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In the West, geisha are known for their intricate stage makeup. In the East however, she is known for the "mochi hada" or "baby skin" beneath her performance makeup. Her rituals are deceptively and brilliantly simple though.
The foundation of her classic beauty ritual is brilliantly effective and deceptively simple - a trio of powerful anti-oxidants, each fulfilling a key role in her regimen:
Green Tea - the healing protector
Rice Bran - the nourishing exfoliant
Okinawa Red Algae - the replenishing moisturizer
These anti-oxidant rich ingredients are at the heart of a diet credited with the extraordinary longevity of the Japanese people.
“Give the Gift of Gorgeous Skin”
The TATCHA Ritual Kiri Gift Box packs all of the skin-care essentials into a precious wooden Japanese keepsake box, custom-made by an artisan shop in Tokyo.
San Francisco Chronicle
“Beauty Secrets of the Geisha”
"Our entire team tried Tatcha and just fell in love with the textures and fragrances, as well as the way our skin looked and felt after receiving the products."
What is the ritual?
TATCHA's skincare collection is a recreation of the classic beauty essentials used for centuries by geisha, famed for their pure, polished, radiant and supple skin.
How many steps are in the ritual?
TATCHA's skincare ritual has 4 effortless steps:
1. Purifying - melt away impurities + even waterproof makeup in just one easy step
2. Polishing - reveal skin's natural pearly luster with an enzyme exfoliant
3. Brightening - boost the skin's natural radiance by diminishing the look of age spots
4. Nourishing - bring the youthful suppleness of skin back by repleneshing vital nutrients and moisture
How do I use this ritual?
Step 1: PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Step 2: POLISHED or INDIGO Rice Enzyme Powder
Step 3: RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum
Step 4: SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream
What are the benefits of the Water Collection?
Inspired by the longevity and beauty of Okinawans, the Water Collection draws on the incredible hydrating power of red algae to deeply moisturize skin.
What step in my ritual is the Water Collection?
The mask is not a regular step in the ritual. When you need an extra boost of hydration, spritz with the mist or apply the mask after cleansing with POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder. Follow immediately with the Deep Brightening Serum and the Moisture Rich Silk Cream to seal in moisture.
How long does the ritual take?
TATCHA's skincare philosophy is one of simplicity and effortlessness. The entire ritual can be completed in 3 minutes.
Will this work for me if I am not Asian?
Yes, the benefits of this skincare collection can be enjoyed by all ethnicities because the formulas work to return skin to its original state of balance, the beautiful skin that we were all born with.
How do I use the Deep Hydration Lifting Mask?
Begin with clean, dry skin. Unfold mask and pull tab to peel away one layer of mesh backing. Place mask gel-side down on face and adjust to fit comfortably around eyes, nose, and mouth. Peel away remaining backing so that only the gel layer is left, and smooth mask to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and enjoy the cooling and gentle tingling sensation of the mask at work. Peel mask off, massage remaining serum into the skin and follow immediately with TATCHA Moisture Rich Silk Cream to seal in the long-lasting moisture. Skin will feel lifted and cool from the intense hydration.
When should I use the mask?
We recommend using the mask 1-2 times a week, morning or night, as needed.
Do I need to wash my face after removing the mask?
No. Feel free to massage remaining serum into the skin after peeling the mask off. Follow with TATCHA Moisture Rich Silk Cream to seal in long-lasting moisture.
How long will it take to see results?
When used as a ritual daily, morning and night, results can be seen as quickly as 2 weeks. For optimal results, continue for at least 8 weeks.
What is the core ingredient in the collection?
At the heart of all TATCHA skincare essentials is our HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex, a trio of time-tested extracts of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae and Japanese Rice Bran. Extremely rich in Epigallocatechin, Beterhelin and Inositol, these potent extracts work together to nourish and boost the skin's barrier function inside and out. The result is beauty in balance - skin that is pure, polished, radiant and supple.
I have sensitive skin. Can I use these products?
All of TATCHA's skincare essentials are dermatologist tested, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. We formulate without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA and phthalates.
How do I apply the eye cream, and how often should I apply it?
With your pinky finger, gently dab TATCHA’s Revitalizing Eye Cream under the eye and smooth away from the inner corner. Use morning and night.
Can I apply makeup over this eye cream?
Yes. Like many items in our collection, TATCHA’s Revitalizing Eye Cream both nourishes and functions as a primer for makeup.
What step in the Ritual is this eye cream?
TATCHA’s Revitalizing Eye Cream supplements our core ritual, providing additional benefits targeted for your eye area. Apply cream just before moisturizing. Topping it with moisturizer will help seal in its active ingredients.
A Wonderful RitualThis Kiri collection is beautifully wrapped in a nice wooden box. It comes with the full-sized ritual which I have fallen in love with! It immediately takes off my makeup and cleans my face thoroughly. It leaves my face clean, refreshed and soft. The mask that comes with the kit also relaxed and gently soothed my face. It was extremely hydrating and cooling. I imagine that it would help with a sunburn! Everything in this kit is so light and refreshing and I would definitely recommend TATCHA and this kit to others.Read More