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A collaboration between Tatcha and Kashoen gave birth to this Limited Edition white goat hair cleansing brush.
“It combines the art of the tea ceremony (or otemae) with time-tested geisha beauty rituals for an elegant effective way to care for your complexion”.
Kashoen is one of the oldest brush makers of Japan, I have met them several times and also visited their impressive luxurious boutique in Ginza. I have a few brushes from this brand that I truly deeply love and I also own the similar Kashoen cleansing brush that I use for mineral pressed foundation. By the way, my Kashoen cleansing brush has a purple urushi ferrule because it was a special edition but you can still get it if you contact them directly.
The Tatcha brush is similar to the Kashoen, but has a 24-karat gold plated ferrule and a birchwood handle. The Tatcha version is not exactly as soft as the Kashoen and also not as evenly bundled, however, I tried the Tatcha with their rice enzyme powder and it feels just perfect for this purpose, cleansing brushes are not supposed to be super mega soft or super mega even either, they don’t need to in order to perform well and they probably perform even better with cleansing if they aren’t, but I still wish it had the perfected shape my Kashoen has.
I will keep the Kashoen for applying mineral powder and the Tatcha for using the rice enzyme and as a cleansing ritual.
I have been chatting with Tatcha customer services, you can either put some powder in the bowl, then damp your brush in water and swirl it in the powder, or you can mix some powder with a tiny bit of water directly in the bowl and swirl the mixture (starting with the dry brush), either way would be fine.
The maintenance of the brush is just to rinse it after use, squeeze out the excess water (I always remove the excess with a paper tissue) and leave it to dry on the stand. It has to be deep cleaned too, like a regular make-up brush, but no need to do that on a daily basis.
The brush set is 124 usd, I also ordered the dry skin ritual discovery kit so that I could give those products a good try, I have been using their cream for a few days now and I am surprised I don’t see any dry patches appearing, my pores are minimized and my skin feels nice but I have to carry on trying for longer to make sure this is working for me.
I have used the cleansing method with the brush a couple of times, at first it feels like you are getting a shave 😀 The process of cleansing your skin with such a method feels weird, it makes me think of swimming with my clothes on -what a strange thought- but then it feels good and I barely can stop… But, I couldn’t do that ritual everyday and I am certainly not doing it just before going to bed, I am way too tired and I find just enough energy to remove my make-up, sometimes I even remove it immediately when I am back home so that I don’t have to face this laborious task when I am half asleep.
This type of geisha ritual is very new to me, I regularly buy cleansing brushes but to use with make-up and powders instead, I often find they are dense but still airy so they allow more control, and they are soft but not overly soft so that makes them better blenders.
I love the look of the stand on my vanity, it looks very pro and fun. If you don’t need the Tatcha bowl, or if it is sold out, you can try the Kashoen brush, the quality of the brush is even better.
Thank you sweet Carlyn for your help in getting this set and thank you to my friend smuties for pointing me to this beauty!! <3