It’s hydrating, it’s softening, it’s effective—it’s Tatcha’s The Essence ($105). A super-potent formula that boosts the effects of skin care, The Essence is loaded with all the essential ingredients to increase cell turnover rates, unleashing your best skin yet. Don’t know where to find it? Run, don’t walk, because it’s available for this week’s installment of BeautyPass’s Free Gift Friday.
The ingredient list is what gets us every time. Included in the bottle: akita rice, a specially-selected yeast strain that delivers nutrients directly into the dermis, green tea to protect the skin from premature aging and algae to plump away fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin texture. Together, these hard-hitters go through a fermentation process, which further boosts their superfood powers and produces amino acids and alpha-hydroxy acids to smooth the skin and make it appear poreless.
If you take a look at the consumer results, you’ll see that 576 percent noticed an increase in hydration immediately. After seven days, 95 percent agreed their skin was smoother, softer and more radiant and 93 percent agreed their skin care worked better. This was based on a consumer study of 44 women who added the Essence to their current regimen for seven days. In our personal experience, we’ve also noticed a visible improvement in texture and a decrease in pesky fine lines.
To use the product, administer a palmful of the liquid into your hand. Be sure to use it after cleansing, but before other skin-care products, by gently pressing The Essence into the skin on your face and neck.
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