Geisha have long relied on gold to give their skin an incandescent glow. No matter the skin tone, pure gold adds a glow and a touch of luxury to the beauty ritual.
High-quality gold, 23 or 24-karat, will crush on application and impart a subtle gleam to the skin, one that mica and other inexpensive optical agents simply cannot replicate. It lends an incandescence that flatters any skin tone.
In Japan, gold leaf has been added to food, gifts and temples for centuries. It’s considered a sign of hospitality and generosity when given to someone, and elevates the everyday to the exquisite.
Tatcha’s 23-karat gold comes from a small gold-leafing workshop outside of Kyoto, renowned for its whisper-thin sheets of gold.
Did You Know
Pure gold is soft enough to be molded with the hands; one gram can be beaten into a sheet measuring one square meter, so thin that light can shine through.