The Water Cream





The Water Cream

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:  50 ml | 1.7 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

Step 3.
The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

Step 4.
The Water Cream

The Water Cream is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 73.
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 Holy Grail product I bought a travel size of this to try and was very surprised. I have combo/oily t zone ,rosacea, and still have acne breakouts at 48! So, I was looking for a moisturizer that wouldn't make me breakout. I tried it cosmetics, since they are dermatological tested for sensitive skin but their cream made me breakout. This did not, it is very light ,gel like texture that melted into my skin on contact. It feels cool, and sunk into my skin,instead of laying on the surface like a lot of other moisturizers do. Which was wonderful it feels really good ,and isn't greasy or oily. A very elegant product,for lack of a better description! It gives me just enough hydration. ****
Date published: 2018-08-15
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 I love it I have tried the other face creams Tatcha has to offer and they are all beautifully unique in their own ways but out of all of them, the Ageless Enrichment Renewal Cream and The Water Cream are my absolute favorites. The Ageless is perfect for night and the Water Cream I find is absolutely beautiful as a day cream. Yet again, I’m totally taken away by this cream. It feels weightless which that is what I need because my combination skin can feel heavy with most face creams. And as with all of TATCHA’S products, you barely need any so it lasts so much longer and so nourishing for skin. Forever my go to because I’m never going back to normal brands. Thank you again TATCHA!
Date published: 2018-06-28
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 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 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
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
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Is it safe to keep this cream in the fridge?

Asked by: Laurlaur
Thank you for your question! The Water Cream may be stored in the fridge if you like, but it is not necessary. Just keep this treasure away from direct light and heat and it will be good for 2-3 years unopened and about 6 months once open. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-09-03

Does this moisturizer have anti-aging properties?

Asked by: TATCHA
Yes, the Water Cream features our signature anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex of Green Tea, Rice and Alge, combined for their abilities to soften, smooth and restore youthful radiance.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-31

What is the difference between The Water Cream and The Silk Cream?

Asked by: TATCHA
The Silk Cream is our classic gel-cream, rich in nourishing Silk extracts to offer anti-aging, weightless hydration for normal to dry skin. The Water Cream is a water-splash formula designed for normal to oily skin that balances the complexion and refines pores. Both feature our signature, anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-31

How does this compare with the Silk Cream, i.e. what benefits from either? I have the cleansing oil and rice exfoliant and am trying to decide which step 3 in the ritual to use. Thanks.

Asked by: Violinistgrl
Thank you for your question! Our Silk Cream is ideal for Normal to Dry Skin. It is a gel/cream hybrid that feels lightweight, but provides ample hydration. Silk and pearl extracts mimic the amino acid composition of healthy, youthful skin adding to the appearance of smoothness and glow. The Water Cream is ideal for Normal to Oily and acne prone skin. It is oil-free, and bursts upon application releasing Japanese botanicals to help balance oil production, minimize the appearance of pores, and keep breakouts at bay. 23K gold adds radiance without adding shimmer. We hope this helps highlight some of the differences in these two treasures!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-11-16

Will this item make me break out?

Asked by: TATCHA
The Water Cream is tested to be non-comedogenic (meaning it will not clog pores or cause breakouts). This moisturizer features ingredients known to balance the complexion and improve the appearance of acne.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-31

Can Water Cream be used around the eye area?

Asked by: TLargo
Thank you for your question! The Water Cream is not tested for use in the eye area, therefore we suggest stopping application at the orbital bone. For treatment of your immediate eye area, we make a few treatments to choose from which can be viewed at the link below. If you need assistance choosing the best for your concerns, feel free to reach out to and our experts will be delighted to assist. (
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-09-25

What is the ph of the water cream?

Asked by: kali
Thank you for your question! All moisturizers within our line have a pH that is neutral to slightly acidic, like that of skin. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-11-27

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: 2018-07-30
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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.