17 of the Best Tatcha Products to Try, According to Editors
If you have sensitive skin, you've likely been recommended Tatcha before. Since its debut in 2009, the beauty brand has amassed a devoted clientele thanks to its gentle products and luxurious packaging. Now, Tatcha can now be found in Sephoras across the globe as well as on Amazon and QVC. Beyond skin care, the company has even ventured into the cosmetics realm with a few lip products, face primers, and powders.
Tatcha is explicitly inspired by traditional Japanese beauty traditions. Founder Victoria Tsai met a modern-day geisha while visiting Kyoto and was struck by her simplistic skin-care routine. Suffering from dermatitis at the time, Tsai wondered if she might be able to apply some of those learnings to her own routine. In her research, she determined three highly effective natural ingredients that are now present in nearly every product she's created: green tea, red algae, and rice bran.
She previously told POPSUGAR in an interview, "There's a rule in Tatcha that you cannot launch a product and you can't show me an idea for something unless it's anchored in a true story. Every piece of our collection is actually a little piece of history."
If you've tried the brand, chances are you have a favorite product. Tsai's, for example, is the Silk Canvas Primer ("because it was so hard to make," she says). One of our standouts is the Texture Tonic, which won itself a coveted POPSUGAR Beauty Award, but the love doesn't end there. Keep scrolling for our editor-approved favorite Tatcha products.
— Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy
Best Overnight Cream From Tatcha
If you're dealing with dryness, redness, or uneven texture, or are prone to sensitivity, the Indigo Overnight Repair Serum in Cream Treatment is something you'll want to incorporate in your nighttime routine. With Japanese indigo extract, mondo grass root, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides, this overnight cream will help strengthen your skin's barrier and balance its microbiome, and as a result, calm irritation. Use this as the final step of your routine to lock in hydration.
Best Sunscreen From Tatcha
We could go on and on about Tatcha's sunscreen, but instead we will say this: it's good enough to make you look forward to putting on your sunscreen for the day. The nongreasy formula feels like nothing on skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, and has a subtle tint that can replace your foundation in a pinch.
One editor claims, "the sunscreen is an extremely runny consistency, and the product itself has a peachy tint to it. I applied it to my face and noticed that there was no gritty consistency... Rubbing it into my skin, I noticed that it was, in fact, disappearing and leaving behind no white cast, and I also wasn't rubbing it in for any longer than I would a chemical sunscreen." Read the rest of her Tatcha The Silk Sunscreen review here.
Best Body Care From Tatcha
Looking to add a splash of luxury to your shower routine? The editor-favorite Hinoki Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash delivers a fresh and relaxing experience that will make every shower feel like a spa. It has a woodsy and earthy scent creating a calming space. With gentle cellulose-based exfoliating beads, you'll be able to buff away roughness for soft and smooth skin.
"The Tatcha scrub left my skin feeling supple and smooth, and with a hint of hinoki fragrance. It's honestly just a joy to use in the shower, and it makes the experience so pleasant that I often forget where I am," says one of our editors; read her complete review of the Hinoki Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash here.
Best Cleansing Oil From Tatcha
This formula is one of the gentlest oil cleansers on the market. The product is efficient in removing makeup, and it also uses Tatcha's signature camellia oil to strip away grime and reduce inflammation. When used on a daily basis, the cleanser will ultimately give you softer and clearer skin.
Best Brightening Serum From Tatcha
Whether you have dark spots or are dealing with dullness, the Violet-C Brightening Serum is a gentle yet effective serum that will help deliver a more radiant, even-toned complexion. It's formulated with 20 percent vitamin C and a 10 percent AHA blend, a potent mix that is meant to be used at night, according to the brand. The vitamin C helps to brighten the complexion while inhibiting the production of excess melanin, whereas the AHA blend exfoliates the skin to reveal a smoother base and help further penetrate your skin care.
Best Face Mist From Tatcha
There are face mists that are just a refreshing bottle of water, and then there are face mists that actually do something. This one falls into the latter category. The hydrating product effectively uses green tea, rice, and algae extract to leave your skin looking refreshed and radiant.
Best Gentle Cleanser From Tatcha
Tatcha's The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser is a cream-based cleanser that's gentle enough for all skin types, especially those who lean dry. It's nonstripping yet washes away all the dirt and grime from the day. After cleansing with this rice-based wash, your skin will feel soft, hydrated, and refreshed.
Best Moisturizer From Tatcha
While it's easy to love this face cream for its antioxidant-rich Japanese purple rice bran, skin-softening algae, and moisturizing amino acids, we're convinced it's the featherweight consistency and impossibly smooth aftereffects that have catapulted this face cream to icon status. It's worth noting that this formula is rich and decadent, so if you're looking for a lightweight option, we also love the cult-favorite Tatcha Water Cream ($72).
Best Primer From Tatcha
Tsai's — and some of our editors' — favorite product is this primer. The velvety consistency melts into your face the moment you apply it. It's hydrating and sleek without feeling greasy. What makes it so satiny? Thin layers of silk smooth fine lines and keep you looking fresh.
"What truly impresses me is how well this primer keeps my makeup in place; my foundation and cover-up look perfect from morning till night. I never have to reapply," says our editor; read our full editor review of the Silk Canvas Protective Primer here.
Best Toner From Tatcha
The reigning Beauty Award winner itself, this formula is not your average toner. In fact, the combination of AHAs and niacinamide, Japanese mugwort, and wild rose oil deliver all the benefits you want (smoother skin, clearer pores, less shine) but without the harsh aftermath. It's so gentle yet effective, we'd sneak a love note in its locker if we could.
Best Retinol Alternative From Tatcha
Tatcha The Silk Serum ($98)
The latest addition to the brand's skin-care lineup is this do-it-all serum, which promises to deliver all the fine line-smoothing benefits of retinol without the irritation. How? The formula is packed with a combination of upcycled cranberry seed extract to visibly plump the skin and sustainably sourced sea fennel to soothe.
Best Exfoliating Powder From Tatcha
Much like the cleanser, this is a great option for those with sensitive skin. As opposed to harsher products on the market, the enzyme powder — composed of rice and papaya enzymes — transforms into a surprisingly creamy exfoliant when combined with water per the instructions. When massaged onto the face for less than a minute, the mixture ultimately reveals a smoother and softer surface. This exfoliating powder comes in four different variations so you can tailor it to your skin type, including calming, deep, and gentle versions.
Best Lip Mask From Tatcha
This decadent mask leaves the lips completely enveloped in long-term moisture, but manages to do so without ever feeling gloopy — thanks to hydrating squalane, camellia oil, and Japanese peach extract. It also works brilliantly on cuticles in a pinch.
Best Setting Powder From Tatcha
Tatcha The Silk Powder ($49)
Tatcha's award-winning Silk Powder is one of the brand's bestsellers — and for good reason. Suitable for all skin types, this multiuse setting powder helps makeup last longer, blurs pores, and protects the skin against blue light and pollution, all whilst giving a translucent and soft-radiant finish.
Best Eye Serum From Tatcha
This eye cream both diminishes fine lines and hydrates the under-eye area. Caffeine and green tea are used in the product to reduce inflammation and tighten the area, while red algae helps with hydration without overdoing it. While it is an expensive product, it's not unusually priced as eye serums go.
Best Essence From Tatcha
Tatcha The Essence ($110)
This essence is a luxurious skin softener that uses a blend of three Japanese fermented superfoods to help hydrate, gently resurface, and soften the skin. Featuring Akita rice, this essence helps your other skin care work better through intense hydration. It also contains Okinawa algae, which is supposed to repair your skin barrier and retain moisture. The essence is also jam-packed with antioxidants derived from green tea.
Best Hydrating Serum From Tatcha
Tatcha The Dewy Serum ($89)
If you like to live by the motto of "do whatever Meghan Markle does that makes her skin look so royally good," go ahead and bookmark the latest from her favorite brand. This formula boasts its proprietary blend of Japanese rice, green tea, and algae, which all work in tandem to improve the skin's texture, plus the ever-hydrating hyaluronic acid and squalane to keep it plump.