How to Achieve Glass Skin with Japanese Sakura Extract
Learn about the benefits of Japanese Sakura extract and why it deserves a spot in your skincare routine.
For skincare junkies, buying and testing new products is one of the most exciting parts of the journey. It’s part of seeing which types of products and routines bring the best out of your skin.
Garnier is thrilled to present the latest addition to our skincare product line with a star ingredient like no other: Japanese Sakura flower.
The sakura flower is ubiquitous in Japan, but more so during springtime. Tourists flock to witness first-hand the beautiful scenery of sakura.
Breathtaking as they are, Japan’s Sakura isn’t only for the eyes’ pleasure. The flower extract provides many skincare benefits, primarily in achieving glass skin. So, it comes as no surprise if it’s partly responsible for the porcelain-like skin of Japanese people since it’s widely used in a variety of skincare products.
Make every day feel like you’re under a rain of cherry blossom petals. Continue scrolling to find out how to achieve glass skin with the help of this Japanese beauty ingredient.
A Guide to Achieving Glass Skin with Japanese Sakura Extract
What’s in the Japanese Sakura Extract?
Japan’s Sakura is not only the face of spring but also an alluring ingredient in today’s skincare and cosmetics lines. Cherry blossom extracts have been found to contain anti-inflammatory properties. A study showed that volunteers who applied a cream with sakura extract scored lower for redness and inflammation—its soothing and rejuvenating properties also helped in the process.
Apart from its ability to reduce inflammation, sakura extract is also helpful in healing irritated skin and smoothening the skin’s texture, among others. Its beneficial properties make the wonder-flower all the more captivating on the outside and inside.
4 Skincare Benefits of Japanese Sakura
Japanese Sakura’s antioxidant properties are known to enhance skin smoothness and repair its natural barrier for that supple and plump effect. Garnier’s newest Sakura Serum is formulated with Japanese Sakura, which gives you smoother, healthier-looking skin to achieve your glass-skin dreams in as fast as one week!
1. Repairs damaged skin
Sakura flower petals also pack essential fatty acids that help repair the skin’s natural barriers to promote collagen production for hydrated and supple skin. With this wonder ingredient in your arsenal, you can say goodbye to dull and tired-looking skin.
A study shows that sakura extracts show inhibition of melanin formation and have a potency similar to Vitamin C. This means sakura extracts brighten and address hyperpigmentation for the appearance of clearer skin. It’s a must-have ingredient for those with dark spots and uneven skin.
Sakura flower extracts help tone down nitric oxide production in the skin, which is responsible for the appearance of redness and irritation. Since inflammation is the root cause of several major skin issues, such as acne and rosacea, it’s a good enough reason to jump on the sakura train to soothe sensitive and easily irritated skin.
Sakura flowers are rich in antioxidants that fight skin-damaging free radicals and environmental aggressors. The antioxidant subdues the production of advanced glycation end-products (AGE), a toxin responsible for breaking down collagen and causing the signs of aging to appear. For those who want to age gracefully (aka everyone), look for this ingredient.
How to Achieve Glass Skin
Skincare Tips for a Smooth, Plump, and Healthy-looking Skin
Everyone’s been raving about glass skin, and understandably so. Having that smooth, plump, and healthy-looking skin gives you that confidence to snap a photo or join a video call, sans all that filter.
It also requires less time to prepare for a virtual meeting because you won’t need to put on a lot of makeup to achieve that buhay and glowing look. With that level of glowing skin, you wouldn’t have any problem answering impromptu video calls from loved ones and flaunt your legit “no-makeup” look.
Great news! Having glass skin is not just a dream that can’t come true. Garnier’s Japanese Sakura Skincare Line can help you achieve glass skin in no time! With the right sakura-infused products and a healthy routine, you, too, can unlock your skin’s full glowing potential. Keep on reading and follow our tips for you:
1. Double cleanse
Leaving dirt and makeup residue on your face can cause build-ups and breakouts. This is where your trusted cleansers come in handy. We suggest you double cleanse by starting with Garnier Micellar Water to eliminate dirt and traces of makeup. Make sure to use micellar water formulated for your skin type.
Follow it up with Garnier Sakura Foam Cleanser to remove sweat and remaining traces of oil and impurities in your facial pores to smoothen and cleanse the skin thoroughly. It’s suitable for all skin types and dermatologically tested, so you can use it day and night as needed.
2. Serum is key
Serums are potent deliverers of active ingredients to the skin, and having a sakura-infused serum can help your mission to get glass skin. The Garnier Sakura Serum is enriched with Japanese Sakura essence, an antioxidant that improves skin smoothness and repairs our skin’s barriers for plumper skin.
It provides 24-hour deep hydration and is packed with 30x Hyaluron. Unlike other serums, your face won’t feel sticky after applying it—it’s non-greasy and fast-absorbing as it penetrates your skin deeply and leaves it softer and translucent. Here’s a two-step guide on how to use the serum:
Step 1: Put a pea-sized amount of the Sakura serum into your palm.
Step 2: Spread it evenly on your cleansed face and neck.
Simple as that! With our Sakura serum, you can get that glass skin of your dreams in just one week of use. For maximum results, pair it with the Garnier Sakura Night Cream.
3. Layer on a moisturizer
Glass skin is characterized by plump and hydrated skin. So, you’ll want to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize some more to get that effect. Just as how you carefully choose the previous products based on your skin type and concerns, you’ll want to use a moisturizer designed for your skin type for the most glowing result without the sticky feeling.
Slather an even layer of moisturizer of your choice over your face and let it absorb fully before moving onto sunscreen in the day or the next step on your nighttime routine (i.e., face oil or cream and spot treatments).
4. Cover with sunscreen
Did you know that UV rays can penetrate the windows of a house or car? Protect your skin every day with a generous amount of Garnier Vitamin C Sunscreen. This sun protection cream is boosted with Vitamin C and has SPF 50+.
It’s non-sticky, non-greasy, and non-oily—a lightweight enough sunscreen that brightens your skin and fades spots while shielding your skin from UVA/UVB rays that cause skin darkening and dullness.
Our Sakura-infused Garnier Sakura Day Cream with SPF 30 is also an excellent choice for protecting your skin against harsh sun rays. It’s quick-absorbing and gives the skin that smooth and soft glowing effect.
Being a stickler about sunscreen is a non-negotiable, regardless if you’re a skincare newbie or guru. So, make sure to use one daily and reapply when necessary to minimize the formation of age spots.
5. Don’t forget your nighttime routine
Your skin repairs itself at night while you sleep. So, why not give your skin something beneficial to soak up while you drift off to sleep? You can use Garnier Sakura Night Cream enriched with Sakura essence for smoother, more hydrated, and nourished skin. Use it every night before bed and place it evenly on your face and neck.
You can use a night cream to supplement your lightweight moisturizer at night or skip the moisturizer altogether if you feel it’s heavy enough to do the job.
While you’re at it, make sure to treat your skin with the right face masks. Since your goal is to achieve glass skin, it’s best to use hydrating masks to provide the skin with moisture and for the instant radiance you want, while masks with calming ingredients help heal and tone down inflammation.
6. Squeeze in exfoliation
You can’t achieve clear and smooth skin without removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin, and you can do that with exfoliation. Whether you’re using a chemical (BHAs or AHAs) or a physical exfoliator (gentle scrubs or exfoliating brush), this process sloughs away dead skin cells that block pores and make them appear dull.
A weekly exfoliation routine should be enough to encourage skin cell turnover and brighter skin. Then, follow it up with a moisturizer for good hydration.
7. Healthy lifestyle
Help your skin feel healthy inside out. Apart from practicing a thorough skincare routine, you can get glass skin through healthy eating habits and self-care. Skip alcohol and caffeine and go for water instead. Following a balanced diet and getting enough sleep are also good habits for better skin.
Ensure to feed your body with healthy fats since it helps your skin barrier stay hydrated and plump. Increasing your intake of fatty fish like salmon and tuna, which contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, helps minimize inflammation. Fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and grapes can help ward off skin radicals with their antioxidants properties.
While living a healthier lifestyle takes time and commitment, it’s an effective way to complement your skincare routine for maximum results. After all, your glow starts from within. Nothing beats an overall healthy lifestyle to achieve the skin of your dreams. Hydrate, eat balanced meals, and get enough shut-eye. Your skin will thank you for it!
Sakura Extract: The Japanese Beauty Secret for Glass Skin
Getting flawless, plump, and hydrated skin takes patience and effort. You need to use products with the right skincare ingredients, develop healthy habits, and follow your skin care regimen religiously. With sakura-infused products in your routine, you’re well on your way to achieving glass skin.
Are you looking to revive your skin from dullness? We bet you’re already curious to check out Garnier’s Sakura line yourself. Head over to the Garnier shop to get your hands on our Japanese Sakura skincare products!