After a decade of working for large corporations, Victoria Tsai yearned for simplicity and authenticity in her life. Suffering from acute dermatitis and developing a keen awareness of the importance of ingredients on the skin, she began traveling East in search of a more evolved, holistic approach to beauty. On a trip to Kyoto, she discovered a world of pure beauty, craftsmanship and heritage. An encounter with a modern-day geisha changed her life.
Victoria learned classical Japanese beauty secrets passed down by generations that took a different approach to skincare – that less is more. This skin care philosophy and time-tested ingredients were captured in an ancient text widely considered to be the oldest beauty book written in Japan, and perhaps the first such work of its kind. Within its three delicate, thread-bound volumes are seven chapters devoted to beauty and elegance in both appearance and spirit. This special guide informs and inspires the Tatcha collection.
Today, Tatcha works with scientists in Japan and the U.S., to create each formula from scratch, advancing time-honored beauty practices for fast-paced, modern life. The foundation is Hadasei-3™, a trinity of anti-aging superfoods born from the Japanese diet, and the basis for the original geisha beauty rituals: green tea, rice and algae. Every ingredient is carefully selected and minimally manipulated to be gentle and safe with maximum effectiveness.
Victoria splits her time between Japan and San Francisco, rooting Tatcha in a marriage of Kyoto craftsmanship and wellness philosophies with California natural ease. Believing that beauty begins in the heart and the mind, Tatcha’s philanthropic model funds girls’ education in partnership with Room to Read with every skincare purchase, helping to nurture the beautiful minds of incredible girls in Asia and Africa. In 2017, Tatcha celebrated the funding of one million days of school, which goes far beyond textbooks and classrooms—each day includes life skills coaching, mentorship, and the tools needed to enable a brighter future.
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture, leaving skin balanced and nourished. It does not contain mineral oil, so the liquid emulsifies completely and leaves no oily residue. Ideal for all skin types.
- Japanese Camellia Oil (Tsubaki): Richer in oleic acid than olive oil and an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D and E and nourishing Omegas 3, 6, and 9, this featherweight botanical oil has been prized in Asia for centuries for its superb moisturizing and antioxidant activity.
- Hadasei-3™ Complex: Tatcha’s proprietary trio of Japanese anti-aging superfoods—Green Tea, Rice and Algae—helps to restore healthy-looking, youthful radiance.
Our Pure Formula Promise: Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Cruelty-free.
Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates.
The product comes in three sizes:
- Travel Size: 25 ML | 0.8 FL. OZ. for $15
- Full Size: 150 ML | 5.1 FL. OZ. for $48
- Biggu Size: 300 ML | 10 FL. OZ. for $75
Places that sell this product: (Found on their site)
- Sephora (US, Canada, Singapore)
- The Ritz Carlton: Half Moon Bay Spa (US)
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Kyoto Spa (Japan)
- Joyce Beauty (Hong Kong)
- Mecca (Australia and New Zealand)
During my time doing my makeup, I have tried many removers and can say this one is my new favorite. As I mentioned in my previous skin care post, it’s important to remove your makeup in order to achieve healthier skin.
I previously heard of this brand being used by people I followed on Instagram but had always been swayed away by the price point of the products. How ever, when December came around I caved. Brands like to release products in small bundles, I took that opportunity to open the door way into Tatcha. I fell in love with the products and at this point I realized just how worth the money these products were.
I was previously using removers that either irritated my face or left it completely oily. It’s safe to say that I was ready to move on to bigger and better things. That’s when I found the Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser.
This product is both a makeup remover and a cleanser, it claims to melt away all impurities and leave you with silky soft skin. I for one agree with this claim. Since I’ve started using it, I have no problem with any makeup residue. I use waterproof makeup because of my allergies, so this product really does melt it all off. My skin always feels smooth and nothing close to dry after use, which is a huge plus.
The product is definitely worth it, a little goes a long way. I went ahead and bought the full Size 150 ML | 5.1 FL. OZ. for $48. It has lasted me a little over a year so far and there is still more product in there. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase, it’s a staple product.👍✨
This is how I use the product, two pumps onto my palm, rub it against my other hand and then I massage the product all over my face. The product melts my makeup instantly, you’ll look ridiculous though haha, especially if you wear colorful shades. Then I wipe it off with a cotton pad or a small towel. After, I’ll wash my face, and apply my moisturizer. (Refer to my skin care routine post)
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