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Are serums good for your face?

Are serums good for your face?

Have you wondered what a serum is and if you really need to use it?
So, let’s make this easy. A serum is a skin care product that you apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent to deliver a potent shot of ingredients directly into your skin.
The best serums offer highly-concentrated doses directly to your skin which makes them great for targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydration. Important is the type of ingredients used and climate friendly natural vs synthetic.
Because active ingredients are more expensive than thickeners and other fillers, serums are also the costliest product in many skin care lines. The reason is because a serum is the workhorse of your ENTIRE regimen. Compared to a regular moisturizer or lotion, you're getting way more bang for your skincare buck.
When applied properly, a 1-ounce container of serum should last months, a few drops are sufficient to cover the entire face.
Unlike a moisturizer, serums are thinner which allows the active ingredients to penetrate quickly into the epidermis instead of lying on the surface.
Face lotions and creams are richer and create a barrier on top of the skin to keep all that good stuff in.










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Organic beauty awards

True organic of Sweden beauty awards

2014
All you need is me 50ml
Won Swedish magazine Tara Beauty awards
Category best organic newcomer
Two weeks after launch of product

2015
All you need is me 50ml
Won Swedish magazine Daisy Beauty awards
Category organic product of the year

2015
All you need is me 50ml
Won Swedish magazine Amelia Beauty awards
Category best all around cream

2015
All you need is me
Won UK Health & well-being awards Janey Lee Grace
Platinum award winner

2016
All you need is me 15ml
Finalist Swedish magazine Daisy Beauty awards
Category organic product of the year
(They love the product so much they asked me to enter again)

2018
All you need is me
Nominated Swedish organic Beauty awards
Category best multi product
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Summertime is face mask time

Summertime is a challenging season for many people’s skin. Thanks to the heat and humidity, sweat production kicks into overdrive and clogged pores become a near-constant struggle. For those of us with oilier skin types to begin with, this is a battle we face year-round. However, the warm weather months are especially difficult. 

Take advantage of the extra time you may have during some lazy summer mornings. Get into a lovely skincare routine with a face mask and meditation.

You feel relaxed and your skin looks great with a beautiful glow. Summer time is masking time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #organic #organicskincare #acnemask #facemask #seaweedfacemask #glow #skincare #madeinsweden #seamemask 

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Healing from a torn calf muscle

Never do I appreciate my healthy body as when I hurt it and it doesn’t function as it normally does. It’s a reminder that we really should be grateful for our amazing bodies. Last week when I played tennis with my son, I tore a muscle in my calf. Full on rest and forced to lie still. I have never wanted to move so much in my life 😉 

To encourage healing from the inside I took Magnesium for muscle pain, turmeric as it’s a superstar anti inflammatory, zinc for wound healing and cut out sugar as it adds inflammation and ate fresh, clean anti inflammatory foods. Of course I also applied the soothing All you need is me balm on my legs for relief . I never new tennis could be such a dangerous sport 🎾 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #sportbalm #organic #skincare #organicskincare #naturalskincare #sportskincare #sustainablepackaging 

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Healing from a torn calf muscle

Never do I appreciate my healthy body as when I hurt it and it doesn’t function as it normally does. It’s a reminder that we really should be grateful for our amazing bodies. Last week when I played tennis with my son, I tore a muscle in my calf. Full on rest and forced to lie still. I have never wanted to move so much in my life 😉 

To encourage healing from the inside I took Magnesium for muscle pain, turmeric as it’s a superstar anti inflammatory, zinc for wound healing and cut out sugar as it adds inflammation and ate fresh, clean anti inflammatory foods. Of course I also applied the soothing All you need is me balm on my legs for relief . I never new tennis could be such a dangerous sport 🎾 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #sportbalm #organic #skincare #organicskincare #naturalskincare #sportskincare #sustainablepackaging 

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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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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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Say hello to the glow!

Say hello to the glow!
Are you also tired of your tired skin ? The answer is Face masks. Instead of using a face mask every so often, you should be using them regularly to really benefit your skin.

Masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level. Only a good facial mask can help to draw out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the epidermis. Some people say that their skin goes through a “detoxing” when they use a mask, because they actually notice the changes in the skin while this is happening. Masks are incredible at providing this deeper cleansing process, which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel. Who doesn’t love that?
3 reasons you want to apply a mask this weekend
1. When you remove the build up of dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin, it helps to unclog pores too.
2. Masks, can help stimulate blood circulation so you can notice a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance.
3. Masking helps all of your other skin care products work more efficiently. If you want your day lotions, serums and nighttime products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a face mask is a must. By masking on a regular basis, you can ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
Apply a Face Mask in 5 Simple Steps
Step 1: Be prepared to make a mess. If you’re going to apply a face mask while relaxing in the tub, you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can cover your face, neck, décolleté and throat and just relax. If you don’t have time for a bath, then take the time to pull back your hair so it’s not near your face. Be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy. Chances are, you’ll make a bit of a mess when you use a mask. But, hey, that’s the fun of it all.
Step 2: I always recommend starting with a freshly cleansed face. Use your daily cleanser to remove all of the surface dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.
Step 3: Using damp hands, apply your mask directly onto your damp skin. Never rub the mask directly into your skin. It should be applied like frosting on a cupcake. Extend the mask from your face, down your neck, décolleté and throat. Nothing worse then a young looking face and an old wrinkly neck, right?
Step 4: Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
Step 5: It’s time to remove the mask. Masks are designed to adhere to your skin. You don’t want to be too rough when removing it. Use plenty of water and a wash cloth to gently wash away the mask. Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with a towel.



Here is what @organicbeautyreview had to say about the Sea me mask:
This is actually a really cool product. The most important ingredient is chlorella, seaweed. And seaweed has many benefits. It's rich in beneficial minerals, vitamins, amino acids and trace elements. Seaweed has a wonderful effect on any skin type. It's particularly recommended for mature skin. This plant has regenerative properties which remove dead skin cells and skin becomes fresh and taut. At the same time it possesses smoothing and tightening effect.
I do not disagree at all. I'm so amazed how smooth skin feels after. So refreshed and it's perfect to treat your skin to that extra glow. I'm very happy with it.



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Organic makeup artist Linda Öhrström

Here is an article from the Swedish magazine Damernas Värld @damernas about celebrity makeup artist Linda Öhrström @lindaloves. Linda is a champion for organic skincare and makeup, she travels the world as she is in high demand from international publications and people. She also does the makeup of our beautiful crown Princess Victoria on special occasions.
Linda as a person is one of those people who brings sunshine wherever she goes. When my first product All you need is me was launched, and she had tried it, she called me and said- I must meet you! From the first time I met Linda her passion for organic and the environment shows. At the end of that first meeting she said quietly to me “Tina, we must save the world”
I’m very grateful to Linda as she helped me a lot by introducing All you need is me to so many other makeup artists, that it has now almost become a cult product for them.
In this article Linda is asked what products she cannot be without. She says that naturally she tests new products all the time, but one of the products she could not be without is All you need is me from True organic of Sweden. I use it for everything she says.

If you have winter dry skin just leave All you need is me on your face overnight and you will wake up with baby soft skin in the morning. Don’t forget to bring it when skiing, it was the only thing that saved my poor tired legs after a day of skiing last year. Just put it on your legs before bed time and in the morning your legs are ready to go for another day of skiing.

As there are lots of US followers, here is where you can find All you need is me in the US
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We love Safflower/ Thistle oil

Did you know this about Safflower oil/thistle oil? It was found in Tutankhamun’s tomb and mentioned several times in Ancient Greek manuscripts. The oil is pressed from the seeds of the flower.
Safflower oil locks moisture in your skin and this gives you an even skin tone. The linoleic acid in the oil works with sebum to unclog pores thus reducing blackheads and acne. It’s light formula keeps your skin clear and non-greasy. The oil also facilitates the regeneration of new skin cells, giving you a great glow.
Adding Safflower/thistle oil to your food will make wonders for your skin and body from the inside.
We included it in our beautiful Face it oil serum. We love the benefits so much we have also included Safflower oil in our coming body lotion.


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