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In the West, geisha are known for their intricate stage makeup. In the East however, she is known for the "mochi hada" or "baby skin" beneath her performance makeup. Her rituals are deceptively and brilliantly simple though.
The foundation of her classic beauty ritual is brilliantly effective and deceptively simple — a trio of powerful anti-oxidants, each fulfilling a key role in her regimen:
Green Tea — the healing protector
Rice Bran — the nourishing exfoliant
Okinawa Red Algae — the replenishing moisturizer
These anti-oxidant rich ingredients are at the heart of a diet credited with the extraordinary longevity of the Japanese people.
“TATCHA Skincare Launches”
"We’ve been singing the praises of Tatcha blotting papers since we first swiped one across our oily forehead in 2009. But founder Victoria Tsai proves her company is no one-hit wonder with the release of a full skin care line based on authentic Japanese beauty rituals. ...All sure to be chart toppers."
San Francisco Chronicle
“Beauty Secrets of the Geisha”
"Our entire team tried TATCHA and just fell in love with the textures and fragrances, as well as the way our skin felt and looked after using the products."
“Give the Gift of Gorgeous Skin”
The TATCHA Ritual Kiri Gift Box packs all of the skin-care essentials into a precious wooden Japanese keepsake box, custom-made by an artisan shop in Tokyo.
What is the ritual?
TATCHA's skincare collection is a recreation of the classic beauty essentials used for centuries by geisha, famed for their pure, polished, radiant and supple skin.
How many steps are in the ritual?
TATCHA's skincare ritual has 4 effortless steps:
1. Purifying — melt away impurities + even waterproof makeup in just one easy step
2. Polishing — reveal skin's natural pearly luster with an enzyme exfoliant
3. Brighten — boost the skin's natural radiance by diminishing the look of age spots
4. Nourishing — bring the youthful suppleness of skin back by repleneshing vital nutrients and moisture
How do I use this ritual?
Step 1: PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Step 2: POLISHED or INDIGO Rice Enzyme Powder
Step 3: RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum
Step 4: SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream
How long does the ritual take?
TATCHA's skincare philosophy is one of simplicity and effortlessness. The entire ritual can be completed in 3 minutes.
Will this work for me if I am not Asian?
Yes, the benefits of this skincare collection can be enjoyed by all ethnicities because the formulas work to return skin to its original state of balance, the beautiful skin that we were all born with.
How long will it take to see results?
When used as a ritual daily, morning and night, results can be seen as quickly as 2 weeks. For optimal results, continue for at least 8 weeks.
What is the core ingredient in the collection?
At the heart of all TATCHA skincare essentials is our HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex, a trio of time-tested extracts of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae and Japanese Rice Bran. Extremely rich in Epigallocatechin, Beterhelin and Inositol, these potent extracts work together to nourish and boost the skin's barrier function inside and out. The result is beauty in balance — skin that is pure, polished, radiant and supple.
I have sensitive skin. Can I use these products?
All of TATCHA's skincare essentials are dermatologist tested, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. We formulate without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA and phthalates.
At Last - Skincare for Sensitive SkinI've been using the Tatcha Ritual now for 9 months and my sensitive, dry skin has been transformed in ways I didn't think possible. I no longer have dryness, redness and irritation nor dehydrated skin at the end of the day. With just a few products, my skin is finally under control. For those who are making the journey from once-oily skin to drier skin because of the approach of menopause, this is a skincare line to really consider. It consists of 5 steps: cleansing oil, exfoliant, serum and cream plus an eye cream, as the 5th step.Read More
The Cleansing Oil is a godsend, especially if you have trouble tolerating detergent-based cleansers (which seem to grow in number every month at both drugstores and department stores) and can't seem to find a cleanser that will remove your makeup and daily grime without over-stripping your skin. The Cleansing Oil gently removes all of my makeup including eye makeup and mascara with ease and rinses away easily with water, requiring no second cleanser to remove any traces of the cleansing oil. While we are seeing more cleansing oils come into the US market, I have found none that rinses more easily than Tatcha. I find that after rinsing the cleansing oil, my skin is left clean, soothed, soft and hydrated - not greasy.
The rice enzyme powder is another gem because it is nonabrasive, gently exfoliates the skin, making it easy to use daily without irritation. I can truly appreciate this product after having spent years successfully using chemical exfoliants, but no longer being able to once my skin became drier. The gentle version of this product makes it possible for me to use it twice a day after cleansing with the cleansing oil without redness or irritation. And the product container is both luxurious and functional because the sliding tab ensures that the powder doesn't accidentally spill into the top.
I love the Hydrating Serum and the Brightening Serum and apply them after blotting my skin with a towel but still leaving my skin damp. I found a great way to use either one and make sure that my skin could absorb the products. If you are having problems with the serum, creams or Tatcha beauty oil not absorbing quickly or just sitting on your skin, try spritzing thermal water such as Evian, Vichy, Avene or La Roche Posay lightly on your face after applying the serum products, then immediately apply the Tatcha eye cream and the Moisture Rich Silk Cream or the Ageless Renewal Cream as your final step. This will ensure that the products absorb rapidly. This step alone changed my experience of the Tatcha Ritual. I now can use either cream and get the same results: deeply hydrated skin that doesn't dehydrate during the day or night before I wash my face again. In short, by using the thermal water, the products absorb rapidly and the benefits of hydration lasted much longer than without the thermal water.
I would highly recommend this line to anyone with sensitive skin looking for a soothing solution.
46 years to find the right skincareI discovered the cleansing oil and enzyme exfoliant through QVC. The results were so positive that slowly I didn't even need make-up anymore. I immediately incorporated the entire regimen and I am thrilled. The hydration mask is a lovely de-stresser after a long day.Read More
I never really had lines or wrinkles but now my skin is tight and hydrated and I'm getting routine compliments that I don't look my age. A must in the corporate world. Thanks Tatcha!
I had been using LaMer so my skin had been good in the past, but never makeup optional.
Lovely CEO, customer service, ethics, products, and packaging. A definite win and worth every penny.
Finally... a skin care regime that works.Skin care fanatics unite, we all search for something that does what it promises, testing and culling brand after brand and sometimes we strike gold... like I feel I have in this Skin Care Ritual.Read More
The sheer simplicity of using these products and the story behind it originally appealed to me as well as the amount of testing into making sure it was ok for sensitive skin (I have combination skin that reacts badly to harsher products). Since it is quite the investment I did some background research before taking a leap of faith and buying the TATCHA Ritual for Normal/Combination skin. I'm glad I did.
The Camellia Oil Cleanser smells amazing and removes any make up, even waterproof make up! Never before has a cleanser done that for me (I always wind up with traces of mascara and eyeliner left over). Also... it is ridiculously muggy right now in Australia so the feeling of sweat and grit melting off your face with one cleanse is delicious. Those who are iffy about using an oil (I was skeptical at first too) to get RID of oil don't worry, it washes away effortlessly taking all the icky stuff with it leaving you with soft skin. This is one of my favourite products in the Ritual.
One of my other favourite products is the Classic Rice Enzyme exfoliant. Simple to use (all of the pumps, lids and containers are well designed for easy use) it leaves your skin with that same soft feel and is gentle enough that you can exfoliate twice daily with no adverse affects while still reaping the results. I adore the feeling of 'clean' and this gives me that with five stars and points to spare.
The brightening serum is one of the things I was most interested to try. I have acne spots along my cheeks and have been searching for something to help lighten them. This is has slowly but surely been lightening the red along my cheeks however I have found that I do not need it for the rest of my face as my skin (again muggy, humid weather here) simply isn't dry enough to require the extra moisture except on my cheeks (oily t-zone, dry cheeks). I will be waiting to see how well it clears it up after 6 months though and I'm happily anticipating what I'm hoping will be great results.
Finally the Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream, oh how I wish I needed that extra moisture boost (and this product does give you a boost). This product has gone almost unused with my ritual due to the climate I live in. It felt fantastic on my neck and décolletage (it doesn't need it but it still felt nice) however I simply don't need it for my face so I gave it to a friend who has dry flaking skin along her forehead and cheeks. From the first use she said her skin had never absorbed a moisturiser as quickly as this one and the moisture boost from a single use felt 'incredible', kudos for her. *excellent make up primer too apparently.
These products all have wonderful aspects to them (soft skin, REALLY soft skin, smells AMAZING). The packaging alone (so beautiful and classy) is enough to make you really really excited about washing your face every morning and night. I am so very happy with the investment I have made in my skin with this Ritual and am excited to try out some of TATCHA's other products (helloooooo dewy skin mist and camellia lip balm). The customer service from TATCHA has also been incredible, even before I bought the Ritual and was asking seemingly endless questions they responded quickly and positively.
5 stars. TATCHA is amazing and I'll be sticking with it.