About ten years ago, when the idea of Tata Harper Skincare was first born (long before the products themselves became a reality), we (me and my husband) knew that if we were going to create the change we really wanted to see in the beauty industry, growing as many of the natural ingredients ourselves was really, really important to us. We feel very fortunate to have our farm, which has given us the ability to plant and grow herbs and botanicals, and also to base our actual business here in a converted barn. For those first few growing seasons, we spent our time honing in on the plants that we wanted to cultivate specially for our skincare formula, and our farms beautiful herb and flower garden continues to be the hub of our spring and summer activity.
Flowers and people have a long, amazing history together. In addition to harvesting and growing plants for food, drink, medicine, dyes, etc, people have been using plants to solve our skins problems for millennia, turning to the forest and wildflowers to help heal our cuts and scrapes, irritation and even wrinkles. When creating my skincare line, it was so important to me to use natures classic herbs and botanicals, the ones that weve been using on our skin for hundreds of generations, as well as sciences latest natural discoveries.
As we spent years developing our formulas, we realized that the perfect strategy for us involved using the most advanced natural anti-aging skincare ingredients from labs around the world, as well as a core base of flowers grown right here, on our Organic farm.
Meet the Estate Grown Beauty Complex, a concentrated, macerated blend of Arnica, Alfalfa, Meadowsweet, Borage and Calendula flowers, all of which we grow here in our own garden. These herbs were selected to be part of this Complex for two reasons: one, theyre each amazing for the skin. Together, they really cover all of the skins basic needs, from regeneration to nourishment and oxygenation. Second, they grow really well in our soil. We really prioritize sourcing the highest quality ingredients possible, no matter where theyre coming from, whether its an extract from Madagascar or narcissus bulbs from Israel. When it comes to our own farm, we focus on growing the plants that grow well in our Champlain Valley land.
This gorgeous golden oil is the core of our skincare line, and Im so proud to share with you this beautiful video we made about the Complex here on our farm. It has all of the details on the benefit of each ingredient, and the process of how its made here in our Open Lab. Watch below, and let us know what you think!
Author: Tata Harper
I want to create beauty products that meet the standards of the modern woman: luxurious, effective, and nontoxic.