The Water CreamTravel





The Water CreamTravel

This oil-free, anti-aging water cream releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals and optimal hydration for pure, poreless skin.


Size:  10 ml | 0.34 fl. oz.

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Why It Works

  • Provides nutrient-rich, balanced hydration: Unique water-burst cream breaks upon application to deeply deliver treatment benefits, hydrating without leaving skin sticky or greasy.
  • Clarifies and refines skin with pure, powerful Japanese botanicals:
    • Japanese Wild Rose visibly tightens pores and smoothes skin texture.
    • Japanese Leopard Lily helps control excess oil and clarify skin by encouraging natural skin turnover.
  • Delivers anti-aging Japanese superfoods:
    • Hadasei-3™, an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice & algae, restores healthy-looking, youthful radiance.
    • Imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.


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 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

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

Suggested Ritual

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The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

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The Water Cream Travel

The Water Cream is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Desert Island Product Having been on a twenty year search for a moisturizer that will work for my combination, sensitive, and picky skin I can finally say "I found it!". The Water Cream is light but rich; creamy but gel-like; soothing but powerful; in other words, it's everything I hoped it would be. All of Tatcha's products are wonderful but I found the Silk Cream just a little heavy for my skin and the humid climate in which I live. In a month of use, I can see the visible tightening of pores and a reduction in my fine lines, not to mention that my skin tone has evened out and calmed down. My search is over. Tatcha's Water Cream has answered all my moisturizing needs.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST LOTION / PRIMER EVER! I bought this at Sephora because when I felt it I knew it would be a great primer for my drier foundations. But when I got this home and used it as lotion I was SHOCKED that my skin felt so smooth the next morning.. For it to be so smooth is crazy. 3 months later I ran out and Sephora's website didn't have it and Barneys was on pre-order. I finally realized I could order it from here. I got it shipped free and it arrived in TWO DAYS, 3 free samples, and no taxes? Then when it came I got an actual HANDWRITTEN note! I love great customer service and Tatcha def does that and beyond!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing As someone who has very sensitive/acne-prone oily skin, this product works wonders! It is very hard to find a moisturizer that does not clog my pores or cause me to become more oily throughout the day, which in turn leads to breakouts. This moisturizer has helped reduce my oil production and keep my skin very clear and smooth. The difference I have noticed with my skin's texture is amazing. I can't rave enough about this product. Granted, it costs more than most of us would like to spend, but if you feel your skin is an investment worth making like me, then it is definitely worth it!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect moisturizer realized I have worked in beauty for about 20 years. I have never come across a moisturizer that works so well, feels so good, and is priced so affordably. They could easily charge twice this amount and I would pay it. It feels very cool and comforting as you massage it on. Then, within seconds, it is absorbs with no stickiness left. I only use the amount the little gold spatula takes out and it is the perfect amount. My skin is consistently glowing and the occasional blemish hardly ever happens now. I also find less need to blot my skin during the day. I hope Tatcha never stops making this cream.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Oily-skin savior! Tatcha has never disappointed me with any of their products and The Water Cream is no different! It's so difficult to describe the feeling of applying this moisturizer. When you pick it up on the elegant spoon, it feels like a super emollient cream. But as you apply it, it turns to air, water, something that feels so light and refreshing. You simply have to try it to understand. My oily skin was balanced all day long and when I got home from work at night it still felt soft and plump. The Water Cream is another Tatcha miracle!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my post-menopausal acne prone skin I have been searching for the perfect anti-aging moisturizer for my ever changing post menopausal skin which is actually somewhat dry but prone to acne breakouts which I have never had before. My skin drinks in the Water Cream, which seems to plump the skin. My pores are growing increasingly less visible with continued use. I find that it works well as a serum because of the fact that it completely absorbs into my skin. I also use the Tatcha cleansing oil and rice enzyme powder as my cleansing ritual. LOVE LOVE LOVE Tatcha!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In LOVE This is an incredible moisturizer! I have been using Tatcha products for about 4 months now. I started with a kit of travel size. I am in love. I am 53 years old and my skin is amazing. I get so many compliments on my skin since using the cleansing oil, the rice powder cleanser, the essence, and the water cream. I just ordered the oil. I have both lipsticks. I can honestly say I will never put another product on my skin ... Oh and I must not forget the incredible beautiful Violet c mask, also just started the indigo recovery cream. Amazing!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Another mediocre product in expensive packaging. I am one with sensitive skin, but this product did not cause my skin to break out. It is fine as a light moisturizer, but beyond that it does *nothing* that the manufacturer claims that it does. I have enlarged pores on my cheeks. Using the Tatcha Water Cream religiously certainly did not help alleviate any of that. Just to be sure before being conclusive about the ineffectiveness of this cream, I went through 2 bottles.The hefty price-tag is for a mediocre product in fashionable packaging. You are pretty much paying a fortune for the fancy bottle, and not for the product. What helped my enlarged pores is a periodic, light microdermabrasion, not this product.
Date published: 2018-02-17
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What kind if alchocol does this product comtain? And how much alcohol

Asked by: Hannah1234
Hi Hannah! We have alcohol in very low concentrations in our formulas so you never need to worry with Tatcha. The Deep Cleanse contains about 1% Ethyl alcohol, less than the concentration you would find in very ripe fruit. Ethyl alcohol is derived from grain and we use it as a dispersion and preservative system in the formula as an alternative to other harmful ingredients like parabens. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-05-28

Hello! Is this product gluten free? 

Asked by: Clay
The Water Cream is not officially considered to be gluten-free, but it does not contain any ingredients derived from wheat or gluten. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-06-15

What is the difference between the water cream and water jell ? Which one is most recommended for oily skin ?

Asked by: Jackie00
The Water Cream provides the perfect amount of hydration to balance normal to oily skin in a special water-based emulsion. The Water Gel is a gel moisturizer and our lightest texture for oily skin. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-06-13

Do you have research that supports your claim about this cream reducing the pores appearance?

Asked by: Gardenia
Hello Gardenia! Thank you for your great question! We develop all of our formulas in-house at Tatcha Institute in Japan with a focus on gentle strength. We also test our actives at different concentrations as both raw materials and in the final formulas for efficacy. In an independent consumer use study on The Water Cream, a majority of subjects also agreed that their pores looked smaller. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-06-01

What is the SPF for the water cream?

Asked by: Gxiong
Hi Gxiong! The Water Cream is not formulated with SPF. Please consider applying our Pore Perfecting Sunscreen as the last step in your skincare ritual for sun protection. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-05-23
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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.