Japan’s cherry blossoms have inarguably become the face of spring. Their whimsicality not only lures in many travellers but has also captured the attention of beauty enthusiasts. From its feminine and delicate aesthetics to its strong association with Asian beauty practices, sakura-themed beauty products are often guaranteed as bestsellers.
Aside from its irresistible allure and fame in today’s beauty scene, is there really more to this popular Japanese flower that makes it ideal for our skincare routines? Its long history in ancient Japanese culture — and beauty practices — points to yes. Curious? Below are some of the sakura's beauty benefits.
Sakura flowers have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties through a study by a group of scientists from Guangzhou. These blossoms are said to be great for toning down nitric oxide in the skin, which is responsible for bouts of redness and irritation. We wouldn’t dive deep into the technicalities, but the experiment proved that sakura-infused products exhibited remedial properties that are great for cosmetic and skincare usage.
If you have sensitive skin or are simply prone to a lot of redness and irritation, incorporating a sakura-infused skincare product into your routine like the spring-limited Saborino Sakura Sheet Mask SA20 is definitely ideal. This face mask, which is one of the bestsellers in Japan for claiming to be an effective toner, serum and moisturiser in one, is made even better with its cherry blossom ingredients that will definitely up the ante of your skincare routine this season with its extra soothing and rejuvenating properties. Did we mention that it’s sakura-scented, too?