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Skincare Empty: Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream | A Review

Happy start to the week, reader friends! I hope you had a great Monday. If not, I want you to know that tomorrow is waiting for you, so keep fighting!

This post is about my review of the Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream. At $135 for 1.7 ounce moisturizer, I had a lot of expectations for what this cream would do for me. But before I provide you with the verdict, let’s backtrack to when I first used it.

The Backstory

Never in my life did I ever have eczema on my face that was so bad that on both my jawlines, my skin was peeling, raw, itchy and felt like sandpaper. I don’t have pictures because I never thought I’d be blogging right now! But trust me when I say it was bad. This started last year during my first year of teaching. Throughout the first and into the second half of the year, I had to apply my right-hand woman, nipple balm, to those inflamed areas. Not to mention whoever the fireman was at the school didn’t understand how to set the temperature to a comfortable temperature. I was miserable.

At the time, I was using the Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum, which I still find to be both a little too oily and not moisturizing for my needy but fickle skin. I then swapped that out for just my Egyptian Magic Cream and even that didn’t do anything for the eczema. I was hopeless!

I did go to the dermatologist before this whole fiasco to get a prescription topical steroid cream for the merciless eczema patch that I get on my left hand and as my last resort, I used it on my face. To my surprise the cream worked. To this day, I still use it on my face and it helps tremendously to soothe the patches and rid them. They do come back, but for many hours, I’m left alone.

But, I still needed a moisturizer. I was hearing about Tatcha from YouTubers, but never bought anything from the brand because their products are so expensive! Luckily, this past March, when I placed an order on Sephora for the Foreo Luna Mini 2, I had the opportunity to try the Soothing Triple Recovery Cream as a sample. I loved it! Within the first application (I had enough for about 3-4), the eczema was soothed and the rest of my face felt soft and moisturized. It took a couple of weeks until I decided to bite the bullet and get it!

The Cream

From the Sephora site, the cream is:

A luxurious cream, rich in Japanese indigo extract and colloidal oatmeal, which calms and comforts sensitive, irritated skin—instantly and over time.

And the ingredients:

-Natural Japanese Indigo: Soothes and calms irritated skin.
-Sophora Japonica: Helps visibly improve skin texture and elasticity while helping to reduce oxidative stress.
-Colloidal Oatmeal 3%: Relieves irritation and itching due to eczema.
-Hadasei-3: Restores a healthy-looking, youthful radiance with green tea, rice, and algae.

Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Propanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diisostearyl Malate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Xylitol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polygonum Tinctorium Leaf/Stem Extract, Indigofera Tinctoria Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Inositol, Sericin, Tetrasodium Tetracarboxymethyl Naringeninchalcone, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dextrin, Sorbitan Tristearate, Trihydroxystearin, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Beheneth-20, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Calcium Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Mica (Ci 77019).

What I was most surprised about was that it’s accepted by the National Eczema Association! I love Japanese products. I think they pay so much attention to their ingredients and the way they incorporate them into their skincare products. I’ve been a fan of Japanese skincare products ever since I first used Shiseido products when I was a teen!

How I used it was as my last step and then as my second to last step in my evening skincare routine, which you can read about here. For the latter, I used the Egyptian Magic cream over top. If you want to know why I do this, you can read my dedicated post about the cream here.

My Take

I really love this cream. It soothes my skin when it’s irritated from rashes, pimples (and popped) and eczema. It’s thick but easy to spread. I’ve read that it pills when you’re spreading it around which I’ve experienced, too, actually at first! I don’t know why that happened, but it stopped eventually. I really don’t know what that is lol

For the hefty price tag for a small container, there’s a lot of product and it’ll last you for a long time. I mean, I’ve been using this cream every night since March, so that’s 9 months of good use! It also does what it’s supposed to do which is to soothe irritated skin as well as provide anti-aging benefits. You can purchase it on their own site or on Sephora’s site. I recommend ordering it from Tatcha’s site since their shipping is free at $25+ and they give you three generous samples of your choice.

The ONLY thing I DON’T like about this product is that it doesn’t come with a spatula! It became so unhygienic for me that I resorted to using the spatula that was provided with the Blithe moisturizer. If you don’t have a spatula, you can order them online or use a q-tip!

The Verdict

I totally recommend you to try a sample of this product if you can if you’re experiencing what I experienced last year to that extent. However, this is a very expensive product and at the end of the day, it’s still just a moisturizer. I’ve switched to using another cream that’s much more affordable in comparison and that’s just as effective as this cream has been for me when those inflamed patches were finally calmed down.

Let me know what your favorite moisturizer is (of all time, as of late, for the winter–any category!) and if you’ve tried Tatcha products. I have some samples I’m eager to try!

Thanks for reading<3

Until next time,

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