Review: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

Hello, my friends! I hope you are all doing well and hanging in there during this quarantine. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged – actually, I don’t think I’ve come out with a blog post since starting to self-distance! I just haven’t been very motivated to come out with any content, to be honest, and I’m completely okay with that. I’ve been busy spending time partaking in my other hobbies, and I’ve been loving it!

Today I have a review of Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Cream. Tatcha is quite a luxury brand, and I’ve always felt that most of their products may not be really worth the price. With that being said, the Dewy Skin Cream was one of their products that I have really been wanting to try. With it being such an expensive product, I wanted to write a review to talk about whether I think it’s worth it or not! As a reference, I have dry skin that gets the occasional dry spot. It’s not particularly sensitive, but I do have some hyperpigmentation and texture issues every once in a while. Read on to see my review!

Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream


A rich cream that feeds skin with plumping hydration and antioxidant-packed Japanese purple rice for a dewy, healthy glow. This cream intensely hydrates and seals in moisture, helping to replenish ceramides for a healthy bounce and instant luminosity. A fermentation of Japanese anti-aging superfoods—green tea, rice, and algae—helps skin to look its most beautiful at any age.

The Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream and is meant for normal to dry skin. It is made in Japan, and retails at $89 for 50 mL. The moisturizer is cruelty-free and vegan, and is formulated without parabens, sulfate detergents, phthalates, DEA or TEA. It is available at Sephora, as well as the Tatcha website.

Its three star ingredients are:

  • Japanese Purple Rice, which is high in antioxidants
  • Okinawa Algae, which replenishes ceramides to build up skin’s natural moisture barrier for plump, supple skin
  • Hadasei-3, a trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods which gives radiance to your skin

Close up of Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream with scoop


I have to admit, the packaging of Tatcha products really suck me in. The ombre purple jar is so elegant, and it comes with a gold scoop that is secured by a gold loop on the lid of the jar. This is quite genius, as most of the skincare products I’ve owned that come with a scoop don’t have anything to hold it. Before I bought this moisturizer, I thought the scoop was metal, but it’s actually plastic – totally okay, just an FYI! The packaging is recyclable too, which is fantastic!

Close up of Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream jar with scoop


How stunning is the purple shade of this moisturizer? It has a very thick consistency, which you can tell by how the moisturizer holds its peaks in the jar – kind of like how meringues hold its stiff peaks! Despite how thick it is, it just melts right into the skin. My first instinct is to say that this cream wouldn’t work for people with oily skin; however, I have known people with oily skin as well as people who live in humid climates to rave about this moisturizer, so it’s hard to say!


Close up of Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream texture

When I first started using this moisturizer, my skin freaked out after the second week and had really severe dry spots on several areas of my face. I wasn’t sure if the Dewy Skin Cream was the culprit since my skin sometimes freaks out for no reason at all, but I stopped using it and went back to basics with my routine until my skin healed. I was honestly a little scared to go back and try it again, but I always give skincare several tries before giving up on it.

My second attempt with this went 100 times better. My skin was really happy after using it for several weeks – it feels noticeably more supple and plump all day, and like its name, it actually gives my skin a dewy finish. I’m currently using this as both my daytime and nighttime moisturizer, although I’m not sure if it will be too heavy to use during the day once summer rolls along. It sits beautifully under my makeup without pilling or making my makeup break up strangely. At night, I layer this on top of the various actives and serums in my routine. If my skin is feeling especially dry, I’ll layer a sleeping mask or facial oil on top. The best thing about it is that it keeps my face feeling so moisturized ALL DAY. It just feels incredibly nourishing.

Tatcha’s website says that their products are fragrance-free, but both of the products I own from the brand have a scent, so I take that to mean that they contain no artificial fragrance but are scented by the ingredients it uses. I can’t put my finger on what the fragrance is, but it’s a lovely light floral that disappears once applied. This is really random, but when I was little, my aunt gifted me a toy where you use this little machine to make flowers out of ribbon, and the little plastic pin in the middle that holds the ribbon together into the flower shape was scented so that your “flower” smells nice. Why am I telling you this random story? Because the Dewy Skin cream smells exactly like this toy, so on a personal level, it brings back childhood memories.



Do I think the Dewy Skin Cream is worth the price? Ehhhh…that’s a really hard one. It’s an absolutely stunning moisturizer, but I do think it’s really expensive. If you’re looking to splurge and treat yourself to something nice, this is a great moisturizer to try out. I don’t think this is a moisturizer I’ll buy back to back, but I would like to treat myself to it again eventually.


  • Luxurious thick texure
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Makes skin feel soft and supple
  • Keeps skin moisturized all day


  • Expensive
  • Contains fragrance

Have you tried Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Cream? What did you think of it?


16 thoughts on “Review: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

  1. I recently tried this cream after buying a mini from Sephora. It sadly made my skin break out into red spots, which doesn’t often happen to me (my skin is pretty dry overall). I absolutely loved the texture and thickness of the cream, so I was totally bummed. You’re brave to give it a second try! I’m glad it ended up working out for you!

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    • The Dewy one is a LOT thicker! I was looking at the Water Cream in stores when I was deciding which one to get, and it doesn’t seem hydrating enough for dry skin types. So it kinda depends on what you’re looking for!


  2. My favorite, essential item. I agree it is a splurge, but our skins are our biggest organs! Why not invest in what they absorb. The quality ingredients, efficiency of the product, and not going to lie, the packaging as a whole, makes me look forward to my skin care routine every morning and night!


  3. I’m trying out this moisturizer right now too! I broke out after a couple days of using it too and stopped, but I’m slowly transitioning it back into my routine. I’m glad it worked for you the second time! Sometimes you never really know what’s causing a breakout.
    Also this smells so good! That’s so random about the flower toy, it’s funny what brings out nostalgia!


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