It is no secret that I hold Asian skin care tradition in very high esteem. Some of my favorite products hail from that part of the world. No surprise that I fell head over heels with the geisha-inspired TATCHA. Geishas are known for flawless, beautiful skin. Their beauty secrets are said to be passed down through the generations by word of mouth. So when TATCHA founder, Victoria Tsai, she came across a beauty manuscript from 200 years ago detailing the geisha beauty regime she struck gold.
TATCHA’s formulas are based off this manuscript and geisha rituals. Particularly, they use some unique products cherished in the culture: Green Teas, Okinawa Red Algae and Rice Bran. Their proprietary blend works to enhance the skin’s own beauty. With an emphasis on nourishing and moisture, skin looks emerges supple, radiant and hydrated.
I’ve been testing out three of TATCHA‘s most iconic products:
POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder transforms into a creamy cleanser with the addition of water. The formula contains enzymes thanks to rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex (a blend of Green Tea Complete DNA Extract, Okinawa Red Algae Extract and Japanese Rice Bran Extract). Because it isn’t harsh, my sensitive skin is cleansed and exfoliated but not irritated or red. Bonus points for the sliding closure for a mess free dispensing.
PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is an ideal makeup remover. If you are still scared of using an oil to cleanse, don’t be! Oils bond with makeup and debris even better than soaps and traditional cleansers, leaving skin clean and nourished. Stripped skin can actually stimulate oil production, leaving skin even oiler. This cleansing oil is a blend of camellia and rice bran oils (no mineral oil) that removes even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. No need to follow with another cleanser and bonus: it leaves behind baby soft skin.
RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum is all about providing that radiant and luminous glow thanks to TATCHA’s HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. My dry skin loves this hydrating serum. There is a very light and clean scent with no pigment and it doesn’t weigh down skin making it beautiful under makeup. All TATCHA products are formulated without parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates.
And the stars have really aligned because now through December 11th, everything at TATCHA is 20% off with code FF2013. So this is the perfect time to stock up on your favorites or try some new items. And this is in addition to their everyday offer of 3 free samples, free shipping and happiness guaranteed. You can’t beat that!
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