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Top trend anti aging collagen

Nutrition is a key factor for influencing skin health and its overall appearance. Beautiful skin comes from within, they say. This is why nutricosmetics, or the use of supplements to help improve skin health is a growing trend. At the forefront of the nutricosmetic industry is collagen. 

With age, your body stops making collagen. It is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen can be found in supplements, protein bars and powders. 

Some natural ingredients in topical skincare can help rebuilding collagen in your skin. Giving you an anti aging boost.

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We love life!

We love Life! Now you can find our products in all Life stores in Sweden. Yay! It's very exciting for us! If you are nearby, ask if you can test them in the store. All you need is me - the 95% organic balm for all your skin needs, Undercover agent - finally a natural deodorant that actually works and Face it - the fast absorbing potent serum with a high concentration of active ingredients, now 99% organic Beautiful design by Nicole Waller #lifestore #organic #antiaging #natural #madeinsweden #sustainable #happylife #beautyproduct #organicskincare #organicskincareproducts
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Not so fantastic plastic

In support of UN Environment launch of a major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter
Have you also heard that one has to use a cotton bag 131 times before it's more environmentally friendly than a plastic bag? Even so, plastic bags are the worst option to choose .
An estimated 6 billion plastic bags are consumed in each country every year.10% of the plastic that is produced worldwide each year winds up in the ocean—70% of which sinks to the ocean floor where it will never biodegrade.
Every square mile of the ocean has approximately 46,000 pieces of floating plastic which get mistaken for food by some marine mammals passing by. Other wildlife will unfortunately get tangled up in the loose plastic and drown.
Plastic bags that are buried in landfills can take up to 1,000 years to decompose and during this time, they undergo photo-degradation, a process by which an item (in this case, plastic) is chemically broken down through the absorption of sunlight, therefore contaminating soil and water. The production of plastic bags also use up millions of gallons of oil.
Even though they are considered to be a better option than plastic, paper bags still have negative impacts on the environment as well.. Both compostable and paper bags require more material per bag in the manufacturing process, meaning greater consumption of raw materials and greater energy and fuel use in the manufacturing and transport.
One of the great things about reusable bags is that they are manufactured responsibly without using environmentally harmful materials. Each reusable bag can eliminate hundreds and thousands of plastic bags. One should keep in mind, however, that effectiveness depends on the type of bag that is reused. “Polyethylene bags need to be used four times, a polypropylene bag must be used at least 11 times and a cotton bag must be used at least 131 times,” according to the UK Environment Agency.
I use a tote bag made of recycled pet bottles (polyethylene) which I can use up to about a year before it falls apart. Apparently though polyethylene cannot be recycled indefinitely. Switzerland where I lived for quite a few years, is way ahead in taking care of our planet than many other countries.
In Sweden there is a supermarket that has gone beyond the simple charging for plastic bags. One pilot program at Hemköp in Stockholm where you can buy their plastic bag , use it as many times as you wish and when you bring it back, you get your deposit back. In Sweden, we have this deposit system with PET bottles , it would be dream come true, if we can do this also with plastic bags. What do you do? What happens in your country? Do you have any more great ideas how to reduce the plastic? We can all do something, just to say no to “Would you like a bag with that? “ helps. Let's do this together

Source: Ian Somerhalder foundation , Larissa H

Photo by @jtamedia
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Easter egg surprise

A lovely little surprise in the Easter egg. This our beauty Face it serum. All the products in True organic of Sweden's line have been created from my wish list and this is no different. The majority serums I could find were for dry skin that blocked my pores. Usually with undesirable ingredients. I wanted a serum that could be used by both people with mature skin and breakout prone skin. When my friend who visited me yesterday told me that both her and her teenage daughter are using it, I knew we had got it right. It's with chia seed oil which is loaded with unusually high levels phytonutrients and antioxidants, with safflower seed oil a rich source of omega 6, rosehip oil which stimulates collagen production, vitamin E that prevents premature aging of the skin, bergamot essential oil that is uplifting and promotes clear skin and finally geranium that tightens skin and increases circulation. The scent is heavenly, 100 natural and 99% organic. The beautiful photo is by @jtamedia #organicserum #naturalskincare #organicskincare #madeinsweden #productphoto #ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀᴇɢɢs
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Let there be light!

In Sweden it's dark during many winter months of the year. When the first few days of sunshine appear, after a long time everyone has a smile on their face and this reserved people may even say hi to each other😉There is hope, spring is in the air! I say welcome back to daylight, sunshine ☀️ and spring! Who is with me? #Sweden #swedishorganicbeauty #organicskincareproducts #naturallyswedish #sustainable #spring #hope #hapiness
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Hotels and sustainability

You know when you stay in hotels, the past few years there is usually a sign about towels in the bathroom. It states something like "if you care about the environment like we do, please hang up your towel if you want to use it again. Leave it on the floor if you want it changed ". I always hang up my towel and feel really good about it. I'm not sure why as I certainly don't change my towel everyday at home 😉 When I return to my hotel room, more often than not , the towel has been changed anyway. Has that happened to you too? What's up with that hoteliers? #hotels #hoteltowel #sustainability #savingwater #natural #organic #savetheplanet
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Hope for 2017

Yes, 2016 was rough, for many people, a year to forget.
From the continued war in Syria, terror attacks, political turmoil and we lost some amazing people.
But, amid that darkness, there were also many wonderful things that happened in 2016.

My top favorites are:

Humpback whales were removed from the endangered species list

Green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico were taken off the endangered list

Gambia and Tanzania banned child marriage

Norway became the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation

In 2016 Costa Rica ran solely on renewable energy for over 100 days. Now it's aiming for an entire year with no fossil fuels

Plastic bag use dropped massively in UK thanks to charging for them

The US finalized new regulations to shut down commercial elephant ivory trade within its borders

In September, giant pandas became the latest species to be taken off the endangered list.

The first round-the-world flight by a solar powered plane was completed by Solar impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi

What were your favorite things that happened in 2016?
Wishing you a fantastic 2017 ! Love, happiness, health, prosperity, joy and lots of laughter



Sources
: market watch, Avaaz.org, medium.com, The independent, BBC, Guardian
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Hope for 2017

Yes, 2016 was rough, for many people, a year to forget.
From the continued war in Syria, terror attacks, political turmoil and we lost some amazing people.
But, amid that darkness, there were also many wonderful things that happened in 2016.

My top favorites are:

Humpback whales were removed from the endangered species list

Green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico were taken off the endangered list

Gambia and Tanzania banned child marriage

Norway became the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation

In 2016 Costa Rica ran solely on renewable energy for over 100 days. Now it's aiming for an entire year with no fossil fuels

Plastic bag use dropped massively in UK thanks to charging for them

The US finalized new regulations to shut down commercial elephant ivory trade within its borders

In September, giant pandas became the latest species to be taken off the endangered list.

The first round-the-world flight by a solar powered plane was completed by Solar impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi

What were your favorite things that happened in 2016?
Wishing you a fantastic 2017 ! Love, happiness, health, prosperity, joy and lots of laughter



Sources
: market watch, Avaaz.org, medium.com, The independent, BBC, Guardian
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Sugarcane a sustainable alternative

At True Organic of Sweden we try to push the envelope further in all aspects, this is why our tubes are made from green polyethylene.  28/04/16 Organic Monitor writes about Sugar Cane as a good replacement to Squalane which originally have been derived from sharks' liver oil and lately from olive oil.

Squalene, a popular personal care ingredient, has been traditionally derived from sharks’ liver oil. Growing environmental concerns are leading brands to seek sustainable sources, such as olive oil. However, the stability of the crop is now leading to the emergence of sugarcane as a new source.

Speaking recently to PSFK , Caroline Hadfield, SVP of personal care at Amyris and also its subsidiary Biossance (leading players in the squalane segment), said that sugarcane comes out on top for its more reliable quality. “Olives are a more volatile and climate-dependent crop, therefore, less sustainable than sugarcane,” she explained. The sugarcane squalane is also more pure, higher quality and a better ingredient for the consumer. It is easy to formulate with, readily biodegradable and has a very stable supply.” Despite consumer enthusiasm for cruelty-free beauty and rising demand for sustainability, moving away from shark-derived squalene is proving a slow process for the beauty and personal care industry. A study last year by NGO Bloom Association found that despite company pledges to use plant-based squalene alternatives, one in five of 72 products tested from across European, Asian and US brands still contained shark liver oil.

"Either brands buy animal squalane, cheaper than vegetable squalane, to achieve a higher margin, or they are deceived by their suppliers who sell the mixed squalane by passing for pure vegetable squalane," Laure Ducos, lead author of the study, explained. Key difficulties in raw material availability are reportedly due to regulations and competition from other industries, minimal governmental support, and western cultural impact.

Source: WRBM

 

Read more about how we use sugar cane and Green PE 

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Organic love and care from Sweden

Organic love and care from Sweden
“You are what you eat” has long been in the back of our minds. However, it is not only what you eat that determines your inner wellbeing. True Organic of Sweden knows this all too well and are determined to do what they can to make us all live and feel better with skin care products free from chemicals, leaving you with a baby smooth and fully nurtured face and body.
“People don’t always realise that what they rub onto their skin goes directly into their body,” says Tina de Sousa, founder of skincare company True Organic of Sweden. “But once you’ve opened your eyes to what many skincare products actually have in their list of ingredients, you start to think about what you’re actually putting your skin – and body through.”
With 100 per cent natural ingredients, de Sousa and True Organic of Sweden are giving the competition a run for its money. Determined to protect the planet and those who inhabit it they even use eco-friendly packaging made from glass and sugar cane,, for their creams and lotions. “Many of the big skincare producers have more or less organic products but they are enclosed and wrapped in toxic plastics and un-recyclable material which has the exact opposite effect of what the products sets out to endorse,” de Sousa explains. “True Organic of Sweden really is purely organic in every way. Both inside and out!” she adds with a laugh.
With True Organic of Sweden’s skincare line All You Need Is Me de Sousa and her team are showing the market that sometimes simplicity is the best way to go and when it comes to products that are good for you in every single aspect, it doesn’t get any better than this. The skincare business is a big one, and the competition fierce, something de Sousa does not see as a problem. “The more of us there are, and the more we push for organic and natural ingredients, the better it is,” she says genuinely. “If products like ours become the norm rather than the exception, the world will be a much better place for everyone.”
True Organic of Sweden is the perfect gift for yourself or someone you care for. “It’s a bit of love and care from Sweden,” de Sousa says with a smile.
~box out~
True Organic from Sweden is available at amazon.co.uk/.fr/.de
For more information, please visit www.trueorganicofsweden.com
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