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Beauty File: Tatcha's Gorgeous, Skin-Renewing Oil

June 14th, 2013

Courtesy of Tatcha
Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil

What it is: Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil, $125

What it does: Plumps up dull, blah skin and reduces redness. It's dewy skin, bottled—and who wouldn't want that?

Why it works: If you haven't gotten on the face oil bandwagon, now's the time. Marrying the best of traditional Japanese beauty secrets and modern technology, Tatcha's new oil takes skincare to the next, luxurious level. Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, used by geisha to protect and hydrate their skin, is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help the skin defend itself from the environment. Licorice extract calms irritation and inflammation so you get that nice, even, baby-skin glow.

From the geisha to the laboratories, Tatcha scientists tinkered with time-tested Japanese ingredients—red algea, rice bran and green tea—to create a potent blend that contains all three. The real standout here is the proprietary green tea extract, which they claim is 14 times more potent than traditional green tea. (Dermatologists love green tea in serums—it's proven to protect skin from UV damage).

And finally ... it's so pretty! Why not turn your skincare routine into a beautifying ritual? Yes, those are 24-karat gold flecks in the oil. With any skincare routine, it only works if you stick with it, and we sure want to use this every day.

Why you care: Did you know that if you put face oil (just two to three drops is all you need) on damp skin before other products, the oil molecules act as little trojan horses that pull the actives from the your other skincare deeper into the skin? How cool is that?

QUIZ: How old does your skin look?

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