SASSOU JAPAN 24 Karat Gold Infused Skincare


Sassou Japan is a new discovery for me and I haven’t really explored many Japanese skincare. Sassou means free & breezy from heaviness, which is essentially the brands motto behind its formulation for their products. Each product has been developed to ensure that the consumer feels relaxed after every use and sees noticeable skin benefits.

“With over 50 years of experience in formulating effective skincare that contains beneficial ingredients, such as natural plant extracts and premium gold leaves, we are committed to bringing the very best Japanese skincare philosophy into each of our products.” – Sassou.

*Cleansing Bar 100g $100

The cleansing bar is described as an effective cleanser that penetrates into the pores as it pulls out skin-blocking impurities with its fine and delicate lather—giving you an extraordinary facial cleansing experience.

Its key ingredients are: gold (help with detox, whitening and helps increase collagen production), arnica montana flower extract (helps reduce inflammation, acne and other skin disorders), lamium album flower extract (helps with skin soothing), and honey (helps repair skin damage and hydrate skin). This product is suitable for all skin types.

The process of using this system was quite interesting. I had the pleasure of being invited to the brand’s beauty journey event, which I was able to watch a demonstration on how to properly use this product. The cleansing bar is not a makeup remover.

Use every morning and night after removing makeup as your step 2 in your skincare regiment. Place the cleansing bar to the foaming net under running water, rubbing the net against the bar for 5 seconds. Then remove the cleansing bar from the net. Rub the net rigorously to create a foam that you will need to apply to face. Gently massage the foam over the face with the palm of your hand for 15-30 seconds with no direct contact. Leave on the face for another 15-30seconds before washing face or wiping down with a warm face cloth. You may feel a cooling, soothing sensation, followed by skin warming up and turning red. This is said to be normal as the gold helps to increase blood circulation and skin rejuvenation.

Overall, I found this process to give a unique experience that has made my skin feel soft, gave a natural glow and hydrated skin. Who doesn’t love the specks of gold leaves in this cleansing bar? Am I right?

*Essence Toner 50ml $150

The shimmering ess-toner is described as helping detoxify skin, while minimising the appearance of pores, help support skin’s natural collagen production, instant firming and hydrating skin.

Its key ingredients are: gold (help with detox, whitening and helps increase collagen production), honey (helps repair skin damage and hydrate skin), algae extract (helps improve skin elasticity), allium sativum (garlic) bulb extract (antioxidant), pinus sylvestris cone extract (helps prevent sagging skin)? And hedera helix (ivy) leaf/stem extract (helps with anti-inflammatory). This product is suitable for all skin types.

This is probably the product I was most excited to use, as I am a lover of toners and essences, aside from face serums and oils. You will find these kinds of products make permanent residence in my skincare ritual on the daily. A 2-in-1 product like this has made my skincare routine seem easier.

The formula is a hybrid of a watery toner and gel serum essence texture. The gold flakes I found to melt into the skin as I pressed the product on my face, neck and décolletage. It is absorbed quickly into the skin leaving a matte finish, allowing for other skincare products to be layered effortlessly. It also left a noticeable plumped and rejuvenated skin. Perfect to use on dull and dry skin types which soothed overnight. By morning, skin felt nourished, soft and healthy appearance.

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