DIY Pearl Mask: 3 Steps To Get Skin Like an Empress

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Do you want brighter skin? Then add a DIY pearl mask to your skincare routine to nab that elusive glow. But this DIY pearl mask isn’t made with the pearls you see in jewelry. Instead, this pearl mask contains pearl powder, an ingredient used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to lighten and brighten the skin. Even the ancients made DIY pearl powder face masks and serums to make their skin glow.

For instance, in 624 AD, the Chinese Empress Wu Zetian discovered the powers of pearl powder masks firsthand. According to acupuncturist Evelyn Clarke, the empress used homemade pearl masks to maintain her flawless skin well into her 60s.

“She took pearl powder daily as a medicine and applied [pearl powder] to her skin,” Clarke says. “When she ascended the throne at 65 years old, her beauty had become legendary, and her skin was said to be as radiant as a young woman.”

Today, however, pearl powder is no longer just for royalty. You can add pearl powder to your skincare routine by making a DIY pearl powder face mask.

So read below to learn more about pearl powder’s skin benefits. Or skip ahead to see Clarke’s DIY pearl mask recipe and pearl-infused skincare products.

Pearl Powder Benefits for Skin: The Science

So, what are the beauty benefits of pearl powder face masks?

First, pearl powder contain minerals that fight aging and keep your skin healthy and glowing. For instance, pearl powder contains calcium, amino acids, and trace minerals that improve skin tone and speed skin cell turnover, says Healthline.

According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Blog 5erenity², pearl powder is also used to calm inflammation, purify, and lighten the skin.

Western science also recognizes the benefits of pearl powder. For instance, in 2019, Healthline found that pearl powder “can help the body create antioxidants and fend off free radicals.”

Dr. Bradley explains how pearl powder benefits skin. / YouTube

Pearl powder also boosts collagen production to keep skin smooth, firm, and young.

Pearl Powder: The Research

According to Clarke, pearl powder may also calm redness, improve skin texture, and minimize the appearance of pores. In addition, pearl powder contains over 30 immunity-enhancing trace minerals and proteins, including silica, conchiolin, selenium, copper and iron. Together, these nutrients strengthen, hydrate, and brighten the skin.

Other research suggests pearl powder also improves mental health. For example, pearl powder contains magnesium, which increases the body’s GABA levels to fight depression, anxiety, and insomnia, says Healthline.

Pearl-Enriched Skin Care: How to Add Pearl to Your Beauty Routine

So, why not add pearl powder to your health and beauty routine to experience the pearl’s skin-healing powers firsthand? All you need is some pearl powder, a pearl cream, and a pearl mask. See the product recommendations below, and follow the links to learn more.

1. Pearl Powder for DIY Pearl Masks and Smoothies

Moon Juice Beauty Food: Pearl 10:1 Concentrated Extract, $48

Add Moon Juice Beauty Food to your DIY pearl powder face mask and smoothie.
Add Moon Juice Beauty Food Pearl 10:1 Concentrated Extract to your DIY pearl powder face mask and smoothie.

Improve your skin and health with Moon Juice’s Beauty Food health supplement. This powder contains pearl extract and minerals to smooth wrinkles, boost elasticity, strengthen your hair and nails, and brighten your skin.

So, add a scoop of pearl powder to your smoothies or mix a half teaspoon of pearl powder into your nighttime moisturizer. Another idea? Combine a DIY pearl face mask with a DIY peach mask to double your skin’s glow.

2. Pearl Mask

You can also add a pearl powder mask to your skincare routine. For instance, buy a luminizing pearl mask, or make a DIY pearl powder mask at home. Or, whip up a banana face mask after your DIY pearl mask to double your radiance.

Klavuu’s White Pearlsation Pearl Serum Mask is one pearl mask to try.

Klavuu’s White Pearlsation Enriched Divine Pearl Serum Mask, $40 (Per Pack)

Klavuu White Pearlsation pearl mask for glowing skin
Get glowing skin with Klavuu’s White Pearlsation Mask, made with pearl extract.

Klavuu’s White Pearlsation mask is a K-Beauty fan favorite. The White Pearlsation line includes a mask, serum, moisturizer, and color-correcting primer that leave skin silky and fresh. These products contain seaweed, pearl extract, and antioxidants to nourish, brighten, and hydrate your skin.

See here for a step-by-step guide to using Klavuu’s White Pearlsation line.

Evelyn Clarke’s DIY Pearl Powder Mask: 3-Step Recipe

You can also try Evelyn Clarke’s DIY pearl powder mask to enhance your results. Just gather the items below to begin.

DIY Pearl Powder Mask Ingredients

  • 1-2 teaspoons of pearl powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water, milk, or egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1-3 drops of your favorite essential oils (e.g., carrot seed, argan, lemon, sandalwood, tamanu, amyris)


  • First, mix all the ingredients into a paste.
  • Next, apply the mixture to clean skin for 20 minutes.
  • Then, rinse and follow with serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

Another beauty tip? After rinsing your DIY pearl mask, follow with a DIY avocado face mask to boost softness and hydration. Or switch between this DIY pearl face mask and an edible DIY acai face mask to enhance your results.

3. Pearl Cream

DNA Repair Cream With Crushed Pearl, $125

Dr. Jennifer Bradley DNA repair cream with crushed pearl to boost radiance and fight aging
DNA Cream With Crushed Pearl by Dr. Jennifer Bradley / E. Morris

Next, apply Jennifer Bradley’s DNA repair cream, which acts like a moisturizer but feels like a serum. This pearl-rich skin cream uses telomeres technology to deliver over 30 minerals that hydrate, repair, and restore skin’s youthful radiance.

Wonderskin Purevoc All Day Glow Eye Cream, $25

Purevoc Multi-Corrective Eye Cream
Wonderskin Pearl Purevoc Cream revive eyes and restore the skin’s glow. / E. Morris

Next, try this pearl-rich eye cream to brighten skin, lighten under-eye circles, and restore your skin’s glow. This eye cream contains pearl pigments, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin C to boost radiance, blur imperfections, and lock in moisture. So, use this pearl cream morning and night, and pair it with your DIY pearl face mask, for best results.

Final Thoughts About Pearl Powder for Skin

So, add pearl powder to your skincare routine to get that dewy glow. Use a DIY pearl powder face mask, pearl serum, and moisturizer, or even sip a pearl powder smoothie. Then you’ll see glowing skin before you know it. However, use the DIY pearl face mask up to twice per week for best results. and sip a pearl powder smoothie.

Then you’ll see glowing skin before you know it. However, use the DIY pearl mask up to twice per week for best results, and you’ll see continued improvement with regular use.

Now enjoy your new skin, and check back for more DIY beauty reviews and skincare tips.

This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Cover photo credit: JAlcaraz / Getty Images via Canva

Also, see the video below to learn more about how pearl powder transforms your skin.

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