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Sourcing organic product ingredients

When creating our new products, for True organic of Sweden, the ingredients are very carefully considered. They have to be effective, clean, not too expensive and always planet friendly. When I discovered that rosewood is endangered, I immediately changed to ho-leaf essential oil in our Undercover agent deodorant. Unfortunately it puts a lot of pressure on the consumer to check ingredients before buying. I’m there myself, googling ingredients before buying something new. But, I think we have to. The profit driven organic certification organizations are no guarantee, they let through a lot of ingredients that are not planet friendly at all. 

 

 

Smashing photo by @thompas_images 😍

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #seamemask #bodybuddylotion #undercoveragentdeodorant #faceitserum #endangeredspecies #rosewood #ingredients #organic #organicskincare #skincare #naturalskincare #productphoto #photoshoot 

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Gentle rejuvenating treatments for sensitive skin

3 Gentle Rejuvenating Treatments for Sensitive Skin



If you have highly sensitive skin, you have likely avoided rejuvenating treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels in the past. You know your skin, and the most sensitive skin simply cannot handle some rejuvenating treatments. Red and flaky skin is not worth the risk.

But sensitive skin also deserves a little rejuvenating love and care every now and then!

Luckily, there are rejuvenating skin treatments out there designed specifically to cater to all skin types, even the most prone to reaction.

If you’re looking for a treatment to rejuvenate your skin without making it angry, you can try HydraFacial, a superficial peel, or an Oxygen Facial to rejuvenate while also soothing your skin.

HydraFacial
If you’re looking for a treatment that will hydrate and rejuvenate your skin simultaneously, HydraFacial is a great option.

Though HydraFacial is a medical grade facial treatment, it is very gentle on your face and is customizable depending on your specific skin needs. Your aesthetician will have the opportunity to perform a skin analysis to make sure the products used in your HydraFacial will be gentle enough for sensitive skin.

When you get a HydraFacial, you will experience a multi-step treatment, including cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and replenishment. During the treatment, your provider will choose serums to replenish the vital nutrients your skin needs to look its very best. 

Since the treatment is customizable, you can make sure you get an organic HydraFacial, by asking your provider to use completely organic serums during your treatment.

You will leave your HydraFacial with your skin feeling replenished and looking instantly healthier and more youthful. This is the perfect skin treatment for regular maintenance or to enjoy right before a major event where you want to make a great impression.

Superficial Peel
Another option for those with sensitive skin to experience skin rejuvenation and/or resurfacing is a superficial peel. Though many people think of skin and chemical peels as extremely irritating to the skin, superficial peels usually only leave mild redness behind without any peeling.

You can find superficial peels at medical spas or purchase them for at-home use.

If you do opt for the DIY route, make sure you do your research and find a peel with gentle ingredients. Some peels are completely organic and will not leave your skin with any redness while still offering resurfacing results.

You can add a superficial peel to facials you might get with most skincare providers, or you can choose to enjoy only a superficial peel. Either way, a superficial peel will keep your skin protected while also giving it a rejuvenated look and feel.

Oxygen Facial
The Oxygen Facial is another great option for those with sensitive skin who want major results. Since the Oxygen Facial combines the use of peels, active oxygen, and customizable serums to rejuvenate the skin, it is perfect for treating issues like acne, dullness, and signs of aging, while also catering to sensitive skin types.

Like HydraFacial, Oxygen Facial is almost completely customizable, so you can choose an Oxygen Facial with products designed specifically for individuals with sensitive skin.

Oxygen Facial is especially great for skin that gets congested easily. After an Oxygen Facial, you will leave feeling completely refreshed, and your skin will be glowing. 

This is another facial perfect for maintenance or for making your skin look extra beautiful for a one-time event. And it’s great for sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about too much redness or irritation afterwards.

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So if you have sensitive skin and always thought you had to stay away from skin rejuvenating treatments, think again. There are definitely options out there for you that will give you amazing results without irritating your skin. 

Imagine skin rejuvenation that is actually gentle! No matter what treatment you try, make sure you choose a provider you trust that uses ingredients you believe in. And enjoy feeling rejuvenated!

Author Bio:
Katie Caldwell is the content writing and marketing specialist for WIFH, a Laser Aesthetics Clinic and Med Spa recognized as Atlanta’s only Certified Laser of Excellence. WIFH provides top-notch services ranging from skin resurfacing and rejuvenation to body contouring and laser hair removal.

 



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Must have for winter sports- All you need is me balm

Some of the reasons I feel All you need is me balm is a must for winter sports vacation 

* calms down sunburn overnight 

* heaven for tired legs and aching muscles. Every ingredient is anti inflammatory. Apply at night, you are good to go in the morning 

* protects your skin from icy snow storms and cold wind

* overnight face mask for dry skin 

 

Unfortunately it doesn’t improve my skiing skills 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #winterbalm #wintersports #tiredmusclerelief #skiing #snow #snowboarding 

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Solution to dry itchy skin

Hydration station
     When we develop new products, the ingredients are of utmost importance of course and thoroughly researched and tested. When making a body lotion there were several criteria to consider. It had to keep skin moisturized all day, penetrate skin quickly, sustainable, natural and organic ingredients and a have a lovely scent. This is why we chose oat kernel oil as one of the main ingredients. Oats have incredible antioxidant benefits, which make them pretty amazing as a moisturizer. Oat oil can provide massive relief for anyone suffering from itchy skin. Although it’s an oil, it is highly absorbable by the skin, meaning no greasy residue and all the great benefits sinking straight into the skin and also penetrating deeply.
We included it in our Body buddy lotion because of its ability to nourish and soothe maturing, sensitive and damaged skin, and for its support of the elasticity of skin. This means that when you apply it in the morning, your skin is still soft and supple in the evening. With the uplifting citrus scent it puts a zing! to my morning and makes it easier to face the day
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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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To put tip for dry skin

Dry skin? At this time of year many of us suffer with the cold. Here is our top tip: Multi award winning All you need is me balm. It’s consistency is like vaseline or 8 hour cream although All you need is me is organic and there is no mineral oil in sight. Takes care of the driest skins and even the tube is made of sustainable sugarcane. 

 

 

Fab photo by www.veronicacampbell.se

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#dryskin #trueorganicofsweden #naturalskincare #organicbodycare #organicskincare #allyouneedisme #sustainablepackaging #organicbalm 

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Dry skin? Get beautiful skin from within

Dry skin? Get beautiful skin from within. As the weather is getting colder, many of us are experiencing dryer skin. Taking omega 3 oil internally as a supplement may be as good as or better than applying conventional moisturisers.

The long list of Omega 3 skin benefits make it a real skin hero, it helps skin maintain a smooth, elastic texture.It contains essential fatty acids the body can’t make for itself. These are incorporated into cell membranes in the the top layer of skin, forming a protective web around them, helping to stop moisture being lost, and giving skin a healthy appearance. But Omega 3 oils also work deeper in the dermis to control inflammation. Most people see noted improvement in skin health by supplementing with the equivalent of just one to two tablespoon of Omega-3 each day. Oily fish is one of the best sources of omega-3 essential fats, which act as a natural moisturiser and illuminator for your skin from within. If you have a lack of omega-3 in your diet it can lead to premature wrinkles and dry skin. 

When choosing a fish oil, make sure you’re paying attention to the milligrams of EPA and DHA – the actual omega-3 content which is what replenishes dry skin. For a plant-based option, the omegas are listed as ALA, and can be found from oils such as black currant seeds or sunflower seeds. 

 

Pictured is our delicious super hydrating Body buddy lotion with oat kernel oil. A perfect complement to omegas. When you apply Body buddy lotion in the morning, your skin is still soft in the evening. 

 

Beautiful photo by @jtamedia

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #bodybuddylotion #naturalskincare #sustainablepackaging #bestbodylotion #organicbodylotion #organicbodycare #productphoto #photoshoot #productphotographer 

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All you need is me, protecting against desert winds

We love to get photos from you. This fab photo from a hiking trip of the four corners area of Utah by @kevingoldsmith . They used All you need is me balm on the plane, against the Moab Mesa winds, on suntanned skin and chapped lips. Interesting to see all the places my brand has been around the world. Keep your fantastic photos coming 👍 Thank you

#organicskincare #desertbalm #allyouneedisme #skincare #naturalskincare #protectionbalm #sustainable #madeinsweden #photoshoot #utah 

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All you need is me nominated for award

Late last night I got a most exciting and happy email letting me know that our All you need is me balm has been nominated for “Best multi product 2018” in the Swedish organic beauty awards. @organicbeautyawards Yippee! The winner will be announced 5th of May 2018 at Green beauty day organized by @naturligtsnygg.se and #nocsweden in Stockholm. Please keep your fingers crossed and hope to see you there

#organicbeautyawards2018 #allyouneedisme #naturligtsnygg #beautyawards #organicskincare #skincareawards #skincare #trueorganicofsweden
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Organic skincare - benefits of natural skincare

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

Why Organic Skincare? The benefits of natural beauty products.


Why Organic Skincare? I get asked this question quite often. Simply put, there are 2 reasons: the good Organic skincare products work better, and they are better for you. People are subject to tons of advertising from the industry giants trying to convince them that their synthetic formulas will work wonders on their skin.

Although small companies making pure, natural beauty products don’t have the advertising dollars needed to gain household recognition, the quality and performance of their products makes them worth searching out. If you are in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, choosing Organic skincare is a priority. The topic is enormous. It is impossible to cover all the points in one discussion. In this article I will go through the basic benefits of choosing natural beauty products. We will continue in greater detail in articles to come.

When you choose organic skincare, you are choosing products whose ingredients work with the sophisticated natural systems of your skin. Given the right nutrients, our skin has the ability to care for and mend itself. Our bodies use nutrients absorbed not only through food, but also through the skin. It is medically understood that what goes on your skin absorbs into your bloodstream and is carried through your body. Why is it that we are far more scrutinizing about what we put in our body than what we put on it? You have probably thought about the benefits of eating a healthy diet. It makes you wonder about the effects of all the chemicals in the skin products that you are slathering on and rubbing in.

The benefits of natural skincare and cosmetics

Why Organic Skincare? Avoiding chemicals and synthetics.

Why Organic Skincare? Rates of illness and disease continue to rise. There are increasing studies showing the connection between illness and chemicals. We need to eliminate or reduce exposure to synthetics. Synthetics are simply not necessary in skincare and in many cases synthetics are downright scary. These ingredients are often fast acting and invasive. Sometimes (and if you want my honest opinion; ALWAYS) they are causing harm we cannot see. Often this exposure rears its ugly head as skin irritation, chronic headaches, cancers, breathing disabilities, hormone disruption, etc, etc, etc. The range of symptoms is too vast to list everything, but you can see how it covers minor symptoms right up to life threatening consequences.

And for what?! you ask. I’ll tell you for what– first and foremost: money, cheap ingredients are easy to manufacture and market. Also, many commercial products will give you instant gratification with skincare results. Most of these products are designed to do a simple job to help you with one aesthetic purpose; Smoother less visible wrinkles, sun spots disappear, blemishes be gone! Sound familiar? These are just a few of the promises that have been made, and believe me, they can deliver. But all too often there is a high price: asphyxiation of the skin, accelerated dehydration, photosensitivity. In Plain english: cutting oxygen exchange to the skin, premature aging, increased risk of sun spots. Yes, the very evils we were initially fighting catch up to us ten-fold.

Hmmm, rather irritating isn’t it? But it is a simple truth we all know: Rarely are there quick fixes in life. We can however have all that we desire. Fortunately for us our skincare is one thing that is within our control. It really boils down to choices. The good ones, the ones that will give us optimal health and the glow we desire, are within our reach. Keep reading my blog. Learn from my advice and I will lead you to every problem solver you could ever hope for.

Why Organic Skincare? What is Organic skincare again?

When we say Organic Skincare, what we mean using skin products made of plant derived ingredients along with some other naturally occurring ingredients. These ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO and so on and often come with an Organic certification. The integrity of these unadulterated ingredients is maintained in the best way possible with little to no additives. From here the best ingredients for the specific goal are chosen and a natural preservative system is used for longevity.

I hope that this has been an enlightening introduction as to why organic skincare is important. There are many benefits to using natural beauty products, but most importantly, they are better for your health, and they work. And work in a way that lasts a lifetime. 


By : Stephanie Brown was an educator at the Aveda Institute before joining our team at Goldgrass Home. She worked as our in-store skincare and cosmetics consultant before moving on to become the National Educator for Professional Organic Skincare Brands. She is currently sharing her knowledge and expertise while looking after her three children by writing, consulting, and has founded her own business: Innate Beauty Skincare Solutions, with the mission of providing manageable solutions for healthy skincare, exploring wellness through skin with a holistic approach, and celebrating everyones personal beauty.

True products with almost 100% organic ingredients!
- All You Need Is Me, Undercover Agent, Face It and Mini Me

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