REV On Air: Pioneering Clean Beauty and a love of Farming with Tata Harper
A pioneer in natural luxury skincare, Tata couldn’t find 100% natural products that were up to her impeccable standards of efficacy, quality, and purity. So she started Tata Harper Skincare to make them – for herself, and for women like her who refuse to risk their health for beauty. Today, Cora and Tata discuss that journey!
Tata and Henry Harper founded Tata Harper Skincare on their 1,200 acre organic farm in the Champlain Valley of Vermont in 2010. Both born in Baranquilla, Colombia, Tata and Henry met at Tata’s high school reunion. After stints in Miami and NYC they relocated to Vermont to raise their children and have a peaceful escape from the busy city life. Shortly after the move, Tata’s stepfather was diagnosed with cancer. Tata and Henry worked together to help him change his lifestyle following his diagnosis. In doing so, they learned that many toxic and harmful ingredients were lurking in their everyday products – even those that were luxury and claimed to be all natural. They recognized the ultimate irony in this –after all, isn’t health the ultimate luxury?
The two struck out on a journey to solve this problem and spent 5 years to research and develop what would become the very first Tata Harper product, one that delivered efficacious results and a luxury experience without having to compromise your health. Since inception, Tata and Henry have never wavered from their mission, to create a brand that epitomized beauty made without compromise. From their unique approach to formulation, grounded in the philosophy that complexity equals efficacy and more ingredients equal more results, to the completely vertical integration with zero shortcuts or outsourcing that now defines the farm-to-face movement, the two have pioneered what truly is the next generation of beauty. One that is not just natural and non-toxic, but one that delivers exponentially more results than ever before.
Cora and Tata discuss the issues within conventional skincare, how her love of farming has evolved, and why sustainability in every aspect of our lives is more important than ever before!
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