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Winter giving your skin the blues? We're in the midst of one of California's driest winters ever so if your hands are chafed and your arms and legs are itchy and flaking, it's not you, it's the weather. Tatcha, the Potrero Hill-based skincare brand, feels your pain and has launched a new collection that features indigo—long believed by the Edo period's samurai to have anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it was a reference to indigo's healing capabilities in a 200-year-old Japanese beauty manuscript that inspired Tatcha's creator, Victoria Tsai, to feature the ingredient in three products: a hand cream ($38), a body butter ($48), and a renewal treatment ($98). According to Tatcha, significant scientific research shows indigo to be "remarkably effective at relieving symptoms of those suffering from conditions such as dermatitis." Find the collection at Barneys New York or buy through Tatcha's online store.
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