Guest blog by Tata Harper Skincare
Sustainability as a MissionFor Tata Harper and her team of engineers, sustainability has never been about marketing. It’s been a part of the brand’s DNA and greater mission, especially when it comes to packaging. They’re always looking for new and innovative packages to decrease the beauty industry’s environmental impact, and they believe that refillable beauty products are the future of sustainable beauty.
Tata started her refill journey in 2020 with Water-Lock Moisturizer. This lightweight hydrator for smooth, bouncy skin was the first product engineered in a sustainable refill system. Each Water-Lock Moisturizer jar has 83 pumps of goop in it. When you use 2-3 pumps a day, that will give you 27-30 days of skin hydration. So when you refill and reuse your jar, you’ll be saving 11 jars per year from the landfill.
The brand applied the same innovative refill system to their best-selling Restorative Eye Crème. The packaging remains airless, to maintain quality without sacrificing sustainability. Every component of this new primary packaging is recyclable. The outer bottle is made out of glass, while the cap and pump are made out of polypropylene, one of the most recycled types of plastic in the world. Each Restorative Eye Crème refill pod has 96 pumps of goop in it. When you use 1-2 pumps a day, that will give you about 2 months of daily eye care. So, when you refill and reuse your bottle, you’ll be saving 6 bottles per year from the landfill.
In addition to the innovative packaging, this do-it-all eye treatment now does more than ever. Tata added 11 new high-powered natural ingredients for a total of 32 actives that deliver 9 benefits in one bottle. It brightens the look of dark circles with ingredients like Calcified Red Algae, which helps promote the breakdown of fat and diminish the appearance of under eye bags and puffiness. Ingredients like Marsh Samphire help hydrate and strengthen the skin because it contains moisture-retention technology that enhances water storage and limits water loss. The eye crème also smooths the look of wrinkles with ingredients like Narcissus Bulb, which is shown to delay the cell aging process and protect the life span of youthful cells. Java Fruit helps depuffs the look of under eye bags, by providing a triple action anti-fatigue effect that helps stimulate fluid dynamics to depuff under eye bags and brighten the look of dark circles. For firming, Dabberlocks Seaweed provides cell energizing technology that is shown to support elastin and collagen, promoting a more firm and supple appearance.
On top of all of this technology, Restorative Eye Crème also contains active ingredients that visibly plump, nourish, and lift the delicate skin around the eyes. Pair the Restorative Eye Crème with another powerhouse formula from Tata Harper, Rejuvenating Serum, for a 360 degree intensive age-defense routine.
A 6-step age-defense routine
Step 1: Cleanse with Nourishing Oil Cleanser. This first step is a multivitamin cleansing treatment that dissolves makeup and buildup without stripping the skin. Nutrient-dense oils and esters provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to give you a soft, supple and healthy-looking complexion.
Step 2: Exfoliate with Regenerating Cleanser. This creamy cleanser is your daily exfoliating treatment. The best selling cleanser provides gentle physical and chemical exfoliation with apricot microspheres and BHA from white willow bark to give you a healthy-looking, radiant glow.
Step 3: Tone and hydrate with Hydrating Floral Essence. This moisture boosting mist gives you a surge of lightweight but intense hydration with dual weight hyaluronic acid. A combination of rose, lavender, and neroli hydrosols provide skin smoothing moisture, while an antioxidant-rich floral blend helps fight free radicals and minimize the look of wrinkles. This essence also enhances the performance of serums that follow.
Step 4: Treat with Rejuvenating Serum. This is a powerful multitasking serum for visible signs of aging. The award-winning serum helps diminish the look of wrinkles, tighten and brighten the look of skin, and plump for a healthy, youthful appearance.
Step 5: Treat with Restorative Eye Crème. This refillable do-it-all eye treatment diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, under eye bags, and dark circles to rejuvenate signs of aging and fatigue.
TATA’S TIP: Don’t forget about your lips! Your eyes aren’t the only delicate, thin skin. For extra TLC, apply Restorative Eye Crème on your lips and around the mouth for a smooth, supple pout.
Step 6: For an extra-sustainable finish to your routine, hydrate with Water-Lock Moisturizer. This refillable lightweight moisturizer is engineered with water-locking technology to deliver a sustained dose of hydration. Orange peptides and pomegranate spheres help form a breathable barrier for a silicone-free smoothing effect.