It was not. From first use I have loved this cleanser and can see why it has been raved about by so many 'in the know'. I can see the difference it has made to my skin and it combines beautifully into my routine as an alternative to the Body Shop Nutriganics Gel Oil Cleanser in the mornings. If I need soothing and calming I use the Nutriganics if I need something with a little exfoliating and glowing oomph then I use the Tata Harper. Perfect.
This cleanser seems to have it all - Apricot Seed kernels gently exfoliate the skin, Willow bark, a natural source of Salicylic acid reduces redness, and helps refine overall texture, Aloe Vera soothes irritation and French pink clay detoxifies. Use to gently resurface, refresh and clarify the skin - remove dead skin cells, reduce redness and do it without stripping the skin of it's moisture and natural oils. Very good for helping with blackheads too apparently.
I use in the morning so I haven't tried removing my make-up with it - I'm sure it would work but I think this would be much better used after you've removed your make-up to get the full effect of it. No point using a pricer product to remove your make-up - use a miceller water to do that first then go in with this.
I can't not comment on the packaging. I am a sucker for green and think this for me is the ultimate in skincare packaging. Grown-up, not in anyway plasticy but bright and modern
What You Need to Know - Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
- £33 / US$38 for 50ml
- £62 / US$75 for 125ml
- 100% natural ingredients
- Alcohol free
- Suitable for all skin types except overly sensitive
- Available in the UK from Cult Beauty or Net-a-Porter
- Available in the US from Tata Harper or Sephora