In ancient Japan, researchers and healers experimented with the qualities of the herbs and plants they found in the rich volcanic soil of the island chains. This laid the groundwork for what would later become Ishinpo, an ancient manuscript of eastern traditional medicine.
Ishinpo is the authoritative text on traditional Japanese medicine and its secrets are still being unveiled by modern medicine today.
The geisha of Japan are renowned for their enduring wisdom, classical beauty, and breathtakingly flawless skin. Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it is widely believed their beauty secrets have been passed down from one generation to the next by word of mouth alone. One clever and enterprising young woman used the lessons contained within the venerable Ishinpo to concoct herbal skincare treatments for the geisha that were regarded as superior to all others.
Through rituals passed down through time, the founders of Kirei, lifelong seekers of beauty, held on to her family’s timeless formulations and have now released them to the world. Our different approach, centered around the ageless wisdom of the historical texts of Japanese traditional medicine, is what catapulted Kirei to become the top Japanese inspired luxury skincare brand.
Kirei delicately balances ancient traditions with cutting-edge anti-aging techniques. We were the first company in history to discover and commercialize the youth-renewing and anti-aging benefits of the Meshimakobu mushroom.
A coveted beauty secret used in proprietary Asian skincare recipes, the Meshimakobu mushroom is a rare and exotic strain that grows on Meshima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, otherwise known to westerners as “Women’s Island". In a study performed by the godfather of modern medicinal mushroom research, Takashi Mizuno, 27 mushrooms were compared. The Meshimakobu came out on top for its ability to activate the immune system at much higher rates than any other.
Kirei blazed a new trail for Japanese beauty products with revolutionary technological breakthroughs like bioactive concentration of botanical ingredients and natural preservation techniques.
Our pledge to you is world-class customer service delivered with a smile and a hug.
Our mission is to spread the culmination of the wisdom of centuries, to share with a new generation the mindful approach to natural beauty that endures forever.
We couldn’t be more excited to join our customers on this journey and we sincerely thank each and every one of you for inspiring us every day.
After a decade of working for large corporations, Victoria Tsai yearned for simplicity and authenticity in her life. Suffering from acute dermatitis and developing a keen awareness of the importance of ingredients on the skin, she began traveling East in search of a more evolved, holistic approach to beauty. On a trip to Kyoto, she discovered a world of pure beauty, craftsmanship and heritage. An encounter with a modern-day geisha changed her life.
Victoria learned classical Japanese beauty secrets passed down by generations that took a different approach to skincare - that less is more. This skin care philosophy and time-tested ingredients were captured in an ancient text widely considered to be the oldest beauty book written in Japan, and perhaps the first such work of its kind. Within its three delicate, thread-bound volumes are seven chapters devoted to beauty and elegance in both appearance and spirit. This special guide informs and inspires the Tatcha collection.
Today, Tatcha works with scientists in Japan and the U.S., to create each formula from scratch, advancing time-honored beauty practices for fast-paced, modern life. The foundation is Hadasei-3™, a trinity of anti-aging superfoods born from the Japanese diet, and the basis for the original geisha beauty rituals: green tea, rice and algae. Every ingredient is carefully selected and minimally manipulated to be gentle and safe with maximum effectiveness.
Victoria splits her time between Japan and San Francisco, rooting Tatcha in a marriage of Kyoto craftsmanship and wellness philosophies with California natural ease. Believing that beauty begins in the heart and the mind, Tatcha's philanthropic model funds girls' education in partnership with Room to Read with every skincare purchase, helping to nurture the beautiful minds of incredible girls in Asia and Africa. In 2017, Tatcha celebrated the funding of one million days of school, which goes far beyond textbooks and classrooms—each day includes life skills coaching, mentorship, and the tools needed to enable a brighter future.
Founder Victoria Tsai has been a lifelong seeker of beauty. Her passion for skincare began at an early age when Victoria’s mother shared traditional Asian herbal skincare treatments, which they sold in her family’s beauty boutique. Victoria’s love of discovery has since led her to become a sought-after expert in the field, developing products and brand strategies for the world’s largest beauty companies.
Searching for a new approach to beauty, Victoria began traveling to Asia where a chance encounter in Kyoto with a modern-day geisha changed her course. For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin. Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it is widely believed their beauty secrets have been passed down from one generation to the next by word of mouth alone. As she began to immerse herself in Japan’s culture, Victoria unearthed a 200-year-old beauty manuscript. On its ancient pages, she rediscovered the geisha’s coveted daily regimen. Moved and inspired, Victoria founded TATCHA as a way to share these timeless secrets with the modern world.
Traveling back to the City of 2000 Temples (Kyoto), TATCHA works closely with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from the sacred beauty text. TATCHA’s formulas pay homage to the icon of Eastern beauty and the brand’s own storied heritage. Now the secrets of the geisha live on through a proprietary process involving the most precious Green Teas, Okinawa Red Algae, Rice Bran and other time-tested ingredients.
Enduring beauty is a culmination of the wisdom of centuries. Having heard that many of the world’s greatest beauty secrets originated with geisha, we explored scientific journals, unearthed historical archives and studied the ageless beauty rituals of the iconic geisha to shed light on a highly evolved approach to beauty.
Our mission is to share with a new generation the inspired approach to a beautiful life that we discover on our journeys East.
We believe the body is brilliant at healing itself. The geisha recognized that to maintain baby-soft skin, one must replenish and enhance the skin’s natural protection against environmental stresses. This allows skin to heal itself and return to its native balance and optimal beauty.
TATCHA recreates the geisha’s minimalist beauty regime with fresh preparations of concentrated bioactive materials, accessing their active ingredients through a proprietary extraction process of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae and Rice Bran.
a proprietary anti-aging complex of:
extremely rich in EGCG, 14 times more potent than traditional green tea extracts and 5 times more potent than Vitamin C in protecting against UV-induced oxidative damage, which is a leading contributor to premature skin aging.
a vital source of Beterhelin, a natural polysaccharide proven to enhance the skin’s barrier function for long lasting moisture retention and texture improvement.
prized for centuries as a rich source of inositol, a multitasking active which is at once a powerful anti-oxidant and nourishing moisturizer.
Together, these time-tested ingredients enhance the skin’s natural beauty, promote nourishing moisturization and help reduce the signs of premature aging for truly pure, polished, radiant and supple looking skin.
An 8-week independent clinical study showed more youthful-looking skin with daily use of TATCHA's 4-step ritual:
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Known as the “healing mushroom” it’s been used in Asian medicine for 1,500 years. Brimming with antioxidants and essential vitamins, studies show better anti-aging results than Retinol with none of the long term side effects. Helps slow collagen loss and firms your skin. So beneficial that Harvard Medical School is currently studying our mushroom for anti-cancer research. h for gorgeous skin that stands the test of time.
Rosemary helps stimulate skin cell renewal while infusing the skin with moisture and improving skin circulation. It’s antibacterial properties kill bacteria, fungi and viruses which promotes healthy and resilient skin.
The Japanese Pasque flower is a flower native to Korea that shows high concentrations of a compound called Saponin. Saponins possess incredibly high anti-inflammatory and anti-parasitic properties. Before the creation of man-made soap, Japaneses used the our Pasque flower to clean and disinfect.
Our Allantoin derived from the Comfrey plant softens and protects our skin while actively conditioning and soothing at the same time. It also stimulates cell regeneration promoting long term skin health.
Cleanser: Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Purified Water, Potassium Cocoate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Olive Fruit Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Truffle Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract,Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Jojoba Seed Oil, Camelia Sinensis Seed Oil, Alcohol, Sucrose, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Sorbitan Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Wild Yam Root Extract, Ginseng Saponins, Albumen Extract, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Matricaria Flower Oil, Lavender Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Gold, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Vigna Radiata Seed Extract, Parfum
Toner: Water, Butylene Glycol, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Rehmannia glutinosa Root Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract
Eye Cream: Purified Water, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Betaine, Tromethamine, Carbomer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Japanesea Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil
Serum: Purified Water, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, PEG-4 Olivate, Polysorbate 60, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, C12-16 Alcohols, Niacinamide, Arginine, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Japanesea Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil
Firm & Lift: Water, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, Isohexadecane, Glycol Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Phospholipids, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Japanesea Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Propylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Betaine, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Bletilla Striata Root Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Bud Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract