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Reading: Tata Harper in Whole Living

I was excited to see natural skincare pro Tata Harper in the November issue of Whole Living. (You subscribe to this great magazine, right?)

Tata’s story of investigating the connection between her cosmetics and her health resonates with me for obvious reasons—her “a-ha moment” arrived just after her stepfather was diagnosed with cancer several years ago. When her family brought him to the Mayo Clinic for treatment, they were specifically asked to bring along his personal care products. Turns out, his doctors wanted to make sure that he stuck with natural products, since your body absorbs much of what you put on your skin.

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But unless you’re really thinking about how your products work (and what they’re made of), it’s easy to overlook. Especially if you don’t know just how loosely the cosmetics industry is regulated. Check out the interview for more of Tata’s story, plus loads of skincare advice and photos of her home and farm.

Did you have an a-ha moment like Tata? Have you tried her products? They’re definitely on the pricier side, ranging from $50-$150. I’m coveting her Restorative Eye Creme—Aleigh

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Bee Lovely: Our favorite honey products

 Image via Siona Watson on flickr

Honey’s a sweet treat for your skin–but you don’t have to go to the farmers market, buy a jar of pure, local honey and whip up a batch of DIY beauty treatments to reap the benefits. (Although I think that’s lots of fun, too.) Instead, look for honey and other bee-lovely things like beeswax or royal jelly on the ingredients list. We’ve pulled together a few options to try for your face, body, hair and makeup routine. Happy Honey Month!


Clockwise, from left: Natural Being Manuka Honey Eye Cream, Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer, Naturopathica Lavender Honey Balancing Mist, Nature Bioactive Berry White Peat Exfoliant

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