Pearl cosmetics are part of a wider trend that intertwines food and beauty, as the clean beauty movement gains pace. Consumers perceive recognizable ingredients that they would normally find in their pantries – as opposed to on cosmetics counters – more appealing. This is because these ingredients have ‘healthy halos’, created by the perception that what’s good for you internally must be good for you externally too.
However, ingredients aren’t the way that the beauty industry can draw inspiration from food. There are many culinary techniques that can create beautiful aesthetic finishes, as well as enhancing the delivery of the product. For instance, in a culinary context, spherification is a process that creates attractive, pearl-like edible spheres. By using the gelling properties of alginate in the presence of calcium, a small quantity of liquid and algin is wrapped in a membrane when submerged in a calcic and water solution. This process creates tiny bombs of flavor, unaffected by the chemical process.
From a cosmetic perspective, spherification presents exciting new opportunities for formula delivery. The process preserves the formulation properties in a single dose, captured in attractive pearl cosmetics. Here, we discuss this new trend and introduce Provital’s Pearls in Oil, our contribution to pearl cosmetics.
The luxury brands creating pearl cosmetics
Inspired by the spherification process, capturing products in pearls to generate pearl cosmetics has become a key new trend in the industry. This is because the format has remarkable flexibility as well as an attractive appearance. Cosmetic science allows us to develop all kinds of pearl cosmetics, from solid makeup to drops with an evanescence consistency.
Take luxury French cosmetics house Guerlain; they have recently formulated their classic Météorites blush into pearl format, creating an ethereal, pretty product. Equally, Chanel has released an innovative new product using micro-droplets. The Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum uses Microfluidic technology to maintain the purity of the formula right up until the moment of application.
Introducing Pearls in Oil: Provital’s idea for pearl cosmetics
In response to the exciting opportunities the spherification process represents, Provital has developed Pearls in Oil. Fitting within the trend for natural moisturizing, this lotion is captured in tactile red pearls, creating a beautiful and convenient product that can be applied directly to the skin or mixed with other products to boost hydration. These pearls are soaked in an oil base to protect and nourish the skin, with a sensorial application that joins a holistic approach to skin care and non-sticky finish.
These pearls are impregnated with two of Provital’s innovative ingredients: Macadamia Oil CareMotive and Hydrafence™ CareActive. Macadamia Oil nourishes and moisturizes alongside natural anti-aging and anti-free radical properties. These qualities are complemented by Hydrafence™, which locks in moisture and preserves the skin’s natural barrier effect.
Pearl cosmetics that enhance the experience of moisturization
The spherification process presents many exciting opportunities in cosmetics. The format enables the efficient delivery of preserved, concentrated product, creating nourishing and effective formulas.