Gold Sakura Facial Cleansing Foam from the Shirasu Line is a really lovely and unusual cleanser. The volcanic ash lends itself to deep cleansing and the removal of impurities all the while the Yoshino Cherry extract moisturizes the skin so as not to leave it stripped. It is both powerful and gentle, and these opposing forces are beautifully united in one highly effective cleanser. Sakura Facial Cleansing Foam also comes with a special net to create a very rich lather- as I have already shown you with their Beauty Bar from the Hinoki Kurocha Line. I find that I generally prefer using the Sakura Facial Cleansing Foam without the net and the Beauty Bar with the net, but it really depends upon my mood because all of the variations are highly effective.
The Sakura Facial Cleansing Foam leaves my skin deeply cleansed to the extent that congested pores seem to be quickly cleared of debris and sebum. My skin is left nearly squeaky clean, but thanks to the moisturizing properties of the Yoshino Cherry my face is left moisturized rather than stripped and taut. My skin is left baby bottom soft and thoroughly cleansed.
1) Volcanic ash and Yoshino cherry (Sakura) extract; Smooth and creamy texture; Rich lather and pleasant aroma.
2) Gently cleanses pores and removes impurities without irritating skin; Moisturizes and enriches with minerals and vitamins.
3) Suitable for all skin types
4) Comes with a special mesh bag create lavish foam.
5) Highly concentrated, and therefore very economical. Only a very small amount needed to create rich lather.
6) Does not cause a taut feeling skin.
7) Made in Japan
How it works: "Volcanic ash deep-cleans pores and removes impurities while enriching skin with essential minerals. Sakura extract moisturizes the skin. Blackstrap powder nourishes your skin with minerals and vitamins. Gentian root extract provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Paeonia Albiflora root extract helps maintain skin health. Plantago major seed extract soothes skin. Rich lather creates a cushion between your skin and hands to protect your skin from unnecessary rubbing."
-Squeeze a small amount (size of a pearl) in the palms of the hands
-Add warm or cold water and work up a thick, rich lather using the enclosed net (or without the net)
-Apply lather onto the face with gentle massage strokes
Overall assessment: A very lovely cleanser, indeed! It cleans thoroughly and deeply while simultaneously moisturizing the skin- which is a lovely combination of attributes to be found in a single cleanser. You will be shocked by how soft and supple it leaves your skin. It is extraordinarily concentrated- so one tube is bound to last you a good long time. I highly recommend it!
3.5 oz. $18.50 from Gold Sakura.
PR sample sent for consideration. All views expressed are categorically my own.