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

Reviews & Community QA

TATCHA The Essence Plumping Skin Softener is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 145.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my skin I had a sample size bottle of this that sat on my counter, unopened, because I thought it sounded like the most ridiculous thing I’d ever heard. After a couple weeks I figured if I have it I might as well use it, whether it really works or not I hated to just toss it without at least trying it. I’m kicking myself for not using it sooner! It has made such a difference in my skin. I don’t have as much redness and my skin feels so soft and smooth. My skin looks brighter and more refreshed. I love it so much I decided it’s one of those holy grail products I don’t want to be without so I bought a full-sized bottle. Absolutely love it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings I’ve been ordering The Water Cream regularly because it’s been the perfect facial moisturizer for my sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin. I thought I would give my skin some extra love by adding The Essence. The product does seem to work since my skin feels more moisturized but I immediately broke out all over my face and my pores look bigger than before. Overall, I wouldn’t suggest the product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it It seems just like water in a bottle, I was skeptical at first but turns out it works wonderfully. My pores appear smaller and my skin feels smoothen. This is the winner compare to my SKII and Estee Lauder essence.
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE MY TATCHA What can I say? I am 49 and wished I had tatcha in my life 30 yes ago.. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not sure if this works Don't know if this is really working. You really do need a large palm full to get the "softening" aspect, but it's sticky and takes more than 7 seconds to absorb when you use that much. I don't notice that my skin looks any different using this product, so I wasn't going to buy it again, but I just ordered the QVC2 deal, in which this comes. Maybe I'm not using enough? I find it difficult to control how much comes out and you are guessing with how much you need. Maybe if Tatcha worked on a different delivery system that delivered the consistent amount you need each time, to see the difference in your skin, I would feel differently about this.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My lines and wrinkles are less deep For the first couple of weeks I used this I thought it was doing nothing and was not going to buy it again. But I thought, “might as well use it up.” (I had the travel size). I have a long, shallow, parenthesis shaped line on either side of my mouth and a deeply furrowed brow between my eyebrows I’ve had since forever (I’m 41). After about a month of using the Essence (and no other Tatcha products, just other brands I’ve been using forever), I cannot see on of my mouth lines anymore, and the other one and my forehead furrow appear much more shallow. I don’t care what you had to kill to make this - unicorns, fairies, baby narwhals - I want all the Essence now.
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grail I use half as much product for the rest of my skincare routine after I use this and my husband started using it, too. His fine lines and wrinkles from sun damage around his eyes started disappearing like magic. 2-3 drops does the job and the packaging is convenient.
Date published: 2019-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Average Bought this few weeks ago from Europe hoping it would be worth the hype and all the extra custom and shipping cost. I have a very dry skin and been looking for THE hydrating and plumping product. After using this for few weeks, I must say that I am quite disappointed by it as not only does it not hydrate my face one bit but also irritated it since I started using it. Not sure if it is a skin type thing but I expected it to do its job for the heavy price tag..
Date published: 2019-09-01
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