The Water Gel




The Water Gel

An ultralight gel moisturizer designed for oily skin that balances, clarifies and refines skin with timeless Japanese botanicals.


Size:  50 ml | 1.7 fl. oz.

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Why It Works

This unique gel absorbs quickly for oil-balancing hydration and a petal-fresh finish that lasts all day. The formula features Japanese Wild Rose to visibly tighten pores and smooth skin texture. It also contains Japanese Dokudam, known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, to help calm and clarify active skin.

Hadasei-3™, an anti-aging trio of Japanese superfoods—green tea, rice & algae—restores healthy-looking, youthful radiance. A hint of 23-karat gold dust gives skin an instant shine-free glow.


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

How To Use

Suggested Usage

Massage one to two pumps of the Water Gel over face, neck and décolletage in upward strokes. Use daily, morning and night.

Suggested Ritual

Step 1.
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Step 3.
The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

Step 4.
The Water Gel

The Water Gel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for warmer, humid climates Since I began using the entire line of Tatcha products, my skin is clear, bright and balanced. As the seasons change, it becomes necessary to alter my regimen a bit. I find that during the warmer months I don't need as much moisture for my skin. The Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer is going to be an excellent addition to my skin care routine this spring and summer in the hot, humid Georgia weather. It provides the perfect amount of moisture without feeling heavy or sticky. It also gives my skin a beautiful glow....which is always wonderful! Thank you TATCHA for another skincare masterpiece!
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection I have so many Tatcha products, my bathroom counter looks like an outlet. I ordered this as soon as it became available, and I am not sorry. I love everything about this moisturizer. It is so lightweight and melts into my skin instantly. It leaves my skin so soft and makes my makeup just glide over my skin. I've been using it for a few weeks now and I have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. Just last night a girlfriend told me my face looks wonderful. I'm turning 59 in a couple of months and when people find out, they're shocked and would have guessed mid 40s, max. I use this moisturizer in the morning after the Polish. Totally recommend this and all of Tatcha's products, for that matter.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superstar -Exactly what I have been searching for... I'm falling more in love with this everyday. It is a drink of water for the skin, I mean - it really gets into the skin. It doesn't sit on top, even though it has an invisible, almost primer like effect. I swear that I wore no makeup for 4 days (without cleansing) with just this on my face and I didn't even break out? (I was under the weather) it didn't clog my pores. Makeup, BB, CC cream all work great with this, and I look lit from within while wearing this alone. Beautiful on the overlooked decollete area too. No fragrance is a real plus. The finely milled, real Gold, gives you a truly hydrated soft glow. It has some sort of protective, invisible, undetectable layer too. Not just for oily skin either even though it works wonders when mine turns more oily this time of year. Absolutely a superstar!!!
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally love my skin Finally! A moisturizer that doesn't overwhelm my skin. As someone with oily skin, I have my share of skin woes: breakouts, shine, a constant need to blot and powder. I'm wary about trying new products for fear they'll break me out. When I tried a sample of this pore-perfecting water gel moisturizer, I was so impressed by how light it is. It dries down immediately, meaning I can wear makeup without waiting at all. A lot of the time, I'm powdering so much that my face can look flat and 2D. But with this moisturizer I look glowy without the shine or greasy feeling. I also don't find myself needing to re-powder as often, which really cuts down on the cake-face. This is the skin I've always wanted. Thank you, Tatcha for making a product that has tamed my oily skin!
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for oily skin I am a new customer to Tatcha and this product is wonderful. It makes my skin feel tighter and helps to reduce the appearance of pores. My skin tends to feel really oily around mid-day, but this has definitely helped a lot! Lightweight and non-greasy; I will buy again!
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight moisturizing I'm from a tropical humid country and have slightly dry combination skin. I'm also in my late twenties and dislike slapping on too much things on my face. When I first tried Tatcha using the discovery kit, I felt that the moisturizer was a bit too intense for my liking. The pot sat on my table top awaiting only cold country travels. I have since passed it to my mom who has drier skin and appreciates it more than me. This bottle replaced that moisturizer and I layer it on after the brightener or hydration serum. Suits me to a tee and i definitely recommend it if your needs are like mine :)
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good find! My work has me traveling 70-80% of my time, and also has my skin acting crazy. I used to have steady, normal to slightly combo skin, but since I started flying all the time it has become increasingly oily and I have begun to break out which is completely unacceptable. I started using this after seeing it at my local Sephora and received a sample. I loved the texture and ordered the full bottle and have not looked back. It is incredibly lightweight and it keeps me moisturized but I feel nothing on the surface of my skin after a few seconds. I have also noticed that it has calmed my acne down significantly. I still get one pimple here and there once in a while, but it is much better! I would recommend this to anyone who hates the "feeling" of moisturizers on their face.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sticky and unimpressive. Love the concept of water gel moisturizer...but not the actual product. This left my face sticky and tacky for way longer than I was comfortable with despite using oh-so-little (and trying multiple times). Outside of the stickiness/tacky-feeling, it was just ho-hum as a moisturizer and skin lighter upper/gleam..nothing remarkable or special, nothing at all to pay top dollar for. This was my first experience with Tatcha, and despite it, I will still continue to sample and try some of their other products; the brand intrigues me. Customer service was pleasant and helpful.
Date published: 2016-08-25
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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.