I love discovering skincare from other countries Sassou JAPAN is the first Japanese skincare I have tried.  On first impressions, (without reading the media release), luxurious packaging and gold flakes immediately tell me that this is a high-end Japanese skincare brand.

Merging traditional Japanese skincare practices and ingredients with cutting edge technological research, global skincare brand, Sassou JAPAN has launched its Goldwaver anti-ageing line in Australia. Pioneering the use and application of natural plant extracts and 24K gold leaf, Sassou JAPAN emerges as a luxurious skincare solution for Australians seeking to address signs of ageing including dark spots, dull skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration and environmental damage.

Why Gold? The use of gold in skincare products to treatment skin is an ancient beauty secret used by the Chinese, Romans and Egyptians, they considered gold to have medicinal properties and often used this natural treasure to treat a variety of skin conditions and bodily ailments.

Use of gold can reduce the dryness of skin and helps in increasing the metabolic rate, slow down the depletion of collagen level in your skin cells, have have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen to enter into the skin for renewal of the cells therefore helps in treating ulcer and other inflammatory disorders of the skin as well as stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body to improve blood circulation.

Goldwaver Face Cleansing Bar - $100
Packed with refined 24k gold and containing over 20 natural plant extracts, the Sassou Japan gold beauty cleansing bar enhances detoxification by removing dirt from the skin, improving moisture retention and enhancing radiance and glow. 

Not only does it look incredible in its packaging, but the bar itself, is a sparkling wonder filled with hundreds of particles of pure gold flecks.

An unusual technique is applied when using this, you place the cleansing bar into the facial cleansing foaming net and place under running water for a few seconds. Rub the soap against the net to create foam, remove the soap and place back into the soap dish and continue to rub the net to further create more foam. 

Rub the foam between your hands and then gently massage onto your face without your hands touching your skin. Just roll the foam over your face. Do this for about half a minute and then leave it on the skin for a further half a minute. Then cleanse the face to remove the foam.   Amazingly skin feels clean. I told you it was unusual!

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Shimmering Ess-Toner - $150
This eye-catching Shimmering Ess-Toner is packed with active particles of gold flakes that works to leave skin feeling hydrated and clarified as well as honey, algae extract, garlic and pine cone extract, ivy leaf stem extract to fights ageing, sagging skin, detoxify and brighten and reduce inflammation. Skin is left feeling soft and supple.

It's such a strange feeling on the skin. I couldn't stop touching my face as I could not get over how silky it felt after using this serum.  I did note that my cheeks were more flushed than normal and felt warm but this settled after about 20 minutes. Unsure if this is the direct result of using the cleansing bar and the toner or the toner itself.  Further to using I avoided my cheeks just in case.

Eye Shiteru - $135
A gold-infused gel formula that melts into the eye area to instantly hydrate, contour and brighten with a soothing cooling effect. It is designed to reduce fine lines, plump wrinkles and reduce dark circles all while creating a radiant iridescence appearance. Eye Shiteru also contains a world first soluble collagen formulation that improves water retention for a more plump, youthful complexion.

I loved the way this eye gel felt on around my eyes especially in the morning. I found keeping this eye gel in the fridge further soothed my eye area and felt amazing and cool.  This will be perfect for the warmer months.  It does however, take a minute for the tackiness to disappear so don't go putting makeup over it immediately.  It is recommended to massage with finger tips in circular motions around the eye area until fully absorbed. 

Essential Marble Puff (Contour Plus+) - $150
Now this is a product that is a little confusing for me, even with instructions! The texture is so weird that it feels like a soft soap that is moldable. Contains a patented formula that enables cleansing, moisturising and shaping in one go.  It also includes ingredients like bamboo charcoal extract, wheat germ oil, rosemary oil, Platinum, Japanese pearl extract, coffee bean extract and lavender oil.

On their website it says it helps contouring by effectively enhance draining of toxins.  The product  image looks like a big puffy round sponge but what you can see here is a small lolly size soft squishy thing. I was under the impression that if you run it under water it expands but this did not happen. So I made a bit of a mess at first!

Whilst in the shower I turned water off and massaged the puff on my skin. I massaged it all over my body for approximately 5 minutes and then rinsed my body afterwards.  I have to say skin did feel soft. Whether it will improve my contours or enhance draining of toxins I am unsure as this sample was enough for one wash. 

This trial experience was well enjoyed and a different approach to traditional skincare methods. A high-end brand with ingredients to sustain the price tag.  If you want to know more about  Sassou JAPAN and to find out how you can purchase this range visit their website here.

Samples were received for editorial consideration