Indigo Body Butter

Soothing Silk Body Butter | How To Use

What it is:
Rich in anti-inflammatory Indigo, liquid Silk and Squalane, TATCHA's INDIGO Soothing Silk Body Butter softens and soothes irritated skin.

Why it’s different:
The stems, leaves and petals of the Indigo plant are steeped in water and fermented to make a concentrated botanical extract. Tryptanthrin and indirubin actives help reduce irritation and promote skin's natural healing abilities. The natural blue hue disappears upon application. Due to the natural botanical extract, the shade of Indigo may vary; the efficacy of the formulation remains the same.

Who it's for:
Any skin type, especially sensitive, inflamed or irritated skin consistent with symptoms of dermatitis and eczema.

Water, Glycerin, Squalane (Olive Origin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Diisostearyl Malate, Myristyl Myristate, Xylitol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Natural), Sorbitan Tristearate, Beheneth-20, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Inositol (Rice Extract), Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Calcium Carbonate,  Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Sericin (Silk Extract), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (Licorice Extract), Hydrogenated Lecithin (Soy Origin), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Polygonum Tinctorum (Japanese Indigo Extract) Leaf/Stem Extract, Alcohol, Algae Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, and Phenoxyethanol.

Massage liberally anywhere on the body for long-lasting hydration. Absorbs effortlessly, leaving skin soothed and silken. Natural Japanese Indigo imparts a sky-blue hue to the cream, which will become invisible upon application. 

Soothing Silk Body Butter

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During my travels to Japan, I often heard reference to “Samurai Blue”, a rich shade referred to by the rest of the world as Indigo. I discovered that when the noble samurai journeyed across their domain, they wore a layer of Indigo-dyed cotton beneath their armor. The Indigo, famed for its anti-inflammatory powers, would begin to heal wounds the moment they were sustained. The samurai’s reliance upon this powerful plant led to its nickname, “Samurai Blue”.

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Will the blue hue stain my skin or clothes?
The sky-blue is naturally imparted from the pure Indigo extract. It will not stain skin or clothing.

Why does the shade of butter vary?
Due to the natural botanical extract, the shade of Indigo may vary; the efficacy of the formulation remains the same.

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  • Best Neck Cream

    I use this cream every night on my neck, and décolleté. My neck and décolleté have never looked so good (I do put the firming /hydrating serum underneath first). I also use it for hand cream. The one product I do not like in this line is the actual hand cream - it is too sticky.
  • Perfect For My Face, TOO!! Great For Retin Users!

    My Dermatologist recommended that I try a retin treatment for my overly oily, shiny (NOT "dewy") skin, which causes very small, harmless bumps as well, but they look HUGE TO ME and some just keep increasing in size and number :(
    The retin treatment I used for several months but realized that the more I used it, the more itchy and irritates my face got and as we went through Autumn and now to Winter, nothing seemed to help this issue. I even layer multiple creams/moisturizers, and serums definitely at least 1x per day.

    I currently use Tatcha's Supple Silk Face Cream and on days I want/need more easily absorbable moisture I also use Tatcha's Dewy Face Mist. Also, I use Tatcha's Ageless Eye Cream. (I admit that I also use other brand's moisturizers or, my very favorites- hydrating masks, applied more lightly as a cream or more thickly to wear all night.) Things got a bit better when I reduced my use of the retin product, but it seemed my skin had reached it's limit concerning irritation, itchy, etc. because that did not improve how I'd been hoping for it to....

    One night, a couple of months ago, I was doing my forever feeling nightly skin care and I happened to glance at my Trial Sized INDIGO Soothing Silk Body Butter jar that I'd ordered ASAP after trying out the packet sample and being amazed at the great results it gave to my lover legs that were itchy, inflamed, had raised red bumps, and sometimes would even keep me up at night, especially in Summer with the irritation. I quickly remembered how soothing and healing Indigo is, as well as Silk, how Tatcha does not use so many bad for us/or skin ingredients, and most of all- I knew just exactly how silky the INDIGO Soothing Silk Body Butter is, it's seemingly as silky as the Supple Silk Face Moisturizer.

    So, I immediately decided to just apply to my face right away as my final step) and neck and to worry about breakouts, my WORST face skin fear when trying anything new on my face, LATER- the next day after waking, and feeling how my face had responded! NO ZITS (OR FURTHER IRRITATION) OR BLOCKED PORES OR THE BEGINNING OF ANY BLEMISH COULD BE SEEN OR FELT THE NEXT DAY!! NOTHING in this caused ANY sort of facial irritation in the days following- I waited nearly a week after the first application to see if anything bad was going to happen. All I got was another, even more special layer of moisture, infused with the healing, ant-irritation, and anti-inflammatory powers of beautiful, natural Indigo, working synergistically with softening and soothing Silk along with the other awesome ingredients!

    This feels SO Silky smooth applying, it feels cool too, which also helps reduce irritation. This is now my final step EVERY night in my last part of skin care for me - moisturizing. I sometimes apply the mist, then definitely the Supple Silk Cream, and then this, the INDIGO Soothing Silk Body Butter. I'm INCREDIBLY happy I found something that helps heal my face from the retin (because it DOES work for me, but the irritation can get REALLY bad, especially in the heat/Summer,) reduce painful irritation & annoying, burning itching that will often keep me awake at night!

    Thank you, everyone at Tatcha, for sharing these ancient and natural beauty remedies with the World and extra, Extra Thanks for deciding to bring them to us in Trial/Travel Sizes, for many reasons! Now, I can have the small jar on my bathroom sink, and the large jar on the night stand beside my bed :)
  • Fabulously, unique!

    This gorgeous body butter caught my eye, for obvious reasons, it's blue. Somehow I stumbled upon the Oprah magazine review online & clicked. This brought me into the world of Tatcha.
    I have sensitive skin issues at this time and suffer from a skin condition - aka KP. My skin is also parched.
    The container, content, & Tatcha presentation was a wonderful experience. For a reasonable price, hundreds of glowing reviews from beauty/fashion mags to real people, helped me go for it.
    I really like it, it's unusual, it does have quality ingredients, & you receive a lot of product.
    The indigo butter has helped with red marks, scratches etc... Pretty much all of the issues it wants to address.
    Yes, I would recommend this
  • Fabulously unique!

    This gorgeous body butter caught my eye, for obvious reasons, it's blue. Somehow, I stumbled upon the Oprah magazine review online & clicked. This brought me into the world of Tatcha.
    I have sensitive skin issues at this time and suffer from a skin condition - aka KP. My skin is also parched. The container, content, & Tatcha presentation was a wonderful experience. For a reasonable price, hundreds of glowing reviews from beauty/fashion mags to real people, helped me go for it. I really like it, it's unusual, it does have quality ingredients, & you receive a lot of product.
    The indigo butter has helped with red marks, scratches etc... Pretty much all of the issues it wants to address. Yes, I would recommend this!
  • Miracle blue cream!

    I was getting eczema on both my arms which was so itchy, red, and bumpy. I got a sample of this with my order and applied it for 3 days straight at night and the eczema disappeared making my skin smooth again. This blue cream worked wonders.

    I wasn't too accustomed to the smell which was a bit odd but it does not stay on the skin very long and it is best to apply at night because it can get sticky.
  • Amazing product!

    This body butter is all kinds of amazing! It soothes dry, irritated skin and a little goes a long way. The skin on my legs is very sensitive and gets irritated post-shaving. Enter the indigo body butter. I just apply it after shaving and it's been perfect ever since! No more redness and irritation. It also doubles as a nourishing hand cream. Also, the scent is delightful-very soothing, very sublime!
  • "Heaven on Earth"!

    As many probably, at first applying, thought,"IT'S BLUE"..... but after trying, the blue fades & the moisture readily sinks into the soothing! A light "spa-like" scent.....but soon it fades -- so will not interfere with your individual scents either..... Just long-lasting moisture! Thanks, Tatcha!
  • Love this product

    I get very dry elbows and using this product has helped with that. Just know a little goes a long way. I'm sure I'll be using more often, in the dry Winter months. Love it......Ps, the jar is much bigger than it looks in the picture...
  • so great

    My brother and I both have these weird tiny red dots on the back of our arms that get worse when the weather is dry. Growing up we thought everyone has them, or it's because we didn't shower enough, then recently my cousin went to the dermatologist and she was told that this is really common in East Asians. It's a hereditary thing and just needs a lot of hydration. This blue body butter works wonders! I gifted some to my brother and together with the exfoliating rice enzyme powder before hand, we are no longer embarrassed to show our arms in broad daylight! The dots are getting smaller and smaller and some disappeared already.
  • I Like It!

    Although I only recieved a sample of this, I got 3 nights use out of the packet. I applied it to my lower legs, beneath my knees where I get extreme itching. Sometimes, when the itching is very bad, I'll get red and sometimes raised small spots on my legs and no lotion or oil would ever really help it longterm. I was using almond oil and my Dr. could not even give me any ideas on what to try. I decided to add this sample to my order and used it the past 3 nights. It was not a total miracle but the itching has decreased and even better the red spots have diminished and are all flat again, no longer red and raised. THAT really surprised me!
    I really wish I had more of this to use right now as well as tonight because it really does seem to be healing and unlike any other moisturising product I've tried. I think after 1wk of use the spots will be completely healed and skin less itchy overall and more supple.
  • Wonderful Product for Eczema

    I ordered this product for my 3-year-old son, who suffers from terrible eczema especially during the winter months. After just one application at bedtime, I noticed that his rough angry-looking patches around his elbows and knees were so smooth and much less red in the morning. Prior to this, I had been giving him topical steroids and had tried so many different creams with little to no improvement. I was afraid to send him to school in short sleeves because he would scratch his elbow area until it bled. Now he can wear short sleeves with no problem. I apply this cream twice daily, and his skin is so soft. The eczema is not totally gone, but this is the best cream out there that I have found to keep his skin as close to normal as possible. I told a friend about it, and she has seen much improvement in her two daughters' eczema as well. Love this product! Thank you, Tatcha!
  • life changing

    This is the best body butter I have ever used in my life! I recently developed a skin conditioner called Pityriasis Rocea and got these ugly red scaly circles all over my torso. Nothing helped them for weeks. I ordered this cream as a last resort and using it twice a day for THREE DAYS the rash is almost 100% gone!! That is incredible. On top of that, I also noticed using this on my arms helped the tiny little bumps I had on the back of my arms forever actually disappear. The blue color is mesmerizing, the smell is light and delightful and it sinks right into the skin leaving my now now feeling softer than satin. Thank you TATCHA!!
  • Like Pure Silk

    I can't count the number of skin products I've used and discarded over the past 40 years because they just didn't work or were too greasy-feeling. I saw an ad for this product in Marie Claire Magazine and was attracted by the Indigo in it as I'm an avid herbalist.

    In a few words: it works. The texture is as smooth as silk...not too thin and not too thick. The scent is pleasantly light and natural and the color is gorgeous. (The color does not show when you rub it in.) I've been using it on my legs (which are very dry) and after only a few days, my legs are visibly smoother and much softer. I'm sold on the body butter and plan to try other products in this line. Thanks, Tatcha, for a superior, affordable body butter.
  • skin saver!

    I could not be more satisfied with the development of this Body Butter! We have such cold weather in NYC right now and it's almost impossible to keep your skin moisturized. The only thing keeping me looking healthy is the Indigo collection from Tatcha.. literally saving my skin. The texture is divine and sinks in leaving no tackiness or greasy feeling. I couldn't be happier!
  • worked like magic for my daughter

    My 9 year old daughter has been battling dry, itchy, irritated skin on her legs for a long time now. We'd been using Aquaphor to try and give her some relief, but the results weren't very promising. Her skin looks at least fifty times better after using the Soothing Silk Body Butter just a couple times!! She's been talking about how the itching has gone away as well and I'm just so happy that somehting is finally working for my baby :)
  • I want to bathe in this body butter

    My friend gave this to me as a gift because she knows how much I love Tatcha and body creams. I have really dry skin on my legs and the backs of my arms. I was surprised when I saw the color, but it really does disappear when you put it on. The feeling of this cream is amazing...light, like the cream on top of tiramisu! My skin feels very moisturized when I put it on though without the sticky after feel. The dry, scaliness I get on my legs is gone after one night too. Magic! I love Tatcha.
  • Soft and Smooth

    I just have to say that I was worried that this body butter wouldn't be good for my dry skin. I'm African American and tend to need heavier creams to keep my arms and legs moisturized. This is much lighter than anything I've ever used, but it still works SO well. My skin looks more healthy and nourished than it has in years. Couldn't be happier, thank you TATCHA!
  • Love this body butter

    I'm obsessed with body butters and this one is the best. Texture is rich but light and absorbs easily (doesn't leave skin blue!), smells fantastic (same scent as other products in this line), leaves my winter-dry skin so happy.
  • Great for eczema

    I wake up EVERY NIGHT with terrible itching behind my knees where I'm dry and irritated. I'm putting the body butter on every night (feels amazing, smells great) and I'm sleeping through the night!
  • do not deny yourself.

    Received the body butter today. Tatcha not only elevates the shopping experience, they back it up with products that deliver. The packaging as well as the hand written notes never fail to make me feel appreciated as a client! Cold weather in New York has been brutal and my skin has suffered. Only sampled a tiny bit of the body butter since opening the jar, it is an experience for all the senses. Redness has subsided and itching relieved, so I am hopeful. With the happiness guarantee, nothing to lose. Going to order the rest of the Indigo collection now. So love products that perform!
  • Soooo smooth

    Outrageously smooth and silky going on and leaves my skin super soft. Truly unique and unlike anything else I've tried before.

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