This actually started as a video blog (vlog!)…but then it didn’t. I’m still mastering the magic of talking to my computer screen and not carrying on for 25+ minutes. I decided to spare ya’ll the long winded-ness and just write up this recommendation.
1. Listen to Fleetwood Mac. Not because it has anything to do with skincare or this post BUT because it has everything to do with relaxation, which is good for your face. AmIRight? So turn on Fleetwood Mac (on Spotify, my preferred streaming platform!) and jam. And just in case you don’t have Spotify – here’s a link to YouTube to watch “Gypsy,” one of the best ever songs. This video features Stevie circa 1980-something. Fabulous, beautiful, hippy, soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRx3tUEzdp4
2. Consider something new for your skincare regimen. Back in the Fall, I posted (HERE) about a wonderful cream cleanser by REN. I still love it. BUT, since then, I’ve come across another product and I haven’t put it down.
What is it?
It’s actually an oil cleanser. It’s by TATCHA
Tatcha is “Geisha Inspired Skincare from Japan”
What exactly does that mean? (other than some creative marketing!)
Essentially, founder, Victoria Tsai, was inspired after a trip to Japan to start a skincare line inspired by Eastern practices. She was aiming for simplicity. Below is a link to a WSJ article on Victoria & her company.
- A little more info on Tatcha and it’s founder, Victoria – here
Tatcha is considered a cult brand. Carried at some of the higher end dept stores (e.g. Barney’s) and recently picked up by Sephora.com. I had seen the line a few times before I decided to give it a whirl. What caught my eye was the gorgeous cream and purple packaging. This product line has stellar packaging, that’s for sure. But packaging alone won’t do it for me.
When (and what) did I decide to try?
During a recent business trip, I came across the Tatcha line at a hotel spa in California. After some researching on my phone, I decided to try what’s considered one of Tatcha’s bestsellers – the Pure: One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.
What I like:
Minimal ingredients. And formulated without: Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates. I was warned that some people are bothered by the fragrance so I proceeded with caution. Thankfully, I find the fragrance light and quite pleasant and not something that irritates my skin or eyes.
The One Step Camellia Oil is touted as a great make up remover and skin cleanser without leaving your skin dried out or with an oily film which some oil based cleansers can do.
At $48 a pop – it’s not cheap. However, it comes in a convenient 5 oz pump container. You only need 2-3 pumps per wash. I’ve had mine for over a month and it’s still more than hallway full.
It truly removes my make up and makes my skin feels clean – but not that tight, squeaky dry clean (that’s not good!). I take 2-3 pumps and massage all over my face and neck and use a wet/warm (not hot!) wash cloth to remove the product and make up/”days dirt.”
I’ve been researching other products in the Tatcha line but I’m apprehensive to try. This oil cleanser is truly the stand out of the line, in my opinion. It’s a luxurious product that does what it claims.
If you’re in the market for a new cleanser for the winter months, why not give this one a whirl.