A few years ago, in an effort to live a more natural, healthy life, Tata Harper cleaned out her beauty cabinet of every product that contained potentially harmful chemicals and synthetics. She wasn’t left with very much. For most of us, that would be the end of it—actually, we would just go back to the chemical-laden lotions and cleansers we were used to. But Harper’s made of stronger stuff. For her, it was the beginning of a four-year research and development odyssey—she has an engineering degree from Mexico’s Monterrey Tech, so she knows what she’s doing—that consisted of consulting with dozens of top scientists from around the world to discover ingredients found in nature that actually help slow down the aging process. Armed with this knowledge, she launched her own completely natural line of skincare products.
Today the Colombian-born beauty entrepreneur lives on a 1,200-acre farm in Vermont’s verdant Champlain Valley with her family, where she runs her business from a lab that was once a barn (her husband, meanwhile, raises cruelty-free organic beef). All Harper’s products are completely natural, made from scratch, and packaged in glass bottles with labels made from treeless limestone paper. She makes all her own formulations with proprietary blends of ingredients that are either grown on her farm or sourced from other organic suppliers. “Beauty isn't a chore but a lifelong commitment. Just like organic food, it’s important that we use the best and healthiest ingredients that we can find,” she says. “Once I found out how unregulated the beauty industry was and that I had used creams that contained toxic ingredients that didn't detoxify in the body for decades, I realized this needed to change immediately.”
We’re offering three of Harper’s core products: the Hydrating Floral Essence, which is infused with florals and natural sodium hyulorante to tone, revitalize and moisturize the skin; the Regenerating Cleanser, which uses pomegranate enzymes to cleanse the skin and apricot seed powder to exfoliate; and the Rejuvenating Serum—or, as we like to call it, the Secret Weapon— which contains 29 active ingredients to enhance collagen production and provides all the antioxidants you need. Take it from us—you’ll never miss the chemicals.
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