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Power acne mask

You probably know that seaweed is healthy to eat but did you know that it also has endless benefits when you apply it to your face and scalp?
It removes toxic substances, and impurities from your skin, it’s a power acne treatment. Seaweed is toning, revitalizing and pore tightening, a seaweed facial mask is marvelous for helping to clear irritated, problem skin.
Seaweed is naturally high in iodine, minerals, salts and vitamins. Being of a non-oily nature makes it particularly suitable for oily and combination skin.
It brightens skin and targets hyper pigmentations : Seaweed can help make skin radiant and blemish-free since it contains niacin, which is known for brightening complexions and reducing hyperpigmentation.
Since seaweed is packed with B vitamins (among numerous naturally occurring nutrients), it can really help reduce acne-related inflammation and redness.
Our Sea me mask with seaweed is popular for oily or acne prone skin because of it’s ability to work gently to purify and detoxify whilst promoting circulation and healthy skin rejuvenation.

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Chia seed oil fabulous for a beautiful complexion



Most of us know that chia seeds are great for our bodies when adding to food and smoothies for example. But did you know that oil extracted from chia seeds has incredible beauty benefits? Not only are they rich in precious omega-3 fatty acids, but they’re also intensely anti-inflammatory, calming and antioxidant-rich. What does that mean exactly? Chia seed oil is a great bet for restoring vital moisture, diminishing redness and inhibiting the appearance of wrinkles.
Those essential fatty acids also help to make the skin feel soothed and calmed, while giving it a supple and plumped up appearance. Another bonus to using chia seed oil on skin is its bounty of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from signs of age, environmental, and UV induced damage. The oil is lightweight and non-greasy, so it won’t leave skin feeling oily. People with dry skin will love using chia seed oil for its amazing moisturizing properties. However, chia seed oil is actually great for all skin types—even oily, which can be surprising to many people. There is a common myth that applying oil to an oily skin will make it worse. This isn’t the case. Oily skin can really benefit from the nourishment that chia seed oil can give, ultimately helping it to control itself and to stop overproducing oil. Chia seed oil is rich in vitamin B3 and zinc, which means it balances oily skin and keeps the complexion clear Soft hydrated skin with a youthful look who doesn’t want that? This is why chia seed oil is the main ingredient in our award winning Face it serum. Top tip – make sure your skin is a bit moist before adding drops of oil on your face, this helps the oil penetrate the skin.


Photo by veronicacampell.se





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What makes Scandinavian beauty different


1. What is it that make Scandinavian beauty regimes different from those from other area of the world?

Many Scandinavians embrace a holistic approach to great skin. It’s not just what you apply onto your skin, it’s also what you eat, mental wellbeing and how you exercise. Scandinavian women are knowledgeable on how strong fatty acids can increase the barrier functions of cells. Most people want to keep it simple and avoid long complicated routines.


2. Which product in your in your range do you consider the most Scandinavian and why?

They are all very Scandinavian as I like to use natural, pure, simple but effective ingredients, but if I would have to pick one it would be our multi award winning balm All you need is me. I have actually tasted all ingredients, that’s how pure it is. There are only 5 ingredient but as they are natural they work in synergy and become even more effective together.


3. How do you define Scandinavian beauty?
Pure, natural, organic, clean ingredients. Products that stimulate the skin and provide great results, without any damage and side effects to the skin or the planet. Stylistically pure packaging often made of recycled or sustainable materials.



True organic of Sweden
Tina de Sousa
tina@trueorganicofsweden.com
trueorganicofsweden.com



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What makes Scandinavian beauty different


1. What is it that make Scandinavian beauty regimes different from those from other area of the world?

Many Scandinavians embrace a holistic approach to great skin. It’s not just what you apply onto your skin, it’s also what you eat, mental wellbeing and how you exercise. Scandinavian women are knowledgeable on how strong fatty acids can increase the barrier functions of cells. Most people want to keep it simple and avoid long complicated routines.


2. Which product in your in your range do you consider the most Scandinavian and why?

They are all very Scandinavian as I like to use natural, pure, simple but effective ingredients, but if I would have to pick one it would be our multi award winning balm All you need is me. I have actually tasted all ingredients, that’s how pure it is. There are only 5 ingredient but as they are natural they work in synergy and become even more effective together.


3. How do you define Scandinavian beauty?
Pure, natural, organic, clean ingredients. Products that stimulate the skin and provide great results, without any damage and side effects to the skin or the planet. Stylistically pure packaging often made of recycled or sustainable materials.



True organic of Sweden
Tina de Sousa
tina@trueorganicofsweden.com
trueorganicofsweden.com



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How to apply face oil

Over the past few years, facial oils have taken the skin care world by storm. If a great oil isn’t a part of your regular routine, then you’re seriously missing out— Face oils may hold the secret to achieving healthy, glowing, radiant skin—no matter what your skin type (yes, even those of you with oily skin!). Jam-packed with nutrients like essential fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and other goodies, they penetrate the skin to transform and protect—helping to build a resilient skin layer.
Not all oils are alike, so taking a peek at the list of ingredients is definitely a good idea—quality is key. You want natural oils that are synergistic with the skin and work to address many different skin types and issues, Not synthetic oils, like mineral oil. Far too many oil formulations have those undesirable synthetics hidden in them—just because it says it’s an argan oil treatment on the package doesn’t necessarily mean it’s pure.

Step 1: After cleansing your skin, use a toner to moisten the surface, which helps the oil go through and the skin and really able to drink it up

Step 2: Apply four to five drops of facial oil onto your fingertips. Because face oils contain such concentrated amounts of nutrients, a little bit goes a long way.

Step 3: Gently tap the facial oil from your nose to your ears. pushing it into your pores, rather than just sliding them around on the skin’s surface. This will help your skin absorb the oil and make use of its benefits much quicker. It will spread out by itself, you don’t need to slather everywhere.

Step 4: Smooth from your eyebrows to your hairline in an upward motion; always against gravity. Continue tapping from your neck to your jawline until absorbed. Don’t forget your décolleté

For oily skin- use the face oil before moisturizer, dry skin- use after moisturizer

If you want to try our beautiful Face it oil – Use the code Faceit For a 30% discount month of March - trueorganicofsweden.com
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Uplifting organic serum

Wanted to wish you a happy Friday with this beautiful photo by @addbeauty.se of our little beauty Face it serum. Looking at the photo makes you forget that it's rainy and gray outside.
Face it serum is very light, also suitable for us with oily skin. Nourishing ingredients like chia seed oil, safflower seed oil, rose hip oil, vitamin E, sunflower oil and uplifting essential oils bergamot and geranium. Have a lovely weekend and may the sun be with you ☀️
#addbeauty #trueorganicofsweden #faceitserum #antiaging #acne #organicskincare #naturalskincare #productphoto #weekend
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Everything you need to know about natural skin care

by Manon Verchot  

First published on Treehugger.com


It turns out beauty is more than skin deep:

The average person slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays, 10 different skin care products on his or her body every day--and since our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, we absorb the nearly 130 chemicals we regularly expose ourselves to. Cosmetics companies and the FDA maintain that these chemicals are safe, and many of them are--in small doses at least. But consider that the average woman wears makeup every day, and you begin to understand how a little dab here a quick spray there begins to add up. The fact is, no one really knows how certain chemicals affect us over time, or how they react in our bodies in combination. Other chemicals have known dangers: Phthalates, for example, which are often found in artificial fragrances, are a class of hormone disruptor which can be linked to birth defects, sperm damage, infertility, and the feminization of baby boys, for instance.

Almost 90 percent of the 10,500 cosmetics and skin care ingredients known to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have not been evaluated for safety by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, the FDA, or any other publicly accountable institution, according to the Environmental Working Group. To be fair, no one's dropping dead after a using a mascara wand or a body wash, and manufacturers have an interest in creating products that don't harm their customers. But complex chemicals with potential unknown side effects lead us to follow the Precautionary Principle. That is to say, if we'd prefer to err on the side of safety until we know. We're not the only ones who feel this way: More than 1,110 personal-product ingredients have been banned for use in cosmetics in the European Union because of concerns that they may cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive ills. By contrast only 10 are banned in the U.S.

How to green your beauty routine


Simplify
Don't be fooled by cosmetic advertising: Myriad creams, lotions, and potions at the drugstore and cosmetics counter make promises they could never deliver on. (Trust us, all the fancy products in the world will never turn the tide of aging.) Eye creams, for instance, rarely vary in formulation from your basic facial moisturizer. Our recommendation is to keep it simple: All you need is a basic cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen to keep your skin in tip-top shape. Everything else is just dressing.
Make Sure "Natural" Is Really Natural
Toxic synthetic chemicals are the biggest issue in the beauty industry today, so it pays to hone a keen eye when it comes to examining product labels. For example, it's counterintuitive, but unfortunately, the words "natural" and "all-natural" are not regulated labeling terms. A great resource is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database site, which rates popular cosmetics and personal-care products with hazard scores on a scale of 0 to 10, depending on their toxicity.

Say No to Fragrance
A loophole in federal law doesn't require companies to declare any of the dozens of toxic chemicals that a single product's fragrance mixture could contain. Artificial fragrances, which frequently contain phthalates, can also trigger allergic reactions and other health problems. Be mindful of the hidden dangers that "fragrance" or "parfum" listed on ingredients labels can pose, and always choose fragrance-free products.

Choose Nontoxic, Recyclable Packaging
You can never go wrong with glass because it's recyclable and has no danger of leaching toxins into the product contained within. As far as plastics go, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), also known by the recycling code #1, and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), #2, are most frequently accepted by municipal curbside recycling programs and are considered safe; polycarbonate (#7), may leach the endocrine disruptor bisphenol-A, or BPA. Polypropylene (#5), another food-safe plastic, is also a good alternative, though less easily recycled. (To find a polypropylene recycler in your neighborhood, visit Earth911.org.)
Avoid containers that bear recycling code #3 and the letter "V", which refers to polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. Dubbed "the poison plastic," PVC poses great environmental and health hazards from manufacture to disposal. In addition to releasing hydrochloric acid, cancer-causing dioxins, and other persistent pollutants into the air, water, and land during its production, PVC also contains additives and chemical stabilizers--such as lead, cadmium, and di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (a suspected carcinogen that is known to cause a host of reproductive and developmental defects)--that can leach, flake, or off-gas from the plastic throughout its life

Choose Organic Beauty and Grooming Products
Organic ingredients are those grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, which is healthier for the planet and healthier for our bodies. Better yet are botanicals grown using biodynamic farming methods, which go beyond organic by emphasizing an even more holistic relationship between the soil, plants, and animals. 

Sidestep the Petrochemicals
Used to make emollients for face cream or found in the form of coal tar for scalp-treatment shampoos, petroleum byproducts can be contaminated by cancer-containing impurities. A nonrenewable and environmentally unfriendly resource, petroleum barely belong in your car, let alone on your skin. Identify it on labels as petrolatum, mineral oil, and paraffin.

Make Your Own Green Skin Care Treatments
The best way to know exactly what goes into your skincare products? Make your own. Not only will you save money and packaging, but you'll also get the satisfaction that no preservatives or toxic chemicals were used in the process. You can whip up a simple, effective face mask using little more than honey and coconut oil, make a vegetable toner, or create a acne-fighting toner with green tea. And that's just for starters. 

Stay Beautiful Inside and Out by Being Healthy
You don't have to resort to a flurry of potions and lotions, chemical peels, or surgical face-lifts to get fresh, glowing skin. Diet and exercise should play vital roles in your skincare regimen, as well. Besides working up a good sweat to keep nutrient-carrying blood circulating throughout your body, be sure to feed yourself plenty of protein, healthy fats (such as omega-3 fish oils or flaxseed oils), complex carbohydrates, and fruit. Drinking six to eight glasses of water is also a boon for flushing out toxins that might otherwise show up on your skin.

Don't fall for exotic trends
Every now and then, a bizarre new trend promises to be the magic bullet for all your skin care woes but ends up being downright cruel, whether to you or the planet. The use of human and cow placenta extracts is at the top of our list for being kooky and just plain crazy, especially since they contain a raft of hormones. Another weird practice du jour is the fish pedicure, which involves having dozens of tiny nibbling carp exfoliate your feet in 94-degree Fahrenheit water, a procedure we're sure is not PETA-approved.



Natural Skin Care: By the Numbers

4 pounds: Average amount of lipstick a woman will ingest over her lifetime.

11: Percentage of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal-care products that the U.S. government has documented and publicly assessed for safety.
1,110+: The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the European Union.
10: The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the United States.
600: The number of companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
20: Percentage of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer.
22: Percentage of cosmetics contaminated with possible cancer-causing impurity 1,4-dioxane.
$160 billion: Amount spent annually on skin- and hair-care, makeup, cosmetic surgery, fragrances, health clubs, and diet products.

Sources: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, The Environmental Working Group, The Economist

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Thistle oil or Safflower oil benefits on skin

Our Face It serum contains high amounts of Thistle oil and only other highly active ingredients due to their remarkable properties. Nothing else! 

Michael Donnely at Gnet writes about some of the benefits with Thistle/Safflower oil: 

There are many oils on the market these days and many are used in the cooking process, so it’s understandable if you get confused from time to time. There is one very special oil however, related to the wondrous sunflower. You’re about to discover a lot more about its properties and uses, so read on and be enlightened.

Where Does It Come From?
The oil comes from an extraction of safflower seeds and has been used for centuries across the globe, but mainly in both Eastern and Western cultures. The plant itself is much like the thistle, and as the yellow petals drop they leave the seeds behind.

Untreated seeds would produce a foul taste and are of no use to humans so they’re used in things like soap and linoleum, but the treated seeds are eventually pressed into two types of oil. Mono and poly unsaturated! The mono variety can be used as cooking oil with the poly frequently used in salad dressings.

In fact it brings us a real link from the ancient to the modern, as we still used it both in dietary and economic terms.

Safflower oil contains the priceless omega 3 and 6 fatty acids!

So What Can It Do For Us?
It should be noted more in depth studies are ongoing but it seems the oil can help ease the symptoms and effects of heart disease, high blood pressure, clogged arteries and type 2 diabetes. Because of the high presence of vitamin E free radicals can be eliminated within the body, and this in turn will help prevent coronary disease and even cancer. These properties alone make it a valuable healthy oil.

Safflower oil has lots of vitamin e which is good for the immune system.

You may not know you can rub safflower oil into the roots of the hair where it can improve its quality and give the hair a great looking sheen. It can also be used as a terrific moisturizer enabling the skin to gain a healthy glow. If you need to hide the visibility of things like wrinkles and lines then this type of oil is ideal.

It’s great when treating eczema and reducing skin inflammation. Safflower oil can also lead to good nail growth and can be used in both massage oils and various types of lotions.

Petal Power
You can take the petals from a Safflower plant and soak them in water for a little while to create a tea full of healthy benefits we can drink. You can also turn this into an extract which we can all use during cooking.

Did you know? The safflower plant is an annual related to the thistle and growing to roughly 5ft tall in arid, dry climates. Each head contains up to 50 seeds cultivated for various uses.

Left over’s after the oil has been pressed are used to feed cows

Recent research studies have shown safflower oil supplementation may be helpful in patients with cystic fibrosis, Friedreich’s ataxia, and neurotoxicity from lithium. This work is ongoing of course and many more things need to be confirmed.
 

by Michael Donnely
gnet.org

True Organic of Sweden we only make pure products from organic ingredients with high benefits. If you are interested in reading more about the ingredients we use go to the ingredients page

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Reverse Facial aging by improving posture

For the first time on record, Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on aesthetic procedures in a single calendar year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Demand will continue to grow. As many look for more affordable alternatives, Olympic sports therapist and posture expert, Aaron Parnell, has developed a new therapy called Facial Reposturing®. The therapy is a deep‐tissue facial massage and daily workout that tones and relaxes the core muscles of the face that have been affected by time, stress, and gravity.

Parnell served on the Official Sports Massage Team for the Los Angeles Olympics, and later discovered that by minimizing tension patterns from the core muscles of the face, deep lines and wrinkles progressively relax and diminish, leaving a smooth and more youthful face, jaw, and neck contours.



Parnell originally developed Reposturing—The Pain Elimination Method therapy for his pre-Olympics clients who sought relief from chronic pain or support for peak athletic performance. When they expressed a desire to receive treatment for their facial, neck, and jaw tension, Parnell began to conduct extensive research, noticing that a person’s posture has a direct effect on how tension patterns are formed in the face, jaw, and neck. This discovery eventually led to his development of Facial Reposturing®.

“As facial muscles are restored to their natural tone, the skin will plump and tighten over the muscles, leaving it smoother, with a healthy, radiant glow. It works because we are restoring the freedom and natural muscle tone in the face, jawline, and neck,” says Parnell. He adds, “Regular Facial Reposturing treatments, combined with the Facial Reposturing Workout, will produce positive and long lasting results.”

Client, Marian Jung, CPA says, “After being introduced to Facial Reposturing… people have commented that I look 20 years younger. Through this non-invasive treatment, Aaron Parnell has helped reduce the strain and fatigue in my jaw and face. I consider him a vital contributor on my Wellness Team.”



Silicon Valley dentist, Dr. Richard Gregory, DDS states, “Temporomandibular joint disorder is muscular in nature…[such as with] bruxing and clenching… This treatment adjunct is excellent for people suffering with TMJ problems because the reduction in jaw tension may help with pain, headaches, teeth grinding, and uneven jaw opening, all of which can impact the body’s overall health.”

Parnell declares, “Poor posture and facial tension are at the root of premature aging. When you improve posture and minimize facial stress, you actually feel good all over.” He adds, “People are searching for a non-invasive solution that requires no drugs, surgery, or down-time. I think we have something of value with this treatment.”

 

First published by Natural Solutions 

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Chia seed oil - benefits on skin

By now, many of us have sprinkled chia seeds over our cereal, sipped it in our Kombucha, or blended some into a smoothie. But these healthful morsels are not just beneficial as food—chia has become a hot new beauty ingredient that boasts pretty amazing results.
Chia oil, when extracted, contains essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, as well as antioxidants called tocopherols, explains dermatologist Dr. Julie Russak. In fact, it has highest levels of antioxidants in the oil family—beating out other popular oils like flax. (Rad.)
But what does it do exactly? Here’s the scoop on how chia oil can boost your beauty routine and why it’s worth trying out.
It’s super hydrating.
In a study published by The Annals of Dermatology, chia oil was clinically proven to “significantly increase skin hydration, reduce trans-epidermal water loss and increase skin barrier function,” says Susanne Norwitz, founder of Maya Chia Beauty, which makes chia oil and other chia-infused products.
Adam Friedman, MD, Director of Dermatologic Research at Montefiore-Einstein College of Medicine, adds that chia oil is also high in fiber, which means it can, “pull water from deeper tissues or even the skin surface, creating a hydrating effect.”
MORE: 10 Moisturizers You Can Use in the Shower
It strengthens your skin.
As we age, Russak explains, the barrier of the skin’s outer layer (the epidermis) becomes compromised due to thinning, weakening cells, making it harder for skin to repair itself. Topical omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which chia oil has plenty of, actually help strengthen the epidermis. “The beauty of directly applying chia oil directly to the skin is you are delivering these potent, raw nutrients directly to the source of concern, enforcing the cell membrane and improving the texture and quality of the skin,” she says.
It may have anti-aging properties.
Not only can chia oil potentially help skin stay strong over the years, it may also have additional anti-aging benefits. Skincare expert Indie Lee, founder of Indie Lee Skincare, says that chia oil’s high levels of omega-3s help build collagen—a key for supporting skin structure and maintaining youthful-looking skin.
Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group also says there’s evidence that chia oil can decrease the formation of skin darkening (think dark age spots), another key way this oil keeps your face looking fly.
It’s anti-inflammatory.
Omega-3 is not only an anti-aging property, it’s anti-inflammatory, too, making chia oil a great remedy for irritated and inflamed skin, Nazarian says. She adds that it’s even shown success in decreasing chronic and severe itchy skin.
Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, adds that these anti-inflammatory molecules not only soothe inflamed skin, they can even reduce UV damage, to boot.
It has a long shelf life.
You can get more bang for your buck with chia oil: While other oils might go rancid after six months, chia typically lasts far longer. (Norwitz notes that her products have a shelf life of two years even though they don’t contain additives.)
MORE: Products You Need to Help Detox Your Skin
It’s less greasy than other oils.
Norwitz says that chia is on the lighter side, as far as oils go. “While other oils may feel greasy and take a while to absorb, chia is ultra light and rapidly absorbs into the skin.” So, if you’re tired argan oil and find it too thick—or you’re still not so sure about putting oil on your oily skin—give chia a spin.

Chia seed oil is the main ingredient in Face it, serum


Written by Natasha Burton
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