In just a few short years, Tata Harper has grown to become the David Bowie of clean beauty: a rebel, an innovator, and a veritable rock star of super-natural, plant-powered products sought after by every corner of the beauty world. Even if you’ve never tried any of her products, a few minutes spent reading Tata Harper reviews tells a story of luxurious products that feel good, that are sourced from high-quality, natural ingredients, and that—above all—work wonders for skin.
Tata Harper came onto the scene in 2010, when the world “natural” was pasted with abandon on products that were anything but, and the spark to create her own skincare line came with a personal health scare. “When my stepfather was diagnosed with cancer, we started looking at his lifestyle and making changes, and through that I learned to examine everything that was coming into contact with my body,” Harper explained. Unable to find natural products that met the standard she was after, she decided to create her own. “I shouldn’t have to sacrifice my health for beauty and neither should anyone else,” she said.
Founded By: Tata Harper and Henry Harper, 2010
Based In: Vermont
Pricing: $$$ (most products are $40 and above)
Best Known For: High-performance skincare products that combine effective, natural ingredients with today’s most technologically advanced innovation.
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Fun Fact: As a “farm to face” brand, Tata Harper operates like a food company, with all production taking place on the company farm.
More than just a brand that stands out for its outspoken approach and elegant packaging (we can't get enough of that chic green glass), Tata Harper has quickly set an industry standard, laying the groundwork for what natural is and should be. “What differentiates us from traditional beauty brands or those who define themselves as ‘green’ is really the quality of our products and our commitment to transparency,” Harper says. Most ingredients are grown on the company’s Vermont farm, which is also where the products are formulated, batched, filled, and shipped from. Where most well-known brands focus on one or two “hero” ingredients, Tata Harper takes a much broader perspective to skincare. “We start with a problem to solve and approach that problem with multiple ingredients at high concentrations to give you real results.” A fact made evident by many Tata Harper reviews, the content of which ranges from stuff like, “This cream completely solved my dry skin!” to “Finally, a product that can get my acne under control.” Just like in nature, there is something for everyone.
Those results don’t stop there, as one core belief of the Tata Harper line (and one that’s commonly shared by many a traditional natural product) is that products should multitask. “I like to say that one of our products does the same as seven products from another brand,” Harper says. “With us, you can use less products because we engineer our formulas with up to 72 high-performance ingredients that deliver potent results.” Yeah, you read that right—up to 72 ingredients. So if you’re an INCI addict, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.
Take, for example, Harper’s “Glow Getter” facial hack, an at-home peel with outstanding results that combines alternating layers of the Regenerating Cleanser and Resurfacing Mask. Or the Redefining Body Balm, which, in addition to an all-day luxurious hydrator, can be used as a pre-bath full-body mask when you’re in the mood for something a bit more indulgent.
While Tata Harper hasn’t reinvented the wheel, it certainly has flipped our expectations of what natural skincare is, and can do. In addition to a number of soothing ingredients, the brand’s approach to active ingredients really help hit it out of the park. “It’s a common misconception that natural skincare can’t do the work that things like actives do, but actives come in natural forms, too,” Harper says, and a number of products pack some pretty potent ingredients, incorporating naturally derived AHAs, BHAs, retinol, and vitamin C into luxurious formulations that are completely nontoxic and actually make a difference. “For us, it’s about making products that better people’s lives. Luxury is about the experience but also the quality and performance of the products. Our potent, high-tech ingredients make it possible to have multifunctional, hardworking products that give real results, without synthetic chemicals.” So whether you’re looking to boost hydration, zap zits, or bring out your skin’s natural glow, thanks to Tata Harper, you’ve got nature on your side.
Keep reading for our favorite Tata Harper products.
This super-rich cream is literally stacked with all of nature’s powerhouse ingredients to moisturize, plump out wrinkles, and soften skin’s overall texture. Out of the 43 natural ingredients, 16 are focused on hydration, 12 target fine lines and wrinkles, and 15 work on smoothing skin. Before slathering on, however, massage between your fingers to activate the sugars and bring out its characteristic (and delicious) velvety texture.
As the glowing Tata Harper reviews say, this all-time editor’s pick is a real glow-getter. The gel formula feels cool and refreshing, and contains naturally derived BHA from white willow bark and pomegranate enzymes to whisk away dead skin and clear up pore-clogging congestion. The result: radiance in a jar. Plus, it smells heavenly.
This gentle exfoliating cleanser is like a daily facial. Tiny scrubbing particles invigorate skin while BHA dissolves dead cells, oily buildup, and environmental gunk. And thanks to eight hydrating ingredients, your skin is left plump and polished.
Hydrating Floral Essence
Mists can be tricky, as spraying pure water on your face can cause transdermal moisture loss, which leaves your skin even drier. But this mist done Tata Harper–style is packed with floral hydrosols and humectant hyaluronic acid to draw hydration deep into skin and infuse it with protective antioxidants. Use after cleansing as a toner, or mist over your face throughout the day for a drink of healthy hydration.
We've nicknamed this "nature’s plastic surgeon," as this powerful serum contains 72 ingredients to target all the major signs of aging including smoothing over fine lines and wrinkles, helping to boost the look of skin’s volume, and plumping skin with healing hydration for a softer, healthier, more youthful appearance.
Like spreading pure glacial water on your skin, this lightweight gel moisturizer locks water deep into skin thanks to hyaluronic acid, while orange peptides and pomegranate spheres boost barrier function for skin that’s plumped and primed to face the day. Bonus: It comes in refillable pods for less waste.