Ever since TATCHA launched this product, I said to myself, “I gotta have this!”.
How can I not say yes to this:
A silky liquid spray on 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.
“Silky liquid spray on moisturizer”, are you kidding me? I’m sold.
Presenting, TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.
In my opinion, TATCHA definitely has one of the best packaging designs in the beauty industry. Look at that, it has an ochre grosgrain ribbon as a tab to pull out the box housing the product inside. The bottle is wrapped with (what I believe to be) a Japanese washi paper with a description of the product printed on it. Inside, Dewy Skin Mist is encased in a lilac glass bottle with gold detailing.
It honestly feels like opening a birthday present every time I receive a TATCHA product.
One of the key ingredients of Dewy Skin Mist is Red Algae that’s harvested in Okinawa. This Okinawan Red Algae is a moisture magnet that will retain and pulling moisture into the skin, keeping it hydrated. Go ahead and watch the video to see some serious magic of this ingredient (starts at 4:48-ish).
It’s not just a regular face mist. I didn’t expect such potency in a such simple product. The milky emulsion works as a ‘light moisturizer’. It feels incredibly lightweight on the skin, almost like nothing, yet it gives effective moisture into the skin. It’s an unusual experience for me.
To use, shake the bottle gently, no need be rough with it. Then spritz 1-2 times on the face (with the eyes closed, of course) and the mist will sink into the skin in almost no time at all. Part of it is because the mist is exceptionally fine and it disperses the product effortlessly and so evenly across the face. I never feel that “overly-concentrated area” and having to spread out the product manually.
Before this, I thought my Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist is the finest mist I’ve tried so far, but TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist trumps it by miles and miles. And this is saying something because Shu Uemura’s is water and TATCHA’s a liquid moisturizer, therefore it’s slightly more viscous than just regular water. Yet, TATCHA’s mist manages to distribute the liquid so much finer.
Within seconds of application, I can feel that the moisture in my skin increases. My skin feels rejuvenated and it stays there for hours. And before I know it, I was left with dewy skin. Not too dewy, but there’s that certain luminosity on the skin that we all crave for. That healthy, glowing skin. I like to use it on top of my regular moisturizer OR as a moisturizer’s substitute when I’m in a hurry OR on top of my makeup during the day. This is not a toner so it shouldn’t be used as one.
I did this little experiment where I blot my 6 hour-makeup really good down to a matte finish and spritz Dewy Skin Mist couple of times. When I touched my face, it became soft and silky. When I look at myself in the mirror, the glow is back! Nifty stuff. Really though, for me 2 spritz is enough. If I use more than that, my skin will look overly dewy-borderline-oily. That’s a fine line I’m not willing to step across.
I think people with dry to combination skin will appreciate TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. Or, when you’re entering the fall and winter season. I’m going for a trip overseas soon and I can’t wait to carry this and test it out! Will give an update.
At USD 40 for 40 ml, some might say it’s on the expensive side. But, with the little amount per use, it’s going to last me for a long time and I don’t use it everyday either. And you can bet I will reuse the bottle. If there’s anything that I wish I could add into this product, that would be the cooling sensation. It’ll add something extra to the whole experience, me thinks.
What can I say, I am a sucker for all things hydrating :)