Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum

Tata Harper was one of my first green beauty brands. Their Resurfacing Mask was the first Tata Harper product I tried so I was ecstatic to see a Resurfacing Serum be released. Details per Tata Harper:

This is your starter serum for the ultimate daily glow. Born from our best-selling Resurfacing Mask, this serum transforms dullness with a combination of 7 AHAs and BHAs that slough off dead skin cells to give you a healthy-looking glow. Antioxidants help fight the effects of free radicals that can diminish your glow and make you look older than you are. This lightweight formula restores radiance with 9 sources of glow, 9 sources of antioxidants, and 4 sources to smooth and soften skin texture.

Directions Apply after essence. Massage 1 to 2 pumps onto face and neck. Follow with eye treatment. Use AM & PM.

This is an acid serum. Yet it’s so much more than just that. It has a creamy pink texture and color. It is housed in the signature green Tata Harper glass with a pump. Perfection. This acid serum is gentle enough for everyday use but also effective. It’s got seven alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA). AHAs are your resurfacing ones like glycolic and lactic acids. They not only resurface the skin and exfoliate but they help with lines and wrinkles, texture and uneven skin tone. Glycolic can also help keep moisture in the skin. BHAs are the ones that really unclog the pores and help with inflammation.

Tata Harper combines these acids with a plethora of hydrators, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants for a well done serum. The base of this serum is barley leaf juice. It’s interesting as it’s not a common ingredient. Barley has high concentrations of phenols and it’s a good antioxidant. Glycerin, jojoba, squalane, cupuacu butter, sacha inchi, sea buckthorn and olive oils hydrate. Willow bark gives the serum its natural BHA. Lactic acid, bilberry sugar cane, orange & lemon extract (citric acid), sugar maple & citric acid are the AHAs.

Kakadu plum (high in vitamin C, antioxidant), Gromwell (anti-glycation, anti-inflammatory), Tasmanian pepper (anti-inflammatory), arnica (anti-inflammatory), borage, calendula (anti-inflammatory), alfalfa (revitalize, soothe), meadowsweet (soothing, astringent), black elderberry (antioxidant) & vitamin E (antioxidant) are the antioxidants, anti-inflammatory & soothing ingredients added. Tomato carotenoids are really interesting. The main antioxidant from it is lycopene. Lycopene helps restore and improve cellular metabolism. It helps build collagen & protects from the effects of UV radiation. You can read a little more about the ingredients on Tata’s site HERE.

I love how gentle this acid serum is. It’s a really great acid serum. It’s hydrating & non-irritating. I asked when it launched what the acid percentage was and got 8%. That’s the perfect level of AHA concentration. Just enough to work yet not too strong to cause irritation to most. This is probably my most favorite serum Tata Harper has made to date. It’s easy to go through a bottle because it’s just so good. It’s also so completely easy to use because it’s not irritating at all. That’s great for an acid serum. I love the addition of antioxidants to help make this an even better serum. I use this at night but it can be used in the day as well. I was able to use this everyday with no irritation whatsoever. It produces a mild exfoliating glow effect. It’s not your wham bam acid serum but it’s effective and sometimes the gentle slow approach is my favorite to acids. Not the powerful one time treatment.


Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Propanediol, Aqua/Water, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Sorbitan Olivate, Cupuacu Butter Glycerides, Isopropyl Shea Butterate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, L (+) Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citric Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Saccharide Isomerate, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sclerotium Gum, Aroma**, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Mica, Alcohol, CI 77891, CI 77491, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate *Ingredients from Organic farming ** Clinical grade essential oils blend

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