Benefits of Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Skincare

Posted on April 18 2021

cherry blossom tree in full bloom

The Ancient Japanese Beauty Secret

Spring is here, and I know we are all feeling extra beautiful in this warm sunlight. This time of the year has always been my favorite because the magnificent cherry blossom trees are in peak bloom. My hometown in Japan turns into a magical place that sparks joy and emanates happiness during cherry blossom season. Being able to adore the breathtaking scenery with my friends and family in hanami (flower viewing) is truly a blessing. Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom, and it is known for its symbolic meaning and significance in Japanese culture. This sweet aromatic flower is known for its numerous skin and hair care benefits. I am always in love with those pink adorable packages and elegant designs that brighten up my skincare collection. Adding cherry blossom beauty products to your skincare routine is the best way to treat yourself during spring time.

Sakura’s beauty properties and benefits have been appreciated by Japanese people for centuries. It has been incorporated as a key ingredient to achieve a healthy diet as well as sophisticated skin care routines. Primarily known for its anti-aging effect and relaxing fragrance, sakura extract has been implemented by various global beauty brands in recent years. I am so excited to share this ancient Japanese beauty secret with you all today! Find out how sakura can help solve your skin problems and enhance your natural beauty.

woman under cherry blossom tree

Top 3 Skin Care Properties of Cherry Blossom

1. Anti-inflammatory

Cherry blossoms are high in antioxidants which smooth out the skin and prevent damage by protecting the skin’s natural barrier. Antioxidants help repair skin, prevent sun damage and brighten skin tone. The anti-inflammatory properties of sakura help reduce redness, swelling, and UV damage that shows in dark spots and uneven skin tone. Essential fatty acids contained in sakura increase skin hydration and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Anti-aging

Hanami season in Japan is characterized by delicious treats, food and drinks, and I always end up indulging myself in all kinds of food and drinks at the festivals. Consuming too much sugar is bad for your skin as it accelerates the aging process causing dark circles, wrinkles and loss of radiance. This process known as glycation destroys skin’s building blocks such as collagen and elastin. Cherry blossoms contain an anti-glycation agent that helps generate collagen and elastin for youthful and plump skin.

3. Brightening

With the nice, warm weather approaching, going outside also means dealing with UV damage and hyperpigmentation. Good news is cherry blossom extract inhibits the production of melanin which lightens and balances uneven skin tone.

glass bottle surrounded by pink rose petals

Top 3 Products with Sakura Extract

Saborino Cherry Blossom face mask

Saborino Morning Care Face Mask Sakura Version ($16)

This 3-in-1 face mask cleanses, tones, and primes your skin in just 60 seconds. Unlike other face masks that require you to leave it on for 10-15 minutes, it only takes a minute to prep your skin for a refreshing outcome. The sweet, anxiety-reducing sakura fragrance provides a calming effect during your busy morning skincare routine to ensure you start your day right.

ICHIKAMI Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner set

ICHIKAMI Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner

This shampoo and conditioner set is my absolute favorite! I cannot live without this duo because of its soothing and silky formula that lathers into a soft, fluffy foam. ICHIKAMI products work perfectly for my soft, thin hair, and I love the floral scent of the cherry blossom extract. Because the set contains a plethora of botanical extracts, it serves to replenish moisture and strengthen the cuticle of the hair, revitalizing its natural shine.

ICHIKAMI Hair Essence

ICHIKAMI Hair Essence

This hair essence has an enchanting fragrance of mountain cherry blossoms that refreshes your hair. It repairs hair damage and protects hair. I recommend using this product as a hair treatment along with ICHIKAMI’s shampoo and conditioner for best results. After I started using these products, I have stronger and more voluminous hair that is so easy to maintain. To learn more about ICHIKAMI hair care products, check out this article!

Elegant and Ephemeral Beauty

Sakura blooms under a tree

Sakura not only has an enchanting fragrance but also contains abundant health and skin care benefits. It has been an essential J-beauty ingredient since ancient times, and even to this day Japanese people appreciate its health benefits. I hope this article has inspired you to experience the skincare benefits of cherry blossoms. In closing, sakura will always have a special place in my heart. The fleeting life that only blooms so gracefully during spring time reminds me to embrace each moment of my life. It has been a challenging year for all of us, but I hope we can all enjoy this beautiful cherry blossom season!

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Sayaka Kato

Sayaka was born and raised in Aichi, Japan. After spending several years of her childhood in the US, she came back to New York for college. Loves to travel, eat, and play the guitar in her free time.

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