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Tata Harper Proves Organic Skincare is Big Business

By Hadley Henriette

Tata Harper Skincare is made at an organic farm in Vermont
Tata Harper at her farm in Vermont

For many decades, big skincare was distinctly uninterested in offering organic or natural products. The demand wasn't there. It was too difficult to make with the synthetic products in their labs, etc. In fact, before Tata Harper Skincare, customers had to choose between a natural product and one that worked. They also had to choose between organic skincare and a line with beautiful, luxurious packaging. After Tata Harper Skincare, everything changed.

The brand revolutionized beauty, creating a beauty line free of harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients that actually works and is unabashedly luxurious. Less than fifteen years after its 2010 launch, Tata went from niche to a recognized beacon of purity and sustainability in the beauty industry, renowned for its commitment to organic, non-toxic products. They are in 800 brick-and-mortar stores and 25 e-tailers. But those numbers could always be bigger.

Enter The Amorepacific Group, which was looking to expand their US holdings. In a deal orchestrated by Goldman Sachs and UBS, Amorepacific set up a $125 million US SPAC to acquire Tata Harper Skincare. Die-hard fans can breathe a sigh of relief as it seems nearly two months later, it's still business as usual at the brand's Vermont HQ.

Still, that is serious coin for a brand I had yet to hear of in 2016. Luckily, I got to know the line very well when I worked as the Public Relations Manager for Neiman Marcus. Neiman's carries more than one hundred make-up and skincare lines, but Tata was my unabashed favorite. I hosted events with her in-person and got to try every item in the line up. To this day I continue to buy the Nurishing Oil Cleanser, Resurfacing Mask, and Hydrating Floral Essence.

resurfacing mask
Tata's Resurfacing Mask is a hero product and one of our favorites

It's not just the products; the story is compelling too. Harper got the idea for Tata Harper Skincare after her step-father faced a cancer diagnosis that rocked the family and forced the Colombian-born beauty to reevaluate the safety of the ingredients in conventional skincare. Like many people who start looking and learning, Harper realized just how toxic mass-market skincare really is. So, she and her husband went all in on creating a high-quality, completely organic, non-toxic line and, quite literally, bought the farm.

At the heart of Tata Harper Skincare is the company’s organic farm in Vermont, a testament to the brand’s dedication to sustainability and purity. Here, many of the essential botanicals used in Tata Harper's formulations, including calendula, arnica, and borage are grown and cultivated with meticulous care. They practice stringent organic farming practices so synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and GMOs are verboten. You can even follow your bottle by the batch number on the brand's website.

Local production ensures the purity and potency of the ingredients and reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting materials. The formulations are packed with a rich blend of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants derived directly from nature, ensuring that your skin receives only the best. The brand's commitment to transparency means every product is free from synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, and toxic preservatives. Better yet,Tata Harper Skincare's success proves organic skincare is big busienss and insures other brands will follow suit.


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