Hello, my darlings! Grab the tea because today I have for you Tilk! A delightful indie brand I discovered not long ago, and is not just a review , is an interview with the founder and three of their most gorgeous anti-aging products… and .. and .. A giveaway
Tilk.bio? Because as they say healthy happy skin looks gorgeous on you!
And because the more I read about Pille, the more fascinated I was, I thought I take my chances and interview her, even if (because of the distance) the whole interview went via email.
I jumped for joy when she agreed with so much grace to answer my questions
I have been a global mind since I remember. I have always loved traveling and living abroad. During my school years I was studying in the USA as an exchange student, and later my university studies took me to China and Belgium. Exploring new cultures has been great inspiration for my business and life in general.
You have the gorgeous skin; would you please share with us your secret?
I grew up on a tiny island in the middle of the Baltic Sea – Saaremaa. The island has been known for its pure nature and clean environment. The local products are grown without harsh chemicals and are NON-GMO. The purity and high quality of the food have played an essential role in my everyday life and health. I like to eat healthily and balance my diet with fresh products which are clean and natural. It is the same with my skincare products.
I make sure that the skincare products I use are clean, natural and right ones for my skin-type – they benefit my skin’s needs the best. I would say that having a gorgeous skin is the reflection of a balanced lifestyle and natural products.
The most important thing of my beauty routine is moisturizing my skin. Finding the right moisturizing can be tricky, but the right cream keeps the skin glowing. I use very little make-up. If I need an evening make-up, I choose natural and light products which wouldn’t clog my pores or cause any other reaction to it. I always cleanse my face at night to let skin “breath.” Once a week I like to scrub my face to remove the dead skin cells and to help the skin to renew itself. Going to the sauna (a tradition in Estonia( is also something that has been improving my skin condition very well.
Tilk! was born from traveling. I was living in Asia from 2011 to 2013. The pollution of the air, food and the environment of the city with 22 million inhabitants had a devastating effect on my skin, and I was unable to find a natural remedy for it. Back then natural, organic and clean were not the words you could find easily on the label of the products. I started looking for natural alternatives and found coconut oil in Malaysia which immediately became my favorite as it helped to restore my skin’s natural balance and glowing skin.
When I returned home to Saaremaa, I was thinking what would it be that a tiny island can offer the rest of the world to make it a better place. I realized it is the pure nature and environment we have. I started the skincare line Tilk!, which combines the locally grown herbs and oils from the pure nature and the best ingredients from all around the world. We still use coconut oil in most of our products.
The all times best-seller is Love Me hand cream. The combination of mango butter, sea buckthorn oil, the bioactive complex of horsetail and the heavenly smell of lemongrass give such a fantastic and long-lasting result on the skin.
Our hero product for the face is Regenerate Me facial cream for combination and normal skin.
The product has the perfect consistency and ingredients to improve the skin’s conditions and natural balance. The healing power of nettle, cowslip, rose hip herbs, shea butter and carrot oil are the real superfoods for the skin. So many customers have said that their skin has never been as good as when using Regenerate Me cream.
People love Tilk! products and that’s the reason for winning so many awards, even internationally.
Building a new brand has been a big challenging process because you need to know so many things that they don’t teach you at school. Branding itself is a long-term and creative process which requires lots of testing and ability to change your ideas according to the customers’ feedback. The process has really taught me to stay focused on the end goal and to follow the path steadily. Only this way you can reach your aims.
of your products?
Creams always give the best result when the right cream is used for your skin type. Skin’s condition change and once in a while it is essential to check that your cream still fits the needs of your skin. The biggest influencer of skin’s condition is different seasons and stress. During the winter skin tends to be drier and more “tired” where-else in the summer it produces more oil, doesn’t need so much moisturizing but needs sun protection instead. So choosing the right product for your skin’s needs is the best way to harness the maximum effects of Tilk! products.
What do you think are the characteristics that make Tilk! unique from other
natural beauty products?
Tilk! is a unique brand because we use the bioactive ingredients of the herbs from Saaremaa. The nature is so powerful and unique on the island, and the herbs have real healing benefits. Even the legends say that Saaremaa is the edge of the world where the sun goes to sleep and puts its power into nature. You can really feel the power of nature once you are there. Also, all our products have a fluffy consistency which makes the usage of the cream real pleasant experience and make the cream to absorb the skin really quick. Also, the package is very travel-friendly and easy to take even to the plane.
Besides the full-size packages, we also make travel-size creams which are easy to take along for a weekend trip or to carry in a purse. Our goal is to make the creams in small batches to keep the products fresh and the herb’s bioactive ingredients as efficiently as possible.
nourishing night cream
Dry & dehydrated skin, anti-aging
Antioxidants and vitamins from hemp seed oil help to protect the skin from aging and smooth fine lines. The bioactive ingredients of rose hip, wheat germ and avocado oil in this creamy cream moisturize, vitalize, tone and restore the skin. Beeswax nourishes and protects your skin. The aroma is a blend of lavender, frankincense, and bitter orange.
As the last step in night routine, but it can also be used in daily routine if a sunscreen is added on top of it.
Aqua, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Salvia Sclarea Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Cera Alba, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Amara Leaf/Twig Oil, Lavandula Latifolia Herb Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene
Man-made with natural ingredients
Yes. No Tilk! Products are tested on animals!
Floral and slightly herbal, not a strong smell and it does not linger
Yes, I did not experience irritation or other issues with it.
The name, it is too cute really !! Is the truth, I first was attracted by the name of it, but I became really interested in trying it once I read the ingredient list.
I’m a big fan of green beauty, and natural ingredients blend so you can imagine how happy I was to try it.
At first, I was a little bit afraid of the rich, nourishing cream label, because usually, they leave my face greasy, but so I’m thrilled to report that is not the case. My skin drank it up, and it left plumped and moisturized. In the morning my skin felt hydrated and no dry patches. Used as a day cream behaves lovely under makeup
My fine lines appeared to be smoother, and my skin felt plumped and lovely.
There is really nothing I did not like about it, is an excellent moisturizer that delivers the promises. But if you are more on to the oily/sensitive side, I will use it with caution. Because there are few ingredients, have a high comedogenic rank, but the cream also contains salicylic acid, the component that fights acne.
If your skin is dry to normal this is perfect for you.
Yes, for me personally it worked
Light face oil
All skin types, anti-aging
Has anti-inflammatory properties, helps to improve blood circulation and removes toxins. Rich in vitamin E and triglycerides, the face oil has moisturizing, rejuvenating and tightening effect.
Few drops massage on to the face neck and decollete in the AM and PM.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Medium Chain Triglyceride, Urtica Dioica Extract, Juniperus communis Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula Latifolia Herb Oil, Juniperus communis fruit oil
Yes, I did not experience irritation or other issues with it.
The fact that is all natural, cruelty-free and vegan was a selling point for me, but also the properties of the ingredients, being so safe yet fighting dry skin and anti-aging.
Delightful smell, shooting and relaxing makes it perfect for an at-home spa experience and while the oil won’t leave a greasy film on the face still gives time enough to perform a proper face massage. I used this oil alone or combined with my beauty routines, and I love every bit of it.
Also for me, it worked wonderfully in the anti-inflammatory department, I could get over a nasty chin breakout caused by hyaluronic acid. Yes an oil helped me to get over breakouts
Little goes a long way, and this beauty comes in a 100ml bottle so it won’t be easy to go thru a full bottle.
There is nothing really that I would complain about this oil.
Yes I would
Tilk Herbal lip balm Kiss Me Review
Dry lips, anti-aging
Honey and bioactive ingredients of calendula make the lips nice and soft. Shea butter and beeswax nourish and create a protective layer on the lips
Whenever my lips feel dry, or to protect my lips from wind and cold ( well I line in the Netherlands so that basically is all the time), pm routines after scrubbing my lips
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Cera Alba, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Primula Veris Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Mel, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil, Mica, Limonene, Linalool.
Man-made natural ingredients
Very hydrating and emollient. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen this lip balm featured over and over again all winter long in my insta-stories. Once the temperature reached 0 and below, I wouldn’t even get out of the house without this lip balm, and let me tell you one thing … before this, I wasn’t even a fan of lip balms
The packaging is somewhat wimpy and for the sake of it, only roll out a bit, or it will break
every single winter, yes