January 16, 2015

TATCHA Ritual Discovery Kit for Oily Skin

Inspired by her meetings with a modern-day geisha, TATCHA founder Victoria Tsai set about creating a skincare line rooted in ancient Japanese beauty rituals and the philosophy that less is more. I first heard about the brand's famous Aburatorigami Beauty Papers (oil-blotting papers) a few years ago and have been dying to try some of their other skincare products since.

After completing an online personal skin consultation questionnaire, the company sent over their Ritual Discovery Kit for Oily Skin. Packaged in a gorgeous box with mini jars and bottles that are also perfect for travelling, the kit acts as a two week introduction to their 4-step skincare routine.

The first step in the routine is to pump a quarter-sized amount of the One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil into dry hands and massage it onto a dry face. The cleansing oil will get milky when you rinse it off with warm water. I know I have mentioned before that I don't love cleansing oil since my skin never feels fully "clean" after use but I do actually find that this one works well for face makeup. I do, however, use a makeup remover first to get off stubborn/waterproof eye makeup.

Next, you use the Deep Rice Enzyme Powder to polish your skin. I've never used this type of exfoliator before so I was initially a little apprehensive. You tip out about 1/2 teaspoon of powder into wet hands and rub them together to turn the dry powder into a creamy consistency before massaging onto the face and rinsing away. It's very gentle and this particular formulation contains Dokudami, an antibacterial botanical extract intended to combat acne. The only thing is that it can get a little messy if you're not careful since the powder is loose.

Step three involves applying the Deep Brightening Serum, made with licorice root to target hyperpigmentation while hydrating. On top of this you layer the Moisture Rich Silk Cream, which is a lightweight gel moisturizer.

Overall, this kit has been the perfect introduction to TATCHA. I can see why people rave about this brand... the products all feel incredibly luxe yet with a refined simplicity that speaks to the core of Victoria's inspiration.


  1. This looks like an amazing product!
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

  2. The packaging is really pretty and each product sounds luxurious. Is the enzyme powder designed for everyday use?

    1. Yep, it's all part of an everyday routine. It's not harsh at all!

  3. You have just reminded me that I have a full Tatcha order sitting in my office unopened...I will agree with you that the packaging is like no other! You really feel like you're using Japanese skincare with all of the little details they put in.


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