Tatcha recently released its Violet-C Brightening Serum that promises to give you more radiant, bright skin in just 4 weeks. I received both Tatcha's Violet-C Brightening Serum and The Essence Plumping Skin Softener, which I had never used before, from Influenster to try prior to the serum's official launch. I have been using both together at night 2 to 3 times a week since December, and must say that Tatcha's claims are in fact true: my skin is brighter, my post-acne hyperpigmentation has faded, and my skin is more radiant overall.
Although the products are on the expensive side (the Violet-C Brightening serum costs $88 and The Essence Plumping Skin Softener costs $95), I will be repurchasing once they run out. Here are my individual thoughts on each of these Tatcha's products:
Tatcha's The Essence Plumping Skin Softener
I always thought that an essence was a useless product: basically glorified water. However, I was surprised by how great Tatcha's The Essence Plumping Skin Softener is. It moisturizes my skin, is gentle, and boosts the effects of the products that go on afterwards (be it Tatcha's Violet-C Brightening Serum or something else). The packaging is superb, and although the price is steep, it's a product that I now reach for every night in my skincare routine.
Tatcha's Violet-C Brightening Serum
Even before putting this Tatcha's Violet-C Brightening Serum on my face, I was mesmerized by its packaging. The purple and orange gradient is stunning, and looks great on my top shelf. The good thing is that the product inside is also superb. Its smell is pleasant, it absorbs quickly, it leaves my combination skin smooth and hydrated, and also helps remove those pesky dark spots that remain post acne. My skin tone is more radiant and clear overall. Although pricey by itself, the results you get from the Violet-C Brightening Serum skyrocket when combined with Tatcha's The Essence Plumping Skin Softener.
When my skin is in need of extra TLC, and would serve well with an extra boost of radiance, I pair these two products with Korres' Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil and Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial.
* Tatcha's The Essence Plumping Skin Softener and Violet-C Brightening Serum were received complimentary for testing by Influenster