Tatcha: Rice Enzyme Powder

Sometimes things are overrated. Or, they’re just so hyped up that when you try it, it’s just adequate.

geisha approved

What I am about to say is blasphemy in the beauty/skincare world, but here we go. Not a big Clarisonic fan. I’m sure if you wear tons of makeup every day or have particularly problematic skin, it’s great. But my  Clarisonic sits in its little dock and has remained untouched for quite some time. I’ve used every brush head available, always cleaned it thoroughly, and even scaled back to using it once a week in the shower. But it either made me break out or the results were underwhelming. Sure you feel cleaner, but I suppose I like the extra added benefits of facial exfoliants.

I remember my first exfoliant–or actually, my sister’s (remember how I was a little-thief-turdette?). It was St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub. I absolutely do not recommend this product (unless you dig a glass-rock-masochist facial), but at the time when Noxema/Clearasil/Clinique were skincare kings, it was pretty awesome.

In my post about facial scrubs via Stylelist, I noted how I would report about Tatcha’s Rice Enzyme Powder. I had another week to test it out and give it my seal of approval, but I could hardly contain myself! Lady needed to preach the Tatcha gospel: It’s so incredibly gentle, invigorating, and makes your skin so incredibly soft, it’s almost freakish. Amen!

And my favorite thing about this line, is that there are 3 different types: Gentle, Classic, and Deep. I tried samples of all 3 and would be a happy camper with any of them, but my personal favorite was Classic. And now I am a proud owner of a big, beautiful bottle!

If you don’t want to take the plunge and get a full bottle, I recommend getting the Sampler Set; they also offer full refunds if you’re not satisfied, which is a testament to how awesome this line is (though I doubt you’ll need one!).

Here’s a list of the delightful ingredients:

  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran
  • Papain (Papaya Extract)
  • Algae Extract
  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein (Pearl)

And Tatcha products are free of all the following trash business:

  • Mineral Oil
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Sulfate Detergents
  • Parabens
  • PEGs
  • PPGs
  • Urea
  • DEA
  • TEA
  • Phthalates

By the way, probably TMI, but man friend is playing R Kell’s Bump & Grind. Not sure if I’m supposed to take a hint or if my blabbering about 90s skincare reminded him of that glorious song from the Sultan of Smooth.