Winter skin is a bitch. I said it. It drives me nuts that I have to completely rethink how I take care of my skin this time of year. As soon as I have the situation under control, it gets even drier around here. Here’s the triple threat – winter, dry Colorado air, and Retin-A (never too early to treat the wrinkles that magically appear the second you turn 30). How do you treat sensitive skin, zit-prone skin, dry skin, and anti-aging at one time?? HOW! Everyone and their mother has the “cure”. And there are a billion natural and organic skincare products out there now, so how the hell are you supposed to choose one. HOW!

I just want to pass along Tata Harper’s line has been a life saver. The downside – it costs 4 billion dollars more than I want to spend on skincare (I’m a shoe girl). A couple of years ago I added up all the crap I bought for my face that year…holy @#$%. I decided to conduct a little experiment. I spent the next 6 months using Tata Harper exclusively (I loved everything about the line, and knew it worked from a stint a while back). It takes a minute to get over the sticker shock of $68 for face wash ($15.99 was about as crazy as I got at Target), but after visiting my esthetician and coming up with a regime that she thought would work best for my skin, I saw my skincare spending decrease. After six months, I saved $150, so about $300 a year.

If you have crazy combo skin, have temperamental winter skin, Tata’s stuff is worth a shot. My skin has greatly decreased in random breakouts, it feels soft, not oily, and I finally have winter skin that doesn’t flake off and feel insanely tight and scratchy by two o’clock. And as I become more informed about what goes into my food and beauty products, I appreciate the simplicity of the Tata Harper ingredients. I feel like I’m doing something good for my face, but also my whole body by using something natural and organic. I’d love to know what natural products you guys use. Let me know! And if anyone out there is looking for lip balm, Glossier (not natural) is the only thing that seems to work for me. What lip balms do you guys like? I feel like if I tallied up how much I spend on chapstick I might pass out.



  1. DeeDee
    November 9, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I love everything of TH that I’ve tried…which is a lot! I also really love May Lindstrom & most recently Vintner’s Daughter, its amazing!!

    • Liz
      November 13, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      I’ve been hearing about Vinter’s Daughter a lot lately, need to try. Haven’t heard of May Lindstrom, going to check that out! Thank you! xo

  2. Heather
    November 12, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Colorado girl here too! I’m Beauty Counter and True Botanicals right now. TH is great stuff too!!!

    • Liz
      November 13, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Hey! True Botanicals is popular right now, I need to look into that. Thank you! XX

  3. Janelle
    November 30, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Hi there! Long time reader and follower here. I’m a fellow Colorado gal (though live at a bit of higher elevation, closer to 7,000′), so I know all about that dry winter air. Any recommendations on your favorite Tata products? I was on the site last night and a bit overwhelmed with the number of choices.

    • Liz
      November 30, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Hi! wow, you’re up there. I feel ya! Yes! If I had to pick my two favorites for winter, I would recommend the Regenerating Cleanser and the Resurfacing Mask. The cleanser helps get rid of any dry, flaky skin, and doesn’t strip my skin (I use it every morning) + the mask gives me a hydrated glow. I really like the Hydrating Floral Essence this time of year, too. And for a serum, the Beautifying Oil. Hope this helps! Xx

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