Organic Guru Tata Harper Shares Why Au Naturel Is The ONLY Way

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I've always been skeptical about using natural or organic skin care, because I figured its technology would be less innovative and the results not as obvious. Tata Harper has proven me wrong. She's the innovative genius behind the eponymous line that's now a leader in organic skin care.
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I'm always on the look out for beauty products that will actually plump (not just claim to) and leave my skin looking brighter, refreshed, and dewy. You know the look, when your friend gives you that mood-altering compliment just straight out of the blue?
Once meeting Harper, I could see how luminous and radiant her skin is. That was all the convincing I needed. So, I sat down with the au naturel beauty queen who barely wears a spot of makeup to get her age-defying secrets.
Photo: Courtesy of Tata Harper
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Tata Harper Skincare is 100% natural and non-toxic, but what does this actually mean? What was lacking from the skin care industry that led you to creating your line?
"I created my line because in my late 20s, I started searching for safe, natural alternatives to basically every product I used in my life from food to skin care. The one thing I couldn’t find was a 100% natural, totally safe yet truly effective replacement for the high-performance anti-aging products that I’ve always used. Everything on the market was a blend of natural and synthetic, but I wanted results from totally natural ingredients that I knew I could trust. So, I decided to create it myself!"
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So how is your skin care line different?
"It delivers true anti-aging results using zero synthetically-sourced ingredients. All of our formulas are 100% natural and nontoxic, which means that every ingredient is naturally sourced; nothing was created in a lab, derived from petroleum or coal tar or any other synthetic source.
"All of my ingredients come from flowers or other natural sources like fermented veggies. They’re totally pure and very fresh! In fact, we grow a lot of our ingredients on an organic farm in Vermont so that we have total control. I wanted to create products that didn’t compromise health in any way but improved and contributed to health and wellness."
Photo: Courtesy of Tata Harper.
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Why should we make the switch to all-natural skin care?
"The philosophy that inspires me daily is really all about feeling and looking your best without compromise. Women don’t need to sacrifice their health any more to get the anti-aging and beauty results they want, because there's advanced natural technology that can deliver those results with pure, potent plant extracts from the most advanced natural labs in the world. I believe in helping women find their happiest, most beautiful selves, naturally."
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I've always thought that natural and organic products can't compete with the chemical. What’s the deal, are they as effective?
"It's true that even just six or seven years ago, there weren’t nearly as many high-tech natural skin care options as they are today, and that change has largely been because of consumer demand. Women and men everywhere are starting to learn about the potential dangers of using synthetic products, and about the concept of a 'toxic load' that has become a bit of a buzz-term in recent years. Now, ingredient labs around the world are researching and producing very advanced natural active ingredients that deliver amazing anti-aging results that are equal to those of synthetic actives."
Photo: Courtesy of Tata Harper
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The Boosted Contouring Serum – which launched last month – is the first of three new serums that you are adding to your line. Tell me about this serum trio.
"The SuperNatural Collection is a trio of highly advanced, super-concentrated anti-aging treatments that target specific aging concerns. All skin ages differently, so each of these treatments targets something different: the Boosted Contouring Serum targets loss of tone by delivering firming and tightening effects; the Concentrated Brightening Serum addresses hyperpigmentation and uneven tone by targeting every stage of the hyperpigmentation process, to totally prevent and correct the issue; and the Elixir Vitae is what we call the Ultimate Wrinkle Solution.
"It’s all about replenishing volume – that youthful fat pad that diminishes with age. This serum is the most concentrated of all, and contains some very advanced stem cell technology that helps target the issue on every layer of the skin. All three also contain 35 to 37 active ingredients, making them the most highly-concentrated, 100% natural anti-aging products in the world."
Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum, $185, available at Tata Harper.
Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Serum and Tata Harper Elixir Vitae, available in fall at Tata Harper.
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