TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Polishing Powder Review

Regular and proper exfoliation is key to a clear complexion. Not only does it remove dead skin which can cause a dull appearance, it will help your skin better absorb the treatments and moisturizer that follow. My favorite exfoliant of the moment? TATCHA Polishing Powder, a water-activated enzyme powder inspired by the beauty rituals of ancient Geishas.

TATCHA Classic Rice Polishing Powder Review
TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Polishing Powder

The Polishing Powder is formulated with Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Papain (Papaya Extract), Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract and without Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.

* Classic (the one featured in this post) is a white colored powder with addded Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein (Pearl) for combination skin.

* Gentle is a pink colored powder with added Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root) for sensitive skin.

* Deep is a green colored powder with added Houttuynia Cordata Extract (Dokudami) for oily skin.

To use, you pour a small amount of the powder onto your palm, add a few drops of water, mix to lather it up then massage over the skin for a minute. I like to use it after my favorite TATCHA PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil but if you don’t wear makeup, you can use it on its own as a cleanser and exfoliator.

The powder left my skin feeling smooth and clean without any irritation or tightness and added a nice glow. Plus since it does not contain harsh abrasives, I can use it daily even on my sensitive skin and never have to worry about over-exfoliating. Highly recommended!

TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

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TATCHA Polishing Powder is available at tatcha.com and select Barneys New York locations for $65.

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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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