Review: Muji Cherry Blossom Skin Milk – just in time for Sakura season

Spring in Japan is almost synonymous with cherry blossoms, called sakura (桜) in Japanese. Many aspects of Japanese culture, such as anime or J-drama, show cherry blossoms blooming at school graduations, which is in March in Japan.

Hence, many limited edition products for the spring contain some reference to cherry blossoms. For example, Starbucks Japan releases Sakura drinks and foods, as well as Sakura tumblers and mugs. 
Muji releases several Sakura products each year as well, including Sakura foods, skin care, and bath products.  This year, I tried Muji’s Cherry Blossom Body Milk.
What it does: (from the back of the bottle)
Contains Cherry Leaf essence and Raspberry juice as natural moisturizing ingredients to moisturize the body. The relaxing scent evokes images of cherry blossoms.
Where to purchase:  In Japan, this product is available at Muji stores and at Muji online.
Price: 950 JPY for 200 ml (about $10)
Scent: This product has a faintly sweet floral scent.
Pros:
  • I like the scent. Japanese cherry blossom scents tend to be less sweet than American products.
  • This product is absorbed quickly into my skin and does not leave a residue
Cons:
  • For a product released in late-winter, this product was not very moisturizing. I think most people would prefer a richer product in this season, especially considering this past winter was very cold and dry.
Would I repurchase? No. While I liked the scent, it was not very moisturizing. Next year, I’ll probably try a different product from this line.
The pollution in Japan has been horrible this year, due to the increased pollution from China. Hopefully the skies will clear up before Cherry Blossom season starts.
Hope you enjoyed this review!
xoxo, K
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