Inspired by her life-changing trip to Japan, Vicky Tsai founded Tatcha to share the wonders and wisdom of Japanese skincare with the world. Alongside a team of scientists, geishas, and cultural advisors from Tokyo, Tatcha crafted The Classic Ritual, built on the belief that what is good for the body is good for the skin.
The Classic Ritual is a coalescence of timeless Japanese ingredients and modern science, allowing us to experience the very ingredients that Japanese women have applied for centuries. It is a pure yet potent four-step practice suitable for all skin types, day or night for supple, radiant skin.
Step 1: Purify
For centuries, women in Japan have cleansed their faces with camellia oil. Known as Tsubaki-abura, this botanical oil aids in cleansing the skin without stripping it dry. Prized for its moisturising and antioxidant properties, the camellia oil is extracted from the seed is rich in oleic acid and an excellent source of Vitamin A, B, D and E. The Camellia Cleansing Oil delivers the wonders of the winter-blooming flower coupled with Tatcha’s Hadasei-3™ proprietary complex which melts away the day’s grime while nourishing the skin, leaving it softer than silk.
Step 2: Polish
Rice bran, also known as Komenuka in Japan, is a staple in Japanese beauty rituals. Japanese women would preserve the leftover water from the first wash of the rice and use the milky, nutrient-rich elixir to brighten, soften, and polish the skin, revealing its natural lustre. The Rice Polish emulates this, finely ground rice bran with papaya enzymes that transform into a creamy cloud-like foam. It provides a non-abrasive physical and enzymatic exfoliation that promotes natural skin turnover while gently exfoliating the skin, resulting in a porcelain-like complexion.
Step 3: Plump
In the past, Japanese women would pour a bottle of sake into a steamy bath and luxuriate themselves while letting skin absorb the amino acids from the fermentation process. The luxurious treatment would gently exfoliate the skin while boosting its natural moisture-retaining properties. Centuries later, Tatcha offers The Essence – a double-concentrated Hadasei-3™ proprietary complex, harnessing the wonders of fermentation with Okinawa Red Algae and green tea to plump and prime while boosting the effects of the skincare that follows for petal-soft skin.
Step 4: Nourish
In Japan, silk workers have long been admired for their seemingly ageless, youthful looking hands, attributed to the protective layer created by the silky liquid that inspired The Silk Cream. With its weightless gel-cream formula, it boasts a complete liquid silk protein, which parallels the amino acid structure of human skin, forming a light moisture-binding veil that nourishes and visibly firms skin.
The Classic Ritual by Tatcha is available at online at sephora.my, Sephora in-app, and Sephora in-stores.
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