tatcha luminous collection review

my philosophy is skin first -- always. in my photos i do not wear any form of foundation because i am LAZY. let's just start with that. instead of taking time to put foundation on my face every morning, i put all my effort into taking care of my skin so i can put this step off for as long as i can. as much as good skin is about genes, healthy eating, and drinking plenty of water it's also about investing in good skincare products that work for YOU. 

there is no secret that TATCHA is one of my favorite LUXURY skincare brands. with that said, it is not for everyone due to the price tag. i am a firm believer in quality over quantity. you know that saying, "you get what you pay for?" well, when it comes to TATCHA, you get that and more. every product is heavily researched and packaged to extreme perfection. not only does my skin love TATCHA, i love the customer service and philosophy that TATCHA stands behind. TATCHA is a partner for the Room to Read program which provides a day of school for one girl for every full-sized product that is purchased. not to mention the founder, Victoria Tsai (who has such beautiful skin, i mean... have you seen it?!), has studied geisha rituals to skincare and traveled all around the world to curate ingredients that make up TATCHA. 


while i am already an avid user of the TATCHA radiant deep brightening serum, i had the pleasure to test a few of the latest additions to the TATCHA luminous collection with regular usage for the past month +. the main ingredient to this collection is red algae which is known for its moisture-retaining properties. this is great because i think the number one thing that skin always lacks is... MOISTURE. 

luminous overnight memory serum concentrate

what it is: "A unique, hydrating gel-like serum concentrate to visibly replenish and diminish the look of fine lines, revealing a youthful glow in one use."

what it does: "This ultra-concentrated formula of hydrating Okinawa Red Algae and 7 other rich botanical extracts including ginseng, squalane, wild thyme, and sweet marjoram visibly improves skin clarity, texture, and tone for overall renewed radiance overnight. Formulated with Tatcha's proprietary, anti-aging HADASEITM-3 Bioactive Complex." 

my thoughts: 

  • lightweight, non-greasy, absorbs easily
  • very faint clean scent that doesn't linger, nothing to deter someone who is a scent-a-phobe
  • consistency is like... jello! when you dip your spoon into it, the product will mold back into looking brand new the next time you use it! 
  • glass jar with a dainty gold spoon applicator so you don't have to dip your hands into the pot
  • spoon is secured into place with the ribbon on the lid
  • brighter complexion in the AM
  • great for sensitive skin
  • current usage: PM after my SK-II routine (what a combo!)

luminous deep hydration firming eye serum

what it is: "This weightless serum of Okinawa Red Algae, Honeysuckle Leaf and Caffeine offers instantly-visible firming, reduced puffiness, and plumping hydration to diminish fine lines."

what it does: "A cooling ceramic applicator and fine dust of 23-karat gold brighten and diminish shadows under the eyes without adding shimmer."

my thoughts:

  • lightweight, non-greasy, absorbs easily
  • unscented
  • plastic tube with unique cooling ceramic applicator = no need to use fingers!!
  • applies so smoothly = dispense small droplets of product outlining the under eye then use the applicator to evenly smooth it into the skin = no tugging of the delicate under eye
  • brighter undereyes (hello 23K gold!), refreshed look, slightly decreased puffiness
  • great for sensitive skin
  • current usage: AM & PM

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have you tried any TATCHA products? what are your thoughts or any recommendations? comment below! 

A post done in collaboration with TATCHA.
Products provided by TATCHA, all opinions are my own.