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You are Gold... Literally

There are so many skincare 'it' ingredients that at times it is hard to keep up with what's effective versus the ones that are simply instagramable. Charcoal, Coffee, Vitamins and Acids, the list goes on and on. Not going to lie... I have tried a majority of them if not got some things yet to try in my cupboard. Sassou Japan, is an anti-ageing skincare brand that makes products that are both cutting-edge and effective... not to mention one of their key ingredients is Gold. There is the belief that Gold can help improve circulation and skin revitalisation, such buzzwords one cannot turn away from. Realistically I find Japanese products always have a high association with quality without the need to delve into the unsavoury additives to get the same results. Last month I was lucky enough to be gifted a set of Sassou Japan products to review, aside from their benefits the products look spellbinding. Because who doesn't like or want to try gold suspended in gels and creams? 

cleanse / SASSOU gold beauty cleansing bar
This cleansing bar is a cult classic for the brand. Housed in a clear case, this decadent bar is a bit tedious to use. Lathering the bar in the provided cleansing pad, you soon develop a foam that you apply on your face. There is a light fragrance, but it seems like a by-product rather than added in. The bar reminds of the Shishedo foaming cleanser, which gently cleanses the skin leaving it noticeably clearer and exfoliated. The bar is designed to purify and reduce inflammation and increase collagen production, this bar is pretty much worth its weight in... you guessed it.  

serum / SASSOU gold shimmering essence ex
Two pumps of this serum at night covers my face and neck in a light protective layer of moisture. You can see the tiny flecks of gold in each pump which encourages you not to waste a drop! This is probably is my favourite product, sheerly for the fact is it easy to use and layer without any fragrance. With ingredients like Gold, Algae Extract and Honey to increase collagen, hydrate and encourage skin rejuvenation. This fits in seamlessly into my routine, light and refreshing.

eye cream / SASSOU gold eye shiteru
This eye cream infused with Gold and Collagen to hydrates under eyes and banish those ghastly fine lines. This product furthers my desire for a skincare fridge, and I'm not hating on it at all. Though I would prefer this eye gel to be in a pump dispenser rather than a jar, it is cooling and light on the under eyes. It makes one of the final steps of my skin routine pleasurable and worth the wait after a long day. I hate when you have a rich eye cream that doesn't absorb but rather builds up the morning after. But this gel composition does the complete opposite as it refreshes the under eye skin with a very small bit of product.

The Sassou Japan range definitely gets my tick of approval. Though each product is supercharged with ingredients, the simplicity in its composition makes it easy to use and incorporate into a routine. No crazy scents or feeling of clogging your pores. Moderately priced between $100-200, one does expect a efficient level of effectiveness and longevity, so far these products do not dissapoint.

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