The Tatcha brand has been bringing traditional Japanese beauty products into modern times with its luxurious formulations and classic ingredients, and the newly launched Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm ($36) is no exception. The squalene and camellia oil balm is the perfect balance of rich hydration without being too heavy or tacky. Plus, the thin sheet of 24-karat gold on top adds an element of decadence that founder Vicky Tsai wanted in honor of geisha she met with while researching the beauty benefits of camellia oil. When you dip your finger in, the gold melts into the balm. Trust us; you'll reach for this lightly scented, ultraluxe lip treatment again and again.
We love Tatcha so much that we've featured it in not one, but two of our POPSUGAR Must Have boxes! Now, meet another of our favorite Tatcha products, the Dewy Skin Mist. This calming and moisturizing ultrafine mist is a favorite of celebrity makeup artists. It makes for a great pick-me-up anytime of day, as skin hydration before you put on foundation, or at night before you slip into bed. Plus, we have an exciting exclusive offer to go with this Daily Obsession — the first 100 orders get a gift with purchase of the Evening Blotting Papers ($15) with a minimum purchase of $12. And we're offering 15% off the entire site with free shipping using POPSUGAR as the discount code, from now through June 5. See why Tatcha is our Daily Obsession and shop now!
The weather has been hot and humid (already) in New York City, and while adding an oil to your beauty routine might seem counterintuitive, just wait until you try Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil ($125). Its lightweight formulation includes camellia oil for nourishment, licorice extract to calm skin, and squalene for added hydration. Plus, the flakes of 24-karat gold add a decadent touch to the whole experience. But what makes this bottle so magical is that it's truly multipurpose. I use it on freshly cleansed skin for a lighter moisturizer day and night; I rub it all over my body after the shower for radiant, smooth skin; and I use it on the ends of my hair to combat dry, frizzy strands. The lipid structure of camellia oil is similar to that of your skin, so it's easily absorbed, it won't clog pores, and you're not left with a greasy feeling. This bottle of beauty elixir has streamlined my Summer beauty regimen down to one quick fix.
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Oily, shiny skin can come at inopportune times and can especially be a nuisance when you're on the go. We picked out our three favorite mattifiers: a balm, a powder, and blotting sheets. Each fits easily into your purse, and all will keep you looking fresh and dewy throughout the entire day. On Kirbie: Tory Burch top.
Erase that midday slump with a spritz of Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist ($48). Whereas some facial misters contain just water to perk up the complexion, this product packs a skin-quenching punch. Squalane and camellia oil moisturize, while liquid silk helps to soften and lock in hydration. Antioxidant-rich red algae even aids in preventing sun damage. Spray this light moisturizer on before applying foundation to prevent caking, or use it to refresh after a long day under fluorescent lights. And although it comes in a small bottle, this concentrated mist will last you months. (That is, unless your friends take it for themselves.)
As the name suggests, the lightweight but rich gel-cream contains silk proteins, which help skin retain moisture. Additionally, a blend of bioactives derived from green tea, algae, and rice bran shield the skin's barrier function, all while protecting against UV-induced damage. Most of all, the nongreasy cream glides on smoothly, even doubling as a makeup primer thanks to the ultrasmooth foundation it lays. Apply just a pearl-sized amount using the attached gold spoon, which is ingeniously tied to the jar with a piece of silk fabric (as a nod to the geisha's traditional silk robes). Then, sit back in awe of your gorgeously bright, plumped-up complexion, as well as the fact that you'll won't be loosing this skin cream applicator wand.
It's been a little over a week since the tragic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, and perhaps you're looking for ways to help out. SavvySugar has some great advice on how you can contribute to the efforts, and there are several beauty brands participating in earthquake relief offers, such as Shiseido, who recently made a significant donation. See what other companies are chipping in, and how you can support the effort, now.