I’ve been a huge fan of Tata Harper skincare for years (you may remember the incredible facial I received from them last autumn at the Woodstock Inn & Spa in Vermont!). So, when they invited me to try some of their most popular products for Earth Month, I was over the moon! I love organic, natural skincare that’s as close to nature as possible, which is exactly how I’d describe Tata Harper’s natural luxury skincare. Handcrafted in Vermont, Tata Harper’s home state, all of the brand’s products are 100% free from dyes, artificial colors, and fragrances, toxins, fillers, synthetic chemicals, GMOs, and they’re never tested on animals. Additionally, they use organic ingredients whenever possible, the only times where they don’t is when it’s not possible to do so, like with fermented ingredients. It’s as close to nature as skincare can get! Here’s my Tata Harper spring skincare routine.
Why I Love Tata Harper Skincare
I have very fair, very sensitive skin, and when I was younger I got a series of second-degree sunburns that irreparably damaged my skin. While the damage those deep sunburns did isn’t necessarily visible today, I do all that I can to ensure that I take care of my skin to the best of my ability going forward. This mindfulness extends to wearing sunscreen every day, never going to bed with makeup on, and using the best possible ingredients to care for my delicate skin. I love that Tata Harper products don’t include harsh synthetic chemicals, drying or irritating synthetic fragrances, and I love that they use natural ingredients as close to the source as possible.
Each of their products gives a complete breakdown of every single ingredient used in each formulation so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. visit their ingredient glossary to see exactly why each ingredient is included, where exactly it came from, and how it benefits you. This is a wonderful resource for anyone who is curious about their skincare, anyone with allergies or sensitive skin looking to avoid artificial formulations. I love learning from this corner of their website, and I may or may not have it bookmarked on my computer, ha!
Furthermore, their products are packaged in recyclable glass jars and bottles with recyclable metal lids, and several of their products like the Water-Lock Moisturizer are refillable, so the impact on the environment is as minimal as possible. Additionally, the eponymous brand was founded and is still owned by a woman, Tata Harper, so there’s even more of a reason to love this ultra-gentle, eco-friendly brand.
My Spring Skincare Routine with Tata Harper
To begin with a clean slate, I start with the Nourishing Oil Cleanser in the morning and the Clarifying Cleanser in the evening. Using cool water, I massage 2-3 pumps of cleanser onto my skin in a circular motion after removing my makeup. I’ve tried lots of other cleansers, and these are two of the gentlest I’ve ever used. They smell fantastic and are slightly floral from the botanical extracts and ingredients used to handcraft these. If I need to double cleanse, I use the Nourishing Oil Cleanser first and then the Clarifying Cleanser to remove any impurities left behind. In the morning, I apply my favorite organic sunscreen (also available with a tint) after cleansing to protect my skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Next, I use the Hydrating Floral Essence Mist to lock in moisture and enhance the effects of the other products by keeping my skin hydrated to keep it healthy. To do so, I hold the bottle about 4-6″ from my face and mist evenly with 3-5 spritzes. It’s a great way to refresh your skin, particularly in the spring and summer. If you prefer to cool your skincare products before using them, this is a great one to pop in a beauty fridge before using for an extra spritz of cool!
After misting my skin with the Hydrating Floral Essence, I use my favorite serum and eye creams to spot treat dark circles and prevent fine lines. Then, I use the Water-Lock moisturizer all over my face, neck, shoulders, and decolletage, before using 2-3 drops of Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil. This youth-boosting luxury oil helps even out my complexion, hydrate, and seal in moisture without clogging my pores. This oil smells so unbelievably good! I wish they’d make candles with this scent, I’d burn them all day long!
I also love pampering myself with their face masks 2-3 times per week. My favorites are the Hydrating Floral Mask which contains different sized multi-hyaluronic acid molecules to penetrate the skin deeply to deliver intense hydration to the deepest layers of skin. This one is excellent for anyone who has sun-damaged skin, dry skin or wants to firm up their skin by delivering intense hydration to the dermis. This is one of the most effective, intensely rejuvenating masks I’ve ever used. It’s like a facial in a (recyclable glass) jar!
Another mask that I love is the Clarifying Mask which contains AHA & BHA to brighten skin, reduce discoloration, and even out the complexion. This mask really helps with redness, which can be an issue with fair skin tones like mine,
I leave my masks on for 15-20 minutes (sometimes a little longer!) and then wash them off with cool water. This is when I’ll usually use a gua sha or facial roller, either of which you can use with the Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil, a serum, or even at the cleanser step. I like to set aside some time to relax and take care of myself. Taking care of your skin should be like working out, something we do as a gesture of gratitude to our bodies for all they do for us in an effort to improve our health.
Final Thoughts on Tata Harper Skincare
I adore this brand. From thoughtful, green formulation that is considerate of the consumer and the environment to the eco-conscious packaging and exceptionally effective products, I’ll be a Tata Harper fan for life! Interested in trying out Tata Harper Skincare before you purchase full-size products? Check out their discovery kits that allow you to try their most popular products!
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