How would you like to receive a Maximum Results Beauty Set – specifically tailored to your skin type, with a retail value of $540, right at your door? Or, a $300 gift certificate, to be used whenever you’re ready to invest in a new skincare regimen from Tata? Or perhaps a Be Adored lip treatment, to give your summertime smile a ruby-red tint – all for answering one simple question!
We’ve teamed up with an awesome group out in California that hooked us up with an app for our Facebook page that allows us to receive media from you, our beloved fans and community – with the simple click of a button. So, we’re asking everybody far and wide to answer the question: Why do YOU believe in natural beauty? in a short video (30 – 60 seconds long), uploaded to that app, which you can find here.
You can answer the question however you want – tell us what natural beauty means to you! Or, show us! Your unique interpretation of the question could be the ticket to a complete Tata Harper skincare set for your skin to happily enjoy through summer.
We’re judging videos on the basis of: How creative is it, is it a cool story, and is the quality okay? The contest ends on MAY 25th – so you’ve still got some time! Take a peek at the other videos that are already on the page to get some inspiration.
Can’t wait to see what you have to say — get started here!
Each year, Spring comes with a buzz of activity in the beauty world as journalists, bloggers and experts weigh in with tips for how to achieve healthy, beautiful skin for springtime. Suddenly with the warm weather, we’re exposed – legs and shoulders are bared, and our skin finally gets some much-needed Vitamin D. With the change in season also comes a renewed energy and desire to feel and look our best, and that means the beauty magazines are chock full of articles about the latest and greatest in the skincare and cosmetics universe.
Check out below some of the attention our line has gotten in the last few weeks! W was the first to publish a photo of our upcoming Boosted Contouring Serum (coming early June… so soon!) in this month’s issue, while Us Weekly highlighted our Be Adored lip treatment as a fresh fun way to get a great scent (it’s scented with 100% natural essential oils and ingredients, of course). Plus, Mina Gough – Spa Director at the super-glamourous Standard in Miami Beach, deemed our Revitalizing Body Oil as her favorite post-shower moisturizer – see below!
Glamour June ’13
InStyle May ’13
Us Weekly May ’13
W, May ’13
It’s old news that many conventional lipsticks and lip glosses contain alarming levels of lead – which is a poison to us humans and is toxic for tissues in many of our organs, bones, and has been linked to negative reproductive and neurological health effects. All around: not something you want on your lips, where there is an increased risk for ingestion. Plus, chemicals are absorbed quickly through the thin skin of our lips and into the bloodstream, where they add to one’s general “toxic load.”
But there’s new health news related to lipstick, and it has to do with more heavy metals. A new study has found that many lip products contain alarming levels of chromium, aluminum, cadmium, and other heavy metals. According to this coverage in the Huffington Post, “‘[researchers] looked at nine heavy metals and found that all of them were present in most of the lipsticks, but not necessarily at really high levels,’ study author Katharine Hammond, a professor of environmental health sciences with the University of California Berkeley’s School of Public Health told The Huffington Post. ‘Low levels of metals may not create a risk, but as the exposure increases, the damage can increase.’ The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives Thursday.”
This news is getting a lot of attention so far, at least on Twitter, where we’ve been seeing lots of activity and discussion. Which is a good thing – the quicker this news spreads, the more consumers will be able to make informed decision about their beauty products.
As a nontoxic skincare company, what we find important about this news is that it is a step forward in the right direction for empowered, informed consumers who know what they are being exposed to when they purchase a new lip gloss at the drug store. Unfortunately, the FDA has very, very loose regulations in place for reviewing ingredients in personal care products before they hit the shelves – virtually none, in fact – but independent groups like the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics conduct regular studies to continue advancing our understanding of ingredients and what they do to our health and bodies.
As always, we recommend heading to the Skin Deep Database to look up the safety of the products you use on your skin every day – it’s an amazing educational resource! One thing to note is that so far, according to the above Huff Post article, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (which manages the Database) hasn’t updated lipstick ingredient info on the Database to reflect these new findings. But they’re definitely on it!
[image above via lipstickandcaviar.tumblr.com]
We are beyond excited to be participating in ABC Home’s upcoming Wisdom & Wellness event, a Saturday full of fascinating classes, tutorials, intimate lectures and beauty sessions with experts from across the world of health and wellness. The event is open to anyone – so if you are curious, visit this site to see the full schedule of events, and to grab a ticket. Tickets are $75 – that amount can be fully redeemed for natural skincare, nontoxic makeup, organic chocolate, fresh juice cleanses, aromatherapy treatments — a bounty of options to enhance your health and beauty naturally, curated by the amazing team at ABC!
Tata will be there from 1 – 3 pm for 2 Master Classes. A Tata Harper Master Class is a wonderful thing: a whole hour spent with Tata and every product in the line, with a full mini facial, aromatherapy, and a complete lesson on natural skin and antiaging care. Tata’s a pro – and you’ll leave with every beauty question answered, not to mention the softest, smoothest skin you’ve ever had.
What else does the day entail?
A lesson and meditation session with meditation expert (and general hero) Deepak Chopra, a natural makeup session (learn how to glow with totally nontoxic products!) with RoseMarie Swift of RMS Beauty, workshops with health experts from Organic Avenue, Intelligent Nutrients, Raaka Chocolates and more. This is seriously world-class wellness.
So, we hope to see you there! Be sure to snap up a ticket here - space is limited!
Here’s a picture of Tata at a recent Master Class event – not at ABC (which is the most wonderful space, full of whimsical decorations and visual delights) but rather at a Neiman Marcus store. But you get the picture: ready for a day of beauty!
We’re always working to think of new ways that our all-natural, nontoxic skincare can be used and enjoyed by more people across the beauty, skincare and wellness industries, from new spa services to Red Carpet makeup sessions. We’ve teamed up with Tenoverten, a stylish and beautifully modern/simplistic manicure & pedicure salon in New York City to create the first ever Tata Harper Manicure and Pedicure, a luxurious treatment using three of our skincare products to nourish, hydrate and polish the skin.
So, here’s how it works. You stroll into Tenoverten’s peaceful, pretty place and pick out whichever color you want for your nails – and, because they are awesome, they carry a wide variety of 5-free and 3-free nail polishes, so you can have as nontoxic an experience as possible. Our Professional Tata Harper products are laid out: the Regenerating Cleanser, the Resurfacing Mask, and the Body Oil. The fact that they’re “professional” matters because that means their formulas are super-boosted to deliver results with just one use, so they cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize on the double.
Your manicurist or pedicurist does the normal stuff to prep your nails, like getting rid of dead skin, softening the nails, tending to cuticles, shaping, etc – and then your hands / feet are thoroughly cleansed with the Regenerating Cleanser. The little microspherical Apricot Seed Powder beads sough away dead skin while essential oils penetrate to cleanse with antiseptic and antibacterial properties (soooo essential after all that NYC environmental pollution exposure). Next, our Resurfacing Mask is applied with a fan brush – it feels cool and refreshing on the skin and you can immediately feel the deep cleansing enzyme action. Hands and feet are wrapped up in a plastic wrap so the Mask can do its work and deliver ultra hydration while revealing your skin’s natural, fresh glow, and then it’s on to the Body Oil – once the Mask is washed off with a warm towel, the heavenly massage begins, with hot stones to soothe tired muscles.
Once your arms, hands, legs and feet are totally hydrated, softened and thoroughly relaxed after a solid ten-minute massage, the painting begins – and from there, you pretty much know the drill.
The treatment is positively lovely, and the salon’s experts are slow, patient and thorough, so you leave feeling like you have the hands and feet of a princess. Need we say more?
We’re thrilled that Nontoxic treatments are gaining in popularity and thus prevalence, so we can all look and feel our best without sacrificing health or compromising on results. Thanks so much to Tenoverten for joining us in this mission and for bringing this gorgeous service to NYC!
The Tata Harper All Natural Manicure is 45 minutes and $50, while the Tata Harper All Natural Pedicure is 60 minutes (of bliss) for at $75. Book an appointment by visiting tenoverten.com, or by emailing email@example.com !