10 Sakura-Themed Beauty Products In Singapore To Pamper Yourself With This Cherry Blossom Season
The ephemeral beauty of sakura is admired by many, and this flower is extra magical to Singaporeans simply because of how out of reach it is - unless you count our local version, the Trumpet Flower. As spring rolls around, we too see our fair share of cherry blossom-inspired events and product launches, including each year’s highly-anticipated Starbucks sakura merch and Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome displays.
This floral frenzy extends to beauty products too. From skincare to perfumes as well as bath and body products, here are 10 sakura-themed beauty products in Singapore that are not only infused with the nourishing goodness of actual cherry blossom petals, but also come in pretty pink packaging to match.
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#1: Dove - Ice-Cream Body Scrub in Sakura Smoothie
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Dove has just launched their first-ever Ice-Cream Body Scrub ($12.90), named as such for its uber creamy texture and yummy scents. Each version comes with a different level of exfoliation, and the Sakura Smoothie one is the most gentle, able to rid your skin of impurities with its refined micro beads sans abrasiveness.
Along with the Pomegranate Ice Cream and Sugar Sorbet versions, this is infused with 1/4 moisturising cream and other hydrating, skin-friendly ingredients.
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Make it a two-step spa-like experience with the Dove Sakura Self-Foaming Body Wash ($10.95) - with ceramides and 10 times the creaminess - for extra pampering.
Get it from: Redmart, Watsons, Guardian, and selected supermarkets.
#2: innisfree - Jeju Cherry Blossom range
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innisfree’s Green Tea and Black Tea skincare lines have been deemed holy grails for many a beauty junkie, but also worth checking out is their Jeju Cherry Blossom range.
There are two moisturisers in this series; The Jeju Cherry Blossom Tone-up Cream ($31) promises to give you a good glow, and contains a special powder that’ll instantly brighten your complexion. The Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly Cream ($31) has an airier gel-like texture, and the lightweight formula is said to be instantly absorbed while leaving behind a bouncy moisture coating.
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Other products in this range include a cleanser, toner, and the Jeju Cherry Blossom Skin-Fit Tone-Up Cream ($33) - a hydrating and non-sticky SPF50+ / PA++++ sunscreen.
Get it from: innisfree’s boutiques or website, and selected supermarkets
#3: The Body Shop - Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette
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From shower gels to body butters and a whole range of cosmetics, there’s nothing that The Body Shop does not have - and the best part is that every single bath and body product in their line-up comes in multiple scents, thus widening an already extensive range.
Get right in the mood for spring with their Cherry Blossom products, which are further split into 3 sub-categories: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Glowing Cherry Blossom, and Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss which comes with a hint of sweet fruitiness.
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Especially of note is The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette ($37) - a blend of extracts from hand-picked Japanese sakura petals, sweet magnolia, and hinoki wood, all housed in a pretty crystalline dome bottle. There’s also the Glowing Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette ($49), which contains notes of osmanthus and sandalwood.
Get it from: The Body Shop
#4: Watsons - Hello Kitty Hand Sanitiser in Cherry Blossom
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We’ll never forget the ordeal of the you-know-what pandemic, and maintaining one’s basic hygiene on-the-go with hand sanitiser is now second nature to a lot of us. Stay clean the cute way with this co-branded Watsons Sanrio Hello Kitty Hand Sanitiser ($5.05) in a Cherry Blossom scent, and worry not about sensitive hands getting aggravated as it’s alcohol-free. In fact, it’s gentle enough for children!
Said to kill 99.99% of germs, this rinse-free formula is quick drying and won’t leave a sticky residue on your palms. The slim card-like design that slips easily into small purses is another bonus.
Get it from: Watsons
#5: Diane Perfect Beauty - Miracle You Sakura Shampoo & Treatment
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Previously known as Moist Diane, Japanese hair care brand Diane Perfect Beauty’s Miracle You Damage Repair range comes in a limited edition Sakura version that’s only available during the cherry blossom season
It’s not just about the fragrance - the double petal cherry blossom extract and sakura yeast extract in the Miracle You Damage Repair Sakura Shampoo ($19) and Treatment ($19) are rich in antioxidants and hydrating properties for silky, smooth tresses and a clean scalp. They also contain colour protectants so those with dye jobs can maintain the vibrancy of their locks.=
Get it from: Mandom Group’s Shopee Mall store.
#6: L’OCCITANE - Cherry Blossom collection
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Nothing screams luxe more than L’OCCITANE’s Cherry Blossom collection, which offers a full range for head-to-toe pampering. Gorgeous gift-worthy packaging aside, their Cherry Blossom Shower Gel ($36), in particular, now comes with a new transparent formula that’s light on the skin when used as a shower gel, but can also transform into a fragrant, bubbly foam when lathered up in the bathtub.
Other delicately-scented treats in the L’OCCITANE Cherry Blossom range include Bath Soap ($9), Eau de Toilette ($92), and Lip Balm ($19), among plenty others.
Get it from: L’OCCITANE’s boutiques or website
#7: Propolinse - Sakura Mouth Wash
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As you may have guessed from the name of the brand, the key ingredient in Japanese mouthwash brand Propolinse is none other than propolis, from honey. This antibacterial wonder helps banish plaque and bad breath-causing bacteria, while brightening your smile and protecting your teeth against tooth decay. You’ll never have to feel self-conscious before a hot date ever again!
There are orange and yuzu versions of this, but if citrusy scents aren’t your preferred choice, go for the lightly floral Propolinse Sakura Mouth Wash which comes in a pretty pink bottle. You can purchase this from various retailers in Singapore including FairPrice and Pupsik Studio, but we recommend purchasing from Osakakuma as theirs is the cheapest at $12.90.
Get it from: Osakakuma
#8: Kustie - Cherry Blossom Shower & Bath Gel
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What makes the Kustie Cherry Blossom Shower & Bath Gel ($21.10) extra special - aside from its sakura-infused formula - is that there are actual, visible cherry blossom petals floating about inside the bottle. This magical-looking shower gel not cleanse, nourishes, and brightens skin while leaving it supple and hydrated.
Get it from: Watsons
#9: Senka - Perfect Whip White Fuji Sakura
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Another offshoot from Japanese beauty giant Shiseido, Senka is most loved for their affordable but highly-raved Perfect Whip face washes that are made to suit different skin types, including acne-prone and dry. Those looking for a brightening fix can go for the foamy Senka Perfect Whip White Fuji Sakura ($9), which comes infused with the extract of Japan’s cherry blossoms, along with white cocoon essence, to refresh dull skin.
Get it from: Senka’s Shopee Mall store, Watsons, Guardian, Welcia-BHG, and selected supermarkets
While you’re here, read our article on Senka’s Aqua Bright range.
#10: Eversoft - Bright Radiance Sakura-C range
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Eversoft prides itself on its gentle formulas, made using organic and botanical extracts. Their Bright Radiance Sakura-C range harnesses the power of the cherry blossom to brighten dull skin, and together with its other star ingredients - Vitamin C and Niacinamide - it’ll allow you to maximuse the potential of your natural radiance from within.
It’s a complete range here, from Hand & Body Lotion ($11.95) to Advanced Whitening Serum ($39.90) and a light and airy Gel Moisturiser ($29.90), just to name a couple.
Get it from: Eversoft’s Shopee Mall store and selected supermarkets
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