About The Brand

Tulii is a pioneer in natural skincare, the only innovative, plant-based serums with naturally occurring amino acids—the  building blocks of protein— which are unique to the Moringa Tree. We source these amino acids from Tanzanian Moringa leaves and seeds. Rich in organic antioxidants, our all-natural botanical serums boost essential nutrients and fatty acids. The optimized formula incorporates other natural oils to achieve targeted, anti-aging skin-health benefits while addressing dry skin conditions, including eczema and seasonal or recurring dryness, flaking, or itching.

Our Philosophy

Tulii is Swahili for calmly, and that is how we approach skincare.

Calm skin is best achieved and maintained by naturally restoring the balance of essential elements in the skin’s deepest layers. The Tulii natural-delivery mechanism nourishes the deepest layers of our skin without synthetic solvents or fillers, that can irritate and damage our skin. Due to its small molecular structure, Moringa oil has a natural and unique ability to quickly penetrate skin.

Tulii’s skincare products are all-natural, organic, fair-trade, and direct from the Moringa Tree.

The Magic of Moringa

Tulii is unique because it uses Moringa leaves — the most potent part of the tree. A superfood for skin used since ancient times in Africa, Moringa’s nutrient-rich properties contribute to calm, youthful skin. 

Also called “The Tree of Life,” the Moringa Tree has existed for centuries as a miracle powerhouse plant with multiple vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants that aid in anti-aging. It’s the only plant whose leaves contain amino acids, and Tulii is the only skincare brand on the market to utilize these powerful leaves. Tulii harvests  leaves at the optimal time to ensure that their vitamin content is at its peak. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, support natural skin functions, including helping to fight fine lines. The Moringa Tree has been clinically proven and tested to promote truly effective, all-natural solutions to skincare.

About the Founders

ROSE AZIZ | Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
Rose is a pioneer in developing natural personal care products and heads TULII’s product development team. Prior to relocating to Tanzania, she held R&D and product development roles for several cosmetics brands. Rose received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Howard University.

Tulii Skincare Founder

MARGARET ACKAH-YENSU | Co-Founder
Margaret brings more than 18 years of skincare expertise; she’s helped skincare brands launch & scale in medical and traditional spas and is a CIBTAC certified Esthetician. Margaret holds a BA in Anthropology from NYU and has worked as a fashion model with Elite Model Management.

Behind the Brand

Tulii was born from a simple insight: Beautiful skin can be achieved calmly, naturally, and without harsh, synthetic solvents. Ethical entrepreneurs Margaret Ackah-Yensu (a British-trained aesthetician) and Rose Aziz (a biochemist, botanist, and skincare expert) brought this vision to life with the launch of Tulli in Fall of 2018.

While attending NYU, Margaret had a vision of using natural oils for skincare, noting various possibilities on a spreadsheet of ingredients. Shortly thereafter, a friend introduced her to Rose, who had returned to Tanzania after working for beauty giants such as Proctor & Gamble. After returning to Africa, Rose spent two decades pioneering natural Moringa-based remedies for curing skin conditions and improving health.

Using her scientific expertise, Rose tapped into the history and culture of natural African remedies. When Margaret experienced firsthand the Moringa Tree-derived skincare remedies Rose was experimenting with, the results were so remarkable that the two formulated their partnership. “I talked to Rose about creating a product that targeted specific conditions, and underwent rigid testing. I wanted the brand to be approached like medicine and to be gimmick-free,” Margaret says. Margaret conducted one test herself at home, addressing her daughter’s eczema. In a matter of days, her child’s condition completely cleared up.

Combining Rose’s experience developing natural, plant-based remedies for various skin conditions, including for burn patients, with Margaret’s background as an organic aesthetician, they launched Tulii with the intent to shift the way we approach caring for our skin — a paradigm grounded in efficacy and practicality. Tulii’s products are proof that efficacy can be achieved using all-natural ingredients and that practicality and social-consciousness can co-exist.

Tulii products were originally developed to treat burn victims in East Africa and now have been formulated to address concerns for various skin types. Tulii upholds its commitment to a purely organic effective treatment unburdened by lab-produced enhancements or preservatives.

Tulii Skincare is poised to disrupt the marketplace with a scientifically sound organic product. For Margaret, this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Thinking back on her path, she says one thing she carries with her forever is her sense of roots and purpose to give back. “Rose and I have a commitment to social entrepreneurship and a desire to uplift and support marginalized women,” she says. “We view our brand to be a social cause on a business platform."