If you read my interview a few weeks ago, you know that I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to natural beauty. While I want all-natural products to work, in my experience they don’t always do as well as the mainstream stuff.
But when I first heard about Tata Harper, I was intrigued to give it another shot: No harmful toxic ingredients? 6-30 times the amount of active ingredients found in other products of the same price range? Eco friendly and cruelty-free? (You can read all about these things on their website.)
But what really confirmed that I must try Tata’s products was this blog post on their pricing philosophy. Even a very well formulated product is only as good as the people behind it, and I was equally impressed by the Tata team’s commitment to quality and transparency with the public.
So I thought I’d give the products a whirl! I met up with Clare when I was home in Vermont, who brought me a goody bag of her favorite products. (Plus a cute little jar of honey made on the 26-acre farm!) After trying them, I can confirm that this line is the Real. Deal.
The Tata routine starts with the Regenerating Cleanser, which smells like a delicious creamsicle. It’s fine grit is just enough to polish away dull skin while remaining gentle enough to use both morning and night. Before I’m even out of the shower, my skin feels silky, moisturized and… perfectly normal in the best of ways. After a few spritzes of the Hydrating Floral Essence, the pungent Resurfacing Mask cools my skin (works great as a spot treatment too) tingling while it dries in a very Elmer’s glue way. When I rinse it off, my skin feels pore-less, firm, and held together without any tightness or dryness. I joke that this product is like Spanx for the face! But the Rejuvenating Serum is my favorite. The smell is intoxicating, like a mother’s perfume. Even if this product did absolutely nothing, I’d still rub it all over just for its scent. The fact that is is a super-powerful anti-aging collagen treatment is really just an incredible bonus! I can only imagine what my 75-year old skin would look like if I used this product religiously for the rest of my life. Finally, the Rebuilding Moisturizer reinforces the lifting action of the mask. Slightly tacky it deeply hydrates the skin, and creates a protective barrier against the environment.
After 10 days of using these products, I truly have the skin I always wanted– the annoying bumps along my jawline have vanished, gone is the oily T-zone, and I notice that my skintone is overall more even, supple… yup. Pretty much IDEAL SKIN.
While these pieces can be pricey, I promise once you’ve tried it you’ll see why. Which is why I’m giving away one of their sampler sets! All you have to do is leave a comment saying why you’re dedicated to non-toxic beauty– or why you’d like to try it! I’ll be choosing a winner at random on Monday, October 15. Good luck!!
10/15 Update: Congratulations to Heather R., winner of the Tata Harper sampler set! Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment and check back for future reviews and giveaways on products to benefit your body and your soul. xx