When I lived in New York, it was a place that I found both exhilarating and exhausting. My first journey to Kyoto was like stepping into a cobblestone-lined oasis—unlike my non-stop world, the ancient city seemed pure and untouched by time.

I had begun my travels hoping to restore my skin, but I found so more than that. If I could, I would bring each and every one of you to Kyoto to experience the city for yourself. To capture the essence of Kyoto's purifying effect on skin and spirit alike though, we are delighted to introduce our signature Kiyome (Japanese for “purifying”) Facial.

For our friends in New York, we are honored to bring the Kiyome Facial to you in partnership with the renowned CORE: club. The club is a peaceful oasis that feels worlds away from the midtown hustle and bustle, a place to appreciate art, architecture and cultural events. The club’s commitment to providing an exceptional experience for every guest that comes through the doors truly resonates with us. Happily, the Paul Labrecque spa, offering beauty services from head to toe, is open to non-members, so all our friends in New York can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation.

The Kiyome Facial is brought to life in New York by highly experienced estheticians, including Hiroko Saito, who has been praised by the city's most discerning beauty editors as having “butterfly hands." Born and raised in Japan, she has perfected her skills working over 14 years at top medical and holistic spas. She uses her considerable talents to bring you this deeply restorative ritual to clarify, nourish and firm skin. Centuries-old Japanese acupressure techniques improve circulation and promote lymphatic drainage for a natural facelift effect.

The Kiyome Facial is 60 minutes, $225. To make an appointment, please email us at spa@tatcha.com. While there is currently a wait list, we will work to ensure Tatcha clients are given early access.

For our friends beyond New York, we wanted to bring the spa to you. We created a special Spa Kit to bring you many of the same benefits in the comfort of your own home. This collection of six Tatcha products – including Polished Rice Enzyme Powder, the Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask, Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream, Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream, Gold Camellia Beauty Oil and Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream – leaves your skin and your spirit as revitalized and refreshed as if you’d just returned from Kyoto.

Always, 

Vicky

Learn more about our Spa Kit here.

Victoria Tsai
Chief Treasure Hunter

published March 2014

Beauty Secrets, Geisha, Kyoto
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Photo 1: Expert esthetician Hiroko Saito at the CORE: club in New York, home to the TATCHA Kiyome Facial. Photograph by Kimio Takeyama.

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