The Indigo CreamSoothing Skin Protectant





The Indigo CreamSoothing Skin Protectant

Newly advanced, this multi-tasking, fragrance-free moisturizer delivers therapeutic natural ingredients to provide relief and long-lasting hydration for sensitive skin. Awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.


Size:  50 ml | 1.7 fl. oz.

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Why It Works

  • Velvety-rich cream advanced with an ultra comfortable, cushiony texture helps relieve the skin, leaving it visibly softer, smoother and firmer.
  • Natural Japanese Indigo extract calms and soothes skin, now included at a higher concentration for increased efficacy.
  • Colloidal Oatmeal, a FDA-designated skin protectant, helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching caused by eczema and rashes.
  • Hadasei-3, a trinity of anti-aging Japanese superfoods, restores a healthy-looking, youthful radiance.

Ideal for all skin types. Formulated specially for sensitive skin showing signs of eczema, dermatitis, rosacea or allergies.


Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing.
Formulated without:
Parabens, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA. Fragrance-free.

How To Use

Suggested Usage

Scoop a pearl-sized amount of cream with the gold spoon. Massage gently onto face, neck and decolletage in upward strokes. Use daily, morning and night.


Pearl-sized amount


Velvety-rich, a comforting hug for the skin

Suggested Ritual

Consumer Results

In 2 weeks:

  • 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in skin texture.
  • 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in skin roughness.
  • 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in itching/

In 4 weeks:

  • 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in skin redness.

*Based on an independent expert grader study of 20 women. Individual results may vary.

The Indigo Cream is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy grail! I have super sensitive skin that is prone to dermatitis and dryness. I have used many moisturizers in the past that have claimed to be great for sensitive skin but to no avail. I used the older formulation of this when it used to be purple and pricier (still worth every penny in my opinion). This formulation is interesting. It's on the light slide but it has the slip of a heavy moisturizer but it feels light on the skin. I absolutely adore this formulation! It was excellent before but it's even better now. I find myself using less of this than before but I get more hydration. Since using this moisturizer I haven't had a single flare up or dry patch. Excellent product! Forever your customer Tatcha!
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grail This was one of my first Tatcha purchases. I have sensitive, freckly, and fairly dry skin and this works wonders to keep it plump, firm and under control. I tried to switch to the Water Cream for a few months (more cost efficient and had great reviews) but I noticed it was not recommended for dry skin. Tatcha always knows best, it really didn't work with my skin. I noticed fine lines creeping back and as soon as I switched back to this cream my skin was flawless and plumped- no more fine lines! I use this mainly as a night cream, and works so well as an eye cream too. Keep up the great work Tatcha Team!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I have sensitive combination skin. Usually you just get the choice of normal, dry, dry/oily, oily, or sensitive, but this works with my whole face. My skin is super picky, so I try the travel size first. It keeps me from drying out in this cold weather! Non-greasy! So so luscious! Please restock them. I can’t find them at any Sephora nor online! I neeeeed my moisturizer! Lemme do tell you that I’m From Southeastern Asia. Maybe that’ll help with others with similar skin to mine. Most American’s products do dry my skin out really bad, but this works for me. I hope this will help.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I was hoping for I bought this after reading reviews.. This is the most I've ever spent on a beauty product and I feel pretty foolish. It hasn't further irritated my very sensitive skin, but after two weeks of daily use I haven't seen any improvement either. Fine lines look the same, and I am still getting sporadic red, itchy patches and occasional blemishes. On top of that, when I put it on my skin still feels kind of thirsty. I feel like I have to use a lot and the size isn't generous. I saw more noticeable effects when I first started using plain almond oil. I'm all for spending more on thoughtful products that work, but in this case I feel like I fell prey to savvy marketing and nice packaging.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healed Rosacea after 20 year struggle! I have to be honest.... I am not positive it is just the Indigo Cream that healed me. At the exact same time I started using it I also added The Ordinary Glycolic Toning Solution with my night routine. I am 44 and have struggled since my teenage years with acne then rosacea. My skin is clear! My skin is no longer dry and flaky! My cheeks are no longer red! I am gradually expanding my skin care to include only Tatcha (other than the item mentioned above). I am completely sold! My skin looks great I am a huge fan! Thank you so much!
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle Cream I have (had) very flaky skin on my eyelids and eyebrows. The area was extremely dry to the point of the skin breaking open. My dermatologist and ophthalmologist had no answers for me!! They suggested Vaseline on a regular basis and cortisone, which could only be used sparingly because it can thin the skin and of course thin skin on eyelids is not a good thing. But these two "solutions" worked about 20% at most. I had a few samples of this cream from various orders but had not tried it. So, for some reason I tried it on that area and to my amazement, the dry skin totally cleared up!! I have used the cream twice a day on my eyelids and eyebrow area for about a week now and am thrilled with the results!!!! Now I will buy a whole jar of it!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cherish this cream! I wanted to take a moment to reach out to TATCHA and acknowledge how much the products have changed my life for the better. I have battled with eczema all my life but five years ago I started to get it extremely bad on my hands. The flare ups would come and go, but when they came they were bad. I tried everything and no cream was fixing it. I wasted so much time seeing dermatologists that all told me the same thing. A few months ago while I was getting my facial, the woman told me about the Tatcha Indigo Triple Recovery Cream. Within days with this product, my eczema was gone. This cream worked a miracle for me. After years of trying anything I could get my hands on, TATCHA was the right product. I will forever cherish this cream!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded all of my expectations I purchased this cream to help alleviate what I suspected was pregnancy-related eczema on my cheeks. Couple that with dryness and sensitivity due to harsh winter weather here in NY, it was clear that I needed to up my moisturizer game, big time. This product exceeded all of my expectations. After about a week of use, not only was my skin dramatically less red and flaky, but it also seemed the texture had changed - my face now feels soft, smooth, less oily, and more even in tone and texture. Dare I say, radiant! I cannot recommend this product highly enough, it's worth every penny. I use it twice daily and will continue to do so for as long as I can afford it!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer My skin loves the Indigo line. Nothing I have ever used has left my skin with no redness until now. Expensive but worth it!
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful for Eczema! I'm 29, have very sensitive combination skin, and regularly get patches of eczema on my face. I'm hopelessly allergic to fragrances and harsh products, and this cream is extremely hydrating and blissfully fragrance-free. Due to my skin type, this cream can be a bit occlusive for me to use everywhere on my face, except in the dead of winter. I currently use it as a spot treatment where I have eczema, dry patches, and where I just need a bit of extra plumping hydration. It can calm my skin down in as little as a few minutes. It also makes a fantastic eye cream, and has literally obliterated any beginnings of fine lines around my eyes in about 6 weeks of use. My mom, who is in her 60s and has rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis, loves it too.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life-Changing for Dry Skin Is this product a little sticky? Yes. Does it absorb perfectly? No. But you know what? I don't care. This is the only product that has soothed my dry, eczema-irritated skin. My skin is so incredibly soft even 24 hours later that I can't stop touching it. All my eczema irritation and redness is gone. This product is life-changing. Tatcha please don't change a thing about this product (except maybe lowering the price lol)!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST HAVE!! I am not one to write reviews for products, but I am completely sold on this cream! My face was severely dry from a mixture of the cold weather, face washes (for sensitive skin), and from the hard water at home. Nothing I was doing worked and exfoliating made it even worst. Wearing foundation and concealer you can see the dry patches and uneven texture on my cheeks. After using this cream for 3 days I could already see a significant difference on how my skin felt. After a week of using this cream, the dry patches on my skin are completely gone and the redness on my cheeks are bare to min that I'm actually comfortable with leaving the house bare faced!! I highly recommend this cream for those who are have sensitive skin and are having issues with dryness and redness; double plus that it's also an anti-aging cream!
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable healing properties! This cream is truly remarkable! As a doctor myself I must say the healing properties of this cream are extraordinary. I have been battling with severe dermatitis and have used really strong prescription medications even steroids! But just after a few applications of this cream I have seen just a difference! I would like to thank the makers of Tatcha for putting their efforts into making such a wonderful product for sensitive skin. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful cream! I purchased this cream a week ago and I am thoroughly happy with it. It is amazing how a pearl size amount covers my whole face. It is so rich and emollient for my very dry and sensitive skin. I love the little spoon that fits on top of jar. It keeps from having to dip my finger in the product. Everything from Tacha is perfect down to the packaging!
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Visible Radiance I was skeptical of the SOOTHING TRIPLE RECOVERY CREAM because of the price. I normally pay well over $300 for these types of products. However, I've only been using the cream for 3 days and I just looked in the mirror (under nightmarish fluorescent lights) and my face is GLOWING! At 38, the aging is coming on strong. Fine lines, brown creases, splotches, etc. Right now my face looks even, clear, and is dewy and bright. I am thrilled by this product. Finally, when I received my order I was pleasantly surprised by the handwritten note on the invoice. Great touch. New Tatcha Fan!
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calms my skin without being sticky or greasy I have rosacea on my checks and in the winter it can get painful, especially when I run. This cream softens and soothes my skin without making my face feel sticky or greasy. It has been a life-saver for me this winter (thanks Polar Vortex!) and my only complaint is that it is often out of stock. I need my indigo cream!
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I am 27 and I have very dry skin and often times get eczema on my face and body. I purchased this about two weeks ago and my face is improving! I still have insanely dry skin. I find it to be extremely frustrating because I’m also using the oil, rice polish, essence and the silk cream. I might need to use more than suggested? I’m not sure. I still really like this cream though. It’s not as wonderfully smelling as the silk cream, but that’s not a deal breaker for me. I LOVE that it’s in a jar so I can see that gorgeous color. It’s presentation is gorgeous. I can see a big difference in how my face skin is looking though. It’s so much firmer and more evenly toned. I know I’m young, but the difference is fairly astounding. I didn’t think signs of aging, skin damage or sun damage could be... Reversed? Despite the pretty penny this product costs I do recommend it.
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not soothing I used this cream every evening for a few months, mainly to make sure I wasn't completely wasting my money on this purchase. I did not find this product soothing at all, if anything my skin was mildly irritated by it and this was more obvious when I stopped using it for a few days and went back to it. I would not recommend this product. I will personally be going back to my other cream that is truly calming.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have very pale skin and I suffer from rosácea on my cheeks and next to my nose. This cream has really helped improve my skin. I highly recommend it !
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Moisturizer I have tried so many different moisturizers over the years and for some reason all of them seem to cause breakouts on my skin. I'm in my 30s now and understand the importance of keeping your skin hydrated as you get older but I was simply skipping this step to avoid breakouts. I tried this indigo soothing recovery cream and no breakouts at all!! I don't have particularly sensitive skin but this moisturizer works for so well for me. The only thing I'd mention to people interested in purchasing is that it does have a slightly tacky feeling after you apply. However, the feeling goes away and honestly is a good reminder that the product is really creating a protective, hydrating barrier on my skin. (the point of a moisturizer anyways!)
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not moisturizing enough for combo skin I could never use this alone. Even in the hotter months here in Texas. I always had to layer a heavier moisturizer on top and for this price, and considering I don't even have dry skin, that's just unacceptable. Didn't even do much to soothe my irritated skin from the enzyme cleansing powers.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticeable Reduction in Redness! I have had extremely pale, sensitive, reactive skin for the past several years. It started when I was about 20. I was misdiagnosed twice. I was prescribed products that absolutely destroyed my skin causing welts, hives, chemical burns and overwhelming dryness and pain. Finally I was properly diagnosed with rosacea just about a year ago. It was difficult (and expensive) trying to find out what would work for me. I stumbled across this brand desperate and at my wits end. I first tried the indigo facial powder wash. I expected my face to burn and itch afterwards like all the other (even the most gentle) washes would cause but I was pleasantly surprised when I felt absolutely soothed after I washed my face. I then tried the Indigo Triple Recovery Cream and my jaw nearly hit the floor when the next morning I was able to see a very noticeable reduction in the redness I thought was the permanent color of my face. It may seem so corny by saying that these products have changed my life but they did! I can hardly believe that the skin I touch is my own. I never thought that such a transformation could occur. So from the bottom of my heart I just wanted to say thank you and please please continue to make such wonderful products.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love everything about this product! BUT....... So I love this product it's amazing! My only con about the product isn't about the product at all it's about the packaging. Don't get me wrong the packaging itself is beautiful I just wish it came with some sort of little spoon like the other moisturizers. I'm a little bit of a sanitary freak when it comes to double dipping in products you put on your face, maybe because I'm in the industry. Please consider adding some sort of spatula or spoon to scoop out the product then it will be perfect all the way around.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It’s a pricey miracle in a jar. To me it was worth I’ve been suffering from perioral dermatitis and have tried endless products. I started using the indigo cream and I noticed and felt the difference overnight! Needless to i was very pleased with the results. It is a pricey product but seems worth it!
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable! I honestly have always had very good skin. I grew up in a beach town (Santa Cruz) and never had an issue with moisture. People would comment on how flawless my face skin was all the time, my entire life. I have rosacea and the most sensitive skin. I've always struggled with it, but this year (my fifth winter living in Colorado) it just became unbearable and my skin was NOT HAPPY. I have been on a mission this year to figure out how to manage my inflammation. It was always the worst after I showered and washed my face. I hunted and researched and tried to stay as organic and natural as possible. I wanted to heal it "naturally". After sooooo many trials and mostly errors... you have literally SAVED my sanity and my skin. Unbelievable. Thank you thank you thank you!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gives me breakouts This cream is heavy and gives me breakouts after first several applies. My skin type is sensitive/normal and doesn’t break out easily. So I am surprised that it doesn’t work.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best moisturizer ever This stuff is amazing. My skin can be irritated and birning but as soon as I put it on my face is calm and cool again. It soaks in and leaves my skin dewy soft.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GAME CHANGER! I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE!! This cream is unlike anything that I have ever used before. My skin is really odd in that it is super oily and also sensitive. It's easy to understand why I have SUCH a hard time finding daily moisturizers, but this has changed my life! It doesn't leave my skin glistening during the day, and I haven't experienced a single breakout or problem since I started using it. FINALLY I get to experience the benefits of a daily lotion without having to worry about my skin going haywire.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it (wish it came in a full-size tube) This is my favorite moisturizer. I just wish it cam in a tube since I find jars to be a hassle and not as clean.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cools and Calms the Irritation After seeing Vicky present this new cream on QVC, I knew I'd have to give it a go as I've loved all the Indigo products. I have mature, dry, sensitive skin with well-controlled mild rosacea. Even though this is not a rosacea product per se, I have found it to be incredibly soothing. It relieves the warm stinging sensation my cheeks sometimes experience and calms the irritation and redness better than any other product I've tried--including those that claim to be specifically for redness/rosacea. I've been using the cream as a facial moisturizer morning and night and have noticed steady improvement. And, like the body butter and hand cream, the blue color fades completely away as you gently massage it in. Thank you Vicky and all of Team Tatcha for bringing us this excellent facial cream.
Date published: 2015-06-15
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Hello... a woman at my local Sephora suggested that this cream would be more hydrating than the silk cream. Do you agree? Keep in my mind I have combo (but more dry skin).

Asked by: Jlovely
Thank you for your question! The Indigo Cream is for skin that is prone to irritation, redness and inflammation, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis. This formula was designed to work on all skin types that also have the aforementioned sensitivities. It is fragrance-free, and rich in indigo extract, colloidal oatmeal and sophora japonica extract, which calm, comfort, and restore skin's natural resiliency. The Silk Cream is a unique gel/cream hybrid texture that feels lightweight, but packs a big punch of hydration. It contains a liquid silk and pearl protein, which parallel the amino acid structure of youthful skin, forming a veil of moisture that balances and smooths. If your main concern is to balance and hydrate combination skin that leans dry, we would suggest this formula for the best results. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-10-03

What does the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance mean?

Asked by: TATCHA
The NEA is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education. The Seal of Acceptance program is part of the NEA’s education mission to increase understanding of products and ingredients that are suitable for people with eczema and other severe sensitive skin conditions. The NEA provided its seal of acceptance to The Indigo cream, confirming it does not contain ingredients known to irritate sensitive or eczematic skin.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-05

Does this cream have any sort of fragrance?

Asked by: AA .
Great question! This treasure is formulated to be fragrance-free.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

Can this be used under makeup? I have oily skin.

Asked by: Lizzy
Hi Lizzy! All the moisturizers in our collection can be used under makeup. For oily skin, we recommend our Pore Perfecting Water Gel or Water Cream. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-05-29

Can I put makeup on top of it?

Asked by: TATCHA
Yes, we recommend allowing the cream to absorb into the skin first, and then apply makeup.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

I noticed all the moisturizers contain hyaluronic acid in them, including this one for sensitive skin. I have dry sensitive skin and live in a dry climate, will the HA actually pull moisture from my skin? 

Asked by: FioPio
Thank you for your question! Hyaluronic acid combined with other moisturizing ingredients in this formula will help your skin hold on to hydration as opposed to the opposite. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-05-07

How often can I use this?

Asked by: TATCHA
For sensitive or irritated skin, use twice a day, in the morning and evening after cleansing. It may also be used as a night cream to soothe and hydrate all skin types.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

Is this moisturizer good for combination and acne prone skin?

Asked by: Morganne
Thank you for your question! The Indigo Cream is ideal for all skin types that also wish to address redness and inflammation, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, or eczema. If you do not have any of these concerns, The Water Cream will be a better fit to help balance hydration and keep breakouts at bay. We hope this helps! If you have any other questions at all, feel free to reach out to our experts at the link below.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-03-13
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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.