Recently, I had the opportunity to try a new brand of eco-friendly skincare called Tilvee and I must say that I enjoyed it immensely.
Tilvee uses organic and fair trade ingredients with full disclosure. The labels are all sustainable and biodegradable; they do not test on animals or use any glass packaging.
Started by Kristie McNamara, Tilvee uses luscious anti-aging formulas in their products together with super fruit antioxidants, nutrient rich botanicals and skin firming extracts.
Their list of NOs include: No Phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, synthetic preservatives, sulfates or petrochemicals; none of which are regulated by the FDA and are often cheap and toxic. For example, Parabens are used as a preservative and contain strong hormone disruptors that can have been directly linked to breast cancer.
One of the great things about Tilvee is that you get an information sheet with your purchase educating you on Tilveeâ€™s â€œAvoid the Toxic 10.â€
My favourite item of the set is the Pomegranate Body Butter. Its rich textures and concentrated formula combine to create a luxurious, moisturizing and exhilarating feeling when it touches your skin. With this specific product a little goes a long way. You only need a dime size amount, rubbed in your hands to spread over a decent sized area of skin. That being said, this is a product to use in moderation as dabbing too much in your hands will be more than you need, turning you into an oversaturated messâ€¦I would know.
I have to say I really love it and definitely recommend that if you had to choose at least one Tilvee product to purchase, you make this your investment. Especially, since it is summer, there is nothing better than a rich, lathering moisturizer to keep your skin flexible, soft and firm. Actually, I think this would be a fantastic winter product too because of how moist it keeps you. Iâ€™ve gone through very long days after applying this Body Butter and more than 12 hours later, my skin is smooth, soft and still silky.
Similarly, Tilvee offers a smooth, comfortable lip balm. I have the â€˜Nakedâ€™ flavor and I really like it. While, I donâ€™t think it is heavy enough to wear overnight â€“ I like it as a daytime lip balm. I take it to work and keep in my purse. Itâ€™s not sticky or messy, and itâ€™s very natural. As â€˜Nakedâ€™ is not flavored, you donâ€™t taste or smell anything, which when it comes to daytime lip balms, I personally prefer.
If you want to stay natural, keep it simple, fresh and earth-friendly I definitely recommend trying your hand at some glorious Tilvee.
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (â€™07)Â and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.