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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($48/ 1.35 oz.) is a moisturizing facial mist housed in an elegant spray container. Inspired by Japanese facial waters, the water includes plant extracts include red algae extracts and HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex which has anti-aging properties that the company claims is more potent than Vitamin C.

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Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist feels marvelous when my skin feels dry, tight, or irritated. It feels like a gentle rain of moisture that leaves nicely hydrated skin behind without any hint of oiliness or heaviness. It’s really nice if you are in a dry climate, have just come from a plane, or have to function in heated or air conditioned dry air.

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The packaging is lovely, Tatcha’s products are always so lovingly packaged.

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The bottle is a painted glass with a gold spray top that mists the product very delicately. Unlike some refreshing water sprays, the Tacha has no alcohol or irritating ingredients. It’s very gentle and healing.

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Overall, this is a lovely product. Highly recommended.

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Ingredient list (click to enlarge):


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is available from the company’s website, Barneys New York, and other retailers.

Tatcha sent this product to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup).


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  11 Responses to “Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Review”

  1. Living in So Cal, I can’t imagine being without this wonderfully hydrating and cooling mist–especially when the desert winds whip through LA. So many beauty mists are essentially fragranced water with a bit of glycerine and some minerals. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there is no real lasting effect. Spray it on, let it dry, and that’s pretty much the end of it. Tatcha; however provides a nourishing, hydrating beauty treatment in an ultra fine mist. Spray it on, let it dry and the effect lingers on, leaving the skin feeling soothed, comforted, and lightly moisturized. Tatcha’s mist can be sprayed on any time you want a bit of extra hydration and won’t interfere with any of your other skin care products or with your makeup. In fact, according to what I’ve read, quite a few makeup artists like using it as a setting spray. Do I sound like a fan? I am! I’ve been using this since it was introduced over a year ago. It has become an indispensable staple in my skin care regime.

  2. love the packing and this product sounds really nice

  3. A bit pricey but worth it, I think. I won’t be purchasing anyone else’s facial mist again. The Tatcha product is superior & I am in love. Highly recommend!

  4. I live in AZ so during non-monsoon months when the air is very dry, facial mists are a wonderful thing. I make my own using rosewater and keep it in the fridge and it’s very soothing. I even take some with me on flights and it does help in the dry cabin air. But here’s the thing: while Tatcha makes some lovely products, the so called anti-aging properties in the facial mist don’t stay on your skin long enough to penetrate the skin for any benefits. The irony is that a product like this is so wonderful in dry climates, over heated or over air conditioned buildings and so forth, but it evaporates so quickly that you aren’t really getting any benefit beyond some light moisture and a soothing or cooling effect. I just wanted to comment on that since the anti-aging properties seem to be a part of the marketing. I got this information from 2 different doctors at a skin and cancer center here locally when I asked what the benefits are to these types of products.

    • Thank you Deb–did you ask about the Tatcha product specifically? As Eileen points out, this particular spray does leave behind a moisturizing and soothing wash on the skin. It’s different than many of the sprays that I’ve tried, for example Avene (which is essentially a water and does evaporate) and L’Occitane Verveine Sorbet (which feels as though it does have alcohol in it and doesn’t last at all on the skin). Sometimes I used the Tatcha as my morning moisturizer–yes, it is in a spray form but it does leave actual moisturizer behind, nicely and gently distributed. Just trying to get clarification… Thank you so much for sharing your beauty research!!

      • Hi Amy. You’re very welcome! No, I did not ask about any specific brand. I was most interested in how facial sprays function at a skin level so I could make an informed decision on where to spend my money. What I was told was: no matter what the ingredients are or who makes it, the ingredients evaporate too quickly to have any thing more than a temporary moisturizing or soothing effect. Both docs I asked (one derm and one plastic surgeon) both said there is no way to get any anti-aging benefit out of topical sprays because you just can’t get enough of the product on the skin before it evaporates without penetrating the top layers of the dermis. Makes sense to me. I would happily spend the money for a product such as this if the benefits could be achieved. I spend a great deal of money on skin care, especially now that I’m older, and I have been doing more research these days than ever before. The main reason I started taking the time to do that is that some of the industry skin care claims have gotten so outrageous, I just couldn’t sit still for the hype anymore.

    • Hi Deb,

      The dermatologists you spoke with are right in regards to traditional mists like Shu Uemura, Avene, Jurlique, etc. which are primarily water and are designed to cool the skin via evaporation. That is not; however, the case with Tatcha’s mist which is actually a light-weight moisturizer in mist form. If you check out Tatcha’s ingredient list, you’ll see that it actually reads just like a moisturizer with the obvious difference being it contains more water so that it can be sprayed on. The first three ingredients are water, glycerine, and squalane which are then followed by a wealth of other skin nurturing, conditioning, and moisturizing ingredients like rice germ oil, camellia oil, licorice, ginseng, algae, royal jelly, etc. The mist has components which are meant to evaporate and give it its cooling effect, but then it has an abundance of other ingredients which remain on the skin and act like a lightweight moisturizer. You can find the complete list of ingredients at creatureofdesign.blogspot by searching Tatcha Luminous Dewey Skin Mist, 7/26/12.

      BTW, I also make my own mist based on my great-grandmother’s recipe: rose water, orange blossom water, witch hazel, glycerine, and aloe vera. It’s awesome stuff and has been around for ages. I’m 69 so you can imagine how long ago it was that my granny was whipping it up! I love to mist it all over my chest, arms, and legs whenever I come in from the heat. Aaaaahhhhhh . . . But for my face, I’ve been converted to Tatcha. Sorry, Granny!

      • Hi Eileen. Thanks for the feedback and especially your recipe for your Granny’s facial mist. It sounds lovely and I also make my own so I’m definitely going to try your recipe. I’m always looking to improve mine. As far as the Tatcha facial mist, I was mainly just commenting on the research I had done and what the professionals have told me. I’m not disputing the company claims or the experiences of other users, but with all due respect a list of ingredients means nothing to me. Unless I know if they work. Tatcha has certainly included some very nice and luxurious ingredients in their product but when it comes down to how the actual product works, I’m going to stick with the doctors rather than the marketing claims. I have a form of Lupus that manifests in skin lesions for which there is currently no cure or treatment. Due to that, I work closely with a team of specialists at a local skin and cancer center to try and keep it under control. They do a marvelous job and I have utmost trust in them based on the years they have been helping me. So when we discuss skin care products, I will always take their word over the industry.

  5. Hi! Are you sure that this doesn’t contain alcohol? I found a list of ingredients, and it mentioned alcohol….

    • I think it has some (I’ve added the ingredient list). But the L’Occitane that I tried had a very noticeable alcohol scent and sting. The Tatcha has a moisturizing effect (not a drying one). Good luck in your moisturizer search!

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