I yearned for simplicity and authenticity in my life.
Suffering from acute dermatitis and developing a keen awareness of the importance of ingredients on the skin, I began traveling East in search of a more evolved, holistic approach to beauty. On a trip to Kyoto, I discovered a world of pure beauty, craftsmanship, and heritage. An encounter with a modern-day geisha changed my life.
From the geisha, I learned classical Japanese beauty secrets passed down by generations that took a different approach to skincare – that less is more. This skincare philosophy and their time-tested ingredients were captured in an ancient text widely considered to be the oldest beauty book written in Japan, and perhaps the first such work of its kind. Within its three delicate, thread-bound volumes are seven chapters devoted to beauty and elegance in both appearance and spirit. This special guide informs and inspires the Tatcha collection.