Friday, October 10, 2014

Tatcha Japanese Skincare

Hey everyone! It's Emily, I know it's been a while since I've last posted... but I'm back now! So here's a quick update on my life. It's been about 2 months since college started and my life is pretty much going great! I've been busy so I haven't been making any posts the last couple weeks. I'm going to try and change that though (I need to start giving myself deadlines...). 

Anyways last month, specifically September 18th, I went to hear Victoria Tsai, CEO of Tatcha Japanese Skincare, give a presentation for  Japan Society of Northern California's Big in Japan Series: “A Business Devoted to Japanese Beauty”.  This was perhaps one of the most motivating presentations I have ever seen. 

For those who do not know, Tatcha is a luxury skincare line that blends cutting edge technology and traditional Japanese products. This brand was created after Victoria headed for a trip to Kyoto in 2009 where she met a geisha that showed her a different approach to skincare. I was probably the youngest person there and the least professional, however I don't regret attending at all. I felt like I could really relate to her being Asian-American myself, and a woman. Not to mention I am also studying business and hope to open up a cosmetics company myself one day. 

After the presentation I received a gift bag for attending. It was filled with the following items: 

Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - For Dry Skin ($65)
Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask - 1 Mask ( the website only sells this in pack of fours for $95, for one it's estimated to be $23.75)
Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami - 30 Sheets ($12)
I also received an invitation for a facial massage over at Barney's in SF, but I wasn't able to use it since I'm not willing to drive to SF just for a massage.

Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask - 1 Mask

Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami - 30 Sheets 

Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - For Dry Skin

If you're interested in checking out Tatcha, it is sold on their website, Sephora, and Barney's.



  1. I've heard a lot of good things about Tatcha and I love the way they package/manufacture their products. Unfortunately, I can't afford their products with my budget haha. I hope you do a review on them! :)

    Ellie | wunderstar

    1. Thanks Ellie! I love Tatcha, but their products are pricey, but they're also of such good quality. I will have a review up soon. ^___^

      x Emily (

  2. wow! that's great that Jessica gave all attendees a gift bag!

    What was the conference about? I'd love to know what she said in the "A Business Devoted to Japanese Beauty" since I'm also studying business (minoring in entrepreneurship) and hoping to be involved in the skincare industry in the future!