Where to start? I’ve never met a Tata product I didn’t like. So good is the choice, that the hardest part for this type of review is singling out individual products.
So as not to go completely overboard, I am limiting myself to one cleanser (OHGODHELPME), and excluding the Rejuvenating Serum that I wrote about last month here, for no other reason than it’s in the Hall of Fame, it was in my Cult Beauty Box, it’s an obvious choice. So let’s assume that’s a given.
All products and further information are available from TataHarper.com but they don’t ship everywhere so there are also local links below.
The Can’t Live Without:
OK this has a back story. I mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago that I was thrilled to find an amazing product that was going into the Hall of Fame the next day, and then it didn’t happen. In a nutshell, the juice in this product is phenomenal. The packaging, however, is not appropriate for it. The formula is slightly too ‘firm’ to be in a tube. I squeezed it so hard that I split the seal on the tube. This needs to be in a pot, or the formula adjusted to lessen the viscosity. But that of course is a concern, because if they mess with it, it may not be the same, and that would be a great shame, as this is a beautiful eye product. The team at Tata are working on a solution.
That aside, it has not stopped me using it. I don’t use it as a mask. I apply it on the under-eye area only, and I do not remove it. It softens the skin and plumps out wrinkles almost immediately. It is easily the nicest thing I have used on my eyes in a long time. I will absolutely not be without this when I fly at the end of the month. If I have to, I will take scissors to it, and decant it all into a Muji pot. No problem. If you have a Tata stockist near you, visit them and put some of this on your eyes. It’s just WOAH. And it was a lovely surprise. I would never have thought that an eye mask would be so good, but there we are.
The Boosted Contouring Eye Mask is £115.00 for 30ml from BeingContent.com or $150.00 from TataHarper.com – but you may want to check yours before you buy or keep an eye out for different packaging in the future. *wields scissors*
Purifying Cleanser is the one I went for in the end. It’s one of my first choices for morning cleanse, or the perfect second cleanse in the evening after a particularly ‘grimy’ day. It’s refreshing, feels like a runny clay and wakes up your skin and your mind. More info here. I would avoid this if you’re using retin-a creams – I mean prescription strength, not over the counter. They’re fine.
Replenishing Nutrient Complex has been on here before, just over a year ago, when this also went in to the Hall of Fame. It is a no-brainer. This is a beautiful, nourishing, serum-oil that has slowly replaced my Clarins Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate, which I now find a little too fragranced if my skin is sensitised. It’s light, absorbs beautifully and is suitable for all skin types. I carry the rollerball version everywhere when I travel, and for that reason, it is my preferred size.
Hydrating Floral Essence is another no-brainer. Probably, pro-rata, the product I have used the most since discovering this brand. I use it at the spritz stage, so if you are watching your budget, this is one you can pass over for something more affordable such as Serozinc. If however, you have addiction problems when it comes to all things spritz, this is great. It’s a mix of aloe vera, sodium hyaluronate, rosewater and gotu kola and gives a light mist as opposed to drenching your face like the shower. Beautiful.
I know I know – another eye cream. But I have used this on and of for years and I love it. Light, penetrates, soothes lines and puffiness and is just generally a really good eye cream. Zero irritation. Lovely.
I love and use both of Tata’s moisturisers, but this one pipped the Repairative Moisturiser due to its ability to hydrate really well, absorb perfectly and act as the perfect barrier on top of all the other loveliness underneath. Made for combination/oily/dehydrated skins, but I would happily recommend this and the Replenishing Nutrient Complex to someone with dry skin.
That’s the Top Six. Honestly, I could easily pick 5 more. But it’s January and I’m showing restraint. 😉
Safe to say, if you are ever at a Tata counter, and can’t decide whether to buy it or not, proceed.