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Mask Monday | Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

While the prices may give you sticker shock, the fancy packaging really lures you in. And if you're #skincareobsessed like us, you definitely want to know if the products are worth the hype. So it goes with the Tata Harper brand. When the ladies at Pure Source Barbados hosted a demo featuring the brand I had to see what's what.

Tata Harper Demo at Pure Source Barbados -

After Dana took us through the paces I purchased a kit as an introduction to the line.

Tata's Daily Essentials Kit -

The resurfacing mask was the first thing I tried.

From her site: "Size: 1 fl oz, 30 ml.

This award-winning beta-hydroxy mask works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. Delivers instant glow, helps minimize the appearance of pores, and improves texture for smooth, radiant skin. Formulated to purify and remove surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.

Product Benefits:
Delivers an instant glow.
Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
Smoothes the look of the skin.

Tata's Tips: For a mid-week boost, layer the Resurfacing Mask on top of the Regenerating Cleanser and leave for five minutes.

How to: Use the Resurfacing Mask every day for 2-3 days, then reduce to 1-2 times per week for softer, glowing skin. Apply a thick layer over the face, neck, and chest. Leave for 15-30 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Recommended For: All skin types.

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sclerotium gum, Aqua/water/Eau, Lactobacillus Ferment, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Beta vulgaris/Beet Root Extract/Extrait de racine de betterave, Kaolin (Rose Clay), Sodium Phytate, Aroma**, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

*Ingredients from organic farming

** Clinical grade essential oils blend

The full sized mask retails for $58USD on Tata's site and Pure Source Barbados has it currently for $160BDS DP / $129BDS DF.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask -
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask -

This is the third time I've tried this product so the the travel size .25 fl. oz / 7.5 ml could get you four uses max. The instructions do state to apply a thick layer after all.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask applied -
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask freshly applied

The gel-like substance spreads easily over the skin. I did experience tingling in some areas but it wasn't major and didn't last very long. As the product dries, I did notice my skin feeling tight. Each time, I left on the mask for the maximum suggest 30 minutes.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask dried -
Tata Harper Resurfacing mask after 30 minutes

The product rinses away easily leaving soft, smooth skin. I didn't use as directed on the website; that wasn't feasible given the sample size I have. That is a process I would recommend if you're new to any type of chemical exfoliants.

Speaking of chemical exfoliants, this mask would give similar results to the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal and the Ole Henriksen Moment of Truth 2-in-1 Polishing Sugar masks. The latter being the only one to also feature a physical exfoliating component. The major difference being the integrity of the ingredient deck. Tata's looks the best.

So the facts you have to consider are ingredients, packaging and value for money. Packaging solely because you'd have to determine if you prefer working out of a jar or an air pump dispenser. Do you think having the product exposed to air would weaken the ingredients over time? Or are the ingredients stable enough to withstand exposure? Do you really get all of the product out of air pump bottle? Regarding value for money:

  • Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask - 30 ml for $58USD ($129BDS DF)
  • REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal - 50 ml for $55USD ($111.20BDS DF)
  • Ole Henriksen Moment of Truth 2-in-1 Polishing Sugar Mask - 95 ml for $42USD.

Seems like once again the best comes at a price. Have you tried any of these products? If so, share your experience with us.

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