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The Essence

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Skin Type






The Good Stuff

Cruelty Free

Fragrance Free

Oil Free

Paraben Free

Silicone Free

Suitable for Pregnancy


Get plump and delicately soft skin with the help of Tatcha The Essence, a skincare treatment that works to leave the complexion looking radiant and healthy. Rich in amino acids, this essence works to support natural cell turnover and supports the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Formulated with Hadasei-3, a proprietary fermented complex of rice, algae and green tea, this potent essence works to amplify the effects of other skincare products. Akita rice helps to deliver nutrients directly to the skin, while Okinawa algae works to replenish the skin barrier and Uji green tea provides protection against signs of premature ageing.

Dermatologist tested, Tatcha The Essence is non-sensitising and non-irritating. This essence also works to resurface and hydrate the skin to leave it looking smoother.

Key Benefits

  • Works to support natural cell turnover
  • Helps to replenish the skin barrier
  • Contributes to radiant, healthier-looking skin
  • Non-irritating and non-sensitising
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances

SKU# UK200034627

Dosage: Palmful
Texture: Liquid

Use daily, after cleansing and before any other skincare products. Splash a palmful of The Essence into your hand, and press gently into the skin on your face and neck.

Due to industrial strike action, our delivery times may be longer than expected.

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Modern beauty solutions inspired by the ancient skincare rituals of Japanese geishas, these formulas feature potent bioactives such as green tea, red algae and rice bran.


37 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

TOP 1000

Skincare Prince

Location: Brighton

Reviews: 84

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Recommends this product: Yes

February 01 2023

Hydrating essence

This is a light weight gentle hydrating essence The funnel makes sure the correct amount of product is dispensed my skin feels very soft and hydrated and reduces my dehydration and fine lines the travel size I use after the gym there is a gentle fragrance which smells like clean cotton

Best Use: Treat Redness, Hydrating, Barrier Repair, Reduce Dullness, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Firming, Anti-Aging


Location: London

Reviews: 1

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Normal / Balanced

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

January 17 2023

Okish! Not worth the price tag

I had big hopes for the Essence. I really like the Tatcha brand (rice Polish is fantastic as is the Violet-c serum) and I really hoped the Essence would be on the same level as these other products.. but it is not. It is not terrible, it is just ok. I have tried many essences from other brands (some at 1/3 of the price of Tatcha's Essence) and they are better at given that refreshed and hydrated feeling that Essances provide before optimising your skincare routine. For the price of this Essence and the efficacy, I cannot justify it to be a staple for me... as it is truly just ok - nothing special!

Best Use: Hydrating


Location: Netherlands

Reviews: 33

Age: 45+

Skin Type:: Dry

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

January 14 2023

Not impressed by this essence

Essence or lotion? Either way you are supposed to use this after cleansing and before applying serums and moisturizer and spf. I bought this at the Tatcha Space NK pop up store in Covent Garden after hearing Caroline Hirons talk about this. It comes with a hefty price tag, so expectations were hight. I was not impressed. It is very runny, more like a lotion than an essence. And don't really find it that moisturizing. I much prefer La Mer's treatment lotion or any lotion or essence by Sensai or Shiseido.

Best Use: Hydrating


Reviews: 1

Recommends this product: Yes

January 02 2023


I've been through so many skin care products and quite frankly i've wasted some serious money. I was nervous about purchasing Tatcha but have not been disappointed. My skin feels and looks amazing. Other products i have tried literally weighed my skin down. With using the Essence you needn't apply large amounts of serum or cream. Everything siRead more about review stating Amazingnks in nicely, leaving your skin light and airy. The whole line is incredible.

TOP 500


Location: Brighton

Reviews: 109

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Usage?: Once per day

Recommends this product: Yes

December 22 2022

I like it

You can certainly get away with not using an essence in your skin care routine, but whenever I use one, I do feel like it makes a difference and prepares my skin for my serum. I’ve received this one from Tatcha in a smaller bottle and I must admit, I’d probably not purchase it again due to the high price point - but it is a good product!

Best Use: Hydrating, Barrier Repair, Reduce Dullness, Uneven Skin Texture

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