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Customer Reviews

  • A simply beautiful product

    I held off on purchasing this product for nearly a year because I just couldn't justify spending almost $100 on 'skin water'. After finally taking the plunge I can only say I'm sorry I didn't purchase sooner! This is a simply beautiful product that delivers unrivalled results. I've always struggled with that 'tight' feeling after cleansing, and this (paired with the Camellia Cleansing Oil) has rectified that issue completely. This product has the look and feel of water. It's nearly odorless, clear, and absorbs quickly. My skin feels instantly hydrated. After a week or so I noticed my skin becoming much softer, thanks to the naturally occuring Lactic Acid. My tone evened out. I noticed my other products were absorbing more efficiently and I needed to use less. The Camellia Cleansing Oil, Rice Enzyme Polishing Cleanser, and The Essence all work together perfectly and have made an outstanding difference for me personally. I've even been getting compliments on my skin for the first time since I was in my 20's. I almost feel as if I'm aging in reverse. I recommend highly and have converted to this even after using many other high profile lines. Thank you Tatcha!
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  • Love The Essence!

    I'm slowly but surely converting completely to all Tatcha skincare. Why? Because it all works so well together and it is giving my skin everything it needs. The Essence is no different. I have always used a toner, and couldn't imagine not using one. Then I tried this and was blown away. I get it now. Don't rub cotton all over your face likes it's 1995. The Essence feels like I am literally giving my skin a drink of vitamin water. My complexion looks healthier, smoother, and more even. I recommend this and all Tatcha products to my friends and family.
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  • Only Tatcha Product I Don't Like

    I am a RABID Tatcha fan girl. But this product is useless. I use Polished, Pure, Silk (winter) and Water Cream (summer), and Luminous serum. This was a gift . I will not be buying any when it runs out. It isn't bad, nothing damaging of course. Just useless.
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  • The Essence WORKS!

    This product - the concept of it and value of adding it to my skincare regimen - was new to me. I was skeptical but read great reviews, so I bought it. I’m psyched to say, IT REALLY WORKS, PEOPLE! I don’t know how, but it really does. It helps your other products absorb better and work better. I end up using less of my other products after I use The Essence. If I skip The Essence, I have to pile on more serum and moisturizer and eye cream to feel the same level of hydration and plumpness. The full size bottle is BIG and lasts a long time! It is odorless, I can’t detect a scent. I use it on my neck as well. Now that I tried it I can’t imagine not having it! It took maybe 3 weeks to see a difference, but you can feel the difference immediately in how the rest of your products go on. Final comment- if you ever buy any of those Korean or Japanese sheet masks and the instructions say to clean face and apply toner (“optional”) before using the mask, I’m almost certain what they mean by toner is actually The Essence! Try it, I use it before my masks now!
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  • Must-Have

    I love this and wouldn’t dream of going without it. It is perfect for preparing my skin for moisturizer. I even like it alone sometimes too. It does not break me out or irritate my very sensitive skin.
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