Tate Harper
Small-scale farms that supply us with bountiful ingredients,which end up — hours later — in our meals, are nothing new (though we are by no means tired of such a healthy trend). And, of late, resort spas have been getting in on the action, using fresh-picked ingredients in facials and treatments. But now, skin-care specialist Tata Harper is making our faces sing with delight with her eponymous line of natural, plant-based “farm-to-face” products, all of which come directly from the 1,200-acre Vermont farm she shares with her husband and three children. Harper, who has a degree in industrial engineering, says it was seeing her stepfather go through treatment for cancer, when she learned about the potentially toxic ingredients in cosmetics and personal-care products, that inspired her to start the all-natural line. A feast for the face, the Rejuvenating Serum, with narcissus bulb extract and anti-oxidant-rich alfalfa extract among its 29 active, natural ingredients, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tata Harper Skincare products are available at retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Equinox Spa, and at tataharperskincare.com