It’s the sakura season again. Besides a series of hanami (cherry blossom viewing) events, many sakura-themed beauty products are also launched in Japan during this time, much to the delight of beauty enthusiasts and collectors.
We know that travel restrictions are still tight and there’s probably little chance any of us are going to make to Japan this year. Here’s some good news, though: we’ve managed to hunt down 10 of the sakura-themed beauty products that are super popular in Japan right now that are thankfully also available in Singapore.
- 1. Saborino 1-minute Sakura Morning Mask
- 2. MAC Cosmetics Sakura Collection
- 3. Clarins Sakura Collection
- 4. Shu Uemura Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil
- 5. Botanical Esthe Facial Mask
- 6. Listerine Sakura & Peach Mouthwash
- 7. Shiseido Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum Limited Edition
- 8. Jo Malone Sakura Cherry Blossom Cologne
- 9. ALLIE Nuance Change UV Gel
- 10. Kneipp Sakura Scented Hand Cream
- 11. Estée Lauder X Åsa Ekström Collection
1. Saborino 1-minute Sakura Morning Mask
This brand is not new to all of us. Famous for their 1-minute facial masks, Saborino has now launched a new Sakura edition of it! The 3-in-1 mask acts as a cleanser, moisturiser and primer, all at once. Soaked with lightweight serum and infused with various extracts, this facial mask will definitely be leaving your skin all moisturised and dewy. It’s a total all-kill mask that is suitable for all skin types.
The Saborino 1-minute Sakura Morning Mask retails for S$21.90 and is available at all Guardian, Watsons, Don Don Donki, Tokyu Hands and, Welcia-BHG stores. You can also purchase it online at Shopee. While stocks last!
2. MAC Cosmetics Sakura Collection
A mysterious yet sweet looking Cherry Blossom collection, that is MAC Cosmetic’s newest Black Cherry cosmetics line. This collection features various products including a Fix+ spray, blush, mascara, lipstick, lip balm, and primer. Products that are made for everyday use, packaged with beautiful sakura printed bottles and cases, what’s not to love about this collection?
The MAC Cosmetics sakura collection retails between S$36 to S$55, depending on the product and is available at all MAC and Sephora stores. Alternatively, you can shop the collection here.
3. Clarins Sakura Collection
There are two products in the Clarins Sakura Collection available in Singapore.
The Fix Make-Up spray is dressed in a beautiful new packaging featuring motifs of cherry blossoms so that it doesn’t just perk up your skin but also your senses. This product helps keep your makeup lasting all day. Not only that, but it also helps to soothe and calm the skin.
The second product is the Lip Comfort Oil. In this limited edition, it doesn’t only come with a new look but also a pretty sakura-inspired shade to give you a coveted glow.
This lip product nourishes and moisturises the lips without leaving a sticky residue, which is a plus point for us living in Singapore, in this insane heat.
4. Shu Uemura Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil
Formulated with natural ingredients, this sakura-infused cleansing oil will be leaving your skin fresh and cool all day. Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types, this product fights the root of the problem and gets rid of oily skin, which we all hate!
Haven’t tried a cleansing oil before? Not to worry, you can redeem samples here.
The Shu Uemura Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil retails for S$50 for a 150ml bottle, while the 450ml bottle retails for S$118. It is available at Shu Uemura counters and boutiques and Sephora stores. You can purchase it at Sephora.sg.
5. Botanical Esthe Facial Mask
The 1-minute mask already sounds insane enough, but this is a 55-second only mask! Definitely suitable for early mornings where we need perfect skin but yet, are unable to get out of bed. Soaked with over 20 natural botanical ingredients, this mask helps hydrate, tone and prime your face. Yes, all that in 55 seconds. The mask is also made of 100% cotton, suitable for all skin types.
The Botanical Esthe facial mask retails for S$16.91 and is available for purchase on Shopee.
6. Listerine Sakura & Peach Mouthwash
We have all tried the usual mint flavoured mouthwashes, but have you tried sweeter, botanically inspired versions of mouthwash such as this? This limited-edition sakura-themed flavour does not contain alcohol in it, leaving a milder taste, but at the same time, it does an equally good job at cleansing the mouth and tackling the hard-to-reach areas.⠀
7. Shiseido Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum Limited Edition
To celebrate the start of the cherry blossom season, Shiseido collaborated with Japanese artist and textile designer, Yuri Hirumo, to produce the limited-edition version of the Shiseido Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum, packaged with a playful pastel Sakura designed bottle.
The serum helps with reducing dark spots, dullness, as well as uneven skin tones. It is also boosted with ReNeura Technology and the SAKURA-Bright System, providing multi-functional care for your skin, making it appear brighter and fresher than before.
The Shiseido Illuminating Micro-Spot serum retails at S$213 and is available at all Shiseido counters.
8. Jo Malone Sakura Cherry Blossom Cologne
You can now carry the pretty and light scent inspired by sweet cherry blossoms around with you as we enter the sakura season. Presented in a soft pink petal bottle design, the delicate layers of cherry blossom are made even better with sparkling bergamot. Want to stand out from the rest of the crowd? This is definitely a scent you should consider!
The Jo Malone Sakura Cherry Blossom cologne retails at S$115 for 30ml, while the 100ml retails for S$225. This collection will be launching exclusively at TANGS and Tangs.com from 8 April onwards. Do mark your calendars to ensure you don’t miss the launch date!
9. ALLIE Nuance Change UV Gel
From a brand that specialises in sun care products, the ALLIE Nuance Change UV Gel is formulated with hints of a soft sakura scent and SPF50, it will definitely keep your skin moisturised as well as protect it from the harmful sun and UV rays. It is also packaged in a beautiful, special edition sakura packaging, making it a joy to look at each time you reach out for it from your vanity.
The ALLIE Nuance UV Gel retails for S$18.90 and you can purchase it on Shopee.
10. Kneipp Sakura Scented Hand Cream
Infused with scents of cherry blossoms, the Keipp hand cream deeply hydrates and smooths your skin without leaving a sticky or oily residue. Bonus point, it doesn’t leave marks on surfaces such as your computer or handphone screen once applied!
Packaged in a convenient squeeze tube, this makes it a handy (no pun intended) cream you can use throughout the day to ensure your hands are moisturised 24/7.
The Keipp hand cream retails at S$12.86 for 20ml, while the 75ml retails at S$22.96. You can purchase it on Shopee.
11. Estée Lauder X Åsa Ekström Collection
With the aim of bringing out the message that True Strength Comes from Within (#PowerOfME), Estée lauder collaborated with Swedish-born manga artist, Åsa Ekström, to create limited-edition Sakura inspired packaging for the Estée Lauder Micro Essence Lotion. This exclusive collection consists of three products.
Featuring two characters, the Micro Essence bottle in blue is represented by Miwa, the spirit of water and stands up for what she believes in. While the Micro Essence with Sakura Ferment in pink is represented by Sakurami, the spirit of Sakura, who is strong yet jovial where she is able to make a sakura tree grow out of the stone ground for cherry blossoms to bloom.
Both products are formulated with powerful Micro Essence formulas which are powerful in three ways – Micro-Targeted, Micro-Nourishing, and Micro-Active. It is able to penetrate deeply into your skin, to strengthen and deeply hydrate it from the inside, giving you youthful and translucent looking skin.
Additionally in the special Sakura version, the lotion is formulated with sakura ferment which helps provide even more intense hydration and firming for your skin, giving you supple and bouncy skin with an angelic glow.
The third product is the Pure Colour Evy Sculpting Lipstick, available in two shades, with both manga characters printed on them respectively.
This lipstick helps sculpt, hydrate and saturate your lips all-in-one, and at the same time add a pop of colour to your face, with its very wearable shades.
The Micro Essence Activating Treatment Lotion and Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion Fresh with Sakura Ferment retail for S$172 while the Pure Colour Evy Sculpting Lipstick retails for S$52.
It will be available from 15 April onwards, exclusively at Sephora stores and Sephora. It will also be available at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide, through the Estée Lauder Concierge Service WhatsApp @ +65 9641 3792, as well as on Lazada, from 1 May onwards.