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Tatcha The Water Cream review

Tatcha Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo Review


Tatcha Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo


Hi Everyone! I have a little Tatcha goodie to review today. As you may have all heard, they recently released their new facial cleanser, called The Deep Cleanse. When I first tried it in store, I wasn’t really smitten by it, yes it smelled really good like The Water Cream, but I didn’t pull the trigger on it right then and there. But when I saw this Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo ($25) I felt like this would be ideal to have because it has the mini version of The Deep Cleanse  (1.7 oz) which I could test and try, and there’s also the travel size version of the Water Cream (0.34 oz) which I also love, and besides, for its price, it’s worth the consideration.


tatcha the deep cleanse review


This Duo is ideal if you haven’t tried any or both of The Water Cream and The Deep Cleanse before. It’s also great if you need some minis for travel. I really like the robust packaging of these minis, although The Deep Cleanse packaging could use a little pump for product release since the mini bottle is kinda stiff to squeeze. Speaking of The Deep Cleanse, aside from it having the same light and fresh scent of The Water Cream, this cleansing gel is quite thick in consistency and it becomes very creamy once you lather it in the face. I was actually impressed by it and I love how it really made my face feel like it has gotten rid of the oiliness. Also, I love that this isn’t just any other gel to cream cleanser, but it also has mild micro fruit fibers that help to exfoliate away dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling supple, invigorated, and fresh.


the water cream


The Water Cream in a mini packaging is something I’ve always been eyeing for because I’m a huge fan of this oil-free gel moisturizer ever since it was released, and having it in a travel size is just perfect for when I’m on the go. It’s great for oily or sensitive skin types as this will not exacerbate it. The scent of this lightweight gel-cream is divine and I haven’t been bored of it ever since having the full size one. I would say that this isn’t great as a winter cream, I think it’s too lightweight for this dry season, but I do think that this is one of the best facial moisturizers you can get for spring and summer, the regular packaging of this is really cute and luxurious too, also, it’s very instragrammable. For the complete review of this cream, click HERE.

tatcha the deep cleanse review

I have yet to see whether this duo would improve the appearance of my pores. I do have humongous pores all over my face, and I haven’t really found the perfect facial cream to solve that, however, I don’t mind giving this duo a try. There’s something about The Deep Cleanse that makes me wanna have it in full size. It feels really amazing on my skin, even much better than the expensive high-end brands I’ve tried out there, and I love the ingredients as well.


tatcha the deep cleanse review


If you haven’t tried Tatcha’s The Deep Cleanse before, this Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo is a great starter pack and you’d get the Water Cream as well in the travel size. It’s currently available exclusively at


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Tatcha The Water Cream Review

Hi there skincare junkies! The Tatcha Water Cream (1.7 oz for $68) is one of those perfect moisturizers that screams drenching raindrops, misty summers and cooling sea breeze. Ever since this anti-aging and oil-free cream came out, I knew I couldn’t let this pass me by. The packaging is really one of a kind and it’s simply breathtakingly gorgeous.


Tatcha The Water Cream Review


If it’s pretty on the outside, it’s even more beautiful on the inside. This cream has a complex, interesting, and irresistible scent. It’s kind of a light floral, sweet, and citrusy-green tea, which reminds me a lot of a tart Soursop. It’s so good, it’s hard not to keep sniffing. On the other hand, this Water Cream is lightweight and my skin absorbs it easily. This has a bit of a cooling effect and thus feels quite refreshing. While it feels like a luxurious creamy water, this moisturizer doesn’t need to be applied a lot in order for it to work. Just a scoop of the cute (provided) spatula will give enough hydration to the face.


Tatcha Water Cream Review


In my experience, this Tatcha The Water Cream is truly hydrating and very balancing on my oily-prone skin. I felt a plumping effect and my skin didn’t breakout at all. It also tightened my pores and it’s a great moisturizer under any makeup. In addition to that, I think this cream is also great if you have any dry patches on the face or even if you have a normal to sensitive skin type.


Tatcha Water Cream Review


This cream is so great as a daily moisturizer and it deserves to be on the front row of your shelves. I believe this is a great all around cream for everyone and it feels really luxurious that you would want to layer this all over your face any chance you’d get. It’s like you’ve been drenched from an early morning misty rain, it’s so good and so refreshing. Like having a spa at home.


Tatcha The Water Cream


Overall, this Tatcha Water Cream is truly magical and unique. I couldn’t say anything negative about this cream, it’s perfect, and that packaging, oh my, Tatcha always has the prettiest skincare packaging I’ve ever seen. So, if you’re looking for a reliable, all-rounder, irresistibly-scented, non-irritating, and luxe cream with a gorgeous packaging, well, you know what to buy next.


Tatcha The Water Cream is available at Barneys NY, QVC,  & Sephora


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Samples of The Week: Kerastase, Tatcha, Aveda, Philosophy, Sisley Paris, Acqua Di Parma & Chanel

Samples of The Week: Kerastase Bain architecte Bain magistral, Tatcha the water cream, Aveda hand relief cream, Philosophy 3 in 1 face eye Cleanser makeup remover, Sisley Paris Black Rose cream mask, Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Mirto Di Panarea Chanel hydra beauty


It’s Friday again guys and here are some products that you may want to hunt over the weekend. A lot of these samples are really interesting and some of them are the products I’ve been eyeing for quite a while now, but I wasn’t exactly sure if they’re worth it. Thank God for samples, now I know more or less which product I may want to test. 


Tatcha The Water Cream


Kerastase Nutritive Bain Magistral (80 ml: $20.50, 250 ml: $41) – A Glamour-awarded shampoo for dry to severely dry hair. It’s meant to make the hair smooth, supple and shiny. Also, it promises to remove impurities and nourish the hair from within. I find this shampoo to be very moisturizing but if your hair is on the fine/straight side, and you don’t wash your hair the next day, well, this might weigh it down. It’s really great if you tend to have dry hair or even dry scalp because this shampoo will make it look shiny and healthy. I also love that the scent is non-irritating and it smells like iris and sunflower seed.

Tatcha The Water Cream (1.7 oz $68) – I’m so excited to try this newly-released gel cream from Tatcha since I love Tatcha beauty and skincare products. They have such innovative and interesting products that will really spark your interest. They also make their packaging look sophisticated and pretty like this moisturizer, which is SO good. It feels really light but it moisturizes very well. The moment I applied this, I felt like all the stress, pain, arthritis, and even the evil spirits went away, lol. This feels cool on the face and the light floral scent is just divine.

Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask (2.1 oz $162) – Been dying to try this mask since this is basically a 5-star cult-favorite in France and in the US. Lots of people are raving about it even if it has a steep price. Even Emma Stone’s makeup artist used this on her when she attended and won the Oscar for Best Actress. I managed to score a sample at my local Nordstrom Sisley Paris counter and immediately tried it upon arriving home. I have mixed feelings about this mask. It doesn’t seem like a mask to me, instead, it’s more like a moisturizer since it’s really creamy. It’s meant to be used on the skin for 2-3 times a week, leaving it on for 10-15 minutes, wiping off excess product thereafter. In my experience, it’s true that my skin did absorb this quickly and there’s not even any excess. It’s really hard to treat this as a mask, but it’s easy to see this as a moisturizer instead, even though Sisley Paris has recently introduced the moisturizer version of this, seen HERE. So I used this as a moisturizer and left this on my skin overnight. My skin indeed looked luminous and well-hydrated, but I feel like any good moisturizer could do that. Even La Mer could do that, and compared to La Mer’s scent, this Sisley Paris Black Rose Mask has a strong rose stem/cucumber scent. A little too much for me. I don’t know, but I feel like it’s kind of hard to be so impressed by this, especially upon seeing how small the regular size is with respect to its price. I do feel like this cream mask is good for traveling or when your face had gone through extremes temperatures and harsh elements because this is really very hydrating.


Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Creme review

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Creme (1.7 oz $98) – Here’s a gel cream that feels great and smells great. It so lightweight that it feels like slightly thickened water and it hydrates the skin like no other. It kept my face hydrated overnight and even the whole day. I also love the Camellia scent which is fresh and very irresistible. This would have been perfect, but the only caveat is the price.


Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme

Kerastase Resistance Bain Force Architecte (80 ml: $20.50, 250 ml: $41, 500 ml: $60) – A reconstructing and repairing shampoo for brittle and damaged hair. This hair care product is meant to rebuild every strand starting from the roots, and it’s supposed to prevent the hair from breakage and split ends. This shampoo lathers very well and it smells like citronella with a bit of tamarind. I love it.

Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme (1.4 oz: $9.50, 4.2 oz: $24) – This hand cream truly delivers what it’s meant to be, an intense therapy cream for those with seriously dry hands. This really made my hands look like human hands and not Neanderthal’s, lol. The only thing that sort of bothers me is the strong sweet citrus/grapefruit scent. Other than that, this is a great handcream.

Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Mirto Di Panarea Eau de Toilette Spray (2.5 oz: $105, 5 oz: $160) – This scent smells really great at first, like a fresh burst of lemon and bergamot with the smell of the ocean, but it dries into something slightly musky for me and I could sense the faint traces of basil. I definitely think that this is more masculine even though it’s meant to be unisex. I like it though because it reminds me of the sea even if it doesn’t last long.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple, 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face & Eyes a.k.a  Philosophy Eye Cleansing Gel & Makeup Remover (7.5 oz $23) – This is a mild gel cleanser for the eyes and face. It doesn’t irritate and it feels very gentle. I don’t think this completely removes all my makeup, but this seems good as a daily cleanser because this won’t dry your skin, although I feel like I have to wash my face twice with this whenever my skin feels too oily.


Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Creme


What do you think of these? Is there anything here that sparks your interest?


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