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Mask Monday | Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

How great are those lil coupons that Sephora has? Well this is how I happened upon this sample.

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask - www.modenmakeup.com

From their website -

"What it is:
A creamy anti-aging mask packed with Japanese beautyberry, 2 types of Vitamin C and AHAs from 7 fruits that unveils softer, glowing skin.

Why it's different:
This creamy rinse-off treatment mask features two types of Vitamin C: a water-soluble vitamin C derivative that absorbs quickly for an immediate glow and an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative that remains in skin longer, providing antioxidant protection from UV damage for brighter, more even toned skin over time.

The mask is also powered by the Japanese beautyberry, a glossy purple superfruit rich in antioxidants that was found to stabilize Vitamin C, maximizing its effectiveness.

A gentle 10 percent AHA complex of seven fruits removes debris and the buildup of dead skin cells to visibly improve skin texture and support the production of new skin cells.

Tatcha's signature trio of Japanese anti-aging superfoods—green tea, rice, and algae—helps to restore a more youthful appearance.

Who it's for:
Ideal for all skin types


How to use:
After cleansing, apply a generous, even layer to skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Can be used two to three times per week."

The full size contains 50ml / 1.7 fl. oz. and retails for $68USD on Tatcha.com and Sephora.com. This sample is 10ml / 0.34 fl. oz.

For the first time in #MaskMonday history, I feel like this isn't a product to do a first impression on. I'm intrigued by the Tatcha products; are they worth the price? But truly I don't think much of them. Pretty packaging - check. Worth the hype? We're not sure.

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask freshly applied - www.modenmakeup.com
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask applied

Fundamentally this is a clay mask. A clay mask with dye in it 🙈 so imagine my surprise to read about these AHA claims. Y'all know I'm a big fan of chemical exfoliants. This Radiance Mask is milder than ones from Peter Thomas Roth and Tata Harper. So to be fair, I will have to use this a few more times and get back to you.

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask after 15 minutes - www.modenmakeup.com
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask after 15 minutes

The mask didn't dry down completely after fifteen minutes; though I was doing some cleaning while wearing it so what you see above is some sweat too 😆 After removal my skin felt soft. I didn't notice any immediate brightening. Usually there's this glossy look to my skin after I've removed the Tata Harper or REN masks mentioned previously. I'm willing to try this "two to three times per week" as directed to see if that result is possible.

Ingredients:
"Kaolin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Propanediol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Mica, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Juice, Callicarpa Japonica Fruit Extract, Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Cellulose Gum, Dimethicone, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol
[+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Violet 2 (Ci 60725), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510)]
* Hadasei-3

Formulated without:
Parabens, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates
."

As you can see, the fruit extracts are in the middle of the pack. This is probably why it's marketed as "ideal for all skin types". If you're super sensitive to scent, I'd recommend getting a sample of this before purchasing. The scent isn't offensive to me; it's kinda hard to explain but suffice to say it smells like skincare. Herbal is it? Maybe. The other main factor is the price. I'd say if your skin can take it, get the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask and save yourself $10USD. Granted, there's the .7 fl. oz less in the latter. 

So yeah. This isn't something I'd purchase but if you have please share your thoughts in the comments.

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