I purchased the Tatcha Ritual Discovery set recently online. It includes a cleansing oil, exfoliating rice powder, a moisture cream and a brightening serum. I also got a cute little welcome gift for making my first purchase with the line so that was pretty cool
Do you know the history of Tatcha? The founder had an encounter with a modern-day Geisha and was inspired to start her this skincare line based on the Geisha philosophy that less is more. I for one live by that mantra when it comes to my skincare routine, so I was excited to try this line. Lets get on with the reviews.
One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil – This is a great cleansing oil that I find highly effective, the main ingredient is rice oil and it has a very thin and fluid consistency. However, it is highly fragranced and that can be problematic. I find myself sneezing when I use it so if you are sensitive to fragrances then get a sample first. This is a very generous travel size and I hope to get quite a few uses out of it.
Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder – this I love. I think the packaging is perfect, I was worried about finding rice powder everywhere, but the top has a small sealing hole that allows you to manage how much product you use. I tend to mainly use chemical exfoliants (glycolic products) but every once in a while I like to use an manual exfoliant (Olay pro-X brush). But I think I will continue to use for the near future. And so far I think I will be buying the full size.
Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream – of the four products, this is the one I have used the least. Honestly, like the others, it is quite fragranced so that has been an issue for me. My skin does feel supple and soft when I use it with the serum, but it’s just a bit rich for me. I won’t purchase a full size of this any time soon.
Radiant Deep Brightening Serum – I have yet to see a major difference with this product but I’m not surprised as serums are cumulative. This product contains squalane which seems to be popping up in very many serums lately. Per Wikipeida – squalane is sometimes sourced from the liver of sharks… so I am hoping that this one is more environmentally sourced. I like it so far so let’s see where it goes, the smell isn’t too cloying. The jury is still out on this one but I may consider purchasing a full size.
These are great products, but I have discovered my holy grail products with glycolic acids. It’s hard for me to add something new to my well-established rotation. I think I can rotate the rice powder and the serum into the routine. The absolute high point for me with Tatcha is the packaging. Real solid, heavy. glass packaging. A bit impractical for traveling, and I already chipped one of the containers, but well thought out and the product inside is well-protected.
How about you, what new skincare items have you tried lately? Have you tried the Tatcha line, leave a comment below, I would love to know your thoughts on this.