When I got the opportunity to try Gold Sakura’s “BEST Beauty Product from Japan” (an award they won), you better believe I was all over it. Gold Sakura carries three different lines: Hanayuki to help produce perfectly clear skin, Hinoki Deitanseki for natural beauty and Shirasu for minerals. Lisa has reviewed some of their products in her spa day review but she only left me one lonely product. She doesn’t know what she missed out on!
I’ve been using the Hanayuki Exfoliating Cleansing Gel. As with almost all Japanese cosmetics the product is just beautiful. There’s a grace to Japanese packaging that’s not seen elsewhere and the Hanayuki Exfoliating Cleansing Gel is no different. The bottle is beautifully shaped and the turquoise color is so calming. The gel itself is colorless. The top of the cleanser makes it so easy to use too. It has a spout that you pump to get product out. It also comes with a clip that goes on and off easily which is so handy if you wanted to travel with it since it won’t let you pump out product if it’s unclipped. For me it’s helpful for my late night bathroom excursions so that I’m not suddenly washing my hands with this exfoliator instead of my pump soap. (The little things like that are important.)
The Exfoliating Cleansing Gel is unique in that it’s extremely gentle to use. It cleanses and exfoliates at the same time. What’s unusual is that you do this through a rolling action. I like to apply this on my dry face (though you can do it on a wet face too) with damp finger tips. I wash like I normally would with the gel and then start rolling. The rolling is what exfoliates but without anything harsh to harm your skin. The rolling removes impurities and dead skin without any damage. They compare it to an eraser. Have you ever used an art gum eraser? That’s what it reminds me of; it’s a tool artists use to get rid of smudges and smears on dry media. It leaves behind small pieces which you wipe away. Well with Hanayuki Exfoliating Cleansing Gel after you roll you have those small pieces. I use a washcloth and just water to remove those and then follow with toner. My skin is clean, soft and there’s no dead skin. I’ve used it in the morning before I get in the shower and then just wash off the remains as I’m washing my hair. It leaves my skin in great shape for my cosmetics and skincare.
Anyone who knows my reviews knows that the fact that this is fragrance free is a big hurrah for me. It’s also good for my skin since it contains botanicals extracts to nourish it (including Saxifraga Sarmentosa, Witch Hazel, Lemon, Melissa, Hops, and Sage).
From the two reviews of Gold Sakura products on Beauty Info Zone you can see that we are fans of their products and grateful for the opportunity to test these out. The only problem is that it creates an even bigger lemming for more from the line. Gold Sakura really does have gold standard products you should consider trying. — Marcia