Ok, this review is also way overdue.. As usual.. *sigh*.. I’ve been using this product since Oct 2017 and I’m only going to review it now in the year 2018.
Before we begin, let’s just check out its ingredients below first, shall we?
Aqua/Water/Eau, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Gold, Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Mica, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol *Hadasei-3.
Yup, I’ve highlighted in red above the ingredient “Gold”! As casual as can be.. This ingredient is lodged in between all the other ingredients so that one might just miss it if you are not paying attention. *So, yeah.. By the way, my face cream contains gold.. Just causally slide that info into your conversations like that.. It’s just plain old gold.. Nothing too fancy..*
How does the Tatcha Water Cream fare?
Tatcha Water Cream is an oil-free moisturiser that “releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals and optimal hydration for pure, poreless skin”. Its texture is quite special in that when you scoop out the product with the beautiful golden spoon that’s included on top of the pot packaging, it’s in a cream form. However, when you spread it onto your face, the cream actually disintegrates into a liquid which rapidly sinks into your skin.
I don’t know why but when I read reviews of this product online, I had this impression that it would be a gel-like product. But I can definitively tell you that the texture is definitely not gel-like. It has a “heft” to it that was surprising to me. However, it does get absorbed into my skin quickly without leaving it greasy. I like that it’s light enough not to interfere with the liberal application of my sunscreen, yet it is still hydrating enough for my combination dry skin. I’m not sure how it would perform for drier skins, especially in winter when the weather is dry. However, I found it perfectly hydrating enough even though I’m in an air-conditioned office for most of the day. Note that I’m located in Singapore, which is a tropical hot and humid country all year round. The product spreads very easily, which means that I do not need to use much product for my face. I’ve had this product for around 3 months and I’m only halfway through the pot.
All in all, I like the Tatcha Water Cream and how it performs. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t really have very high expectations for my moisturisers since I rely mostly on my actives and serums to do the heavy lifting. For day creams, my basic expectations are that it should not interfere with my sunscreen application (since I wear so much of it) or break me out. It should also help to provide a “barrier” of sorts to keep my actives and serums in my skin and provide adequate moisture against the drying air-conditioning in my office. This product has done all that and I’m happy with it. I’m not sure whether I would repurchase though because its effects are fairly basic for its price.
Where can you find it?
I bought this product from Tatcha Online. It retails at US$68 (50ml sized).
Thank you for reading!