Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Boxwalla December Beauty Box: A Brief History of Timeless Things | Review #Boxwalla

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that their green beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and that the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and feature truly covet-worthy luxury organic beauty products.

According to Boxwalla, "The Theme for December is: A Brief History of Timeless Things. Each product in the December Beauty Box is a portal to travel through time and space, with ingredients that have been part of ancient cultures."
The December Beauty Box contains three products with a total retail value of $134.00:
Lepaar 24K Precious Face Oil ($60.00): Lepaar, an Australian holistic luxury skincare brand, created this highly effective face oil for all skin types. This antioxidant-rich, wild-crafted, sun-infused, handmade and cold-pressed luxury face oil gently exfoliates dead skin cells, deeply moisturizes even the most dehydrated and dry skin, and leaves it silky smooth and hydrated. It is lightweight, fast absorbing, and it leaves the skin with a pronounced luminous glow. It has a warm earthy aroma that calms and delights the senses, but it does fade upon absorption. 

According to Lepaar,

A precious sun-infused composition of 16 biodynamic, organic and wildcrafted botanicals. Mindfully chosen for their regenerating, age-proofing, moisturising, grounding, balancing and harmonising properties.

A high performance multi-purpose face oil that not only provides 24hr vitality, energises your skin, bestows radiant glow and helps prevent the signs of aging like no other, but also harmonises our spirit, centres our self and balances our whole being. Absorbs quickly, penetrates deeply.

Notes from Boxwalla: This is just a beautiful day time oil serum as it is full of antioxidants and sun-protecting ingredients. Johanna has designed this serum/oil to be regenerative, exfoliating, moisturizing, replenishing and as a 'do it all', for all skin types and for any time of the year.
Ingredients: Sun-Infused Base Oil: Calendula Flowers*/ Calendula Officinalis.Tasmania. Air-Dried. Certified Organic. Vanilla Beans / Vanilla Planifolia.Daintree. Sun-Cured. Certified Organic.Sun-Infused For 4 Months In Direct Sun Light In: Olive Oil**/ Olea Europaea.Victoria. Cold Pressed. Certified Demeter Biodynamic.  Precious Blend: Papaya Seed Oil*/ Carica Papaya.India.Cold Pressed. Organic. Non-Gmo. Pomegranate Seed Oil*/ Punica Granatum.Israel. Cold Pressed. Certified Organic. Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil*/ Hippophaegermany. Cold Pressed. Certified Organic. Seabuckthorn Seed Oil*/ Hippophaegermany. Cold Pressed. Certified Organic. Raspberry Seed Oil*/ Rubus Idaeus.Germany. Cold Pressed. Certified Organic. Blueberry Seed Oil/ Vaccinium. Cold Pressed. Wildcrafted  Sacred Trinity Blend: Frankincense Frereana*/ Boswellia Frereana.Somalia. Steam Distilled. Certified Organic. Frankincense Sacra / Boswellia Sacra.Oman. Steam Distilled. Wildcrafted. Myrrh* / Commiphora Myrrha.Somalia. Steam Distilled. Certified Organic. Omumbiri / Commiphora Wildii.Namibia. Steam Distilled. Wildcrafted. 24 Karat Gold^ / Aurum.Germany. Certified Cosmetic Grade. Non-Nano. *Certified Organic / **Certified Demeter Biodynamic / ^Certified Cosmetic.
Dafna's Personal Skincare Beyond Skin Deep Eye Care ($66.00): This is a truly unique under-eye treatment, described as a "serum-in-lotion", that is specifically formulated to treat the delicate eye area. The consistency is that of a very lightweight and fast absorbing gel that reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness and lifts and tightens the skin. Furthermore, it brightens the skin and delivers serious hydration. It has a light herbal aroma that is neither irritating for my sensitive eyes, nor is it long-lasting.

According to Boxwalla,

This unusual under-eye treatment has been formulated by Dafna Shaham as a serum-in-lotion for the delicate eye area. Ayurveda meets Biotechnology to create a treatment that is uniquely effective and fast absorbing. Chicory Oligosaccharides and natural peptides stimulate collagen production and synthesis. Additionally the chicory oligosaccharides are injected into a 3D matrix that allows its sequential delivery to the skin under the eyes. This leads to an immediate lifting effect as well as a long term hydration and firmness to the delicate skin under the eyes. Aloe hydrates the skin, Rosehip reduces the appearance of fine lines, calendula extract reduces puffiness, hibiscus extract inhibits the breakdown of elastine keeping the skin elastic and soft. Eye care also wears beautifully under makeup as it is cream based rather than oil based.

Notes From Boxwalla: You need the tiniest amount of this, barely half a pump. Using your forefinger or ring finger, you tap it into the skin under the eye area. Dafna recommends tapping vs massaging the product in, as it helps it absorb better and ensures that not too much product is used. I also find that tapping a small amount works beautifully and works very effectively to brighten, smooth and de-puff the under eye area.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Extract*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Oligosaccharides, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Gluconolactone, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citral. *Organic active ingredient with BIO certification.
Rebel & Mercury Botanical Candle in Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Clove ($8.00 for a custom tin): This delectable candle has an otherworldly aroma that is punctuated by top notes of sweet orange that give way to a refined combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove with a subtle undercurrent of cardamom. It smells like the holiday season distilled into a perfect little candle. As Boxwalla has noted, one can dip their fingers into the tin and actually use this as a solid perfume, and I have tried this and find it utterly hypnotic! I am transfixed my its warm holiday scent, and look forward to purchasing more Rebel & Mercury's candles.

According to Boxwalla,

The chosen scent is Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, and is made completely with only essential oils and absolutes, in a proprietary base of a soy-free, palm-free coconut wax blend with a lead-free cotton wick. 

This best-selling scent is a warm blanket of a scent, with top notes of sweet orange that segues into clove, cinnamon  nutmeg and hints of cardamom. Beautifully enveloping, with a lovely throw, it is just perfect for winter and the holiday season

Nikki Sherritt, the creator of Rebel and Mercury (formerly Gabriel's Aunt) is something of a pioneer in the field of natural candle making and has been making natural candles for years, both for her own brand as well as for other brands.

Notes from Boxwalla: I first tried Nikki's candles around eight or so years ago and fell completely in love. Her scents are complex and addictive. So much so, that with some of the scents, I sometimes dip my fingers into the wax and use it as solid perfume. 
Overall Assessment: Another extraordinary green beauty box from Boxwalla. This would make the perfect holiday gift for the skincare enthusiasts on your list, and the phenomenal value makes this a perfect way to try luxury eco-beauty skincare products at a fraction of their retail price.

$49.95 from Boxwalla (Affiliate Links).
N.B.: The December Beauty box is available as a one-time purchase for holiday gifting.
To order your Boxwalla December Beauty Box visit: www.theboxwalla.com 
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Happy Hanukkah

Monday, December 11, 2017

Last Minute Luxury Beauty Gifts from Nordstrom for Green Monday #GreenMonday #LuxuryGiftGuide #Nordstrom

Artis Elite Smoke 5-Piece Brush Set ($170.00 from Nordstrom): A five-piece set featuring Artis brushes from the Elite collection. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre®, a revolutionary engineered fiber made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.

Collection includes:
  • Oval 6 Brush (multipurpose foundation/cheek brush): a favorite brush among makeup artists for applying foundations, blush and contour.
  • Oval 4 Brush (multipurpose eye brush): a brush that will help you apply eye makeup with ease and perfection.
  • Oval 3 Brush (multipurpose eye brush): a brush that will help you apply eye makeup with ease and perfection.
  • Linear 1 Brush (multipurpose liner/brow brush): a brush that will apply a thin line of product along the lashes or help perfect the brow shape.
  • Circle 1 Brush (multipurpose lip/concealer brush): a brush ideal for applying lip color or concealer to small areas of the skin.
Hourglass Ambient® Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette ($62.00 from Nordstrom): What it is: A limited-edition palette of Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Powders that provide the most intense flash of light for the boldest, most vibrant glow.

What it does: With a smooth, velvety texture, these highly concentrated metallic strobing powders provide the brightest, most amplified highlight to the skin. This palette is available exclusively this season. Each shade is formulated with intensely concentrated, multifaceted pearl particles in varying sizes and refraction levels to give the most reflective, dramatic flash of light to the high points of your face. The velvety texture ensures a smooth application as it glides across skin to reveal your most intense, amplified highlight. Each shade also uses the brand's Photoluminescent Technology to intensify the way light reflects on your skin, taking your highlight to an entirely new dimension.

Shades include:
  • Absolute Strobe Light (soft pink metallic pearl powder for a captivating highlight)
  • Pure Strobe Light (pale gold metallic pearl powder for an exquisite highlight)
  • Lucent Strobe Light (rose gold metallic pearl powder for a magnetic highlight)
How to use: Use wet or dry for the most intense highlight. To use wet, gently sweep a damp brush or sponge across the powder and apply to the high points of your face, including the top of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose and cupid's bow.
Kai Holiday Set ($85.00 from Nordstrom): This limited-edition set by kai features the brand's signature perfume oil fragrance delicately blended into an eau de parfum spray.

Set includes:
  • Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz.)
  • Body Lotion (8 oz.)
Tata Harper Winter Wonders Set ($125.00 from Nordstrom): A limited-edition dry skin recovery set that has all the answers to your winter woes. - Full-size Reparative Moisturizer (1.7 oz.): a moisturizer that features an ultra-hydrating formula ideal for those with dehydrated skin during the winter months or in dry climates. Apply to your face and neck.

Set Includes:
  • Deluxe Rejuvenating Serum (0.3 oz.): an award-winning anti-aging serum is formulated to visibly minimize the signs of aging. Massage onto your face and neck.
  • Deluxe Hydrating Floral Essence (0.5 oz.): a light moisturizing toner spray that deeply hydrates your skin, giving you a fresh, dewy radiance. Spray over your face and neck.
  • Deluxe Nourishing Oil Cleanser (0.5 oz.): a gentle formula that thoroughly cleanses skin with a silky blend of biocompatible oils and esters that dissolve makeup and daily impurities from pores while leaving your skin's moisture barrier intact. Massage onto dry skin, then rinse with warm water.
Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; toxin-free; filler-free; artificial color-free; artificial fragrance-free
Chantecaille Les Paillettes Highlighting Palette ($79.00 from Nordstrom): A limited-edition palette inspired by the shimmering glamour of sequins and paillettes.  It combines a rose-gold highlighter with a sheer pink shimmery shade to create the ultimate festive glow. Micro-pearl pigments layer on softly to create a natural dusting of sheen on the high points of your face.
Holiday Heroes Silver Edition Collection from SPACE.NK.APOTHECARY ($99.00 from Space NK at Nordstrom):  A limited-edition shimmering collection packed with a curated selection of products.

Collection includes:
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Crystalline Mini (0.08 oz.): a formula that smoothes, plumps and protects your lips against damaging sunlight in an instant while its creamy, rose-scented texture delivers a shiny, nonsticky, polished finish with a delicate pink tint.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Volume Mascara (0.17 oz.): an award-winning volumizing mascara that amplifies lashes for a standout look.
  • EVE LOM Cleanser (1.7 oz.): a cleanser that helps improve circulation, open pores, cleanse, exfoliate and tone the skin in just minutes for a smooth and radiant complexion.
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (0.5 oz.): a clarifying, line-smoothing lactic acid treatment.
  • Travel-size Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (2.55 oz.): a revolutionary invisible dry spray that builds incredible volume and adds texture to any hairstyle.
  • Smith & Cult Glass Souls Nail Lacquer (0.5 oz.): a nail lacquer that delivers both flawlessly smooth coverage and brilliant shine.
  • Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick (0.12 oz.): a lipstick created to mimic medieval times, where lipstick was considered a sin and women used the natural acidity of lemons to bring forth a natural blood-red stain on their lips.
  • Luxe Silver Cosmetic Bag
By Terry Preciosity Terrybly Velvet Rouge Liquid Lipstick Set from SPACE.NK.APOTHECARY ($75.00 from Space NK at Nordstrom): A limited-edition of three best-selling shades of Terrybly Velvet Rouge Liquid Lipstick. This liquid rouge is a supple, velvety gloss that envelops your lips in an ethereal layer of richly concentrated matte pigments for a satin-finish smile. Its sheer protective formula is dewy and formulated with rejuvenating, smooth plant extracts to tone and plump your lips with brilliant shine. An ergonomic applicator with a rounded tip enhances your contours and glides on to shape and embellish your mouth with precision.

Shades include:
  • Cappuccino Pause
  • Bohemian Plum
  • My Red
Rodin Olio Lusso Jasmine/Neroli Luxury Face Oil ($170.00 for 1 oz. and $89.00 for .50 oz. from Nordstrom): Neroli oil combats signs of aging; sunflower oil keep skin soft and smooth; calendula protects skin from aging free radicals; Arnica Montana flower extract reduces puffiness; rosehip oil provides powerful antioxidant properties; and sweet almond oil contains beneficial vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and protein. Argan oil guards skin against harsh conditions; evening primrose oil leaves skin looking younger and healthier; jojoba oil nourishes and prevents dryness; apricot oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity and suppleness; and jasmine oil provides calming effects.
Rodin Olio Lusso Geranium & Orange Blossom Face Oil ($170.00 for 1 oz. and $89.00 for .50 oz. from Nordstrom): A bright and zesty oil that combines luxurious geranium oil bourbon from South Africa with beautifully fragrant orange blossom absolute from Morocco. Its blend of geranium oil with other essential oils helps nourish, soothe and rejuvenate the skin. The lightweight, natural formula induces a fresh and relaxing feeling while leaving your skin replenished and looking radiant and supple. Linda Rodin developed this oil with her friend and collaborator, David Moltz, whose studio features a stunning geranium plant. When David explained some of the extraordinary benefits of the geranium oil, Linda was inspired. And, like all RODIN olio lusso products, she personally tested each batch to ensure it meets her uncompromising standards.
Le Labo Discovery Set ($80.00 from Nordstrom): A limited-edition set featuring Le Labo's entire fine fragrance collection in discovery sizes so you can explore your favorites or find your new eau de parfum love.

Set includes (0.5 oz. each):
  • Ambrette 9 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Bergamote 22 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Fleur d'Oranger 27 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Iris 39 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Jamin 17 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Labdanum 18 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Lys 41 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Santal 33 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Vetiver 46 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Ylang 49 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Thé Noir 29 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Rose 31 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Patchouli 24 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Oud 27 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • Neroli 36 Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
DIPTYQUE Mini Candle Collection ($150.00 from Nordstrom): A selection of 12 candles in timeless and beloved scents that range from woody to spicy to floral to herbal.

Collection includes (1.2 oz. each):
  • Mimosa Candle
  • Baies Candle
  • Roses Candle
  • Figuier Candle
  • Jasmin Candle
  • Cyprès Candle
  • Ambre Candle
  • Tubereuse Candle
  • Feu de Bois Candle
  • Pomander Candle
  • Vanille Candle
  • Santal Candle
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Violet Argent ($155.00 from Nordstrom): A reflective ivory-and-gold colored palette opens to reveal a collection of hues for eyes and cheeks. A reflective ivory-and-gold colored palette opens to reveal a collection of hues for eyes and cheeks. It allows you to create an array of luxurious looks with its four eyeshadows, highlighter and blush in a color wave of hues.
Tom Ford Beauty Nude Lip Gift Box Set ($216.00 from Nordstrom): A collection of Tom Ford's most-wanted nude lip colors in full sizes.What it does: This decadent collection of rich shades delivers maximum impact.

Shades include (0.1 oz. each):
  • Blush Nude
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Spiced Honey
  • Satin Chic
Simplehuman Eight Inch Sensor Mirror with Brightness Control ($200.00 from Nordstrom): A cordless and rechargeable makeup mirror that magnifies five times while allowing you to see your entire face all at once, distortion free and in exceptional detail. It lights up automatically as your face approaches, and its tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight to allow you to see full color variation, so you know when your makeup is color-correct and flawless. The ultra-clear, high-quality glass is backed by high-purity aluminum coating that provides superior reflectivity and clarity. An integrated touchpad gives you fast, intuitive control over a continuous range of brightness levels. Unlike bulb lighting in traditional vanity mirrors, the long-lasting LEDs won't burn out or diminish after many years of use. The LEDs are rated to last like new after 40,000 hours—that's one hour per day for over 100 years. The mirror recharges with standard USB, and one charge will enable it to last up to five weeks, ridding your countertop of messy cords.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY 'The Golden Goddess' Set ($230.00 from Nordstrom): Re-create The Golden Goddess look with ease thanks to a fabulous set of products by Charlotte Tilbury tucked inside a complimentary makeup bag printed with kisses taken from some of the most iconic women in fashion.

Set includes:
  • Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Golden Goddess (0.18 oz.)
  • The Classic Eyeliner in Sophia (0.04 oz.)
  • Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black (0.27 oz.)
  • Cheek to Chic Blush in Ecstasy (0.28 oz.)
  • Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillowtalk (0.04 oz.)
  • K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Stoned Rose (0.12 oz.)
  • Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Ibiza Nights (0.12 oz.)
  • Makeup bag
Chanel Nude Mood Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer Trio ($92.00 from Nordstrom): A set featuring three polished nudes for brilliantly understated lips, presented with a limited-edition signature pouch. ROUGE COCO GLOSS is a nonsticky, ultra-light formula that leaves lips visibly smooth and plump and perfectly brilliant. An innovative dual-sided applicator ensures optimal, even coverage and high precision. The formula is enriched with coconut oil, peptides and vitamin E along with an exclusive Hydraboost Complex to offer hours of comfort and moisture.

Shades include:
  • Caresse #714
  • Bourgeoisie #119
  • Melted Honey #712
CosmoCube Posh Pink Edition Cosmetic Organizer ($199.00 from Nordstrom): A high-quality cosmetic organizer with a clear design featuring a perfect dose of pink that presents your makeup beautifully while making everything easy to find. This organizer can be used for skin care, hair care or makeup products, or for storing your jewelry, too. Three special CosmoCube Posh Dividers are included. These interchangeable dividers include a nine-section divider perfect for lipsticks and lipgloss. The second is a three-section divider made especially to accommodate five large foundation bottles or anything of the sort. The third divider is the brand's special crisscross, four-section divider for eyeshadow palettes, bronzer/blush palettes and any and all eye makeup. 10"W x 8"D x 12"H
Molton Brown Divine Moments Bathing Set ($75.00 from Nordstrom): A pampering trio of bath and shower gels presented in a box perfect for giving. These bath and shower gels cleanse your skin and are infused with enduringly feminine aromas.

Set includes:
  • Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Bath & Shower Gel (10 oz.)
  • Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel (10 oz.)
  • Pink Pepperpod Body Wash (10 oz.)
Claus Porto Deco Mini Soap Collection ($60.00 from Nordstrom): A selection of nine miniature soaps from Claus Porto's Deco collection, presented in an elegant box perfect for giving. Each soap features a unique fragrance and personality. Blended with shea butter, these colorful soaps draw on the dramatic designs that first made Claus Porto's name in the early 20th century. 
Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; silicone-free.

Collection includes (1.8 oz. each):
  • Voga
  • Alface
  • Favorito
  • Elite
  • Banho
  • Madrigal
  • Chypre
  • Deco
  • Cerina
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399.00 from Nordstrom): A limited-edition Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer designed by James Dyson is presented in a platinum storage case stitched in purple and cushioned with soft fabric, all secured by a magnetic clasp, making it the perfect gift for yourself or someone dear this season. This dryer provides controlled, high-velocity airflow for ultra-fast drying while helping to prevent heat damage to protect your hair's natural shine. It measures the air temperature 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control. Lightweight and balanced, it's designed with the motor in the handle to completely redistribute the dryer's weight and shape.
Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser ($69.99 from Nordstrom): A beautifully designed electric aromatherapy diffuser offers a new and sophisticated way to fill your living space with the scents you love—simply add water and the essential oil of your choice, then turn it on. Through a ceramic resonator, the product uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn the fragrant water into mist, dispersing it gracefully into the air. Best of all, it's designed with a built-in timer and automatic shut-off so you can operate it worry-free.

  • 5"D x 7 1/2"H
  • Timer option with 60, 90 or 120 minutes
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Uses water and 100% natural essential oil (not included)
  • Decorative ceramic cover
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser ($95.00 for 5.6 oz. from Nordstrom): Fresh with our signature fragrance. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes. Jo Malone London's convenient reed diffusers are a zesty and addictive addition to any room.
NuFACE  'Trinity' Facial Toning Device (Special Price $276.25 Limited time price match from Nordstrom): This award-winning, multi-solution skincare device, designed with innovative interchangeable treatment attachments, helps to rejuvenate and improve your appearance. The NuFACE Trinity Toning kit comes with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer, a microcurrent treatment attachment FDA-cleared for facial stimulation to gently stimulate the larger surface areas of the face. As we age, our body's natural current begins to slow down (just like our metabolism), leading to sagging skin, loss of contour and wrinkles. Microcurrent mimics this natural current and goes beyond skin deep to tone facial muscles while improving contour, skin tone and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Kit includes:
  • Trinity Device
  • Trinity Facial Toning (microcurrent attachment)
  • Gel Primer (2 oz.)
  • Charging Cradle
  • Power Adapter
FOREO LUNA 2 Pro Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device ($249.00 from Nordstrom): A powerful cleansing device designed to give you a daily mini-facial in the comfort of your home.Incorporating 12 varying intensities, the waterproof LUNA 2 Pro channels lower-frequency pulsations directly onto wrinkle-prone areas, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking radiant, smoother and younger and ready to absorb your skin care products. With a motor two times as powerful and a brush surface made out of smooth, soft, nonabrasive silicone, the LUNA 2 Professional is gentle and effective. Dual T-Sonic pulsations are channeled through softer, longer silicone touch points to deeply cleanse the skin, unclogging pores of 99.5% of impurities and clearing away dead skin cells. Providing an essential step in any facial care routine, it cleanses in a way that protects the skin's natural barrier while the nonporous silicone resists bacteria buildup, making it 35 times more hygienic than standard brush heads. A single charge gives you 450 uses.

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Tata Harper Luxury Organic Skincare: Is it Worth the Hype?

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When the Makeup Wars! Team decided to feature beauty products that live up to all of their hype, I immediately knew that I wanted to feature Tata Harper skincare. Among the many organic skincare brands on the market, it is undoubtedly one of the most hyped. There are a few key products that I loved from the moment that I began using them, and that resulted in full-size purchases, but the more that I tried from the brand, the more that I loved everything about these beautifully handcrafted luxury green beauty treasures. Add to this that my sister has a few bonafide holy grail favorites from Tata Harper, and I knew that I needed to talk more about this brand. I should note that this ultra-luxe line is housed in chic green glass that is quite fetching, but attractive luxury packaging aside, it really is the contents that make this a truly covet-worthy brand. Does Tata Harper live up to the hype? The short answer is yes. I will note that each of the products have a detectable aroma, but it is a natural scent from the ingredients and the essential oils. I neither find her products overpowering, nor would I categorize the aromas as long-lasting. However, if you prefer skincare products that lack any scent, then you should smell and test this range before committing to it. Furthermore, since Tata Harper products are widely available, you should have no problem securing samples to try before you buy.

Tata Harper, whose eponymously named skincare brand is handcrafted on her farm in Vermont, first sought to create a natural skincare brand as a response to her step-father's cancer diagnosis. This propelled her to examine, and learn about, all of the potentially harmful multisyllabic ingredients in all of her personal care products, and to ultimately create products that were healthy and luxurious.

About Tata Harper,

A pioneer in natural luxury skincare, Tata couldn't find 100% natural products that were up to her impeccable standards of efficacy, quality, and purity. So she started Tata Harper Skincare to make them - for herself, and for women like her who refuse to risk their health for beauty. If she doesn’t feel that a product is perfect, we won’t launch it.
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser ($42.00 for oz. and $78.00 for 4.1 oz. from Space NK, Sephora, NordstromNet-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, The Detox Market, Credo Beauty, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, goop, Selfridges and Bergdorf Goodman): This is one of the wonder-products for which I had numerous samples, and I knew fairly quickly that I would need to purchase a full-size large bottle. It is also among my beloved sister's holy grail products, and anything that she raves about is something that I have to have! There is no one that I trust more, and if she loves it, there is little chance that I won't as well.

While I tend to prefer lathering cleansers, in general, this gentle cleanser, which has a light cream consistency that is filled with gentle and refined exfoliating particles, is one that definitely ranks among my favorite cleansers. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells, unclogs congested pores and it hydrates, rather than strips and dries out, the skin. Many moisturizing cleansers leave behind a greasy film, and make one feel the need to double wash, but this leaves behind no sort of unpleasant residue. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple and luminous. It has a very faint fruity aroma, presumably from the essential oils blend, but it is not in the least bit overpowering, and it does not linger.

According to Tata Harper,

This gentle exfoliating cleansing treatment acts as a 4-in-1 product to thoroughly cleanse and improve glow while purifying, minimizing the appearance of pores and helping to protect the skin’s natural hydration balance. Free of soaps, alcohols and detergents, this cleanser clarifies with fresh enzymes, clays and essential oils, while microspherical beads polish the skin and reduce appearance of blackheads – all without stripping the skin of moisture. Skin is left feeling balanced, hydrated and glowing. Minimizes the appearance of pores. Deeply cleanses and decongests the skin.

  • 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
  • 82% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
  • Natural Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard.
Tips from Tata Harper: Apply it on dry skin and massage into skin using circular motions, then focus on highly congested areas during a second buffing cleanse.

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Sorbitan Olivate, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract*, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Aqua/Water, Coco-glucoside, Cetearyl glucoside, Kaolin (Rose Clay), Sclerotium gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Salix alba (Willow) Bark Extract*, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium Phytate, Denatured Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Aroma**, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend.
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum ($98.00 for 1 oz. and $158.00 for 1.7 oz. for 1 oz.from Space NK, Sephora, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, The Detox Market, Credo Beauty, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman MarcusSelfridges and Bergdorf Goodman): I managed to accumulate numerous deluxe samples of this serum, and the more that I used it the more obsessed I became. It is an ultra-hydrating serum that is lightweight and very fast absorbing, and it immediately gives the skin a dewy luminous glow. The antioxidant-rich formula protects the skin against free-radicals, the Hyaluronic Acid binds moisture and plumps fine lines, and the vitamins, natural oils and extracts soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and leave the skin soft, smooth, moisturized and luminous. There is no residue left behind whatsoever, and the fruity natural aroma is neither cloying, nor long-lasting. For the record, next time I am buying the largest bottle because I am hooked!

According to Tata Harper,

A powerful blend of ingredients helps minimize visible signs of aging for a healthier, firmer looking appearance. This award-winning, best-selling concentrated formula helps to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles while infusing the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants, and vitamins for a healthier, firmer looking appearance. A powerful blend of ingredients helps minimize visible signs of aging, so your skin appears visibly radiant and moisturized.

  • 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
  • 82% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
  • Natural Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua/Water, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Rosa damascena Flower Water*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes*, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract*, Cetearyl Olivate, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Cetearyl glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil*, Salix alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sclerotium gum, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract*, Sodium hyaluronate, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Pheonix dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Sodium Phytate, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Tilia europaea (Linden) Leaf/Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Propanediol, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) Bulb Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean) Flower Extract, Aroma**, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend.
Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer ($105.00 for 1.7 oz. from Space NK, Sephora, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, The Detox Market, Credo Beauty, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, Birchbox and Bergdorf Goodman): While this is described as a rich moisturizer for dry and dehydrated skin, I can tell you that it is a godsend for my normal/combination skin. It is ultra-lightweight and fast absorbing, and yet richly moisturizing. The consistency is silky-smooth and the aroma is a light and hypnotic blend of the the essential oils blend, and therefore it creates such an immensely pleasurable tactile and olfactory sensation. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. Furthermore, fine lines are plumped and skin is left with a luminous dewy finish.

According to Tata Harper,

A rich, ultra-hydrating moisturizer, ideal for dehydrated skin, winter months, and dry climates. This silky, rich formula delivers high-performance hydration with its blend of biocompatible hyaluronic acid and natural humectants for an optimal moisture balance and a plump look. Contributes to a radiant complexion, leaving the skin with a dewy finish.

  • 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
  • 82% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
  • Natural Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes*, Aqua/Water, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Caprylic/Capric/Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Rosa damascena Flower Water*, Cetearyl Olivate, Mel/Honey, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Seed) Butter, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium hyaluronate, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Propanediol, Sodium Phytate, Galactoarabinan, Sclerotium gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean) Flower Extract, Tilia europaea (Linden) Leaf & Flower Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Aroma**, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend.
Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil ($68.00 for 1 oz. from Space NK, Sephora, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Cult BeautyCredo Beauty, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, Birchbox and Bergdorf Goodman): Given my penchant for beauty oils, there was no question that I was going to have to get all of the face oils, and this one is a true delight. It is a very lightweight and fast absorbing nourishing oil that leaves skin very soft, smooth, supple, luminous and hydrated. I apply it to slightly damp, freshly washed skin, and I often add another drop or two to my foundation for a dewy finish, and the benefits are immediately seen. It has a warm aroma from the essential oils blend, but I find that it fades soon upon absorption.

According to Tata Harper,

Lightweight face oil to energize and revitalize the look of the skin. Beautifying Face Oil is an incredibly light-weight and fast absorbing face oil that helps instantly energize the look of your silky soft skin. The freshly hydrated finish promotes a brighter, firmer appearance. Use it alone or over a rich moisturizer to lock in hydration.
Ingredients: Squalane, Jojoba Esters, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Tocopherol, Aroma**, Linalool, Limonene *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend.
Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil ($125.00 for 1 oz. from Space NK, Sephora, Net-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, The Detox Market, Credo Beauty, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, goop and Bergdorf Goodman): This antioxidant-rich face oil was conceived to hydrate dull, lackluster skin that is in need of brightening and hydrating. The nutrient-rich formula restores moisture to irritated, dry and chapped skin, and is the perfect choice for all skin types– especially during the colder months of the year when dehydration is more prevalent. The oil is lightweight, fast absorbing and it leaves behind no oily residue whatsoever. Skin is left plumped, hydrated, unbelievably soft, smooth and supple.

I cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which this oil softens the skin and makes it feel silky smooth– it is among those magical unicorn products that come along all too infrequently. My husband immediately noticed, and said that my skin looked amazing and he couldn't believe how soft it felt. I apply it to damp, freshly washed skin, and luxuriate in the deep and warm natural aroma. While I love the scent imparted by the essential oils, it is a bit stronger than the other products that I have tried, but it does fade rather quickly.

According to Tata Harper,

Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil, how we—and seemingly, everyone who tries you—love thee. This is a concentrated face oil that infuses the skin with essential vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants to transform, dry irritated patches into balanced and radiant skin. Mixing it with your serum is kind of like topically delivering a super-vitamin to your skin on a daily basis.

  • 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
  • 82% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
  • Natural Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard.
Ingredients: Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Tilia europaea (Linden) Leaf & Flower Extract*, Aroma**, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend.
Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil ($95.00 for 4.1 oz. from Space NKSephoraNordstromNet-A-PorterCult BeautyThe Detox MarketCredo BeautySaks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcusgoop and Bergdorf Goodman): I use body oils as often as I use face oils, that is to say that I use them at least twice a day. In fact, I often use body oils in lieu of lotions, creams and body butters, but layer them together when the weather is either quite cold, or quite warm and I need added moisture from the elements. This delectable and decadent light to mid-weight oil is fast-absorbing, ultra-hydrating and leaves behind no greasy residue. The nutrient, vitamin and mineral-rich formula immediately moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin, heals chapped, rough patches and leaves skin silky smooth and luminous. It has a pronounced aroma from the essential oils blend, and it does linger for a while. I am transfixed by its gorgeous scent, but if you are sensitive to lingering scents, you may find this one a bit more imposing until it fades away (which takes about 20 minutes on me).

According to Tata Harper,

A decadent, delicious treatment for the entire body that delivers visibly radiant, youthful looking skin.
This fast-absorbing body oil provides comprehensive hydrating and invigorating benefits to the entire body for a youthful looking appearance. Essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients help promote healthy looking skin while moisturizing and helping to relieve dry, rough patches. Leaves skin feeling noticeably softer and smoother.

Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Aroma**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel oil*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) seed oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend.
Tata Harper Very Charming Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint ($36.00 for 4.5 g from Space NK, Sephora, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, The Detox Market, Credo BeautyNeiman Marcus, goop, Birchbox and Bergdorf Goodman): This emollient lip and cheek tint offers buildable semi-opaque coverage, comfortable wear and superb hydration. It lightly plumps lips without any discomfort whatsoever, and leaves cheeks with a beautiful lit-from within glow with a perfect pink flush. There is a slight fruity scent in the glass pot, but there is no detectable taste once on the lips.

According to Tata Harper,

Delivers the perfect pop of color and a plump, youthful look to lips and cheeks. This smooth, easily buildable tint delivers the perfect pop of natural color to lips and a blush to cheeks while moisturizing and helping to minimize the look of fine lines, for skin that has the irresistible flush and voluminous look of youth.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit extract, Caprylic/Capric/Triglyceride, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba/Beeswax*, Titanium Dioxide, Olus/Vegetable Oil*, Mica, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed wax, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) seed oil*, Palmitoyl Isoleucine, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Carmine, Octyldodecanol, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Jojoba Esters, Alumina, Silica, Trihydroxystearin, Iron Oxides (C.I. 77492, C.I. 77491), Natural and Organic flavors *Ingredients from Organic farming.
Overall Assessment: I most definitely think that Tata Harper products are worth the hype. Beyond the beautiful packaging, one finds potent products that deliver upon their claims, and that indulge the skin and the senses in ultra-luxe pampering. If you are concerned about whether you will like the various aromas from the essential oils blends used in Tata Harper skincare products, then I would urge you to request samples from retailers or etailers to see what you think before investing in full-size products. Be aware that many of the products come in a couple of different sizes, and this time of year there are lots of gift sets that include deluxe samples.

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