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Luxury Vermont skincare company Tata Harper will be sold to a South Korean corporation

A plant in the foreground, green Tata Harper product boxes in the background.
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VPR

A luxury skin care brand based in Addison County is slated to sell to a South Korean corporation. Shoreham-based Tata Harper, which makes natural skin care products intended for a high-end market, will be bought by Amorepacific, a Korean cosmetics company.

Tata Harper makes skin care products like serums, oils and creams, which it claims are free from any synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances and "toxins." Some of its products sell for $300 to $400 per bottle. The company prominently touts its connection to Vermont, where its operated since 2010.

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Amorepacific plans to pay millions for the Tata Harper business. The company told investors that it will invest about $120 million in its U.S. subsidiary in order to close the deal, which was announced on Sept. 1. The sale is scheduled to close at the end of October.

Tata Harper is named after the company's founder, who will continue to lead the brand, according to a press release. Harper said in a statement that she looks forward to "leveraging Amorepacific’s expertise to drive global growth." The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Henry is a reporter covering business, the economy and infrastructure at Vermont Public. He's also co-host of The Frequency, Vermont Public's daily news podcast, along with Anna Van Dine. Henry came to Vermont Public in 2017, and worked as the station's host of All Things Considered until November 2021. Prior to that, he was a reporter and host of Morning Edition at New England Public Media in western Massachusetts. A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Henry was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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