INGREDIENT FOCUS: Cherry Blossom
An Ancient Japanese beauty ingredient that is more than just a fragrance
The Tree Blossom Blooming Princess
A Little History on Sheet Masking
Historically, Japanese women steeped the flowers in water to make a light distillate, then soaked cotton sheets in the liquid before placing onto the face to “sit” for a while. It was believed to hydrate and condition the skin for visually optimal texture as most women did not wear cosmetics. This practice was also recorded in Korea and China, marking the original practice of the sheet masking.
Nowadays, we know that Cherry Blossom flowers are rich in
antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and essential fatty acids – all of which make it a powerful skin care ingredient, if formulated in active concentrations.
The flower is a common fragrance ingredient, but more often than not, products marketed as “Cherry Blossom” are synthetically scented as a cheaper substitute that provides a much stronger scent.
So how can you tell if the Cherry Blossom ingredient in your skincare product is actually meant to have benefits?
First, Read the Ingredient List
Second, The Scent
In the beauty world, it’s difficult to tell what is a gimmick and what is not, but in general you would expect premium brands to select higher cost raw materials. Products using real Cherry Blossom extract in active concentrations won’t be cheap. Our Japanese Cherry Blossom mask is one of the most costly and difficult items for us to produce due to the scarcity in its main ingredient. We source only from Japan, for its consistent premium quality and excellent reputation in Cherry Blossom harvests, so we do our best to find a healthy balance between our production costs and consumer pricing.