Review: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
I have been wanting to try this mask for a few months now and finally got the chance to buy it a few weeks ago. The Resurfacing Mask from Tata Harper is one of the stars of the brand and I was pleasantly surprised that it delivers.
Tata Harper is a Vermont-based natural skincare company with a really cool brand concept and manufacturing process (you can actually type in the batch code on each product that you own by them to find out more about when it was produced/who it was batched by, etc.), you can read more about it here but let's talk more about that mask, shall we?
Sephora carries a small selection of Tata Harper products exclusively online, the Resurfacing Mask being one of them so I ordered it as soon as my Ole Henriksen Lemon Flash peel ran out and have been trying it out for the last couple of weeks. It. Is. Awesome!
Not only is it refreshing to find a skincare product that is worth the investment (this mask retails for $55), but a natural one at that! It is beta hydroxy acid based, which means it penetrates deeper in the skin cells, provides deeper exfoliation and is more efficient on acne-prone skin than treatments that are strictly AHA based.
It has a light jelly texture and a pleasant sweet/slightly herbal scent, you smooth over a thin layer all over the face and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. The mask slightly tightens as it dries, and removes easily with warm water. I didn't do a particularly "thick" layer as the instruction suggests, and it worked just fine. The result after rinsing is instantly noticeable. My skin felt so smooth, looked more radiant and any active blemishes were calmed down.
It's gentle (no scary tingling sensation) but if you have hyper sensitive skin I would recommend maybe just leaving it on 10-15 minutes and see how it goes.
In conclusion - this is a total win. You can find Tata Harper online at Sephora, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, etc. It's quite widely available for such a niche skincare brand, and it's a good thing. I'm currently using up a sample of their Resurfacing Moisturizer which is also awesome but I have to come to terms with the price tag first ($100. *gulp*) before I decide on indulging.
Have you tried this mask? If not - you should. It's incredible.