Review: Guerlain Blanc de Perle, Glowing Skin with P.E.A.R.L. Complex

Guerlain explored into pearl secrets to restore skin fairness and radiance, this is where the range Blanc de Perle has been created. P.E.A.R.L Complex (Pearl Extract Activity on Skin Regulation and Luminosity) is a concentrated active ingredient using the power of the pearl to whiten and reduce melanin production. This ingredient also helps to repair skin structure and eradicate melanin. There are four of the products from Guerlain Blanc de Perle range that I have tried and have been using it for a month.

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Lotion

Guerlain Blanc de Perle Lotion

“Supremely fresh, the Lotion tones and moisturises the skin while effectively treating dark spots. Enriched with active anti-ageing detoxifying ingredients*, it prevents damage caused by free radicals and protects the skin’s youthfulness. It leaves the skin feeling silky soft, even and luminous. Apply the lotion morning and evening, dabbing lightly, then dry the skin gently with a cloth. * In-vitro test.” – Guerlain

This is basically a toner and it’s quite a huge bottle that I have no idea when I will be finishing this. It weighs 200ml or 6.7 fl. oz and comes with a secure lock pump. The designation of this bottle is quite tall and doesn’t seem to fit on standing position in my drawer. It has that very sweet floral scent, refreshing and doesn’t have that alcohol scent to it. I use one and a half pump on facial cotton every morning and night before bed. It does leave my skin looking dewy, hydrated and slightly sticky after each use.

Retail Price: MYR 195.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Peral Drop Whitening Essence

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Pearl Drop Whitening Essence

“Concentrated with the P.E.A.R.L. complex, the Essence releases an exceptional whitening power and effectively reduces the size and intensity of dark spots. It is also enriched with active anti-ageing detoxifying ingredients* to prevent damage caused by free radicals and protect the skin’s youthfulness. Its extremely fine texture is absorbed instantly for full and efficient diffusion. The complexion is silky smooth, luminous and visibly more translucent. Apply morning and evening an amount equivalent to two pearl-sized drops. * In-vitro test.” – Guerlain

The design of this bottle is superbly cute and it’s a dropper bottle which is one of the types of bottles that I love besides pump bottles. Purely because it’s hygienic and minimize the chances of oxidization. It weighs 30ml or 1 fl.oz, equivalent to many serum or essences sizes. The texture is slightly thicker than water, translucent and once massaged onto the skin, it absorbs pretty fast. Three to four drops is sufficient for my each use and use it morning and night before bed. This also has a very refreshing sweet floral scent to it. I apply this essence after applying toner and it does leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Retail Price: MYR 410.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Hydrating Mattifying Emulsion

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Matifying Hydrating Emulsion

‘This subtly fresh and fine emulsion is instantly absorbed deep into the skin and delivers long-lasting hydration, day after day, combined with a gossamer matifying veil. Pigmentation marks are reduced, the skin lights up and regains its softness and suppleness.’ – Guerlain

The word ‘mattifying’ or ‘matte’ always give some sense of excitement to me especially when I have combination skin and I would like to have some skin care to take care of my oily T-zone. This emulsion comes in a pump tube, weighs at 50ml or 1.6 fl.oz. The texture is like a very light lotion and also has the same refreshing sweet floral scent. I use only one pump of this emulsion after the essence and it absorbs into my skin, it leaves my skin smooth and dewy. However, I didn’t see any mattifying effect throughout my usage which was a little disappointing.

Retail Price: MYR 234.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Smoothing UV Base Brightening Peral Perfection

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Smoothing UV Base

‘This high-protection UV shield combats pigmentation imperfections. With its outstanding lightness and translucence, it is also enriched with active anti-ageing detoxifying ingredients* to prevent damage caused by free radicals and protect the skin’s youthfulness. The complexion remains light and luminous under all circumstances. Apply every morning to the face and neck. * In-vitro test.’ – Guerlain

I’m really particular on my face sun block especially those that has typical sun block scent, too rich and oily. This UV base is basically a sun block with SPF30 PA+++, weighs at 30ml, 1 fl.oz and comes in a squeeze tube. The texture is quite light and easily spread around my face. It also has that refreshing sweet floral scent with mild typical sun block scent. This is too rich for my skin and doesn’t have oil controlling properties because my skin started to get oily within the second or third hour from application.

Retail Price: MYR 190.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl - 4 weeks

Here’s my journey of using this range for a month and my skin looks dewy all the way. The whitening effect is not greatly evident but I can tell that my acne scars on my forehead fades every week. My skin is much more even toned and my nasobial line is much less visible. In between week 2 and 3, I was out for a vacation and got a bit tanner on one day because I was mount hiking. I kept continuing with this skin care and my skin doesn’t look like it got any tanner at all.

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl - Before & After

Here is a before and after using the skin care.  On my after, my skin looks more lively, acne scars faded on the right side of my forehead and healthy glowing. Also the acne scar on the right side of my nose bridge faded too.


I was really worried that this skin care range will be too rich for me. In fact, I quite like the essence and emulsion though they don’t provide mattifying effect but they are light in texture and non-oily. It has improved my skin gradually and faded my acne scars without me noticing. The only backlash is the Smoothing UV Base, it just didn’t work out so well on me. In the nutshell, these whitening skin cares did work but we can’t expect miracle that it gives drastic result. It did deliver some result for my skin and I’m quite happy with it. You can find Guerlain skin care and make-ups at several location in Malaysia.

  • Parkson Pavilion
  • Parkson KLCC
  • Isetan KLCC
  • Isetan Gardens
  • Sogo


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This skincare has been provided by Guerlain for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

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