Tatcha is a
skincare line inspired by Japanese Geishas - looking to the
past for the secrets to beautiful skin. The products use a proprietary
anti-aging Hadeisi-3 complex which consist of time-tested
ingredients crucial to Geisha beauty routines such as green teas, Okinawa red
algae, and rice bran. The promise is simple: traditional secrets from Eastern
Beauty for a modern woman.
I was so honoured when Tatcha contacted me and asked me to try the Tatcha Ritual. After
all, who isn't excited about having flawless porcelain skin.
For those of you interested in trying the ritual, theTATCHA Sampler Set ($49) ncludes a generous deluxe trial size of the PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing
Oil, RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum, SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream, full size
of the PETAL FRESH Original Aburatorigami Blotting Paper, and sample packets of the
POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder in Classic, Gentle and Deep.
the product for two weeks and here's what I think of each product.
One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil: I've
used other cleansing oils in the past but they always felt heavy and left a
greasy film on my skin. I have combination-sensitive skin. Unlike other oils
out there, this felt light and smooth going on and left my skin soft and
balanced and it looked bright and glowing. The formulation removes makeup
effectively (waterproof mascara, sunscreen, etc), whilst not leaving my
sensitive cheeks dry and increasing sebum level on my t-zone. It has a very light and fresh
scent that does not smell like harsh chemical. I use this in conjunction with
the rice enzyme exfoliant and my skin has never looked better! Good for all
Deep Brightening Serum: Like all of Tatcha’s products, this serum
is very light and sinks quickly into skin. I can't tell if my skin is
brighter as a result of using a combination of the entire ritual or
directly from this product. This product brightens skin without toxic chemicals
such as hydroquinone or other lightening ingredients so I would think someone
with sensitive skin and/or skin with darker hyper-pigmentation would
benefit from this serum. I do love using it as a makeup base as it smooths
the surface of the skin without feeling greasy and without any silicone.
Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream: I love the almost "jiggly"
texture and the fact that it has all the richness and hydration of a
traditional cream but the lightweight, cool feeling of a gel. This cream
leaves skin luminous and gorgeous but never greasy. It penetrates effortlessly
into the skin - my skin looks smoother and I can't say enough about how
makeup looks with this underneath as a nourishing base. Ideal for oily and
Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers: First off, I was very impressed with
the traditional Japanese packaging and loved the gold flecks throughout each sheet. However,
I have to admit that other than being prettier, these looked like any other
blotting paper at first. After trying it, though, I see a big difference. What sets
these apart is that they are more absorbent, and keep shine away longer than
other blotting papers, while maintaining moisture on your skin. One sheet is large enough to blot your entire face (you can use
both side of each sheet) and it keeps you looking shine-free for hours. Good for all skin-types.
Rice Enzyme Powder: I am a little obsessed with scrubbing my face so it's very
important for me to find an exfoliant that is effective yet gentle. This powder
exfoliant is amazing! It’s a water-activated powder packed with 'magical'
enzymes that truly reduces the size of your pores, removes blackheads, and
allows your skin to properly absorb all the nutrients from the products you
apply after. I hesitate to even call this an exfoliator because it truly is not
a “grainy” scrub, but rather a gentle creamy cleanser suitable for most
sensitive skin types. The entire use process is very fast and simple. I tried
all three strength available - Classic, Gentle, and Deep. As I said, I have
combination-sensitive skin and my skin did not turn red or react badly with
all three. If you are unsure, Gentle is a good starting point.
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, just the way nature
Tatcha is available exclusively at Barneys
and online at www.Tatcha.com, as well as other boutiques around the world -
check their website for a complete list.
Additionally, TATCHA is also offering ChicAdvisor readers a chance to win a $75.00 USD gift card to shop on their online store.
Leave me a comment with your name and contact info and tell me you have done so.
For extra entries, please comment separately that you have:
Followed ChicAdvisor on BlogLovin'; Followed @tatcha_v on Twitter; Shared this giveaway on a platform of your choice (Blogger, Twitter, Facebook).Open to everyone worldwide; and to existing readers. Giveaway entries will be accepted until Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced via email and on this blog, so please check back. Good Luck!
Updated on October 16, 2014: Thank you to those that have entered. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is 'FongLee (Phuong Ly). Please email me to claim your prize.