Monday, April 4, 2016

Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil: Review

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I love my waterproof mascaras and my go-to makeup remover is actually my cleansing oils. So today I want to talk about a cleansing oil from Tatcha that I've been testing out. Formulated with the finest camellia oil from Japan, the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($58 CAD) promises a deep yet gentle cleansing. To read more about this product, click.......
Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil Cleansing Oil
The Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil comes in a beautifully packaged pearly white bottle that holds 150ml of products. The box the bottle comes in is absolutely darling; the outside is printed with a woodgrain design and the inner tray is covered in a blue and gold bamboo pattern. The pump dispenser super convenient but the bottle is kind of top-heavy; it easily tips over which is a bit frustrating.
Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Designed to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, the Tatcha cleansing oil is formulated with rice bran oil, camellia seed oil, green tea extract, and red algae extract. The oil has a super rich and smooth texture; it's not the heaviest cleansing oil I've used but it's definitely not so runny that it's hard to smoothly spread over the face.
The product does exactly what it promises, easily and quickly melting away even the toughest waterproof eye makeup. The product washes away nicely as well. I personally would follow up with a second cleanser (the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder is a great option) although the cleansing oil really doesn't leave behind much of a filmy residue.
My only gripe with the product is the price. This cleansing oil is right on par with the Shu Uemura cleansing oils, which have been my go-to cleansing oils for years. The average cleansing oil from Shu Uemura is around $80 CAD and that's for 450ml. The Tatcha cleansing oil is $58 CAD but that's only for 150ml, which makes it quite a bit more expensive but I'm not sure that the formulation is special enough to justify the price difference. Overall though, this is an excellent product. It gently removes all traces of makeup while leaving the skin soft and nourished.

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