Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser Review

Tata Harper Oil Cleanser
It’s no secret that I’m a Tata Harper fan boy: my Instagram is sprinkled with her green and gold glass bottles. Her products tick all the boxes for me. Great packaging, clean ingredients, fuss-free textures, visible results — there is nothing not to like. Lately, I’ve been having some disappointing experiences with some of my favourite brands, so I was bracing myself when I tried this — but I needn’t have, this cleanser is absolutely amazing!

What is it? 

It’s an oil cleanser, so it’s great as a first cleanse to remove oil, makeup and sunscreen before a water-based cleanser, or on its own as a gentle morning cleanse. Tata recommends massaging it on dry skin and rinsing it off with warm water, but I find that I absolutely need a washcloth for this one — it does not get everything off without it. In conjunction with a washcloth/muslin, it works as an excellent makeup remover. I usually follow this with Tata’s Regenerating Cleanser.

Who’s it for? 

All skin types, even oily skin. Drying foam cleansers can exacerbate oiliness, as it gets skin into thinking it needs to produce more oil to replenish lost oils. Oil cleansers melt surface oil and impurities, and is a great way to keep oiliness under control.

What do I like about it? 

The scent! It smells so rich, in the most natural/organic way possible! I never do this with cleansers, but I actually spend a moment to inhale its rich scent after massaging it in because it’s so refreshing. Also, this cleanser has great slip, and the thick golden oil glides easily over the skin without any tugging.

What does it do? 

It makes skin really soft, dewy and clean. I really wish I’d discovered this when I was on Roaccutane. This cleanser is very unlikely to irritate or dry out even the most sensitive skin.

Any negatives?

Nothing. If I had to nitpick, the pump on my bottle doesn’t work properly, which makes getting the product out tricky. I’ve never had any issues with Tata’s pump dispensers in the past, so I could have just got a defective bottle (update: others have the same issue with this pump!).


Rosa Canina Seed oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Olea europea (Olive) Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel oil*, Plukenetia (Sacha Inchi) Volubilis, Jojoba Esters, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Aroma**, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Leaves and flowers*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) Leaves*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) flower Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract *Ingredients from organic farming ** Clinical grade essential oils blend

Where to Buy:

I Am Natural Store in Australia. Cult Beauty for international orders.


  1. Swapna
    June 18, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    The inci list looks absolutely yummy! Totally buying this. Great review as always!

    • askarjun
      June 18, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Swapna! It’s my favourite cleanser right now.

  2. Vanessa
    July 24, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Have you tried One Love Organics Vitamin B enzyme? I’ve seen many green beauty bloggers mention it, I’ve never tried it and was wondering if you’d consider reviewing it 😁 Cause I’m looking towards switching my MAC cleanse off oil into a more clean alternative. Plus you know skincare better than I do, so yea haha I’m looking forward to reading more reviews😁

    • askarjun
      July 24, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Vanessa! 🙂 I haven’t tried anything from One Love Organics, but I just had a look at their website. The cleansing oil looks fine, but it contains di-ppg-2 myreth-10 adipate, which I try to avoid. 🙁 Have you tried using coconut oil to remove makeup?

      • vanessa
        July 24, 2016 / 11:51 pm

        See that’s why you know skincare better than I do. Haha, the only thing I try to avoid is alcohol which probably is a very vague ingredient cause I would just ask the salesperson what’s suitable for sensitive skin and pray to god it doesn’t turn my skin into a ripe tomato shade. I have not tried coconut oil, and with the taking better care of my skin via non-toxic products pretty darn new to the whole organic/clean products. But definitely will keep the coconut oil in mind. 🙂

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