Tatcha Silk Cream- Moisturizer For Combination Skin
A blessing and a curse, having oily/combination skin requires pro-active skin care to avoid breakouts and shining like an oil rig spill. Contrary to the popular misconception that oily/combination skin does not need moisturizing- these skin types very much need moisture, just the right kind. In fact, depriving oily/combination skin of the appropriate moisture will in turn create a worse breeding ground for clogged pores leading to breakouts and dry patches among oily areas.
I recently came across Tatcha’s Moisture Rich Silk Cream- formulated specially for oily and combination skin types. In my 20s, I was all about using super light moisturizing gels to prevent my skin from getting oilier. Once I hit 30 though, my skin was craving more hydration despite being oily/combination type. It’s been excruciatingly difficult to find a rich moisturizer that doesn’t weigh down my skin and add the kind of moisture it doesn’t need that leads to the original problems- breakouts, clogged pores, oil slicks and dry patches all in one.
Tatcha’s Silk Cream came as such a blessing with its dense but light texture, made of liquid silk, royal jelly, squalane (olive extract), algae extract, thyme extract, ginseng root extract, green tea extract and their proprietary HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. Upon first touch, this mousse-like moisturizer lived up to its name and instantly smoothed my skin to a silky soft finish.
The real test came two hours later and the next morning. After two hours, most other moisturizers leave my skin already shining and too “dewy”, which anyone with oily/combination skin knows translates into an unattractive shiny appearance. Two hours after Tatcha’s Silk Cream and my face was still silky soft, emanating a delicate scent and not oily at all.
Come sunrise, I was truly shocked to touch my face and find not only still-silky skin but LESS oil than there usually is when I wake up. After one week’s use, the few fine lines I had from lack of sleep disappeared (I didn’t get any more sleep) and there was a noticeable overall smoothness and radiance from my face.
Formulated without synthetic fragrances, detergents, mineral oils, parabens, Phthalates, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA or TEA, Tatcha’s Silk Cream is also non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
If you want to ensure the longevity of your youthful glow without invasive and expensive plastic surgery, do yourself a favor and get friendly with Tatcha’s Silk Cream.