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Tatcha Rice Wash Review

Tatcha Rice Wash Review

Formulated with nutrient dense rice water, Tatcha The Rice Wash is a cleanser intended to support optimum skin barrier function.

It has a creamy texture with slight grit showing how the Japanese rice powder softens your skin as you cleanse.

Personally, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this cleanser, but I think it could be great for people with dry and flaky skin.

This article will explain everything you need to know about Tatcha The Rice Wash.

Tatcha Rice Wash

5 Sample-sized Tatcha The Rice Wash Tubes

Suitable for dry skin and sensitive skin types, Tatcha Rice Wash is a slightly gritty cleanser that gently washes away sweat and oil.

Key Ingredients

There are three key ingredients in The Rice Wash:

  • Okinawa algae blend: makes your complexion softer

  • Hyaluronic acid: balances skin hydration and plumps

  • Hadasei-3: leaves you with a healthy glow

Tatcha The Rice Wash Review


The Rice Wash

I love Tatcha, but this cleanser didn’t really do it for me.

The Rice Wash is intended to be a gently effective cream cleanser, but I didn’t feel that it removed my makeup or cleansed my skin properly. In fact, if you’re going to try The Rice Wash, I suggest you use a cleansing oil to remove makeup before washing your face.

I would not purchase this product in the future.


Tatcha Rice Wash lathers up nicely into a light creamy foam with slight grittiness. It doesn’t feel harsh on your skin, but at the same time, I didn’t feel like it really cleaned my face enough.


Similar to the Dewy Skin Cream, The Rice Wash has a light purple color. When you lather up, the foam is light purple/white.


While I couldn’t smell anything, The Rice Wash does list synthetic fragrances in its ingredient list.


Like other Tatcha cleansers, The Rice Wash comes in 4oz squeeze tube. The tube is light purple and plastic.

I don’t care too much about packaging, but honestly, if I’m spending $40 on a cleanser, I’m expecting something nicer than a lame plastic tube. At that point, I’d rather just get a drugstore cleanser.

Should you try the Tatcha face cleanser?

In my opinion, Tatcha The Rice Wash is just not worth your time.

I don’t think it cleans away sweat and oil well, so it definitely isn’t suitable for people with oily or acne prone skin. That being said, it is very gentle, and if you can get around the slight grittiness of the formula, you might actually really like The Rice Wash.

Regardless of your skin type, I think you’d be better off trying something more effective like Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk.

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