Reviewed: Tatcha's The Essence Gave My Dry Skin a Dewy Glow

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Tatcha The Essence

Tatcha's The Essence is a luxurious treat for skin that helps with product absorption, plumping, and glow. If you're like me and love hydrating skin products, this is definitely worth adding to your everyday routine.

Tatcha The Essence

We put the Tatcha The Essence to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.

The world of skincare is constantly evolving, and sometimes it seems like every day we learn about an 'essential' new step to add to our routines. As we've surely all experienced, sometimes they actually are essential and sometimes... not so much. That's why when I noticed essences were growing in popularity, I needed to thoroughly investigate before deciding if I need to use one.

It turns out that, like many of the best skincare methods, essences have a tried-and-true history in Korean skincare. An essence is similar to a toner or serum, but has its own unique benefits. In short, it is like a primer for your skincare routine, helping to bring out the best in each of the products you apply afterward. It works especially well when following up with a moisturizer because it helps to enhance hydration in a big way.

That all sounded pretty great to me, especially as someone with dry skin. So when I got the opportunity to try Tatcha's The Essence, I could not have been more thrilled. Tatcha's products tend to instantly become staples, so I had pretty high expectations. Read on to find out if this essence lives up to the hype (spoiler alert: You might want to clear some room on your skincare shelf).

Best for: All skin types.

Uses: A daily essence that helps with dryness, improving skin hydration, dullness, and fine lines.

Potential allergens: Not likely

Hero ingredients: Hadasei-3

ishonest Clean? Yes

Price: $105

About the brand: Tatcha is a cult-favorite skincare brand best known for creating high-quality products rooted in Japanese skincare secrets. Some of the brand's most popular products include The Water Cream moisturizer and The Silk Powder.

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