The Tatcha Story: The Secret to Clear Skin
Geishas are known for their captivating skin and the good news is that Tatcha has uncovered the secret to it.
Victoria Tsai, the founder of Tatcha, was left in awe when she walked into a beauty store in Japan. There, she met a geisha with the most flawless skin.
“Without their stage makeup on, their skin is so clear and smooth, whether they’re 20 or 80,” she said in an Oprah.com interview. “My first thought was: ‘I’ll have what you’re having.'”
The 35-year-old Harvard graduate was shown “jars of powders and waxes,” she revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview. She took home the jars, used them for eight weeks and had better complexion.
Needless to say, Victoria did her homework soon after that and unearthed a 200-year-old Japanese manuscript containing ancient beauty rituals and practices that even the geishas use.
She “worked with a Japanese chemist to develop Hadasei-3, a formula that blends red algae, green tea and rice bran—staple ingredients of the Japanese diet—into an antioxidant complex,” said the Wall Street Journal.
Now, Victoria has 3 “By Ritual” lines for those with dry skin, normal + combination skin and oily skin.
The beginning Ritual Discovery Kit, developed for normal + combination skin, consists of four beauty products, explained by Tatcha as below.
This beautiful blend of camellia and rice bran oil melts away impurities and even waterproof makeup. Skin is left fresh and pure in just 1 step—no double cleansing required.
This creamy, water-activated enzyme powder effortlessly releases debris from skin, leaving it polished and baby soft in an instant.
This hydrating serum absorbs effortlessly into the skin and hydrates while making the skin appear more luminous.
This rich yet weightless gel-cream lays a semi-occlusive moisture-binding network on the skin, while powerful anti-aging and moisturizing actives work to replenish and fortify skin from the inside out.
A Tatcha Ritual Discovery Trial Kit is also available — ideal for travel and for those who want to test out the products. The trial kit will last roughly two weeks.
These beauty sheets are Tatcha’s alternative to powder and primer. It works by removing excess oil and sweat from the skin while leaving your make-up intact. It also doesn’t steal moisture from the skin.