There is always space in my cabinet for good, organic skincare products. Especially when the products contain rose, you really won’t have to try too hard to get me on board! Estelle & Thild is an organic skincare brand originated from Stockholm. The founder, Pernilla Rönnberg, wanted to make products she deems safe enough for her daughters to use. The girls are called Estelle and Mathilde, hence the name for the company. Estelle & Thild has several lines, and I received the Facial Serum and Facial Oil in the Rose Otto (Advanced Age Prevent) line to try out (when you are 29 and a half, you know it’s a good idea to start)!
Both Facial Serum Rose Otto and Facial Oil Rose Otto come in clear glass bottles with a pump. The pump doesn’t dispense a lot of product in one go, and most of the time I can use two or even three pumps for my face and neck.
Estelle & Thild Facial Serum Rose Otto (30ml/1.06 oz. It goes for roughly 56 euros, but I don’t have the exact local RRP) promises to deliver a boost of vitamins and antioxidants to make the skin soft, firm, and radiant. The texture is on the thin and runny side, and it has a lovely herbal/flowery smell that you just can tell is natural. I usually pat in the amount of two pumps in the morning. It is absorbed into the skin in an instant (it does contain alcohol, which helps). It hydrates well, but the best part is it makes my skin look smooth and “awake,” which doesn’t happen too often in the morning otherwise!
It is hard for me to pinpoint what this serum does, but it perks my skin up and makes it look toned. Instead of a bit tired and “bleh”-looking in the morning, it allows me to put my best face forward (I suppose those vitamins and antioxidants do work)!
Here is the ingredient list:
If the Facial Serum Rose Otto is good, the Facial Oil Rose Otto has definitely made my all-time top three dry oils!
Estelle & Thild Facial Oil Rose Otto (30ml/1.06 oz. It goes for around 55 euros) smells like roses, which wins it major bonus point in my book! I would never ever encourage you to base your skincare purchase decisions solely on how something smells, and nor do I do this. However, smell is an important part in the skincare ritual. I am annoyingly good at discerning natural smells from synthetic ones, and there are natural smells I am not as big of a fan of. All I am going to say is, so far I have tried many dry oils that work well. Therefore, sometimes the scent plays an important role in my repurchase decision. Estelle & Thild Facial Oil Rose Otto is definitely something I would love to repurchase!
The lightweight oil is substantial enough to give me the satisfaction of using an oil, but it is absorbed very easily by the skin. I prefer to layer a lotion on top, even a very basic one will serve the purpose. Sometimes I even mix a pump of the oil with the Facial Serum Rose Otto in the morning: it is divine! My skin is supple and plump with this oil. While I might not see much difference beyond that on my face, I can tell from the skin on my neck that it is significantly tightening. All in all, it’s a winner!
Here is the ingredient list:
The only minor concern I have with this oil is the “essential oils” listed at the end of the ingredient list. While I don’t experience any discomfort or allergic reaction to this product, I do know that some can’t tolerate certain essential oils in their skincare products. It would be better if Estelle & Thild could list the essential oils clearly.
Bottom line: I have discovered a new skincare brand that I would love to look into! I am very happy to have Estelle & Thild Facial Serum and Facial Oil Rose Otto in my skincare routine. Both are memorably good products that I would happily use up and even repurchase!
Have you tried anything from Estelle & Thild? They have an adorable line of tinted lip balms that I think will be lovely in those Christmas stockings!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: Great news for the Belgians: Estelle & Thild is available (exclusively) at Senteurs d’Ailleurs! I’ll definitely be checking out the other products there soon!