I was quite excited a few months ago when I received Tatcha samples for a review! I believe that is a special moment for every beauty blogger – when you are contacted by a certain brand :). If the brand is of a luxurious kind, even better! Everything about Tatcha screamed luxury – from great communication to little hand-written notes on posh Japanese paper! Japan is like my second childhood home as I spent a part of my childhood in Sakai-shi, Osaka and I’m quite into their skincare routine (oil cleansing is the best and quickest there is- little heads up if you still haven’t tried it!). A little more about Tatcha philosphy:
This little pamphlet came with the Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35*. This is what Tatcha claims it does:
What it is:
Inspired by the geisha’s iconic makeup, we created this invisible, lightweight sunscreen to perfect and protect skin, making it an elegant, everyday essential.
Why it’s different:
Provides broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Non-greasy formula tightens pores, perfect as a primer for makeup.
Who it’s for:
All skin-types. Non-comedogenic. Does not contain mineral oil, aminobenzoic acid, homosalate, oxybenzone or octinoxate.
SNM pros and cons:
+ the packaging. OMG, probably the nicest I have ever seen – and mind you, my experience with posh makeup is vast! It’s top-notch, both in terms of great materials and a detailed, careful approach. Have a look for yourself:
+ it really is very lightweight, especially for what essentially is a sunscreen which normally tend to be on a much heavier side!
+ a little goes a long way – which is again rather unusual for a sunscreen. A 60 ml/2 fl. oz. tube should last a good warm summer with every day use.
+ it makes for a decent foundation primer, skin looks dewy in a non-greasy way
– I couldn’t see any pore-tightening activity going on, but, hey, the size of your pores along with the size of many other body parts are decided by genes so I didn’t expect much in this department anyway
– price tag – 68 $. I believe there is one thing that drives me towards high-end products every single time – the experience. I know some of my friends think I’m crazy for splurging on Chanel, Dior and the likes but, for me, the experience is well worth the money. In my opinion, life is too short for second best – be it your job, partner, hobby or little guilty pleasures such as expensive bottles! Of course, as with everything in life, in moderation and with common sense while indulging ;).
So, would I
Maybe not the sunscreen as I don’t spend that much time outside these days, newborn and all…<3 However, One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil is on my HG list so stay tuned for the second Tatcha post, I have four more of their goodies! 🙂
How about you – have you ever tried oil cleansers? What’s your favourite makeup removing ritual? Please write below so I don’t feel so lonely here! 🙂