Pearl powder has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for a variety of reasons including use as an anti-inflammatory, disintoxification agent, and dermatology issues. For this reason Aloha Pearls has made pearl powder as a main ingredient in all its bath and body formulas. Pearl powder is made of crushed freshwater pearls. The crushed pearl powder is rich in amino acids containing anywhere from 20-22 of them! Amino acids happen to be the "building blocks" of every living organism. Use of this ingredient will help promote clear and smooth radiant skin (Loofah Soap), moisturize and revitalize skin cells from damaging sun rays (Rich Lotions), and if ingested in capsule form will provide a strong source of vitamin B complex and polysaccharides known to reinforce and strengthen muscles and the metabolism. You'll also find a rich source of calcium from pearl powder.