For over 2000 years, the powers of natural pearl were celebrated in China through mythology and practice. Its legendary healing powers became the foundation for one of the oldest beauty regimens ever developed. Wu Ze Tan (625-705 AD) was the only woman ever to be named Emperor of China and at age 65 when she ascended the throne, she was renowned for her beautiful skin. Finely crushed pearl powder was the basis of her lifelong health and beauty treatment and its benefits have become synonymous with beautiful skin all over Asia.
Pearl+ is a modern interpretation of this Asian beauty treatment. Each product begins with the activating qualities of crushed pearl, other natural herbs and minerals are incorporated for additional benefits.
Pearl+ Luxury Soap for the face and body of men and women is lovingly hand crafted in Portland, Oregon. Small controlled batches ensure the highest quality and freshness. Pearl+ is a creation of Janet Jay/Studio J in Portland, Oregon. Studio J, founded by John and Janet Jay, is a creative studio specializing in lifestyle design ranging from interiors, graphics to product development. Influenced by her Grandmother from China, who originally shared the benefits from pearl, Janet Jay merged this personal inspiration with her experience in international beauty product development.
Pearl+ Luxury Soaps launched in 2008 in the rooms of the highly influential Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon. They are now found at all four of the Ace Hotels where they are also available at retail.