What it is:
A water-activated enzyme powder exfoliant and cleanser of rice bran, papaya and our anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex. Reveals skin’s natural gleam.
Why it’s different:
Exfoliates and tones without harsh abrasives for smooth, bright, baby-soft skin. The second step in our signature Kyoto Cleanse.
Who it’s for:
Ideal for normal or combination skin. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Created with conditioning pearl extract.
Oryza Sativa (rice) Powder, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Cellulose, Water, Papain (papaya Extract), Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (pearl) Protein, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Dextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol
Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.
*This item has been reformulated with cellulose (plant fiber) beads instead of polyethylene.
*The previous information was taken directly from TATCHA’S website.
This is my first review of a skincare product in what will hopefully a long series! I’ve been using TATCHA CLASSIC RICE ENZYME POWDER for about a year now. In addition to the CLASSIC variety, it also comes in GENTLE, DEEP and SOOTHING. It is a little pricey at $65 for 2.1 ounces but you only need the smallest amount so it lasts a long time. I’ve used it nearly daily for the last year and I’m on my third jar.
It is physical exfoliant (as opposed to a chemical exfoliant) but it’s extremely gentle. I use it every morning and it leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. It has tiny rice particles that you mix with water until it forms a foamy paste.
This is way more product than you actually need (I usually use a dime sized amount) but I wanted you to be able to see the texture. The amount of water that you add will determine how grainy the texture is. I add a good bit of water and rub my hands together to work up a good lather. The combination of the rice particles and enzymes gently remove all the dirt and dead skin and leave the skin feeling clean and fresh.
My current skin care routine starts in with washing my face in the morning with the TATCHA RICE ENZYME POWDER. Then I use a toner (I like the one from INDIE LEE) and follow it with SUNDAY RILEY GOOD GENES. Then I moisturize either with a SUNDAY RILEY OIL (JUNO or ARTEMIS) or lately I’ve been using TATCHA MOISTURE RICH SILK CREAM. At night I remove my makeup with either a cleansing balm (I love the one from ELEMIS) or TATCHA CAMELLIA CLEANSING OIL, then I rinse with water and follow up with a MICELLAR WATER if necessary. Every other day I use the DR DENNIS GROSS ALPHA BETA PEELS and I follow that up with a serum and usually a SUNDAY RILEY OIL. Over the next few months I plan on reviewing all of the products that I mentioned.
Final thoughts: The TATCHA RICE ENZYME POWDER is an excellent cleanser and gentle exfoliant. It never irritates my skin or causes redness. I’ve only used the CLASSIC VARIETY because it works me and I find it to be gentle yet highly effective. After the first use my skin was clean and soft and over time, I’ve noticed that my skin has become more radiant. The price tag is high but as I mentioned before, it lasts for months. And the most important thing is that it works!