Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tilvee Eco-Ethical Skin Care Review and Discount

I must admit I am always extremely concerned about skin care and my skin's health. I had a terrible war with acne and though the battle is won the war rages on. My skin is therefore very sensitive to different products and I must always be terribly careful about my choices especially with regard to facial products. I have always believed that products containing more natural ingredients should in fact be a healthier choice for my skin but one often gets hooked on buying the old department store brands for fear that trying something new may cause a skin flare-up. When I came across Tilvee I thought with such luxurious natural ingredients and the absence of so many harmful chemicals how could I go wrong?

Tilvee products are not only made from pure ingredients but Tilvee's business practices are eco-ethically sound. Tilvee uses organic and fair trade ingredients which support sustainability, Tilvee does not utilize animal testing, and uses glass packaging and biodegradable labels. Their Green business practices mean you can rest assured you are not only buying products that protect and nourish your skin but also the earth.

I was given several products to test and I discovered a few wonderfully new favourites after trying them. The first product I tried was the Antioxidant Facial Cleansing Bar. This bar was ideal because it is suited to all skin types. After using the cleansing bar I felt my skin was clean yet still hydrated. I really dislike cleansers that seem to strip your skin of hydration yet there are also those cleansers that seem to leave an oily film which leaves you with an unclean sensation. The Tilvee Antioxidant Facial Cleansing Bar left me with neither of these hideous after effects. And listen to these ingredients: Rooboos and Pomegranate and Hemp Seed Oil! Rooboos and Pomegranate are powerful natural antioxidants and the hemp seed oil provides essential fatty acids for hydration and skin health. Tilvee fully discloses all it's product ingredients. You can read the ingredients list for each product directly on their website before ordering...this I love!!

One of my absolutely favourite items? The Tilvee Cranberry facial lotion or balance lotion!! This lotion is a light lotion which is meant for normal to oily skin and is extremely soothing for problematic skin such as mine. I found it left my skin feeling hydrated without being greasy or oily. I often find moisturizer the most difficult product to purchase. When you have problems with oily skin or acne applying moisture which sometimes translates into more oil and grease is a horrifying thought but without hydration your skin can feel even more irritated and unhealthy. This lotion is a dream! It did not irritate but actually soothed my skin. My skin felt soft, smooth, hydrated, and ...bottom line healthy after applying it! The lotion features antibacterial Cranberry and Wild Harvested Algae which infuses skin with essential nutrients and it combines these with antioxidants and herbal extracts that sooth problemed skin! Wow! I am definitely sold on this product! I also received the Antioxidant facial cream for normal to dry skin but used it only on a couple drier areas on my face as it was a little richer an emollient.
Another fabulous and rather unique facial product which I found wonderful was the Acai Pomegranate rejuvenating masque. When I was navigating through Tilvee's website this was one of the products I was eager to try. As you may already know Acai berries grow in the Amazon and are known for their high antioxidant levels. Of course I have heard more about the benefits of consuming Acai than external use. I was excited to see it being used in a skin care masque along with pomegranate in this dry masque. Yes, this is a dry powder masque to which you may add water, juice, or honey if you have oily/problematic skin or add yogurt, avocado, olive or botanical oils if you have normal to dry skin. I added water and was a bit skeptical when I spread it on my face. The colour is a roan red/brown and I envisioned myself as an Amazonian tribal woman with her face painted, how appropriate. I however also had visions that it might stain my did not! What it did do was dry quickly and left my skin smooth and supple! I truly enjoyed the results and it was fun imagining myself in the Amazon for the 5-10 minutes I wore the masque. What is the Acai Pomegranate Rejuvenating masque meant to do? It exfoliates to leave your skin softer and smoother, it fights free radicals and prevents aging, it detoxifies, improves tone, texture and elasticity, and helps to diminish sun spots and sun damage! All this in one pot of powder!

The final product I just have to rave about is the Pomegranate Body Cream. This cream is luxuriously rich, non-greasy and glides on smooth and silky. It has a light, delicious scent but you can also buy the unscented Pomegranate body cream. This cream is skin nourishing, restores elasticity,and prevents premature aging.

Tilvee included a postcard with their products which is quite revealing and I had to share. It is titled Toxic 10. It is a list of 10 toxic ingredients you really should avoid in your skin care products. The FDA does not regulate personal care products and companies are not required to disclose all the ingredients they include in their products. Here is the Toxic 10:
1. Fragrance-a blanket term which could include thousands of chemicals. Many of these may be toxic, cancer causing, and cause side effects including asthma, and skin discolouration. Phalates are chemicals that make fragrances last longer and are linked to birth defects.
2. Propylene Glycol & Butylene Glycol-The EPA considers these so toxic that it can cause brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities just through skin contact or inhalation. These chemicals are also found in windshield wiper fluid!
3. DEA, MEA & TEA- These are hormone disrupting and form cancer causing nitrates. They are used in shampoo and bubble baths and increase the risk of liver and kidney cancer.
4. SLS & SLES {Sodium Lauryl & Laureth Sulfate} - These are strong detergents and degreasers and are found in over 90% of foaming cleansers. Animal studies have shown these cause eye damage, immune system damage and death! They can cause carcinogens and can be retained in the organs.
5. DMDM & Urea-A preservative that releases formaldehyde which causes allergies, chest pain, fatigue, ear infections, immune dysfunction, asthma, heart palpitations, cancer and more!
6. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)-This is a petroleum product which dehydrates your skin and is carcinogenic. It increases the signs of aging and leave your skin vulnerable to bacteria and disease.
7. Parabens-Used as preservatives they are hormone disruptors and are linked directly to breast cancer and heart problems.
8.FD & C Colour- pigments from coal that deposit toxins into the skin. Some can even deplete the oxygen in the body and cause cancer.
9. Mineral Oil {a petroleum by-product}-coats the skin, clogs pores, causes acne, and trapping toxins.
10. Isopropyl alcohol {a petroleum by-product}-Dries and irritates the skin stripping it of moisture and the immune barrier.
Information on the Toxic 10 obtained from Tilvee.
Tilvee would like to offer Northern Mama Follwers a 30% Discount! Use the Discount code: GF09 when ordering!


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