TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream – for the lazy bum

One of my beauty resolutions that I failed to do every single year is to wear hand cream and body lotion regularly. I always forgot about it *yeah, right*. I’m LAZY. Here’s the thing, my hands tend to sweat, so adding a hand cream usually would just make them even stickier. I spend most of my time in front of my laptop and the condition of the keyboard and body is quite worrisome already, you know, that grease, shiny mess. I wash my hands every few hours and yet.. they’ll get ‘dirty’ in no time.

That being said though, washing hands often obviously is taking a toll. They could get really dry at times and people around me would ask “why do your hands feel so dry? Go and wear a hand cream”. Ahem.

Enter, TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream.


I thought the word “Indigo” was just referring to the name of the color. Apparently, the plant that creates this color is one of the healing ingredients used in this product. In this case, TATCHA uses Polygonum Tinctorium (Japanese Indigo). To know more about the ingredient, you can check out TATCHA‘s blog post. Upon searching info on this ingredient, I also found some very interesting new knowledge too: this and this (interesting soaps!).


To be honest, it looks bigger (and heavier) that I imagined. The slim shape reminds me of a toothpaste. I do like it though because it fits into my bag nicely and doesn’t take up much space. The best part, the slim, tapered nozzle makes the product output efficient and mess-free.

I knew from seeing the product’s description and other reviews that the cream is in a shade of indigo blue. Seeing it in real life, however, is surely a delight. It’s almost bizarre. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before. If there’s any, it’s those butter cream icing for cakes. The cream has a scent, it’s the same scent that I found in other TATCHA‘s products. At this point, I’m going to call it TATCHA‘s signature scent. I can’t describe what it is, it’s just good, relaxing and invigorating!

Prepare yourself…



Feel free to click on the last photo for the zoomed out version. That blue flecks are what I believe to be the indigo ingredient. Once blended out, rest assured, no blue hands here, or worse, the permanent version. Just soft, lovingly nourished hands. It’s very emollient and get absorbed into the skin quite fast. While I could still feel the hand cream, it’s nowhere to the point where I want to wipe my hands off on a cloth or tissue. I really enjoy how soothing this cream is, and how it makes my hands feel so supple.

I actually also like to apply this on my elbows; those poor elbows that become the base of my hands where I like to rest my head on. They were dry, rough and nearing to a crispy state. Ugh. Not anymore though! Ever since I started to apply this on those areas, they have become softer and not as parched. I know eventually I’d have to get the Body Butter version as well, to complete that beauty resolution. And probably get another of the hand cream, so I can keep one in my bag and leave one in my home.

Hopefully, I will keep this regime up and consistently. That’s the promise of the not-so-lazy-bum-anymore ;)

By the way, how often do you wear your hand cream in a day? Let me know in the comments!


Disclaimer: I received this product as a gift from TATCHA after I wrote several articles about them previously. I’m not obligated to write this review nor get paid nor sugar-coating my opinions in it. Honesty and integrity are the two things that I uphold the most in my writings.


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