Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TATCHA Facial by Celebrated Esthetician Kyoko Getz at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills

The gorgeous Tata and Kyoko from TATCHA (Complimentary facial & Affiliate Links)

Following The Beauty Event at Barneys New York at The Grove, which featured TATCHA & Surratt, I was graciously invited to the Beverly Hills location by Tata and Kyoko in order to experience a full hour long TATCHA facial. When I arrived, I was greeted by these two beauties and then brought to the lovely facial room. I was treated as a royal guest before, during and following what was most assuredly a remarkable hour of extraordinary pampering.
The room itself is tranquil and boasts an elegant minimalist aesthetic, and one is immediately calmed by the surroundings.
 After I changed into the sleeveless spa-robe, the facial began.
Receiving a facial from Kyoko, a celebrated veteran and highly coveted industry-known esthetician, is one of those amazing experiences that simply does not occur very often. This was such an amazing treat that I am at a loss for words in my attempt to express my true excitement!
The TATCHA products that Kyoko used on my skin:

LUMINOUS Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($24.00 for a single mask, $95.00 for a set of 4 masks)
GOLD Camellia Beauty Oil ($125.00 for 1.01 oz.)
RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum ($185.00 for 1.7 oz.) Barneys website says $150.00 for 1 oz.
AGELESS Revitalizing Eye Cream ($135.00 for 0.5 oz.)
AGELESS Enriching Renewal Cream ($185.00 for 1.7 oz)
GOLD Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm ($36.00 for 0.28 oz.)
LUMINOUS Dewy Skin Mist ($48.00 for 1.35 oz.)
The magical products used shown on Kyoko's table!
The first thing that Kyoko did was cleanse my face, neck and décolleté with the PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (reviewed here). I immediately relaxed and began to sink into the surface as I was lulled into a state of blissful relaxation from the timber of Kyoko's voice and from the magical ability of her hands.

A beautiful blend of camellia and rice bran oils. Melts away even waterproof makeup leaving skin fresh and pure. Does not contain mineral oil. No double cleansing required.

All skin types. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested.

Ingredients: Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glyceryl Behenate/eicosadioate, Water, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Fragrance (Natural), Phenoxyethanol.
Kyoko then selected the Gentle POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder in order to deeply cleanse my skin and prepare it for the following treatment products. While I own and use the Classic POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder (reviewed here. There are three formulas available: Gentle, Classic and Deep), Kyoko selected Gentle POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder based upon the needs of my skin for my facial. She carefully assesses the needs of her client's skin at the time of the facial, and then chooses the products used accordingly. Kyoko applied it to my face, neck and décolleté and then covered my skin with a warm and comforting towel. After a few minutes, Kyoko removed the rice enzyme powder with a warm towel.

A water-activated enzyme powder of rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. Reveals skin's natural gleam. Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin.

Gentle for dry/sensitive skin, Classic for normal/combination skin, and Deep for oily/acne-prone skin. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested.


Classic: Talc, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Polyethylene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Papain (Papaya Extract), Dextrin, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (Pearl) Protein,  Phenoxyethanol.

Gentle: Talc, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Papain, Dextrin, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cl 73360, Iron Oxides (Cl 77492).

Deep: Talc, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Polyethylene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Papain, Dextrin, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Houttuynia Cordata Extract (Dokudami), Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides
Kyoko then applied the legendary LUMINOUS Deep Hydration Lifting Mask and left it on my skin for about 15 minutes. TATCHA calls it their Red Carpet mask because it makes the skin look so amazing that it is a Red Carpet favorite by those in the know. It leaves skin luminous, healthy, and it plumps fine lines.

This mask combines a proprietary red algae blend with our HADASEI-3™ Bioactive Complex. The silken serum infuses skin with powerful moisture-enriching actives resulting in smoother, more luminous skin in minutes. The unique coconut-derived biocellulose mask, developed originally to speed healing for burn victims, forms an occlusive layer on the skin that enables 53% deeper penetration vs. paper masks. Ideal for dry and combination skin.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Alcohol, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-20, Inositol (Rice Extract), Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Eicosanedioate/Tetradecanedioate,  Polyglyceryl-10 Isostearate, Chondrus Crispus (red Algae) Extract, Fragrance (Natural), Sericin (Silk Extract), Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Algae Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Phenoxyethanol.
While the mask worked its magic on me, Kyoko gave me an extraordinary hand and arm massage with the GOLD Camellia Beauty Oil. Given my penchant for luxury beauty oils, you can only imagine my elation when she used this magical golden elixir on me. My hands and arms have never been so smooth, soft, hydrated and luminous! This is definitely on my must-have list!

A light and rich beauty oil for face, hair and body. Infused Licorice Extract gently calms skin, while young Bamboo and Green Tea fragrances offer transport to a Kyoto countryside. Camellia Oil and Squalane nourish skin and seal in moisture, while 24-karat gold flake gives skin a sensual glow. Ideal for all skin types.

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane (Olive Origin), Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Fragrance (Natural), Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate (Macadamia), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Water, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (Licorice Extract), Oryzanol (Rice Bran Oil Extract), Inositol (Rice Extract), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Alcohol, Glycerin, Algae Extract, Gold, Phenoxyethanol.
Using Akari Crystal Massager, Kyoko gave me an acupressure massage which promoted lymphatic drainage while the mask was still on my face. The expected result is a pronounced lifting and a deeply refreshed appearance, and it truly delivers on this promise. When Kyoko removed the mask my skin felt
unlike anything else that I have experienced-- it was softer, smoother and more refined than I have ever experienced, and the facial wasn't finished! Any built-up fluids were immediately drained revealing a more sculpted face!

A handcrafted crystal whose elegant shape was inspired by Japanese acupressure. The TATCHA Akari Crystal Massager can be heated or cooled to maximize benefits to the skin. The Akari Crystal Massager can be used with the Ageless Rich Creams Collection to awaken skin, release tension and detoxify through lymphatic cleansing.  Ideal for all skin types. The Akari Crystal is handcrafted, 100% crystal with 24-karat gold flecks.
Kyoko then massaged the RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum into my skin until it was absorbed.

A brightening serum of time-tested Asian botanicals + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex for radiant looking skin. Hydrates while making the skin appear more luminous. All Skin Types. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane (Olive Origin), Isocetyl Stearate, Inositol (Rice Extract), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Isostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Sericin (Silk Extract), Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sorbitan Stearate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenerated Lecithin (Soy Origin), Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Fragrance (Natural), Phenoxyethanol.
She then applied the sublime AGELESS Revitalizing Eye Cream which made my delicate eye area feel soft and deeply nourished.

An intensive eye cream with deep anti-aging properties. Our Revitalizing Eye Cream nourishes and purifies skin, resulting in a decreased appearance of puffiness, dark circles and eye spots. The effective formula harnesses proven ingredients that work in harmony to promote microcirculation, preventing and reversing the signs of premature aging. Ideal for all skin types.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Petrolatum, Propanediol, Xylitol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cyclopentasiloxane, Behenyl Alcohol, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Ceteth-20, Isostearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Fragrance (Natural), Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Alcohol, Iron Oxdies(CI 77491) Squalane(Olive Origin), Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Inositol (Rice Extract), Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Polysorbate 60, Aluminum Hydroxide, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Paeonia Albiflora Root (Peony) Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Leaf Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol.
Kyoko then massaged the decadent AGELESS Enriching Renewal Cream into my face, neck and décolleté until it was absorbed by my skin. This was an unbelievable luxurious treat for my skin, and it was the perfect choice following this lavish facial. My skin had an unbelievable healthy glow, and this cream made my skin look and feel gorgeous and silky smooth!

Our intensive renewal cream provides deep anti-aging benefits and promotes microcirculation to reduce age spots and renew appearance. The effective formula harnesses proven ingredients that work in harmony to promote microcirculation, preventing and reversing the signs of premature aging. Ideal for dry skin.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Xylitol, Squalane (Olive Origin), Diisostearyl Malate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Myristyl Myristate, Behenyl Alcohol, Microcrystalline Wax, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Beheneth-20, Sorbitan Tristearate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance (Natural), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) Alcohol, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Inositol (Rice Extract), Disodium EDTA, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Paeonia Albiflora (Peony) Root Extract, Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol.
Kyoko then dabbed the GOLD Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm on my lips, and her touch is so skillful that even my lips felt different than before! I purchased this the other day, and my review is forthcoming. I will say, that this gold-leaf embellished lip balm is the most luxurious work of art ever to have graced my lips! This is already among my holy grail lip products!

Ingredients: Squalane (Olive Origin), Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Dextrin Palmitate, Fragrance (Natural), Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Water, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (Licorice Extract), Oryzanol (Rice Bran Oil Extract), Hydrogenated Lecithin (Soy Origin), Inositol (Rice Extract), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Alcohol, Glycerin, Algae Extract, Gold.
As a final step, Kyoko sprayed my face, neck and décolleté with LUMINOUS Dewy Skin Mist, and this refreshing humectant-filled silky moisturizer felt delightful as its dewy goodness greeted my skin.

A silky liquid moisturizer of Squalane, Red Algae and our HADASEI-3 complex can be misted for a boost of soothing hydration, resulting in dewy, luminous skin anytime, anywhere. This milky emulsion contains moisturizers and humectants leaving skin rehydrated. Does not contain high levels of alcohol and fragrance found in conventional hydrating sprays, which can dry out the skin. Ideal for dry and combination skin.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Squalane (Olive Origin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Triethylhexanoin, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, PPG-5-ceteth-10 Phosphate, Trideceth-12, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sorbitan Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Fragrance (Natural), Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Alcohol, Inositol (Rice Extract), Sericin (Silk Extract), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Red Algae) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Algae Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol.

Kyoko and I spoke at great length while I was still luxuriating and relaxing on the table, and when I finally stood up I had a pronounced sense of well being. My entire body was transported to a place of inner calm which left me feeling as amazingly uplifted as my skin was radiant and renewed. This experience was utterly transformational, because Kyoko imbues her facials with her adept skills and lots of love for what she does. Trust me when I tell you that her facials are as good as it gets! I highly recommend getting a TATCHA facial, and if you live anywhere near Los Angeles I would urge you to call the TATCHA counter at the Beverly Hills Barneys New York  to find out when Kyoko will be giving facials next! (310) 276-4400
Overall assessment: An utterly amazing experience! Truly amazing products coupled with an extraordinary facial made for an unforgettable experience! My skin looked and felt extraordinary following my facial, but it was the following day that I noted the greatest difference. My skin looks better than it ever has following this amazing treatment! A heartfelt thank you to TATCHA, Kyoko, Tata and Barneys New York-- I am humbled by your generosity!

Facial courtesy of TATCHA and Barneys New York (Affiliate Links). All views expressed are categorically my own.

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  1. Looks like a lovely experience!

  2. Oh, what a way to spend part of the day. I might be insanely jealous (lol...who wouldn't be?!?) but at least I can live vicariously thorough your experience! Thanks for sharing! :D

    1. It was truly amazing-- I'm still floating on air after the magic that Kyoko worked on my skin and spirit. I'm glad that you received some vicarious pleasure, but I would love for you to experience Kyoko's amazing facial!! :D

  3. I'm thrilled you had such a wonderful experience. Being a Tatcha devotée since it first launched, I'm always so pleased when other people discover the efficacy and esthetic that propels Tatcha towards the forefront of elegant skincare. Tatcha's philosophy of merging refined sensory experience with modern science is a winner for my dry, mature skin. I use the cleansing oil and gentle rice enzyme powder nightly and find that the combination is just as efficient at removing makeup, impurities, and debris as was my Clarisonic, but is infinitely more gentle. I haven't touched my Clarisonic since adopting Tatcha.

    Creams and serums are so dependent upon an individuals needs, but there are three Tatcha basics that I always use: the lip balm, camellia oil, and dewy skin mist. For anyone who needs a bit of extra moisturization during the day, I can't recommend the mist highly enough. It is nothing like the watery mists by Shu Uemura, Dermalogica, etc. It is actually a light-weight moisturizer (20% oils) in mist form. Living in So Cal with our arid conditions, I keep a mist with me--always! :-).

    And now, Tatcha has the wonderful Indigo collection. The concentrated balm is for people with eczema and other forms of dermatitis. It calms, soothes, and promotes healing. The body butter and hand cream; however, can be used by anyone and both are simply divine.

    1. Hi Eileen!

      It really was an extraordinary experience!! I highly recommend that you come to LA and experience Kyoko's otherworldly facial the next time that it is offered! You of all people would appreciate it given your intimate knowledge and experience with the line!

      I love your choice of their basics, and you are quite right about their Dewy Skin Mist-- I have never experienced anything else quite like it-- it is utterly extraordinary!

      The Indigo Collection is so lovely, I have a few samples that I am coveting, but suspect that I will have to buy the body butter and hand cream-- you are quite right, they are truly divine! :-)


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