Beauty Find - Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser


Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser

Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser was the cleanser I had been searching for after a summer with a lot of humidity and perspiration under my mask,  and also being in a lot of dry, air conditioned places for work as well.


The concept for the Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser is based on a centuries old tradition of Japanese women repurposing the milky water leftover from rinsing rice for cooking to use in their beauty rituals. A rich source of vitamins A, B2, B12, and E, this byproduct softens and boosts the look of luminosity. The Skin-Softening Cleanser combines Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid with Japanese rice powder to replenish essential moisture for clean, hydrated skin.


Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser is also formulated without:

Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA, or phthalates.



Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser
For my combination skin that has been feeling dryer than usual this summer, Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser was just what my skin needed.  After the very first use I saw and felt increased hydration in my face.  

After using 2x day, my face felt clean but not stripped, hydrated, softer with a beautiful healthy glow even before I add my serums and moisturizer.



As directed, I started off my cleansing with wet hands and a damp face.  I could feel the exfoliant, in the Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser but it was very gentle.  It is scented with a light floral fragrance that lingered after rinsing, but was pleasant to me.   The texture of the cleanser melted right into my skin and became creamy with just a touch of graininess for the exfoliation.  It rinsed off easily leaving just fresh, hydrated skin with no irritation or residue left behind.  Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser also did a great job removing my makeup in the evening as well.


After the very first use I saw and felt increased hydration in my face.  After using 2x day, for just the first week, my face regularly felt clean but not stripped, hydrated, softer with a beautiful healthy glow even before I add my serum and moisturizer. - RLB

Purchase Here: Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser 4.0 oz/ 120 mL

Beauty Find - Honest Beauty Honestly Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream

Honest Beauty Honestly Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream 

Honest Beauty always has a knack for creating products made with clean and natural ingredients, and also effective.  They also have a unique difference that makes you wonder why you didn't have something like it earlier.  

Honestly Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream is their latest product that did that for me.  It's a wonderful hybrid between a great eye cream and a concealer.  It's perfect for warmer weather and can be used with or without an actual concealer if you need additional coverage.

The magic of Honestly Bright Eyes is that it's a color correcting eye cream with sheer coverage.  It's formulated with 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid for a hydrated, plump look, illuminating light reflecting pearl for instant brightening, and Squalene to soften & moisturize. 

With just a few taps of the cream in the Terracotta shade, it instantly melted into my under eye area and lightened the darkness as well as giving me instant brightening and moisture.  The shade adjusted to my skin tone so it looked natural with no strange undertones.  It didn't smudge or flake during the day and lasted throughout very humid conditions as well.



Honest Beauty Honestly Bright Eyes
Tinted Eye Cream 

Honestly Bright Eyes comes in only two shades, Sandstone for lighter and medium tones,  and Terracotta, for medium-deep to deep skin tones (shown above), but it has color correcting technology that makes it work with a natural, slightly glowy finish.  

The bottom line: While it's not going to be a substitute for concealer for everyone, it is a great eye cream on it's own and was perfect on days when I didn't want to wear a whole face of makeup, or event a tinted moisturizer. It gave me coverage and made my eye area look brighter, more even and wide awake!  Just what those those of you quarantining right now need on those zoom meetings. and virtual get togethers. - RLB




Purchase Here: Honest Beauty Honestly Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream  

Beauty Find -BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum


BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum  


Over the years, I've tried many serums with vitamin C as the main ingredient that promised big skin transformations.  

However, it wasn't until I learned of cosmetic chemist and founder of Beautystat Beauty, Ron Robinson's BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum that I realized there was a whole other level of serum that could actually diminish dark spots, brighten skin, improve fine lines, skin texture and radiance while also hydrating skin.






BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum 




Universal C Skin Refiner Serum is an innovative gel-cream serum formulated with 20% of L-ascorbic acid, which is the highest percentage of pure vitamin C allowable in skincare products.  It also contains effective ingredients, green tea, squalane and tartaric acid.  With only nine gredients in the serum, all the ingredients are providing the maximum effective concentrations.  It is also alcohol, paraben, phthalate and fragrance-free.  


Since the Universal C Skin Refiner is concentrated, I only needed two pumps to apply to my skin after cleansing AM and PM. It's a gel-cream but comes out of the pump in a slightly gritty texture that immediately absorbed into my skin.  



The serum has a satin smooth finish which made it the perfect base for makeup or additional skin care I was using.  It felt weightless, was completely transparent and left no residue or sticky feeling on my skin.

I should note that with it's high concentration of vitamin C I did experience some slight tingling after applying the serum (which is common with vitamin C products) but it only lasted about 10-15 seconds and I didn't see or feel any other skin irritation, redness or dryness afterwards or using the product daily.  



Tip: While the serum has been tested to be safe on sensitive skin, if you have sensitive skin you should start slower and apply one pump once a day and build up to two times a day. 

After just one week using the BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum 2x day I could see a noticeable improvement in my overall skin brightness, texture and tone. Without a doubt this is going to be a permanent part of my skincare collection.  

There are two additional products in the BeautyStat skincare line that I'm equally in love with.  Stay tuned for my upcoming review of the Universal C Eye Perfector, formulated with 5% pure vitamin C, CBD and Hyaluronic Acid - and is one of the best eye creams I've ever used. - RLB

Purchase Here: BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum  
Purchase Here: BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector

*This product was provided courtesy of BeautyStat for reviewing purposes.