I rarely share my body care rituals because.. I don’t really have one. I mean, not an extensive routine like my skincare one. There are products that I use but not consistently. You know, I’ll only use them when I feel the need to. I’m sure some of you can relate.
However, there is one particular product that I keep going back to. It’s also a family’s favorite.
TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter.
TATCHA Indigo line is catered to people who have sensitive skin. The products can be used to treat irritated, inflamed skin, even dermatitis and eczema. I was in awe of the Hand Cream that I bought the Body Butter not long after that. I was also very lucky to have tried the Soothing Triple Recovery Cream as well and it is still one of my favorites.
When I got the Body Butter, the first thing I notice was this thing is HUGE. A giant tub of 200 ml of blue creamy goodness. The signature blue hue comes from the Japanese Indigo, a plant that’s prized for its healing abilities. The product also has Colloidal Oatmeal, another ingredient to soothe the skin. The scent is just.. zen. The same scent that you’ll find in all TATCHA Indigo collection. You should imagine my excitement, having this many product at my disposal.
As a body butter, I thought the texture would be thicker and harder to spread. But this is the opposite. It’s creamy and blends easily into the skin. The warmth of my hands melts the texture and it feels great slathering it on. The texture is quite lightweight and not that sticky. Dry, patchy skin is easily cured by this. I tend to have dry shins when that happens, I just apply it over. When my skin feels itchy and slightly red on certain areas, this came to the rescue; including mosquito bites. So really, there isn’t a thing that this product wouldn’t do, except healing cracked heels; that would need a different aid.
I love it for myself and I want others to experience it too.
Now this bit is interesting. I mentioned briefly that this is a family’s favorite. The member that has benefited from this TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter greatly is my youngest sister. She has apparently more sensitive skin than I do and she suffers mild rashes every now and then. But that’s also might be because her job as a flight attendant where she’s in the cabin with pressurized air most of the times. It can take a toll to her skin. By the way, the Hand Cream has saved her cracked hands a few times as well.
It first happened when she experienced sunburn on her body. She was in Bali and go figure, no sunscreen. She came back with tan lines and literally, burnt skin. No, it wasn’t a pretty tan shade, it was just burnt and red. The temperature of the skin was warm because it was irritated. Of course, she moaned in pain and asked my mom for a remedy.
I intuitively gave her the Body Butter and started to apply it on her body. I tried not to blend too hard because it was painful (of course, your skin is burning). I layered a little thicker on areas where the skin was most exposed to the sun, such as the back of the neck, the shoulders, arms, thighs, legs, everywhere at this point. I tried not to laugh because this wasn’t her first or third sunburn experience and yet she still hasn’t learned. Sunscreen, people, sunscreen.
Within a few days of using, the skin healed progressively and the redness disappeared. The flakiness and peeling associated with sunburn also reduced. No scaly skin in sight. How amazing is that! Somehow, I knew it would be a great after-sun body care. It’s the healing properties that I was counting on and it works like a charm. I used it myself too previously after trips to Bali. No sunburn for me thankfully, but the cream soothes and cools down the skin after days in the sun.
Let’s just say this incident (still) occurred a few times afterwards and I just gave her the Body Butter to soothe herself. She had used other body lotions but nothing worked as effectively as this.
The last recent episode was she suffered from an allergic reaction from using a body care product from Bioderma called Atoderm Crème. Sorry, I had to mention the brand NOT because I’m shaming it, but it’s proof that anyone can have an adverse reaction to any product, even if it’s hypoallergenic or dermatologist tested. She was also surprised because she thought it was safe because of the brand’s claims. But again, there’s always a chance, including with this one.
Anyway, she called out to me and showed the rash on her skin. The area had multiple tiny bumps and it was very itchy. She had applied a treatment powder (it was Herocyn, I think) before but it didn’t really help. Then I told her to apply TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter. She was in disbelief at first because she thought it was for sunburn only LOL, silly her. But she tried it anyway. I told her to bring some for her trip as well.
And once again, the Body Butter didn’t disappoint. It was such a relief and brought joy to me when she messaged me within a few hours saying that the itchiness was reduced greatly. In the next few days she told me the redness and tiny bumps were also subsiding. She was literally praising the cream at this point. This is just a personal satisfaction for me :D
This is probably unusual because the review mostly comes from my sister. But, this is also not just a verbal testimony. I witnessed these events myself and saw how her skin healed over and over again thanks to TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter.
Most people will probably cringe and hate the USD 48 price tag for a mere body butter. But this is truly the best one I’ve ever tried and it lasted a very long time before going onto the second tub. It’s not just about adding moisture or making the skin supple, but the added healing quality works and is unparalleled.
The fact that my sister could actually ask for this during her episode, is saying something. I’d happily give it to her any time of the day.