Tatcha is one of our favorite luxury skincare brands. The products are gentle and effective. No lie, we've been using them for years (shout out to The Water Cream, $68, which is the brand's best seller and one of our favorite lightweight moisturizers). And don't even get us started on the packaging. The heavy glass pots and sleek gold-plated containers sit on our vanities like little statuesque works of art. What can we say? Even though the formula takes top priority, we're suckers for chic packaging.
The only complaint we have is that these products can be a tad expensive. (To clarify, they're rich in Japanese botanicals, antioxidants, and more, so it's understandable). It's just that sometimes we don't want to give away hundreds of dollars to gift all of our family members the best beauty products.
Enter the Tatcha Friends and Family Sale. This sale starts today and goes through November 16. Use the code FF2017 at checkout, and you'll get 20% off everything—no exceptions.
First, we have to go back to the Water Cream. It's a super lightweight moisturizer that is also oil-free. Japanese wild rose and Japanese leopard lily smooth and clarify skin, while green tea, rice, and algae restore and anti-age. We like the fresh scent, the way it sinks into our skin to hydrate, and the nice base it provides for makeup. As we said before, it's the brand's best-selling product, so it's not a bad place to start if you're unfamiliar with Tatcha products.
This cleanser is made from camellia and rice bran oils. The former is a traditional Japanese beauty ingredient—in fact, geisha (or geiko) use it to this day. Because it's oil-based, it melts off makeup, dirt, and pore-clogging impurities in one-step, just like the name suggests. It's super gentle and non-irritating, too.
This is a huge favorite among Byrdie editors. It has broad spectrum SPF 35 to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, but the really stunning part is that it's completely invisible once it's applied. Seriously, there are zero streaks or traces of a residual white cast (unlike many other sunscreen formulas). It's also a perfect makeup primer.
In the boldest move of 2017, Tatcha is even including its holiday gift sets in the Friends and Family sale. We like this one (hint to all of our friends and family), since it's a kit built for normal/combination skin. It includes a moisturizer, exfoliator, cleansing oil, and essence.
If you're not sure about gifting skincare, look to this lip balm set. Each one is infused with camellia oil for smooth and moisturized lips. They're also each uniquely tinted. There's a matte plum, a shimmery cherry blossom pink, and a deep red shade. Plus, there's that gorgeous packaging again…