Meet Kenza Keller, the woman who reinvents maternity care

We asked Kenza Keller, founder of the Talm brand, to talk about beauty, her brand and all the things that make her feel good every day. Meet the woman who accompanies women at every stage of their lives.

Could you tell us a little more about yourself?

My name is Kenza and I am the founder of TalmI live in Paris, I have two little girls and I'm passionate about the world of skincare, beauty and well-being... Needless to say, I'm also a very (very) loyal Oh My Cream customer.

How did the Talm adventure begin?

When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I realized that it was very difficult to find products that were really reassuring for pregnancy. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to decipher the ingredients, to find out what I was allowed to use and when. what I was allowed to use and at what stage of my pregnancy.. I realized that there was a real need to develop products that were reassuring and healthy, from the first day of pregnancy right through to the post-partum and even during breastfeeding.

I trained in perinatal massage after leaving my job as Marketing Director in the luxury goods industry. The world of maternity was a revelation for me, and I wanted to offer a holistic experience: skincare products used within innovative massage protocols that were truly adapted to the needs of expectant and new mothers - it really infused my vision of entrepreneurship, and I could talk about it for hours!

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And your story with Oh My Cream?

I got to know Juliette when she was pregnant with her second child, and was lucky enough to accompany her with Talm products specifically designed for pregnancy and the post-partum period, as well as massaging her andintroducing herto Talm's prenatal care protocol before her baby arrived. Juliette was one of the first people to believe in Talm and to distribute the brand in all her boutiques Oh My CreamJuliette was one of the first people to believe in Talm and to distribute the brand in all Oh My Cream boutiques, supporting me and the brand, and talking about it (a lot) around her. Our meeting was a fundamental step in the history of talm, so Juliette, thank you for your support and friendship!

Is it difficult to design a 100% "mama safe" brand?

It was indeed a real challenge to formulate the first three Talm products. I wanted everything at once: safety from the very first day of pregnancy, effectiveness to accompany all the upheavals undergone by the body, but also an eco-responsible dimension and the notion of sensoriality. I wanted products that would make you feel good in your skin, that smelled good and that could help you have a life by penetrating quickly and without interfering with your daily life as a woman.

How was Talm care conceived?

The skincare products were designed to work in total synergy. The idea was to offer a simple, minimalist skincare routine that could be repeated every day for real effectiveness. First, the serum to be applied first thing in the morning, in the shower for example. Next, the balm to deeply moisturize the skin. And in the evening, oil for the body and face for a plumping effect in the morning.

Why don't you tell us about your routine?

For the face:

I take a few minutes each morning and evening to moisturize and massage myself every day in addition to these essentials:

  • A large glass of water and dietary supplements (I just finished a 3-month course of Mega Hair Talm and I've just restarted L'Essentiel Peau Combeau

  • Visit Mega Water Talm to gently wake up your skin and get rid of imperfections

  • The Mega Plump Talm, my plumping facial moisturizing serum that smoothes features 

  • The Rich cream Augustinus Bader, ruinous but I received it as a gift and it is truly extraordinary.  

  • Then the Mega Oil Talm, which I systematically add in the evening as a night oil.

For the body:

Body exfoliation is something we don't necessarily think about - I'm of Moroccan origin and it's a cultural thing where I come from! If you can, take a trip to a hammam not far from your home - I love the Hammam Medina Centervery clean and welcoming, you can enjoy a body scrub with black soap and the steam bath is scented with mint essential oils, really, really pleasant - (but avoid if you're pregnant). 

At home, it's easy: opt for a fine-grain scrub or an exfoliating glove, perfect for getting rid of dead skin and refining skin texture. This ritual is ideal for optimizing the effectiveness of your body care products, to be applied after a shower. I recommend Mega Oil Talm, which I use daily (although I'm neither pregnant nor post-partum): my little secret is to apply the care oil when my skin is still slightly damp, to create a nourishing emulsion that's extremely pleasant and easy to massage in.

What's your favorite wellness ritual? 

My new JOMO routine or the "joy of missing out" ! I'm trying to integrate this little "unplugged" routine of total disconnection a few times a week. I've completely lost touch with the latest TV series to watch, and no longer know the latest places to go dancing, so I'm replacing binge-watching and socializing with a little unplugged routine!  

In a nutshell: 

  • In bed by 9pm (I know, it's really early)

  • No more screens or scrolling after that time (happiness to slip into clean sheets with comfortable pyjamas, I found time to read again, I even invested in a small reading lamp with clips, simple pleasures!) 

  • Get 8/9 hours of sleep to recharge your batteries 

  • Get hooked on infusions (I'm loving Dijo 's at the moment) 


After a few months of this routine, I feel calmer, sleep better, my PMS has clearly improved and, above all, I feel like I've really disconnected, taken a step back and no longer have to endure the constant notifications and fatigue.

Do you have a beauty mantra to share?

Hydration is the new meditation! Have you ever thought of your hydration ritual as a moment of meditation? I've never succeeded in meditating, despite all my efforts and several attempts, albeit supported by persevering and talented women like Eugénie Lambert Buckstein(editor's note: founder of Bloom, a Paris-based meditation studio), but what I finally realized was that my little moment of mind/body connection already existed, and that's the 5 minutes in the morning, 5 minutes in the evening that I devote to religiously applying my mists, serums and other "magic" creams, as my daughters would say. Thinking about everything, thinking about nothing, but above all massaging my skin, feeling its roughness, its relief, the passing of time, cuddling it without wanting to tame it.

What makes you most proud?

I'm delighted to be able to support women, in my own way, with Talm products. Conceiving a baby, pregnancy and the post-partum period are often times full of doubts and questions. Being able to offer healthy products that feel good is already a great source of joy for me!

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