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According to TATCHA, Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is "a A water-activated enzyme powder of rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. Reveals skin's natural gleam." It "exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin" and was "created with conditioning pearl extract for normal skin."
A creamy, water-activated enzyme exfoliant effortlessly releases debris from the skin, leaving it polished and baby soft in an instant.Contains Japanese rice bran, skin-conditioning pearl and HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex, a proprietary blend of rice bran, green tea and red algae extract. Formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. Ideal for all skin types.
I'm just so incredibly impressed by TATCHA in general, and really believe that they make some of the very finest skincare products on the market. TATCHA Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is a very effective, yet a remarkably gentle, exfoliating cleanser. I really enjoy the metamorphosis from powder to paste, and the routine itself is immensely pleasurable. There is just enough grit to the texture of this refined and silky paste to loosen and remove all debris and dirt.This is actually far more than you need to wash your face, but I wanted for you to have a good look at it before it transformed into a paste. It is quite concentrated- therefore you only need to use about 1/4 of the amount that you see above.
TATCHA offers three different versions of this fantastic powder cleanser:
Classic- is formulated for normal to combination skin. "Created with conditioning pearl extract for normal skin." This is gentle enough that I suspect that it will work well for most skin types.
Gentle- is formulated for sensitive skin. "Made with licorice root extract to help soothe sensitive skin. Functions as a 2-in-1 cleanser for those not wearing makeup."
Deep- is formulated for oily skin. "Made with dokudami to help soothe active skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes."I chose the Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder because I have combination skin, and it definitely is a very good fit for my skin type. Despite the fact that this cleanser exfoliates the skin from the fine gritty bits, it also depends on the enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells as well. It is a very effective exfoliant, but truly is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis. I have never used it more than once a day because I tend to prefer to use the Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil at night to remove all of my makeup. That said, I have numerous cleansers in rotation, and I choose which one to use based on the needs of my skin and my mood.
I cannot believe just how soft and smooth that this leaves my skin- and when I say soft I mean baby-bottom soft. I also found that leaving the paste on your face for a few minutes, as you would with a mask, renders even better results. I have found that doing so results in clean fresh skin that one experiences after getting a facial. This is such a magical powder!
Actives: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Papain (Papaya Extract), Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein (Pearl).
Formulated without: Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.
Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested.
Overall assessment: Truly amazing cleanser. While it is quite expensive, this jar will last a good long time. I would suggest trying to get a sample to try each version, if at all possible. I do think that you will be quite impressed by the quality. I will definitely repurchase this when I finish my jar, but it will be a long time before I need to. Now I really want to try their new Camellia Beauty Oil and their new Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm-- you know that I have a weakness for facial oils and lip balms- so these are both on my list of things to try!
$65.00 for 2.1 oz. from TATCHA, Barneys New York, Sephora and QVC (affiliate link).