Apart from the usual suspects of moisture-boosting green tea, rice, algae, and glycerin, it contains a secret weapon: yeast. That’s right, its fermentation process naturally produces lactic acid (a type of alpha hydroxy acid or AHA), which speeds up skin-cell turnover for baby-soft skin.
It’s always mist o’clock for us. Keep the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist on hand for an instant boost of radiance. Red algae and hyaluronic acid hydrate skin in a mess-free, anytime-you-want-it format. Shake, spritz, repeat.
Serums & Treatments
The fragrance-free Violet-C Brightening Serum is formulated with two types of vitamin C stabilized by antioxidant-rich Japanese beautyberry. Mild AHAs derived from seven fruit extracts (i.e. grapefruit, orange, and jujube) join the party and remove dead cell buildup to reveal softer, more radiant skin. And then there’s Japanese angelica root, which fades the appearance of hyperpigmentation. This might just be the star of your nighttime routine.
Comprised of 80 percent squalane and Japanese lemon balm, The Serum Stick is a conveniently packaged treatment for any dry patches that form throughout the day. It also works wonderfully under makeup and smooths out any rough texture so that your foundation doesn’t cake or settle into lines.
When your undereyes exhibit evidence of stress and lack of sleep, the Luminous Deep Hydrating Firming Eye Serum‘s lightweight formula of algae, honeysuckle leaf, and caffeine, combined with a cooling ceramic applicator, reduces the appearance of puffiness. As the finishing touch, a sprinkle of 23-karat gold brightens the look of dark circles.
You’ll come for the creamy, lavender formula and stay for the major brightening benefits. We’re talking about the Violet-C Radiance Mask, of course, which leaves skin feeling pampered and looking radiant. Like the Violet-C Serum, it also contains Japanese beautyberry, two types of vitamin C, and 10 percent AHAs to gently but effectively resurface skin. Apply a generous layer to skin, treat yourself to a warm cup of tea for 15 to 20 minutes, and rinse off. Dullness, your time is up.
Moisturizers & Creams
Our September 2020 cover star Selena Gomez uses the Dewy Skin Cream, so we use the Dewy Skin Cream. Ideal for dry skin, it plumps up skin with long-lasting hydration via a concoction of Japanese purple rice, an Okinawa algae blend, and hyaluronic acid. It also sits beautifully underneath makeup and makes your foundation glide on like a dream.
Dry, overwashed hands are simply no match for the Indigo Soothing Hand Cream. Its gorgeous sky-blue formula instantly melts into skin, leaving behind soft, moisturized hands. Silk extracts, squalane, and glycerin keep moisture locked in for hours, while indigo and oatmeal mitigate redness and irritation — whether it’s caused by hand-washing or cold weather.
The Water Cream won a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award, which proves that the splurge is absolutely worth it. Not only does it hold a coveted spot on our lists of the best water-based gel moisturizers and best moisturizers for oily skin, our reviewer says the cooling, instantly absorbing formula seriously hydrates without clogging pores and helps control excess oil production.
You can’t go wrong with any of the five Silk Lipstick shades, but Kyoto Red will be especially on-point for any virtual or in-person (done safely with your quarantine bubble) holiday gatherings. Inspired by a geisha’s signature red, it imparts a bold, matte finish that doesn’t suck the moisture out of your lips. That’s because the lipstick is infused with hydrating silk and beautyberry extracts to ensure your pout stays soft all day long. The packaging and bullet itself look like works of art — earning it a well-deserved, front-row spot on your vanity.
Make no mistake: The Liquid Silk Canvas is unlike your typical makeup primer. This oil-free, weightless formula has just as many skin-care benefits as it does for makeup. Silk extract and powder visibly smooth uneven texture and blur the appearance of pores — enhancing the longevity of your foundation or BB cream. Pink and gold pearl add luminosity, while the brand’s signature blend of green tea, rice, and algae deliver hydration as always. In other words, it pulls its weight.
If you’re looking for an everyday lip product, reach for a hydrating, tinted option like the Plum Blossom Camellia Lip Balm. Antioxidant-rich camellia oil and squalane keep moisture locked in all day long, so you can say goodbye to cracked lips. The plum blossom-inspired hue is just right for any occasion, while that classic Tatcha dose of 23-karat gold adds a slight hint of shimmer.
All we have to say is that the hype around Tatcha is very, very real — so we hope this sale convinces you to add a few products to your skin-care rotation. Pick out your favorites for now and visit tatcha.com between November 29 and December 1 to save 20 percent off your order.
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Now watch Dulcé Sloan’s gorgeous 10-minute beauty routine: