I just came back from vacation and after three weeks at the beach, my skin was looking a bit dull and in need of some TLC. I’ve been using the La Mer Cleansing Gel since December but I’ve been itching to try something else. My aesthetitician will probably scold me for changing up cleansers every year or so, but I get bored of using the same cleanser over a year.
I heard about Tatcha Skin Care a little over a year ago, while researching new and up and coming brands for work. What makes this brand special? It’s Geisha inspired skin care from Japan. I’ve been wanting to try out their products since then, so I decided to try the Ritual Discovery Kit which includes the brand’s bestsellers. I decided to try out one product at a time from the kit, to see which product I liked. First up… the Camelia Cleansing Oil. I am fairly new to cleansing oils but if all cleansing oils are like this one, then I’ve been missing out. From the first time I used it, I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt. I know I’ve said this before with other products but this doesn’t even compare. I’m talking “baby butt” smooth! The oil which feels very rich and luxurious, is a blend of botanical oils that thoroughly cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. My skin feels so moisturized afterwards that I don’t even have to use a toner.
I have acne prone skin so I was a bit worried that this would break me out, but it’s formulated without mineral oil and because it has vitamins A, B, and E, it actually calms and decongests my sensitive skin. I also use this to remove my eye makeup and it does a beautiful job at removing my mascara and eyeshadow.
This is only a first impression review, but this past week my skin has been looking brighter and smoother and I truly believe it’s because of the Camelia Cleansing Oil. I will do a proper, more in-depth review in a few months. Maybe my skin will be just like a geisha’s by then. Here’s hoping!