TATCHA: The Luxury Skincare Line Social Media Gurus Go Crazy For. Is it worth the hype?

Admit it. Beauty guru videos and blogs are your guilty pleasure. Don't hide in shame. Everyone watches contouring tutorials on Youtube and kinda sexy lip swatch videos on Instagram. They read lists of the top trending makeup on blogs and online magazines. They screenshot the products and techniques they want to try or save them to a Pinterest board. *raises hand* Shamelessly guilty AF. Whenever I see different bloggers using the same products over, and over, and over, and over, and raving about how this or that is a 'holy grail' product, I wonder if it worth the hype. Or worse, they're doing an ad and not telling you. Regardless of the price tag, the brand, the packaging -tell me how the damn product works and if it is actually that good. 

Case in point: Luxury skincare line, Tatcha. You've seen some the the top beauty influencers talk about Tatcha. The way they delicately display the product or angelically spritz their face for glowing skin *does slow-mo blink towards camera.* Are they just talking about out it because everyone else is talking about it? Is it actually so good that you should try at least one product?

Tatcha is skincare based on Japanese beauty rituals that are simplistic and anti aging. The basis for the products is "Hadasei-3™, a trinity of anti-aging superfoods born from the Japanese diet, and the basis for the original geisha beauty rituals: green tea, rice and algae. Every ingredient is carefully selected and minimally manipulated to be gentle and safe with maximum effectiveness."

My experience with Tatcha began with a Christmas gift that, yes, I totally asked for. A deluxe sample pack of some of Tatcha's best sellers and most hyped products. I fell into the hype. I needed to know if that beautifully packaged skincare I had seen some of my favorite gurus, like Kathleenlights + and Desi Perkins, talk about was worth it. That purple hooked me!

photo from   sephora.com

photo from sephora.com

You don't hear about Tatcha without hearing about the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. If I could give this a higher rating, I would. If you have dry skin, this is your weapon! I used this under make up and It made my skin look radiant. I also loved to use it as a moisturizer on its own. This spray is like the instant results version of the GLAMGLOW Dream Duo Mask, which I reviewed a couple of months ago. My skin was supple like a juicy peach! If there is just one product you needed to try, this would be the one. The formula is like a light moisturizer but with powerful results.

Using an exfoliating powder is an experience. Take a small amount of the powder and mix in just a touch of water. As you massage the mixture on your face and neck, the dead skin just comes off. The Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is no different. I was able to get a gentle exfoliation. The only down side I found to this exfoliator was that it wasn't strong enough for my nose. I can get lot's of dead skin around the corners of my nose and this enzyme powder was not enough to tackle my nose. I really enjoyed how the rest of my face looked. Espcially my cheeks. I looked like I had just gotten a spa facial.

Remember how I told that the pores on my nose are big enough to store your Metrocard for safe keeping? Well, they are. I was ready to call BS on this Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel. I was like, "yeah right. don't even. I'm not here for the wild claims." Imagine my shock. Imagine how shook I was when after a few days of using this moisturizer, I saw the pores on my nose -actually smaller. Really? I was shook! There was a catch though. While this gel moisturizer did not dry out my skin, it wasn't enough moisture. After I applied the water gel, I could feel the skin tightness only folks with dry skin can understand. Instead of using the product as a moisturizer, I use it under makeup and focus it on my nose. It's looks flawless!

Ok this is the only product that I have tried from Tatcha that I think you could totally skip even though it is still pretty damn awesome. Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is a silky cleanser. I regularly use oil cleansers to break down any makeup I had worn throughout the day. It melts away my makeup gently without stinging my eyes. I had never liked using an oil cleanser as my general face wash. But this oil is powerful enough to thoroughly clean my face. It is also light enough not to prompt me to go in with my usual cleanser. I like this product, but it's not run out and buy the same one worthy.

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream. The one. The only. The amazing. The too damn good to be true. The too damn expensive to regularly buy. One-hundred-twenty dollars of pure perfection that would be worth every penny should you scour your couch for change to make the purchase. My skin looked better than it did than it did when I was 14 -plump, radiant, and not a hint of a fine line or a pore insight. It was bright and fresh. It felt so smooth. The Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a product you must try. But the Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream is my hands down favorite Tatcha product. I've gone through two deluxe sample size jars and I cherished every last drop. This is the star of the show! I love it!!!! I don't understand how such a light feeling moisturizer could have results of a day at the spa!

Tatcha is not just hyped up. Its line of Japanese perfected skin care that is worth trying! Even if it is just once. They smell heavenly, perform better than you can imagine, and are beautifully packaged. I can't get enough!!!

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