Tatcha Soothing Silk Body Butter


Tatcha’s recent launches have been inspired “capsule” collections each with a series of products connected by a common theme. Their current launch is the new Water Collection, a collection of deeply hydrating water-based products including sheet masks for face and eyes, their dewy skin mist, and a brand new deep hydration firming serum. Interested? Check them out here and be sure to tune back when I’ve fully reviewed two of the products from the collection!

This review is for their Soothing Silk Body Butter which is one of three products in Tatcha’s striking Indigo collection that was released a few months back. This collection is brought together by incorporating the brilliant indigo plant which is rich in anti-inflammatories. If you’ll remember, blue kind of had a moment across many beauty features from Elle to Lucky over the months and every editor noted at least one of the three Tatcha products in this range for inclusion in those features.


The Soothing Silk Body Butter comes in a large 200ml/6.8oz jar which also has a protective lid to protect the product from drying and oxidizing. The shade of blue is rich and striking (yet disappears upon applying) and the texture is creamy and exceptionally luxurious. The scent is perfectly calming and clean, although I can’t call out specific notes, just know that it smells like a freshly made flowery ice cream on a sunny day. Absolutely pleasurable.

I like to keep this beautiful jar of cream on my bedside stand because it’s almost like a statement piece. After showering, sometimes I can be a little too scant with the moisture I give to my extremities and I particularly feel tightness or tautness 20-30 minutes after I’m in bed. A swipe here and there over dry, rough areas keeps my skin smooth and hydrated. There is no greasiness, just the silky fine texture of the cream as it literally melts into skin. As someone with relatively unfussy skin on their body (thank goodness!), I can’t attest to how soothing this product is, but suffice it to say that my skin feels truly very happy (plus I’ve read their reviews on the product site of how effective this has been for eczema).


I originally started using this during the winter to keep my skin moisturized and it worked brilliantly. I know this because I barely had to even think about dry skin all winter. Now I’m pleased to discover it has passed the summer test as well, no need to worry about revealing dry, rough areas during swimsuit season!

A look at the ingredients reveals why this does not disappointment. Glycerin and Olive derived Squalane is number 2 & 3 on the ingredients list and they’re both incredible at holding in moisture. There is actual Silk Extract, Licorice Extract, and Green Tea extract in addition to Indigo extract which is super soothing as the name would suggest.

The presentation of all Tatcha products is pure luxury and this is no exception (see instagram for video). I really consider this a worthwhile addition to my collection and in the future when I have my own office plan to keep a jar there as well. For $48 a jar, there really aren’t any reasons not to make this one of the little luxuries to enjoy in life.




  1. Emilia
    July 17, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Loving the new site!

  2. Lindsay
    July 18, 2014 / 2:34 am

    Thanks to you, I have The Tatcha body butter and love it so much. It was especially helpful with recovery from a sunburn recently. I’ve been a fan of yours since I began my journey into natural beauty, about a year and a half ago. You’re such a refreshing voice in the beauty blog world, and I so appreciate your honesty and willingness to write a blog that isn’t just a bunch of paid advertisements. Congrats on the new site and I look forward, as I’m sure many others do also, to your upcoming posts!

  3. June 29, 2015 / 3:26 am

    How does it smell? Is it like the Soothing Renewal Treatment?

    • July 2, 2015 / 3:43 am

      I haven’t smelled the soothing renewal treatment but it does smell like their hand cream if that helps!

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