TATCHA PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil Review

To keep my skin clean and happy, I swear by double cleansing, a routine that involves using a cleansing oil followed by a foaming/creamy cleanser. But with TATCHA’s new PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, all I need is just one product to get the job done!

TATCHA PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Inspired by the beautiful and wise Geishas of Japan, the One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil contains Japanese Camellia Oil, Green Tea Complete DNA Extract, Okinawa Red Algae Extract and Japanese Rice Bran Extract to melt away impurities and makeup, fight aging and hydrate skin. It is formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalate and is perfect for all skin types.

For $48, you get 150ml worth of product, which is a bit more expensive than most brands including Shu Uemuera, DHC and NARS. But with this, you do get to save on a second product so it will even out to be the same, if not cheaper, in the long run.

The white bottle is simple yet sophisticated and reminds me of the Kenzoki skincare line that I loved. And unlike the usual Japanese cleansing oils you see on the market, this comes with a pump dispenser AND a cap, which means you don’t ever have to worry about spilling or leaking. Talk about genius!

As for the oil itself, it is clear and works like your regular cleansing oil. You just have to apply onto dry skin, massage all over, add a few drops of water to emulsify then rinse off with warm water.

All my makeup gets dissolved instantly and comes right off in just one go, including long-wearing formulas like my favorite heavy duty Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10. On water-proof formulas like my latest must-have K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion (pictured below), it can still get a good 95% off without a separate eye makeup remover. My skin feels clean and refreshed with absolutely no irritation, greasy or tight feeling. Both thumbs up for sure!

Before and after using TATCHA PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

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TATCHA PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is available at TATCHA.com and select Barneys New York locations for $48.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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