Cherry blossoms, also called sakura in Japanese, are known for their beauty and symbolism in Japanese culture. The cherry blossom season in Japan is a highly anticipated event every year, attracting thousands of visitors to admire the blossoming trees in parks and gardens.
Ephemeral enchanted landscape
The blooming of cherry trees depends on many factors such as temperature, rain, and wind, and lasts only a few weeks. During this period, the pink and white flowers create an enchanting landscape that is celebrated by the Japanese with picnics under the trees called "hanami".
Benefits of cherry blossom and leaf extracts for the skin
In addition to their beauty, cherry blossom, and leaf extracts also have benefits for the skin. Cherry blossoms contain antioxidants that protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and pollution. Cherry extracts are also rich in ellagic acid, which can help reduce dark spots and improve skin texture.
Cherry leaves are also used in cosmetics for their soothing and moisturizing properties. Cherry leaf extracts are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and calcium, which help nourish and revitalize the skin.
For which skin types?
Cherry blossom and leaf extracts are often used in skin creams, lotions, and masks. They are particularly effective for dry and mature skin but are suitable for all skin types.