The Essence won a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award, and we’re still using it three years later. Allure commerce editor Sarah Han vouched for its effectiveness in her rave review, saying The Essence plumped up her tired, stressed skin. Apart from the usual suspects of moisture-boosting green tea, rice, algae, and glycerin, this product contains a secret weapon: yeast. Yeast? Yeast. Its fermentation process naturally produces lactic acid which speeds up skin cell turnover for baby-soft skin.
This limited edition version of Tatcha‘s Kissu Lip Mask comes in a festive jar and hue inspired by the wisteria flower. Treat your cracked lips to this moisture-boosting and line-smoothing treatment spiked with squalane and Japanese peach extract. Also, that little gold applicator spoon is so fun.
You’ll come for the creamy lavender formula and stay for the major brightening benefits. Similar to the Violet-C Serum, the Violet-C Radiance Mask also contains Japanese beautyberry, two types of vitamin C, and 10 percent AHAs to gently and effectively resurface the skin. Apply a generous layer, take a 15-20 minute TikTok break, and rinse.
Tatcha Moisturizers & Sunscreens
Counting Selena Gomez among its fans, the Dewy Skin Cream plumps dry skin with long-lasting hydration via the Hadasei-3 blend and hyaluronic acid. Bonus: it sits beautifully underneath makeup, helping your foundation glide on like a dream.
We think The Water Cream is one of the best moisturizers for oily skin on the market. Just ask our readers. The cream won a Readers’ Choice Award in 2022, proving its chops. Our reviewer said the cooling, instantly absorbing formula hydrates without clogging pores and helps control excess oil production. What’s not to like?
Thankfully, the days of gloopy, chalky, makeup-stifling sunscreen are behind us. Instead, we’re lucky to be alive at the same time as Tatcha‘s The Silk Sunscreen, an Allure editor-approved mineral SPF. The formula is powered by zinc oxide, two silk proteins (sericin and fibroin), niacinamide, squalane, and hyaluronic acid to protect, moisturize, and prep skin for makeup.
Treat the thin, delicate skin around your eyes with the utmost respect via The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream. The cream forms a moisture seal using white peony extract, while silk proteins impart dewiness and blur fine lines.
Tatcha Body-Care Treatments
Black Friday 2023 is the perfect excuse to give the Hinoki Body Care Trio a whirl. This trio includes the Hinoki Body Wash, Hinoki Body Milk, and Hinoki Body Oil. Together, the products gently cleanse, exfoliate, and lock in moisture. “What stood out to me with this product is that, unlike other body oils on the market, [Hinoki Body Oil] wasn’t greasy or slippery,” senior commerce writer Angela Trakoshis wrote in her review. “The oil sat on my skin comfortably and gave a healthy glow to my body.”