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Journal / From Vermont
tata harper team: desert island must haves
We may not end up stranded on a desert island any time soon, but after it became very clear on a team trip recently that Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil is everyone’s go-to, we decided to dig a little deeper to ask: If you had to choose only two Tata Harper Skincare products, what would they be?
“Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil. This product is pure magic and I cannot live without it. Packed with essential skin nutrients, no matter what weird thing my skin is doing, Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil is my go to and works every time. Not to mention it leaves my skin looking and feeling amazing – no greasiness or clogged pores, just glow.
Redefining Body Balm – I use this for everything. Thirsty skin? Handled. Rough elbows, heels, or knees? Adios. Dry, brittle hair? 30 minute hair mask and gone. Plus, it smells great and melts right into skin without and unpleasant residue.”
Cara, VP, Research & Development
The Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil is my skin’s savior. I cannot survive without this nutrient dense, incredibly protective face oil. I use it morning and night and this keeps my skin soft, smooth and completely hydrated even though I have drier skin. You can apply as much as you want to adapt to the different environments, but because it is such a light almost dry oil, I can wear it in even the most humid climates. I can always tell how my skin loves the vitamin complex because when I don’t use it (which is very rare) I can see a dullness in my skin that wasn’t there before. This is truly the best face oil.
The second thing I would pick would be our Boosted Contouring Eye Mask, something I claim to be one of the best products Tata Harper Skincare has ever invented. It is a miracle worker! I have seen it transform so many fatigued eyes. I think that one area of concern is always the signs of aging around the eyes and with this mask, you can see incredible results. My eyes look lifted, rested and overall that thin skin feels more resilient. The application is so nice, I make sure to massage my eyes and that helps with puffiness as well. You can sleep in this mask and it does the work for you!
If I am stuck on an island, I want my skin to be smooth and hydrated and I want my eyes to look young and youthful!”
McKenzie, Global Trainer & Lead Aesthetician
“This is REALLY hard! Hmmm, Two products I simply can’t live without…
Hydrating Floral Essence. It’s like a drink of water for the skin. When I use this product my skin instantly feels more hydrated. I tend to be on the oily side and this product has helped to balance my skin resulting in more oil control, less breakouts and optimum hydration.
Rejuvenating Serum – I’m in LOVE with this serum! I’m in my early thirties so prevention is my main concern and this serum has so many incredible ingredients working for my skin. I also love that this serum is light enough that it absorbs right into my skin, yet rich enough that it doubles as my moisturizer during the day. Desert island or not these are my go to products everyday!”
Dashelle, Director, Wholesale
“Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil is my go to Tata Harper product. I use it every single day, twice a day. I really don’t think I could get through the day without it any more! My skin craves it, and I love the way it feels and looks. I swear that it has kept my skin from aging since I started using it regularly, and it never fails to give me a dewy glow which is great for hiding any tiredness, going makeup free but still looking fresh, or just generally looking like my most radiant self (even when I don’t feel like it).
Elixir Vitae eye serum is another favorite of mine. It feels rich without feeling heavy and is really soothing on my eyes after a long day. It definitely visibly reduces my signs of tiredness and keeps my under eye area feeling moisturized and looking healthy. Wait. I think Regenerating Cleanser is more important for me than Elixir Vitae eye. It helps me to slough away the day and restores glow to my skin after a long day, and I really love the refreshing scent!”
Allison, Executive Assistant
“I really have an unhealthy obsession with the rollerball Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil – they’re all over my house, my office, and there MIGHT be more than one in my bag on any given day. After sun or beach days it’s so soothing, but I use it most at night in place of a night cream, or over a night cream if I’m feeling extra dry. I’m in my early 40s and have dry skin and some discoloration, and it just infuses my skin and makes it plump, even toned, and hydrated. I even roll it on the ends of my hair and my part if my scalp is dry, or the backs of my hands and cuticles.
Boosted Contouring Eye Mask is my other can’t-live-without. It’s more like a balm than a traditional mask and has a texture like whipped honey, and possibly my favorite scent in the world. I use a thin layer nightly and sleep in it, carry it with me while traveling, and use through the day to perk my eye area up.”
Tamera, VP, Digital
“Not to jump on the band wagon but I too would pick the Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil. I love it and I find it to be one of our most versatile products. I use it on blemishes, on my cuticles, on any redness or dryness on my face, even sunburns so it is perfect for a desert island. It’s magic!
The Resurfacing Mask is another must have for me. I love the way my skin looks and feels after I use it. It truly gives an instant glow and has shrunk my pores and cleared my blackheads. I use it several times a week to maintain the radiance it gives and to treat myself to a little self care. It is also what I recommend to any one wanting to try out the line. It’s a perfect first experience!”
Rachel, Customer Care Manager