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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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Glamglow Gravitymud, Thirstymud, Flashmud, Youthmud, & Supermud Review

How’s it going Guys! I’ve been obsessing about masks lately and decided to try some Glamglow face masks since they seem to have a couple of really interesting products, and also, I was looking for something that I could use for specific skincare situations.

glamglow flashmud thirstymud youthmud gavitymud

Masks are really fun to try and they’re such good skin preps to incorporate in your regular beauty routine. They come in different formulations and purposes, depending on your skin condition and what it needs. These Glamglow minis are so nice to try because then you could rule out which ones you’ll like and might need.


Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment


I’ve had a really good experience with their Glamglow Supermud Mask (further reviewed HERE), and I’ve been using it twice a week since then. It’s probably one of the best treatment face masks I’ve ever used, and it just clears my blackheads and whiteheads like a breeze. My pores have never been better and breakouts have been prevented. It has a strong lavender scent which you’ll get used to pretty easily and it dries fast. This is a great mask for cleaning the skin thoroughly and preventing too much oil buildup.

glamglow supermud review

Since my purchase of the Glamglow Supermud, I’ve always wanted to experience some of their masks, especially during the days when I feel like I may need some hydration on my skin, or when I feel like I need a thorough exfoliation or a facial scrub after an oily sweaty day. So here are the minis that I’ve tried.


Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment

Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment (0.5 oz: $22, 1.7 oz: $69) – This mask is meant to deliver a radiant and luminous skin. It also evens the skin’s texture and minimizes or prevents dark spots. In other words, its main purpose is what its name says. A brightening mask. It smells like a fusion of great tea, white clay, something acidic and something floral. It has little bits of what looks like finely- grounded leaves and the mask overall feels very gritty. It’s definitely a great exfoliating mask or a face scrub. While I haven’t noticed any brightening effects, I do like this mask. I like that it makes my face feel soft and it controls the oil. This mask has a flesh color which transforms into a semi-transparent finish after a few minutes. Glamglow suggests to leave it on for at least 20 minutes, then you can rinse it off with water.


Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment (0.5 oz: $22, 1.7 oz: $69) – Of all the Glamglow face masks, this is probably the most fun to try. It smells like a yummy Piña Colada and it starts off as a metallic white cream which transforms into a silver peel-off mask. The larger size comes with a brush for an easy application because applying this mask with your fingers alone can be a slight challenge. I didn’t notice a firming sensation with this mask, but I love the fun of using it. It will transform you into either a magical unicorn or like Tin Man from Wizard of Oz.


Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (0.5 oz: $22, 1.7 oz: $69) – This mask is meant to exfoliate, brighten, smooth, and soften the skin with antioxidant properties. It also gives a tingling sensation when applied. Somehow, I feel like this is quite similar to Glamglow Flashmud, but probably even more exfoliating and it does tingle on the face but you really have to pay attention in order to notice it, at least I didn’t feel it much on my face. This smells like herbs and something soapy, but it’s not bad. It doesn’t dry like most clay masks, but it exfoliates really well and it kinda feels firming too. The best thing about this is how my face felt so smooth and so soft after rinsing, almost like baby skin,


Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment (0.5 oz: $22, 1.7 oz: $69) – A very moisturizing mask that smells so delish like vanilla chocolate and coconut, you could almost eat it. This doesn’t dry at all, it feels more like a very hydrating facial moisturizer for the days that the skin may experience dryness or some dry patches. This is really creamy but not sticky. I like that it feels very soothing and it makes my skin soft, especially when exposed to strong ACs or this could be great for this coming winter air.


Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment


Of all the Glamglow masks reviewed here, I’d say that I like them all a lot because I can definitely see myself using each one of them. They all have a certain purpose which my skin will definitely need, but if I have to rank them, I think my first will always be the Glamglow Supermud, followed by the Gravitymud/Firming (violet container), then the Flashmud/Brightening (orange), Thirstymud/Hydrating (blue), and finally the Youthmud/Tinglexfoliate (black).

glamglow masks review

What d’ya think about these? Have you tried any of these masks before? Which one’s your fave?


These Glamglow Masks are available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Birchbox, Bloomingdales, Dermstore, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, QVC


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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


Happy Thursday!


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