Beauty brand Tatcha is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, especially by its beauty rituals. It all started with Vicky Tsai’s trip to Japan and her discovery of geisha beauty rituals and Japanese skincare ingredients. Read on to find out how Tatcha was inspired by Japanese beauty philosophies and grew to be what it is today.
It started with a trip to Japan
“I gave myself acute dermatitis during my time at Harvard Business School, where I interned for a large beauty company and treated my face like a science experiment as part of the job,” Vicky recalled. The result was itchy, flaky red skin that her dermatologist found “irreversible”. All she could use were products with aquaphor, topical and oral steroids and antibiotics to keep her skin in check. When she became pregnant, she was determined to find pregnancy-safe alternatives to her usual regimen. This led her to go on a life-changing trip to Japan.
“The timeless natural ingredients and well-being rituals that I encountered in Kyoto not only healed my skin but at the same time also healed my spirit and restored within me a sense of harmony that I never thought I would regain,” she explained.