Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser Review

Tata Harper is one of the big guys in the green beauty world and I actually haven’t had much acquaintance with this brand except for a small sample of one of her masks. I’ve always looked longingly at her products, but as you probably know they can be pricey. I was having an obsession with cleansers earlier this month and I lucked out in finding a coupon code to save a little moola and picked up the smaller sized bottle of the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. This best-selling cleanser is the latest cream cleanser that I’ve been putting to the test and thought I’d share my thoughts with you all!

Ingredients —

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl olivate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Sorbitan olivate, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) seed powder, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) peel extract,  Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), Oryza sativa (Rice) extract*, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit ferment extract, Salix alba (Willow) bark extract*, Kaolin (Rose Clay), Sclerotium gum, Coco-glucoside, Cetearyl glucoside, Cetyl palmitate, Sorbitan palmitate, Soybean peroxidase, Superoxide dismutase, Sodium phytate, Aroma**, Citral, Limonene, Linalool
*Ingredients from organic farming
**Clinical grade essential oils blend

For 〉  Skin type: Oily / combination / dry / normal

What Tata harper Says About It 〉

“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.”

So far, I have only put this cleanser to the test for mornings. It says it can be used daily, but I don’t use it daily because I like to keep it in rotation with another cream cleanser that I love. It also says it’s clarifying, but I don’t find it to be as clarifying as a cleanser you might go for at night to remove the day’s grime. I simply cleanse with ~3 pumps worth, being careful to keep it away from my eyes because of its exfoliating properties.

Multi-tasking cleansers such as this one can be tricky because it can’t always replace one thing or the other in your routine. If you’re going to use this at night, you will most likely need to use a cleanser prior to this. It also might not be abrasive enough to replace your chemical and physical exfoliators. That’s why I find it best for mornings when you don’t need a clarifying cleanse, and when your skin can use some light polishing as prep for makeup. In other words, I look at this product as a cleansing treatment.

The first thing you will notice is how fruity this cleanser smells! I personally find it smells like fruity pebbles and it’s quite pleasant because it’s not often that I use a skincare product that actually has a nice scent! Although it’s not doing anything extraordinary for my skin in the mornings, I do enjoy the light exfoliation that the apricot seed powder provides. It does contain fruit enzymes and willow bark as chemical exfoliators, but a cleanser can’t sit on the skin long enough for those ingredients to actually exfoliate. I want to warn though, that the first time I used this cleanser the (very tiny) exfoliating bits felt quite sharp and somewhat reminiscent of the St Ives Apricot Scrub, which uses walnut shells. I don’t know if apricot seed powder bits have jagged edges as bad as ground up walnut shell does, but the sharpness of it had me concerned if it could be causing micro-tears in the skin. My skin has been doing great lately and I haven’t noticed breakouts that are out of the ordinary so that might be a positive sign that the apricot seed powder isn’t harming my skin. Also, even though the powder particles felt sharp on my skin at first, I don’t find this cleanser to be too abrasive because it’s not concentrated with the exfoliating agent. If you have sensitive skin, this might not be the cleanser for you.

All in all, I’m enjoying this creamy and lightly exfoliating cleanser and it’s been nice to have in rotation with my other favorite cream cleanser by Kahina Giving Beauty. I adore the heavy green glass packaging! I would recommend this cleanser if you’re looking for a high quality, nicely formulated cleansing/exfoliating treatment to supplement your routine.

Shop this cleanser on The Detox Market, Credo Beauty and shop the 1.7oz version on Tata Harper.
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