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Ultra Fine Japanese Akoya Nacre Pearl Powder

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Give your skin a natural boost and a soft-focus natural hue. Deeper luster and iridescence than most other freshwater or saltwater pearl powders.

  • Increase collagen production and repair damaged cells
  • Lighten skin and reduce blemishes
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve tone and texture
  • Control oil and shine
  • Reduce pore size

Multi-use and Versatile
Apply directly to skin or as a facial mask. Use as a subtle highlighter or translucent setting/finish powder. You can also mix in with your moisturizer, cleanser, liquid or powder cosmetics.

For all skin types. Package includes instructions and handy scoop spatula.

Pure • Natural • Cruelty-free

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

Hand-polished and powdered. From Akoya oysters of pristine Uwajima bay.

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

How to Use

Mix with Moisturizer, Cleanser, Liquids or Powders

The "pearl" in the ingredient list of cosmetics is typically hydrolyzed pearl (also called hydrolyzed conchiolin.) It is commonly made by adding chemicals to pearl's proteins for making them water-soluble and Phenoxyethanol or Paraben as a preservative.

Avoid harmful chemicals by mixing our natural pearl powder with your own cosmetics insteadYou can mix in our Akoya powder with your cosmetics instead.

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

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

Try mixing with our Camellia oil, rice bran moisturizer and additive-free soaps.

Apply as Facial Mask

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

Will mix well with almost all powders, oils and other common mask ingredients. Below is a sample recipe. 

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

Apply as Mineral Highlighter or Translucent Setting/Finish Powder

Brush on a small amount over foundation as setting powder. Or, apply over makeup as a finishing powder to blur fine lines and control oil and shine. 

The ultra-fine particle size means it will go on translucent when applied thin. 

Or, use as a subtle highlighter by applying a little more with a highlighter brush (or Q-tip.)


About Uwajima Bay

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

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

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

South Shikoku is an ecologically important area, with vast stretches of uninhabited coastline from Uwajima bay to the imposing cliffs of Cape Ashizuri and Shimanto coast.

The historic Uwajima town has a population of about 77,000 who for centuries have cared for the bay, and depend on its bounty of Akoyas and fishery resources.


About Akoya

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

Akoya is a saltwater pearl oyster, prized worldwide for its quality.

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

Nacre is the inner layer of Akoya's shell and the outer coating of the pearl itself.

Minerals and Amino Acids

Akoya nacre is made of minerals and amino acids in intricate crystalline layers.

94% of the nacre are minerals such as calcium, in the form of calcium carbonate, 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.

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

Deep Luster and Hues

Akoya nacre crystals have a flatter and more organized microstructure compared to other varieties. As a result, Akoyas offer a more delicate quality powder with refined, subtle hues.

It is a well-known fact to gemologists that Japanese Akoyas have deeper luster and iridescence compared to other kinds.

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Product Reviews

  1. WONDERFUL PRODUCT

    Posted by EWELINA on 1st Dec 2018

    I've heard some wonderful things about Akoya Nacre Pearl Powder and it's true. I highly recommend this powder mixed with the Bijin oil on face and neck. It gives your skin this little extra pearly shine, create a beautiful natural glow. I’ve been using it for 2 days now and really like the effect it is having on my skin. I’m such a big fan of Wawaza and their commitment to creating high quality products. The customer service is also the best - WONDERFUL PERSON HANAKO. Warm regards.


  2. Love it

    Posted by Claudia on 8th Sep 2018

    In my opinion, it‘s not a must have but I truly love it - apart from its nourishing qualities, it adds a subtle pearly shine without making my skin look oily during the day which just looks great!


  3. My skin

    Posted by Ocean009 on 17th Mar 2018

    I got this long ago and I forgot where I put it away. Last month, I found it from one of drawers and carefully read how to use it. I have been having a hard time with my dry skin with the winter season. So I have been using this product with Bijin Rice Bran oil for twice a day, WOW MUCH MUCH better! Also, aging spots are getting lighter. What a great combo!


  4. very reccomended

    Posted by Anonymous customer on 13th Feb 2018

    I started using this powder in summer, intending it basically as an anti-shine. But then, as I realized how it softened and enhanced my skin texture, I am applying it on a daily basis also now in winter. It doesn't dry my skin at all! - as one usually thinks "a powder" may do. What a special powder this is! So so happy with this product!!


  5. Excellent synergy with the Rice Bran oil

    Posted by erika on 8th Apr 2017

    I highly recommend this powder mixed with the Bijin oil(they blend together perfectly, seem to be created for each other). This mixture soaks in instantly, leaving the skin soft and moreover very compact. In short time I have treated my thin and flabby skin on the neck . It does a remarkable “boosting” action, great support to the oil itself.
    Very very valuable combination.


  6. Soft Glow

    Posted by NutmegsMom on 24th Feb 2017

    I love this product. This website educated me on the natural orgin of pearl essence and the minerals in it. I use it with my Bijin oil on my face and neck. Its thick consistency protects my skin and I feel a difference after the first use. I continue to use this wonderful product twice a day with no need for makeup (I like the natural look, hyperpigmentation and all). The Nuka I use to cleanse and the Bijin oil both seem to soften the hyperpigmentation so it looks nice not garish.

    The soft diffusing properties of the nacre is aesthetically pleasing too.

    Thanks for a great product! I'll keep all three products stocked for my optimal skincare.


  7. Facial mask

    Posted by Anonymous customer 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.


  8. 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!!


  9. 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.


  10. Lovely natural glow

    Posted by Natali 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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