Choosing one product from Tata Harper for the Hall of Fame is like choosing a favourite child. You could if you really put your mind to it and it all depends on your mood on the day. ;) Calm down. I'm kidding.
There will undoubtedly be another Tata product in the HOF before too long, but for today, and the box, I went with the Rejuvenating Serum.
Why? I hear you ask. Well: while the Tata cleansers could all hold their own individually in the Hall of Fame, it's much harder to be specific when it comes to adding a one-serum-fits-all into a workable routine.
Thus I plumped for the serum.
What is it?
'This award-winning, best-selling multitasking collagen treatment addresses multiple of ageing by delivering the benefits of 7 anti-ageing products in one serum.'
A great serum to tackle signs of ageing in all skin types.
Who is it for?
While it can be safely used across all demographics, I would go crazy if I caught Ava using this. She doesn't need it and it would be wasted. (Not that this has ever stopped her previously) Essentially all skins 30+ or younger if you have a busy lifestyle in the city/eat a lot of sugar/smoke/drink etc...
Anyone concerned with visible signs of skin that is not looking its best.
What’s in it?
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, Rosa damascena flower water*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea europaea (Olive) oil*, Galactoarabinan, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycerin, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oleosomes*, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract*, Cetearyl olivate, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract*, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) fruit extract, Arnica montana leaf Extract*, Calendula officinalis flower Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (meadowsweet) Flower Extract*, Tilia europaea (Linden) leaf/flower Extract *, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) leaf Extract*, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) extract, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) bulb extract*, Phoenix dactylifera (Date) seed extract, Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean) leaf Extract, Salix alba (Willow) bark extract*, Sodium hyaluronate, Sclerotium gum, Cetearyl glucoside, Sorbitan olivate, Soybean peroxidase, Superoxide dismutase, Sodium phytate, Natural alcohol, Aroma, Geraniol, Limonene, Farnesol, Eugenol, Citral
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Natural/Organic/Man made/Vegan/GMO free/Fair trade/Gluten?
natural/partially organic/GMO free/Gluten free/vegan etc etc
Tested on animals/sold in China?
No/No - BUAV approved - and bunny symbol on packaging
What's not in it?
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
Apply AM and PM under moisturiser. I take a couple of pumps on to my fingertips, apply all over the face and leave to absorb for a couple of minutes. Moisturiser goes straight on afterwards.
What’s good about it?
This is a great multi-tasking serum for all skins, but especially suited to those of us with a slightly older skin in need of some firming action. It's not quite an iron, but it helps. :)
It is loaded with the usual Tata green ingredients, including narcissus, galactoarabinan, gotu kola, arnica, rosewater, rice berry, elderberry and calendula. All in all, designed to be firming, softening, protective, smoothing, plumping and helping elasticity.
Vogue magazine called it 'life-changing' and Marie Claire magazine awarded it their Prix D’Excellence de la Beaute award.
What’s not so good about it?
While I'm still not in love with the term 'non-toxic' on the packaging, green brands are huge in the US at the moment and I don't see that wording changing any time soon. I'm looking at the product behind the claim, and for me, it stands up, whether you eat it or not....
The Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum is £80.00 for 30ml and available from cultbeauty.co.uk.
It's also in my upcoming Cult Beauty Box which you can sign up for here: www.cultbeauty.co.uk/cult-beauty-box-caroline-hirons
Please note - there is no obligation on signing up to the box - you just get first dibs.
Word to the wise: the cost of the box will be less than the combined total of the two items already revealed - and there are 6 items in the box.