Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tatcha Skincare Products Review & Giveaway **Closed**

When I went to Tatcha's site and was looking around, this picture is on their main page and I just loved the colors so much (well, it does have some purple and lavender!) so I decided to use it as my opening instead of the products. You will see them all here in a few seconds. I just wanted to share this calm and peaceful scene because it is so classic of Japan and their products.

I was honored to receive the Tatcha Sampler Set which held so many products! And they are pretty good sized ones at that, so you will know before they are gone which ones you liked or didn't, but I bet you will like them all, as I did! Here is what is inside the set:

What this set includes:

6 trial-sized essentials + beauty papers:
**PURE Camellia One Step Cleansing Oil - 15ml  0.5oz
**POLISHED Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - 3 x 1g packets
**POLISHED Classic Rice Enzyme Powder - 3 x 1g packets
**POLISHED Deep Rice Enzyme Powder - 3 x 1g packets
**RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum - 15ml | 0.5oz
**SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream - 10ml | 0.3oz
**PETAL FRESH Original Japanese Beauty Papers - 1 full sized pack | 30 sheets

I started with the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and was very surprised at how nice and silky it was going on and that I felt like I had indulged in a treatment that would have cost me a fortune at a spa! The Cleansing Oil gently washes away your makeup and impurities without stripping away natural oils. Your skin will feel fresh and pampered.  The Cleansing Oil is made without mineral oil and is ideal for all skin types. I really did not feel oily afterwards, which was a concern of mine.  I had always thought that if you cleaned your face with oil that it would leave it with an oily shine, boy was I wrong!

Then I used one of the Polished Rice Enzymes to exfoliate. I chose the Gentle Rice Enzyme first because it was made for people with sensitive skin and I have never used a product like this and did not know what to expect, so I played it safe and chose the Gentle first. Wow, what an experience!

It comes out like a dry powder and you slowly add a little bit of water and make sorta a paste and then gently polish your face with this awesome rice powder. Rinse off your face and you will see yourself in the mirror looking at a fresh and glowing face! It is not harsh at all! Your face will feel baby fresh and smooth. Gentle Rice Enzymes conditions your skin to receive benefits of any treatment product used in conjunction with it. It is made with licorice root extract to help soothe sensitive skin. It also has rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex.

Now, the Classic Rice Enzyme uses a different approach. It is made with pearl, nature’s own skin conditioner! It did not irritate my skin either, so I was excited to see that I had more than one option. It is also made with the same ingredients that the Gentle Rice Enzyme has in it. I really loved this one as well.

Lastly, I used the Deep Rice Enzyme and this one will really give you a nice exfoliation but still with the same gentle ingredients that are in the other two except this one has Dokudami to help clarify active skin, which is Houttuynia Cordata Extract.  When I looked that up it said that in Japan and Korea they used this extract from a plant to promote health and healing. They even make their tea with this ingredient in it.  The plant grows in mostly tropical areas where it is dark & moist. Well, can't say I did not teach you something new today!

I then applied the Radiant Brightening Serum all over my face. It is very light and smooth and it does not take much so go lightly on the pump. The first time I hit it too hard and got way too much so I used it on my neck. Might as well because I was not gonna waste a drop! So, one little pump will be enough to cover your face. The Brightening Serum will hydrate the skin appear making it more glowing and luminous. The serum targets melanin producers to create even tone and texture which also prevents future imperfections and restoring healthy, glowing skin. You will love this product!

Oh, now, we get to the Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream! It is a gel-cream of liquid silk, squalane, royal jelly + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex (just like the rice enzyme powders). This moisturizer is good for combination skin so if you have dry areas and oily areas,  you can use the same moisturizer without having to switch back and forth. It will give you a long-lasting anti-aging moisturizer without heavy oils! I really liked this moisturizer because it was light and airy and I did not feel like I had a ton of product on my face.

By the way, all of these products have a little video on each of their pages showing you how it is used but I did not want to take up too much of your time and this was such an intensive review I decided to give you the link to go and watch how each one of these products are used. If I tried to put that many on here, this review would never get done! But, seriously, go watch at least one. They have a YouTube account and all of them are there.

Now, for the product that I am most excited about! PETAL FRESH Original Aburatorigami Beauty Papers! I know most people would say they are just blotting papers to help keep the oils/sweat off of your face but until you have seen and used these, you are gonna have to take my word that this Beauty Paper takes it to a whole new level of luxury! It has real gold flakes throughout the paper!! Yes, I said GOLD FLAKES! That is what the gold shiny things are on the paper.

They will not take the moisture from the skin or disturb your makeup. They are free of powder, pulp and fragrance. The all natural leaflets will absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere and can be used on all skin types.

And another thing, if you doubt my findings, this product and all the ones above have been in several magazines such as Oprah, Bazaar, Town and Country Weddings, Vogue and numerous others. When you click on any item, it will tell you which magazine it was in if you need to confirm. So, in a way, I feel like we are getting treated to a little bit of luxury that the rich movie stars take for granted.  You will WANT this set! I guarantee it!

The only 2 products missing from this that would have made it truly awesome are the 2 products at the top of the page that I used to start with, Dewy Skin Mist and Deep Hydration Lifting Mask Set. They sound totally awesome! I am hoping maybe I can review them for you for Christmas and if not, I may just have to buy them because they sound like heaven, especially the Dewy Skin Mist!

I found this quote on their site in the Customer Service page and just loved it and wanted to share it with you:
Ichi-go, ichi-e. 
It means "just this one moment, once in a lifetime" and speaks to the preciousness of life's experiences, including service experiences.

At TATCHA, our customers are precious to us and we strive to provide authentic experiences that surprise and delight.  
I love their story also and wanted to share it with you:
For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin.  
Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it was widely believed these beauty secrets had been passed down from one generation of geisha to the next by word of mouth alone.  
That is, until TATCHA rediscovered their coveted daily regimes in a 200-year-old manuscript, written in the twilight of Japan’s Edo Period.  
Traveling back to the City of 2000 Temples (Kyoto), TATCHA has worked with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from this text. What we uncovered is the very foundation of Eastern skincare and beauty.  
TATCHA’s formulas pay homage to the icon of Eastern beauty and our own storied heritage. Now the secrets of the geisha live on through a proprietary process involving the most precious green teas, Okinawa red algae, rice bran and other time-tested ingredients.
Connect with TATCHA several ways:

Mailing Address:
1517 North Point Street, Suite 553
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone:  1.888.739.2932

TATCHA has been so very kind as to offer one winner her own set of the same products I just reviewed! One person is gonna be extremely happy! Open to the U.S. only and Good Luck!


Gala said...

I'd like to try Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
galyettina at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I am most excited about the PETAL FRESH Original Aburatorigami Beauty Papers.
jpark107 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathy said...


TheSharpTeethOfLove said...

Dewy Skin Mist and Deep Hydration Lifting Mask Set. jenna o

Jennifer Haile said...

I most want to try the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder!

Sonya Sanderson said...

I'd like to try the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.

Sonya Sanderson

Courtney Tucker said...

Ohh, the Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami Beauty Papers look very nice, never seen those before, would love to try those!

Courtney Tucker said...

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tweetyscute said...

I would love to try the DEEP BRIGHTENING SERUM

RealtorSD said...

I'd like to try the gentle rice enzyme powder.
Sarah Davis
Sarah at

benz1171 said...

Brightening Serum. Cindy Barr benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

redfuzzycow said...

i'd like to try the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

eclairre said...

The deep brightening serum. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

Mnemosyne said...

I'm really curious about the Evening Aburatorigami! Thank you for the chance to win.

Auri Lae on rafflecopter

Francine said...

LUMINOUS-Deep Hydration Lifting Mask Set

Francine Anchondo

Allison Downes said...

I would love to try the Deep Hydrating Lifting Mask Set! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Allison Swain Downes


S C said...

Kyome rich moisture cream

Sherry Compton

jbmthill said...

I would like to try their ageing moisturizer;
Beth H

BritneyLuver said...

Myra Rzepa said...

i am excited about trying the Kyomei Moisture Rich Silk Cream
Myra Rzepa
subs0nicd3pths @ hotmail . com

kathyb said...

I'd like to try enzyme rice powder !

Pam Cacioppo said...

anything from the red algae line. This sounds amazing

anita b. said...

I want to try Dewy Skin Mist and Deep Hydration Lifting Mask Set.
Imnotarunner at gmail dot com

linkin6 said...

Moisture silk cream

kay swedeski said...

I would like to try Deep Hydration Lifting Mask Set.

kayswederski at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I'm excited to try Radiant Brightening Serum.

sparmeland (at) optonline (dot) net