Tried and tested

The Tata Harper must-haves CB’s editor can’t live without

Trying to select my {Tata Harper} favourites is like asking a parent to pick their ‘best’ child. With a catalogue of bathroom cabinet must-haves, I’ve uuumed and aahed at length before whittling my wardrobe of essentials down to three, ‘won’t ever be without them’ hero products. From my desktop go-to to the cleanser I keep coming back to, this {Tata Harper} trio is my skin care ‘holy trinity’.

As a beauty editor, I’ve dabbled with more than my fair share of cleansers but, few are so addictive that they curb my fickle streak. Not only has Tata Harper’s {Nourishing Oil Cleanser} earned my loyalty, but the grass green glass bottle looks gorgeous on my bathroom #shelfie (incredibly important in the age of Instagram). Like liquid silk, this luxurious yellow-green oil makes light work of dissolving the ‘day’ – melting dirt and make up while infusing skin with moisture so my face feels soft and supple with a satisfying ‘bounce’. Perfect for my oily/combination complexion, this respects my face’s foibles to help keep things clear and calm. I’m obsessed (and it smells like heaven) – ideal for an at-home spa session.

Never without a mist, I’m seduced by good looks but often disappointed. Many mists are simply mists – refreshing when applied but dubiously beneficial. Not the case with Tata’s {Hydrating Floral Essence} which is a glamorous addition to my desk (and permanent handbag fixture) that plumps and grants a gorgeous, dewy glow to my lacklustre, midday visage. Great for counteracting dehydrating air conditioning, this spritz feels like a serum – quenching cells’ thirst and imparting a natural glow. This is essential for flights to help combat the cruel cabin atmosphere – I mist religiously while on the aeroplane to ensure I land looking fresh, not fatigued.

And the brilliant, Caroline Hirons-approved {Restorative Eye Crème} is the cornerstone of my skin care routine. Applied morning and evening, just the tiniest bead of this velvety fluid works wonders – cushioning the fragile skin around the eyes and waging war on crow’s feet to keep crêpey-ness at bay. I use my ring fingers to ‘pat’ repeatedly until the cream is totally absorbed, then follow with concealer to disguise those tell-tale signs of tiredness. A brilliant primer for make up, this multi-tasking eye cream isn’t cheap, but don’t be put off by the price tag – the bottle lasts for aaaages and the age-defying benefits are real. It’s an incredible sk-investment. 5 Stars from yours truly!

Which Tata Harper products get your vote? Let us know which ones you swear by in the comments…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…