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The Best Tatcha Skincare Products

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Oct 20, 2020
The Best Tatcha Skincare Products

Luxury skin care that combines ancient Japanese traditions with modern technology

Many of us learn our best skin care tips from beauty influencers, celebrities, or family. Tatcha founder Victoria Tsai learned hers from a geisha. The luxury skincare brand is known for its exquisitely packaged creams, serums, and face powders inspired by ancient Japanese beauty rituals and techniques, combined with modern technology to create a silky and serene glow. Tatcha Water Cream, The Rice Polish, Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream... the brand’s lineup of innovative products has developed a cult following, from skincare beginners to celebrities like Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian. But the brand started far away from Hollywood, in Kyoto where Victoria Tsai traveled on a journey of self-discovery, and found herself and Tatcha along the way. “While in Kyoto, I was healed in the truest sense of the word—the beautiful ingredients and timeless rituals I was introduced to calmed my skin, while the kindness and mindfulness of the people nourished my soul, she told Forbes. “I created Tatcha to share all that I had learned in Japan in the hope that what had resonated and healed me would also help others.” Beautifully said! Nourish your skin and soul with the top Tatcha skin care products.

Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, $48

Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
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“Whether you have on eyelash glue, Halloween makeup, stage makeup, it doesn’t matter… it’s going to make it all disappear, but then it’s not going to leave any oily residue,” said Tatcha founder Victoria Tsai as she stood on stage in a SEPHORiA skin care masterclass while demonstrating the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. “This lipstick is super long wear, which I know because I made it,” she said cheekily as the oil flawlessly dissipated and removed the red lipstick swatch from her hand. She’s not kidding. Pure One Step is a 2-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser with Japanese Camellia Oil to melt away even the most waterproof makeup, locking in moisture and nourishing the skin with Vitamins A, B, D, and E plus Omegas 3, 6, and 9. It also contains Hadasei-3™, a Tatcha-exclusive trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice and algae) that serves as the basis for original geisha beauty rituals - a complex that’s present in nearly every Tatcha product to create a youthful and radiant glow. Watch makeup and impurities disappear as only silky smooth skin is left behind, with 94% of MIRA guests saying that this Tatcha skin care favorite feels smooth on the skin and evens out tone, while 96% feel it provides redness relief.  

The Water Cream, $68

The Water Cream
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Perhaps one of the brand’s most popular skincare products, you’ll always be ready to glow with the Tatcha water cream. This oil-free, hydrating moisturizer is formulated with Japanese nutrients like Wild Rose to minimize pores and smooth texture, Leopard Lily to reduce excess oil and promote natural cell turnover, and Tatcha’s exclusive Hadasei-3 Complex for a younger and fresher complexion. It also features water-burst technology to moisturize the skin throughout the day for optimal hydration, without the risk of clogging pores and making you break out. Perfect for combination or oily skin! While our community loves applying the Tatcha Water Cream by itself in the morning and evening, and rates it as one of the most lightweight, hydrating, brightening, and redness-relieving moisturizers on MIRA… don’t underestimate the tricks you can play with this moisturizer in your makeup routine. Daniel Martin, celebrity makeup artist and Global Director of Artistry and Education at Tatcha who did Meghan Markle’s royal wedding makeup, enjoys blending the Tatcha water cream with foundation for a glowy and moisturizing finish. He told Hello! magazine, “It gives a bit of a radiance to the foundation, but also because it's water it dissipates quickly on the skin. So, once it's on you get the hydration but you don't get that weighty feeling of two products on the face.”

The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser, $38

The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
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“I can not recommend this cleanser enough. The texture is delicate, the smell is great, and it’s so easy to apply. I use it every day as the first step in my skincare routine. It minimizes pores after 2-3 days and evens out your skin tone.” A good cleanser can make all the difference in your skin care routine, and the gel texture and calming properties of The Deep Cleanse make it ideal for all skin types. As it lathers into a creamy foam on your face, the Japanese Luffa fruit extract exfoliates and deep cleans your pores while bringing dead skin, dirt, and oil to the surface. You’ll also get Japanese Wild Rose to balance skin tone and tighten pores while creating the natural radiance that Tatcha skin care is all about. 93% of guests with dry skin approve of this cleanser and say that it’s hydrating, brightening, and pore minimizing!

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $48

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
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How do you really know that Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is 100% legit? Kim Kardashian uses it every single time she does her makeup. Every time. The beauty mogul has said that she sprays a bit on her sponge and makeup brush to help blend out her famous contour and highlight, and her renowned celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is as obsessed with this Tatcha skin care mist as she is - but more on him later. Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a spray-on moisturizer formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants to leave skin dewy and dreamy. A proprietary complex of Okinawa Red Algae and hyaluronic acid delivers hydration and helps your skin retain and rebuild moisture - whether you spray on Luminous Dewy Skin Mist before or after applying makeup. Silk extract and squalane help moisturize and nourish your skin even further while creating a dewy finish that keeps skin hydrated and looks flawless on camera. Which definitely makes sense when you consider that Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is Kim Kardashian’s fave. Use it to lock in makeup or give your bare face a natural glow, or even spray a bit in your hair for shine and detangling!

The Essence Plumping Skin Softener, $95

The Essence Plumping Skin Softener
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Calling all “I don’t have time for skin care” people, this Tatcha skin care favorite takes only 7 seconds to use… and leaves you with your most soft, youthful, and stunning skin. The Essence Plumping Skin Softener is “the single most anti-aging thing you can do in your entire ritual,” according to Victoria Tsai, and pays tribute to skin care regimes of Japanese women. This essence features 98.7% Hadasei-3, an anti-aging powerhouse that smooths the skin and improves texture by increasing cell turnover rate, doubles natural moisture levels to plump fine lines and wrinkles, and amplifies the effectiveness of your other skincare products. Your Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream has a new friend, and it’s called The Essence Plumping Skin Softener. 92% of MIRA guests say that it’s mega-hydrating, while 91% believe that it has extreme anti-aging powers.  

Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA, $88

Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
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While Violet-C is technically a serum, it’s anything but simple. It’s also unlike any Vitamin C product you’ve ever tried, with a unique, scentless texture that sinks into the skin and delivers all the benefits of this antioxidant at a more stable rate. Two types of Vitamin C work alongside antioxidant-rich Japanese beautyberry to brighten up your complexion, while fruit AHAs mildly exfoliate to create an even texture and Angelica Root reduces dark spots and discoloration. Even if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, this serum is 100% safe and effective on all skin types… and can even help with post-acne scarring. 92% of people with sensitive skin say that it evens out tone, while 96% say it minimizes pores and the mature skin benefits are endless! Use alongside the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream or The Water Cream for your most bright and beautiful complexion.

The Dewy Skin Cream, $68

The Dewy Skin Cream
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You know you’re an icon in the beauty world when you have a Tatcha skin care launch inspired by you. Mario Dedivanovic is Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, and almost as famous as the woman herself. The Dewy Skin Cream is a creamy take on Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist that Dedivanovic uses on tons of clients, including Kardashian. "Mario always loves super emollient creams as a foundation for makeup looks because it gives skin a natural glow and pairs well with makeup," said Victoria Tsai. "We created this for him." Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream is formulated with Japanese Purple Rice, a beloved grain that’s “packed with nutrients and known for its ability to survive any harsh environment,” protecting and helping skin recover from stress, pollution and UV damage. Okinawa Algae Blend and Hyaluronic Acid put the “dewy” in the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, replenishing the skin’s natural moisture barrier and leaving it feeling smooth and soft. And finally, a blend of extracts and oils from ginseng, wild thyme, and sweet marjoram to increase your skin’s moisture levels and enhance your natural dewiness. Mario Dedivanovic is a contouring and highlighting pioneer, so it makes sense that he also appreciates a good glow to add hydration and set his makeup looks.

The Rice Polish: Classic by Tatcha, $65

The Rice Polish: Classic by Tatcha, $65
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“I really love the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder. It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation," Meghan Markle told Allure back in 2017, and she’s definitely not wrong. This powder-to-foam formula is simply unlike any other exfoliation product. It feels silky and cloud-like as you lather into your skin, and features a list of Japanese ingredients to exfoliate, deep clean, and purify. Japanese Rice Bran is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and nourishing moisturizers to promote cell turnover and unveil your most radiant, poreless skin. Rice and Papaya Enzymes sweep away dead skin cells, and Pearl hydrates the skin with amino acids, collagen, and minerals. And like any other Tatcha skin care classic, The Rice Polish contains Hadasei-3™ for a youthful glow. While this is the original version of The Rice Polish, you can choose from four types: Classic, Deep, Gentle and Calming to suit your unique skin type. Tatcha founder Victoria Tsai uses it every day in her skincare routine, and 97% of our community agrees that The Rice Polish leaves skin feeling smooth, bright, and with less acne.

The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer, $52

The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer
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Blur, protect, prime, enhance - there’s really nothing that this primer by Tatcha can’t do. While Victoria Tsai started the brand as a way to get to know your skin’s deepest desires, we all know that skincare and makeup go hand in hand. And you shouldn’t have to deal with dry or dull skin after a couple nights of full-face glam. The Liquid Silk Canvas is infused with thin layers of Silk (Fibroin, Sericin, and Silk Powder) to create a poreless appearance and diminish fine lines before applying foundation or concealer, while anti-pollution natural active ingredients protect against environmental stressors and support the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Not only will your makeup apply more evenly and last longer, you’ll know you’re winning at both the makeup  and skincare game while protecting your skin with this Tatcha skin care favorite.

Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, $30

Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
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Get yourself a beauty product that treats you like gold, literally. As much as we love the Tatcha Water Cream and Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, everything about the Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm says “luxury.” Camellia oil has been celebrated in Asia for centuries for its ability to lock in moisture, and your lips will be hydrated and healthy 24/7 with this lip balm by your side. Not only will it seal moisture into the lips, you’ll also receive a boost of Vitamins A, B, D and E and nourishing Omegas 3, 6, and 9 to protect the delicate, thin skin on your lips from dryness and environmental stress. And then there’s the hint of 23-karat golden shimmer, which is all kinds of opulent. 95% of MIRA guests say that Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm is smooth and hydrating on your lips, and adds subtle shimmer while it nourishes and protects.

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