Happy Friday everyone!
Today I have the Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Power. This also comes in a gentle version, and possibly a deep cleansing version. I was always interested in the Tatcha brand, but I have yet to see it in Canada. My family and I love Japanese skincare products – so when I encountered the brand at Barneys in Vegas, I wanted to test out the products. Milan and I both end up purchasing our own rice enzyme for $65USD.
This rice enzyme is described as a creamy, water-activated powder that helps exfoliate the skin. The website claims that it also functions as a 2-in-1 cleanser and toner for those not wearing makeup. I like to use this once a week (or more if my skin is looking a bit dull); I start off with dry hands and pour a good dime size amount onto the palm of my hands, then I proceed by adding a little bit of water to my palms to create a mixture that resembles a paste. From there I start to gently massage it into the skin, avoiding the eye area. On the website they recommend using wet hands and a wet face – but I’m sure you can do it whichever way you please. Once I finish massaging my skin – say for 15 seconds or so, I rinse with water and proceed with cleansing my skin with my Philosophy’s Purity face wash.
I love the smell of this, it brings back so many nostalgic memories. I think it reminds me of glutinous rice flour when wet (anyone know what I’m referring to?).
When I use the Classic Rice Enzyme Power, I notice that it helps exfoliate dead skin – which as you get older, you’ll have to do more often. I personally do this once a week before the weekend hits so that I can have nice glowing skin for my weekend outings.
I think this is a nice addition to an existing skincare routine, but I don’t think it’s completely necessary. You can find other exfoliating products for a fraction of the cost. Overall I still think the product is nice, and if you have money to splurge on a luxury experience then, go for it. For us Canadian girls after taxes and currency conversion it works out closer to 90 dollars, so I’ll end off with saying it’s nice – but not $90 nice. If you have to choose where to invest your money in skincare I would spend it on a good serum, eye cream or even sunscreen.
Has anyone else tried the Classic Rice Enzyme Power? What are your thoughts?
Product: 2.1 oz for $65USD
Mini size available: 0.35 oz for $15USD
Availability: Barney’s New York, Sephora (US only – limited selection)