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Tata Harper Skincare was founded by Tata Harper on the essential idea that women no longer have to sacrifice their health to look and feel beautiful. On her 1,200 acre farm in Vermont, she manufactures 100% natural and non-toxic, premium skincare products made from the world’s most sought after ingredients, including potent essential oils. All R&D, formulations, packaging, marketing and distribution are done in-house, allowing Tata to control every step of the process, from formulation to shipping her signature products to loyal customers. For Tata, it’s very personal, which is one of the secrets to her global success. Her products have grown to be a perennial favorite among celebs and A-listers for their lovely textures, simple ingredients, and performance.
Tata talked with BITB about what green beauty means to her and how she keeps her skin in such enviable great shape.
1. As a champion of green beauty, what was your raison d’etre for starting your skin care empire?
My stepfather was diagnosed with cancer, and through helping him change his lifestyle I started to examine everything I was putting in and on my body. I couldn’t find any natural products that gave me the results and the luxury experience I was looking for, so I set out to create my own.
2. What Tata Harper products are you most proud of and why?
That’s a really tough question, I’m proud of everything! If I had to pick, Resurfacing Mask, because it’s brought in so many awards and you get immediate benefits, it’s become a real testament to the fact that naturals do work.
3. Your skin looks flawless. What are your personal favorite beauty products that you can’t live without?
I am very dedicated – unless you have really good genes you have to have dedication and consistency with your skin and a consistent ritual. Exfoliation is key. I use the Regenerating Cleanser daily to prevent buildup and dullness. I’m a huge fan of essences – they are different than toners, which can be astringent, they’re really liquid treatments and help other products penetrate into the skin, so I use the Hydrating Floral Essence in the morning and Concentrated Brightening Essence at night. I always put Elixir Vitae Serum on my face and Boosted Contouring Serum on my neck, then layer on the Repairative Moisturizer for extra hydration. Then I apply Restorative Eye Crème around my entire eye area, and finish with a protective layer of Replenishing Nutrient Complex. I use the Resurfacing Mask for extra glow and the Moisturizing Mask for extra hydration a few times a week too. I don’t really wear a lot of makeup, but sometimes I use one of our Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tints for a rosy glow on my cheeks, and Be Adored for a nice shiny lip.