Tata Harper‘s Concentrated Brightening products were the star products of the Tata Harper Brightening Facial that I received a few months ago. I’ve been into brightening products for a very, very long time, and these from Tata Harper are the only ones I have seen on the market that are 100% natural. As my love for natural beauty products grows, I’m so happy that I’m also able to combine my love for brightening products with this newfound passion. Tata’s Concentrated Brightening products are a part of the Supernatural collection, which is a high end collection that contains the highest concentration of quality ingredients to deliver the fastest results, with a primary goal of anti-aging.
The Concentrated Brightening Essence (C$202 for 100mL) is a liquid essence lotion (essentially a serum toner) that combined Alpha and Beta Hydroxy technology to give the complexion a toned and refined look, helping to minimize the appearance of dark spots for a more even, luminous glow. It also boosts the performance of all Tata Harper serums, and can be used with all three of Tata Harper’s Supernatural collection serums. You should use this after cleansing, and before your serum of choice.
The Concentrated Brightening Serum (C$306 for 30mL) is a multitasking age-defying treatment that effectively illuminates, brightens and corrects the appearance of skin tone for a balanced, radiant complexion. It contains a blend of 35 high-performance ingredients which takes a triple-action approach to fighting and minimizing the appearance of dark spots. It claims to reduce melanin by 36% within 24 hours, boost the melanin elimination process by 155% in 3 days, decrease skin pigmentation by 41% in 28 days, and reduce the look of dark spots by 63% in 42 days.
I’ve been using these two products together and within the first week, I was noticing my improvements in my skin. I had just gotten back from my trip overseas, and I was also still in the midst of unpacking after my move so you know my skin wouldn’t be in the best condition. After just a few days, I could definitely see a noticeable an increase in brightness in my skin, as well as a smoother, more even-toned complexion. Despite being brightening products, i.e. full of exfoliating ingredients, my skin didn’t feel dry or dehydrated at all, rather it was quite hydrating and I did not need a second hydrating serum like I did with most brightening serums. It also complemented my choice of moisturizer or facial oil of the day. A little bit goes a long way, I only need 1-1.5 pumps of the Brightening Essence, and one pump of the Brightening Serum.
For those with sensitive skin – I generally have lightly sensitive skin that gets red very quickly. I haven’t noticed any increased sensitivity during or after using this. I definitely recommend using a high SPF sunscreen during the day though, because there are many chemical exfoliating ingredients in the products.
I haven’t put either of these to the test separately, but together I can tell you they work very well. I’ve been using this for the last few months and I can say that there definitely has been a reduction in hyperpigmentation, scarring, and my freckles also appear slightly lighter. My complexion in general is brighter, and my skin is smoother in texture as well. These products together are lightly hydrating, so if you have oily skin you may not even need a moisturizer, but if you have combo, normal, or dry skin, a separate moisturizer is recommended. I’m loving the Tata Harper Regenerating Moisturizer at the moment, which contains honey, my current favourite beauty ingredient.
I’m not going to put it gently, these products are expensive. Tata Harper’s products are already pretty expensive, but the Supernatural collection, which includes these Concentrated Brightening products, are considered the crown jewels of her collection. If you are looking for a nice skincare splurge, and are looking for effective yet gentle brightening products, these are the ones for you.
Concentrated Brightening Essence ingredients: Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit water*, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water*, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Leucojum Aestivum (Summer Snowflake) Bulb Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Lilium candidum leaf cell extract, Sodium Phytate, Anogeissus Leiocarpus (Akulia) Bark Extract, Xanthan gum, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) Bulb Extract*, Brassica Napus Extract, Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean) Flower Extract, Ascophyllum nodosum (Norwegian Sea Kelp) Extract, Dictyopteris Membranacea (Sea fern) Extract, Aroma**, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool
*Ingredients from Organic Farming
**Clinical grade Essential Oils blend
Concentrated Brightening Serum ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Glycerin, Rosa damascena flower water*, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed Oil, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol, Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) ethyl ester, Glyceryl undecylenate, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), Arachidyl Alcohol, Sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil*, Leucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake) Bulb Extract, Ascophyllum nodosum (Norwegian Sea Kelp) Extract, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) extract, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) bulb extract*, Phoenix dactylifera (Date) seed extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Lilium candidum (Madonna Lily) leaf cell extract, Anogeissus Leiocarpus (Akulia) Bark Extract, Pancratium maritimum (Sea Dafodil) extract, Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean) Leaf Extract, Dunaliella salina (Algae) extract, Brassica Napus (rapeseed) extract, Squalene, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed wax, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) root Extract, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Populus tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glyceryl, Caprylate, Dictyopteris Membranacea (Sea fern) Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan gum, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydroxystearyl Glucoside / Glucoside Hydroxystearyl, Cetyl alcohol, Gluconolactone, Aroma**, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Geranioll, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol
*Ingredients from Organic farming
** Clinical grade essential oils blend
The products in this post were provided by PR for review consideration purposes; as always, all opinions are my own.