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Future potential environmentally friendly sunscreen

 

True organic of Sweden is proud to launch  Make my day cream

Day creams rarely stand out as unique, but we have formulated Make my day with the future potential planet friendly sunscreen Algica.

This is a revolutionary product, and we are first in the world with a day cream containing Algica. Make my day is a soothing face cream rich in antioxidants and super foods like oat kernel oil, rosehip oil, blueberry seed oil, turmeric, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E. The revolutionary ingredient is Algica, the shell of an organically grown microalgae. Tests are currently being conducted to approve this algae material by the EU as an environmentally friendly UV-filter for use in sunscreen. Algica shells originate from the sea and are thereby completely safe for oceans and sea life. As we are all aware today, we need to protect our fragile oceans from harmful and unnatural chemical substances that endanger life in our waters. https://swedishalgaefactory.com/lab/personal-care/      Make my day leaves your skin with a revitalized complexion, balanced moisture levels while naturally slowing the signs of aging and protecting against all harsh elements.                            100% natural          79% organic            Sustainable packaging from sugarcane

To celebrate this exciting launch, we have an introductory offer

25% discount on Make my day cream and all our other products too.

It’s an ideal time to get your sustainable holiday gifts 🎁

An automatic discount of 25% is applied on orders between November 15-27th 2019

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Sustainable innovations

Since there is a vast reduction of plastic bags and single use plastic items, do you ever think about the people in the plastic business? Were (are) they forward thinking and started to source new raw materials? Did they simply close the factory or looked for new customers in other countries? Fortunately, the doors for plastic are closing everywhere in the world.

I’m really looking forward to seeing and hearing about all new sustainable innovations and ideas that are buzzing out there in the world.

We were fortunate to find sugarcane tubes from the start, so we never had to use plastic tubes for our organic skincare.

When I lived in Thailand many years ago, my neighbors were an American/Thai family. The husband, a freelancer working from home, was sourcing plastic straws for Starbucks. This is how he supported his family. I wonder what he is doing now….

 

 

Beautiful photo by @lisathestoryteller 

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A little reminder

As several people who I am close to have discovered malignant skin lesions. Here’s a little reminder to check your skin for suspicious changes and get a screening. Skin cancer is the fastest growing cancer type today and it can spread rapidly. New screening methods are being developed like a “bandaid” that you press on the suspected spot for sometime and then get it analyzed at the pharmacy. Another is being developed by Swedish university @kthuniversity , a device that can analyze the lesion in seconds. 

Always use sunscreen with planet friendly ingredients when spending time in the sunshine. Small studies show that taking vitamin C and E supplements may significantly increase the skin’s ability to stand up to UV rays.  

Image designed by Nicole Waller 

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Benefits of deep breathing

Listened to a holistic health specialist yesterday. Had my breathing tested, it turns out that I like most people breathe too shallow. Some of the benefits of deep breathing are 

*natural pain killer 

*improves blood flow 

*increases energy levels 

*improves posture 

*reduces inflammation 

*detoxifies the body 

*stimulates lymphatic system 

*improves digestion 

Apparently only people who regularly meditate and practice mindfulness pass this test.

The specialist recommended trying to sleep with a thin piece of surgical tape across the lips so you only breathe through your nose. She said it’s like doing yoga breathing through the night. Maybe something to try ? 

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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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Veggie burgers

Did you hear that a new EU regulation has decided that veggie burgers now have to be called veggie discs? 

Makes me think of disc jockey, floppy disk, diskmaskin (for Swedish people) 

It’s a little bit funny, no? ..

Like someone ordering a bean burger would get confused and ask “Where is the meat?” 

Hmm... is the meat industry behind this maybe? 

#trueorganicofsweden #organic #organicskincare #naturalskincare #seamemask #sustainablepackaging #madeinsweden #clearskin #acnemask #cinderellamask 

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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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Forest bathing for wellbeing

Have you heard of forest bathing? It’s a health trend originating from Japan. It means simply being in the forest, taking in the atmosphere of the forest through our senses. It’s meant to be enjoyed slowly, not through a sweaty hike or run.

There are many health benefits and it definitely improves the overall feelings of wellbeing. 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #undercoveragentdeodorant #seamemask #faceitserum #madeinsweden #forestbathing #organic #organicskincare #skincare #wellbeing

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Planting bee and butterfly friendly flowers

Don’t forget to leave some of your lawn uncut for our pollinators. 

Here’s a list of 10 nectar rich flowers that bees and butterflies love. For planting in pots or in your garden:

Lavender (also keeps mosquitoes away), Dahlia, Wallflower, Borage or Starflower, Foxgloves, Cosmos, Scabious, Verbena, Marigolds (I tried but only got leaves 🙄) and Marjoram or better known as Oregano. Happy planting 🌱 

#trueorganicofsweden #organic #organicskincare #skincare #pollinators #flowersbeeslove #allyouneedisme #sustainablepackaging #sustainableskincare #planetfriendly

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Summertime is sun cream time

Summer time is sun cream time. To protect coral reefs and other sea life, Hawaii was the first State to ban sun creams with harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate. Key West Florida recently followed and also the Caribbean island of Bonaire.Palau in the pacific is the first country that has banned oxybenzone.

We don’t all have coral reefs but we have lakes, waters, sea life and a beautiful planet that needs our help. If you think about it, these chemicals destroy sea life, imagine what it does to our skin and bodies before we flush it out again in the environment.

Here is a list of the worst offenders in sunscreens: oxybenzone, benzophenone-3, octinoxate, octyl methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor, triclosan and more.
Just because it’s sold in a pharmacy doesn’t render it safe, please check the ingredients.
Take care of our oceans, lakes, rivers, sea life and planet, choose a mineral based sun cream ☀️

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