Cherry blossom is not just a stunning flower, it’s also a helpful skincare product that offers a surprising range of benefits. Popularised by Japanese beauty brands, it is now a popular ingredient for K-beauty products too, and not without good reason.

The primary benefit of loading up your skin with cherry blossom is to repair and prevent damage to the skin. Your skin can be damaged by substances known as free radicals, which affect the appearance of the skin and cause premature aging. This can be combated by using skincare products that are high in antioxidants – something which cherry blossom contains in abundance.

Cherry blossom also contains the fatty acids needed to repair your skin’s natural moisture barrier. This helps to keep your complexion clear and smooth, lock in hydration, and protect your face from external damage.

Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Tone Up Cream

This Tone Up Cream is the first product to try if you’re looking to benefit from the healing properties of cherry blossom. It is a light and non-sticky cream that can be used to even out skin tone, making your face appear more even.

Cherry blossom has been found to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation by preventing the skin from producing excess amounts of melatonin. This makes it a really useful ingredient for anybody who’s worried about dark patches or an uneven skin tone.

Tone up cream is a versatile product that can be used in the morning or evening, and this product is gentle enough for daily use.

Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Skin Toner

If you’re looking for a product to replace your daily toner then this option from Innisfree is a good choice. Toners are used after cleansing your skin to offer a more concentrated dose of your preferred active ingredients. This is a hydrating toner that makes use of cherry blossom leaf to ensure that the skin looks bright and healthy.

Cherry blossom toner can also help you make your skin look more youthful. This is because cherry blossom helps to improve your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, making the skin tighter and reducing wrinkles or fine lines.

Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly Cream

Our final suggestion is the cherry blossom jelly cream – a particularly soothing cream that will relieve excessively dry skin.  It’s designed for generous daily use, and promises skin that is soft and plump. The anti-inflammatory properties of cherry blossom means that this is also the perfect choice for red, sore skin.

These products can be combined together if you want to make the most of what cherry blossom has to offer. Alternatively, match a cherry blossom toner or cream with your favourite existing skincare products to target different skincare complaints.

For instance, green tea’s healing properties mean that the two ingredients pair well together if you’re hoping to treat skin that has been damaged. On the other hand, those who are most interested in cherry blossom’s anti-aging properties might choose to combine it with retinoids or vitamin C.