The Sakura, or cherry blossom, heralds the arrival of spring with its beauty and fragrance. Umeda Loft, a large household goods specialty store, has plenty of sakura-themed goodies, and is conveniently located only 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station.
Because of covid, many people have found it difficult to go out and enjoy. But you can still welcome spring with these sakura-themed cosmetics! The 2nd floor of Umeda Loft hosts a large collection of cherry blossom goods.
We spoke to Manami Muraki, head of sales promotion, about the top 10 recommended cherry blossom cosmetics for 2021.
- Table of Contents
- 1. Saborino Mezama Sheet Sakura Fragrance: Your Entire Morning Routine All-In-One!
- 2. Magic Soap Cherry Blossom: Great for the Entire Body
- 3. Club Suppin Powder Cherry Blossom Scent: Quickly Brighten Your Skin!
- 4. Beauty Veil Makeup Keep Spray Sakura: Keep Makeup from Smudging Under Your Mask
- 5. SQUSE ME Shake Nail Care Oil Sakura: Not Sticky and Easy to Use
- 6. Temari and Kasumi Mini Sakura Hand Soaps: Must-Have for your Hands!
- 7. Fiancé Sakura Fragrance Series: A Sweet Fragrance Teens Love!
- 8. Kneipp Sakura Gift Set: A Sakura Gift with a Message
- 9. OHANA MAHAALO Anuhea La'aulu Series: You'll Want to Collect Them All!
- 10. BOTANIST Botanical Spring Hair Balm: Great for Your Hands, Too!
- These popular sakura items are available in limited quantities every year, so be sure to get yours as soon as you can!
1. Saborino Mezama Sheet Sakura Fragrance: Your Entire Morning Routine All-In-One!
The Saborino Mezama Sheet is a sheet mask you can use immediately upon waking up. It's a great item for busy mornings, and covers everything from washing your face to skin care and moisturizing.
There are all kinds of standard products on the market, but the pink packaging and the cherry blossom fragrance make these extra special! These are only available in the spring, and use a blend of moisturizing ingredients from the Yoshino and Satozakura cherry tree in both the fragrance and the contents.
2. Magic Soap Cherry Blossom: Great for the Entire Body
Magic Soap Cherry Blossom is a long-selling product that you can use for both your face and body. If you dilute it, you can even use it for cleaning and washing dishes!
This soap uses 100% natural ingredients such as organic olive oil and coconut oil, so it is gentle on the skin. It comes in many different scents to appeal to many different fans. The sakura soap has a faint, sweet scent of cherry blossoms!
3. Club Suppin Powder Cherry Blossom Scent: Quickly Brighten Your Skin!
Club Suppin Powder is a facial powder that you can wear right to sleep, without even washing it off! This makeup powder is one of Ms. Muraki's personal favorites. "You don't even need to use foundation. This powder brightens your skin with just a few pats!"
This springtime-limited cherry blossom scented product contains moisturizing ingredients from the Yoshino cherry tree. It includes a regular puff and an extra sakura-colored puff.
4. Beauty Veil Makeup Keep Spray Sakura: Keep Makeup from Smudging Under Your Mask
Beauty Veil Makeup Keep Spray Sakura is a sakura-scented makeup setting spray. Just a 2-second spritz before going out lasts the entire evening - you won't even have to reapply your makeup! Setting spray is usually a popular summer item, but has recently become a staple to prevent mask smudging.
It contains beautifying ingredients such as cherry blossom extract and water from hot springs. "It holds in moisture and prevents makeup from rubbing off on our mask," says Muraki. The cherry blossom scent will also cheer you up.
5. SQUSE ME Shake Nail Care Oil Sakura: Not Sticky and Easy to Use
SQUSE ME Shake Nail Care Oil Sakura has two layers of water- and oil-soluble moisturizing beauty ingredients. Be sure to shake it before using! "It's light and doesn't feel sticky. Your nails are moisturized before you know it!" says Muraki.
Get healthy, cherry-colored nails with this repairing, damage-healing nail serum. It has a seasonal, elegant cherry fragrance that you will love, too!
6. Temari and Kasumi Mini Sakura Hand Soaps: Must-Have for your Hands!
These palm-sized, portable liquid soaps - the fruity Mini Hand Soap Temari Sakura and the gentle Mini Hand Soap Kasumi Sakura - are easy to carry, and perfect for keeping your hands clean in the midst of covid.
These cute bottles also make popular gifts! Many people gift them together with bath salts from the same series. They come in cute, spring-themed packages!
7. Fiancé Sakura Fragrance Series: A Sweet Fragrance Teens Love!
The Fiancé Sakura Fragrance Series is inspired by the sweet scent of fully-blossomed cherry trees. "Teens love the Fiancé brand for its cute packaging and affordable price," says Muraki.
The body mist and hand cream come in the same scent. Both are available in limited quantities and are very popular every year, so get it while you can!
8. Kneipp Sakura Gift Set: A Sakura Gift with a Message
This Sakura Scent series is from Germany's long-established herbal brand Kneipp. It contains wild cherry blossom extract and has a sweet, gentle cherry blossom scent. The Kneipp Sakura Gift Set includes bath salts and hand cream, and comes in a clear case with a cherry blossom design.
9. OHANA MAHAALO Anuhea La'aulu Series: You'll Want to Collect Them All!
The OHANA MAHAALO Anuhea La'aulu Series is a delectable scent of cherry blossoms with freesia and white lily. The name of each item is in Hawaiian. "Anuhea La'aulu" means "the gentle scent of spring."
"There are a variety of different items that come in matching scents. The cute packaging is made in Japan, and many customers from overseas buy them in bulk as souvenirs," Muraki explains.
10. BOTANIST Botanical Spring Hair Balm: Great for Your Hands, Too!
The early spring tends to be a little dry, so you don't want to overlook your hair care! BOTANIST Botanical Spring Hair Balm is an oily balm that coats the hair. This product is great not only for the wet hair look, but also for intensive hair repair.
Many repeat customers look forward to Botanist's limited-edition spring items every year. This year's fragrance is a refreshing sakura and bergamot scent. If you have any left over, you can even use it as a hand cream!
These popular sakura items are available in limited quantities every year, so be sure to get yours as soon as you can!
"Sakura items are really popular every year, and they're coming out with many more varieties. Most of them are limited-edition, so if you want to try them out, it's a good idea to get them as soon as you can," says Muraki.
Floors 1-6 also offer duty-free shopping! Visit the tax exemption counter on the 4th floor after payment for your refund. For more information, please refer to the tax exemption brochure next to the registers.
The shop has strict coronavirus countermeasures in place for your safety. Alcohol disinfectant is available at the entrance, and vinyl curtains are installed at the registers and counters. Escalator railings, elevator buttons, registers, and shopping carts are also regularly disinfected with alcohol. Employees are also required to wear masks and check their temperatures before starting work.
Sanitizer installed/Ventilation measures in place/Coin trays used/Partition plates installed/Staff wear masks, wash hands regularly, and monitor body temperature/Limited capacity/increased space between people and seats/Limited admissions, reservation system employed (during events)/Customers required to wear masks/Temperature checks implemented
•Information is as of March 15, 2021. Seasonal items may not be in stock.
•Product lineup may vary depending on store.
•Prices and contents are subject to change.
•All prices include tax.
Text by: Shigemi Futaki
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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