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tatcha gold camellia beauty oil

Most natural beauty products have one of two things going for them: 1) Beautiful packaging; 2) Effective product.

TATCHA’s Gold Camellia Beauty Oil, though, has them both — and maybe even a third, as the actual product itself is also quite stunning.

tatcha gold camellia beauty oil

{TATCHA sent me a sample of its GOLD Camellia Beauty Oil, which retails for $125 for a 1.7-ounce glass dropper bottle jar.}

I tested TATCHA’s Gold Camellia Beauty Oil for about four weeks, massaging it onto my face, the backs of my hands, my legs and the ends of my hair throughout the testing period.

Regardless of where I put TATCHA, it performed.

Lightly coated skin with a goldenrod glow? Check. Shimmering legs underneath a flowy skirt? Check. Sealed split ends with a hint of glimmer? Check.

tatcha gold camellia beauty oil

{The little flecks of gold inside TATCHA’s camellia beauty oil are oh-so-glamorous.}

Because I know most of my readers are as face-oil obsessed as I am, I’ll focus on that particular use for this beautiful, multipurpose oil.

My ritual included taking two drops of TATCHA Gold Camellia Beauty Oil, rubbing it in my hands and then gently massaging it onto my cheeks, focusing on creating large, circular strokes and bringing the product onto my nose with my index fingers.

I can’t explain how lightweight this oil is; it has a dry finish that leaves no shine, residue or heavy feeling. It is the absolute perfect makeup primer / moisturizer combo and ideal for combination or oily skin, or as a humid / hot weather oil for dry skin types.

After concentrating the product here, I then brought my hands down to my neck, running four fingers on each hand down my throat and then starting at the top again. We must remember to oil up our necks and chest!

Once complete with that part of the moisture ritual,  I then bring my fingers to my forehead and very gently push the oil from the bridge of my nose over my eyebrows, in a sort of “M” shape.

I do this because my forehead needs less moisture than any other part of my facial skin, yet it still needs to be treated. This process ensures a light application.

tatcha gold camellia beauty oil

{Like all TATCHA products, the GOLD Camellia Beauty Oil’s packaging is absolutely exquisite.}

From there, I can wait as little as, oh, 30 seconds before everything is set and I’m glowing. The gold flakes in this oil (yes, there are real 24K gold flakes in this beautiful purple bottle) give your skin a hint of royalty.

You aren’t shining, you aren’t all mica-d up and you aren’t gold. You are just … regal. The skin catches light beautifully and enhances your bronzer and blushes.

Also, you’re smelling super-clean and just … pretty. It’s difficult to describe the scent of this face oil; it’s not exactly floral, citrus or herbal … it’s just understated and fresh.

If you’ve gotten this far through my gushing, you’re probably wondering what critiques, if any, I have of TATCHA Gold Camellia Beauty Oil. Here goes:

  1. While the formula is perfect and clean, I do wish it had more of the star camellia oil in it. It comes in at ingredient number four.
  2. The gold flecks can seem a little hokey, but I do believe they serve a purpose. See the whole “regal” comment above (does that seem hokey? Sorry.)
  3. It is expensive, but I don’t think it’s out of the ordinary. As with most, a little goes a long way and it’s a multipurpose product. Goodbye, separate body and hair oils!
  4. It’s very annoying that the entire ingredients list isn’t on the product page of the TATCHA website. This is where us bloggers can save the day as you’re making buying decisions! The entire list is, though, on the packaging.

Going back to number one, here is the entire ingredients list of TATCHA Gold Camellia Beauty Oil:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Fragrance (natural), Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Water, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Oryzanol, Inositol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Alcohol, Glycerin, Algae Extract, Gold

None of the ingredients score above a “3” on the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database (and actually, only one product scores a “3” — alcohol, which is in most products as a preservative; everything else was a “0” or “1”).

How’s that for a clean, luxury beauty oil?

Read my reviews of other TATCHA products!

I’ve seen a few other reviews of TATCHA Gold Camellia Beauty Oil (here, where I participated in the comments section; here; here; and here}, but I’d love to know your thoughts!

And for me, bottom line: Would I buy this? Yes. Yes I would. The packaging is beautiful, the product is beautiful, the product feels amazing and TATCHA’s customer service team is top-notch. And multipurpose beauty products are always welcome in my home.

Have you tried anything from TATCHA? Have you tried the TATCHA Gold Camellia Beauty Oil? Are you interested in trying this oil? Tell me in the comments section!

 


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