Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - for Dry Skin | How To Use

Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - for Dry 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. 

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    VOGUE

    “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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    “Parallel Universe”

    "It exfoliates, polishes and brightens skin for a baby-soft glow."

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    “Exfoliating Powder from TATCHA”

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

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    "It's a tub of powder that you mix in with your hands with water to create an ultra-gentle exfoliant."

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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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    “Rice Enzyme Powders”

    "Instantly reveal smooth skin."

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    San Francisco Chronicle

    “"We just fell in love with the textures and fragrances..."”

    "Our entire team tried TATCHA and just fell in love with the textures and fragrances, as well as the way our skin felt and looked after using the products." - Cindy Chua, Barneys New York Apothecary Buyer

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    “Complexion Perfection”

    "TATCHA founder Victoria Tsai's timeline for wedding luminosity."

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    “Brilliant Packaging”

    "Comes in an elegant jar with a salt-box style dispenser, so that the product never gets wet inside the jar: brilliant."

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 drier skin, Classic for normal/combination skin, Deep for more active skin and Soothing for sensitive 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.


  • amazing!

    I love how gentle this is!! It is not harsh at all like other exfoliants, it does not irritate my sensitive skin and I can use this almost everyday. Iit leaves my skin feeling so soft.. this is a staple in my skincare regime :)
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  • My skin is soft as a peach - love this cleanser/exfoliator!

    I could see a difference within a couple days. I've been using it for a few months now and love the very gentle exfoliation for my dry/combo skin, especially in the winter when it's more dry, and I can even use it every night (and sometimes in the morning). I also like switching it up with the travel size classic or deep powders for moments when I need more exfoliation. The travel size is great for gifting too...I got my friends hooked on Tatcha. :)
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  • 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!
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