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Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Cream took out ‘best moisturiser’ in this year’s Beauty Election – here’s why

In case you hadn’t heard, we just wrapped up Australia’s biggest Beauty Election – and there were some pretty remarkable products take the top spot on the podium (21, to be exact). One of which is Tatcha’s The Dewy Skin Cream; this purple pot of lightweight, yet nourishing moisturiser douses skin in antioxidants and juicy hydration.

We wanted to know more about the winner of ‘Best Moisturiser’ straight from Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai herself, after all, if it weren’t for her we wouldn’t have a plethora of Tatcha skincare residing in our bathroom cabinets—or supple, healthy skin—right now. Here’s what you need to know, according to Tsai.

THE JOURNEY TO BECOMING A BESTSELLER

Tsai explains the brand doesn’t create products with the hope they’ll become bestsellers. “I’m always delightfully surprised when a formula becomes a bestseller—we never create our formulas with that as the goal in mind. The response from our clients, makeup artists and community when The Dewy Skin Cream launched was overwhelmingly positive and continues to be—it seems we all want dewy, bouncy, glowing skin?” says Tsai.

WHAT SETS IT APART FROM OTHER MOISTURISERS

“Oftentimes, ultra-rich creams can feel quite waxy and sit atop the skin rather than absorbing into it and delivering deeper benefits. With The Dewy Skin Cream, we focused on efficacy and creating a texture that both enrobes and nourishes the skin without feeling heavy,” explains Tsai.

WHAT MAKES IT GREAT?

As with every product in Tatcha’s offering, The Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream is spiked with the brand’s special blend of Japanese superfoods, green tea, rice and algae to deliver nutrients to the skin. Plus, the inclusion of Okinawa algae and hyaluronic acid which helps maintain skin’s natural moisture reservoir and replenishes ceramides to ensure optimum skin barrier function.

According to Tsai, The Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream—and every product Tatcha’s creates—is a testament to the scientists who work tirelessly to create one-of-a-kind products (there were at least a dozen The Dewy Skin Cream formulas created before the final one was agreed on). “The Dewy Skin Cream showcases the true magic of our team of scientists at the Tatcha Institute in Japan. This formula is a perfect example of how they are able to innovate using both time-tested Japanese ingredients and advanced skin science to create clean, efficacious skincare.”

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ITS CREATION

“Our makeup artist friends were the true inspiration behind The Dewy Skin Cream,” starts Tsai. “They love using emollient-rich creams as the base for makeup looks because they give the skin a natural, effortless, long-lasting glow. With this formula, it was all about achieving the right balance of efficacy, texture, and ensuring that it fed the skin with actives without ever feeling tacky or oily.”

WHO SHOULD TRY IT?

To put simply, everyone! “We have found that The Dewy Skin Cream is truly universal,” says Tsai. “Those with normal to dry skin enjoy using it day and night, while those with oily skin have been using it as a night cream.”

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