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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.

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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.


39 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

TOP 500

Charlie V

Reviews: 111

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Dry

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Recommends this product: Yes

February 06 2023

5 Stars, no question

This is annoyingly so nice, I use it straight after the mist. If I have time I will pat in 3/4 layers to really pack in the hydration. You can visibly see your skin getting more hydrated and plump as the layers are added. The bottle is also huge! Its been 7 months and I'm not even half way through. Yes its pricy and maybe it isn't a necessity but I really do notice if I go away without it for a few days. Would highly recommend!

Best Use: Hydrating, Reduce Dullness, Firming, Anti-Aging


Location: Buckinghamshire

Reviews: 26

Recommends this product: Yes

February 05 2023

Good product

Although initially expensive there is a generous amount of essence in the bottle to indicate that it will last a long time and thus will represent good cost per wear. It feels good on the skin and absorbs quickly so enabling moisturiser to be used without pilling. I have not been using it for long but I have already noticed an improvement to my skin’s appearance.


Location: Norfolk

Reviews: 8

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Combination

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

February 04 2023

As light as water

I use this after cleansing and before any other products. It’s easy to drop onto your hands and feels like water. I press it onto my skin and it absorbs very quick. There is no sticky residue or tacky feeling. I am not sure if this helps my other products more as I have no way of knowing. Given the price, I’m not sure I would buy again.

Best Use: Hydrating

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

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