Will not make skin ghostly pale.

Helps skin rebuild its natural collagen, hydrates and increases skin's barrier action for retaining moisture.

Also use as mineral highlighter or setting / finish powder. Soft glow and elegant shimmer which is not over-the-top.

Suitable for all skin types and colors.

100% natural. No additives or preservatives. Deeper luster and iridescence than most other freshwater or saltwater pearl powders.

Purity, Versatility, Results

Discover the luxurious feel of hand-polished and powdered pure Akoya nacre pearl powder, also called Akoya mother of pearl. From pristine waters of Uwajima bay, Japan.

Multi-use and Versatile: Mix with your cleanser, moisturizer, liquid or powder cosmetics. Prepare a facial mask, or use as subtle highlighter or translucent setting / finish powder.

Helps you avoid chemically-altered "pearl" used in many skin care, hair care and other beauty products.

Ultra-fine, 2.3 micron powder. Better absorption and more even coverage compared to common pearl powders.

Ultra-fine, 2.3 micron powder. Better absorption and more even coverage compared to common pearl powders.

  • Lighten Skin, Blemishes and Dark Spots
  • Diminish Fine Lines and Promote Bounce
  • Improve Skin Tone and Texture
  • Reduce Pore Size
  • Control Oil and Shine
  • Create Soft-focus, Natural Glow
  • Hydrate Skin and Promote New Cell Generation

Package includes instructions and convenient scoop spatula.

Pure, Natural, Cruelty-free

  • No chemicals and not hyrdrolyzed. No nanoparticles.
  • No additives, preservatives, colorings or fragrances.
  • Not tested on animals and cruelty-free.
Ingredients: 100% Japanese Akoya nacre
Powder Type: Micronized. 2.3 μm average diameter
Net Weight: 20 grams (Two 10 gram packs)
Product of Japan

How to Use

✓ Use Instead of Chemically-altered "Pearl" You Find in Beauty Products

Our pearl powder is 100% natural and free of chemicals, additive and preservatives.

Many products contain "Hydrolyzed" pearl as an ingredient, also called Hydrolyzed conchiolin. This ingredient is commonly made by using Hydrochloric acid (HCl) to break down pearl's protein (to make it water soluble) and then adding preservatives such as Phenoxyethanol warned by FDA as toxic.

Avoid harmful chemicals by mixing our natural pearl powder with your own cosmetics insteadAvoid harmful chemicals by mixing our natural powder with your own cosmetics instead.

✓ Mix with Cleanser, Moisturizer, Sunscreen and Liquid or Powder

Mix a small amount with your favorite cosmetic. Apply to face, neck, hands or body as you wish. If using with soap or cleanser, wash and rinse as normal.

One or two scoops with the provided spatula is sufficient for most applications. One scoop of powder weighs about 0.1 grams.

Goes well with our Aya Camellia Oil, Bijin Rice Bran Moisturizer as well as additive-free soaps.

✓ Make an Nutrient-rich Mask

Mix 2 gram pearl powder, 2 tsp wheat powder, 3 tsp water, milk or soy milk

Pearl powder mixes well with almost all powders, oils and other common mask ingredients. Below is a sample recipe. 

  1. Take 2 grams of pearl powder
  2. Add 2 tsp of wheat powder (or Shiro Nuka if you like gluten-free)
  3. Add 2 to 3 tsp of water, milk or soy milk
  4. Add other ingredients such as honey or a good moisturizing oil as you prefer
  5. Mix well. Apply to face for 10 minutes
  6. Rinse with lukewarm water

✓ Apply as Mineral Highlighter or Translucent Setting/Finish Powder

If you are using multiple products for your makeup, pearl powder can serve as a three-in-one alternative for a soft focus, natural look.

Our pearl powder is so fine that it goes on translucent. Brush on a small amount over foundation as setting powder, or over makeup as a finish powder to subtly blur fine lines and control oil and shine.

Or, apply a little more powder with a highlighter brush (or Q-tip) to use as a subtle highlighter.

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Unique Nacre of Akoyas

Nacre is the inner layer of the shell and the outer coating of the pearl itself

Akoya, known as akoya-gai in Japanese, is a saltwater pearl oyster scientifically called Pinctada fucata martensii. It has been cultivated in Japan for over 100 years and is prized worldwide for its nacre's elegance.

Akoyas are rare, mainly because they are sensitive to pollutants and other environmental factors. Akoyas from Japan account for less than 2% of the world market.

Nacre (pronounced neikər) is the inner layer of the shell and the outer coating of the pearl itself. Pearl's skin-beautifying and nourishing properties are all about its Nacre.

Skin-loving Minerals and Amino Acids

Akoya pearl oyster nacre is a fine layer of calcium carbonate crystals and Conchiolin protein

Akoya's nacre is a fine crystal layer of minerals and amino acids.

94% of content of our Akoya nacre powder is minerals such calcium in the form of calcium carbonate crystals (CaCO3) plus magnesium and iron.

5% of the rest is Conchiolin, a complex protein of 17 amino acids which bond the calcium carbonate crystals together. About 1% is pure water.

Refined Luster and Hues

Nacre of Akoya pearl oyster has deeper luster and iridescence (orient) compared to other kinds

It is a well-known fact to gemologists that nacre of Japanese Akoya has deeper luster and iridescence compared to other kinds.

This is due to Akoya nacre crystals' flatter and more organized microstructure than other varieties.

As a result, Akoya nacre produces a finer quality powder with a refined luster and subtle hues.

Pristine Uwajima Bay

Almost all of Japan's Akoyas come from three seaside bays: Ago bay (in Mie), Omura bay (in Nagasaki) and Uwajima bay in Ehime prefecture, where we get our supplies.

Uwajima bay is a pristine body of water in southern Shikoku, the smallest of Japanese main islands

Uwajima bay is a pristine body of water in southern Shikoku, the smallest of Japanese main islands, covering approximately 30 square kilometers.

South Shikokou is an ecologically important area, with vast stretches of uninhabited coastline from Uwajima bay in the west to the imposing cliffs of Cape Ashizuri all the way to the Shimanto coast in the east. 

Facing Umajima bay is historic Uwajima town. It has a population 77,400 (2015) who for centuries have cared for the bay and depend on its bounty of Akoyas and fishery resources for their livelihood.

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Product Reviews

  1. Facial mask

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Dec 2016

    This does NOT need to be avoided o the eye contour area as most of the face masks - actually is VERY RECCOMENDED for the little lines/wrinkles around the eyes, as for the few times I have applied it, they already have visibly diminished. Only before spreading, make sure it is not too warm as temperature for that delicate area.


  2. Face mask

    Posted by Sarah on 4th Dec 2016

    I would like to share an AMAZING and super simple face mask I figured out with this pearl powder. The other ingredient is Carragheenan (lat. "chondrus crispus" - a seaweed) powder. Take of it 2,5g and add 0.3-0.5g pearl powder - mix them well together. Then slowly pour this mixture into 40ml very warm( (distilled is better) water while stirring it vividly(the water) with a mini electric twister (or something similar - to avoid lumps). Let it cool down some minute, the carragheen will form a good jelly texture. Spread on face and neck & keep on for 15-20 mins. Then rinse off well, and done! Great results for a glowing and silky skin, just with these 2 ingredients!!


  3. Very good quality

    Posted by nicole on 20th Nov 2016

    Very versatile product. Basically it softens the shin, smoothens the texture. And this powder has also a slight mattifying effect, so it’s great in combination with pure oils to balance some shiny effect. In addition to other moisturizers, seem to ‘fix’ and absorb it better.


  4. Lovely natural glow

    Posted by N. on 5th Oct 2016

    This is a very lovely pearl powder! I’ve been using it for a few days now and really like the effect it is having on my skin. It seems to create a beautiful natural glow that appears as if it is coming from the inside of my skin. It also arrived very quickly and was packaged with great care - I even love the little pouch in comes in and the spatula is very helpful for measuring. The fact that this is an all-natural product with no additives, preservatives, etc. is why I’m such a big fan of Wawaza and their commitment to creating high quality products. The customer service is also the best. Very happy customer - will definitely be back - Arigatou!


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