Thursday 15 June 2023

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

 Tatcha has been readily available in the UK via Space NK for a little while now but I've only just got around to dipping my toe into the brand via The Dewy Skin Cream.

I purchased a travel size of this while I was away for a few days and had somehow managed to forget my usual moisturiser - an excellent excuse to buy and try something new, right?

This little introduction to Tatcha has definitely made me keen to try more from the brand. From the beautiful packaging to the texture, scent and effects of the cream, this is one product I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again. Here's why.

Formulated with Japanese Purple Rice, the Dewy Skin Cream is designed to perform a number of actions, including to hydrate and plump the skin and protect against pollution and stress. But above all it’s the dewy finish it imparts that got me really interested!

Thick yet somehow light at the same time, the dewy cream melts into the skin on application and leaves a gorgeous glow. It can be used both during the day and at night and while I am loving it as my PM post-retinol moisturiser, it seems a shame to waste the gorgeous dewy glow effect!

As mentioned this cream contains Japanese Purple Rice as a hero ingredient. This rice is nutrient-rich and high in the antioxidant Anthocyanin which aids in protecting against stress and pollution, in turn promoting a healthier looking skin. The base of the cream is also made up of humectant Glycerin and Squalane.

Also in the formula is a special Okinawa Algae and Hyaluronic Acid blend. We know by now that Hyaluronic Acid retains moisture and this blend is responsible for leaving the skin feeling soft and nourished. This special blend also helps to create the smoothing and plumping effect that this cream creates.

A range of botanical extracts and oils round off the formula, including Ginseng, Wild Thyme and Sweet Marjoram. These are included to nourish and moisturise and add to the dewy effect of the cream.

On first application I noticed the cream has a light, really calming scent which is what made me think it would be good as a night cream. I thought it was lavender oil until now when I’m looking at the ingredients list and can’t actually see lavender listed – it does contain parfum/fragrance right down the end though. At the end of the ingredients is also Mica, Tin Oxide and Titanium Dioxide (which would give the cream that aesthetic sheen/glow) and also the colour Violet 2. I imagine the Purple Rice used in the formula may have offered a bit of colour but not quite enough!

In case it’s important to you, I also want to mention that the cream is formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA and phthalates.

According to the brand’s website, Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream is recommended for people with dry to mature skin and combo skin – people with oily skin types might find this a little too rich for day time but I think it would suit anyone as a comforting night cream, just be sure to double check the ingredients if you are sensitive to certain essential oils.

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream is available right now at a few retailers including Space NK where you can find the travel size too if you want to try it for a few weeks before committing to the full size. Find it here.

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