Product Info

List of Ingredient Benefits

Castor Oil

Castor oil has been used as a skin and hair cosmetic for thousands of years, starting from the Ancient Egyptians. Using castor oil for skin problems and for dry skin is becoming increasingly popular because of the oil’s emollient properties. It is very beneficial during wintertime in preventing dry skin. Castor oil aids in purifying the skin and can eliminate acne, blemishes and rashes like from shaving.

Beeswax

One of the best benefits of using beeswax on the skin is the moisturizing and the softening. Unlike the artificial and often petroleum based chemicals added to many moisturizers and skin care lotions to aid in absorption, beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, actually locking moisture into the skin. Unlike petroleum based parabens, beeswax remains biologically “alive” even after it is processed! Non allergenic, beeswax also sustains sunscreen action with its water repellent properties, combines well with multiple ingredients, contains elasticity and provides greater permanence on skin or lip surface. Beeswax locks in moisture and protects skin from damaging environmental factors.

Besides offering your skin a natural moisture and glow, the anti-allergenic properties of bees wax can actually soothe easily affected skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients. It is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold and windy winter months! Beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. If you want to be healthy and natural, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to rub chemicals into your skin, so why rub artificial ingredients into your hair and your scalp? Beeswax not only moisturizes hair, it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair.

Olive Oil

Using olive oil for skin is an ancient beauty secret, discovered thousands of years ago. Once called “liquid gold” by Homer, olive oil was a commonly used skin care product by Phoenicians, Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Olive oil has vitamin E and oleic acid, which are both beneficial to the skin. Olive oil’s oleic acid helps to soften the skin, and the vitamin E improves the elasticity of the skin.

Because extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants, which are known to help slow aging, it has been widely used for centuries as both a food and a skin care product. The oils obtained from olives is mild and nutritious and is hence suitable for all skin types. Using olive oil for various skin problems has proven to be beneficial in their cure and prevention as well. It can also be used as a natural remedy for skin disorders like skin rash, wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, sunburn.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter comes from the nut of the Shea tree. The cream itself is extracted from the nut without any chemicals or chemical processes to ensure it being organic and all natural. The people of Central and Western Africa as well as other parts of Africa have been aware of the wonderful properties of this natural oil from this unique tree species for thousands of years. The positive psychological and biochemical effects that the butter has on the skin make it ideal.
There are numerous benefits of Shea butter. One of the most important benefits of Shea butter is that it’s naturally rich in vitamins A, D, E and F. Shaving with it creates a smooth silky shaving experience.

Vitamin E

In terms of skin health and skin care, vitamin E benefits are numerous. In fact, skin care products that contain vitamin E have become an essential part of healthy skin care. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. Vitamin E prevents free radical damage.

Vitamin E is helpful for scar healing and prevention because it goes beneath the surface of skin to block free radicals. When applied topically to brown spots on the skin, it helps to lighten and smooth the rough skin. Vitamin E is extremely versatile. Vitamin E is an active ingredient in many products available for skin and nails. Vitamin E is an effective treatment for dry, cracked cuticles. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that prevents premature aging. Vitamin E provides the skin with necessary moisture as well as antioxidants.

Blueberry Seed Oil

One of Nature’s most potent antioxidants, an excellent choice for skin rejuvenation blends.

Blueberry Seed oil (Vaccinium myrtillus) is naturally rich in Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols). Tocotrienols are a sub-group of Vitamin E and differ from the better known tocopherols by their unsaturated side-chain. Because of this structural difference, tocotrienols move faster in cell membranes, and results in higher antioxidant and radical scavenging properties & especially important for the skin.

In addition to natural antioxidants, Blueberry Seed Oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and plant sterols, essential nutrients regulating moisture and sensitivity of the skin. This excellent combination of actives makes Blueberry Seed Oil a unique ingredient for nourishing and protecting the skin.

Excellent for treating sensitive and oily skin, skin with large pores as well as helping to treat all kinds of skin problems, such as acne, pimples and boils. Its consistency is dry to very dry and blueberry seed oil is a very good anti-wrinkle oil. It soothes the fine wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth. It gives elasticity to the skin and helps against skin aging.
The oil is light in viscosity, slightly greenish-yellow in hue, penetrates quickly and possesses a very pleasant, fresh, sweet and subtle fruity aroma.

Sunflower Oil

Perhaps the most important aspect of sunflower oil is its extremely high vitamin E content. Sunflower oil is a natural and healthy way of maintaining a great skin due to its calming and emollient (moisturizing) properties. It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Sunflower oil helps skin to retain moisture and prevents sun damage to skin.

Due to its light texture and mild flavour, sunflower oil softens the hair and adds a delightful sheen to it. Sunflower seed oil helps to control frizz, tackles dryness and damage and makes you hair manageable.

Ingredient Clinical Trials

→ Vitamin E ointment at high dose levels suppresses contact dermatitis in rats by stabilizing keratinocytes.

→ Vitamin E gel reduces time of healing of digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis

→ Topical vitamins

→ Topical antioxidants protect the skin from chemical-induced irritation in the repetitive washing test: a placebo-controlled, double-blind study

→ Topical alpha-tocopherol acetate in the bulk phase: eight years of experience in skin treatment

→ Virgin olive oil as a fundamental nutritional component and skin protector

→ The effect of daily treatment with an olive oil/lanolin emollient on skin integrity in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial

→ The use of deep friction massage with olive oil as a means of prevention and treatment of sports injuries in ancient times

→ The safety and efficacy of a mixture of honey, olive oil, and beeswax for the management of hemorrhoids and anal fissure: a pilot study

→ Clinical and mycological benefits of topical application of honey, olive oil and beeswax in diaper dermatitis

→ Anti-inflammatory effects of shea butter through inhibition of iNOS, COX-2, and cytokines via the Nf-κB pathway in LPS-activated J774 macrophage cells

→ Preliminary studies on nasal decongestant activity from the seed of the shea butter tree, Butyrospermum parkii

→ Studies on Vaccinium myrtillus anthocyanosides. I. Vasoprotective and antiinflammatory activity

→ Wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) consumption improves inflammatory status in the obese Zucker rat model of the metabolic syndrome

→ Composition and antioxidative activities of supercritical CO2-extracted oils from seeds and soft parts of northern berries

→ Antioxidant action of Vaccinium myrtillus L

→ Coenzyme Q10 protects against oxidative stress-induced cell death and enhances the synthesis of basement membrane components in dermal and epidermal cells

 

→ Antioxidants used in skin care formulations

Evaluation of biological properties and clinical effectiveness of Aloe vera: A systematic review

The Review on Properties of Aloe Vera in Healing of Cutaneous Wounds

 

Compared to Others:

All you need is me

Weleda Skinfood

Munkens Bisalva

Elisabeth Arden

8 hour
cream

Lancome Nutrix

At least 95% organic

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

Parabens

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

Mineral oils (e.g. petroleum)

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

Lanolin

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

Water

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

Alcohol

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

Scented

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

Made in Sweden

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

Ingredients

Castor oil, Bees wax, Olive oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E, Blueberry oil,
Sunflowerseed oil, Rosemary extract

Aqua, Sunflower seed oil, Lanolin, Sweet almond oil, Alcohol, Beeswax,
Glyceryl linoleate,
hydrolysed Beeswax, Parfum, Rosemary leaf extract, Chamomilla Recuita flower
extract, Calendula extract, Cholesterol, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Coumarin

Paraffinum Liquidum,
Beeswax, Olive oil, Clove oil, Propolis cera, Riboflavin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petrolatum, Lanolin, Mineral oil, Tocopherol,
BHT, Salicyclic Acid, Castor seed oil, Vegetable
oil, Corn oil, Parfum, Citral,
Citronellol, Geraniol,
Limonene, Linalool, Propylparaben, Iron oxides

Paraffinum liquidom,
Aqua,

Lanolin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax,
Beeswax, Paraffin, Lecithin, Hydrogenated lecithin, Sodium sulphate, Sodium
Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxycitronellal,
Stearic acid, Phenoxyethanol, Eugenol,
Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl alcohol, Cinnamyl alcohol,
Benzyl Benzonate, Benzyl Salicylate, Cholesterol, Isoeugenol, Alpha-isomethyl inonone, Geraniol, Methylparaben, Citronellol,
Potassium Sorbate, Citral
Aluminum stearate, Coumarin,
Glycine Soja Protein, Fragrance

Price/Size

249:-50ml

89:-30ml

110:-40g

440:-50 ml

660:-75ml

 Undercover agent

A natural deodorant that actually works. Free fom synthetic aluminum and alcohol. With organic ingredients.

99% natural ingredients. The only non natural ingredient is baking soda.

Beautiful glass packaging.

Ingredients: Citric Acid Ester - lowers Skin PH value so odor forming bacteria cannot multiply rapidly

Potassium Alum - a natural mineral salt which prevents the growth of odor causing bacteria in a natural way without inhibiting the function of the sweat glands to transpire.

Sodium Bicarbonate - baking soda absorbs odors

Rosewood essential oil - relaxing for hectic and stressful times

Cypress essential oil - antiseptic, calming



Natural potassium alum vs synthetic aluminum

The truth about alum and aluminum
Many people get confused about alum because the press talk about aluminum being bad for us. Aluminum is the third most abundant element on the planet and we ingest it in large proportions every day in water and food. In fact, in some parts, its presence in water is the only thing that allows it to be drunk without harm. It is not particularly good for living organisms in the body so over eons we have evolved a particularly efficient and effective system for allowing naturally occurring Aluminum and its salt derivatives to pass through the body without effect.
However it is specific types of manmade synthetic aluminum that have the health scares associated with them. Aluminium Chlorohydrate is a synthetic ingredient of antiperspirants/deodorants, designed to be absorbed into and to block the pores under the arms, to prevent perspiration. There have been some claims that there may be a connection between Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer and Aluminium Chlorohydrate.

The safe and effective natural deodorant
Alum has a long history of safe use as a deodorant ingredient and is a traditional alternative to many modern deodorants. Our deodorant Undercover agent is made from just a solid moulded lump of crystallised alum, which is a naturally mined mineral salt.

Potassium Alum deodorant benefits
An ingredient allowing deodorants to be both natural and effective is potassium alum, a naturally occurring mineral. Deodorant companies are replacing their harmful or toxic chemical ingredients used to prevent odor with this natural mineral. And if they aren’t, they should. Potassium alum is a natural deodorant ingredient that provides very effective odor protection, and best of all, it is an equally effective alternative to synthetic active ingredients.

Potassium alum deodorant can provide benefits that are unmatched by leading traditional deodorants. Potassium alum, when used in its pure state, will provide 24 hour odor protection by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Additionally, it is hypoallergenic, and does not include ingredients like alcohol, Parabens or aluminum chlorohydrate.

Other uses for potassium alum
Furthermore, potassium alum can act as a great aftershave. It provides astringent and antiseptic effects which allow it to stop the bleeding of shaving cuts and nicks while toning and firming the skin. And, a little known secret of potassium alum is that it can also prevent razor bumps or even help remove pimples. Potassium alum has a variety of uses in our world. It is used in the preparation of flour and cheese and is used in OTC oral health products as an astringent. It can also be used for water clarification, seafood preservation, and pickling.

The advantages of sweating
Sweating is a physiological effect, which is why antiperspirants are covered by the OTC monographs in the USA and are quasi-drugs in Japan. Unfortunately in UK legislation there is no difference made between deodorants and antiperspirant. We think that blocking the skins pores completely is not advisable and that the physiological action of the skin should be left intact as far as possible. Alums low degree of antiperspirant action means that your skins pores are not blocked completely, yet its high degree of antibacterial action mean that it acts as an effective deodorant and only partial antiperspirant.

Deodorant and antiperspirants - a very real difference:
Aluminium Chlorohydrate is an active antiperspirant ingredient, which offers a high degree antiperspirancy and low degree of deodorant function. It is used in many over the counter and prescription antiperspirant products. Alum has low degree of antiperspirancy and functions more as a deodorant than an antiperspirant.

How aluminium chlorohydrate works
It is thought to work when aluminium ions are taken into the cells that line the eccrine-gland ducts at the opening of the epidermis in the top layer of the skin. As aluminium ions are drawn into the cells, there is water that passes in with them and causes the cells begin to swell and squeeze the ducts closed so that sweat cannot get out. There is a limit to the amount of water that each cell can accept and the cells reach a balance. Sweating stops until slowly the water escapes and the cellular swelling decreases and then the sweating process will resume. The process is dependent on the number of aluminium ions applied. The supposition that Aluminium Chlorhydrate blocks the pores is substantiated in the Merck Manual online “Aluminum chloride hexahydrate in a 6 to 20% solution in absolute ethyl alcohol is indicated for topical treatment of axillary, palmar, and plantar sweating; these preparations require a prescription. The solution blocks sweat ducts and is most effective when applied nightly and covered tightly with a thin polyvinylidene or polyethylene film; it should be washed off in the morning.” Reiber et al. 1995 also suggest that Aluminium chlorhydrate salt, is thought to form an obstructive plug of aluminium hydroxide within the sweat duct. There possibility that aluminum in antiperspirants can be absorbed through the skin has been suggested (Graves et al. 1990), but this hypothesis has not been clinically confirmed.

Studies on Breast cancer and Antiperspirants/deodorants - taken from the National Cancer Institute website at www.cancer.gov


At True organic of Sweden we recognize that no two people are alike, and even with pure and natural ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.

We source our pure natural mineral salt Potassium alum from http://verdan.com/en/

For further information:

http://potassiumalum.com/natural-potassium-alum-and-synthetic/

https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/ecoholic/is-the-alum-in-crystal-deodorants-really-safer-than-the-aluminum-in-antiperspirants/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9796505

http://naturalspasupplies.co.uk/product-info/alum-crystals/alum-blog-info/

I'm Not Plastic

Not only are we concerned with that our product on the inside is organic and kind to our planet, so we have packaging made out of sugarcane.

It’s a standard plastic tube… but it’s produced out of material based on 100% renewable resources! We are excited to be on the forefront in the skincare industry, using this unique packaging, a tube, including the closure which is environmentally compatible for our world.

Our aim is to make people and planet friendly products without compromise.

Producing Green Polyethylene (Green PE)

Green Polyethylene (Green PE)

The market values this product highly because it is obtained from a renewable source (instead of fossil fuels) – sugarcane ethanol – while retaining the performance characteristics of a traditional PE, which means it can be used immediately in a variety of applications.

Green PE has a very positive environmental balance because, considering the complete supply chain, it removes up to 2.15 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere for each ton produced.

 

 

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