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Skincare brand Tatcha shares ancient Japanese beauty secrets you should know about

·Lifestyle Editor
Updated ·4-min read
The Classic Ritual. PHOTO: Tatcha
The Classic Ritual. PHOTO: Tatcha

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, $75

The Camellia Cleansing Oil. PHOTO: Tatcha
The Camellia Cleansing Oil. PHOTO: Tatcha

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, $98

The Rice Polish. PHOTO: Tatcha
The Rice Polish. PHOTO: Tatcha

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 without getting any moisture in.

Step 3: Plump

The Essence, $162

The Essence. PHOTO: Tatcha
The Essence. PHOTO: Tatcha

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 effects of the skincare that follows. Its smart packaging allows you to dispense just the right amount of essence – no wastage at all.

Step 4: Nourish

The Silk Cream, $188

Tatcha The Silk Cream. PHOTO: Tatcha
Tatcha The Silk Cream. PHOTO: Tatcha

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

The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream. PHOTO: Sephora
The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream. PHOTO: Sephora

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, that 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.

Are your favourite Tatcha products sold out on Sephora? Ship them over from Tatcha's overseas website.

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