Review, Ingredients: TATCHA Skincare – Japanese Geisha Secrets – Oil Cleanser, Moisturizer, Eye Cream, Facial Mist, Gel Mask
Pristine, smooth, clear skin is what I strive and work hard for. I have always admired flawless skin, especially those of the Japanese Geisha. Imagine: skin that looks so immaculate, age seems to not have struck its ugly hand. With TATCHA, the secrets of the geisha’s skincare can now be yours.
Founded by Victoria Tsai, she traveled to Japan to uncover the much coveted regimen of the geisha — a process that has been heavily coveted and shared by word-of-mouth for over 300 years.
It wasn’t until during Victoria’s travels did she find a break-through discovery: “As she began to immerse herself in Japan’s culture, Victoria unearthed a 200-year-old beauty manuscript. On its ancient pages, she rediscovered the geisha’s coveted daily regimen. Moved and inspired, Victoria founded TATCHA as a way to share these timeless secrets with the modern world.”
TATCHA uses high-quality ingredients including the most precious green teas, Okinawa red algae, rice bran, pearl, silk, camellia flower and other time-tested ingredients. I was sent over some samples including the Revitalizing Eye Cream, Renewel Face Cream, Cleansing Oil and full-sized samples of the Dewy Face Mist and Lifting Mask.
Here are some of TATCHA’s essential ingredients:
HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex — a proprietary anti-aging complex of:
Green Tea Complete DNA Extract—extremely rich in EGCG, 14 times more potent than traditional green tea extracts and 5 times more potent than Vitamin C in protecting against UV-induced oxidative damage, which is a leading contributor to premature skin aging.
Okinawa Red Algae Extract — a vital source of Beterhelin, a natural polysaccharide proven to enhance the skin’s barrier function for long lasting moisture retention and texture improvement.
Japanese Rice Bran Extract — prized for centuries as a rich source of inositol, a multitasking active which is at once a powerful anti-oxidant and nourishing moisturizer.
My adorable samples
An 8-week independent clinical study showed more youthful-looking skin with daily use of TATCHA‘s 4-step ritual:
• 70% decrease in pore size
• 60% decrease in depth of wrinkles
• 50% reduction in age spots and redness
• 155% increase in moisturization
Ageless Enriching Renewel Cream ($185.00):
A rich, emollient, non-oily facial cream that helps against winter’s drying and harsh effects. As described on the site, “The effective formula harnesses proven ingredients that work in harmony to promote microcirculation, preventing and reversing the signs of premature aging.” I really loved how it felt on my skin: moisturizing and rich, without being too heavy — and it left a nice gleaming, dewy effect on my skin.
Top: Face Cream; Bottom: Eye Cream
Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream ($135.00):
This eye cream “nourishes and purifies skin, resulting in a decreased appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and eye spots.” This really got the job done! I usually suffer from dry under eye skin (and dark circles), but this eye cream moisturized effectively and left the skin almost plump-looking and bright — fine lines were diminished instantly! I am obsessed with banishing crow’s feet, so the more moisture I put onto my eye area the better!
One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($48.00):
Ideal for all skin types, this cleansing oil does not contain mineral oil, and no double cleansing is required. “A beautiful blend of camellia and rice bran oils melts away even water-proof makeup, leaving skin fresh and pure.” My skin didn’t feel tight afterwards, and I really did feel like I got a super-clean wash.
Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($48.00):
First off, let me just say what beautiful packaging! I love spraying on a facial mist throughout the day, especially to help set my makeup and not make it look too cakey. This mist is more of milky emulsion with ingredients such as squalane, red algae and HADASEI-3 bioactive complex, which helps to soothe and hydrate, resulting in dewy, luminous, replenished skin. It has a woody scent to it, almost herbal, but it is a scent that you get used to that won’t leave a lingering aroma on your skin.
Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($28.00 for 1):
This facial mask yields noticeably more luminous, smooth, replenished looking skin within minutes. The structure of the gel-mask is derived from coconut, forming a barrier on the skin so its rich serum is absorbed completely and effectively. This mask is non-irritating and has a relaxing, cooling, tingling effect on the skin. Make sure when finished using the mask to rub the extra essence into your skin.
You can find all of these products and more at www.tatcha.com!
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- Theresa Romano
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