Fresh Superfood Ingredients
The power of three
We use mango, shea, and, of course, deliciously scented cocoa butter to create a recipe of youth and rejuvenation. All three are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, making them ideal for nourishing your skin and protecting its natural moisture. Armed with vitamins A, E, C, and F, these skin-superfoods encourage collagen production, repair damage, and improve elasticity of your skin!
'Bee' a glow-getter
Beeswax is an anti-allergenic, toxin-free, natural, golden honey-scented magic. It forms a protective barrier on your lips – to hold moisture in and bacteria out! When you apply Tilia lip balm, the beeswax helps attract the water molecules in the air around you, keeping your skin hydrated. And since it’s full of vitamin A, beeswax rejuvenates your skin and makes it glow. We also use Candelilla wax as an equally potent, but 100% plant-based alternative.
Apricot oil is highly emollient, light, and your skin will love it! It easily absorbs to deeply moisturize and soothe. Apricot oil provides nutrition and support for your skin skin, reducing the aging process and preventing damage from free radicals. The best part? It will leave you feeling skin silky-soft but no one will guess the secret to your skin’s natural glow.
This thick oil moisturizes and gives your lips a glossy look. It stays put when applied and penetrates deep into the tissue, nourishing your skin with fatty acids. It is safe to apply directly onto the skin as it is free of toxins. A little goes a long way but is enough to act as a very strong anti-fungal and bacteria fighter.
Skin’s best friend, coconut oil retains its natural moisture content, eliminating moisture loss through the pores. It contains fats & proteins that contribute to cellular health and tissue repair. Above all, it prevents premature aging thanks to all the antioxidants it contains! Soft and creamy to the touch, though non-greasy, it can be applied directly to the skin to prevent drying and cracking.
Jojoba is a liquid wax pressed from the bean of the jojoba shrub. Its structure closely resembles our skin’s sebum, and jojoba is naturally antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and is rich in iodine, omega 6 and 9, and vitamins A, D, and E. Sounds like a magic potion, doesn’t it? Jojoba oil can even fight fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and cleanse your skin!
Olive & Safflower oils
Olive and Safflower oils use dates back to Ancient Egypt. Both oils are highly oleic – meaning they boost the elasticity of your skin, making it supple. They contain vitamins A and E that get to work deep under the surface of your skin, repairing sun damage, unclogging pores, and regenerating cell growth. All that’s left is youthful looking, glowing skin!
Sesame Seed Oil
Sesame oil plays a vital role in producing collagen and giving skin its elasticity back. High amount of zinc helps repair damaged tissue and soothe dry, irritated skin. It also contains cancer-fighting properties, in the form of the compound phytate and magnesium.
Sunflower & Sweet almond oils are smoothing, mild, and hypoallergenic. They’re safe to use on all skin to regenerate skin tissue, and can be used in cooking as well as they they help fight inflammation in your entire body. The high lipid content of these oils strengthens the function of skin as a barrier, without clogging pores or leaving you greasy. Try applying one of them after a shower to add natural glow to your skin!
The goodness of plants
For a floral infusion, we use lavender and neroli essential oils. Both are found in our 'Confidence’ massage bar! Both are valued for their ability to soothe the spirit and healing powers. Easily absorbed onto the skin, the refreshing aroma of lavender oil removes mental exhaustion and dissolves stress. It is helpful for treating migraines, but it can also alleviate joint pain when massaged into the skin. Neroli oil kills bacteria and keeps toxins and microbes away from your body. It helps you breathe by clearing your airways, and keeps your body warm and protected during cold winters. If all that wasn’t enough, neroli oil noticeably reduces the appearance of scars and other marks. But best of all, together these two oils smell absolutely heavenly.
These bitter-sweet oils rejuvenate your spirit, promote good sleep, and leave your skin supple and healthy. Just like the fruits, citrus oils are full of vitamin C and antioxidants. Uplifting grapefruit and lemon essential oils act as a tonic for your skin and your emotions, relieving sluggishness by relaxing the mind and inducing positive feelings of hope. Lime oil in Enchanted Solitude has a sweet aroma that encourages creativity and boosts your immune system. And bergamot essential oil, found in Happilips, fights headaches and reduces pain, filling you with creative flow and happiness. We use only distilled and cold pressed citrus oils, for example, distilled orange essential oil. That method of extraction makes the oils safe to wear in the sun – in other words they do not cause photosensitivity. But, as none of Tilia products contain sun-blocking ingredients, we advise you to wear sunscreen if you are sensitive to the sun or live in hot climates. You can always enjoy any Tilia product on top for a delicious treat!
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man and has been valued since Ancient Egyptian times. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is light, non-toxic and acts as a natural disinfectant. It works as a wonderful pick-me-up after a long day, providing a soothing and long-lasting relief with is warm, musky scent. Clove oil is bold & lessens the effects of aging and rejuvenates the skin. It stimulates blood flow to the skin that has been under stress and purifies it. And, being a natural aphrodisiac, makes it ideal for fighting stress and putting you in the mood to have some fun. Experience the sweet magic of these oils in Tilia’s ‘Gumption’ lip butter.
Down to earth
Eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary and tea tree oils have a potent, almost medicinal aroma. All four are extremely effective at helping you breathe clearer so you can focus on the important things – loving yourself and spreading your wings! These oils are heal wounds like magic, relax your blood vessels and create a cooling sensation on your skin. Rosemary was actually considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Hebrews, as it improved memory and relived muscle aches. It also possesses intense antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting properties. So go ahead, indulge in the woodsy aroma of these oils!
We use real powdered fruits, healing roots, luxurious himalayan salt, sugar, seaweed, coffee, and even cocoa in our formulations - making them as good as edible! Every ingredient is handpicked to bring your skin the ultimate nutrition and your spirit peace from the knowledge that what you're putting on your body is 100% natural and good for you. At Tilia, we believe in living in colour without compromising on quality. That is why we colour our lip balms with powdered berries, turmeric, and cocoa. You can also find such superfoods as spirulina, kelp, and - our favourite - coffee and cocoa in our body scrubs and lotions!