The New Tatcha Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser review

The Tatcha Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser Is Here and It’s Impressive!

Everyone loves a good cleanser, especially the non-irritating, non-stripping kinds! The Rice Wash is an addition to Tatcha’s popular Japanese Rice Bran ingredient skincare range. Let’s find out if the Tatcha Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser is worth it!

Tatcha Rice Wash collection

Tatcha Rice Wash: The Original Cleansing Ritual

The Tatcha Rice Wash Skin Softening Cleanser is a pH-neutral, daily cream cleanser meant to gently wash away impurities without stripping the skin but leaving it hydrated, feeling soft, and luminous.

The inspiration for this product dates back centuries when Japanese women repurposed the milky water left over from rinsing rice for cooking to use in their beauty rituals! Fun fact, the practice is still done by some to this very day!

New Tatcha Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser

The product is ideal for normal to dry skin although many with oily and acne-prone skin have said it works well for them too. It has a non-irritating, non-sensitising, and dermatologist-tested formula.

Claims and Key Ingredients

The Tatcha Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser is a source of vitamins A, B2, B12, and E for deep nourishment and anti-ageing benefits.

The main ingredients are:

  • Japanese Rice Powder: This is used in classical Japanese cleansing rituals. It naturally softens and boosts luminosity while keeping your skin well moisturized.
  • Okinawa Algae Blend + Hyaluronic Acid: This is a special blend of Okinawa algae and hyaluronic acid that helps the skin’s natural moisture reservoir, immediately leaving skin soft, comforted, and deeply nourished. It also helps to replenish ceramides to ensure optimum skin barrier function, aiding in the reduction of future moisture loss leaving the skin visibly smooth and plump with hydration.
  • pH-Neutral Amino Acid-Base: The gentle base removes impurities without stripping the skin of its natural and essential oils. Unlike most pH-neutral cleansers, this formula foams into a creamy lather, leaving skin silky, smooth, and well-moisturized. This key ingredient also helps to balance the pH level of the skin, which helps the skin function properly!

The claims are:

  • pH-Neutral Amino Acid Base gently cleanses & balances skin
  • Instant Results: 96% agreed skin feels balanced
  • Japanese Rice Powder softens the skin and boosts luminosity
  • After 1 week: 100% agree skin has a healthy glow, 96% agreed skin looks clarified & luminous
  • Hyaluronic Acid and Okinawa Algae Blend plump skin with hydration
  • After 6 hours: Clinically proven to boost skin’s hydration an average of +39%”

Does The Cleanser Work?

Aside from its being extremely gentle on the skin, it cleanses amazingly and to top it off has a delightful citrusy smell!

The cleanser has a cream-to-foam formula. Often, I’m not a fan of foam formulas, but the Rice Cleanser is an exception since it’s not stripping, yet at the same time it gently exfoliates the skin without irritating it.

The Soft Cream Cleanser leaves the skin feeling clean, soft, smooth and hydrated.


The Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin Softening Cleanser is available in a 120 mL / 4.0 oz size for $38 or roughly around £30. It comes in a smooth, glossy, squeeze tube bottle with an ombre mix of lilac and muted indigo colours. 

My Thoughts

The Tatcha Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser may be on the pricier side, but it has so many positive attributes, that I think it’s worth the price! It’s a good quality cleanser with good quality ingredients and you know you’re getting what you pay for.

For a more affordable option, check out the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

Beauty profile – 35, dry, aging skin, focused on aging well with a healthy glow and natural makeup look ✨

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