Deep Rice Enzyme Powder - for Oily Skin | How To Use

Deep Rice Enzyme Powder

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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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    “Eastern Promise: Ancient beauty secrets of the geisha”

    "What would you do if you heard about a 200-year-old book from Japan, the oldest of its kind, said to contain never-before-seen details of the heavily guarded beauty rituals of the geisha?"

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    “Exfoliating Powder from TATCHA”

    "TATCHA's Rice Enzyme Powder works like magic to make my skin clean and smooth."

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    The Cut

    “The most-gentle scrubs for radiant skin”

    "Tatcha's Deep Rice Enzyme Powder employs the help of rice bran, green tea and algae to clear blocked pores."

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    “Smooth Operator”

    "Innovative in more ways than one, just sprinkle this cutting-edge wonder into wet hands and watch as it transforms from a feather-weight powder to a cream cleanser right before your eyes. Made from a gentle blend of enzyme-filled rice bran and papaya extract, our latest TATCHA love leaves us looking enviably smooth. Give yourself one silky-soft polish and we know you'll be sold on the gorgeous results!"

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    “Rice Enzyme Powders”

    "Instantly reveal smooth skin."

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    “Beauty Wars: East Coast vs. West Coast”

    "Gently slough away dead skin with [TATCHA's] rice enzyme powder in three textures."

How do I use this product?
Begin with wet hands and a wet face. Pour about half a teaspoon into hands, add water and rub hands together to create a creamy foam. Massage gently onto a wet face in circular motions for 10-20 seconds, avoiding eyes. Rinse and revel in your soft, smooth skin.

What step in my skin care ritual is the Rice Enzyme 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 a Tatcha 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 exfoliating the skin at the same time.

Why is it in powder form?
The formula is 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 drier skin, Classic for normal/combination skin, Deep for more oily skin and Soothing for sensitive 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™ Complex?
At the heart of all Tatcha skincare essentials is our own proprietary complex of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae, and Rice Bran extracts, combined for their anti-aging properties to keep skin looking supple, smooth, and luminous.

Can I use this with Clarisonic?
You should not need to use our Rice Enzyme Powders with the Clarisonic, as the two products serve the same purpose as exfoliants.  For additional exfoliating benefits, we recommend incorporating the Polished Facial Brush by Kashoen 1883 into your ritual, or pairing our Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil with your Clarisonic.

Does each powder contain the same active ingredients?
All four powders are formulated with our proprietary HADASEI-3™ Complex . In addition, the Gentle powder contains Licorice Root extract to help nourish dry skin, the Classic powder, formulated for combination skin, contains conditioning Pearl extract, the Deep powder contains Dokudami extract, a Japanese botanical long prized for its ability to calm acne and balance the complexion and the Soothing contains Colloidal Oatmeal and natural Japanese Indigo extract to help calm easily irritated skin.  

Can I use this product around my eyes?
We do not recommend using the Enzyme Powders around your eyes.

  • Simply the best

    I love how this cleanses my skin while gently exfoliating. It truly leaves my skin so clean. It helps to control the oils on my face and reduces the frequency of my blackheads.
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  • In love

    Im beyond in love with this stuff, im addicted to washing my face! My skin instantly turns into butter and faded a pimple in a day! Tatcha has amazing customer service- the product was boxed beautifully and shipping from California to Canada only took one day! Extremely impressed, and finally found my holy grail skin care. Thank you Tatcha!!
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  • Tatcha Lover

    I have been a Tatcha lover since they came out on QVC. I have used 3 different formulas of the rice enzyme powder. I LOVE the deep formula - it is extra exfoliation that I need! Thank you Vicky Tsai!
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  • Helped my under arms

    I was surprised when I received the email from Tatcha explaining that this helps remove the underarm sag so I decided to try it. I noticed my arms don't wiggle when I point like they did and they are improving so I'm going to keep on keeping it on until it's completely gone and tight again which doesn't look like it will take long. Love the way it turns from a powder to a foam as a cleanser.
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  • Holy Grail

    This is my favorite skincare product, hands-down, and the thing that's made the most difference in my skin texture. I have combination skin that's highly clog-prone with noticeable sebaceous filaments on my nose - makeup tends to sit on top of it and highlight any bumpiness. Since I started using this powder 2 months ago though, these issues have largely been mitigated. Skintone is much, much more even and I no longer have those hundreds of tiny bumps that make my foundation look terrible under bright light. I regularly go out barefaced now because my skin finally looks good without makeup.

    How I use: I apply this once every night after removing any makeup/residual oil with a basic cleanser. I exfoliate each area of my face for about 20 seconds, concentrating on my cheeks and nose (where I'm most clog-prone). I then let the product sit for about another minute for maximum exfoliation. I know the instructions advise you to leave the product on for 25 seconds, but I've found my skin is much softer when I let the product sit longer - you will have to build up to this because this method may be too harsh initially.

    When I rinse my face my skin feels very smooth but not stripped - there's no residue left, and no noticeable dryness (even without moisturizer, which I don't use). One huge bonus I've noticed is that the sebaceous filaments on my nose get purged - I just use my towel to wipe them away. I've noticed best results when I use the powder before applying "actives" (vitamin C serum combines beautifully with this) or a sheet mask.

    So, so happy to have found this. Prior to this powder I used a Clarisonic because my extremely reactive skin doesn't tolerate much - especially chemical exfoliants like AHAs/BHAs and retinoids. The Clarisonic was okay, but never exfoliated very deeply and the brush was a pain to keep clean nightly. Tatcha's exfoliant is quicker and easier so I never skip this at night.

    This stuff seems expensive but I've gone through half my container in 2 months (and I apply a generous amount each time, probably more than I really need). I expect one tub to last at least 4 months, so it's a good bargain overall. Another bonus - Tatcha's customer service is impeccable. I ordered the deep powder along with the classic rice powder during the friends & family sale and decided I wanted to exchange the classic for another container of the deep version *past* my return window. A lovely sales rep let me do this at no charge so I could retain my original discount. Couldn't ask for more!
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