Japanese Skincare: TATCHA Skincare Collection Haul and Review

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When I was contacted from TATCHA, I was immediately intrigued because I've never tried any Japanese skincare before. I did a little research and found out the basis behind this skincare line are the beauty secrets of Japanese geisha. WOW! How exciting :)

All of TATCHA's products feature ingredients that are unique to different areas of Japan and were historically used by Japanese geisha. With that being said...

Let's get to the breakdown...
Let's talk about the packaging first because that's our first impression of any beauty product right?! :) The packaging of all the products are beautiful. Not only is the actual packaging of each product amazing, but the actual box it comes in is amazing. You can tell the company put a lot of thought into the box itself as well (I would hope so at least considering these are pricey products!) Each product has a slide out, where the product sits incased in a beautiful sheet of paper that entails all of the details about each product (pictured below).
Luminous Dewy Skin Mist 
As I said, the product comes in this magnificent little box! It's super fancy and would make an impressive (and expensive!) gift. I like that the little paper tells you what's unique about each product and how to use it. All of the products have this, but I only pictured the mist because I didn't want this post to be too repetitive! Anyways, back to the mist. I love this mist and think it's extremely unique. The product inside is milky instead of clear and gives the skin a beautiful sheen. It's almost like you have a dewy filter on your skin when you apply it. Looks very natural and I have yet to see another product like this. However, it does come in a decently heavy glass bottle, so I wouldn't say this is travel friendly.
Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
 This cream is formulated for sensitive skin and actually contains real indigo! You can see this in the shade of the cream because it's a nice blue color. It's supposed to not only moisturize, but also help aging skin. I have to say, this is a nice, thick cream that does a great job at moisturizing, but I don't really like the scent. I can't really describe how it smells but I'm used to my moisturizers smelling fresh, natural, sweet, something pleasant, or nothing at all. This doesn't really smell like any of that. I might be crazy but I'm just being honest! 
Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm
 Now this is fancy. This is a lip balm with REAL gold leaf on the top. Honestly, I haven't tried this yet and you have to be careful with touching the gold on top because it sticks right to your finger and comes off. Evidently, you're supposed to mix the gold leaf in for a shiny effect on your lips. But this is pretty dang gimicky for me because it's expensive! So I'll try this and let you know if it's worth the bougie-ness and the price! 
Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
I love this!! This is probably my favorite product out of the bunch! While there are products like this in Korea, it's hard to find them in the United States. So I love that you can just run down to Sephora and pick this up. Also, you can buy a travel size of this and see if it's worth investing in the full-size (as you can with some other TATCHA products). This is a nice, gentle exfoliator that does wonders on my dry skin. It makes my skin look so healthy and feels really nice. Plus, I totally believe this is great for preserving the youthfulness of your skin because rice has always been an ingredient that Koreans swear by as well :) 
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
I recently demo-ed and reviewed this in my Beauty Battle Breakdown of Cleansing Oils and Balms. This did well against the others and I have to say, this makes my skin feel nice. It removes my makeup well and then turns into a milky wash when you rinse it off. Plus, it has a lovely smell :)
Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
This is another super fancy item from TATCHA. I haven't tried it yet (obviously) but I'm honestly shocked at how expensive this is! At also $30 USD, I hope this thing works wonders! Again, when I try it, I'll let you know but I'll be honest, this better make me look like Angeline Jolie for that price tag for something you use once. I guess it could be considered a substitute for going and getting a facial at a spa...

Anyways, what do you guys think? Have you tried any TATCHA products yourself? Hope you're doing well :)