Before You Buy: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

Product: TATCHA The Dewy Skin Cream
Price: $68
Where to Buy: Sephora

Using It:

Use the luxurious golden spoon to scoop up a dime-sized amount of cream and apply it to the skin in upward strokes daily. Depending on your skin type, you might want to use it once a day or both AM and PM.

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Review:

Oh, Tatcha, you luxurious maven! Yes, you get to use a golden spoon to apply this formula, because it deserves no less than gold. If you have oily skin, keep on moving, because this dense, rich formula is for the folks on the drier side.

The formula was an extreme surprise because it was so HEAVY. I was not expecting that. I dabbed the cream all over my face and smoothed it up. It glides on seamlessly and feels like butter! Well, maybe not butter, but it feels like a super-silky silicone-based primer does. I applied the moisturizer in the morning, and my skin stayed dewy and hydrated until evening!

Ok, now for some bad news, folks. While this little miracle in a jar looks and feels beautiful, it comes with a few ingredients we’re not into. Most of the list is completely harmless and actually beneficial for the skin. But, unfortunately, the formula contains alcohol and fragrance. The fragrance is fairly low on the list, immediately followed by the alcohol, but it reduces the chances it’ll play well with sensitive skin. While the fragrance is barely noticeable when applying the product, it can cause redness and flare-ups.

Another thing to note is the formula is so thick, it might be too heavy depending on your skin type. It worked well for me and delivered the dewy results it promised from a small dab. Using it every day is not ideal in my case though since my pores tend to get clogged with heavier formulas. This is more like emergency RX for my skin, especially in the drier winter months. Keep that in mind if you’re thinking of purchasing the expensive bottle.

While there are some negatives, the little tin packs a lot more positives, including Tatcha’s trade secret, Hadasei-3, aka “superfluid of Japan’s three essential nutrients of Green Tea, Rice, and Algae.” These help with skin hydration, protein nourishment, and anti-inflammatory properties. The formula also contains the all-popular squalane!

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Notable Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Glycerin, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, Behenyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Betaphycus Gelatinum Extract, Eisenia Arborea Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Thymus Serpyllum Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Inositol, Gold, Sericin, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Butylene Glycol, Beheneth-20, Sorbitan Tristearate, Disodium Edta, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Violet 2 (Ci 60725). *Hadasei-3.

  • Tatcha is cruelty-free.
  • It contains both alcohol and fragrance in the formula.
  • The famous Tatcha Hadasei-3 formula ensures skin hydration, protein nourishment, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Myristyl Myristate has a very high comedogenic rating and the formula might clog pores and cause breakouts, especially if you’re acne-prone.
  • Chondrus Crispus Extract is a seaweed extract that is highly moisturizing.
  • Panax Ginseng Root Extract improves hydration and skin circulation.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate is a close relative of Hyaluronic Acid, helping skin hold on to water.

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Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Review
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The Good

So luxurious!

Super moisturizing

The Bad

So expensive!

Contains alcohol and fragrance

Can cause breakouts

Nataliya Ogle


Nataliya Ogle likes making sure others live to their full potential. She publishes articles on her primary website and works as a freelance writer for other women's interest sites. Her physical body is in New York but her presence can almost always be found online. The internet is her first love.

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