Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser

It would be easy to say that I couldn’t love this cleanser any more if it sang for Duran Duran or the Chili Peppers but let’s play fair and give it the whole review as usual… 🙂


What is it?

‘A powerful, invigorating detoxifying cleanser for oily or problematic skin.’


What’s in it?

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Capric/Caprylic/Triglycerides, Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Propanediol, Glyceryl undecylenate, Aroma**, Sucrose Stearate, Decyl Glucoside, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Papain, Curcuma Zedoaria Root Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sucrose Palmitate, Zingiber Officinale Root Oil, Salix alba (Willow) Bark Extract*, Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Abies PectinateLeaf Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extracts, Kaolin, Bioflavanoids, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate, Montmorillonite, Mica, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Soybean Peroxidase, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend 


Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?

Essential oils

What’s not in it?
‘Synthetics, artificial fragrances, fillers, GMO, gluten, parabens etc
The TH brand claims to be 100% natural

Tested on animals/sold in China?
No. Carries the Leaping Bunny logo.

Who is it for?
‘Oily or problematic skin.’ If ever there was proof positive that you can always read beyond the label – whilst this would undoubtedly be a brilliant cleanser for oily/problematic skins, it is also a fabulous product to use first thing in the morning or second cleanse in the evening for all skin types except maybe the extremely sensitive – in which case I would still suggest trying to patch test it/get a sample.

As the UK moves into Spring/Summer I imagine I will use this even more.

If you have acne/combo skin it’s a no-brainer. As with all things though – testing/sampling is advisable to any compromised skin.

How do you use it?

Apply to dry skin – massage in, remove with flannel.


First or second/only cleanse?

As above – this is not a makeup remover for me. It would be no good for the eye area. Second cleanse or morning cleanse – if you are a gym-goer, either early moring or after work, you’ll love the feel and effect of this.


What’s good/not so good about it?

This is a soap-free cleanser that has good, proven clays such as kaolin and montmorillonite along with magnesium aluminum silicate (white clay) alongside fruit enzymes and sugars. Put altogether the mix is a glorious sensation on the skin. 

I love this cleanser. Being completely honest, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see from my daily posts that I literally use something from the Tata Harper range every single day. It’s by far my favourite range of the moment. Kate Somerville needs to hurry back to the UK, I’m already sleeping with the enemy. 🙂 

If I had to stick with one range of cleansers for life, it would be any from the Tata Harper range. They are seriously that good.

The only problem with this range at the moment is the lack of distribution. Some retailers need to wake the hell up.

Similar products (similar, not the same)?

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip

REN ClearCalm Clay Cleanser

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser

Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser is £45 for 125ml and available from CultBeauty.co.uk  
It is also sold at beingcontent.com.

In the US it’s $58.00 and more widely available – Sephora.com


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