Here’s the perfect Fifth Day of Christmas gift for your favorite globetrotter – WAG favorite Tata Harper.
It’s a 100% natural product line, with Harper’s manufacturing process taking place on her farm in Vermont. The brand creates no byproduct, unnecessary waste or runoffs and also uses 100% recyclable and sustainable materials. All of the ingredients are certified for their use of organic agriculture. A spokesperson told me, “You’ll need less products on your shelf, because we engineer with up to 72 high-performing ingredients that deliver unyielding results. From Spanish lavender extract to help reduce wrinkles to winged kelp to hydrate and increase cell renewal, our complex formulas are engineered with the highest possible number of powerful, 100% natural ingredients to create illuminating, age-defying benefits for your skin.”
Harper, a Colombian beauty guru and industrial engineer, co-founded Tata Harper Skincare with her husband after her stepfather’s cancer diagnosis revealed the dangers of synthetic chemicals in personal-care products. As one of the pioneers of the clean beauty movement, she has consistently challenged the notion that women must sacrifice their health for their beauty. Over the past 10 years, Harper has developed groundbreaking natural formulas that deliver multitargeted results without a single drop of synthetic chemicals.
I discovered this beautiful brand at Canyon Ranch, but Tata Harper is also the designated brand of Red Carnation Hotels’ African properties. There the signature B|Africa treatments are now complemented by this exclusive spa range to create holistic rituals that offer guests a multisensorial escape while honoring the importance of using natural products.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, The Oyster Box, Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Xigera have partnered with Tata Harper to create wellness journeys that harness the healing powers of the bush. (By the way, Red Carnation was recently voted the No. 3 best hotel brand in the world by Travel+Leisure. Make sure this luxury hotel brand is on your radar screen.)
If you only buy – or try – one product this holiday season, make it the bestselling Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. This is, by far, one of the best facial cleansers I have ever used, and it’s a daily exfoliating treatment. Not only does it get the job done – luxuriously – but it smells amazing. One of the top ingredients is grapefruit, and using it is always an awesome olfactory sensation. I’m always juiced up about washing my face with it. I also swear by the Elixir Vitae, a high-performance serum with the divine aroma of lemon, which is a joy to use.
Tata Harper ingredients meet the COSMOS and EcoCert standard. All of its ingredients are sourced from vendors that are certified for their use of organic agriculture, respecting biodiversity and the environment and using natural resources responsibly.
The company uses 100% recyclable, sustainable materials for all of its packaging as well, from glass bottles to the soy ink on the cartons. And, I must say, the green packaging is gorgeous.