What if you only need one skincare product for all your dry skin woes? True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me promises you just that.
It demands exclusivity but is willing to give you a lot in return. Rumour has it, this thick moisturiser makes dry skin soft and smooth, protects it from hot suns and cold winds, soothes irritations and heals wounds faster.
That’s A LOT for one product. Does it have what it takes to deliver or does it just like to boast? Let’s find out:
What’s In True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me
CASTOR OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Castor oil makes up the base of True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me.
It’s a thick oil with a sticky feel, which gives you an idea what to expect texture-wise. Hint: if you have oily skin, you probably won’t like it.
But you can’t deny its moisturising properties. Like all oils out there, castor oil is full of moisturising fatty acids that make skin soft and smooth for hours.
OLIVE OIL TO MOISTURISE AND PREVENT WRINKLES
Disclaimer: when it comes to olive oil, I’m biased. I’m Italian so for me, it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
Funny thing, science agrees with me. 😉 Turns out, olive oil is so awesome because it’s loaded with fatty acids and antioxidants.
Fatty acids are totally underrated in skincare, but your skin can’t live without them. They trap water into the skin and make even the driest of skin soft and smooth again.
Antioxidants help you fight premature aging. Olive oil is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E, and resveratrol. They all fight the free radicals that give you wrinkles but vits A & C go a step further: they also boost collagen.
Related: What Does Olive Oil Do For Skin?
SHEA BUTTER TO STRENGTHEN THE SKIN’S PROTECTIVE BARRIER
I have a huge crush on Shea butter – it literally saved my body skin.
My skin there is as dry as the Sahara, maybe more. Shea butter is the only thing I’ve come across that can keep it soft and moisturised from morning till night.
Shea butter works because it’s rich in moisturising fatty acids (oleic, stearic, linoleic, palmitic, and linolenic) that create a barrier on the skin that slows down water loss. Rumour has it, it does this better than mineral oil (what derm think as the holy grail of moisturization).
Bonus points: it has its fair share of antioxidants to prevent premature wrinkles.
Related: Why Shea Butter Is A Godsend For Dry Skin
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True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me has a thick, gel-like texture that spreads easily on the skin. It takes a while to absorb and feels a little sticky until it does but if that’s what it takes to deal with dry skin, I’ll take it.
How To Use It
You can use it all over, from head to foot, whenever your skin feels dry.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Let’s be clear: I don’t use True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me on my face. It’s too rich for that. So no, it’s not the only cream you need in your skincare arsenal. But it’s an one stop shop for all your dry skin woes:
Dry, cracked lips? Check.
Rough, dry patches of skin on feet and elbows? Check.
Cracked, flaky knuckles? Check.
Red, irritated skin? Check.
My fave way to use it is as a hand and foot cream. I apply a generous layer, put gloves on and go to sleep. When I wake up in the morning, my hands and feet are super soft and so smooth.
In my teens, I used vaseline to deal with all my dry skin woes (hey, I lived in a small town and that was the most moisturising thing I could find in the shops). True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me finally replaced that.
It’s just as gentle. Way more moisturising. A little less greasy. Did I mention it has no scent, too? Call me boring, but in skincare that’s a huge plus.
Who Is This For?
Who Is This NOT For?
Oily and acne-prone skin.
A sleek white tube.
Does Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me Live Up To Its Claims?
|Protects the skin against weather and wind.||True. Anything that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier does this.|
|Soothes red and irritated skin.||True. Anything that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier does this.|
|Makes the skin soft and supple.||True.|
|Relieves minor sunburn.||True. Anything that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier does this.|
|Whitens and reduces age spot.||No. There’s nothing here that can reduce dark spots.|
|Hydrates dry skin.||True.|
|Assists in minor scrapes.||True. Anything that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier does this.|
|Only a small amount is needed.||True.|
|Works great on cracked and dry cuticles, heels, elbows and lips. Can be used as a nourishing scalp and hair mask. Perfect as a lip gloss. Mosquito and insect bites, poison ivy, eczema, mild sunburn, red baby bottoms and rough dry gardening hands.||True. Anything that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier does this.|
|It is so effective and fast acting because of the concentrated natural organic ingredients.||It’s effective and fast acting because it has very moisturising ingredients. Their natural origin is irrelevant.|
Price & Availability
$19.00 at The Detox Market
Do You Need It?
If you have very dry skin, this is a great option to consider.
Dupes & Alternatives
Castor Oil, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E and Blueberry seed Oil