TATCHA Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream – Lessons From The Geisha

Since experiencing the Japanese brand SENSAI, I’ve been equally impressed and curious about other Japanese brands. When TATCHA asked me if I’d like to try their moisturizer, I was thrilled!  The history of the TATCHA brand is steeped in tradition and rituals.  The  Japanese method of skin care involves ceremonies that focus on cleansing, massaging, nourishing, and protecting the skin via natural, time-tested botanicals and minerals.  TATCHA Beauty prides itself on following the time honored ritual followed by geisha.  This ritual is suitable for all ethnicity’s and ages, but especially for those with combination skin seeking solutions for prevention and repair and older skin. The TATCHA line is ideal for women over 40!

For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin. 

Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it was widely believed these beauty secrets had been passed down from one generation of geisha to the next by word of mouth alone. 

That is, until TATCHA rediscovered their coveted daily regimes in a 200-year-old manuscript, written in the twilight of Japan’s Edo Period. 

Traveling back to the City of 2000 Temples (Kyoto), TATCHA has worked with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from this text.  What we uncovered is the very foundation of Eastern skincare and beauty.

 TATCHA’s formulas pay homage to the icon of Eastern beauty and our own storied heritage. Now the secrets of the geisha live on through a proprietary process involving the most precious green teas, Okinawa red algae, rice bran and other time-tested ingredients.

In Japanese culture, the word for support is “kyomei”. To show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness, TATCHA will donate $25 for every purchase of “Kyomei” Limited Edition Moisture Rich Silk Cream ($150) during the month of October.  TATCHA proudly supports BreastCancer.org.

The pink ribbon on top of the limited edition packaging is made from pure silk and was donated by the Japanese kimono silk artisans that TATCHA partners with in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. I think this is such a beautiful and meaningful touch.

Supple Rich Moisture Silk Cream is very thick and rich, yet is has a VERY lightweight feel and melts into the skin giving immediate hydration.  Ingredients include liquid silk, squalane, royal jelly + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex.

TATCHA recreates the geisha’s minimalist beauty regime with fresh preparations of concentrated bioactive materials, accessing their active ingredients through a proprietary extraction process of green tea, Okinawa red algae and rice bran.

HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex—a proprietary anti-aging complex of:

Green Tea Complete DNA Extract—extremely rich in EGCG, 14 times more potent than traditional green tea extracts and 5 times more potent than Vitamin C in protecting against UV-induced oxidative damage, which is a leading contributor to premature skin aging.

Okinawa Red Algae Extract—a vital source of Beterhelin, a natural polysaccharide proven to enhance the skin’s barrier function for long lasting moisture retention and texture improvement.

Japanese Rice Bran Extract—prized for centuries as a rich source of inositol, a multi-tasking active which is at once a powerful anti-oxidant and nourishing moisturizer.

Together, these time-tested ingredients enhance the skin’s natural beauty, promote nourishing moisturization and helps reduce the signs of premature aging for truly pure, polished, radiant and supple looking skin.

I have quickly become addicted to this cream, it’s perfect for my combination to slightly dry skin and all women over 40. I saw a difference in two days. TWO DAYS!!!  I was very skeptical because it looks and feels so heavy in the jar but it absorbs well and doesn’t  feel heavy or leave me looking greasy. I can’t stop feeling my face, it’s soooo soft and supple! I had a professional facial a few weeks ago and the facialist told me my skin was dehydrated . I’ve been using this cream  every morning and evening  and drinking more water–I can definitely see an improvement.  I don’t ever want to be without this cream and would love to explore the other products in the line. Now where is my white face paint!!!

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

TATCHA skincare is available at tatcha.com and Barneys.

Overall: packed with anti-aging ingredients TATCHA’s Moisture Rich Silk Cream is ideal for more mature skin. It’s definitely a splurge, but the brand offers a sampler set for those new to the brand for only $49.

Prime Beauty Grade: A+

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  1. I love Tatcha products! THis is an excellent review, Cindy! I have their Cleansing Oil and their Classic Enzyme Powder–they are extraordinary! xoxo

  2. This information and product will be of good use to my mom will definitely be passing on this post to her.


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