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:
Key Ingredients In True Organic Of Sweden All You Need Is Me
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.
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?
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.
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
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.
Let’s be clear: I don’t use this cream 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.
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