Tatcha Exfoliating Powder - Classic

Classic Rice Enzyme Powder - for Normal + Combination Skin | How To Use

What it is:
A water-activated enzyme powder of rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. Reveals skin's natural gleam.

Why it's different:
Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin. In a consumer use study, after two weeks, 90% of women agreed their skin looked smoother, brighter, and softer.

Who it's for:
For normal/combination skin, created with conditioning pearl extract . Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested.

Oryza Sativa (rice) Powder, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Cellulose, Water, Papain (papaya Extract), Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (pearl) Protein, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Dextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

Formulated without
Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.

*This item been reformulated with cellulose (plant fiber) beads instead of polyethylene.

Begin with wet hands and a wet face. Pour about half a teaspoon into hands, add water and rub hands together to create a creamy foam. Massage gently onto a wet face in circular motions for 10-20 seconds, avoiding eyes. Rinse and revel in your soft, smooth skin.

Classic Rice Enzyme Powder - for Normal + Combination Skin

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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 rely on rice bran even today to polish their skin to a luster.

The secret? Japanese Rice Bran (Komenuka), prized for its skin soothing and smoothing enzymes and gamma oryzonal, a potent anti-oxidant against UV-induced oxidative damage.

This same Komenuka is at the heart of all TATCHA POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powders. 

Tatcha Featured Press


“Eastern Promise: Ancient beauty secrets of the geisha”

"What would you do if you heard about a 200-year-old book from Japan, the oldest of its kind, said to contain never-before-seen details of the heavily guarded beauty rituals of the geisha?"

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Vogue Brazil

“Exfoliating Powder from TATCHA”

"TATCHA's Rice Enzyme Powder works like magic to make my skin clean and smooth."

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Marie Claire

“Beauty Field Guide”

"Inspired by centuries-old geisha beauty secrets"

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“In Season: the Spring 2012 Trend Guide”

"Sea World: Give your face a pearly glow with Tatcha's new Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Polish. Packed with powerful anti-agers like green tea, papaya, and red algae, it also contains crushed seawater pearls, which naturally repair and brighten skin."

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Barneys New York

“Beauty Wars: East Coast vs. West Coast”

"Gently slough away dead skin with [TATCHA's] rice enzyme powder in three textures."

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Barneys New York

“Rice Enzyme Powders”

"Instantly reveal smooth skin."

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“Global Beauty Products That Will Rock Your World”

"Tatcha's gold-flecked Aburatorigami papers have raised the beauty bar in shine control, and their new complexion line exceeds all of our expectations....The rice enzyme powder...will change your life."

How do I use this product?
Begin with very wet hands. Dispense about a half-teaspoon and rub to create a creamy paste. Massage onto face for up to 1 minute avoiding eye area. We recommend beginning with 10-15 seconds before working up to a minute. Rinse and revel in your soft, smooth skin.

What step in my skin care ritual is the Polishing Powder?
Use of the polishing powder is the 2nd step in your TATCHA ritual. For best results, use after removing makeup with the Camellia Cleansing Oil, then followed with the Deep Brightening serum and a Tatcha moisturizer.

When should I use this product?
The enzyme powders are gentle enough for everyday use (or even twice daily use morning and night).

Can I use this as a cleanser?
Yes, if you are not wearing makeup or if you’ve already removed makeup, this product can act as a 2-in-1 cleanser, both cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin at the same time.

Why is it in powder form?
The formula is actually water-activated so it’s important to keep it in a dry form before use. Upon pouring the powder into wet hands and adding water, it turns into a creamy lather that can be massaged into the face with highly efficacious cleansing, exfoliating and conditioning results.  

Is it okay to exfoliate everyday?
Unlike conventional Western exfoliants, which are often too harsh and stripping for everyday use, TATCHA’s Rice Enzyme Powders are specifically formulated to be used everyday and won’t strip the skin. This is one of the key differences in the approach of traditional Japanese skincare and Western skincare regimens.

Which Rice Enzyme Powder should I use? Can I mix and match?
Generally, the Gentle version is best for people with more sensitive and/or drier skin, Classic for normal/combination skin and Deep for more active skin. However, your skin needs can be different each day and from morning to night and using different versions can be beneficial at different times for the same person.

What is HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex?
At the heart of all TATCHA skincare essentials is a proprietary anti-aging complex of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae and Japanese Rice Bran extracts.  Together, these time-tested extracts work to keep skin looking pure, polished, luminous and supple.

Can I use this with Clarisonic?
Use of the Enzyme Powder satisfies all of your skin’s exfoliation needs. You should not need to use any additional exfoliating tools or products with our Polishing Powders.

Does each powder contain the same active ingredients?
All three powders are formulated with our proprietary HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex . In addition, the Gentle powder contains licorice extract to help soothe sensitive skin, the Classic powder, formulated for combination skin, contains conditioning pearl extract, and the deep powder contains dokudami, an anti-acne, anti-inflammatory extract to help with active skin.

Can I use this product around my eyes?
We do not recommend using the Enzyme Powders around your eyes.

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  • Reddness After, Could Be Wrong Type

    I tried the sample size which I made last for 3 days. Each time I was left with a red, almost scratchy skin. I think I needed the sensitive or gentle powder instead. The texture of the rice powder when added with water was soothing though, it foams and has a very nice consistency. I hope to try one of the other two and see how it goes.
  • Best Exfoliant Ever!

    This is truly the best and most gentle exfoliant that I have ever used! I love this product and will never be without it! With the use of this product along with the entire TATCHA skincare line, I have seen a gorgeous difference in my skin. Fewer blackheads, more evenly toned and textured skin, increased brightness and radiance. You really can't get much better than that! However, I'm now ready for an exfoliating cleanser for the whole body! If my facial skin can look this awesome, imagine what a whole body cleanser can do! Thanks TATCHA!
  • Tacha has made a miracle or two...

    I bought the camellia oil and rice powder on a whim, but I have been wowed. I don't use the oil as often as the powder cleanser, because I don't wear make-up. After the first use of the powder, my mouth literally fell open in shock. My skin was glowing and felt so smooth to the touch it reminded me of a baby's tender skin. I couldn't wait to let my daughter try it, as she is late to using skin care. She used it and I got to see the look of surprise as she stroked her cheek and her mouth dropped open, too. The rice powder led me to the skin brightening lotion (if one Tatcha product works so well, maybe more do). The melasma that I have struggled to deal with is fading and I have not used the radiant skin brightening lotion for more than two weeks. I took the 20% off opportunity to convert some cash into more miracles for my skin. When I sent a candid photo from my phone to my sister, I commented, "No foundation." She immediately texted me back and said, "Where do I get it, and what do I look for?" Yep, it's that good.
  • This is MAGIC!

    I can NOT believe how SOFT and smooth my skin is from a GENTLE hand washing of my face. I am stunned. I couldn't wait to have my man feel my face after I washed it, have him try it on his face, and to wake up the next morning JUST so I could hop in the shower to use it on my neck and face again! The tiny little bumps that have always been on the bridge of my nose are GONE, what!? Yes they are and I've only used it twice. I will never be without this magic potion again. As soon as I was rinsing my face THE FIRST time I used it I could FEEL how soft my face was, it was like the softest rose petal, I SWEAR it's true! GET SOME OF THIS STUFF!!!!
  • Oh, my!

    I have dry sensitive skin and use the classic powder. It's unbelievable how non-irritating this is and how soft my skin is after using. I can't stop caressing my face! Between using this and the Camellia Cleansing Oil, I and my face are in love!!

    Thank you for everything you have gone through and achieved to bring these amazing products to us!
  • Soft skin

    I used to exfoliate every other day with an alcohol-based deep exfoliant and while it exfoliated my skin well, the results were nowhere as impressive as with this daily exfoliant. After switching, my skin became noticeably softer and my breakouts have now become few and far between. If you have active/ blemish-prone skin, I highly recommend trying this product!
  • amazing products

    I have very sensitive skin, super dry, allergy to almost most of the cleansing gel and soaps, had a chance to try on this product with caucious, suprisely it went well, no rediness, no itching, excellent result, love the touching and feeling after using this wonderful products, definitely will recommanded to all my friends.

    Hearld about camalia oil products before, had tested on some other t brands before, can't take it even was named all nature, but Tatcha has been good to my skin, thanks Tatcha bring this top of line products to us.

    Many many thanks !!
  • It does the trick!

    Simply put - Tatcha's Enzyme Powder is perfect for me.

    Here's the deal. I'm a guy and just want a straightforward product free of weird chemicals that will keep my face clean and free of blemishes or ingrown hairs...and that's exactly what I've found the Enzyme Powder is perfect for.

    This stuff lasts FOREVER too, since I really only need to use a small amount when I wash my face twice a day.

    Bonus - I travel quite a bit for work and don't have to worry about this being confiscated by the TSA since it's a powder. (A very beautifully packaged one at that!)
  • my new additction - the powder-to-foam transformation is amazing!

    my boyfriend recently purchased the TATCHA sampler set, but since he has sensitive skin, he only used the gentle powder, and let me give the classic and deep powders a try. i had only been using basic face cleansers before and was amazed at how the powder instantly transformed into an incredibly smooth foam that felt like absolute luxury on my face...i was instantly hooked, and can't stop using the classic powder now, especially with all of the attention and compliments that i am getting from my smooth and blemish-free face - i love it!!
  • The gentlest exfoliant

    At first I thought using any kind of product to exfoliate DAILY would be an overkill, that no matter how harmless, it wouldn't be good for my skin. Well, after using it every morning now for over a week, I am totally convinced by it! In fact, I am now addicted. I use it as a cleanser/exfoliant in the morning before I put on any other product, and I use the camellia oil to wash away makeup at night. My face feels smooth and super soft, and best of all, stays soft and smooth all day. I love it!
  • Softest Skin Ever

    I will admit, I was a little skeptical about using a powder as a cleanser, but the outcome is a beautiful rich creamy lather, which quickly proved my woes wrong. This gental cleanser leaves your skin feeling way softer than any scrub or gental cleanser could.

    I have fairly normal skin and usually just use cetaphil in the am and pm, but this cleanser leaves my skin feeling so soft and beautiful there's no way I could ever go back to cetpahil!
  • Wonderful cream

    This powder exfoliator turns into a nicely textured cream that didn't cause any redness or irritation. It did, however make my skin feel incredibly soft after use, proving that it successfully removed impurities. I would definitely recommend this product. Try using it in the shower!
  • Pores no more

    I loved the smell of the gentle powder. I felt my face was instantly cleansed and a difference in my pore size. It is the best exfoliator I have tried and doesn't dry out or strip my skin.
  • Balanced & Fresh

    The gentle rice enzyme powder is amazing! I have dry to combination skin and am always looking for something that will leave my skin feeling balanced and fresh. This gentle paste sloughed off my dead skin cells and left my skin glowing in a good way!
  • Changed my skincare life

    I am in love with the deep powder! In love. The texture of the small scrub gives a really great clean feeling and removes dry skin flakes without any irritation. My boyfriend's started using it for ingrown hairs and blemish scarring. Both of us are loving the difference. I'm not loving having to share.
  • The acne is gone!

    And a HUMONGOUS thank you for saving my teenager's skin!!! My daughter had horrible acne on her chest and backā€¦ to the point of being put on prescription medication. Nothing worked. It took one week with your amazing powder and her completion is clear. Truly a miracle!
  • Exfoliating Queen

    I love the idea of exfoliating my skin... the mini balls removing dead skin off my face. Until I found that those mini balls were made of plastic or other materials that damage and sratch up your skin!

    I received a sample of this exfoliant and boy was I amazed! I ended up purchasing the DEEP due to my oily acne prone skin.

    The first few times you can't really see a huge difference, but after a month or so of use- I looked down at my sink and realized I haven't used my clarisonic for over a month!
    I love it so much I sometimes use it on my neck and chest area; I wish I could use it in the shower for my body every day!

    I tried the sample of the gentle when I was using Retin-A on my skin with any irritation but that's my experience.

    So to Tatcha please make this in a body wash size!!!
  • I am a big fan of this powder!!

    Growing up, I always liked enzyme base face wash. Only the problem was that it was not very easy to find a good product. Naturally, I got really excited when I first heard of this powder. The result was beyond my expectations. Now I use it in the morning and at night. This powder does not leave my skin dry. I love the silky foam and it became one of my favorite ritual now that I can not live without! Also the size of this powder is very generous it easily lasting into 3 months now.

    Bravo and Thank you Tatcha for keeping my skin happy.
  • Wow

    I am totally blown away by this product. I've used the Clarisonic for years, and never achieved the same smoothness and radiance in my skin as I have after a week of using the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. I use morning and night, leaving on my skin for about 30 seconds each time, and follow with the Tatcha Brightening Serum, and have seen a drastic reduction in dark spots and acne scars. Such a fantastic find. Thank you Tatcha!
  • A Great Alternative to The Clarisonic

    This product is very unique in that it is both a cleanser and an exfoliator. It comes in a powdery form that instantly transforms into a creamy cleanser. You really only need half a teaspoon of powder to cover your whole face. The cleanser feels silky and soft, yet it is exfoliating. The longer you keep the cleanser on your face, the more exfoliating the cleanser will be. The first time I used this product, my face felt unbelievable soft and smooth. There is literally silk in the product and you skin just looks renewed. If you have never tried a Tatcha product before, this is a great first product to try. It's less expensive than the silk cream and brightening lotion and is a 2-in-1 product.
    I know this is quite a stretch, but I think this makes a great(not to mention, cheaper) alternative to the clarisonic when it comes to exfoliation. The polishing powder gives a light, gentle exfoliation that gives instant results, just like the clarisonic. No need for an extra cleanser or to actually buy the clarisonic, which retails for over 100 dollars. If you have a clarisonic, I would suggest to switch over between the polishing powder and your clarisonic and notice if you a difference.
    Overall, I think this product is underrated in the beauty community and I hope my review was helpful.
  • Skin Savior!

    I started having problematic skin once I moved to SoCal and started my new job (must be the stress and dry air?!). It was like my skin just refused to exfoliate or renew itself and I started developing little bumps under my skin - oil clots, according to my facial therapist in Asia (whom I obviously am unable to see regularly for treatment). I tried using AHAs, BHAs, fruit acids, "natural" and "organic" scrubs as well as the Clarisonic. Nothing worked, what I inherited at the end of endless exfoliation trials was dehydrated, peeling skin AND the oil clots were still there! I stumbled upon Tatcha about 2 months ago and started with the sampler set. Like all the reviewers here, I was stunned by the Enzyme Powder! I was wary about using it everyday, so I used it alternate nights after removing my makeup - what a difference it makes! My clots started to disappear and my skin was soft and smooth. A few weeks ago, I had to make a long trip overseas and in that time, I didn't bring along my Enzyme Powder (BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER). Needless to say, I returned home with a forehead full of oil clots, dehydrated peeling skin and it made me so upset. I started using Tatcha's Enzyme Powder again about a week ago, with the sampler set moisturizer, brightening serum and cleansing oil. Vicky will be so proud to know that my skin is once again transforming to its optimal look and feel. Hopefully in a few months, I, too, will have geisha-worthy skin!
  • Wonderful powder!

    I use the Deep rice powder at night and the Classic in the am, and they are amazing. My skin is clean, clear and smooth. I get a lot of compliments.
    I will never go back to what i was using before. Tatcha products forever.
    Simply amazing!
  • Love it

    This is my absolute favorite of the Tatcha line. The first time I used it I could tell the difference in my skin. It was softer and my friends even said that I was glowing. My skin is very sensitive and this somehow worked!
  • Holy Grail!

    I do not particularly like using abrasive-type exfoliants as I am not fond of rubbing sandpaper or granules on my skin. However, this is gentle yet potent enough for effective exfoliation. Definitely has helped with the clarity and appearance of my skin. This definitely preps your skin up for layering on the rest of the Tatcha skincare line. If I had to pick one product from the line, THIS would be it.
  • My Miracle

    I love this enzyme powder! I have very sensitive dry skin and I haven't been able to properly exfoliate Ever because anything I found at the drugstore or high end counters were too harsh and burned and peeled my skin. Well this one doesn't thank god! It's actually soothing and even after the first use I had smooth clean skin and fell in love. I will use this every morning and night and occasionally use the deep formulation twice a week. I will never be without this miracle powder.
  • Amazing Pore Minimization

    This product fills a niche that none of my other products do - it's an amazing daily exfoliator (I prefer the Gentle version so that I feel comfortable using it every day) that makes a huge difference in the size of my pores. I can actually see the effects the very next day, though the best results come when I use it regularly. I don't have any other product that has such an effect, especially so quickly. My makeup goes on more smoothly and my nose is less oily. I love the creamy lather because it feels so luxurious on my skin and doesn't feel harsh at all. I recommend it to everyone I know!
  • Amazing Pore Minimization

    This product fills a niche that none of my other products do - it's an amazing daily exfoliator (I prefer the Gentle version so that I feel comfortable using it every day) that makes a huge difference in the size of my pores. I can actually see the effects the very next day, though the best results come when I use it regularly. I don't have any other product that has such an effect, especially so quickly. My makeup goes on more smoothly and my nose is less oily. I love the creamy lather because it feels so luxurious on my skin and doesn't feel harsh at all. I recommend it to everyone I know!
  • Adore this!!

    The classic rice enzyme powder is amazing!! I generally have sensitive skin but I never had an issue with this - it's so gentle. It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and moisturizer. All other scrubs that I've tried leaves my skin feeling dry and tight. This is completely worth every penny and I highly recommend it!!
  • Really does work!

    I love this powder. I first tried it out as part of the sampler packet and fell in love instantly. It feels so luxurious on the skin while at the same time it is exfoliating and cleansing. Afterwards my skin feels clean and soft, but never tight and dry. I do have very oily skin and lately that has been a bit better so I am thrilled about that too. I love running my hands over my skin now and feeling how smooth and soft it is!! I just purchased the full size powder and serum because I have a stubborn pigmentation mark on my face and it actually is getting lighter for the first time, after trying other expensive treatments that did not work. I can't wait to see what happens with my skin!!!
  • Saved my skin!

    I know the title is a bit dramatic but let me explain. My skin is very sensitive. I can use a very mild cleaner and very plain (didn't work well) moisturizer. I never even thought exfoliation was something I could user. UNTIL NOW! Although I now use the oil cleaner and moisturizer in this range I noticed that with this powder my skin glowed! My moisturizer just sunk into my skin, even my makeup looked better (if I wanted to wear any). At first I thought the price was a little steep but after trying it I don't mind at all.
  • Nothing better than Tatcha!

    I have suffered from problematic skin for at least 10 years. Finally at the age of 25, things have changed! I read about Tatcha on a blog and decided to give it a try. Joking with people, I said "I am going to have skin like a Geisha".... little did I know, I actually would. My skin has never looked better - more even, soft, and generally healthy! I love the products, especially this cleanser! I have cut out all other facial care products from my regime; this is all I need. I am so grateful I gave Tatcha a try! I will be a forever Tatcha customer. BIG thank you!!
  • Simple Luxury

    I have been searching for a skincare line that is simple and provides powerful, fast results and have finally found it with Tatcha. This little powder enzyme is sublime on my skin. I put a little delicate powder on my wet hands and it turns into a soft cream that goes on gently. It quickly tranforms my skin into a smooth canvas. My skin is soft and supple never dry.
    I love this product! The design of the package is perfect. You always get the right amount and never waste a drop! Excellent design. Thank you Tatcha!!!
  • love this!

    I have always had super acne prone skin. After doing some reading on Tatcha I decided to give it a try. I love it! Not only does your order ship really really fast, I have gotten the nicest hand written notes and some samples with all my purchases!
    I love the way my skin feels after using this! My acne has gotten so much better and the overall condition of my skin has improved! It feels much softer and looks great! You have to try it to believe how amazing it is!
  • Smooth Soft Refined

    Just tried this product after going through the sensitive and regular versions. This product is for me! I'm so glad I bought the fullsize already. My skin was not irritated at all. Just one caveat: this product is better in the evenings or before a shower. It can get in your hair and require extra attention to get it out.
  • Not suitable for even mildly sensitive skin

    Let me preface this review by saying how much I LOVE both the Gentle and Classic Enzyme powders. Both are fabulous. That said, the Deep formula has irritated my skin every time I've used it, even if I use a copious amount of water and massage it over my skin very, very gently. I have combo skin - prone in equal measure to oiliness and dryness - and don't generally consider myself to be particularly sensitive, but this formula has not been good for me. I'm sure it works well for some, as the other two formulas work well for me, but I'd suggest trying samples of each before committing to make sure there are no problems.
  • Wonderful, gentle exfoliation

    Love this product. It makes my skin unbelievably smooth without causing any irritation. I'm prone to very occasional acne and thought the Classic powder would be more appropriate to my skin type (like it too). Ordered the Classic and received samples of this at the same time -- if I were reordering, I'd opt for this over the Classic, but I highly recommend both products.
  • Soft and smooth skin

    I love this rice enzyme powder, I use this after the Camellia cleansing oil and this combination left my skin feeling so soft and smooth. Moreover, this powder is so fun to use as it's such a beautiful pink in powder form, but turns into a milky consistency when in contact with water. Love it!
  • Gentle and Fresh

    I have Normal-Combination skin, so the classic rice enzyme powder is actually the one more suitable for my skin, but I got this in a sample, so I thought I should review this first. First of all, this beautiful pink powder is definitely gentle enough for everyday use, it's so delicate on and leaves my skin super soft and smooth. Moreover, it's just super fun to use, I love watching how the soft pink powder turns into a milky consistency when it comes into contact with water. This is such a great product, thank you Tatcha for creating it!
  • Truly Gentle, Truly Thorough

    This wonderful cleansing dry powder reminds me of Komenuka Bijin cleanser - elevated. Can I mention here how amazing the packaging is? I normally leave my skin care in the cabinet - but these products beg to be displayed!

    I prefer the Gentle formula even though I have oily/acne prone skin. The pale pink powder bursts into a creamy foam that gently removes surface flakes and excess oils without turning skin into a red mess. Within a few days, pores are smaller, clearer and skin literally glows.

    I am consistently testing products for my blog, but this (along with the Camellia Cleansing Oil and Silk Cream) have become standards in my normal routine.

    Tip: Start with the Discovery Set to determine which formula suits you best. I thought I would like the Deep formula (which I use 2x a week for deep exfoliation) - but the Gentle is perfect for everyday use.
  • Skin is like a baby's...

    Acne is my old arch nemesis. I've been dealing with it for 28 yrs (I'm now 40). I've used Differin, took Tetracycline, benzoyl peroxide, washes, etc..which has resulted in very sensitive, oily skin. I've heard of rice being good for skin and I was extremely intrigued with this product. After two weeks of using the enzyme powder...my skin feels like a baby's butt. This with the combination of the brightening serum...my skin looks and feels radiant! I love that Tatcha's products contain all the ingredients good for skin and leaves out all stuff that isn't! Thank you Tatcha!!!
  • amazing!

    I love the way this turns into a cream when you add water and mix with your hands. The licorice root in this has really made a difference with the redness in my cheeks. I feel like my skin actually shows now and not just red.
  • Holy Grail

    My 2 favorite products of Tatcha are their Camellia Cleansing Oil and their Rice Enzyme Powders. If I absolutely had to choose between the 2, though, I would probably have to go with the Rice Enzyme Powders, as it's a 2-in-1 exfoliant-plus-cleanser - and I need all the exfoliation I can get!

    Being oily-skinned, the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder is my favorite of the 3 choices of rice enzyme powders (Deep, Classic, Gentle), but on days when I'm not looking for a deep clean yet still want a bit of exfoliation, I reach for the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. It's never going to be as moisturizing a cleanser as the Camellia Cleansing Oil, but it is certainly on par with the gentlest non-oil cleansers on the market.

    Additionally, while the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is recommended for people with normal or combination skin, my mother uses it with no issues whatsoever (not to mention excellent results to boot), even though she has older, dry skin. Indeed, all 3 "potencies" of Rice Enzyme Powders are incredibly well-formulated. If you can only choose one Tatcha product, you can't go wrong with their Rice Enzyme Powders!
  • Holy Grail

    I am oily-skinned, but like people with dry skin, I am prone to flakes. (My skin is so perverse.) I use the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder since it's formulated for my skin type, but I was curious whether the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder is on par with the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder in terms of exfoliating power, since the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder is recommended for people with dry (and therefore possibly flaking) skin.

    I am happy to report that, as far as I can tell, you can achieve just as excellent exfoliation results with the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder as with the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder. The trick is to leave the "paste" (powder + water) on your face for the full recommended minute before washing it off, so that the enzymes can do their work. With the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder, I don't have to wait as long to wash it off in order to achieve my desired amount of exfoliation.

    The Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder is also excellent for those with sensitive skin. I am sensitive-skinned, and I experienced no tingling whatsoever with the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder. I sometimes experience tingling with the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder, although it's formulated so well that my skin has never actually reacted to it. Still, those with even more sensitive and delicate skin than mine would do well to at least start with the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder.
  • Holy Grail

    This Deep Rice Enzyme Powder and the One-Step Camellia Cleansing Oil are far and away my favorite products of Tatcha, and in fact, probably my favorite products of any skincare brand. They're just that amazing!

    My skin is a contradiction: It's oily yet flaky, not to mention sensitive to boot. I've tried all 3 rice enzyme powders (Deep, Classic, Gentle), and I can definitely tell that the Deep is the most potent of them all. Even so, not once has the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder caused my sensitive skin to flare up.

    More importantly, this non-abrasive exfoliant thoroughly (yet gently) exfoliates my skin, leaving me with a much smoother and cleaner canvas than comparable bristles or granules, which are overly harsh for the minimal results you get. In fact, ever since I started using this enzyme powder in conjunction with Tatcha's cleansing oil (which doesn't dry out my face like regular cleansers do), I haven't had to worry about flakes anymore (and they used to be the bane of my face!).

    This product comes in the form of a dry, fine powder, which you add water to in order to turn it into a cream, which you then massage over your face. You don't need very much of it to cover your entire face, so this product should last a good while, which is all to the good for me because I am now a lifelong convert!
  • The most amazing exfoliating scrub I ever use

    I just recently bought the sample set for trial last week. My skin is usually dry type especially winter.

    After first time I used Tatcha product, I was impressed after washing my face with camellia oil and follow by Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder. My face looks amazing and instantly bright!

    The enzyme power is so soft & gentle but enough to remove all dead cells, especially i like the moment in melt on my face. This enzyme power ( I prefer gentle one) will be the exfoliating facing scrub I swear by. Within a week I can see a visible result!

    I definitely buy full size after full size once i finish this sample set
  • Clogged pores, beware!

    For reference, I have oily but dehydrated skin with dry, flaky patches and prone to congestion on my nose and redness around it. I also have the Deep version which I love and will review as well, but a lucky ( for me) error in an order allowed me to be the happy owner of this as well. Compared to the Deep ( I don't have the Classic yet, but I plan to when it becomes available), the Gentle powder has a finer texture and smoother feel during massage. Since using these Powders, the congested mess that was my nose is porcelain smooth now and has stayed that way. That by itself is the prize because even when I was using the Clarisonic, my nose pores would get congested by early afternoon. I'm thinking the Licorice extract may have some benefit for the brown spots on my cheek as well. I love the Deep for different reasons, but this is my Precious. It really is gentle, but effective and soothing. I will definitely repurchase again and again. My skin has never looked or felt better.
  • Wow!

    You can definitely tell this is working on your skin. The powder is very fine, but this has some larger particles as compared to the Gentle. I had broken out from a using a sample of a product from another company ( I hadn't broken out in years), luckily my Tatcha order came in and saved my skin, literally. I'm prone to congestion on my nose and this has solved that problem for me. I use this at night to keep my skin blemish free and use the Gentle in the morning to maintain the glow. Although I'm oily, I'm much less prone to breakouts as I've gotten older, but I can see this working for those with troubled skin. I do prefer the Gentle, but since this routine is working for me, I will repurchase.
  • My favorite daily exfoliator

    I am a huge believer in daily exfoliation and my skincare routine ALWAYS includes an exfoliant. However, it can be hard to find one that is suitable for daily use without being too gentle, greasy, or drying. I have sensitive skin, too, and this can make the search even harder.

    The Gentle powder is perfect because it's the "sensitive" version, and I prefer the enzymes to physical granules or beads. It doesn't dry out my skin or leave my face tight, but it still exfoliates.

    I use this once a day with zero irritation. People with oily or normal skin could probably even use this twice a day.
  • best skin care ritual on the planet!!!!!

    First of all I would like to say that customer service at Tatcha is five star!!!!! Everyone is so kind and helpful, wonderful people!

    I have tried many, many skin care lines. I also worked with a lot of skin care lines ( I am a skin care specialist).
    Without hesitation I can say that Tatcha is the best skin care out there!
    I have purchased the whole ritual. I love every step of it and literally I can not wait to wash my face.
    This line is so gentle yet so effective. It beautifully evens out skin tone, hydrates and deminishes pore size. No matter what skin type you have Tatcha will make it beautiful and silky. If your skin is congested oily, you have pigmentation that you would like to lighten or your skin is very dry and it needs deep hydration this line will do magic!
    I hope Tatcha will never change formula or discontinue any of the products.
    Thank you so much for creating this line and than you for being so kind to your customers.

  • Stupendous!

    I love, love, love this exfoliant cleanser! I have sensitive, patchy, red skin that breaks out at times--and I am in my 50's! when I was younger I had acne and oily skin--there was some scarring and discoloration. Oh let me say, that in just ONE week I cannot believe how great my skin looks! I bought the sampler kit after using the oil and this exfoliant , and I love everything in that kit. Please promise you will not change one thing as far as ingredients! I also bought the Akari crystal and love using it on my face--so soothing. I will be purchasing the Ritual kit very soon. I'll keep my sampler for travel and refill the little containers as I need to. I just can't say enough about this company and their care, and their products! Love you Tatcha!
  • An honest review for an honest product... ?

    I literally sat on my couch for about 5 minutes while watching Harry Potter, mind you, trying to think of a clever way to start this review. I wanted the "opening statement" to be something that would show praise towards this unique skincare product, without sounding like a sales pitch. Now, I'm sure that with that being said you can tell how much I really do like this exfoliant.

    Truth be told, it's honest... It's just a downright honest product. It does everything the description says it's going to do... Nothing more, nothing less. It exfoliates your skin without causing irritation and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. In my experience, it also got rid of a ton of pesky blackheads that I had been obsessing over for the past couple of days.

    It is quite expensive, in my book, however I do think that it is worth it's $65.00 price tag. Finding a product that works for my extremely sensitive, dermatitis and eczema prone, skin is very rare. Being able to find a product that works for my skin and, actually, improves it is even more rare and definitely worth it's weight in gold. ?
  • Natural looking skin

    This is a wonderful product. After three weeks of use, my skin is glowing and soft. The natural rosiness in my cheeks and the overall whiteness of my face has been enhanced and looks natural in a way that I did not anticipate.

    I bought this product in combination with the travel packets, which have proved useful indeed!

    If you are on the fence about this product, I encourage you to take the plunge.
  • Fantastic product!

    I was originally told about the Tatcha skin care line by my dermatologist. She told me she had started using this product and that she loves it. I immediately purchased it after that, of course! I have pretty oily skin on the cheeks and nose, but other areas can be quite dry at times. This product caters to both of those areas (I have had to use different products on the oily area and dry areas is the past) and leaves my skin soft and feeling very clean. I like to use this after a regular cleanser to make sure all makeup is off and my face is squeaky clean. I am on a few topical medications for acne, and that makes my skin very sensitive. I cannot use regular exfoliators because afterwards my face feels like it is on fire. This product has a bit of a calming effect that my skin appreciates! Overall I have nothing negative to say about this product...I can see why my doctor recommended it!
  • Works For Acne

    My experience and what it has done for acne...First off I'm and adult with breakouts off and on a regular basis get pimples around the chin area. There are times when I do get a pimple on my forehead or cheek, don't know where it just comes from because I do a great job of taking care of my skin. I've tried everything for acne even systems people haven't even heard of. I've been using the Tatcha skincare for several months and like the products very much. I've tried the classic and gentle exfoliating polishing enzymes. Recently I found out that the deep has a ingredient that helps with oily skin/blemish prone. I can say the deep is more intense and if you have breakouts don't try to rub or scrub away but in a gentle motion. The trick that did it for me, I pour out the powder and mix it into a paste, didn't make it thick but medium loose paste. I used a clean fan brush and polished it onto my skin, it appears light faded green when wet. After five minutes, it turns light green whitish, looks like a clay mask. I do not scrub at all but rinse it off. Within two days the pimples, around my chin swell down and the tiny new ones went away. Since then I don't feel like there is any new ones forming as before I can feel if there is a pimple forming or coming on. To break it down, I use it as a mask twice a week and every morning to exfoliate. Tatcha does not inform us to use this as a mask but I tried it out and it worked for me. I have put the benzoyl peroxide, sulfar, tretinoin containing ingredients away. This is a very huge claim to make but I do use this line religiously and have also stop trying to squeeze any acne. So far I have no more new acne and also use the enriching cream, cleansing oil, beauty oil and my acne scars have faded at least 40% and I hope to see more. Of course you may be thinking oil will break you out, me too but not these oils they have helped me to be less oiler and my pores are smaller and appear cleaner. I will tell you that the deep exfoliates much more(intense). I did flake and and did see tiny skin exfoliating around my mouth and nose. By continuing to use it every morning, after one week my skin is fresh and I see no more shedding. To be honest, I don't wear anymore foundation but a translucent powder to help with shine on my face. I couldn't keep this secret to myself so I had to share just in case someone has the same issue and is looking try something different. What may work for me may not work for you but if you have acne don't squeeze any pimples and try this. I find the acne will start to slow down after using this enzyme. Thank you Tatcha, you have save my skin from further scarring and breakouts.
  • Fabulous for sensitive skin

    I purchased the cleansing oil and rice enzyme powder. To say the least both of the products are exactly what I expected and more. Not only is my face very soft but these products are perfect for sensitive skin. I have skin issues of rosacea and eczema. Both have cleared up tremendously.

    Thank you for making such a wonderful product. I'm purchasing the sample kit to see how some of the other items work for me. If all is well I will be purchasing the entire kit as a Christmas present for myself.

    Thank you so much Tatcha!
  • Magic Powder

    This stuff is magic. It polishes your skin, but is not harsh. Skin is refined and pores appear less noticeable. I am using less foundation and concealer since using Tatcha cleansing oil and the powder. I started with the classic powder, but am also purchasing the gentle for am use and the deep to switch off with the classic for pm use depending on climate changes and state of skin.
  • Love....Love....Love Tatcha Products

    I have been using Tatcha products going on 3 months....I had two brown spots on my face and they are FADING!!!!! The cleansing oil and the enzyme powder are the two products I do not want to be without EVER!!!! My face in my opinion looks pretty amazing! Thank you Tatcha........you are my hero!!!!!!!
  • Super in Simplicity!

    About ten years ago I stopped using abrasive exfoliators, cause they did more harm than good to my skin.
    It is a pleasure to have discovered this TATCHA product, works very well, leaves skin baby soft and feels as if no harm is done, only good.
    Furthermore, I do love the packaging, simplicity is beauty, for me.
  • Deep Powder is Amazing!

    I ordered this powder after hearing about it from my sister and ordered the Deep b/c I have oily skin. My sister has normal/combination skin and she got the Classic. I tried both and both work really well for me, though Deep is probably more potent. I use it after my shower and my sister told me my pores looked smaller and my skin smoother! When I use other topical medication/washes for my acne, I can feel that they work better after I use this scrub. Now I'm obsessed with it b/c it's gentle yet effective, and I can't wait to use it everyday. I'm even thinking about purchasing another Classic to use in the morning and keep my Deep for the night. Plus, Tatcha's customer service is fantastic!

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