Tatcha Water Cream

Tatcha Water Cream Moisturizer Review

What are water creams? Simply put, they are lightweight moisturizers that absorb easily into your skin, in just a matter of minutes. At first I thought that water creams would not be as moisturizing as other creams. Thankfully, I was proven wrong and  came to the conclusion that water creams are as moisturizing and effective as some of their regular counterparts. Sounds amazing, right? That pushed me to try Tatcha Water Cream Moisturizer.

Regular moisturizers contain oils and water creams as the name suggests are water based. They sink in and provide our parched skin with a much needed burst of hydration. Water doesn't stick to your skin like oil does. Nor does it clog your skin causing breakouts.

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Tatcha Water Cream
Tatcha Water Cream

Sephora website says that this is “an oil-free, anti-aging water cream that releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals, and optimal hydration for poreless-looking skin. It is suitable for Normal, Oily, Combination, Sensitive skin types.

The Tatcha Water Cream provides nutrient-rich, balanced hydration with the unique water-burst that breaks upon application to deliver nourishment without leaving skin sticky or greasy. It clarifies and refines skin with pure, powerful Japanese botanicals: Japanese wild rose visibly tightens pores and smooths skin texture; Japanese leopard lily helps control excess oil and purify skin by supporting natural skin turnover; and hadasei-3—an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae—restores healthy-looking radiance. The formula imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.”

Tatcha Water Cream
Close up of the Tatcha Water Cream

My Experience

I tried a sample of this cream from Sephora and really enjoyed it. I loved the consistency of the Tatcha Water Cream and found that it really absorbed into my skin without leaving a greasy feeling. Also it did not break me out.

 Yours truly has combination skin that is prone to acne. In my opinion, if you have normal/oily skin and want light hydration, this is perfect! I apply this at night after my serum and wake up to perfectly moisturized skin. This comes in a jar and that is an issue for some beauties, and I totally get that. I use the gold scooper that is provided with the cream and I think it does a fine job.

I plan to repurchase after I am done with my current container. Whenever I see this offered as a Beauty Insider reward, I add it to my cart while I make other purchases on the Sephora website. The Beauty Insider reward is a mini or a deluxe size reward.


  • Light gel like consistency which helps with easy absorption of this moisturizer, water cream
  • No breakouts
  • Moisturized, nourished skin


  • Comes in a jar, which is an issue for some.
  • Expensive

Where to Buy

The travel/mini size (10 ml) of the Tatcha Water Cream retails for $20 and the standard size (50 ml) retails for $68 and can be found at Sephora.

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