Has anyone else noticed the excessive amount of ads there are on news websites? I don’t know if I just never noticed before…? I was trying to watch a news story this morning on a major news network and I couldn’t due to all of the ads that were trying to load. Instead of being able to hear the news commentator, all I could hear was a L’Oreal ad – I guess you can’t keep Anderson Cooper in expensive suits and fresh low-lights by just reporting the news 😛
I am a skincare addict, I love trying new products, tatcha is a luxury skincare line that I have been wanting to try but simply cannot afford 😉 I also had no idea what to try and couldn’t justify sinking a bunch of cash on products that I might not use or like. I mean, is it really worth the cost? And yes, I know, those ancient Geisha beauty secrets. Believe me, I know but that and the gorgeous packaging aside – I have never been intrigued enough by this brand to try anything. Enter the Bestsellers Set for $59, you can try 4 of their bestselling products at a fraction of the cost as the full-sized quantities. First off, all of the products are packaged in a lovely gift box and they are gorgeous. The whole aesthetic of this brand is fresh and elegant, you really get what you pay for as far as appearances go. tatcha claims that their skincare products are good for all skin types, based on pure, minimalist ingredients and packed with Japanese anti-aging superfoods. Their products are also formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, urea, DEA or TEA and the brand is cruelty free, to the products!
Pure One Step Camelia Cleaning Oil (.8 ounce)/full-size retails at $48/5.1 ounces – I really liked this cleansing oil, it was a little thicker in consistency than what I am used to as far as cleansing oils go but it did a great job at removing my makeup. This oil is formulated with vitamins A, B, D & E and is also rich in omegas. It felt nice, didn’t smell much like anything and my skin felt hydrated and cleansed.
Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder (.35 ounces)/full-size retails at $65/2.1 ounces – This is a dry, rice-bran, powder that you mix with water to create a paste that you then scrub your face with. I wasn’t impressed, by the time I had added enough water to the granules to make a paste that stuck to my skin, I felt that it didn’t provide any polishing or exfoliating properties. This product is supposed to lather into a foam but it didn’t do that for me, my skin looked mostly the same and I would’t try this again. I do like the delivery method, very clean and powder didn’t get everywhere.
The Water Cream (.34 ounces)/full-size retails at $68/1.7 ounces – I just finished a sample of this and I really like it. It is so light weight but my skin looks radiant and feels hydrated when I have used this. I have worn this cream under makeup and really enjoy how smooth my skin appears. It is formulated with roses, green tea, rice and algae – I think it is very lovely. I was surprised at how quickly I went through my first sample, we’ll see how long it takes me to use this size up – if I plow through it then I would be less inclined to purchase the full-size.
Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (.4 ounces)/full-size retails at $48/1.35 ounces – Are you kidding me with this? This mist is probably the product that I have heard the most about, gurus rave about this product and I don’t get it. Full points for the gorgeous, lavender glass bottle but the product wasn’t impressive. I thought that this would be a lovely, fragrant, spa-like mist that would hydrate my skin and make me feel beautiful. It smells fermented, like rice wine vinegar – it made me feel like stir fry. I know that fermented products can be great for skin and health – blah, blah, blah but I didn’t see this in the description of the product. The mister is so fine that I feel like the product evaporates before it even hits your face, I understand now why people are using 50 sprays, you have to. Their claim is that you only need 2-3 sprays for your entire face, I disagree and I don’t feel like I have a particularly large face…? Didn’t love it, don’t understand the hype and definitely would not pay $48 for such a minuscule amount of product.
Overall, I enjoyed trying a few of their products at a reasonable price but wasn’t totally wow’ed by a couple of them. Considering that this is a luxury skincare line, that definitely disappointed me and I would be hesitant to try anything else if I didn’t get to test it out first. If you use the brand, I would love to hear what works for you!
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