Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder: Review

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Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well! Today I want to talk about a great product from Tatcha called the Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder ($78 CAD). Inspired by the beauty regimen of Japanese geishas, Tatcha is determined to bring their ancient skincare secrets to the modern woman. To read more about the Rice Enzyme Powder, a gentle yet effective cleansing powder, click.......
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder
Packaging:
Where do I even start? There is good packaging and there is beautiful packaging but Tatcha elevates its packaging experience to a new height. The woodgrain-patterned box opens to reveal an inner tray printed with an elegant Japanese bamboo pattern. The tray holds the Rice Enzyme Powder, wrapped with a pretty letter from Tatcha founder Victoria Tsai, entailing the story behind the product the usage directions.
The Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder comes in a simple yet classic 60g jar. The powder dispenses from a small closeable spout at the top once the lid is unscrewed. It can get slightly messy pouring out the powder but I can't really think of a better way for Tatcha to package this.
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder
Formulation:
Inspired by the secret beauty regimen of Japanese geishas, Tatcha's Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is a cleansing face powder made with finely milled rice powder, rice bran, papain (papaya enzyme), pearl protein, and extracts of green tea and red algae. The powder promises to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder
To use, simply wet your hands and face and pour about half a teaspoon of the powder into your palms and lather. The powder turns into a really gentle and creamy slurry, with only fine bits of exfoliating particles. I initially thought that this is more of a scrub but the formulation foams well enough that it can easily replace your regular face cleanser. The Rice Enzyme Powder works really well at smoothing the skin. After use, my skin feels completely renewed and refreshed. My only critique of the product is that after repeated uses (two or three times in a row), the powder can be just a bit drying, at least for my skin type. It's definitely nowhere as drying as the Biore Baking Soda Scrub I recently reviewed. So, I would recommend using these every few days, as opposed to every single day.
Overall, this is a beautifully-packaged cleansing powder that leaves the skin feeling super clean and lightly exfoliated. Tatcha offers three other variations of this Rice Enzyme Powder; the Classic formulation I have here is best for normal or combination skin.

Availability:
Tatcha is available online and in stores at Sephora and Tatcha.
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