Beauty Review | TATCHA

The Japanese have a name for the geisha’s flawless skin – mochi hada, referring to the quality of a baby’s skin. When brewing their fabled drink, sake masters, or Toji, constantly immerse their hands in rice bran, only to have them emerge fresh, pure, cherubic. Geisha noticed this phenomenon and they still include rice bran among their beauty secrets today. Honed over 300 years, TATCHA brings ‘the ritual‘ to life.


The faithful recreation of a few simple steps that form the foundation of classical Eastern skincare for pure, polished, radiant and supple skin.

Step 1 – PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Step 2 – POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powders
Step 3 – RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum
Step 4 – SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream

(POLISHED Deep Rice Enzyme Powder, $65)

Victoria Tsai the founder of TATCHA skincare was lovely enough to send over few samples of her luxurious line and the core of it a creamy, water-activated powder blend of rice and papaya enzymes, antibacterial dokudami, plus TATCHA’s signature HADASEI-3™ complex of rice bran oil, red algae, and green tea.




The extracts in the enzyme powder gently release debris from the skin, revealing baby soft skin. With this product it doubles as a cleanser. Being in powder form it’s very different than I’m use too as I only use liquid cleansers and cream exfoliants.
To use you pour one teaspoon’s worth of product in wet hands and rub together to turn the powder into a creamy foam. You then apply it onto a wet face, for 10 seconds and rinse away. Pretty simple, that’s it. After rinsing away I’m left with velvety soft, exquisite skin. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry after, just very smooth skin. Besides the rice enzyme powder, TATCHA’s Original Aburatorigami sheets(large sheets of abaca paper that perfectly absorb oil from the skin and contain flecks of gold, and are much bigger sheets than Boscia’s) are my favorite producs of the line.

To learn more about TATCHA’s collection and ancient beauty secrets, please visit tatcha.com.

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