We took a break from styling last week to enjoy a little Valentines' Day pampering. Natural skincare pioneer Tata Harper was having a special event at our local Credo shop and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet the face behind the beauty line, enjoy a mini-facial, and try out her skincare products.
We've spoken about natural skincare before, but the more we learn the more both Kimberly and I are finding ourselves wanting to use natural products. The Tata Harper event was the perfect opportunity for us to not only get to check out her entire skincare line, but also learn more about the benefits of natural skincare. We both agree that they do not disappoint!
Who is Tata Harper?
If you aren't already familiar with Tata Harper products, they were created with the essential idea that people no longer have to sacrifice their health to look and feel beautiful. Everything is handmade on her organic farm in Vermont, naturally derived and non-toxic. Her products use over 300 raw ingredients that are sourced from 68 countries and have zero fillers.
Pro tip: Because her products are natural, they only stay good for 6 months after they are opened, which is the same with many other natural skincare products. After that time, they can lose their potency.
Our Favorite Tata Harper Products
Honestly, everything that we tried was so wonderful, it was hard to walk away with just one favorite. Her products feel incredible on the skin, are light and smell incredible.
Megan: I fell in love with her Concentrated Brightening Essence, which minimizes pores, reduces dark spots (always an issue for me) and leaves a luminous glow all over. I also was a huge fan of Tata's Resurfacing Mask, which is great for exfoliation and but also really gentle on the skin.
Kimberly: While Tata Harper products can have some sticker shock, the quality of the ingredients justifies the cost. I loved the Natural Age Defying Skincare Discovery kit as a starter. It's a great way to try a new beauty regimen and determine what products work best on your skin for less than the cost of a spa facial. I have fairly sensitive skin, so I need to tread lightly when trying something new.
Top Benefits of Natural Skincare
So, why should we all be using organic, all-natural skincare? We did a little digging and came across these three top reasons from The Global Healing Center:
1. It's better for your skin. Chemicals, artificial colors, and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation, and breakouts. Many people are even allergic to chemicals commonly found in conventionally produced products. Natural skincare products work with your skin instead of against it.
2. If a product is USDA certified organic, that means it is made of 95 percent or more of organic ingredients derived from plant sources and grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilizers, which could be toxic to the environment. The ingredients were also farmed using organic farming methods that recycle sources and promote biodiversity.
3. Artificial fragrances in many products often cause headaches and sensitivity, while parabens can alter the function of the endocrine system in your body. Check out 10 Best Natural Beauty Products for a list of more all natural skincare products, from fragrances to moisturizers that are good on your skin and the environment.