Even though I love buying and trying makeup, skincare is still my biggest obsession. I’ve had this Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum for a while now and finally got around to trying this; thankfully it’s not expired yet. This costs a whopping £80 for a 30ml bottle; I actually got this in a Cult Beauty Box a long time ago so I didn’t pay the full price for this bottle.
The product claims to be an antiaging collagen treatment, as well as being 100% natural and non-toxic, and also specifies that the fragrance comes from flowers and not chemicals. On the box, it claims to relax wrinkles within 2hours, diminish lines within 24 hours, boost firmness within 28 days and minimize wrinkles within 35 days.
The packaging is nice – a frosted green glass bottle with a pump. The product is housed in a plastic-package thing within the bottle, and each pump ‘sucks’ product out of it and shrinks the plastic packaging just like how it works in vacuum packing, so it’s really hard to gauge how much product is left just by looking at the bottle.
I find myself needing one to one and a half pumps for each application. I think it will last a fairly long time – I’ve used it once daily for over 2 weeks now and it looks like there’s still a lot of product. The serum is a mid point between off-white and beige in colour, quite fluid in texture and feels rather lightweight; it sinks into the skin very quickly but does leave behind a slight tackiness. One big negative thing though – the scent is extremely strong. It’s a very weird scent, like a mix of floral and chinese medicated herbs.
I don’t have wrinkles but I am over 30 years old and I really wanted to move into more anti-aging products as prevention, rather than pray for a miracle to remove them when they have already appeared. I do have some super tiny fine lines if I stare at it long enough, and my skin is no longer as plump and taut as it used to be. After over 2 weeks of consistent use, I have to say that I don’t notice any difference to my skin. I can still see the super tiny fine lines, and the serum also did nothing for my skin’s dryness.
I find it extremely hard to recommend this product, given how expensive it is. I have purchased more expensive products before and I do believe in getting the best for my skin, but I don’t think it did enough, or anything at all, for my skin to warrant the price. The scent is also awful and I would definitely have a sniff first if you’re contemplating trying this.