A Tale of Infatuation: Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This post is not so much a review as it is a love story. A few weeks ago I talked about the Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit (review here) and how after a mere few weeks I was head-over-heels, irrevocably, deeply in love with those products. They changed my skin so completely that I can't imagine using anything else now. I was also sent the Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum and I feel like I've used it long enough that I have no excuse not to write a thorough review.
Radiant Deep Brightening Serum which had a more gradual effect, it took mere minutes before I felt my skin plump up and firm up.
Now this tightening feeling was in no way like the tautness that comes after you've used a really drying cleanser or anything like that. It was the plush, almost velvety tightness of skin that is lusciously moisturized. The key components of this serum are Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid. I've used hyaluronic acid products before, but nothing replenished my skin like this serum did.
Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream on top because the serum seems to pull in the extra moisture from the cream and plump up the skin even more. These two products work well in tangent and I think that for the best effect, you'll want to layer some sort of cream over the serum.
The difference this has made in my skin is spectacular and it makes my makeup look so much more natural. You know, I've gone to dermatologists because I've never liked how visible my pores were and that they tend to fill with sebaceous filaments very quickly. I was told that there wasn't too much to be done about it and held that to be the absolute truth for many years. Well guess what? With the Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Serum, my skin's surface is so pleasantly plump that most of the pores that I fretted over are barely visible and look much, much better with only a small amount of foundation. If I inspect closely, I can see where my pores are but they are no longer little pits just waiting to be filled with dead skin cells and oil.
Here's my bare face earlier this year:
This was yesterday, with concealer and a bit of foundation mixed with moisturizer to create a b.b. cream of sorts, set with translucent powder:
I've pretty much ditched my Clarisonic (in fact, it is still in a box somewhere, haven't unpacked it from our move yet) and banished all my other skincare. Does that show you how much adoration and confidence I have in my Tatcha products? It should.
Priced at $95 for 1 fl. oz., the Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum is high end for skincare yet I've never used a product that I felt was as worth forking over money for. I highly advise you to sign up for the newsletter on the website and taking the product recommendation quiz so that you can take advantage of promotions and product offers. Also, unlike many other companies, you can buy the travel sized version and price per ounce, there isn't a radical price difference between a full sized bottle of serum and the smaller one. That way you can get enough to try before committing to the splurge (if you're like me though, you'll end up ordering the full size right away).
I have a few more reviews of Tatcha products coming (though at present rate, I think I'll end up ordering EVERYTHING because thus far, every product is so much more than satisfactory). Xiao's reviews also make me want to try more products for eyes, lips and body (the Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm will be back in stock soon).
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!
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