Hello again, everyone! Today, I decided to share with you my review of the Tata Harper Body Balm and the Smoothing Body Scrub. These are both very pricey items, so I am going to be tough with my reviews, and share with you if they are truly worth the high price tag. Shall we begin? I think we shall!
I’ll start off with the body scrub so I can go ahead and get it out of the way. You guessed it! I do NOT like it. I think my motto before trying this out was, “I’ve never met a Tata product I didn’t like”, but sadly, that now cannot be said. First off, it’s $70. This is one of those products that I would normally never purchase myself, and ask for it for a birthday gift from Ansley or for another holiday. Since Sephora was having a 15% off event, I decided to take the plunge and put these babies to the test.
I’ll try to explain to you what I look for in a body scrub. I look for it to be effective, but not too harsh. I want it to be moisturizing, and I love when they leave a slight oily residue on my legs. I understand that a lot of people want the opposite of those things, so I am sure that there are people who adore this scrub!
Also, I like all of my body products to have a nice natural scent, and this scrub doesn’t have much of a scent at all, but the little scent that it does have is pleasant. That is definitely not a big deal, but it is nice for your products to smell good. Any body scrub should smell absolutely wonderful with a price tag of $70. This didn’t leave any residue on my skin, which of course some of you may like. It seemed to exfoliate my skin quite well, but since it didn’t leave any moisture behind, my legs felt quite dry until I put on the body balm.
Linked below are my 2 favorite body scrubs of all time! Sadly, the one on the right, The Body Shop one, isn’t completely natural.
Okay, onto a positive review…Yay! The Tata Harper Body Balm is magnificent, I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Although, if you are not a fan of thick, greasy body moisturizers… you will probably dislike it. I am definitely a fan of both thick and greasy! I have been applying this immediately after showering. I recommend that you only put this balm on at night due to its greasy (but amazing) consistency. Since it’s so expensive, I focus it on my arms, legs, and the rest of the body that tends to get really dry. When I woke up in the morning (or should I say afternoon) after trying this out, I couldn’t really believe how soft my arms were. I couldn’t stop feeling them! I have very rough upper arms due to Keratosis Pilaris and this balm is helping that tremendously!
Let’s talk about the negatives…
This body balm is $115. Yeah, I didn’t stutter. I did have a 15% off coupon, but that is still insane. Also, it’s a solid consistency, so I prefer to get the product out with a spoon so that I don’t contaminate the ingredients. I then have to rub the product in between my hands to melt it down before massaging onto my skin. I know that it’s not a big deal at all, but it can be annoying when all I want to do is hit the hay! Also like the scrub, this balm doesn’t have much of a scent, but the scent that it does have is pleasant! I just prefer my products to have very fragrant scents, but to each their own.
If you are in need of some SERIOUS moisture and have the $$ to spend, I definitely recommend this body balm. This would also be an amazing Mother’s Day gift. If you’re looking for a new body butter/balm, my favorite affordable ones at the moment are the Alba Botanica Kukui Nut body cream and the Alba Botanica papaya mango body cream (also can find on Walgreens website).
I hope you all enjoyed this little review! Have a great day, and if you have any suggestions of products to review, I am all ears! Leave them in the comments below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Goodbye for now!
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