Cab Quickie: What, You’ve Never Given Yourself a Facial Peel in a Taxi?

by Janine on 23 May 2012 · 27 comments

This sounds a bit odd, but I’ve never received so many compliments on my skin in one day — and some retroactive. As in, “Omigod your skin that day was amazing!” And when I told all those nice people, “oh, I did a peel in the cab on the way down,” they kind of freaked a little.

I’m certain my friend Laura C will know exactly the magic of which I speak when I say Tata. Harper. Resurfacing. Mask.

I was racing down via taxi to meet with Maybelline New York makeup pro Grace Lee at Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week, and fretting a bit over the texture of my skin: oily, dehydrated, a couple of dry patches — it happens when I’m sleep-and-water-deprived. #badbeautyexpert #onlyhuman

Suddenly it occurred to me that my non-laptop time could be put to better use. I had a sample pot of Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask ($55), a jelly-like blend of natural smoothing pomegranate enzymes, deep-cleaning pink French clay and exfoliating+calming white willow extract. I had a bottle of water. I had a stash of coffee-shop napkins. I had a bottle of moisturizer. And I had about 15 minutes. So I slapped on a thin layer of mask, waited about seven minutes, poured a bit of water on a napkin, wiped my face off, and applied moisturizer with time to spare. A few minutes later at my appointment, the complexion compliments started.

Magic or what?

The Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask feels refreshing on application. On skin, there’s zero irritation — it just feels like a bit of sticky-ish gel on the face. And once it’s rinsed or wiped off, skin feels insanely smooth and looks wonderfully radiant. No reason to freak, except in a good way.

Okay, maybe it’s magic.

And now, packaged in a fancy new jar, there’s an improved version of the mask (it has a higher concentration of active ingredients) that I can’t wait to try. Who doesn’t need more magic — in the back of a cab or not?

DISCLAIMER: I’m not advocating facial peels as regular back-of-the-cab activities. You should definitely try this at home.

Tata Harper 100% Natural skincare is available via tataharperskincare.com and Gee Beauty.

 

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Wynne 23 May 2012 at 11:05 am

Wow, you’re quite the cabbie multi-tasker!

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Janine 23 May 2012 at 3:09 pm

Well, all I was doing was sitting there. Thought a facial peel was a better use of my time!

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Arianne 23 May 2012 at 11:15 am

Oh, you sell this so well. I want to try it. I’m going to.

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Janine 23 May 2012 at 3:09 pm

It. Is. A. Maze. Ing.

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josie 23 May 2012 at 11:39 am

umm, what didya say was the weight of your bag that day? cab as spa?

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Janine 23 May 2012 at 3:11 pm

Sample pot = small. Bottle of water = 500 mL. Moisturizer = probably 30 mL. Napkins… This stuff didn’t weigh much.

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Lindsay 23 May 2012 at 2:57 pm

Who is this Tata Harper person and how did you discover this magical product?

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Janine 23 May 2012 at 3:12 pm

Press meet; I have a vid interview I need to edit… will tell you all about her in another post. Howzat?

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Lindsay 30 May 2012 at 8:54 am

Yesssssssssssss.

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Kelly G. 23 May 2012 at 4:45 pm

This is amazing. Didn’t think you could top the ‘back of cab’ eyebrow application, and here you go.

And here I was, all impressed with myself applying mascara in a cab. Clearly a rookie.

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Janine 23 May 2012 at 5:22 pm

Back-of-the-cab beauty has to start somewhere. I have faith in your burgeoning skills, Kelly G. Today, mascara – tomorrow, liner — next week, skin resurfacing mask. *grin*

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Anne from Dot and Lil 23 May 2012 at 11:08 pm

Dammit lady, you’re like a beauty superhero! I’m impressed with the multi tasking genius.

I actually just heard about Tata Harper for the first time when I was in Toronto last week. The guy from Jacob & Sebastian heavily sang its praises! Never seen it anywhere in Montreal.

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Janine 24 May 2012 at 12:57 am

Nah — not so much multi-tasking. I was just sitting there, in the back of the cab… *grin*

She doesn’t have much distribution in Canada. So far really just Gee Beauty in Toronto. Great products, though, and new packaging, so maybe more outlets will start to carry it?

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Anne from Dot and Lil 24 May 2012 at 9:10 am

They seemed to have a whole big selection of it at Jacob & Sebastian on Queen West! And I love it in there anyway, as it’s like bath & body and fragrance heaven.

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Janine 24 May 2012 at 12:59 pm

I don’t know Jacob & Sebastian at all; looks like I’ll have to go take a look! Appealing that they carry Tata Harper.

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joan 3 June 2012 at 11:47 am

I love this mask! It is a small miracle actually. It made my naturally porous skin SUPER smooth. You should check out Jacob & Sebastian, Anne is right, they carry the whole Tata range! I also buy all my Red Flower NYC products there. PS. I love your blog (from one beauty geek to another!)

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Janine 3 June 2012 at 10:03 pm

It’s really good, isn’t it?

I’m putting Jacob & Sebastian on my to-do list now!

Thanks for the love :-)

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OrganicGirl 21 June 2012 at 1:58 am

The Tata Harper resurfacing mask is by far one of the best treatment products I’ve ever used. It’s one of these products you find exclusive to a spa, but conveniently available to consumers. Great product indeed

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NorthPark Center 17 July 2012 at 3:23 pm

This mask is the perfect addition to any skin care regimen. We love Tata Harper products! Check out our interview with the Vermont-native and founder of the company, Tata Harper: http://northparkcenterdallas.tumblr.com/post/2685962412/tata-harper

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Asti 11 November 2012 at 6:58 am

Haha that is so funny!

TH mask is my go-to mask too, the only mask that is effective and yet so gentle, goes on clear too! I will bring this when I’m on the airplane, ain’t scariiin everybody.

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