I came across Tatcha last December and was intrigued by their line of Indigo products which are approved by the National Eczema Association. Of course, this led me down the Tatcha rabbit hole and I slowly started to purchase and get samples of their other products.
I first saw the line at Barneys on the UWS. I walked in on one of the coldest days we experienced this past winter - the wind was whipping about, and all I could think about was what I could put on my skin to make it feel less brutalized. I was introduced to the line and when I mentioned my sensitive, eczema-prone skin the sales associate quickly brought out their Indigo products.
So I've been testing these products out for over 3 months now and I hesitated writing up a review of skincare. Everyone's skin is so different and there are so many factors involved including diet and environment that I'm fairly certain everyone's experiences with any skincare is going to not only differ from my experience, but even differ from their own experiences month-to-month. It's tricky, but I'll share all the thoughts I had while using these and hopefully you'll find it informative.
My absolute favorite item from their indigo line is their Soothing Silk Body Butter. It comes in a tub with 200ml // 6.7 fl. oz. of product for $48 USD. The texture is buttery, the scent is light and fresh and it sinks into the skin smoothly without any residue. One of the few things I can't stand in life is putting on body lotion and having my skin feel moist all day. I slathered this body butter on and never did I feel like it just sat on my skin. And, most importantly, it left my skin feeling silky soft. A definite repurchase!
The other item I enjoyed was the Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder. It comes in a jar with 60g // 2.1 oz. of product for $65 USD. Admittedly, when I first started using this I used it too often. I was using it almost every day and my skin started to feel a little too tight and squeaky. But once I dialed it back to about twice a week, it gave my skin an ever so gentle exfoliation where my skin looked smooth and firm. I followed the instructions using about half a teaspoon of powder, added a bit of water and mixed it in my hands until it became creamy. The powder is so fine that every grain dissolved and left a very smooth cream to work onto the face. Just 10-20 seconds and rinse off. And no mess with their wonderful packaging! There is a tab that slides over the opening making it easy to access, but fairly secure when not in use.
What I was disappointed in was the Soothing Triple Recovery Cream, the Soothing Renewal Treatment and the Soothing Silk Hand Cream. I specifically purchased the Soothing Triple Recovery Cream (50ml // 1.7 fl. oz. for $135 USD) to use as a day cream. (I use La Mer Moisturizing Cream religiously, but that is a very heavy cream for day wear and under makeup.) I would apply it after cleansing and toning and even after letting it settle into the skin it would leave a sticky film on my face. I tried it without toner, different toners, letting it settle longer and longer, but nothing worked. And then applying makeup over it would ball it up and I would be left with what looked almost like rubbery bits on my face.
The Soothing Renewal Treatment (15ml // 0.5 fl. oz. for $98 USD) is merely a concentrated version of the Cream. It's a darker Indigo color and was recommended I use only at night since it wasn't designed to soak into the skin. I put it on parts of my skin that felt irritated and while it didn't make anything worse, it didn't really improve anything. What's most disappointing about this product is that a friend of mine decided to give it a try and felt it irritated her skin a bit. She realized that Mica was an ingredient, which exacerbates her eczema and had to return it.
And the Hand Cream (60ml // 2 fl. oz. for $38 USD) also left a sticky, kind of tacky residue on my hands. And I have extremely dry hands - it didn't feel like it completely absorbed. I don't know why the Body Butter is so much better, but the texture is so much smoother without any residual tackiness.
Aside from the Soothing Renewal Treatment, all of the blue in the Indigo products disappear after working it in, which is pretty cool!
As for the non-Indigo products, I enjoyed them all and would think about purchasing a full-size of their Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream (15ml // 0.5 fl. oz. for $135 USD). It's very creamy and gentle. My under eye skin tends to develop red patches when using any type of eye product that has any sort of aggressive anti-aging or resurfacing ingredients, natural or otherwise.
The Dewy Skin Mist (40ml // 1.35 fl. oz. for $48 USD) has been raved about all over YouTube and I enjoy it as well. I don't use it to set my makeup or prime my face, but I do like to use it as a skin conditioner throughout the day if I don't have makeup on. I feel like it tends to be a bit too "lotion-y" and heavy to be a setting spray.
The Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (150ml // 5.1 fl. oz. for $48 USD) was delightful to use. Same wonderful scent, and a decent cleansing oil. My eye makeup was a little stubborn to remove, but I tend to have the same issue with other oils as well. Would I purchase a full-size? I'm not sure. Maybe.
Last, but definitely not least, is their Gold Camellia Beauty Oil (30ml // 1.01 fl. oz. for $95 USD). Again, it has that lovely scent and I love anything with gold flakes in it. But I can't say it changed my life. I use it as a cuticle oil at night and occasionally I'll add a drop to foundation if my skin is feeling particularly parched. This is another one I'm not sure If I'd purchase a full-size. But, I do love that fragrance!
I hope that was helpful! Please let me know in the comments, and also let me know if there's anything you'd like for me to test out for you.