After hearing all about TATCHA products from other bloggers around the world I finally gave in and ordered the TATCHA One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Powder.
The cleansing oil is a blend of Japanese camellia and rice bran oil that melts away even waterproof makeup, cleanses and conditions the skin in one simple step. And the Rice Enzyme powder is a water activated enzyme exfoliate. Once you mix the powder with water and apply it to your face it releases dirt and debris from the skin giving the skin that soft polished feel. The ingredients include Japanese rice bran, skin-conditioning pearl and HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex, a proprietary blend of rice bran, green tea and red algae extract. Formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates, which makes it ideal for all skin types.
At first I wasn’t sure if I needed both, but since I was ready to try this brand I gave in and purchased both items. Here are my reviews:
TATCHA One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
How to use:
Dry hands, one to two pumps of the oil start rubbing it on your face from forehead to the neck in a circular motion. The oil smells so good and even feels better and velvety when you rub it on your face. It is a cleanser and a remover, perfect for those stubborn water proof eye mascaras. Just take your time and rub those areas that need more attention a little longer for cleaner results. Once done, just splash some water on your face and dry it off. I love this product. I really don’t like using eye makeup remover and this has been my solution for those lazy nights. My skin is very much acne prone especially when I use something oily, but this product didn’t make me break out or leave my skin feeling oily. Overall, it’s a perfect product for me and I love the smell and the way it leaves my skin feeling after I dry it off.
Fun fact: Japanese Geisha’s use this oil to remove all that make up including that thick white mask.
TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Powder
This is a powder with Indigo soothing rice enzyme. It’s a gentle exfoliate that left my skin baby soft immediately after using it. After reading and researching I found out that Japanese indigo used in Chinese medicine to treat redness and pain is powerful in anti-inflammatory botanicals extracted from indigo plants, which work to soothe and calm sensitive skin. (where has this been all my life?) Hadasei-3 bioactive complex is a proprietary antioxidant, antiaging complex of green tea, Okinawa red algae, and Japanese rice bran extracts and colloidal oatmeal is naturally rich in beta glucans and polysaccharides to reduce skin redness and support natural collagen.
How to use it:
Start off with rinsing your face with water, leaving your hands and face wet. Open the polish and pour one tea spoon in your wet hands, massage it together and start rubbing it on your face in a circular motion from forehead to neck. I usually start by applying it to my cheeks because I feel like It works better for me, so you start applying it where it feels right for you but make sure to cover all the areas that need polishing. Once you start the motion you start seeing the formation of the foam and you start feeling the pearl beads and smelling it. I usually massage it in for a minute or two and wash it off. It has luxurious spa feel to it but at the comfort of your home. Overall, it’s a great product, totally in love and will stick to it.
One more thing I learned is that this powder doubles as a cleanser and makes an ideal solution for men to help with ingrown hair.
As you all know by now, I am a sucker for pretty packaging. The packaging for TATCH is just perfect. What I like the most is the note that comes with every product. The note tells you a little about the company, product and the history of how it came about. I find it very interesting.
Hope you enjoyed this review. XOXO