Beauty

Going Green: Tata Harper

April 19, 2017

With Earth Day right around the corner, we have green beauty on the brain—and when it comes to all-natural, non-toxic products that give your skin that lit from within glow, we head straight to Tata Harper. Her line of products, made on her farm in Vermont, are making it cooler than ever to get on the natural train. Read more about what sets her apart and her tips for making your makeup bag “green” below!

How do you define “green beauty”?

For me, it’s all about ingredients in that it should be 100% natural & non-toxic ingredients, all of the time. They are biocompatible with our skin and don't pose the same health risks as potentially toxic synthetic chemicals.

What inspired you to start your own line of products?

My stepfather was diagnosed with cancer, and through helping him change his lifestyle I started to pay more attention to my own health and to examine everything I was putting in and on my body. I realized that the products I was using were full of potentially dangerous chemicals, but there were no natural options that offered the results and experience of the luxury products I was used to. I couldn't believe a product like ours didn't exist, so I decided to create my own.

What sets Tata Harper apart from other beauty brands?

We believe more matters, and we're different from most beauty brands in that we think products should contribute to your life, not compromise it. We specialize in creating the best, most effective, highest performing non-toxic products in the world. Our formulas are the most complex, ingredient-dense in the industry, because we want to give our clients as many powerful benefits as possible in every product, without forcing them to compromise between health and results.

What five products are you loving the most right now + why?

I've been traveling a lot so my aromatherapies have been essential. I always have Aromatic Stress Treatment (1) with me, but lately I've been using the Aromatic Energy Treatment too and it's been a life saver when I'm changing time zones.

I'm also really loving my quick-fix facial for springtime. I polish my dry skin with the Regenerating Cleanser (2) and then top it with the Resurfacing Mask (3). My skin feels so fresh and radiant afterwards, I swear it leaves me glowing for days.

Traveling and getting to meet so many clients all over has also made me obsessed with our new Clarifying Spot Solution (4) and Clarifying Moisturizer (5) because of the results clients are already showing me. They've been asking me to create a solution for their aging, blemish-prone skin for years, and now that we've finally been able to do it, it feels so amazing to see how well the new collection is working for them.

Making the switch to non-toxic products can be overwhelming – what is your advice for someone looking to make a change?

You don't have to do everything all at once - start with things you use every day and that are easy to switch, and keep transitioning product by product. No one is perfect, and it can take time to find the right natural products to replace your synthetic products. Help yourself by making the steps to a healthier lifestyle achievable, and you'll be much more likely to succeed.