Tata Harper

Everyone has heard of the farm-to-table concept, in which locally (or personally) grown ingredients are used to ensure the freshest possible cuisine. But green-beauty pioneer Tata Harper has taken the concept and applied it to skin care. A favorite among celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Lake Bell, Tata Harper Skincare products are highly potent and 100 percent natural, made with active botanicals — many of which are grown on Harper’s 1,200-acre, certified organic farm in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. Add in the fact that not only is the whole line handmade and bottled in recyclable glass (with ­recycled-paper labels, of course), but every aspect of the operation, from research and development to formulation to packaging and shipping, is handled right there on the property to dramatically reduce the company’s carbon footprint. While most skin-care products contain only one or two active ingredients, each item in the Tata Harper line boasts at least nine, with many having more than 20. That means when you use the Concentrated Brightening Serum ($225), with 35 active ingredients, or the Repairative Moisturizer ($100), which has 28, you can count on results far superior to those you see when using the multiple products you may be layering now. www.tataharperskincare.com