If you’ve read anything I’ve written, you probably know that I hold the Tatcha skin-care line dear to my heart. During some of my most brutal skin phases, Tatcha products have single-handedly saved my complexion from bad breakouts, dullness, and dryness. What I love about Tatcha is that while the products are incredibly effective, they’re equally gentle — you get results without harsh chemicals or skin irritation.
Of course, there’s a downside: Tatcha’s goods are horrifyingly expensive. Their Indigo Cream may have made my dry, eczema-prone skin supple and soft last winter, but paying $85 to re-up became unsustainable. And while the Silk Primer rid me of my fear of primers (they usually make me break out and this one decidedly did not), 0.7 ounces of it will cost you a shocking $52. Are you upset? Ready for some good news? Here it is: Tatcha is having a 20 percent sitewide sale from now through November 15, if you use the code FF2018 at checkout. If you’re overwhelmed or curious where to start, I’m here to help. Here’s a list of my favorite Tatcha products, all of which are so good, they could each be a holy grail of mine.
This is one of the best moisturizers I have ever used. It’s very rich, but it absorbs into the skin very quickly so it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy or sticky. The product’s blend of oatmeal and Japanese indigo is calming and reparative, and has helped me calm redness from breakouts and eczema. For anyone with dry, acne prone skin, this is a must-try.
When it comes to face mists, this one is the one to try. On rushed, no makeup mornings, I sometimes use this as the only step in my routine: A few spritzes on clean skin provides nourishment and moisture, and makes my face look super-bright and dewy. On full-on glam makeup days, I use this as my final, makeup-setting step. It makes everything melt into my skin and gives a perfect, flawless finish.
I wrote a full-length review of this product, so if you want the nitty-gritty, read it. But very long story short, this is one of the only primers I’m willing to use. Not only does this never, ever make me breakout, it also keeps my makeup looking frighteningly fresh and flawless — like I’ve just applied it — all day long.
These ultragentle but effective masks are perfect for anyone who wants to treat their under eyes, but happens to have sensitive under-eye skin. They have green tea, rice-bran oil, and red algae, all of which work to hydrate and brighten the skin around your eyes, and make you look more well rested and alert. They’re also great for prepping your under eyes for makeup — concealer glides on after using these guys. I like keeping them in the fridge; the cold tends to depuff my (famously serial-killer-esque) under eyes.
If you’re looking for a great, everyday sunscreen this one is definitely worth buying. It absorbs super quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave a white cast. Plus, after you apply, makeup glides on super easily on top of it. It also has a slight matte-ifying effect on the skin, so it won’t leave you looking greasy — which I think we all can agree is unique for an SPF.
This lip balm is not only the perfect gift (it has pretty gold flakes in it), it’s also really effective. Apparently Japanese female free-divers have used camellia oil (the main product in this balm) for thousands of years to protect their skin and hair from the salty ocean water. I can see why: this super-thick and creamy lip balm does a truly incredible job at soothing and healing chapped lips. It is probably my second favorite chapstick of all time, right after my beloved Bite Agave Lip Mask.
While we’re talking camellia, I’m completely obsessed with this oil, which melts away all makeup without stripping or drying out (or breaking out) skin. I strangely like this travel-sized version more than I do the regular size, because when I’m out of time, I don’t have space for my Bioderma and cleansers both — this is a perfect two-in-one.
This is a physical — not a chemical — exfoliant. Though it is technically a scrub, it is incredibly gentle — it contains rice bran and papa enzymes and transforms into a foam when you add water to it. Tatcha’s motto is, essentially, “doing small things for your skin every day will give you the best results” (instead of using super-intense chemical exfoliants, in other words). This product the definition of that ethos: It’ll never make your skin red and dry, and will make your skin noticeably smoother within just one use.
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