This beautiful Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil ($125 /1.69 fl. oz.) (available here at Tatcha’s website and Barney’s New York). This is a highly moisturizing oil which has lovely moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties to restore the skin. I love a good beauty oil. Despite the fact that my face is combination-oily, I’ve found that oils are some of the best moisturizers that I own. They are surprisingly light and highly effective. When used overnight, they making my skin look beautifully alive. Tatcha’s Gold Camellia Beauty Oil sinks into the skin instantly, and if you apply just a bit gently plumps the skin cells to make skin look moisturized (but never oily). It leaves the skin with a quiet, youthful glow.
This product is one of those luxurious essentials that, once you start using it, make you wonder how you ever lived without it. The bottle is a generously large size. A tiny drop can be used to moisturize the entire face. Another few drops can be rubbed into your hands and then patted onto your hair to tame and restore. The oil is also designed to be used as an all-over body moisturizer.
The bottle is a glass with softly tinted blue, and a clear bottom which reveals the 24-karat gold fleck inside. The top unscrews to reveal a large oil dropper, which allows you to have complete control over the amount that you wish to dispense.
Inside, the note reads (in part):
The benefits of the precious Camellia were first discovered thousands of years ago by Japan’s Oshima Island Girls who harvested the winter bloom for its luxurious oil…Our luxurious beauty oil contains pure Camellia Oil, rich in antioxidants and moisturizers that deeply nourish and protect the face, skin and hair. Flecks of 24-karat gold add a touch of glamour, celebrating the geisha’s timeless practice of elevating the every day to exquisite…
The gold moves inside the oil, and dissolves as you work the oil into your skin. You can see it swirl around the clear portion of the bottle:
It’s quite easy to capture a flake or two in the stopper (here, the end of the stopper with a touch of the oil):
The scent is quite spectacular–it has a warm floral fragrance that feels natural, clean, yet comforting and elegant. It’s simply gorgeous. The ingredient list (click to enlarge):
Instructions for use:
A few drops applied to the face, neck, décolletage and hair penetrate deeply and effortlessly, leaving skin and hair silken.
Tatcha has a talent for developing products that manage to succeed at extreme elegance, effectiveness, and simplicity. On all three points, Tatcha has reached a point of perfection. This is a beautifully formulated effective treatment, and the aesthetic experience of using the product is inspiring, grounding, and leaves one looking and feeling restored. I especially love to use this overnight on my face, neck and décolletage. The scent is beautiful and relaxing, and I love the effect the next day.
For more about Tatcha’s heritage and philosophy, see the website.
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