Siren sounds! The online doors of the Tatcha Cyber event have swung open and the best Tatcha Black Friday deals have officially dropped. This is its biggest sale of the year, with 25% off sitewide (including on its skin care gift sets). It’s an excellent time to try some TikTok-famous, Meghan Markle-beloved, Glamour editor-favorite Tatcha products—and to find the perfect holiday gift for the loved one who wants to achieve the Duchess’s glow. Be sure to use the code CYBER23 at Tatcha.com checkout—and if you spend over $100, you’ll receive a two-piece surprise gift with your order; spend over $200 and that gift doubles to four beauty products.
The AAPI-owned beauty brand is responsible for many Glamour Beauty Award winners, including The Essence (a skin primer that’s perfect for increasing hydration and helping the rest of your products penetrate more deeply), Indigo Overnight Repair Cream, Dewy Skin Cream, and Kissu Lip Mask. Tatcha’s Water Cream is one of the retailer’s best-selling moisturizers for its oil-free, gel-like texture. Heaviness isn’t in the Tatcha lexicon; the moisturizer sinks in in two seconds flat, but keeps your face hydrated for hours. The hero product in Meghan Markle’s skincare routine is Tatcha’s The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, an exfoliating cleanser gentle enough for highly sensitive skin, and her makeup artist and longtime friend Daniel Martin swears by The Silk Canvas serum for its skin-priming abilities.
The question isn’t what you’ll add to cart from the best Tatcha Black Friday deals, but just how much. Scroll down to shop the Tatcha products our editors have tried, loved, and always recommend—and be sure to check out as soon as you can, as supplies are limited rolling through Cyber Monday, and these are the lowest prices you’ll see all year.
“Whenever you read that Meghan Markle is a fan of Tatcha, this is the product they’re talking about—the gentlest exfoliator you’ll ever use in your life,” Glamour contributor Halie LeSavage says. Most exfoliating scrubs rely on harsh ground-up shell or mild acids to clear off your dead skin, but Tatcha’s formula uses a gentle combo of extra-fine rice bran and papaya enzymes. Per Markle, “It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation.” That foam forms when water activates the scrub and then it, well, polishes the skin, leaving nothing but smoothness behind. “It doesn’t strip my skin of natural oils, so my face stays baby-soft,” LeSavage says.
Another Tatcha bestseller you may already be familiar with is the viral The Water Cream; this one is infused with calming Japanese botanicals, green tea, rice, and algae. It’s also infused with 23-karat gold for a glowy boost. And now, it comes in super cute limited-edition packaging, just in time for holiday gifts. “The water-based texture is light and refreshing but still coats your skin in a veil of moisture. The price might seem steep if you’re new to the world of luxury skin care, but this jar lasts at least three months and is better than many that are double the price. It’s truly worth it,” says Glamour contributor, Lindsay Schallon.
If you’re looking for a gentle cleanser that incorporates exfoliation for a brighter, smoother, and more hydrated complexion, The Rice Wash is it. “I find it similar to the brand’s Rice Polish since it has microfine rice particles, but I love that it comes as an all-in-one cleanser so I don’t have to add an extra step to my skin-care routine to exfoliate,”Glamour contributor Talia Abbas says of the face wash. She also approves of the creamy foam texture that penetrates deeper for a thorough cleanse. “It checks all my highly specific requirements: It has a subtle smell, washes off easily, and doesn’t strip my already dry skin,” she says.
For those who prefer richer moisturizers, the Dewy Skin Cream is The Water Cream’s thicker counterpart. Some may use this as an overnight cream, but if you suffer from dry skin, add it to your morning rotation too. The cream contains Japanese purple rice bran and antioxidants like anthocyanin that protect your skin from environmental aggressors like pollution, while Okinawan algae and hyaluronic acid help preserve and reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. Glamour contributor, Sarah Wu, credits the Dewy Skin Cream as the only moisturizer that’s delivered “ an instant, dramatically noticeable change” in her complexion.
We love, love, love Tatcha The Essence. Need some proof? We gave it a Beauty and Wellness Awardd of 2023, and our editors have raved about it for years. “The Essence gives me glowing skin without a stitch of makeup,” Glamour‘s Abbas says. “As the first thing to hit my skin after cleansing, and by hydrating and priming my face for the rest of my routine, The Essence helps me get my money’s worth out of all the skin-care products in my regimen.” Glamour commerce writer Andrea Navarro has kept the skin care staple in her vanity for years. “My skin drinks it right up and it preps my face for absorbing all the goodness from my moisturizer right after,” she says. The essence is made to soften and plump your skin, giving it baby’s bottom status. All you have to do is dab some onto your hand or a cotton pad after cleansing and spread it evenly across your face to work its magic.
This two-in-one product won a Glamour Beauty Award last year for being a multi-hyphenate skin care hero. It’s a serum/cream hybrid that works overnight to repair the skin’s barrier using Japanese indigo extract, ceramides, and rebalancing mondo grass root in the formula. The Indigo Overnight Repair Cream targets dehydration and visible skin concerns like acne and redness to help soothe them all while you sleep. The result? A more even complexion, with softness to match. “The results in the morning look just as good as the cream feels going on. Both active pimples and lingering pigmentation look less red, and bumps are noticeably decreased. Acne aside, my skin is just better—dewy and juicy, like a woman who gets eight full hours of sleep and chugs water, not coffee,” Glamour contributor Bella Cacciatore writes.
And, if your skin’s really going through it, reach for this calming cream, which is also from Tatcha’s Indigo collection. This one is made specifically for sensitive skin types, and it’s fragrance-free. Its standout ingredient is colloidal oatmeal, an FDA-approved skin protectant for soothing dry skin concerns (like eczema) on the face.
The Dewy Serum is a face serum that hydrates, smoothes, and helps retain your skin’s elasticity. It’s a go-to for Glamour senior beauty editor Ariana Yaptangco. “I have a lot of texture issues due to acne scarring, so I love smoothing ingredients like lactic acid and AHAs,” she says. “It also feels so luscious on skin. It’s on the heavier side, so I usually use it at night and let it work its magic overnight. And I can go to sleep knowing all the nourishing ingredients are sealed in, thanks to sugarcane-derived squalane, a natural humectant that locks in moisture. I wake up with petal soft skin every time.”
This is the latest version of Tatcha’s cult-favorite restorative lip mask. The Kissu has a jelly-like consistency and instantly soothes and hydrates parched lips, no matter what the cause is. “I know it seems like a lot for a lip balm, but it’s up there with some of the best I’ve ever tried—and as someone who has chronically dry lips thanks to accutane, you can trust me on that,” Glamour’s Cacciatore says. “It cocoons my lips in moisture, and a little goes a long way, so the price feels fairly reasonable.” Even more reasonable when you take off 25%! Unlike the original version, this one has a berry hue that slightly tints your lips upon application, but it’s just as buttery and nourishing.
To brighten dull skin, turn to the Violet-C Brightening Serum, which brings out your skin’s glow and lightens dark spots with 20% vitamin C and Japanese beautyberry while evening out its tone using gentle exfoliating fruit AHAs. It’s excellent for combatting discoloration, fine lines, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
“This is the only vitamin C product I’ve used that doesn’t give me those weird, slightly raised red irritation bumps that turn into pimples if your skin is dry,” Glamour contributor Amber Rambharose says of the creamy Violet-C Radiance Mask. “Instead, this gorgeous purple mask leaves behind an even texture and that lit-from-within glow that’s hard to get on drier-skin types.” The mask incorporates the same beautyberry, vitamin C, and fruit AHAs as the serum, with the addition of nourishing green tea, algae, and rice. You apply a layer after cleansing and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes—two to three times a week.
The Silk Serum might be relatively new, but it’s already listed as a best-seller on Tatcha’s site (and is a winner for Glamour contributor Danielle Sinay). It’s a retinol alternative that targets fine lines and wrinkles, without being too aggressive. The serum contains silk protein, upcycled cranberry extract, and sea fennel that seep deep into existing signs of aging to firm and plump them. And, don’t worry, it’s safe for all skin types.
Don’t forget to treat your eyes to Tatcha’s botanical magic. The brand’s Silk Peony is one of the best eye creams for those fine lines and delicate skin right beneath the eyes. What’s important with age is to find an eye cream that acts as a barrier that your makeup can’t settle into—while still hydrating. Glamour West Coast editor Jessica Radloff says she’s found just combination in Tatcha’s Silk Peony, which uniquely melts to smooth and blur the look of wrinkles. It has Uji green tea to detoxify, Akita rice for nourishing, and Okinawa maluku algae for retaining moisture.
Here’s a rich cleansing oil that will bust up makeup and daily buildup, and prep your skin before you go in with your regular cleanser. You can use it on its own on the days you don’t want a super deep clean (or don’t wear makeup), or as the first part of a double-cleaning routine. “It melts off even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara with one pump, rinses easily, and doesn’t leave a layer of residue on my skin afterward,” Glamour contributor Khaliha Hawkins says.
It’s already rare to find beauty deals like these, but even more so on Tatcha’s skincare sets, which give you a taste of all of these amazing products. Right now, knock 25% off the starter set as part of the Tatcha Black Friday Sale, which includes the brand’s bestsellers—the Camellia Cleansing Oil, Rice Polish, Essence, Dewy Skin Cream, and Silk Peony Eye Cream. It’s a showstopper holiday gift for any mom, dad, boyfriend, wife, bestie, or yourself (the most important of person of all).