Tata Harper Aromatic Perfumes

I'm hard pressed to find lasting clean fragrances, but Tata Harper's line of "aromatic treatments" fit the bill. They all last through a 9-5, and are refreshingly unique. Her Love Potion has been a repeat buy for me, I can't get enough of its lady-like, violet scent.

But this trio was her first foray into fragrance, and they're all really good:

  • The Stress Treatment has a piercingly green, herbal scent (think geranium and lemongrass). A dab on the forearms and pulse points elevates a yoga session to a supremely indulgent aromatherapy experience.
  • The Irritability Treatment acts more like a complex perfume. It's most similar to the Love Potion, with warm woods, powdery notes and a mellow spicy heart. This one, (unlike the Love Potion), however, reads unisex. I wear it in the morning to ward off an encroaching bad attitude particularly when I've slept in, my house is a mess, I can't find any clean socks, my daughter hid my cellphone and I'm running late to work. Upon first whiff, I swear I feel better about everything. If you're not sure which to start with, I recommend this one.
  • The Bedtime Treatment is incredibly relaxing and comforting, with milky notes of chamomile and muted lavender. This one I wore it while in labor at the hospital, and the scent lingered for hours. The nurses kept complimenting me on it whenever they walked into the room even the next day, and now months later,  my olfactory memory bank has the sweetest associations with this fragrance.

Credo's Clean Beauty Discovery Kit

Getting the Clean Beauty Discovery Kit is akin to walking into Credo, mecca for clean beauty products, and asking one of their knowledgable staff if there are any must-haves. Buying beauty products online can be a bit of a gamble when dealing with variables like color. But this well curated kit bypasses all this by delivering essentials tailored to anyone who wants clean, shiny hair, glowing, smooth skin and the absence of body odor.  And who doesn't want that?

Those who don't wear makeup will find this invaluable, and any beauty junkie will find at least one new favorite in this stash. I'd wholly recommend the kit as a gift to any gym rats, frequent travelers or anyone new to clean beauty. Break it up into stocking stuffers or treat yourself with these seven "holy grail" items. Plus, the charming bag is generously sized for stashing more travel ready essentials. 

Tata Harper's Resurfacing Mask is highly lauded for it's instant benefits. It's a gentle exfoliator, and the immediate results are remarkable. Skin feels smoother and fresher and any excess oiliness is mopped up. It's a translucent pink, florally scented gel, and dries within 5-10 mins, but you're advised to keep it on to 20 mins. I'll mist my face with water to prolong the dewy stage before rinsing it off.

Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream is a lovely lightweight lotion that locks in moisture and delivers long lasting hydration. 

The Lovefresh Grapefruit Deodorant has a bright, cheerfully citrus scent in very portable stick. And anyone who's been disappointed by natural deodorants will be glad to know that yes, it does work!

De Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm and Skin Owl Eye+ are both beloved staples I hear about time and time again. I was thrilled to try these both out and happy to report they both live up to the hype. I treat the cleansing balm like a moisturizing mask, and my fussy skin responds really well to it. The Eye treatment is a cool, milky-clear gel that performs like a decadent eye cream, but doesn't slide around my eye make up.

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner were surprisingly my favorites from this kit, and I'm not the sort of person to get too giddy over haircare. They work, really really well, and impart a powder scent that reminds me of Donna Karen's Cashmere Mist. Bonus, I found that I didn't need any shine boosting finishing spray or volumizers when using this duo.