Tatcha’s The Liquid Silk Canvas Face Primer was the first product I tried from the beauty brand. To say I was blown away was an understatement. The primer was unlike any other I have tried. It was so silky soft to the touch and glided gently on my skin. It also held my makeup together for an entire day, and I barely needed to blot my face after a couple of hours as compared to other products. It is unsurprising that many of Tatcha’s bestsellers are already sold out at Sephora. So be sure to put yourself on the waitlist to get your hands on their bestsellers!
If you are considering giving the beauty brand a try, look to Tatcha’s Classic Ritual – a four-step day and night beauty practice that harnesses the best beauty secrets of Japanese women from centuries ago and is suitable for all skin types. It consists of Step 1: The Camellia Cleansing Oil for purifying, Step 2: The Rice Polish for polishing, Step 3: The Essence for plumping and finally, Step 4: The Silk Cream for nourishing.
Fun fact about the brand story: Founder Vicky Tsai's skin was wrecked by a bout of nasty acute dermatitis requiring daily steroids and antibiotics. However, during a life-changing trip to Kyoto, a culture of harmony, beauty, and well-being healed her from skin to soul. As a first-hand beneficiary of Japanese beauty rituals, the founder worked alongside a team of scientists, geisha, and cultural advisors, and this was how Tatcha’s The Classic Ritual was crafted. Its' ingredients are mindfully sourced and harvested for beauty and an act of mindful practice to calm the body and mind as well. Certified Clean at Sephora, Tatcha products are formulated without ingredients that are known or suspected to be potentially harmful to human health and the environment.
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The Classic Ritual
Step 1: Purify
The Camellia Cleansing Oil
Prized for its moisturising and antioxidant properties, the camellia oil extracted from the seed is rich in oleic acid and an excellent source of vitamins A, B, D and E. The Camellia Cleansing Oil delivers the wonders of the winter-blooming flower coupled with Tatcha’s Hadasei-3 proprietary complex, which melts away the day’s grime while nourishing the skin, leaving it softer than silk. We love how we can bring this overseas with its leakproof packaging.
Step 2: Polish
The Rice Polish
Japanese women from centuries ago are known to preserve the leftover water from the first wash of the rice and use the milky, nutrient-rich elixir to brighten and soften the skin. The Rice Polish emulates this finely ground rice bran with papaya enzymes that transform into a creamy cloud-like foam. It provides a non-abrasive physical and enzymatic exfoliation promoting natural skin turnover while gently exfoliating the skin. A click is all you need to access the powder.
Step 3: Plump
An ancient beauty secret of Japanese women is pouring a bottle of sake into a steamy bath while letting the skin absorb the amino acids from the fermentation process. The luxurious treatment gently exfoliates the skin while boosting its natural moisture-retaining properties. Centuries later, Tatcha’s The Essence – a double-concentrated Hadasei-3 proprietary complex- harnesses the wonders of fermentation with Okinawa Red Algae and green tea to plump and prime while boosting the skincare effects that follow. Its smart packaging allows you to dispense just the right amount of essence – no wastage at all.
Step 4: Nourish
The Silk Cream
In Japan, silk workers have long admired their seemingly ageless, youthful-looking hands. This is attributed to the protective layer created by the silky liquid that inspired The Silk Cream. Its weightless gel-cream formula boasts a complete liquid silk protein, which parallels the amino acid structure of human skin, forming a light moisture-binding veil that nourishes and visibly firms skin. The handy spatula maintains the hygiene of your cream.
Complete your beauty ritual with:
The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream
Treasured for centuries, the Japanese White Peony is a pure white flower harvested in Niigata, Japan. As the main ingredient in this product, it helps strengthen the skin barrier providing a "seal" that enables the thinnest skin around the eye area to retain moisture for reduced dryness and sensitivity. Silk Extract includes the two proteins that comprise silk, sericin and fibroin, which closely parallels the amino acid structure of human skin. In addition, the Silk Peony contains 30 per cent Hadasei-3, Tatcha's signature trio of pure Japanese superfoods, double fermented to yield essential skin nutrients for visibly radiant eyes.
Striking the right balance for your skin
For those with combination skin and looking for skincare products that is light on the skin yet efficacious, there's no need to skip steps. Try Tatcha's The Deep Cleanse, The Water Cream, and The Clarifying Clay Mask which are specially formulated for your skin type.
The Deep Cleanse
Enjoy a 2 piece set with purchase.
The Deep Cleanse marries a multi-tasking fruit with silk-derived amino acids and other botanicals like wild rose and leopard lily to visibly refine pores and minimise excess oil. The result is a refreshing, easy-to-use daily exfoliating cleanser that removes dirt, unclogs pores, and clarifies skin. This gentle exfoliating clarifying cleanser is a must-have if you want to effectively cleanse your skin while refining pores without stripping the skin.
Sephora Exclusive: The Water Cream
This anti-ageing moisturiser releases a burst of skin-improving nutrients and powerful Japanese botanicals, revealing clear skin with smaller looking pores. Found on the cool hillsides of Japan, Japanese Leopard Lily which has been prized for centuries, is harnessed into The Water Cream to minimise excess oil production, calm problem skin, and promote skin turnover. What's more, this product is packed with other skin-loving goodness, which includes Uji Green Tea (known to detoxify and help prevent signs of premature ageing), Okinawa Red Algae (rich in polysaccharides, essential for skin water retention and renewal), and Akita Rice (a nourishing moisturiser, rich in essential proteins).
Clarifying Clay Mask
A clarifying clay mask that warms the skin to open pores and purify with Japanese volcanic ash, while gently exfoliating with Japanese konjac. Excess oil and sebum are minimised with Okinawa kucha clay revealing smoother, clearer skin in just 3 minutes.
Sephora Exclusive: The Dewy Skin Cream
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This cream absorbs effortlessly to intensely replenish and seal in moisture, enhancing the skin’s natural ability to protect against dryness. A blend of botanical extracts gives skin a healthy and supple bounce, replenishing ceramides that may be depleted through ageing. A fermentation of Japanese anti-ageing superfoods — green tea, rice, and algae — ingredients at the heart of the Japanese diet and time-tested skincare rituals helps skin to look its most beautiful at any age.
Gold Camellia Beauty Oil, 30% off
Antioxidants and essential fatty acids are at the heart of this luxurious skin oil. Crushed 23-karat gold flakes leave a subtle gleam on the skin while liquorice extract gently calms and reduces visible redness. A multitasking beauty oil with 23-karat gold for radiant skin.
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