In Time for Spring! 5 Popular Cherry Blossom Cosmetics From Famous Brands – From Lip Care to Hair Care
Winter is almost drawing to a close in Japan, and that means the warm days of spring are just around the corner. When you talk about spring in Japan, one of the first things that will come to mind are definitely cherry blossoms! So, in anticipation of the cherry blossom season, here is a list of beauty products inspired by cherry blossoms that are only available in the spring. The benefits of the products, where they can be purchased, and other information will be featured in this article, so make sure to check them out!
1. SAKURA BLAN℃ Series
COSME STYLE Co., Ltd., a company that manufactures and sells perfumes and cosmetics, has begun to sell the SAKURA BLAN℃ Series in limited quantities! The series features a variety of scents inspired by cherry blossoms.
I would personally recommend the "SAKURA BLAN℃ UV Cut Hand Cream SPF20 PA++ (880 JPY (incl. tax) for the 50g tube)" and the "SAKURA BLAN℃ Body Mist (1,320 JPY (incl. tax) for the 80mL bottle)".
The hand cream feels good on the skin and is perfect for preventing dry hands. It also helps guard the skin against sunburn, so you can also use it if you forget to apply sunscreen.
As for the body mist, you can spray it on your body after a bath and when you just want to refresh your body for a little pick-me-up. One of the great things about this product is that you can adjust the amount of body mist you spray according to the part of the body you want to apply the mist! It also has a rather faint scent, making it the ideal body mist for those who dislike perfumes.
The above products are available at LOFT and other variety stores throughout Japan, and in online shops.
BOTANIST is a cosmetics brand that operates under the concept of "living in harmony with plants". It develops products that use plant-derived ingredients and are friendly to the environment.
The company sells various products such as body care and skincare items. In time for spring this year, it has released the Botanical Spring Series for its hair care line!
The new series incorporates plenty of products that are unique to spring, including the "Botanical Spring Hair Perfume (1,870 JPY (incl. tax))" that gives hair a faint smell of cherry blossoms, and the "Botanical Spring Shampoo (1,540 JPY (incl. tax))" and the "Botanical Spring Treatment (1,540 JPY (incl. tax))" that are perfect for hair damaged by pollen, dryness, and other elements that are only present during spring.
The highlight of the Botanical Spring Series, however, is that all the products in the series contain beauty extracts from plums, peaches, and cherry blossoms, all of which give color to spring in Japan! I tried several products in the series, and I must say, they made me feel the sensation of spring even while I’m at home. They really helped me relax.
The above products are available at drugstores, stores directly managed by BOTANIST, online stores, and many other shops nationwide.
Parado is a cosmetics brand that develops products under the theme of "Beauty & Convenience”, with its products sold in 7-Eleven branches throughout the country. Aside from being convenient as they are available in convenience stores, Parado’s products are also affordable and come in small packaging that makes it easy to carry them around!
For spring this year, Parado has released the popular “Sakura Veil Lip (770 JPY (incl. tax))" and the “Shiawase Kirameku Sakura-iro” that comes in a limited color infused with glitter. These products contain moisturizing extracts from Yoshino cherry trees (a variety of cherry trees) to make the lips feel moisturized.
When I tried the products, I got all excited about the glitters that shimmered in the light. The warm cherry blossom color is also perfect for spring makeup!
Prayers were even made for all the products in this series in hopes that "these lip items will become a good luck charm". These prayers were made at Ninnaji, the head temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon sect of Buddhism as well as a World Heritage Site in Kyoto that is famous for its cherry blossoms and its matchmaking benefits.
4. mixim suppli
mixim suppli develops hair care products incorporating ingredients that restore the nutritional balance of hair.
For spring 2021, the company has released the limited-quantity cherry blossom series “mixim suppli Repair Sakura Triple Set (*) (2,800 JPY (excl. tax))" and "mixim suppli Amino Repair Hair Oil (Sakura) (1,400 JPY (excl. tax))"! The light and sweet scent of cherry blossoms will make your bath even more enjoyable. The gorgeous bottle design is also adorable and feels just like spring.
The above products are available at Tokyu Hands, Matsumoto Kiyoshi, and online shops all over Japan.
*Set contents: Shampoo + Hair pack + Hair treatment
5. Flora Notis JILL STUART
Flora Notis JILL STUART creates cosmetic products using fresh ingredients derived from plant oils and extracts, flowers, seeds, stems, and petals.
This year, the company has added a new product to its lineup of extremely famous hand gels with the release of "Cherry Blossom Fresh Hand Gel (prices start at 1,980 JPY (incl. tax) for 50mL)"! This product uses 60 kinds of carefully selected flower essences such as the Yoshino cherry tree and Satozakura. It also contains alcohol, so it's perfect for disinfecting your hands! You will be treated to an elegant floral scent every time you use this hand gel.
The above product is available at stores throughout Japan that are directly managed by them and in online shops.
Did you find any product interesting? Some of the products on the list are available online, so make sure to try them and bring the feeling of spring in Japan into your home.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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