(Photo: Tatcha Facebook)
Tatcha is a skincare line that is inspired by the ancient Japanese geisha skincare traditions. Founder Victoria Tsai is from the Bay Area. She traveled to Japan where a chance encounter in Kyoto with a modern-day geisha. Geishas are known for their beautiful, porcelain skin Victoria discovered a 200 year old beauty manuscript. Tatcha's core ingredients consist of the most precious green teas, Okinawa red algae, rice bran and more. The ingredients used are free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. All of their formulas are dermatologist tested, non-irritating and great for sensitive skin.
While away on a mini vacation at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay during the 4th of July weekend, my husband treated me to a spa treatment. I decided I wanted a facial but I really wanted something new and different. I discovered the Tatcha Crystal Luminous Facial. This 90 minute treatment ($285) was an amazing experience. It was through this facial that I discovered how all of the Tatcha products work together and in the end, I could see how clear my skin looked and how soft it felt. If you're ever going to visit the Ritz in Half Moon Bay, I highly recommend this facial. It's luxurious and it's perfect for those with sensitive skin who are looking for a great facial massage.
At the Ritz spa, I purchased two items right away. The first was the One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($48 at Tatcha). I really wanted to use an oil based cleanser and I loved how gentle this one was. It will gently remove all your makeup, even waterproof eye makeup. It doesn't dry out my skin. To apply, I do two pumps into the palm of my hand and massage it onto my dry face. Once I have massaged and loosened up all the makeup, I rinse it. Once the cleanser touches water it emulsifies and clears away all the dirt and makeup of the day. For eye makeup, I gently rub around my eye area to loosen it all up and it all rinses off. (You can watch the video on the Tatcha site to learn how to apply.)
The next thing I purchased was the Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm ($36 at Tatcha). It is a very hydrating lip balm. I love using it as a gloss. I never have that dry, flaky lip feeling when I use it. There is a hand-laid 24K gold leaf to help your lips shimmer. I did what the Ritz spa did and used a small spatula from one of my facial creams to mix up the balm so that the gold leaf was broken up and mixed throughout. This way, I'll always have the gold leaf in every application, instead of just in the beginning.
TATCHA Dewy Skin Mist Travel Size ($15 at Tatcha)
Last fall, I was introduced to Tatcha with my #RANBonusBox that featured this Dewy Skin Mist spray. I love spritzing it on my face to keep my skin hydrated.
The next products on my wish list is the TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Powder ($65 at Tatcha). It's a creamy water-activated enzyme powder exfoliant with Rice Bran, papaya enzymes and their anti-aging HADASEI-3™. They have a three different versions for dry skin, normal/combination skin and oily skin. I also want the luxurious Camellia Beauty Oil ($95 at Tatcha). It really moisturizes your skin and I love the 24K gold flakes that gives your skin a glow.
You can purchase Tatcha beauty on their website or also at Sephora. I love their web site because you can purchase travel sized versions of their skincare to try or to bring on your vacations. You also get to choose up to 3 free Tatcha samples. Love it!
Right now they are having a summer gift set specials. Spend over $150 and receive a lip balm + 1 travel sized item and a pretty Tatcha pouch or spend over $250 and get the pouch, lip balm and 3 travel sized items.
Shop Tatcha Beauty now at Tatcha.com.