Tatcha Rice Wash

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Tatcha Rice Wash ⋆ Beautymone
Published by Simone de Vlaming on November 5, 2021

The moment the Tatcha Rice Wash Cleanser was revealed, I was intrigued. The cleanser sounded perfect for my normal to dry skin, so I obviously had to try it out. Even though this is a universal cleanser, if you have the same skin type as I do, then keep on reading to find out…

  • How I liked the cleanser with my dry to normal skin type
  • If I would recommend this cleanser in general
  • If I would recommend this cleanser to sensitive, oily, or acne-prone skin types
  • Great and more affordable alternatives for the Tatcha cleanser
  • And I’m answering your questions

You don’t want to miss out on all the details about this cleanser, so quickly keep reading to find out more.

7.9Expert Score
Tatcha Rice Wash
The Tatcha Rice Wash Cleanser is a good, basic cleanser that does its job. After using it, my skin feels clean, balanced, and nourished. I’ve never experienced a stripping or tight feeling. However, due to the price, inability to use this to remove eye makeup, and not seeing many results, I don’t think I would repurchase this.
Product
6.5
Application
9
Formula
8
Ease of Use
9
Effectiveness
7
Pros
  • Never stripping the skin
  • After using it, my skin feels clean, balanced, and nourished
  • The cleanser is easy to use, and you don’t need much, so it’ll last you a long time
Cons
  • Not safe to remove eye makeup
  • Quite expensive
  • Not many visible results from using the cleanser

After I had tried the Tatcha Deep Cleanse, I was interested in trying more products, so it was perfect timing that Trendmood Box came out with a collaboration box with Tatcha. I decided to purchase the box and was very excited for all the Tatcha goodies to arrive. I was most excited about the Tatcha Rice Wash as it sounded very promising, so it was the first product I started trying immediately.

What Is The Tatcha Rice Wash

Tatcha Rice Wash

A gently effective cream cleanser that washes daily buildup without stripping skin for a soft, luminous complexion. For centuries, Japanese women have repurposed the milky water leftover from rinsing rice for cooking to use in their beauty rituals. A rich source of vitamins A, B2, B12, and E, this byproduct softens and boosts the look of luminosity. This original cleansing ritual inspired this wash, combining Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid with Japanese rice powder to replenish essential moisture for clean, hydrated skin.

Best Suited For

The Tatcha Rice Wash is best suited for Dry, Combo, and Normal Skin, but it is a universal cleanser that will work for all skin types.

Key Ingredients

  • pH-Neutral Amino Acid Base: This gentle base removes impurities without stripping skin of its essential oils. Unlike most pH-neutral cleansers, this formula foams into a creamy lather, leaving skin silky, smooth, and well-moisturized. This key ingredient also helps to balance the pH level of the skin, which helps the skin function properly.
  • Japanese Rice Powder: Used in classical Japanese cleansing rituals, rice powder naturally softens and boosts luminosity while keeping the skin moisturized.
  • Okinawa Algae Blend + Hyaluronic Acid: A special blend of Okinawa algae and hyaluronic acid captures water to help replenish skin’s natural moisture reservoir, immediately leaving skin soft, comforted, and deeply nourished. It also helps to replenish ceramides to ensure optimum skin barrier function, aiding in the reduction of future moisture loss for skin that is visibly smooth and plump with hydration.

How To Use

Begin with wet hands and a wet face. Squeeze a small amount (almond-size) into your palms and rub them together to create a creamy foam. Gently massage the face and rinse thoroughly. The Rice Wash Cleanser can be used daily.

Things To Note

The Tatcha Rice Wash is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, Dermatologist-tested, and cruelty-free. On top of that, it’s formulated without Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA, or phthalates.

Where To Buy

The Tatcha Rice Wash retails for $38 and is available on the Tatcha website tatcha.com and Sephora.

Tatcha Rice Wash Review 

Tatcha Rice Wash

I’ve used the Tatcha Rice Wash as a second cleanser in my double cleansing routine to wash my face one more time, as this isn’t supposed to be used to remove eye makeup. I personally do think that this is not stated properly on the website, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people will use this on the eyes too – which is quite obvious for a cleanser, so I’m definitely blaming Tatcha for not being transparent, or making this cleanser safe for the eyes too.

Other than this cleanser not being safe for the eyes, I do love it. It is a very gentle, creamy cleanser that makes your skin feel super clean, soft, and smooth after using it. I’ve never found the Tatcha Cleanser stripping to the skin, my skin felt nourished every time. However, I did notice that this cleanser is perfect for removing light makeup but not full-glam; that’s another reason why this cleanser is most effective as a second cleanser or a morning cleanser.

The Rice Wash is quite expensive, but the 120 ml will last you a long period of time as you don’t need much to cleanse your whole face. Nevertheless, I’m not quite sure if I would repurchase this cleanser. My skin feels and looks clean, so it’s definitely effective in that way, but I didn’t really see any of the other promised results. My skin looked healthy and balanced, but I don’t think it’s because of the cleanser. It may be a participant to balanced skin but definitely not the main reason, I feel like.

As this cleanser is very gentle, based on that, I would say that sensitive skin could use this cleanser, BUT the cleanser contains oils and fragrance, which both can trigger irritation and rashes, so based on that, I don’t recommend this cleanser to people with sensitive skin. Acne-prone, combination, and oily skin types would be fine with this cleanser; however, I think this might be too gentle and not do much for them.

Alternatives 

  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser: The Fresh Cleanser retails for the same price, but contains 150ml, 30ml more than the Tatcha cleanser. I do think this makes a great alternative, as it is very lightweight and gentle too. However, the Fresh formula is a gel cream and very thin, and the Tatcha cleanser is more of a thicker cream consistency (but nice thick). Depending on your preferences, this Fresh Cleanser could make a great alternative!
  • Tatcha The Deep Cleanser: I think that if you want to try Tatcha but have an oily skin type, the Deep Cleanser is a perfect alternative for you. It’s a gentle exfoliating cleanser created for oily skin, uneven texture, and visible pores that cleanses the face. It’s 1$ more expensive than the Rice Wash, so it’s still quite expensive for a cleanser, though.
  • Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Cleanser: This Drunk Elephant Cleanser has more of a similar formula to the Fresh Soy Cleanser, as it’s lightweight and gel-like, but it’s still very nice, non-stripping and cleansing the face. So if you don’t mind a thinner formula, you will really like this! Plus, it’s more affordable.

Final Verdict

The Tatcha Rice Wash Cleanser is a good, basic cleanser that does its job. After using it, my skin feels clean, balanced, and nourished. I’ve never experienced a stripping or tight feeling. However, due to the price, inability to use this to remove eye makeup, and not seeing many results, I don’t think I would repurchase this.

Specifications

PRODUCT NAMEThe Rice Wash
PRODUCT BRANDTatcha
PRICE$38
WEIGHT120 ml / 4.0 fl. Oz.

Ingredients

AQUA/WATER/EAU, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, PROPANEDIOL, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, GLYCERIN, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SODIUM CAPROYL METHYLTAURATE, COCO-BETAINE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, SACCHAROMYCES/CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF/CLADOSIPHON OKAMURANUS/RICE FERMENT FILTRATE*, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) POWDER, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, BETAPHYCUS GELATINUM EXTRACT, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-39, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM CARBONATE, ALCOHOL.

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FAQ

Yes, you can remove your face makeup with the Tatcha Rice Wash, but it is not recommended for the eye area. The Rice Wash works best as the second cleanser in your double-cleansing routine. The cleanser is not able to remove long-wearing makeup, though.

The Tatcha Rice Wash is a gentle cleanser that doesn’t exfoliate.

Begin with wet hands and a wet face. Squeeze a small amount (almond-size) into your palms and rub them together to create a creamy foam. Gently massage the face and rinse thoroughly. The Rice Wash Cleanser can be used daily.

Yes, you can use the Tatcha Rice Wash every day, twice a day.

The Tatcha Rice Wash is a universal cleanser for all skin types, so you can use this with oily and/or acne-prone skin. However, the Tatcha Deep Cleanse might be a better match for these skin types.

No, The Tatcha Rice Wash is not oil-free.

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