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Musla ♥ Katja 1/2: Japanese Style Lemon Myrtle Skincare Ritual

Katja Kokko | 21.10.2014

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Musla is one of the most beautiful and visually inspiring blogs in the world, and its owner, Kirsikka, is one of the sweetest, nicest, and most beautiful people I know. That’s reason enough for us to create something wonderful together. Kirsikka – which is Finnish for cherry – loves Japan and cherry blossoms.

I’m inspired by Japanese beauty and skin expert Chizu Saeki, whose book the Japanese Skincare Revolution has sold over 3 million copies in Japan. I also love toner and citrus scents.

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If I was a Japanese woman…I would wake up to the scent of cherry blossoms. I would wash my face gently and lovingly with fresh water, as if I handling precious porcelain. I would rub my face and neck with a few pumps of lemon myrtle scented cleanser, softly massaging to improve skin metabolism.

I would then take a cotton face mask spritzed with lemon myrtle scented toner, and press it against my face for three minutes, during which I would breathe in the refreshing scent of citrus fruits, allowing them to prepare my senses for the day ahead. After the toning mask, my skin would be soft, glowing, and moisturized.

Finally, I would apply a light lemon myrtle scented moisturizer to my face and neck to protect and prime my skin for makeup.

My somewhat dull and dry combination skin, which suffers from the occasional breakout and blackhead, would be purified, clarified and moisturized by the lemon myrtle treatment.

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Therapi’s products are available at Naturelle. Lemon Myrtle products are suited for blemished and combination skin; Orange Blossom is designed for normal skin; and Rose Otto is best for dry skin. The products are certified by Soil Association and contain a minimum of 95% organically grown ingredients. Five percent of Therapi’s profits are donated to the protection of bees. For a 15% discount on all products at Naturelle, use the code KATJA15 at checkout.

The Lotion Mask as demonstrated by Chizu Saeki.

Photos Kirsikka Simberg/Musla

Translation Katja Nikula

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