TATCHA Skincare is a beauty company that is inspired by the ancient Geisha skincare traditions. It is a company based in San Francisco, USA. The beauty line selling points to Geisha beauty secrets, rituals and ultimately flawless skin. I was drawn to all the good things I’ve been reading online and the beautiful packaging. So when Tatcha sent over a beautifully packaged gift box filled with their best selling products I couldn’t wait to try them. I’ve been using these products consistently for three weeks and can’t wait to share my experience with you.
TATCHA Founder Victoria Tsai launched the company with their signature beauty blotting papers, which quickly became a cult favorite among the makeup artist and editorial communities. Then they launched their full skincare line a year later and has been featured in the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, O, the Oprah Magazine, and many others.
I liked that TATCHA products are completely free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. All formulas are dermatologist tested, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
My 30 year old combination
normal dry skin is getting more sensitive and requires more TLC and attention. I can no longer use things that are heavy in fragrance or contains a lot of chemical. I have to stick higher end products even tho I am such a skincare junkie.
The packaging on each bottle feels very luxurious. The emblem, the washi paper wrapper and sticker and the gold detailing is on point. The package even came with a handwritten card. I felt appreciated and valued.
Tatcha’s skincare beauty line is developed by Victoria Tsai on her travels to Kyoto, Japan when she encountered a modern day geisha. She immersed herself in the geisha’s world and worked closely with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from the sacred beauty text. These time-tested ingredients enhance the skin’s natural beauty, promote nourishment and help reduce the signs of premature aging for truly pure, polished, radiant and supple looking skin.
This is a gentle exfoliate that can be used daily. The rice powder is a creamy, water-activated enzyme powder effortlessly releases debris from skin. My skin feels soothed, polished and baby soft. Compared to AmorePacific’s Treatment Enzyme Peel, this is even more gentle and creamy. After three week of use (sometimes daily, sometimes 3x week) I have noticed my skin is more radiate. I have less blackheads and my pores of tighter. This rice enzyme powder functions as a 2-in-1 cleanser for those not wearing makeup. Made with pearl, nature’s skin conditioner.
Pro Tip: Soak your hands in warm water and polish your cuticles with rice enzyme powder for soft hands.
Oil cleansers are new to my skincare repertoire. I used to belief the only way of being clean is to have squeaky clean skin. I believed that cleansing oils are greasy and would clog my pores. That is not the case. Tatcha’s cleansing oil is a beautiful blend of Camellia and Rice Bran oils. It is a gentle, two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser that melts away even waterproof makeup, leaving behind purified, silky soft skin. It is non-greasy. It is emulsifying completely with no residue. It is perfect for all skin types. After using this for my skin feels more hydrated after washing without that tight skin stretching unpleasant feeling.
This serum is worth every penny of the sticker shock! Glowing. Radiant. Hydrating. This firming serum featuring a deeply hydrating blend of Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid to nourish skin in need of bounce-back. After three weeks of continuous use. My skin is less dry and oily in the T-zone.
It is moisturizing and regulates my skin where it was previously depleted of much need water content. My skin feels firmer and has more bounce. Why is Tatcha’s serum different? It is made with 23-karat gold which lends skin a lit-from-within look, without adding shimmer to the face.
Most mist I’ve tried is refreshing but the sensation quickly dissipates. Tatcha’s luminous dewy skin mist is actually quite moisturizing. I use this after applying my Deep Hydration Serum and Moisture Rich Silk Cream. This mist is a fantastic way to lock in my moisturizers.
The mist is a silky liquid spray on moisturizer of Squalane, Red Algae and our anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex. Can be misted for a boost of soothing hydration, resulting in dewy, luminous skin anytime, anywhere. This milky emulsion contains moisturizers and humectants that leave skin rehydrated.
During the day, Tatcha’s dewy mist can be used to refresh bare skin or cosmetics throughout the day, without buildup or residue, instantly softening and smoothing without streaking or disturbing makeup. Does not contain high levels of alcohol and fragrance found in conventional hydrating sprays, which can dry out the skin. Ideal for dry and combination skin.
Pro Tip: Save the empty bottles to put your other spray products in to get a finer even mist application.
What happened after using Tatcha for three weeks? Overall my skin has seen improvements in terms of hydration, firmness and decrease in sensitivities. Areas that are prone to dryness has calmed down and areas usually oily are regulated. I would highly recommend anyone suffering from excitable skin to give Tatcha a try. Afterall, is is made completely free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. All formulas are dermatologist tested, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
However, I recommend purchasing Tatcha directly from their website TATCHA Online – Enjoy Three complimentary samples with every order! Complimentary ground shipping on all orders and complimentary shipping on returns.