WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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134 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 TATCHA is not your typical skincare company. The luxury brand, which has tripled its profits each of the past three years, is achieving this success not by selling high-tech potions, like most cosmetic companies these days. Instead, it meticulously manufactures products in Japan based on centuries-old serums and lotions used by geishas to give them baby-like skin. The company's products are based on three simple ingredients: green tea, Okinawa red algae, and rice bran. Yet this in itself isn't what makes TATCHA so unusual. It's the people behind it who are dedicated to improving women's lives, and just happen to have strong ties to Wellesley. According to founder and CEO Victoria Tsai, who graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics in 2000, "It's an honor to do this type of work. It's not superficial to make products that change the way women feel about themselves." T H O R S W I F T P H O T O G R A P H Y commerce retailing entrepreneurship keeping track startups investments capital TATCHA Entrepreneurs with local ties create luxury skincare products K E R I LY M A N writer business

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