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I am a big fan of Tatcha skincare, so I was very keen to find out what Tatcha The Serum Stick was all about. I have been testing it out. Keep reading for all the details.
What is Tatcha The Serum Stick?
- Concentrated solid serum
- Made with 80% squalane and Japanese lemon balm
- Designed to target signs of ageing and dryness both instantly & over time
- Smooths dry lines
- Ideal for adding more hydration around the eye area and laugh lines as needed
- Promises to keep skin and makeup fresh throughout the day
- Works to lock in moisture
- Japanese lemon balm helps calm inflammation
- Promises to creates a dewy cushion for makeup and prevents it from settling into lines
- Can be used over makeup to refresh dryness throughout the day
- Gives the skin a natural glow
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Japanese Lemon Balm – also known as kousui hakka which translates to “caring for others” in the Japanese language of flowers, is traditionally used to help calm inflammation, reduce fine lines and crepiness and is also known to help minimise UV damage
Squalane – works instantly to moisturise and support the skin barrier, lock in moisture and minimising drynesshe weight
Hadasei-3 – antioxidant-rich trio includes Uji Green Tea (known to detoxify and help prevent signs of premature aging), Okinawa Red Algae (rich in polysaccharides, essential for skin water retention and renewal), and Akita Rice (a nourishing moisturiser, rich in essential proteins).
How to use it
This serum stick is really easy to use. I simply swipe it on to clean skin everywhere I want to add moisture and then press it in to blend and help it sink in.
The stick itself is nice and firm, so you can apply decent pressure without fear of the product melting.
It can also be used over makeup during the day to tackle any dehydration and add a natural glow.
My Review of Tatcha The Serum Stick
There was a time a while back, I think it was 2018 or 2019, that I thought that stick skincare was going to get really big, but it ended up being a short-lived trend. So it is really interesting to see Tatcha, which is such a popular brand both globally and specifically in the UK, coming out with a serum stick.
I believe that the Tatcha The Serum Stick has been available for a few years in the US, however, it has just arrived in the UK.
Think of this as a targeted treatment rather than as an all over serum, although of course you can use it all over if you wish. This stick is great to apply over any areas that are particularly prone to dehydration as the day wears on.
This is the perfect item of handbag skincare, because it gentle enough to use around the eyes which is most certainly the area that I find dries out most throughout the day and also needs a makeup top up.
Whenever I reapply my concealer, I always wish I had some eye cream handy to rehydrate the area, and this stick is the most convenient and mess-free way of doing this. Also, a quick swipe over the cheekbones will give you a lovely skincare-infused subtle glow.
This is probably best suited to dry or mature skin types and it is definitely one for the travel bag if you are flying.
Where to buy it
The Tatcha The Serum Stick is £49 although you can currently get it for £39.20 in the Space NK 20% off promotion. Shop it via the links below:
If you are looking for a traditional serum, I have a post that might be helpful for you. Read: Best Serums for 2023 – all Skin Types & Budgets.