In 2004, my stepfather was diagnosed with cancer, and his doctors told us that exposure to synthetic chemicals was a big contributing factor. I went to his appointments with him, and they told him to switch all his products to naturals, so I started making the switch to a natural lifestyle with him.
It was easy for me to transition to natural foods and even natural household cleaning products. But when it came to skincare, I couldn’t find anything that was completely pure as well as effective, and it’s this realization that kickstarted my journey to launching Tata Harper Skincare.
This Father’s Day, I’m celebrating my stepfather and the inspiration his experience gave me. He plays such an important part in our brand’s foundation, and I talk about the impact his illness had on my life all the time, but I wanted to share a bit more about his life since then.
When he was sick, we worked with several naturopaths and did a lot of Chinese medicine in addition to the traditional western cancer treatment, and it helped us take a holistic approach to his treatment and recovery and make a complete lifestyle change. Today he’s living cancer-free in Colombia, and leads a very conscious and sustainable life. He pays attention to every aspect of what he does on a daily basis, his nutrition and food-sourcing, and all the products he exposes himself to and uses on his body and in his home. He even uses our products – his favorites are the Refreshing Cleanser, Rebuilding Moisturizer, and Replenishing Nutrient Complex. Making all these changes is what really saved his life.
I am so thankful not only that we’ve been able to create an amazing way to make other people’s lives better and safer out of such a difficult and emotionally challenging situation, but that he is here in good health to share in the joy of it with me.