11.28.2014

Tatcha The Ritual Discovery Kit

Sorry about the long hiatus!

My business trip to San Francisco was supposed to be only a week long but I ended up staying there for more than 2 weeks. San Francisco is a great city but it would have driven me absolutely crazy if two of the lovely local ladies (Liz and Catherine) had not rescued me out of my hotel room and shown me all the pretty spots. They even introduced me to the Tatcha staffs at Barneys SF so I could receive the most lovely (and much needed) facial. (Elena is a really amazing esthetician. If you're a local, I recommend you rush to Barneys and speak to her.)

I had received the Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit before the trip and of course I made sure to pack it along. This beautiful set turned out to be another sane part of my rather insane trip!


Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit
(+ mini Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream)


Tatch Ritual Discovery Kit contains four essential products so you can experience them in a sense of whole regimen before committing to full sized items.

PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil Travel Size—25mL
POLISHED Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Travel Size—10g 
RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum Travel Size—10mL
SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream Travel Size—10mL

Tatcha says it is good for a full 2-week regimen, which is about right for the Clenasing Oil and the Serum only because I generously applied them on my face - for example, I slathered the serum on my face and neck twice a day. Polished gentle enzyme powder and Supple moisturizer last way longer than that at least from my own experience.


The kit comes in a beautiful gold-rimmed paper box and all the items are secured in a plastic mold inside.
I was also sent a mini jar of Ageless Eye Cream and a Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask which are so lovely that they deserve a separate post.


This delicately scented cleansing oil is made with a blend of camellia and rice bran oils.
Compared to miniral oil based ones, it has less slip yet requires only a small amount to get the job done.
Honestly, I do not have qualms about mineral oil but it does feel good that I am rubbing on natural oil that are potentially beneficial for my skin. Plus it washes away much cleaner. 

My skin is not all that sensitive and I can probably use The Classic one with no problem (Elena agrees), but I am glad that they sent me the Gentle one since I can use it twice a day. 
It lathers very finely and works flawlessly as a gentle morning cleanser as well as a polisher in the evening. My skin feels so clean and fresh every time. It is a better version of my all time favorite, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, I must say. 
I do wish it came with a flip top instead of the screw-on lid which is very pretty but not exactly the most practical.

This serum is just outstanding! Upon the very first time of application, I've instantly noticed it calms down the redness on my cheeks. I've been using it for a month now and couldn't be happier. No sign of irritation whatsoever. "Brightening" is always a very attractive concept in skincare but unfortunately we don't have many safe options. If you're afraid of the harsh hydroquinone or kojic acid, this is a superb choice. The serum hydrates beautifully without being greasy. I use this under my sunscreen during the day and layer with Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream in the evening.

Tatcha is all about better ingredients and Supple is the very example. You will be amazed to see how easily this gel-cream glides on leaving skin perfectly bouncy and moisturized. Similar silky feel you'd get from many cream with silicones, but it is actually from liquid silk, squalane, royal jelly and HADASEI-3 Bioactive complex. Again, I don't really mind silicones in my cosmetic items and it is really difficult to find silicone free makeup anyway, but it is definitely comforting to know my feel-good skincare products is actually good for my skin.


I've also purchased the Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum and Dewy Skin Mist and am planning to add Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream as soon as the Tatcha Annual sale starts.
(Use the FF2014 code for 20% off on all items. The sale runs from November 28th to December 8th, 2014.)

Overall, the whole range has thoroughly impressed me and now I know all the glowing reviews on Tatch skincare are not just myths! I look forward to seeing even better results as I continue with the Tatcha regimen.


*This entry contains PR samples*






30 comments

  1. Haaai welcome back, Lena! This set definitely arrived at the right time! I still haven't tried anything from the brand because I can't seem to find it here (and I don't want to pay 35 bucks to have anything shipped here, only to have the parcel taxed by the customs...). As soon as it becomes more available, I definitely plan to tho!

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    1. Thanks, Sunny! :)
      I ended up appreciating the set even more because of the trip. I was tired and stressed out the whole time but didn't experience any breakout. I think the set really deserve some credit!
      I think $35 for shipping is steep especially when you just want to try the discovery kit, for example. Once you're sure about the products then it might be worth getting them during sales. :)

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  2. Welcome Lena! I love San Fran! One of my favourite cities for sure. I have not tried the brand either, but I want to some day as everyone just raves about it!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!
      San Francisco is definitely one of the most attractive cities! It is full of characters for sure. ;)
      I did miss New York and blogging, though. LOL
      Hope you have a chance to try Tatcha soon. It is very soothing more than anything. I think you'd love it.

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  3. Glad to hear your trip ended up involving such lovely shopping trip! I've seen and heard nothing but amazing results of Tatcha skincare! However unless I can hold off from spending on beauty items for at least 3 months I can't justify going out and buying their stuff! Although I think sets are the best way and most value for money to try out a brand! I totally will put this down on my luxury wish list! Lena, also do visit my blog and feel free to join my beauty giveaway I'm holding right now! :)

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    1. It is definitely a luxury but well worth the price, I must say. I'd highly recommend the trial kit. Everything is adorable and lasts for quite some time which will give you enough time to decide.
      And thanks for the invitation! I will make sure to check it out. :)

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  4. Hello again, Lena!
    Oh this post just makes me want to try Tatcha even more, this kit sounds like a very good start..
    I haven't read any negative reviews on the brand so far, and the packaging is just so beautiful!
    maybe I will take the opportunity of 20% off xD

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    1. Hi hi, Pam! :)
      I believe the FF sale is once a year thing so might as well take advantage of! :)
      Everything is so well done although they don't have gazillion products lined up like mass department store, which I think is another great charm of the brand. They are really lovely.

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  5. OOOO even better than the dermalogica eh?? i've been super wanting to try dermalogica's and tatcha's...so i might just go with this discovery set first.
    you're really adding fuel to my curiosity but i'm going to wait until i'm done some skin care before i order (damn it...can't utilize the code...since i don't want things to just sit there)

    and welcome back!
    jenn

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    1. It almost pains me to admit since I've been swearing by the Dermalogica for many years, but yes, Tatcha is better. ;p For one thing, the consistency is much finer.
      I also was kind of skeptical before I tried this because I thought "how can one cosmetic line be praised so much by so many bloggers?" Well, I am not ruining the parade, and that is a good thing for Tatcha and for my skin. ;D

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  6. Beautiful little kit! I want to get it...but I really shouldn't be shopping for myself right now. T_T

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    1. It really is!
      I placed an order for the Ageless cream after trying some in store. It would work perfectly for my winter skin and I'm very excited about it!
      Maybe a discovery kit won't be so bad, Larie ;)

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  7. Hi Lena! So glad to see you back! I've been checking your blog regularly and I'm so happy to see a new post! :D I've heard so much about Tatcha and now with your glowing review I am super tempted! The set sounds like a good starter kit so I'll take a look at it on their site. The ingredients in the Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream are interesting; liquid silk?? Hmm.. time to do some research! ;D

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    1. Hey Jaa, thanks! :)
      The whole line is wonderfully therapeutic yet high performance.
      It is luxury items but if you have a budget for department store brand skincare, Tatcha is very comparable and even better in many ways, imho.
      Do let us know if you get to experience the line. Can't wait to hear what you think of them! :)

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  8. Oh, thank god you're back! Seriously, that was too long, although I enjoyed your SF pics on Instagram very much. :)

    I'm dying to try some TATCHA but I think I'll have to wait until next year. Way too much skin care at the moment and the $20 shipping charge to Canada kills any joy I get from the FF discount. Hopefully I'll just be able to scoop it up in a Barney's in person!

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    1. Hehe, thanks Liz! <3
      I really thought I would be able to blog a few times since I already had some pictures taken sitting in my Google drive. Unfortunately, I came back to the hotel room completely exhausted and had no creative juice left. ;o It is good to be back finally.
      What you said about the shipping completely makes sense unless you already know what you want in full size, which then would kind of evens out the shipping. :)

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  9. I've heard nothing but good things about this brand and this set sounds like a great place to start! Glad you're liking everything :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. The set is really great and makes a lot of sense. I'd recommend it to anyone who's considering Tatcha, actually. :)

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  10. Welcome back! I am tempted to get this kit, but I really shouldn't be splurging on myself (again) right now. :( Sounds so nice. But I'll remember this discovery kit when I am close to running out of my current skincare stuff! :)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy!
      I know, this whole month I've splurging myself and self-gifting. LOL
      I just decided to close my eyes firmly for the holiday makeup. It actually feels good to invest in skincare.
      The discovery kit definitely is a smart place to start. ;)

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  11. Awww, it's nice that you get to meet up with Jamilla (I don't think we are on firstname basis...yet) and Catherine (I think she is the girl behind strawberry mochi?) . Haha, I want to visit San Fransisco someday, mainly because there is MTT and my friend at silicon valley said she would buy me ticket (although she admit that she snored through his concert), haha....

    I think I am interested in the powder wash after your post, I need to find a counter so I can give it a try....

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    1. You know Liz and Catherine! :) I really owe them for the lovely time I had in SF. Such lovely people. ^-^
      I much prefer New York to San Francisco to be honest with you, but I do see the different charms about the city. ;)

      I think the local Barneys is the best bet and ordering a small set like this isn't such a bad idea. Let me know if you get to try their enzyme powder. :)

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  12. wow, better than dermalogica? too bad I can't seem to find tatcha here. I'd love to try it>.<

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    1. Yes, I believe so. The consistency is much finer and leaves my skin super clean.
      I have a local Barneys NY that carries Tatcha but personally I prefer online shopping in general. Tatcha has a very good cs so I'd try out ordering if you don't have any store nearby. :)

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  13. Welcome back form the left coast Lena! This kit sounds lovely but so does everything else in the Tatcha product line. If I weren't swimming in beauty products now, I'd definitely be partaking in their sale right now. Glad to hear these are working so well for you though. I have samples of the cleansing oil and rice enzyme which I've yet to try.

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    1. Thanks, Rowena! It IS cold here but I'm happy to be home. Plus I love me some winter coats, so no complaints here! LOL
      I'm excited to hear about your thoughts on the Tatcha samples. I'm pretty sure you will love them since they are high performance yet very gentle. Do let us know! :)

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  14. Great review, Lena! We missed ya here in the beauty world ;)

    I'd definitely like to review some more Tatcha for theNotice, but so far I've really been loving their Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder and cleansing oil -- the exfoliator is really amazing for sensitive skin. Even I can use the Classic version if need be, and my skin is so sensitive that I can't even use a lot of regular (non-exfoliating) cleansers!

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    1. Hi Rae! Thank you! :)
      I ended up ordering the whole line for normal/combination skin, so I will be experience the original enzyme powder soon. Now I am even more excited hearing your thoughts on it. ^-^

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  15. I'm so glad you are enjoying Tatcha! I only discovered the range this year, and i love everything they carry! Need to put Supple on my list next time... i've only tried the Ageless Enriched Renewal Cream but that is too rich for my skin.

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    1. Hi Linda! :)
      Having Tatcha regimen in my routine is a big thing for me, too.
      I've tried the Ageless Cream as well - though it is rich but not greasy. This cream suits my skin in winter, but the Supple also beautifully hydrating and it would be perfect for you. :)

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