A Touch O’ Tatcha Polishes Your Skin

Tatcha is a luxurious Japanese skincare line that I was anxious to try. The line is based on “Japanese beauty secrets passed down by generations that took a different approach to skincare – that less is more.” Scientists from Japan and the US have worked together to create the perfect blend of anti-aging superfood for our skin.

Tatcha Dry Skin Ritual (image courtesy of tatcha.com)

Tatcha Dry Skin Ritual (image courtesy of tatcha.com)

I ordered the Dry Skin Ritual kit and while all the products performed well, the Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder was the stand out for me. There are four versions of this powder for regular, sensitive, dry, oily skin.

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder

You use this powder as a second step in a two step (using the cleansing oil first) cleansing ritual. I use it in the morning (you can use it twice a day) on water-moistened skin. Into my wet hands, I shake about 1/2 teaspoon of powder and rub my hands together to get a lather and massage it into my face and neck. Rinse off and you’re done but your skin looks polished and clean.

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Power (image courtesy of sephora.com)

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Power (image courtesy of sephora.com)

I am going to buy this in the full size as the kit came with a smaller jar.  Tatcha, I gotcha in my skin care ritual.  — Phyllis

Formulated without:
Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.

A Travel Size of this is available for $15 and the full size is $65. Available at Tatcha’s website, Sephora, full size on QVC.

*This item has been reformulated with cellulose (plant fiber) beads instead of polyethylene.

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Juicy cleansing with Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya

Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya

Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya

Early this month I gave a quick review of several Derma MD products that were sent for review. At the time they were being offered for the first time on Hautelook. Derma MD wanted to alert people to this fact and I was the lucky recipient of products to review. I’m loving all of the skincare that they sent me and will be reviewing more soon.

I like to test products for a minimum of 30 days before reviewing them. While I haven’t used this cleanser for that full amount of time, I’ve used it every night for almost 3 weeks. Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya ($34.95) has become a favorite that I actually enjoy using. It’s not often that I can say a cleanser is fun but this one actually is.

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser (from website)

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser (from website)

Here’s what I like so much about Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya:

1. The texture of the Enzyme Cleanser is different than any others I own. I think this is what makes it fun. It’s jelly-like and slurpy. When I squeeze the plastic bottle to remove the cleanser some of it slurps back in.

2. The feel of the cleanser is cool. It feels refreshing when applied.

3. This foams up nicely but not with the feeling that it’s stripping my skin. I can feel the cleansing in action yet it’s lightly moisturizing at the same time.

4. I don’t need a toner after using this since it cleanses thoroughly.

5. It has the most delicious fragrance and this comes from a fragrance-phobe. The first time I used it I was worried about how the smell would affect me but now I look forward to this sweet pineapple aroma that’s just a tiny bit tart at the same time.

6. The cleanser contains very gentle enzymes of pineapple and papaya which are helpful for removing dead skin cells so that your skin is soft, hydrated and fresh feeling.

7. It feels like I’m getting some deep pore cleansing with this Derma MD cleanser. I have large pores that I hate and I want to know they are being properly cleansed. Since enzymes are known to destroy dead skin cells and pores are often filled with those cells, I am comfortable knowing that my pores are being taken care of properly.

8. The key ingredients are Pineapple & Papaya Enzyme, Aloe Vera Extract, Wheat Protein Amino Acid, Dex-Panthenol, Avocado Oil.

ingredients for Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser

ingredients for Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser

9. Did I mention the amazing sweet yet tart pineapple smell?

While the price of Derma MD Enzymatic Cleanser is on the high side I feel that it’s worth it. I don’t know if it will come back to Hautelook or not but if it does jump on that opportunity. And if it doesn’t, then sign up for 10% off the Derma MD website and indulge yourself with a great cleanser. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration