I love the look of healthy, dewy skin in the winter (or anytime for that matter) so when I received a sample of the Tata Harper Illumating Moisturizer, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. When I first went of the Sephora website to check out the full size, I had to grasp my pearls. It’s $85 for 1 ounce of product. Outrageous, I know – but is it worth the money? Continue reading for the full Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer Review

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer Review

The Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer claims to provide a fresh glow with soft-focus luminescence from diamond diamond dust. It is 61% organic, vegetarian, free from toxins, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, all synthetic chemicals, and GMOs. That is quite impressive and I wish more skincare companies would hold their philosophy, but is it worth an arm and a leg? I can grow organic herbs and cucumber all day long for less than $1!


When I first applied the cream to my skin, my first observation is the scent. It’s a strong herbal, grass, and maybe floral scent. It’s not offensive, but definitely lingers awhile. The cream is a light pink shade with flecks of super-fine particles of iridescence. It feels great on the skin and really gives a natural illumination…initially. My skin drank it up quickly and the burst of moisture only lasted a minute or two.

When I applied foundation over the moisturizer (I used Lancome Teint Miracle day one, Loreal True Match day two, Covergirl Healthy Elixir day three) the glow was unnoticeable and had completely disappeared. My foundation didn’t look any more radiant than usual and didn’t last any longer than usual. Kinda a bummer.

Maybe if used this longer than 3 – 4 days I would have seen a difference in my overall complexion, but the sample size didn’t allow that. In my opinion, the effect isn’t enough to warrant the $85 price tag. This one is a pass for me. If you’re looking for a great illuminating moisturizer, the Glam Glow GlowStarter is great for $49. MAC Strobe Cream is also a great alternative for a fraction of the cost.


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