12 Tatcha Products That Will Give You Your Best Skin

The Best Tatcha Skincare Products | Space NK UK
When Vicky Tsai woke up one morning in 2008 and said ‘’I choose happiness’’, it was the beginning of something rather extraordinary. She left her corporate career behind to launch Tatcha, a skincare brand with a difference.

Inspired by the harmony and beauty of Japanese culture, Vicky ensured the brand’s DNA was imprinted with a profound love of skin, a passion for traditional Japanese rituals and a commitment to using the most exceptional ingredients. Every one of its formulas – a medley of timeless Japanese botanicals and power ingredients – is developed at the Tatcha Institute in Tokyo.

Given the brand’s ethos, it’s no surprise Tatcha has taken the beauty world by storm. Journalists, celebrities, influencers and beauty enthusiasts consistently fall under its skin-transforming spell. From the award-winning Tatcha Water Cream to the exfoliating wonder that is the Rice Polish, there’s no going back once you’ve taken a dip into Tatcha’s super soothing textures.

Why We Love Tatcha

There’s so much more to Tatcha than lush textures presented in pretty pastel creams and packaging. Combining the learnings from a team of scientists, geisha and cultural advisors, the J-beauty skincare line notes the importance of our mental wellbeing, and how it links to our physical wellbeing. Tatcha has recently launched the Forest Awakening range, which is inspired by the Japanese appreciation of forest bathing and is dedicated to transforming your bodycare routine into a self-care moment.

If you’re yet to venture into the lilac-hued world of Tatcha, scroll along and hear from Vicky Tsai herself, who spoke exclusively to Space NK. Prepare to transform your beauty routine into the ultimate ritual…

The Best Tatcha Skincare Products



The Essence, $132.50

The Skin Prepping Essence
Plumping, resurfacing and softening, this treatment is a must for all skin types. According to Vicky, ‘Tatcha Essence showcases the gentle strength of Japan’s natural ingredients, including Hadasei-3, our proprietary complex of double-fermented rice, green tea, and algae which are key to the nutrient-rich Japanese diet. The fermentation process yields amino acids, lactic acid, and other AHAs to gently resurface the skin while replenishing its moisture reservoir.’’ Use this after cleansing and before any treatment serums.



The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream, $78.00

The Hydrating Eye Cream
If there is one part of our face that can never have too much T.L.C., it’s the delicate eye area. And your search for the perfect eye cream may have come to an end. As Vicky explains, ‘’The Silk Peony is made with a complete silk protein that forms a protective veil of hydration under the eyes while blurring the look of lines. It’s the perfect prep step for concealer!’’



The Silk Cream, $160.00

The Moisturiser For Dry to Combo Skin Powered by Hadasei-3, the brand’s trio of Japanese superfoods, Tatcha Silk Cream is frankly an overachiever. This gel moisturiser is especially good for dry, combination and maturing skin and likes to do it all: soften, smoothen, hydrate and firm, all while melting beautifully into your skin.



The Dewy Skin Cream, $23.00

The Moisturiser For Mature Skin ‘’Oftentimes moisturisers made for dry skin can feel quite waxy and sit on top of the skin instead of absorbing into it to deliver real benefits,’’ says Vicky. ‘’With Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, we created a texture that cocoons and nourishes the skin without feeling heavy or greasy.’’ There’s also lighter version in the form of [block-roundup number=03 sku=MUK200034629] and [block-roundup number=09 sku=MUK200034630] to top-up your radiance throughout the day. While the brand categorises this as a moisturiser for mature skin, in her Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream review, our brand copywriter recommends it for everyone.



The Water Cream, $23.00

The Moisturiser For Oily Skin
Another iconic product loved by many, Tatcha Water Cream is a godsend for oily-prone skin. ‘’What makes the Water Cream so special is its unique water-burst technology,’’ explains Vicky. ‘’When applied, tiny water balloons burst on the skin to disperse wild rose and leopard lily, two ingredients beloved in Japan for tightening the look of pores and soothing skin.’’



Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, $15.50

The Oil Control Essentials
If you didn’t think blotting paper could be luxurious, think again. Made from 100% natural abaca leaf and gold flakes (yes, you read that right), these papers – the first product ever launched by the brand – swiftly absorb any excess oil without interfering with makeup. To say we’re thrilled that they’ve made the Tatcha UK edit would be an understatement.



The Camellia Cleansing Oil, $62.50

The Soothing Cleanser
Wonderfully moisturising and perfectly effective, this soothing cleanser speedily removes makeup (including the most stubborn of mascaras) and sunscreen while leaving skin feeling refreshed and silky smooth.



The Clarifying Clay Mask, $91.00

The Pore-Perfecting Mask
Colour-changing, temperature-changing and, most importantly, skin-changing, this uniquely formulated exfoliator is gentle yet powerful when it comes to treating pores and texture. We recommend treating your skin to this face mask once a week.



The Rice Polish: Classic, $83.00

The Game-Changing Exfoliator
The beauty of Tatcha Rice Polish is the fact that it doesn’t feel like an exfoliator, thanks to its unique foaming effect. ‘’In the west, we’re used to exfoliating with a harsh scrub or aggressive acids, but classical Japanese skincare is about gently polishing the skin like a jewel,’’ says Vicky. ‘’The Rice Polish has papaya enzymes and non-abrasive Japanese rice bran to remove dead skin and promote cell turnover without stealing the skin’s essential moisture or leaving it red and irritated.’’



The Kissu Lip Mask, $35.00

The Luxurious Lip Balm
Infused with Japanese peach extract, camellia oil and squalane, Tatcha Kissu Lip Balm is more than just your standard lip balm, it’s a leave-on lip treatment that ensures the peachiest pout in the short and long run. It’s become a firm fixture in our bedtime routine.



Violet-C Brightening Serum, $112.00

The Brightening Vitamin C Serum
A vitamin C fan? You’ll love this potent serum. Blending two forms of vitamin C, exfoliating fruit acids and a host of Japanese botanicals, it works towards making skin steadily brighter and smoother.



Hinoki Body Milk, $48.00

The Bodycare Hero
We're aware this isn't a skincare product, but the Forest Awakening Body Milk deserves your attention. The lightweight formula hydrates without feeling heavy or greasy. It's the kind of body lotion that you can apply and get dressed within minutes of getting out of the shower or bath. We are fully obsessed with this body lotion.


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