I’ve been a huge Tata Harper lover for years. She’s one of the people you think of who helped put green beauty on the radar in most households. Tata Harper is a luxury green beauty line grown and manufactured on site at her Vermont farm, in case you didn’t know the background story. I remember Tata Harper’s very first packaging and it has evolved twice since. My first Tata Harper product was the Resurfacing Mask. I’ve tried pretty much all of her products to date.
Tata Harper is really evolving and adding more specialty lines and products to suit more skin types. The latest is the Clarifying line designed for blemish prone skin. While I don’t have acne anymore or true blemish prone skin, I do suffer from the monthly hormonal & occasional breakout. I used to have hormonal and cystic acne for two years when I was about 32-34 so I do remember the struggles. Tata Harper was kind enough to send me the clarifying line so I could test it and share my thoughts with you. Details are all per Tata Harper.
This foaming gel cleanser is for blemish-prone and oily skin. Our Clarifying Cleanser targets blemish-causing impurities to give you a deep-clean feel and comfortably matte finish without drying out your skin. This cooling formula restores clarity with 4 sources to reduce the look of blemishes, 4 sources to balance oil, and 4 sources to soothe redness.
- Chlorella to help soothe and nourish skin, plus give the formula its green color
- Prickly Pear Flower Enzymes to gently chemically exfoliate and remove buildup without irritation.
- Wild Crafted Juniper Fruit to help balance and control oiliness
- Mint Extract to deliver a cooling sensation and give the formula its crisp, herbal scent
Directions Apply onto dry skin. Massage 2 to 3 pumps onto face and neck, then rinse with warm water. Follow with essence. Use AM & PM.
Read HERE for Tata Harper’s guide to which cleanser is right for you.
Tata’s Tip Use as a flash cooling mask by leaving on for 1-2 minutes
This cleanser has a gel texture. It’s that new generation of gel cleanser. It has the gentle surfactants that almost give it a slight jelly like texture and it turns white when you rub it on your face. It’s not that true clear gel that just foams and rinses away. I like this new generation I’m seeing, very gentle and non-drying.
I was surprised by the mint in this. I don’t know what I was expecting, but the wintergreen extract & menthol gives this a cooling sensation. This is going to be great on a hot day in the summer. You can see Tata’s tip is to even leave this on for 1-2 minutes for a quick cooling mask. This has a minty, green herbal scent. The mint is not overpowering, it’s quite powerful but not the strongest mint product I’ve seen. I’m not a huge lover of mint in skincare, but this is one of the better mint products I’ve seen because it’s not overpowering.
This cleanser uses honey, willow bark extract, lactic acid, lactobacillus ferment in addition to the key ingredients to balance the skin. I love the green glass pump as always and this comes with the new reformulated pump. I love that this cleanser helps balance the skin while not stripping the skin. Too many clarifying products leave me feeling dry and taught after use.
The Clarifying Moisturizer is specially formulated for blemish-prone and oily skin types to provide lightweight hydration with a matte finish. This moisturizer helps clarify and balance by removing impurities and congestion from the surface of the skin, and soothes and calms the appearance of redness on the skin. The formula boosts moisture while leaving a toned appearance.
Directions Apply 1-2 pumps to face and neck. Use AM & PM.
Read more about it HERE.
Tata’s Tip Swap this for your normal moisturizer the first few days of your cycle
This has a very light lotion texture. Perfect for summer, warm months, humid climates and oily to combo skin types. As always packaged in the lovely green Tata Harper glass pump bottle. This has a green herbal scent as I come to expect from all Tata Harper products. I haven’t gotten to play with this moisturizer a lot as it’s not been hot enough here yet for me to go this light in a moisturizer. I love that this is light and it balances while hydrating and not being too matte or drying to the skin. I’m sure I’ll be living in the upcoming humid Texas summer.
This has an amazing inci list. There’s sage extract that gives this a green herbal scent. Sage is anti-microbial. I would avoid sage if you’re pregnant as it’s on the list as an item that can cause early labor and contractions. I did try sage oil in my last week of pregnancy and I had no such luck with it, so take that as what you will, but it’s worthy to note most recommend staying away from sage oil while pregnant. This also has lactobacillus ferment, zinc and copper pca and willow bark extract to help balance the skin. They’re all good for blemish prone skins. It also contains light oils and hyaluronic acid to hydrate.
The Clarifying Mask is the ultimate weapon against any skin imperfection to get your skin back to looking healthy, balanced, and clear. This complexion clearing treatment has an enzymatic peel effect that helps mask the appearance of breakouts, redness, and excess sebum without drying or irritating the skin. Salicylic Acid Trio minimizes the appearance of blemishes, while AHA Superfruit blend & Lactic Acid refine the appearance of pores. Chlorella nourishes and hydrates with essential vitamins and fatty acids. As you rinse the mask and gently massage, Quartz Sand Micro-Crystals physically exfoliate & soften the look of your skin.
- Chlorella a nourishing Green Algae that is rich in amino acids, vitamins, and essential fatty acids
- Exfoliating Quartz Sand provides gentle physical exfoliation to aid in mask removal and leave skin soft
- AHA Superfruit Blend Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon, Sugar Maple
- Salicylic Acid Trio White Willow Bark, Wintergreen, Meadowsweet
- Soothing Blend Tazman Pepper Berry, Sandalwood Seed Oil, Arrowroot, Apple Seed Oil
- Raw Harvested Honey Anti-microbial, antibacterial
Directions Apply a thick layer over the face and neck. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Massage the skin with warm water to gently exfoliate before thoroughly rinsing.
Read more about the Clarifying Mask HERE.
Tata’s Tip If you only have a minute use this as an exfoliating scrub-Massage with wet hands and rinse
This is a very green colored mask with a slight mint, citrus, green herbal scent. It has a light grit to it from the quartz sand. It’s not abrasive and pretty gentle. This also uses honey, clay, sage, lactobacillus, lactic acid, willow bark extract & natural fruit acids to clarify & detox the skin. I think this is actually my favorite mask by Tata Harper to date. I love the detox with clay and gentle exfoliation in one. It’s also non-drying unlike a lot of clay masks. You then rinse the mask of by adding a little water and lightly massaging the quartz sand for a physical scrub in addition to a chemical peel and clay detox mask. This mask really tackles multiple needs in one. I love the purified, smooth skin it leaves behind.
The Clarifying Spot Solution is specially formulated to target the appearance of breakouts on the skin. This formula is both powerful and gentle, working to remove buildup and impurities on the skin’s surface without irritating or drying the skin. Problem areas are targeted with a unique blend of natural copper, zinc, and magnesium with essential oils and concentrated herbal extracts that work to mask the appearance of redness and blemishes.
Directions Apply to blemishes as often as needed.
Read more about it HERE.
Tata’s Tip Carry it with you to reapply throughout the day
This is packaged in a plastic squeeze tube with a narrow opening. I bought this on first launch last year when it came in a clear package (see photo below). Its been repackaged to be in a green opaque package now. This has the same green herbal, minty scent as the other products and uses a lot of the same actives. This has a light paste like texture. This dries down to leave a film on the blemish. It does pill or roll off the skin if you rub or apply something over it. I found this was best as a last step product due to the pilling. It works to reduces blemish size and redness. I ended up preferring this as a night treatment due to the pilling issues. It’s not my favorite day treatment because it’s harder to layer. It does work and it’s a nice natural alternative to salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide. You can try to lightly layer this, but I found it still pilled a bit.
Overall I really enjoyed the Clarifying line. Even though you may not be a ‘blemish-prone’ skin type doesn’t mean you can’t use it. This is great for everyone during their monthly hormonal breakout week. It can also help keep skin clear when the seasons change from cold to hot when even myself tend to go through a breakout phase due to weather change. When you want to clear pores and balance the skin this is a good line. I love that its non-drying and doesn’t strip the skin or feel harsh.
Clarifying Cleanser Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside,Lauryl Glucoside, Aqua/Water/Eau, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Mel/Honey/Miel, Salix Alba (Willow) BarkExtract, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Aroma**, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract,Lactobacillus Ferment, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, L (+) Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, p-Anisic Acid, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Sodium Phytate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, CI 77288, Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend
Clarifying Moisturizer Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua/Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Glycerin, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Propanediol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Ferment Filtrate, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Alpha-glucan Oligosaccharide, Hydrolyzed Avocado Protein, Dictyopteris Membranacea (Sea fern) Extract, Zinc PCA, Copper PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) Bulb Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Serenoa serrulata fruit extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (mushroom) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sorbitan Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Pullulan, Maltodextrin, Silica, Aroma**, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming ** Clinical grade essential oils blend
Clarifying Mask Mel/Honey, Kaolin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Lactobacillis / Rye Flour / Ferment, L (+) Lactic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Water*, Maranta Arundinacea Root Extract, Bentonite, Aroma**, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Lannea Microcarpa Fruit Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit / Leaf Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Oil, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phytate, CI 77288, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citral, Eugenol, Methyl Eugenol *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend
Clarifying Spot Solution Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Propanediol, Aqua/Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, L (+) Lactic acid, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Cetearyl alcohol, Squalane, Aroma**, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Bioflavonoids, Zinc PCA, Copper PCA, phytic acid, Tremella Fuciformis (mushroom) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend