When I started using Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder I did not get what I had expected. I had expected a powder exfoliant (something like the Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant). But it is so much better than that.
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is actually a powder that, when water is added, becomes a lovely foam cleanser. It isn’t really an abrasive exfoliant at all. You put about a half teaspoon of powder in your palm and add a couple drops of water, then rub your hands together and it becomes a very fine textured foam. Once it’s been transformed with water, there are a few very fine exfoliating particles, but hardly any at all.
Ingredients: Oryza Sativa (rice) Powder, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Cellulose, Water, Papain (papaya Extract), Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (pearl) Protein, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Dextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol
I have been loving this as my morning cleanse. This cleanser is designed for skin that doesn’t have makeup on. So if you want to use it at night you need to remove makeup first with either micellar water or a cleansing oil. However, I also tested it while still wearing makeup and it did a good job. I don’t recommend doing that though since it’s not what the product is designed for.
As I mentioned, I’ve been using this in the morning. It cleanses very thoroughly and leaves my skin feeling refreshed, radiant, bright, and super soft. But without stripping it of moisture. I actually like it so much I’m considering purchasing a full size 2.1oz pot.
I have been using my mini sized powder pot (0.35oz) every morning for a few weeks and have only used about half of it. The price seems high for a cleanser, but I expect the full size would last for at least a few months. Honestly, I like it so much I don’t even care if it’s expensive. It’s that good.
Originally, I found the concept of a powder cleanser pretty weird, but I’ve been converted. This stuff is awesome. Another positive is that it is formulated without fragrance, colourants, parabens, and sulphates. So it’s very gentle on sensitive skin.
I have been using the Classic version of Tatcha’s Rice Enzyme Powder, which is formulated specifically for normal and combination skin. There are several other versions available as well at the same price point (that I haven’t tried):
- for dry skin: Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
- for oily skin: Tatcha Deep Rice Enzyme Powder
- for sensitive skin: Tatcha Indigo Rice Enzyme Powder
Given how much I like the Classic version, I would be willing to bet these other versions are great, too.