Friday, September 20, 2013

Tatcha Skincare Review and Giveaway - Closed

Tatcha is a skincare line inspired by Japanese Geishas - looking to the past for the secrets to beautiful skin. The products use a proprietary anti-aging Hadeisi-3 complex which consist of time-tested ingredients crucial to Geisha beauty routines such as green teas, Okinawa red algae, and rice bran. The promise is simple: traditional secrets from Eastern Beauty for a modern woman.

I was so honoured when Tatcha contacted me and asked me to try the Tatcha Ritual. After all, who isn't excited about having flawless porcelain skin. 

For those of you interested in trying the ritual, the TATCHA Sampler Set ($49) ncludes a generous deluxe trial size of the PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum, SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream, full size of the PETAL FRESH Original Aburatorigami Blotting Paper, and sample packets of the POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder in Classic, Gentle and Deep. 

I've used the product for two weeks and here's what I think of each product.

One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil: I've used other cleansing oils in the past but they always felt heavy and left a greasy film on my skin. I have combination-sensitive skin. Unlike other oils out there, this felt light and smooth going on and left my skin soft and balanced and it looked bright and glowing. The formulation removes makeup effectively (waterproof mascara, sunscreen, etc), whilst not leaving my sensitive cheeks dry and increasing sebum level on my t-zone. It has a very light and fresh scent that does not smell like harsh chemical. I use this in conjunction with the rice enzyme exfoliant and my skin has never looked better! Good for all skin-types.

Deep Brightening Serum: Like all of Tatcha’s products, this serum is very light and sinks quickly into skin. 
I can't tell if my skin is brighter as a result of using a combination of the entire ritual or directly from this product. This product brightens skin without toxic chemicals such as hydroquinone or other lightening ingredients so I would think someone with sensitive skin and/or skin with darker hyper-pigmentation would benefit from this serum. I do love using it as a makeup base as it smooths the surface of the skin without feeling greasy and without any silicone.

Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream: I love the almost "jiggly" texture and the fact that it has all the richness and hydration of a traditional cream but the lightweight, cool feeling of a gel. This cream leaves skin luminous and gorgeous but never greasy. It penetrates effortlessly into the skin - my skin looks smoother and I can't say enough about how makeup looks with this underneath as a nourishing base. Ideal for oily and normal-combination skin.

Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers: First off, I was very impressed with the traditional Japanese packaging and loved the gold flecks throughout each sheet. However, I have to admit that other than being prettier, these looked like any other blotting paper at first. After trying it, though, I see a big difference. What sets these apart is that they are more absorbent, and keep shine away longer than other blotting papers, while maintaining moisture on your skin. One sheet is large enough to blot your entire face (you can use both side of each sheet) and it keeps you looking shine-free for hours. Good for all skin-types.

Rice Enzyme Powder: I am a little obsessed with scrubbing my face so it's very important for me to find an exfoliant that is effective yet gentle. This powder exfoliant is amazing! It’s a water-activated powder packed with 'magical' enzymes that truly reduces the size of your pores, removes blackheads, and allows your skin to properly absorb all the nutrients from the products you apply after. I hesitate to even call this an exfoliator because it truly is not a “grainy” scrub, but rather a gentle creamy cleanser suitable for most sensitive skin types. The entire use process is very fast and simple. I tried all three strength available - Classic, Gentle, and Deep. As I said, I have combination-sensitive skin and my skin did not turn red or react badly with all three. If you are unsure, Gentle is a good starting point. 

All TATCHA products are completely free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. All formulas are dermatologist tested, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, just the way nature intended.

Tatcha is available exclusively at Barneys and online at, as well as other boutiques around the world - check their website for a complete list.

Additionally, TATCHA is also offering ChicAdvisor readers a chance to win a $75.00 USD gift card to shop on their online store. 

  1. To enter, you must be a follower of ChicAdvisor via Google Friend Connect  AND "Like" TATCHA Fcebook page here.
  2. Leave me a comment with your name and contact info and tell me you have done so.
  3. For extra entries, please comment separately that you have:
  4. Followed ChicAdvisor on BlogLovin'; Followed @tatcha_v on Twitter; Shared this giveaway on a platform of your choice (Blogger, Twitter, Facebook).
Open to everyone worldwide; and to existing readers.

Giveaway entries will be accepted until Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:59pm PST. 

The winner will be announced via email and on this blog, so please check back. Good Luck!

Updated on October 16, 2014: Thank you to those that have entered. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is 'FongLee (Phuong Ly). Please email me to claim your prize. 


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  2. For extra entries
    Followed ChicAdvisor on BlogLovin' - bloglovin name- madzia

  3. juliechaz9 - instagram and Facebook

  4. really nice giveaway sweety!
    come to find me on my blog..will be a big pleasure for me..kisses.

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  6. thanks for stopping by my blog! nice giveaway!


  7. i've never heard of this brand but will definitely check them out!

  8. thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!
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  9. also followed you via bl - tiffany liley-williamson (:

  10. lovely! Follow via GFC & FB: Kristina Lora D

  11. Extra Entries:

    Shared post on Facebook.

  12. Great giveaway. Wish everyone good luck!!

    xx Mira

  13. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog dear. I love this post as I love skin care. I would enter this, but I am finally happy with what I am doing with my skin care routine after so many years! Have a good weekend and I'm a new follower! New post is up if you wish to visit me again!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  15. Hi, thanks for the giveaway! :)
    My name is Michelle Maglalang and my contact information is
    I have been searching for the perfect skin products for years and have never found anything amazing as of yet! This looks promising :)


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