My role as the product designer for Ca’Mora is to search for ingredients around the world which promote healthy skin for my customers. My journey has taken me to Japan where the Japanese Cherry Blossom (also known as Sakura) trees grow. Cherry blossoms, with their sweet fragrance, offers amazing skin health benefits which produce the flawless, translucent skin that many women in Japan are known for.
The Japanese Cherry Blossom is a flower of many trees of the genus Prunus or Prunus subspecies Cerasus. They are a common species in East Asia, including China, Korea, and especially in Japan where it is considered the national flower. There are about 100 species in the genus Cerasus. In the primary species Prunus, there are about 400 species which grow in Europe and North America. Due to widespread growth of the Cherry Blossom trees in Asia, production and cultivation have developed mostly in Japan. Cherry Blossom trees do grow in the U.S. and there is nothing like walking the streets of Washing D.C. in the spring when the flowers are at their peak. The view transports you into a beautiful, almost fairytale environment, fit for a queen.
When the flowers of the Cherry Blossom tree are harvested, their extracts produce some amazing skin benefits. Let’s discuss.
The extracts of the Cherry blossom are packed with anti-inflammatory properties. Products created with the extracts can provide relief from redness, rashes, irritation, and inflammation. These problems are the cause of multiple skin conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation. People who are prone to skin problems such as redness or irritation tend to respond well to products infused with Japanese Cherry Blossoms (Sakura).
Cherry blossom oils can reduce hyperpigmentation and clarify skin with uneven tones. Behaving much like vitamin C, cherry blossoms work to suppress excess melanin production. This process helps to make your skin brighter, thus giving you a more even skin appearance.
Fights signs of ageing
Culprits to skin that appears older include toxins and lack of collagen. Japanese Cherry Blossoms are known for the bioactive compounds in their petals which help to suppress the toxins that lead to the appearance of aging skin. Additionally, the leaves boosts collagen production and increases skin elasticity and makes your skin soft and smooth.
Fatty acids for flawless complexion
The Japanese Cherry Blossom leaves are full of fatty acids. These amazing molecular structures strengthen your skin’s natural barrier. Promoting the natural strength of your skin helps keep it hydrated. These mighty little blossoms also promote collagen production which results in improved skin complexion.
Rich in antioxidants
Cherry blossoms are rich in antioxidants. They help reduce the premature breakdown of skin cells while cleansing the impurities and pollutants that damage skin. This process helps improve skin appearance.
Improves signs of aging
Cherry blossoms are packed with bioactive compounds which minimize the impact of free radicals on skin. The result is less dead skin cells, an even and smooth appearance, and a natural glow.
In the U.S. the Japanese Cherry Blossom is mostly found in cosmetic products. This is not the case in other parts of the world where these amazing petals are preserved and used throughout the year in staples such as tea and jelly. My journey to learn about the cherry blossom led me to enjoy it internally as a tea. The petals were preserved in salt and vinegar. After soaking and then brewing, the Japanese Cherry Blossom made for a wonderful afternoon tea. My skin and hair will receive all of the nutritional benefits of internally consuming the tea leaves.
Launching Ca'Mora has been an amazing experience. I am so proud of the products that I have been able to offer but more importantly, I have fallen in love with being a resource to women like myself who are looking for simple honest answers to their skin care questions. Feel free to enjoy the aromatic indulgence of the Ca’Mora Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter or explore any of our other products made using organic and natural ingredients at Ca’Mora.
Retrieved (July, 2022) from: Toshio Katsuki. (2018) Sakura no Kagaku (Science of Cherry Blossoms). pp.160–161 SB Creative.
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