Have you heard the news? Tatcha UK is finally happening. The cult brand that’s beloved by A-listers Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian (to name just a few), is now available to shop in the UK. It’s big news for the beauty industry and huge news for skincare obsessives.
Launching in the US back in 2009, Tatcha's UK arrival has been a long time coming. The Japanese-inspired brand, that’s a best-seller in Sephora stores, is renowned for its gentle yet efficacious formulas that are brimming with plant-powered ingredients.
This in-demand brand has been the motivation behind many a beauty editor's pilgramage to Sephora in recent years. But plane tickets are no longer required to snap up some of the best skincare products on the market as Tatcha is now available to shop online on these shores, and we've got all the intel.
Everything you need to know about Tatcha UK
What is Tatcha?
Founded by Vicky Tsai, Tatcha was born out of a sensitive skin condition—stress-induced dermatitis—that Tsai suffered from after years of working in a highly pressurised role in the corporate world. Struggling to find a skincare solution that worked, Tsai decided to launch her own skincare brand. Enter: Tatcha.
Tsai, who is Taiwanese-American, drew inspiration from Japanese skincare after taking a trip to Kyoto where she encountered natural Japanese ingredients that helped to heal and restore her stressed-out skin. These ingredients—specifically rice, green tea and algae—now form the basis of Tatcha’s skincare line, a highly luxurious and curated collection of skincare essentials that are all formulated in Tokyo.
“We create our products like a couture dress,” says Tsai, “it can take us four years to develop a formula because sometimes we even grow the plant that’s needed.” The products are designed to suit every skin type and focus on supporting the skin barrier as opposed to overloading it with harsh, ‘trending’ ingredients.
And it's this focus on non-irritating yet highly effective formulas with elegant textures that has proven so popular with beauty industry insiders and A-listers alike. From the award-winning Dewy Skin Cream (that’s also a Sephora best-seller) to the gentle Rice Polish exfoliator that’s beloved by Meghan Markle—prepare to upgrade your skincare routine with a Tatcha product, or two.
Our favorite Tatcha products available in the UK
Tatcha The Rice Polish: Classic | RRP: £60
Meghan's favourite! For smooth, radiant skin, try this water-activated exfoliant that’s loaded with finely milled rice bran and papaya enzymes to do away with dulling dead skin cells. Mix ½ a teaspoon with water to create a creamy foam before massaging it onto the skin.
So what are you waiting for? Tatcha is available to shop online in the UK now then drops at Space NK from June 9th where it will exclusively be sold for the first year. You know a brand is worth the hype when Space NK gets the exclusive.
If you can't wait that long to shop Tatcha UK in person and happen to be in the capital, Space NK is opening a pop-up Tatcha UK store in Covent Garden on May 26 where you’ll be able to see and select your new staples from the impressive line-up.
Emma Stoddart is a freelance beauty journalist and self-confessed skincare aficionado with over five years’ industry experience. Emma has worked for some of the UK’s top women’s titles including Net-A-Porter, Stylist and Grazia. Her experience spans online and print as well as producing editorial shoots with some of the industry’s biggest artists, including Val Garland. Asides from working with them behind the scenes, she’s also had the chance to interview the likes of Patrick Ta, Pat McGrath, and Sam McKnight for all their insider tips and tricks.
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