Sunday, August 23, 2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: TATCHA SKINCARE

tatcha skincare

Skincare is one area of beauty that I am willing to splurge on.  Actually, let’s be real…I’m willing to splurge on any area of beauty.  But nevertheless I couldn’t resist trying out a couple products from Tatcha’s skincare range when I heard YouTube sensation Jacyln Hill raving about their products.   Tatcha is a Japanese skincare line that was founded in 2009 by Victoria Tsai.  Reading the story about the company was actually quite interesting and I learned that Tatcha’s products were inspired by Tsai’s encounter with a geisha when she was on a trip to Kyoto and learning about her beauty routine.  Hey if it’s good enough for a geisha it’s good enough for me. 

After getting lost in the myriad of skincare delights I finally settled on purchasing a travel size version of the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and a travel sized Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.  I was also able to snag a travel size version of the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Exfoliator with promo code ‘WELCOMEGIFT’ along with three complimentary samples.  Tatcha’s products in general are very expensive, but I found the price of the travel sized options very reasonable (the facial mist was $15 and cleansing oil $12) and for $27 I received three travel sized products, three samples, plus free shipping. 

Secondly, I was so impressed with Tatcha’s customer service.  They offer free shipping and returns and any product will be fully refunded if you are not completely satisfied.  My bundle arrived quickly, encapsulated by purple paper, and included a delightful hand written note.  Such a personal touch!  Also important to note is the packaging of these products is beyond.  The bottles feel heavy and well made and the honey gold detailing just glistens.  These products are high end and the packaging shows that.   To say I was pleased with my package would be a gross understatement.


tatcha luminous skin mist
tatcha classic rice powder

Now onto the products…my favorite out of the three was the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.  This is so unlike anything I own in my beauty collection and it definitely came through on it’s promise to produce “dewy and luminous” skin.  Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist actually featured this product in one of his recent snapchats and reported he uses this under Kim K’s foundation to produce that ethereal glow.  Under makeup I found this product to be very moisturizing on the skin and it made my foundation application a dream.  My base went on so smoothly!  My face looked glowing all day and I can’t wait to use this in winter months when my skin is extra dry and needing a refresh.  If you are looking for a luminous boost to dry and dull skin you will love this!

The Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil I am still on the fence about.  It took my makeup off the best of any cleansing oil I have used, but felt it left my skin a little dry.  For reference, I found the Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil did not do a very good job of taking off my makeup, especially eye makeup, but left my skin feeling much more supple and moisturized.  I guess you can’t win them all, am I right?  But this camellia and rice bran oil formula does feature high quality natural ingredients and is formulated without mineral oil, sulfates, alcohol, or parabens.  For reference my skin is generally on the drier side so if you have combination or oily skin this may not be an issue for you. 

And lastly was the Classic Polished Rice Enzyme Powder.  I will have to use this a couple more times to give a full review, but it seems like a very interesting and unique product.  This exfoliator, advertised to be used daily, features a water-activated enzyme powder that once buffed onto the face polishes away dead skin cells leaving behind soft supple skin.  I found this exfoliant to be very gentle compared to your typical physical exfoliator and this is my first experience using an enzyme exfoliant.  Have you guys tried an enzyme exfoliator?  Am I late to the train here?? 

tatcha cleansing oil

Overall I was very impressed with Tatcha’s skincare products and the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist knocked it out of the park for me.  Will definitely be repurchasing this is the full-size version.  All in all I am so happy that I branched out and tried a new skincare line and got as many goodies as I did for only $27!  Have you tried any anything from Tatcha?  Let me know in the comments below, I am eager to try some other products from the line!

xoxo Nicole

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