July 10, 2016

Tatcha: The Ritual Discovery Kit Review

Hey guys, so I'm finally bringing to you my review on the Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit! I got so many questions about Tatcha, when I posted a picture of the package that I received! I didn't post this review sooner, because I really like to test out my skincare products! I find sometimes with skincare, you don't get the results that you want right away, so you have to be patient with them! That's why I always test them out for 4 weeks before I give you my final thoughts! So ya, let's talk about Tatcha! I feel like everyone has just been raving about how amazing their skincare products are! I've been eyeing this brand for awhile, but let's be honest, it's more on the high end side. Which is why I been putting it to the side. However, a few weeks ago, they sent me their Ritual Discovery Kit. I was beyond excited to try this kit! This kit is absolutely stunning! It came with 4 deluxe sized products! They feel so luxurious, so I can't imagine the full sized ones! Even the box just felt so luxurious! Like, everything was beyond perfect and I'm so grateful to have received this! Let's jump into this review!

How stunning are these products?!

Before I start to review the products, let's talk a little bit about Tatcha. This is definitely a new luxury skincare brand at Sephora. This brand was basically inspired by the Geishas in Japan. Victoria Tsai, whom is the Founder and Chief Treasure Hunter of Tatcha explained in this pamphlet (that comes with the kit) that she was inspired by this Geisha that she met one day. She changed her life. The Geisha taught her a different approach to beauty-that less is more. The box had this statement that I also found interesting and gives you a little history of how Tatcha started:
"Enduring beauty is a culmination of the wisdom of centuries. Studying the timeless rituals of the geisha and working with top scientists led to the creation of this highly evolved approach to skincare"

Everything about Tatcha just feels so luxurious! Even the paper that they wrote me a message on!

Tatcha's products are all made in Japan, which is just so fascinating, because we all know how advanced Japan is when it comes to cosmetics! Some of their popular natural ingredients that they use are rice bran, camellia, papaya enzyme, licorice root extract, Asian botanical extracts, and much more! They definitely use unique ingredients that other skincare brands don't! I just learnt so much about their brand and their products, like it's really interesting! I highly recommend that you guys learn about Tatcha! This is great brand that has products for anti aging, cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, purifying, eczema, pores, hyperpigmentation and much more! You can browse their website (https://www.tatcha.com/) to discover all the products by skin type and benefit! It's well organized and very informative! You can even purchase these products at Sephora! They actually sell this exact kit that I'll be talking about on Tatcha's website for $59USD. They even sell deluxe sizes, so that you can try out the products before investing in a full size! Also, if you order through their website, they send you 3 complimentary samples!

I love the purple touch!

This Ritual Discovery Kit came with the Pure: One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, Polished: Classic Rice Enzyme Powder, Supple: Moisture Rich Silk Cream and Radiant: Deep Brightening Serum (as mentioned deluxe sizes). The products in this kit are aimed for people with combination skin, however you can use it if you have oily or dry skin. I'll let you know which products to substitute depending on your skin type. In the pamphlet, it's stated that this is the skincare ritual that the geisha have perfected that is elegant and simple for Pure, Polished, Radiant and Supple skin. This is also what's stated in the pamphlet:

"The geisha taught me that purification is the first and most important step of creating an effective anti-aging skincare routine. Removing makeup and sunscreen without stripping moisture from the skin allows it to maintain its natural balance. The second step to purification is daily exfoliation. Polishing the skin to a beautiful luster leaves it primed to receive the benefits of any treatments that follow"

With that being said, you can definitely customize your ritual! You can contact Tatcha at 888-739-2932 or info@tatcha.com to help you with your product selection. This is great for those of you that aren't sure what to get! They have tons of products, so it can get overwhelming! My ritual that I've received contains Step 1:Pure, Step 2: Polished, Step 3:Radiant and Step 4:Supple. This ritual is basically to help my skin look healthy and radiant. It's also going to add moisture to my skin and help with anti aging. This is the perfect fit for me!

I love the packaging of this kit! It's so informative!

This card had the steps to this ritual! They do a great job delivering the information!

Now let's get into each product. I'll be providing the directions on how to use the products and the benefits of each product. All this information was provided in the pamphlet as well! The section with "My Thoughts" is basically what I think of the product and the results that I've achieved from them! Let's break down each product:

1)Pure: One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Benefits: Gently dissolves environmental agressors, sunscreen and waterproof makeup. Nourishing Camellia Oil emulsifies completely when rinsed, but does not strip away skin's natural moisture, leaving it feeling fresh and pure.
Cost:The 0.8oz retails for $15CAD and the 5.1oz one for $58CAD.
Directions: Pump a quarter-sized amount into dry hands and massage onto a dry face. Rinse away with warm water.
My Thoughts: This cleansing oil is everything! It gently takes off all the makeup and impurities from your skin! I'm surprised that it took off my waterproof mascara easily! My skin feels dry after I use a cleanser, but this wasn't the case at all with this cleansing oil! The texture of this cleanser isn't sticky, which is something that I really like! It didn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy! It actually nourished my skin and left it feeling super fresh! Also, a little goes a long way with this product! Normally one pump is more than enough for my whole face, so you get your moneys worth! I see this product working for any skin type! I'm really impressed with this product and I highly recommend it!

Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

2)Polished: Rice Enzyme Powder
Benefits: This daily exfoliant polishes skin to a pearly luster. A toner, cleanser and exfoliant in one, it resurfaces skin in moments, yet is gentle enough to use twice daily.
Cost: The 0.35oz retails for $19CAD and the 2.1oz for $78CAD.
Directions: Pour 1/2 teaspoon of powder into wet hands and rub hands together to turn the powder into a creamy foam. Gently massage onto a wet face, avoiding the eye area, for ten seconds, then rinse away with warm water.
My Thoughts: This is definitely a unique product! It's a powder that turns into a creamy foam when you add water to it. It's such a smooth loose powder, but there's enough grit to remove all the impurities! It's a very gentle exfoliant! Normally, exfoliaters cause redness on my skin, but this wasn't the case with this product! It gently toned and exfoliated my skin! It also made my skin feel super smooth! I don't find this product drying at all, but I do recommend that you use a moisturizer after. I love how this product doesn't leave any residue once you rinse it! The packaging of this product is also amazing! I love the push back cap, because it prevents the product from spilling! You have enough control to dispense the amount of product that you desire. Overall, I really love this product! This Rice Enzyme Powder is mostly for people with combination skin, however, they do have different kinds of powders for different kinds of skin!

Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

3)Radiant: Deep Brightening Serum
Benefits: This two in one spot corrector and hydrating serum quiets overactive melanocytes to target existing and future hyperpigmentation. Nourishing Squalane replenishes skin, resulting in a naturally radiant glow.
Cost: The 50ml retails for $185USD and the 10ml retails for $39USD (this product is only available on the Tatcha website!)
Directions: After cleansing and polishing, dispense one 1-2 pumps. Gently massage onto face. Existing age spots will begin to lighten after 4-8 weeks of use.
My Thoughts: This product is very expensive as you can see. However, a little does go a long way! You really need a tiny bit to cover your whole face! This product is definitely very hydrating on the skin! I also love the radiant glow that it gives you! It just brightens up your skin and makes it look super healthy! This serum also doesn't feel oily and it absorbs really quickly into your skin! I definitely find that this product has helped brighten my skin. I don't have any hyperpigmentation, but I been using it under my eyes (I use a really and I mean really small amount!). My under eyes don't appear as dark as they used to! I'm really impressed with how well this product works! It does take several weeks to see a difference! At first, I really didn't see that brightening effect, but now when I really observe my skin, I have been seeing changes! With all that being said, I do really like this product! I haven't used a serum that actually brightens my skin, so I definitely do recommend this product, especially if you have hyperpigmentation!

Radiant Deep Brightening Serum

4)Supple: Moisture Rich Silk Cream
Benefits: This lightweight, anti aging gel cream is absorbed effortlessly creating a weightless veil of silk to protect skin from the environment.
Cost: The 10ml retails for $33USD and the 55ml retails for $150USD (or $180CAD, you can buy the full size at Sephora!)
Directions: Scoop a pearl sized amount of cream and massage gently onto face, neck and decolletage in upward strokes. Use daily, day and night.
My Thoughts: The texture of this product is a gel cream and it has a pleasant scent to it (it's not strong). This stuff is beyond hydrating! I'll apply this at night and in the morning, I don't even need to use a moisturizer, because my skin is just so hydrated! I can legit go the whole day without having my skin feel dry! It's that effective! It's also very nourishing on the skin! I love how your skin doesn't look greasy or oily when you apply this! It just looks radiant and healthy! In terms of anti aging, since I'm still kind of young, I don't have to worry about that. My skin doesn't show any signs of aging, so I can't really help you in that department, but it's a really nice moisturizer! It keeps my skin balanced and it locks in the moisture! This product is super expensive, but I really like it. I never used a cream that locked in the moisture for a few days!
Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream

As you can see, I enjoyed all 4 of these products! My skin has honestly never looked this good in so long! After trying these products for 4 weeks, I did see a huge difference! My skin just feels so hydrated and looks radiant! I just love how healthy my skin looks and feels! I've used these products separately and together! They work really well on their own or together! I love the overall finish when I use all these products together, so I'll definitely continue this routine! You do have to be consistent with this routine to notice the results! You don't need to do this routine every night, but it's best to do it at least twice a week to get the results that I've achieved! I highly recommend that you pick up the Ritual Discovery Kit, since it gives you the chance to test out more than 1 product! I know the full sizes are expensive, but skincare is definitely the one thing that you should invest in! These products have all been nothing, but amazing! It's worth every penny! Like I said, Tatcha has different products for different skin types, so definitely check out their website!

Definitely a must try! You won't be disappointed!

Last look at these products! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I ended up loving these products more than I thought I would! I definitely want to try more Tatcha products! Let me know your thoughts on these products and if you've tried a Tatcha product that you've been obsessed with!


  1. Great review Divya! Nice job, very descriptive!


  2. Hello, I loved your post and was thinking of buying it, would it be possible for you to help me out with the customer referral, as I'd get %25 off? I'd be forever thankful :)