I Tried The $99 Japanese Beauty Secret That Meghan Markle And Kim Kardashian Swear By

Worth the splurge

When two of the most influential women in the world commit to the same glow enhancing beauty product – trust us we’re listening.

It’s not often we get the lowdown on Meghan Markle’s skin care regimen. The products responsible for Duchess of Sussex’s glowing complexion are almost as elusive as Kate Middleton’s blow dry secrets.

Nonetheless, we do have some knowledge courtesy of the former Suits star’s early interviews. Back in 2014, Meghan revealed she’s a fan of cult chemical exfoliator Tatcha’s Rice Polish Classic Foaming Enzyme Powder.

“It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation,” she told Allure. Markle isn’t the only one to wax lyrical about this exfoliator. Tatcha’s hero product quickly gained a loyal following because of its gentle yet effective formula that banishes dead skin, dirt, and oil, without causing irritation or dryness.

Conversely, Kim Kardashian isn’t backward in coming forward about her beauty must-haves.  Having already spilled her secrets to her make-up artist and close friend Mario Dedivanovic

During his most recent masterclass, Mario revealed that Kardashian is a loyal Tatcha fan. “When mixed with water, this foaming enzyme powder helps exfoliate and smooth the surface of the skin,” Dedivanovic told the crowd. 

At this point, I’m fairly certain that you’re thinking – “ok, but it is actually amazing?” As a beauty editor, it’s my job to try the most buzzworthy product and see which ones stack up.

As someone with normal to combination skin, I often reach for a chemical exfoliant for a gentler deep clean as opposed to an irritating scrub. This one has a very subtle foaming effect, leaving my skin feeling refreshed and keeping dullness at bay.  If you’re looking to add an exfoliator to your everyday regimen, I recommend starting with an oil formula to wash away make-up and environmental build-up from city pollutants. Next, using a product like this foaming enzyme powder to penetrate pores for a light exfoliation and dislodge dry skin cells.

Along with the classic one, which is ideal for combination/dry skin, you can choose from “deep,” for combination to oily skin, “gentle,” for dry, flaky skin, or “calming,” for sensitive, irritated skin. Each exfoliator costs $95 is available from

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