The EssencePlumping Skin Softener





The EssencePlumping Skin Softener

A resurfacing softener of 98.7% pure anti-aging Japanese superfoods that makes all skincare work better.


Size:  150 ml | 5.1 fl. oz.

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Why It Works

A daily 7-second ritual to reveal your softest, most youthful skin, delivering:

  • Anti-aging: Pure, 98.7% Hadasei-3™, a concentrate of nourishing Green Tea, Rice and Algae, Japan's three essential nutrients for skin health and youthful radiance.
  • Smoothing & Resurfacing: The natural fermentation of these nutrients produces lactic acid, helping to increase cell turnover for improved skin texture and a smooth luster.
  • Plumping Hydration: Instantly doubles skin's natural moisture content, above and beyond the results from a moisturizer, softening & plumping fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Maximizes Performance of All Skincare: Skin's channels are flush with lasting hydration, creating a pathway to deliver treatments that follow more deeply, amplifying their effectiveness.


Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Cruelty-free.
Formulated without:
Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates.


​Tatcha’s trinity of anti-aging superfoods reveals soft, youthful skin.

Uji Green Tea

Prized throughout Japan as the purest, finest source of Green Tea, this powerful antioxidant-rich botanical from Kyoto is known to detoxify and help prevent signs of premature aging.

Okinawa Mozuku Algae

This sea treasure from Japan’s tropical islands is rich in polysaccharides, essential for skin water retention and renewal.

Akita Rice

This rice is known as the finest rice in Japan for its superior taste and quality. It is also a nourishing moisturizer, rich in essential proteins.

How To Use

Suggested Usage

Use daily, after cleansing and before any other skincare. Splash a palmful of The Essence into your hand, and press gently into the skin on your face and neck.



Suggested Ritual

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The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

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The Silk Cream

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I wondered if I could use this on my lips as well? It feels so wonderful on my skin, and I'd love it to bring its soothing benefits to my lips too, but I wasn't sure if it should only be used on other areas of the skin.

Asked by: Elise
Thank you for your question! The Essence has not been tested for use on the eyes or lips, so we recommend using it on the rest of the face, neck, and decollete only. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-09-20

Does this product work for people with oily skin?

Asked by: TATCHA
Yes. This oil-free, light-as-water formula of essential nutrients works for all skin types.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

What step in my skin care ritual is The Essence?

Asked by: TATCHA
After cleansing and polishing the skin, and before any other serum, moisturizer or skincare treatment.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

How long does a travel size bottle last?

Asked by: Nate
Thank you for your question! All travel size items are designed to last about two weeks when used as directed. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-03-04

Do I apply the Essence to wet or dry skin?

Asked by: MommyW
The Essence is applied on clean dry skin before layering any serums or moisturizers of your choice.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-02

I have noticed some slight itching and red bumps after the use of The Essence. Is this normal? Do I need to give my skin time to adjust? I have used TATCHA cleaning and treatment products for quite a while.

Asked by: Laura
Please email us at so one of our skincare specialists can better assist you. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-02

I’m currently debating buying the Essence but have been useing the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil for just over two months now, my question is which is more beneficial and does one work better with normal - oily skin?

Asked by: Matthew
Thank you for your question! Both of these treasures are for all skin types including Normal to Oily. Benefits of each are not really comparable since they have different purposes. The One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil should always be used to purify skin, melting away all makeup, sunscreen, dirt, and pollution from the day. After patting skin dry, we recommend taking a palmful of the Essence and pressing it into skin flooding it with nourishing hydration to open water channels deep within. This will help boost the effectiveness of all treatments and moisturizers to follow. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-02

I normally use a toner to clear off any remaining impurities after cleansing my face. Can I use the essence after the toner? I feel that the essence alone won’t work it’s best without a toner to wipe off remaining impurities.

Asked by: Jennifer
Thank you for your question! You may use a toner after cleansing and before The Essence if you wish. Since the Essence already has a naturally occurring lactic acid to resurface skin, we recommend staying away from toners with similar exfoliating ingredients, or types that are high in alcohol. This will keep you from over-exfoliating or drying out your skin. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-21
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Purity Promise

We promise our formulas will always be free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA, TEA and many other ingredients. The collection is non-irritating, non-sensitizing and dermatologist tested.