Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Water Collection from Tatcha

Its no secret that I love Tatcha's 4 piece ritual so when I heard they were releasing new products, I was overjoyed. The Water Collection's Dewy Skin Mist and Deep Hydration Mask are meant to infuse moisture back into the skin with the use of red algae from Okinawa and Tatcha's HADASEI-3 complex (read more about it here). I know that most people are oilier during the warmer months and are not as concerned about moisture but although my skin is not as dry, it is definitely more dehydrated so these could not have come at a better time.

To categorize the LUMINOUS Dewy Skin Mist ($48) as a facial mist would almost be a crime. I think of it as Fix+ on crack (note that I don't use Fix+ to help my make-up stay longer but for the extra boost of hydration). More accurately, Tatcha categorizes it as a liquid moisturizer and I could not agree more. I was truly surprised at how effective this milky liquid was at not only moisturizing my skin but soothing it as well. I kid you not, redness will be reduced. I spritz it twice all over my face and then once on my hand to pat on areas that are drier. You can use it pretty much whenever and however you want, I just choose to use it this way. Another thing that is worth mentioning is the nozzle- it works brilliantly and more importantly, evenly spritzes your face with just enough product.

I'm not the biggest fan of sheet masks. They drip and slide all around my face so I find them incredibly uncomfortable to wear. So I was fairly certain that my wallet and I were safe from the LUMINOUS Deep Hydration Mask ($95). Surprised, again. Here is what Tatcha has to say about the mask:

 The unique coconut-derived biocellulose mask, developed originally to speed healing for burn victims, forms an occlusive layer on the skin that enables 53% deeper penetration vs. paper masks (source- tatcha.com).

The texture of this gel-like mask is what makes the whole experience pleasant vs annoying. It's thicker than paper masks and immediately cooling to the skin. There is no dripping or moving of any sort while it was on my face. After roughly 20 minutes (15 is the recommended time), most of the serum was absorbed but it didn't feel sticky or thick. Even after massaging the rest of the liquid, there was no residue. The whole thing was so relaxing and spa-like that I understand why this mask sold out in stores so quickly.

I find both products from the Water Collection to be more gentle and soothing on the skin that the ones from the Ritual. That isn't to say that those are harsh, but since this collection is focused more on hydration, to me, it makes sense that they are milder. I would be thrilled if Tatcha chooses to expand this particular line. Perhaps a serum or a cooling eye cream? I'd be first in line. 

The Dewy Skin Mist and Deep Hydration Mask are available at Tatcha.com & select Barney's stores.

Thanks for stopping by! :) 

* Items were sent by PR for consideration, all opinions are my own.


  1. I so wish I could use this but It's got a couple of ingredients that clog my skin. Boo :-( So glad you love it though...I've read so many positive things about this!!

  2. I read your previous post on the 4 piece ritual and of course I had to place an order. My skin hated it. I broke out like never before in huge painful cysts and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what was responsible. I was so disappointed. I was so ready to love it.

    1. Aww I'm so sorry Anahita :( skincare is so ymmv that when I stopped using Tatcha to try a popular brand that is known for their focus on sensitive skin my face exploded. It's still not back to normal sadly and I too don't know what caused it but I'm staying far away from emollient creams from now on. I'm not sure what could've caused the clogging but I know Algae is an irritant for some.. Is your skin sensitive or?

  3. the packaging is so pretty!! this looks very promising, will give it a go. i really like leave in gel masks like this

    1. I hope you like it as much as I do Shiny!

  4. I wanna try this! :) Hey, if you want, check out my blog
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  5. I'm more of a matte fan for sure, but the packaging on this is gorgeous!


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