Nothing makes me happier than sitting under a cherry blossom tree on a windy day in Japan. Should you ever visit this country during the cherry blossom season, you will be greeted by majestic bubblegum pink trees. Popularly known as 'Sakura' in Japan, these delicate pink flowers symbolise the fleeting nature of life. What makes these flowers even more fascinating is that they can be used as beauty ingredients too.
If you fancy all things pink, you will be thrilled to know that cherry blossoms are listed as key ingredients in perfumes, shower gels, lotions, hand creams and moisturisers. Why are they so popular in the beauty industry, you ask? Read on to find out...
Believe it or not, but cherry blossoms do have anti-ageing properties. They're high in antioxidants and prevent free radical sun damage. Not only do they make your skin appear youthful, but brighten up your complexion as well. Since these tiny pink flowers are also rich in fatty acids, they will repair damaged skin and improve the texture of it by boosting collagen production.
Each sakura flower is packed with anti-inflammatory properties. Not only will these flowers soothe and heal inflamed skin, but also lighten hyperpigmentation as well. Products that have cherry blossoms listed as ingredients are usually lightweight and safe for sensitive skin types.
The scent of a cherry blossom product is never strong - it's subtle and sweet. Be it cherry blossom infused shower gels or perfumes - you are going to smell like spring! Since sensitive skin types are more prone to skin allergies, cherry blossom beauty products are fairly milder on the skin as compared to heavily fragrant beauty products.
Sugar is one of the biggest culprits for premature ageing. It slowers down the collagen production and causes the skin to become less elastic. Thus, leading to premature sagging and wrinkles. Cherry blossom extract prevents this from happening due to its anti-ageing properties and rich antioxidant content.
Cherry blossoms as skincare ingredients help to brighten up the complexion and deal with hyperpigmentation. Using toners or moisturisers with cherry blossoms as key ingredients will surely fade away any spots on the skin and even out your complexion.
Final Thoughts: If you're some who has sensitive and dull skin, give cherry blossom infused beauty products a try. I'm sure they won't disappoint!
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