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When brewing their fabled drink, sake masters, or Toji, constantly immerse their hands in rice bran, only to have them emerge fresh, pure, cherubic. Geisha noticed this phenomenon and rely on rice bran even today to polish their skin to a luster.
The secret? Japanese Rice Bran (Komenuka), prized for its skin soothing and smoothing enzymes and gamma oryzonal, a potent anti-oxidant against UV-induced oxidative damage.
This same Komenuka is at the heart of all TATCHA POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powders.
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How do I use this product?
Begin with very wet hands. Dispense about a half-teaspoon and rub to create a creamy paste. Massage onto face for up to 1 minute avoiding eye area. We recommend beginning with 10-15 seconds before working up to a minute. Rinse and revel in your soft, smooth skin.
What step in my skin care ritual is the Polishing Powder?
Use of the polishing powder is the 2nd step in your TATCHA ritual. For best results, use after removing makeup with the Camellia Cleansing Oil, then followed with the Deep Brightening serum and a Tatcha moisturizer.
When should I use this product?
The enzyme powders are gentle enough for everyday use (or even twice daily use morning and night).
Can I use this as a cleanser?
Yes, if you are not wearing makeup or if you’ve already removed makeup, this product can act as a 2-in-1 cleanser, both cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin at the same time.
Why is it in powder form?
The formula is actually water-activated so it’s important to keep it in a dry form before use. Upon pouring the powder into wet hands and adding water, it turns into a creamy lather that can be massaged into the face with highly efficacious cleansing, exfoliating and conditioning results.
Is it okay to exfoliate everyday?
Unlike conventional Western exfoliants, which are often too harsh and stripping for everyday use, TATCHA’s Rice Enzyme Powders are specifically formulated to be used everyday and won’t strip the skin. This is one of the key differences in the approach of traditional Japanese skincare and Western skincare regimens.
Which Rice Enzyme Powder should I use? Can I mix and match?
Generally, the Gentle version is best for people with more sensitive and/or drier skin, Classic for normal/combination skin and Deep for more active skin. However, your skin needs can be different each day and from morning to night and using different versions can be beneficial at different times for the same person.
What is HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex?
At the heart of all TATCHA skincare essentials is a proprietary anti-aging complex of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae and Japanese Rice Bran extracts. Together, these time-tested extracts work to keep skin looking pure, polished, luminous and supple.
Can I use this with Clarisonic?
Use of the Enzyme Powder satisfies all of your skin’s exfoliation needs. You should not need to use any additional exfoliating tools or products with our Polishing Powders.
Does each powder contain the same active ingredients?
All three powders are formulated with our proprietary HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex . In addition, the Gentle powder contains licorice extract to help soothe sensitive skin, the Classic powder, formulated for combination skin, contains conditioning pearl extract, and the deep powder contains dokudami, an anti-acne, anti-inflammatory extract to help with active skin.
Can I use this product around my eyes?
We do not recommend using the Enzyme Powders around your eyes.
New favorite skin care product!I ordered another product and received a 2 week sample of the rice enzyme at the same time. I have since reordered and will continue to do so. This is now a must have for me. My skin has NEVER felt and looked better. You have to follow directions. If you over use, it will make you red. Otherwise, it is amazing!Read More
Gentle and effectiveI am 48 years old, and have been exfoliating my skin consistently for years. I started using Clarisonic a couple of years ago, and just never really was 100% impressed with it. Add that to growing sensitivity, and I just couldn't find the right 'fit' for my skin. Enter Tatcha. I use the Camellia Oil and the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder every day, and my skin hasn't looked this good in years. Exfoliation with this product is gentle and effective - not the least bit abrasive, but wow, does it work. My skin is soft and radiant, and just feels good…. like its happy and healthy. No looking back, this is my happy face happy place!Read More
Reddness After, Could Be Wrong TypeI tried the sample size which I made last for 3 days. Each time I was left with a red, almost scratchy skin. I think I needed the sensitive or gentle powder instead. The texture of the rice powder when added with water was soothing though, it foams and has a very nice consistency. I hope to try one of the other two and see how it goes.Read More