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Updated on July 18, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe essences. They have a total of 2 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne, sensitive skin and reducing pores

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that needs an update? Let us know.

Tatcha The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
Then I Met You The Giving Essence

Ingredient Info

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Benefits

Notable Ingredients

Benefits

Ingredients Side-by-side

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The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate.

Propanediol Solvent

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent
Antioxidant IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconHelps with Anti-Aging IconHelps fight Acne Icon
AntioxidantAntioxidant Icon 5 Benefits

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is derived from the leaves of the tea plant. Black tea, green tea, and oolong tea are all harvested from this plant.

Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract.

Ethylhexylglycerin Skin Conditioning

Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

Phenoxyethanol Preservative
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Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

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The Giving Essence
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate Humectant
Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
Helps hydrate Dry SkinHelps hydrate Dry Skin Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF) is a yeast traditionally used to make the Japanese alcoholic beverage, sake.

Aspergillus Ferment Extract Filtrate Humectant

We don't have a description for Aspergillus Ferment Extract Filtrate.

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Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate Humectant

Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is created from fermenting Saccharomyces, a yeast also known as baker's yeast or brewer's yeast.

Propanediol Solvent

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Niacinamide Smoothing
Niacinamide IconGood for Oily Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Dark Spots IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin Icon
NiacinamideNiacinamide Icon 6 Benefits

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

Butylene Glycol Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

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1,2-Hexanediol Skin Conditioning, Solvent

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.

Ellagic Acid Skin Conditioning

Ellagic Acid is a type of polyphenol. Polyphenols are a group of compounds that have potent antioxidant activity. Antioxidants protect our skin against damage and may help reduce the signs of aging.

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Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract.

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Polyglutamic Acid Skin Conditioning
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Polyglutamic Acid is made up many glutamic acids chained together. It is created from bacterial fermentation.

Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

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Corallina Officinalis Extract Skin Conditioning

Corallina Officinalis Extract is from the red seaweed, Corallina Officinalis. This seaweed is found all over the world but is most common in the rocky shores of Great Britain and Ireland.

Sodium Hyaluronate Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Morus Alba Root Extract Bleaching, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Morus Alba Root Extract.

Allantoin Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
0 / 0 Helps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation IconGood for Scar Healing Icon
3 Benefits

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

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Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract comes from the Holy Basil plant. Holy Basil is native to India.

Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract Astringent, Emollient, Perfuming
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Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract is from the black currant fruit.

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Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract.

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Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract Antioxidant
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Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract comes from a type of goji berry plant.

Curcuma Longa Root Extract Masking, Perfuming
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Curcuma Longa Root Extract is from the spice, turmeric. Besides being a healthy and delicious spice, turmeric also has plenty of skincare benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-microbial properties.

Glycyrrhiza Uralensis Root Extract Skin Conditioning
Helps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
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Glycyrrhiza Uralensis Root Extract comes from Chinese licorice. This plant is native to Asia and used in Chinese traditional medicine. Chinese licorice root contains antioxidants and polysaccharides.

Rubus Fruticosus Fruit Extract Astringent, Masking, Tonic

Blackberry extract is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. The majority of antioxidants include flavonoid, phenolic, and anthocyanins.

Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing

We don't have a description for Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract.

Betaine Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
3 Benefits

Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.

Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract comes from the bilberry plant. This plant is native to Eurasia.

Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract is from the Maqui berry. Maqui is an edible berry from the country of Chile.

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Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract

This extract comes from the Cabbage Palm, AKA the Açaí berry! It has skin soothing, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties.

Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract Skin Protecting, Soothing

We don't have a description for Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract.

Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract is an extract of the flowers of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae

Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract.

Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract Cosmetic Colorant

We don't have a description for Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract.

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Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate Emulsion Stabilising

Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate is a polymer and used to help stabilize other ingredients.

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Ethylhexylglycerin Skin Conditioning

Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract is extract from the neem plant.

Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract is from the Neem tree. Neem trees originate from India.

Xanthan Gum Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

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Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract.

Portulaca Oleracea Extract Skin Conditioning

Portulaca Oleracea Extract is an extract of the whole plant of the Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties.

Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Methylpropanediol Solvent

Methylpropanediol is a synthetic solvent and humectant.

Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

Solvent
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Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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Skin Conditioning
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Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

Ingredient Ratings

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
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The Giving Essence
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When to use

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Reviews

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Tatcha The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment 6 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 3 ratings
Absorbs Well (1) Expensive (1) Hydrating (1)
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Lapaki

7 months ago Β· Dry Skin
Review

Honestly I don't know what it is that makes it so good. Is it the mixture of fermented rice, green tea and algae? Maybe. Is it because these...

Honestly I don't know what it is that makes it so good. Is it the mixture of fermented rice, green tea and algae? Maybe. Is it because these ingredients are allowed to ferment twice? Maybe. Or is it my belief that applying such an expensive product consistently over a long period of time simply MUST do something super special to my skin? Again, maybe. I've been using it for almost a year and noticed short as well as long-term benefits. The powerful Hadasei-3 essence instantly softens skin and makes it plump and bouncy. For the long run, it improved my overall skintone and texture. Big Plus: it's cruelty-free and vegan. I wish I wouldn't love this pricey magic essence... just ordered my next bottle.

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leelougirl

3 years ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

Seems to Brighten Skin
I used this together every morning for 2 weeks with:

1) Tatcha - Camillia Oil Cleanser (removes makeup, too)
2) Tatcha...

Seems to Brighten Skin
I used this together every morning for 2 weeks with:

1) Tatcha - Camillia Oil Cleanser (removes makeup, too)
2) Tatcha - Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
3) Tatcha - The Essence

Surprising Results:

Within 1 week: My stubborn cheek acne cleared up 80-90% (semi-cystic, caused by new medication, had acne for 1 year, developed dark scars on cheeks and saw 1-2 new deep pimples every week) BUT. Within 1 week, the new pimples slowed down dramatically (1-2 per month). Now the old acne scars have time to clear up. They're fading :)

Within 2 weeks: Brighter skin??? What? I know because I always hold up the backs of my hands to my face. In the Summer, my face got super dark. In the Winter my face colour goes back to normal. Of course my hands and face colour have stayed the same this year because I haven't been outside during the pandemic.

So my face should have had my WINTER skin colour (natural colour, no tan). BUT.... after 2 weeks of this routine (no other products) my face

Then I Met You The Giving Essence 41 ingredients

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