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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.

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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.


133 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

TOP 1000


Reviews: 92

Recommends this product: Yes

March 01 2024

Lovely product

I was very lucky to receive a 25ml size product of this as part of a free goody bag I received from the Duke of York Square branch after they reopened following their refurbishment. What a find, although it literally feels like water it really is so miraculously moisturising yo the extent sometimes when I use it I skip the moisturiser and go straight to the spf. I very highly recommend..this product.


Location: Scotland

Reviews: 45

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

February 18 2024

For me, it is just ok

I got this essence as part of a set and for me, it is just ok. I use a lot of asian beauty products, including other essences, and this is similar in effect, but much pricier than other products I have tried. I will say it absorbs nicely and was non-irritating, but I also didn't notice any improvements to my skin. Without any wow-factor effects, it is just not worth the price for me and I will not be repurchasing.


Reviews: 1

Recommends this product: Yes

February 02 2024

Gorgeous product - but v expensive

Lovely product - only recently started using it but have been impressed. On the first evening of use, I woke up the next morning and my skin felt tighter which was what I was looking for. Only criticism is the price and the application. I don't find patting a liquid into the skin is the best use as it's hard to apply but maybe that's just me!

TOP 1000


Location: London

Reviews: 67

Age: 45+

Skin Type:: Normal / Balanced

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Recommends this product: Yes

January 19 2024

Makes a difference

I have to confess I haven't previously seen the point in using an essence, and ones I've tried before have never seemed to do anything. This is the exception for me. It goes on to the face beautifully and is especially good before a hyaluronic or other serum. I would purchase this again.

Best Use: Hydrating


Location: Hampshire

Reviews: 1

Age: 45+

Skin Type:: Dry

Recommends this product: Yes

January 16 2024

Worth it

Really recommend this product. Used with the dewy skin moisturizer I have never seen my skin look more radiant, smooth and less wrinkled. I have used numerous high end skin products but have to say this tops the lot. I am over 50 with dry skin if that helps

Best Use: Hydrating, Reduce Dullness, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Visible Pores, Firming, Anti-Aging

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