My new favorite product is the Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder, and before this review even gets started, I recommend this product over pretty much everything. This product is unique but easy to use; and if you’re like me and hate traditional, grainy exfoliators that tear at your skin, you may be interested in this. The Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder is a “gentle yet effective exfoliator, cleanser, and toner for daily use.” It is a “creamy, water-activated exfoliant [that] polishes skin daily to a jewel-like luster.” Unlike traditional exfoliators, this product is gentle and doesn’t even feel like you’re exfoliating. However, the results are truly amazing and that’s why this product is so worth it.
The Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder contains “nourishing Japanese rice bran blends with papaya extracts to address fine lines, uneven skintone, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts.” It includes “crushed pearl conditions and balances skin while natural exfoliants gently buff away dullness and dead skin cells—leaving skin perfectly prepared for your favorite serum or moisturizer with more effective results.” This product gently yet effectively exfoliates, while conditioning and pampering your skin leaving it soft and radiant on its own. For me, I only use this product at night about every other day to “maintain” my skin’s “freshness” lol. I think exfoliating too much can be a bad thing — no matter how gentle it claims to be. After removing my makeup and cleansing my skin, I pour about a teaspoon-sized amount into my wet hands. When you a teeny bit of water and rub together, the powdery particle creates a surprisingly “cushiony lather.” It doesn’t feel soapy, but feels really light and fluffy. Then, I massage onto my already wet face for 10 to 15 seconds avoiding eye area. I spend some additional time around my nose, forehead, and chin areas; but I also take some time to pass over my cheeks (which are normally pretty sensitive).
You won’t feel any grainy or beady textures because what you’re actually exfoliating with is that “cushiony lather.” What you’ll be using on your skin is a slightly creamy, soft lather. It will feel thin on the skin, but I promise it’s working its magic. I concentrate exfoliating around my nose and chin the most — I like how it’s extremely gentle, but you can tell that it’s working really well too. In addition, it’s quick and easy to use and doesn’t irritate my skin; so it’s a win-win in my book. My skin looks and feels amazing afterwards, and even the next morning, I’m so glad that I used this. I recommend this product and it’s worth the hefty price tag. I’ve noticed if you too little the lather won’t foam well. Using the correct amount is key with this it seems, which may allow the product to last a few months when used every other day or so.
Made in Japan.
Retails for $65.00 USD.