Cult beauty and skincare brand, Tatcha, which is inspired by classical beauty rituals in Japan has taken the world by storm—and as much as it had changed Vicky Tsai's life. The pure, natural formulas and philosophy of harmony, healed Tsai's own acute dermatitis and helped her regain balance inside and out after she discovered the beauty rituals in Kyoto in 2008.
Then, the Tatcha Insitute in Japan was born the following year to create a skincare collection based on hinou dokon, the mind-skin connection. Amid the challenging year that has affected all aspects of our life—mentally and physically—it's easy to overlook how it has also affected our skin, our body's first line of defence.
We spoke with founder Vicky Tsai to understand why improving our skin's health matters during the pandemic, and how their products can help us achieve that.
In what ways has the pandemic affected our skin health?
The pandemic affected so many of us in so many different ways but one way, in particular, was through our skin. Like our mind and our body, our skin also reacts to stress and is usually the first part of your body to show its effects outwardly.
No two people’s skin reacts the exact same way, but acne, redness, irritation, dryness, hives, or eczema are common ways our stress can manifest itself. It’s important to listen to your skin and care for it properly so it and yourself can heal.