Based on the ancient beauty rituals of Japan’s geisha, Tatcha debuts its new skincare line
The latest luxe skincare line to enter the market sourced beauty wisdom from a 200-year-old text, which divulged the lost secrets of the geisha beauty regimen. Tatcha, known for their facial blotting papers, recreated these ancient formulas using modern science and natural ingredients such as green tea, rice bran and Okinawa red algae extracts. The new small, but effective range of eight products created by Victoria Tsai, who traveled to Kyoto to work with scientists, scholars and geisha to decipher the long-standing rituals and ingredients from the manuscript, will be available exclusively in-stores at Barneys New York beginning March 4 (and online here now) and harnesses these ancient beauty philosophies to put a unique spin on modern skincare.
The camellia oil-based cleanser, inspired by the same oil geishas used to remove their performance makeup without stripping their skin, contains no mineral oil so it emulsifies completely, leaving the complexion fresh and clean (read: no need to cleanse twice). And, like all the formulas, the cleanser is free of parabens, sulfate detergents and synthetic fragrances. The water-activated Rice Enzyme Powders are additional products to help smooth skin and utilize rice bran to remove debris from the skin while simultaneously polishing it and leaving it baby soft. The line’s Deep Brightening Serum promises radiant skin as it uses a combo of three botanical extracts to attack hyperpigmentation, evening out skin tone and decreasing the appearance of age spots by promoting cell turnover. And finally Tatcha’s moisturizer’s protective barrier is drawn from the magic of a silk protein extract, which delivers dramatic and long-lasting hydration. Good things happen when time-tested secrets meet modern science. $48-$150, tatcha.com