A friend told me about Tata Harper, a luxury skincare line that is 100% natural and nontoxic. Made on a Vermont farm, all the products are free from synthetics, GMO, fillers, and gluten. While the brand can’t claim to be 100% organic, since not all the ingredients that are sourced from other suppliers have the costly certification, they are pretty much organic, as well as cruelty free.
What’s the catch? The finest natural skincare line in the world has the price tag to match, so if you’re not looking to splurge on skincare, do not tryÂ Tata Harper’s Daily Essentials kit. If you do, you’ll be hooked on everything you try.Â Here are my thoughts on the 7 products from the kit:
1.Â Regenerating CleanserÂ (15 ml)
Daily exfoliating and clarifying treatment to improve glow while purifying, minimizing the appearance of pores and preserving hydration. Skin is left feeling balanced, hydrated and glowing.
This is a unique cleanser that does deliver on its promise of gently polishing away dull skin. The pink clay detoxifies while willow bark encourages cell renewal. Those with super sensitive skin may have to be careful, since it does contain apricot seed powder that acts as a microexfoliant. Personally, I only use it at night and use a gentler cleanser in the morning. Tata Harper makes a Purifying Cleanser that is gentler, but I have yet to try that one. I love the Regenerating Cleanser product. I never have flaky skin anymore.
2.Â Resurfacing MaskÂ (7.5 ml)
Beta-hydroxy treatment that works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin. Delivers instant glow, minimizes pores and improves texture for smooth, glowing skin. Skin is refreshed and instantly revitalized.
IÂ have no idea how and why this mask works so well, but I can see the difference immediately just after one use. My skin was glowing. If your skin is dull, this is a great pick me up. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes while soaking in the bath for the ultimate pampering experience.
3.Â Hydrating Floral EssenceÂ (15 ml)
A lightweight, moisturizing mist that boosts the skin’s hydration with biocompatible Hyaluronic Acid and a weightless blend of natural humectants, delivering an all-day hydrated feel and plump appearance.
There’s certainly a distinct country garden scent to this toner/mist. IÂ think it’s pleasant, but otherÂ may find it too strong. You can spray it on throughout the day to boost moisture, even over makeup. The Hyaluronic Acid supports hydration, and the jasmine and tangerine hydrosols continuously draws moisture into the skin.
4.Â Rejuvenating SerumÂ (10 ml)
Best-selling multitasking collagen treatment fights the look of fine lines and wrinkles with muscle relaxing technology, while infusing the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants and vitamins. Skin is left visibly firmer and more radiant.
This serum, which has the texture of a moisturizer, absorbs into the skin immediately. Â This is the most important antiagingÂ step, and I did notice some firmness in the skin. I don’t have wrinkles, so it’s hard for me to say whether this works, but I would recommend it as a preventative measure.
5.Â Repairative MoisturizerÂ (10 ml)
Rich, silky formula delivers antiaging hydration for an optimal moisture balance and a plump look while replenishing moisture throughout the day. Contributes to a radiant complexion, leaving the skin with a dewy finish.
Like the serum, this moisturizer also absorbs into the skin immediately. It does the job without being heavy or greasy, and the light scent is also nice. If you want your skin to be moisturized, but matte, this is an excellent option.
6.Â Restorative Eye CrÃ¨meÂ (1 ml)
Complete eye treatment to fight the eye area’s five most common signs of aging in one complete daily creme. Silky, ultra-hydrating formula protects while contributing to a revitalized, lifted look.
This is a great eye cream for those who are typically sensitive to eye creams. It absorbs and moisturizes well. It’s never too early to start with eye creams, especially when you’re over 25. I’m currently halfway through a full size bottle. Again, I don’t have major eye wrinkles, so I can’t say if this will reduce your lines or not. I didn’t notice any plumping effects.
7.Â Replenishing Nutrient ComplexÂ (3 ml)
Lightweight facial oil serum to improve the skin’s natural glow, texture and hydration. Helps relieve and stabilize vulnerable, irritated and chapped skin for a radiant complexion.
Here in Canada, where the winters are long and harsh, moisturizers aren’t enough. This light facial oil, like all the other products, sinks into the skin very well, and adds another layer of moisture. The rolling ball applicator makes application a soothing experience.Â TheÂ Verdict:Â I’m a total convert. If I had my way, everything in myÂ bathroom would be Tata Harper.Â Since these small glass bottles are refillable, they would also be great for travel.
Tata’s Daily Essentials kit is a great way to try out some of the brand’s most popular products. With the exception of the eye cream, the products will last for 1 to 2 weeks. Even after thisÂ short amount of time, I’m left with smooth, exfoliated, glowing skinâ€”similar to the results of a facial.
Update March 18, 2016: I’m using the full size products of most of the products and loving in!
If I really had to play favourites, these are the productsÂ that I will always stock at home:
Resurfacing Mask, $55