I just thought I would do a quick post on the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser which I have just used post Eve Lom 'first' night time cleanse. I must have been inspired by my green jumper purchase earlier today - see previous post. My husband told me I looked a bit like a Christmas tree in it - perhaps this reference is still lingering in my subconscious.
Anyway, for whatever reason I found myself reaching for the 'ol bottle of green stuff tonight. Now, I've heard a lot of good stuff about Tata and her band of merry, organic Vermont buccaneers. I was put on to her largely by Caroline Hirons who has raved about their stuff.
I bought this cleanser and their reparative moisturiser a few months ago in the ongoing quest for flawless skin. The moisturiser was a stinking £80 and I'm sorry to say was a crushing disappointment. It felt a bit tacky on the skin and couldn't be mixed with any other product without forming bobbles and just coming off. I tried every which way of combinations and in the end I sent it back to Cult Beauty, who very kindly gave me a credit note. Even on its own there was nothing remarkable about it and it goes without saying that I wouldn't recommend.
The regenerating cleanser is also on the heavy price side at £60 and is NOT IN ANY WAY A CLEANSER. An exfoliator, maybe, but cleanser, no. It is full of granules and really quite a rough product - it reminds me of those apricot peach scrubs you get for a couple of quid which basically strip your face. Due to the exorbitant price of this I am persevering (I was too embarrassed to send a second product back - although I should) and using it as a second 'cleanse'. I.e a mechanical exfoliation, pre acid, at night about once a week.
The price of these products must have been concocted by a psychotic drug baron who believed each green glass bottle was lined with cocaine. That, or they are being shipped via the QE2.
Although, granted, the packaging looks quite nice it is also not fit for purpose. My moisturiser was cracked and in the case of the cleanser quite a lot of product gets trapped in the pump mechanism and is sadly wasted.
Suffice to say I have not been impressed by this range. I have a couple of freebies from Cult beauty boxes to try in their serum range which I will report back on, but am managing expectations down.