Tatcha is a skincare brand that exudes pure luxury and class. Their packaging is absolutely beautiful and you can tell it is something that was incredibly well thought out !
Tatcha is a brand I’ve wanted to try for the longest time and I am so excited to be able to trial some products and share with you my thoughts !
For reference – I have combination skin. My nose is oily, my pores (I think) in my t-zone are noticeable and the rest of my skin is dry-dehydrated depending on a whole bunch of factors! So luckily for me I’m able to trial a bunch of different skincare products ! My skin can also sometimes be sensitive – it’s a mixed bag over here !
The products I’ve purchased and will be reviewing for you today are their infamous Dewy Skin Mist, their The Deep Cleanse cleanser, the Water Cream, the Dewy Skin Mask, the Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and the Violet-C Radiance Mask.
Because Tatcha is a brand that is quite expensive I purchased the majority of these items in sets. The lip balm I purchased using a gift voucher and the miniature Dewy Skin Mist pictured I received as a Christmas gift in 2017.
What better way to start a Tatcha review than with their cult Dewy Skin Mist? It is a hydrating and glow-giving elixir containing squalene, red algae and Tatcha’s HADASEI-3 anti aging complex to rehydrate and bring life to dull or parched skin.
I received the deluxe sized version as a Christmas gift last year – it’s something I had wanted to try for the longest time but couldn’t justify the $70 price tag! I’m pleased (and slightly ashamed) to say that I absolutely love this product and have since purchased the full size as you can tell! This mist is absolutely heavenly – it leaves the most incredible glow on the skin throughout the day. You can use this with or without makeup – my favourite way to use this is to spritz it after setting spray to give my skin a healthy glow as I’ve found that my foundation looks absolutely flawless at the end of the day with this – no looking dry/cakey for me! Before I tried this, working in air conditioning left my face appearing so dry by the end of the day and this honestly built my self confidence up so much, as silly as that sounds!
The one thing I’ll mention about the Dewy Skin Mist is that I wouldn’t recommend it for people with oily skin. As it is I always avoid spraying this onto my nose because of the intense glow it gives the skin – it just isn’t something that would work for oily skin as it exacerbates the look so much! It doesn’t make my skin oily but it can make it look oily if that makes sense!
The Dewy Skin Mask retails as a 4 pack for $65 in Australia – I purchased an individual mask in a recent US haul because even I can’t justify that much for four masks unless I’ve tried it first! My first impression was “oh my god, this mask drips”. I lost ever so much of the essence to the floor/bathroom sink while applying it to my face, and there was plenty left over in the mask packaging – almost enough for another use and probably a bit of a waste of product – if there was less product and less of a price tag I’d be happy! The mask was absolutely chilly to apply (which I kind of loved) and was a great shape – fit my face quite well! It smelt delicious too. I left it on for 15 minutes and removed it, rubbing the remaining product + some of what remained in the packet into my face. I noticed immediately on absorption that it made my skin look beautifully glowing and I decided to only add eye cream onto my face before heading to bed to see what the result was the next morning. I was quite surprised by that – my skin still looked so healthy and glowing! Not quite as intense as the night before but still radiant and really healthy. I was in a rush that morning so went without makeup – and I haven’t been so confident in my own skin for a long time! Definitely something I recommend even with the price tag – before events or for truly luxurious pamper evenings!
The next two products are their cleansers – the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and the Deep Cleanse.
The Cleansing Oil is intended mainly as a product to break down all traces of even waterproof makeup. It has a blend of Japanese Camellia Oil (hence the name) and Rice Bran Oil. To use this you simply rub it into the face (it is gentle enough to use around the eye area) and then wet your hands to emulsify the product. I then use a wet face cloth to remove all of the residue from my face. I liked how this worked – I like the concept and it removed a decent amount of the makeup off of my face (definitely still needed to cleanse afterwards!) but I am just not a makeup removing oil person. I’m not sure if it’s the texture or necessarily what it is but I just can’t seem to get the hang of it! If you are someone who enjoys using cleansing oils then you will absolutely adore this.
The Deep Cleanse is a daily gel cleanser formulated with Japanese Luffa fruit to gently and naturally exfoliate and cleanse the skin and unclog pores. It also contains Japanese Leopard Lily to help minimise excess oil production – aka everything I need! I was surprised by this to start with – I didn’t expect it to actually have little chunks in it and physically feel the exfoliation. I love the size of this product – I initially took it with me away overnight and it really was perfect. I don’t feel that my skin feels tight, stripped or dry after using it which some cleansers can have me feeling. It didn’t bring out any dryness to my skin or any blemishes – so this was a winner! It’s something I really definitely want to purchase the full size of – my bank account wishes I didn’t!
The Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm retails for $44 – I paid $6 thanks to a leftover amount from a Christmas gift card! The formula contains Camellia oil, Vitamins A, B, D and E as well as Omegas 3, 6 And 9 And is spun together with 23-karat gold flakes. I do have quite dry lips and had very high hopes for this Balm and was sadly a little disappointed. For the price I expected miracles – and whilst there’s no denying it feels lovely on my lips I don’t notice any lasting benefits – which I expected for the price. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good lipbalm, but for the price I expected it to have a lasting effect on some of the dryness along my lip line which I just didn’t get. I am happily still using it daily as a part of my pre-makeup routine but wouldn’t repurchase it for full price.
The Water Cream is an oil-free water based cream with Japanese wild rose and leopard lily to help visibly tighten pores, refine uneven texture and combat excess oil. What more could a combination-skinned girl ask for in a moisturiser? I initially wasn’t ‘fussed’ about this moisturiser, but it was when I used it for a few weeks straight that I began to notice a difference in my skin. My pores do look a little bit smaller (hooray!) than when I first started using it and looking back I do genuinely believe it’s made a difference to my oily nose – and it hasn’t dried out the rest of my face which is a plus! Texture-wise I haven’t seen a difference as yet but I have been dealing with breakouts (unrelated to the skincare) so that is definitely impacting it. I’m almost out of this which makes me super sad because it’s another product I’d run out and buy in a heartbeat if a girl didn’t have to pay bills and eat!
The Violet-C Radiance Mask is a brightening and anti-aging mask rich in Vitamin C and AHA’s to support new cell production and target uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles.
Overall – I am so darn impressed! It is some very fancy, expensive skincare but the natural ingredients have really been working for my skin. I’ve done a little bit of research into the brand and how they source their ingredients and I have to say I really respect Tatcha as a brand. Whilst a couple of the products don’t work for me personally I know that they do work for SO many of my friends and I can say happily that I believe Tatcha products are definitely worth the hype!