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Cherry Blossoms Don't Just Make For Pretty Photos — They Help Revitalise And Renew Skin Too

And besides the photogenic bloom, the Japanese have a range of natural skincare ingredients that should be a part of your routine, stat. We tell you why below.

Often overshadowed by their buzz-worthy Korean counterparts, Japanese skincare products remain highly regarded for their premium quality, stringent R&D and exquisite textures. Beyond that, they also hold some of the most potent natural ingredients that have been used for hundreds of years to improve skin quality for firmer, smoother, plumper and more radiant skin. Here, the six ingredients you need to know about — and start incorporating into your routine.

#1: Green Tea

#2: Rice Extract

#3: Cherry Blossom

#4: Camellia Oil

#5: Reishi Mushroom

#6: Shiso