I recently splurged on the Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser and I have no regrets! (For those of you keeping track: I am still very devoted to my OLO Vitamin B Cleansing Oil and my Yuli Halcyon Cleanser–I always have back ups of these ready to go because they are that good. OLO reviewed here and Yuli reviewed here.)
I bought the TH Refreshing Cleanser because my skin is winter-worn: red, dry, and dull. I wanted something creamy that I could remove with a warm, wet washcloth. My goal was to exfoliate the dry flaky skin off my cheeks and hairline in the most gentle way possible. I was inspired to look at TH cleansers by skincare guru Caroline Hirons (look up her blog because she is awesome). She loves TH’s Regenerating Cleanser and is a big advocate for removing cleansing products with a flannel (or washcloth here in the States). After looking into the Regenerating Cleanser, I opted against it because it contains exfoliating particles and I didn’t think my skin would take kindly to it. I did like the oils and clay in the ingredients list and was thrilled to find that the TH Refreshing Cleanser has those lovely ingredients without any particles.
Here is what is in it:
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl olivate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Sorbitan olivate, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) peel Extract, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root) Extract, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract*, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit ferment extract, Salix alba (Willow bark) extract*, Kaolin (Rose Clay), Sclerotium gum, Coco-glucoside, Cetearyl glucoside, Cetyl palmitate, Sorbitan palmitate, Soybean peroxidase, Superoxide dismutase, Sodium phytate , Aroma**, Limonene, Citral *Ingredients from organic farming ** Clinical grade essential oils blend
I have been using it a few times a week as a second cleanse in the evening or as a first cleanse in the morning. I apply it to dry skin, work it in well, wet my hands a bit, and work it in some more. I finish with the washcloth. I’ve also applied it and left it on while I did a little housecleaning and it made for a nice mask. It is effective, gentle, and refreshing (as advertised). The cleanser is creamy though you can feel the oils in it. I really love taking it off with a cloth. The dry patches and flakes are gone. The clay and enzymes make your skin feel clean–pores feel tightened and your face feels toned overall. My skin feels soft and clean–but not stripped clean. Oh and the grapefruit scent is very uplifting. My skin is happy. For those of you who are counting, this is my second Tata Harper acquisition. I have–and love–her Resurfacing Mask. Reviewed here.