Tatcha: The Water Cream

As another rainy day in Lexington sets in, it feels like the perfect time to talk about my current obsession with Tatcha’s latest and greatest moisturizer – The Water Cream. I have not been moisturizer-loyal since high school and my skin has definitely changed a lot since then. When it comes to moisturizers, l’m always playing the field – getting samples and point-perks of moisturizers, but never really committing. Finally (!!!) after getting a sample of water cream, I turned around and made the big purchase.

tatcha water cream and lip balm

I have normal to dragon scale skin depending on the time of year, but this has never felt too thick or heavy, even in the summer. This product claims to be a “water-burst” to the skin which it ACTUALLY is – and so much more. I’ve tried a few moisturizers in this type of trend that have come out recently like Dr. Jart’s water drop (yuck) or Belif’s aqua bomb (meh). These delivered an initial cooling feeling, but the feeling of hydration quickly disappeared. This made me a little skeptical towards trying the water cream because I thought that maybe this was just a hot new trend, that wasn’t too hot for my skin. I have been largely using the water cream at night and on no make-up days because it does take a minute to sink into the skin. If you’re the type of person that gives yourself more than 4 minutes to get ready in the morning, I think it would probably work okay under make up as long as you allow it time.

As soon as you put it on, you have an instant wonderful cooling feeling. As you massage the cream it begins to have more of a water-like texture. When my face starts to feel a little slippery, I will stop massaging the product. This is where the water cream really sets itself apart from the pack as the cool experienced older sister that actually knows what she’s doing (thank you Japanese skincare). My skin feels so soft and hydrated but NOT greasy, oily, or heavy. When Netflix asks me if I’m still watching Friends hours later, I can still notice that my skin feels just as nice as when I put it on. My face never feels uncomfortable or tight after putting this on and I’m hoping it will be great year-round. It also smells ahhhmazing!

tatcha water cream texture

Currently, this product has jumped to #1 for Tatcha’s bestseller at Sephora (yes, even past the infamous dewy skin mist), and for good reason. The product claims to be aimed at those looking to correct dryness, pores, dullness, and uneven texture. My primary concern is (always) dryness, which this really combats for hours and hours. I’m not sure about the pore-tightening claim, but I’ve only been using it for about a month now, so we’ll see about that. I think this would be best for dry and normal skin types, but the brand does claim it’s for the oily girls too as some of the ingredients help control oil. Grab a sample and see if this is the solution for you too!

Obviously, any Tatcha product is going to be a serious investment, but for how much product you get and how small of an amount you actually need to use daily, I think this is worth the money. If this continues into the winter and I don’t have to drown my face in the jar, it will REALLY be worth it. This is the first thing I’ve bought from Tatcha and it has really made me want to explore the brand more! {..sorry wallet..}

BONUS:

Also, pictured is the Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm. I haven’t dug too much into this, but so far I’m really loving it before lipsticks. It gives a small amount of hydration, but doesn’t leave any residue or film that has interfered with any of my lip products. I’m not sure it’ll be my favorite in the colder months, but right now it’s doing the trick!

The next things on my Tatcha wishlist are the gold camellia beauty oil and the violet-c mask! Are you loving (or despising) anything from this brand? Let me know below!

If you want to learn more about this product and ingredients click here

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