TATCHA The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

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TATCHA's The Essence is a daily antiaging essential designed to prep the skin with hydration.

The Essence softens the appearance of dry fine lines and wrinkles for smooth-looking skin. It contains Hadasei-3 Complex, which is carefully crafted by combining and fermenting Japanese green tea, algae, and rice. In one test, after five minutes of use, The Essence helped improve skin moisturization on average of 42% more than moisturizer alone.

How do I use it: After cleansing and before any other skin care, splash a palmful of The Essence into your hand, and press gently into the skin on your face and neck. Use daily, morning and night.



  • 5.07-fl oz The Essence
  • Imported

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TATCHA The Essence Plumping Skin Softener is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 102.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE My skin has been exceptionally dry and after just one use of Essence I already noticed a difference! LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff! In fact all of the Tatcha products are amazing !
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth The Price For Me This product feels like I am putting water on my face which is exactly what was claimed in the presentation. I think my face may feel a little bit softer but not sure. I am 58 years old with a lifetime of sun exposure, this product may work better for someone with less damaged skin but it is not worth the price for possibly minimal results. I love that QVC lets me try products for a few days to make sure I am not wasting much money on products like this that don’t really work for me.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All good till bottle cracked I have been using this to nearly the end of the bottle. Honestly, I can't tell what effect this product particularly is adding because I've used the entire ritual set together since purchasing. I love the entire ritual though! I do enjoy using the essence - it's a different way of applying a product than I've done before, to pat it onto my face from my palms. I'm likely to repurchase, although I may let it run out first to see if there's any difference in my skin when I don't use it. Unfortunately the travel size bottle cracked during travel, which hastened the running out process. I was super bummed to lose product that way, as it is quite pricy. :(
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product This is such a wonderful product. I’m a skin care fanatic and have taken good care of my skin, using high end products, since I was young (I’m now 57). I wasn’t sure initially that I wanted to add another product to my skin care regime, however I am so glad I did! The Essence leaves my skin so soft and supple - sometimes I apply only this and nothing else! Try it, it is wonderful!
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing This is literally like a drink of water for your face. It’s so hydrating and now a necessary step for me after seeing and feeling the results. I’ve used it for about half a year, and after cleansing, this just refreshes, plumps, hydrates, and, to me, has a cooling feel on my sensitive skin. Perfect preparation before my last step... The Silk Cream.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puzzling I got this because it is supposed to help your skin absorb what comes after. It is an essence which I still don't understand. It comes out in just the right amount when you turn it over on to your palm and it feels like water. I press it into my skin and let dry and my skin loves it. Currently I'm using mostly Dr. Denese products, but this is under my Hydroshield and my other moisturizers. I'm going on a trip in a couple of weeks and I got a couple of travel sizes of the Water Cream and the Essence to use as my daytime products. I think this stuff loves my skin right back. Give it a try. It doesn't hurt. Most things bother my skin especially high levels of retinol, AHAs and BHAs (no Dr. D pads for me). I got a sample of the Rice Polish and it's a keeper too. Love the Tatcha line. I'm turning 69 in November; so, maybe it's my age and time to quit brutalizing my skin. I think if you have oily skin or acne issues this might be for you. Thank you Vicki.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product This would be awesome if it was in a spray bottle. You either get too much or not enough product when using the current packaging. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is amazing somehow Just seems like water but as soon as it touches my skin it's as if my skin says "ahhhhhhh". Feels instantly soothing and a tiny bit cooling. All I know is that it just feels good on my skin, my skin drinks it up, and my skin has never looked better. Before using this and other Tatcha (and some Korean products), I had adult acne with mild bumps, 1-3 cystic pimples on my chin a month that left scars, and lots of acne scars/hyperpigmentation on my chin and cheeks. i haven't had a cyst in 3 months (cross fingers) and my skin is so much more clear. I believe completely that this essence contributed a lot to that and I will continue to use this religiously. I do prefer this to the SK-II essence that always smelled like saliva to me, while this essence smells like Japanese rice wine (sake) which I love. Anyways, long review but get this for sure!
Date published: 2018-09-13
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