For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful porcelain skin. Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it was widely believed these beauty secrets had been passed down from one generation of geisha to the next by word of mouth alone. That is, until TATCHA rediscovered their coveted daily regimes in a 200-year-old manuscript, written in the twilight of Japan’s Edo Period.
History reveals ancient beauty secrets
Traveling back to the City of 2000 Temples (Kyoto), TATCHA has worked with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from this text. What they uncovered is the very foundation of Eastern skincare and beauty. TATCHA’s special formulas pay homage to the icon of Eastern beauty and its own storied heritage.
Now the secrets of the geisha live on through a proprietary process involving the most precious green teas, Okinawa red algae, rice bran and other time-tested ingredients.
HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex is a proprietary anti-aging complex of:
- Okinawa Red Algae Extract – a vital source of beterhelin, a natural polysaccharide proven to enhance the skin’s barrier function for long lasting moisture retention and texture improvement.
- Japanese Rice Bran Extract -prized for centuries as a rich source of inositol, a multitasking active which is at once a powerful anti-oxidant and nourishing moisturizer.
- Green Tea Complete DNA Extract – extremely rich in EGCG and 14 times more potent than traditional green tea extracts, and five times more potent than Vitamin C in protecting against UV-induced oxidative damage, a leading contributor to premature skin aging.
“Together, these time-tested ingredients enhance the skin’s natural beauty, promote nourishing moisturization and help reduce the signs of premature aging for truly pure, polished, radiant and supple looking skin,” says TATCHA Founder Victoria Tsai.
All of the TATCHA products are non-irritating, dermatologist tested and safe for even sensitive skin. They are formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates.
The TATCHA line includes cleansers, exfoliates, serums and treatments, moisturizers, eye care, lip care, travel and gift sets, and more.
One customer called the company’s One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, “My favorite makeup remover.” The customer, named Brenda, goes on to say, “I love this makeup remover! It works so well and makes my skin beautiful. I love the way it has a cap and a locking pump, because it is perfect for travel.”
TATCHA products are available at Barneys New York and Beverly Hills, and on the company’s website. The TATCHA Cleansing Oil, Polishing Enzyme Powder and Camellia Cleansing Oil are also available at QVC.com.