Wednesday, October 3, 2012

TATCHA Skincare Water Collection review

          East Asian inspired luxury skincare brand Tatcha has a new collection to help you 'sea' your way to luminous skin. The Tatcha Water Collection consists of a hydrating facial treatments in a mist and mask form. These are meant to act as supplements to their basic skincare routine (see my review and photos here). I have samples of the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask to share with you today.


          The Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a hydrating facial spray that is meant to be used in the morning, night, and any time in between. It's packaged in gorgeous blue to white gradient packaging. Squalene and Glycerin provide hydration, while extracts from algae, licorice, camellia flower, and ginseng treat your skin. It's quite different from water sprays. This spray comes out as a fine mist that has a serum like consistency on the face. That said, I would not call this serum as it does not sink in quickly and disappear. You are left with a moisturizing residue protecting your face. This worked very well to give my face a lasting refreshed look and feel. However, I noticed a velvety feel to my skin that is characteristic of silicone containing products. Sure enough, cyclopentasiloxane was the fourth on the ingredient list. This ingredient is found in foundations and primers to add smoothness to skin and fill in pores. Because of this, I consider Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin mist to be a skincare/cosmetic hybrid. I prefer to confine use to daytime when I'm wearing foundation already. I can spray before or after foundation to help with hydration. This will probably come in handy during the dryer winter months.


          The Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask is meant to provide intense hydration and cooling to the face. Extracts from algae, Camellia flower, ginseng, and royal jelly treat your skin. The mask is a coconut-derived gel structure that provides direct contact to the skin. This is thought to provide better delivery of the serum's ingredients into the skin. After fifteen minutes, the mask can be peeled off and the remaining serum should be massaged into the skin and followed by Tatcha Moisture Rich Silk Cream (review and photos here) to retain the moisture. Those who enjoy sheet masks might be interested in this gel alternative.


          The Tatcha Water collection is a nice supplemental selection of hydrating treatments to the Tatcha skincare routine. The Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($48 for 1.35fl.oz.) and Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($95 for 4 masks) can be found at Tatcha online or Barney's. Thanks for reading! Have you tried any Tatcha skincare? What are your favorite hydrating sprays and face masks? What products do you use when your skin needs hydration fast?

Love, Dovey.

 Ingredients: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist - water, glycerin, squalene, cyclopentasiloxane, propanediol, triethylhexanoin, polyglyceryl-2 diisostearate, PPG-5-ceteth-10 phosphate, trideceth-12, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sorbitan stearate, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, oryza sativa (rice) germ oil, behenyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate SE, fragrance, camellia japonica seed oil, alcohol, inositol, sericin, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Chondrus Crispus extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) root extract, Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, Panax ginseng root extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Algae extract, royal jelly extract, thymus serpillum extract, sodium hyaluronate. Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask- water, glycerin, propanediol, methyl gluceth-20, alcohol, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-20, inositol, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, polyglyceryl-10 eicosanedioate / tetradecaedioate, polyglyceryl-10 isostearate, Chondrus crispus extract, Fragrance, Sericin, Xanthan Gum, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, sodium hyaluronate, panax ginseng root extract, algae extract, royal jelly extract, thymus serpillum extract.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.

4 comments:

  1. Ahh another Tatcha product I want! It's just so luxurious and I love the ritual aspect of things :)

    My favorite spray for the moment is Jurlique Rosewater. I finished the whole bottle just last night and it was a bit heartbreaking! I'm looking for one that doesn't contain alcohol at all to see how it works, but if that doesn't turn out well I'll always go back to it :)

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    1. Tatcha's mist contains benehyl alcohol but there is no need to worry about it. Benehyl alcohol is a saturated fatty alcohol which can be safely used as an emollient and emulsifier in cosmetics. It is recognized as one of the "good" alcohols and will not dry out or irritate skin.

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  2. This treatment facial mist has quickly become an indespnsible product when it comes to defending my dry skin against the hot, arid conditions that summer brings to Southern California and which can occur whenever the Santa Ana winds blow in from the desert. It is nothing like any other facial mist that I've ever tried. For example, it is nothing like the watery facial mists by Shu Uemura, Evian, Jurlique, etc. If you spray Tatcha's ultra fine mist on your fingers, you'll see that it looks a bit milky and is creamy to the touch. In addition to humectants, it also contains ingredients which calm and sooth the skin and that, for me, Is what puts this facial mist in a class by itself. It can be used alone or over makeup. Either way, you'll be adding skin nurturing benefits along with moisture whenever you use it.

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  3. So intrigued by this brand now. Their packaging is gorgeous! I don't often feel the need for hydration but this was a great read and I love the pictures.

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