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Lauren Kay Sims on her New Green Beauty Routine
We were so happy to chat with lifestyle blogger Lauren Kay Sims about her decision to green her beauty routine. Lauren used a Tata Harper Skincare regimen morning and evening for 5 weeks. This was her first major step towards green beauty, and we were so happy to be a part of her journey!
What was your motivation behind converting to an entire green skin care regimen?
Lauren Kay Sims: I’ve been reading more and more about the importance of not just what we put in our bodies, but what we put on our bodies, even topically. It really does effect your health and skin overall. I realized a lot of the other products that I was using, which I thought were really clean, didn’t necessarily have all-natural organic ingredients.
Do you live a green lifestyle or was skincare your first step toward green living?
LKS: This is my first big step towards natural and green products. As far as what I eat, I try and eat pretty clean and pretty organic for the most part, but outside of food, this is probably the first really green product that I’ve ever started using.
What were some of your skin goals?
LKS: One of my goals was to develop a skincare regimen that worked for me, morning and night, which I would actually do every single day. I’ve definitely found that with the Tata Harper Skincare line. My second goal was consistency with my skin. Depending on if I’m traveling or what time of the month it is, sometimes my skin looks great, and then the next week it would be a disaster. My last goal was anti aging. I’m 27 and so for the first time I’m starting to get little lines in my forehead and different areas like that.
What drew you to Tata Harper Skincare?
LKS: My friend is about to launch a skincare blog, and I found about about Tata Harper Skincare through her. She always struggled with her skin, and she took a huge interest in researching skincare products and ingredients. Sometimes people make skincare recommendations, but I know they haven't done their research. When it’s someone I know recommending it, if I trust them and they think a brand is good, I want to try it.
What was your Tata Harper Skincare regimen in the evening?
LKS: I apply the Regenerating Cleanser and then the Hydrating Floral Essence. Then I layer on the Elixir Vitae Serum. I follow up with the Restorative Eye Crème and then Repairative Moisturizer. Sometimes I’ll mix the Repairative Moisturizer with the Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil.
Of the THS products you’ve been using, what are some of your favorites?
LKS: Oh gosh, so many of my readers have been asking that! I do love the Regenerating Cleanser, I think it’s amazing. I like that it’s an exfoliator, but it’s gentle enough to use everyday. I love the Resurfacing Mask as well. I use that 2 - 3 times a week. I layer the Resurfacing Mask over the Regenerating Cleanser - it feels so good! I like the Rejuvenating Serum as well. I feel like it’s really effective. It’s moisturizing, but at the same time it helps with anti aging and the overall health of my skin. Whenever my readers ask, I’m just like, “get all of them!”
How does the smell and texture of Tata Harper Skincare make you feel?
LKS: I like that none of them are really heavy or thick. My face doesn’t feel heavy or shiny after I put them on. I like that all the Tata Harper products are light, but at the same time they feel super hydrating and my skin really absorbs them.
After using Tata Harper products for 6 weeks, what changes have you noticed?
LKS: I’ve actually been trying to take a picture of my skin each week since I’ve started using Tata Harper Skincare to see the difference. Overall my skin has more of a glow to it, and it feels hydrated and clean. I have smoother texture, less discoloration and definitely less breakouts. I haven’t had any breakouts since I’ve been using Tata Harper Skincare. A slight difference in fine lines and overall glow to my complexion have been the biggest noticeable differences.
Before I would wear a tinted moisturizer during the day and now I literally wear nothing. I love being able to do that. It really is empowering and such a confidence booster.
Has “greening” your beauty routine changed other areas of your life?
LKS: It’s made me more conscious to read ingredients and not just believe a label that says ‘Organic’ or ‘Clean’. In the blogging world, there are products that everyone raves about, and now I’m questioning what is actually in them.
Read more about Lauren’s experience with Tata Harper Skincare here.