Recently, I was sent a couple of new skin care products to try out from the Forever/Forever Living range and thought to myself why not take this opportunity to share all about them on my blog.
I’m always a bit sceptical when it comes to trying out different products, only because chopping and changing your skin care can become quite damaging to your skin and rather than it give you the effects you desire, it can almost backfire into a multitude of nasty breakouts. However, a lady called Claire contacted me last month and asked me if I would be interested and after a few questions exchanged, I decided I would love the opportunity to write about something that I haven’t actually heard much about.
Starting at the basics- Forever or Forever Living is a product based company which manufactures and sells dozens of wellness and beauty inspired products and they promote the opportunity to live a healthier life. Immediately this drew my attention as you can assume correctly, that all the products used are made of the finest natural ingredients.
The two products that I have been kindly sent are within the Flawless by Sonya range are these are all Aloe Vera inspired (based) and therefore very natural and kind to your skin. These two products are part of a collection which is claimed to be a breakthrough in anti-ageing technology but do not let this put you off if you are in a younger age bracket. Any anti-ageing or products for the maturer skin are just designed to be gentler or more hydrating than the average skin care range. Therefore, the only skin type this would not suit would be extremely oily- sebum based skins. Sorry to those that this effects however, they do have a few different ranges so there will be something for everyone and I have added links below, so visit these if you are interested.
Now to the products themselves, the first of the couple is the Aloe Purifying Cleanser. This cleanser is unlike any cleanser I currently have in my collection and quite frankly it’s been a breath of fresh air, as I have over the past year been sticking to balm cleansers which can sometimes be a little high maintenance. This cleanser has a buttery, milky, gel like consistency and just melts straight onto the skin, breaking down and lifting the make up off the skins surface. It leaves an oil like residue which with a Muslim cloth or cotton pad soaked in either hot water or a miscellar water (my favourite being Bioderma) is so easy to remove and leaves the skin feeling fresh. I would advise doing this step twice for the best results.
It has a lovely refreshing, soothing feel which I am guessing comes from the fact it’s like a hybrid of a gel/cream cleanser and the spa like scent makes it a joy to use and almost very calming. The subtle lemon scent also has a great awakening feel for the first morning cleanse of the day. All in all this has been a fab cleanser to use, it has a price tag of £26.84 but a little goes a long way and I still have a lot of this product left to enjoy. It comes in one standard retail size of 177ml, 6fl oz.
The second of the duo was the Aloe Nourishing Serum with white tea. This again has a rich looking texture but very light and moisturising to the skin. The size of the bottle really surprised me,as normal serums usually have a very concentrated bottle, so my initial reaction when seeing this was that maybe I would need to use a lot. No, this definitely is not the case and instead you get a lot for your money. I absolutely love serums and feel they do provide you with that added “something extra” you need to bring back that radiant complexion we all crave for. This one is very easy to apply it doesn’t sink in straight away like some oilier serums but I much prefer that, it also makes a great base layer before your foundation. Some days I wouldn’t even need to contemplate a moisturiser because this gives such amazing moisture control. Admittedly this isn’t ideal for any oily skin but as stated before most anti-ageing or hydrating ranges won’t be. It has again a spa like scent, much like the cleanser but without the lemon. This retails at £33.36 for 118ml worth of product.
Both products have been an absolute dream to use and work with and I will continue to use them and then I will make the decision as to whether to repurchase now or use up the rest of my stash beforehand. Either way- I will definitely have these in my collection especially during the winter months.
Looking at the range of products in this collection, I am very intrigued to try out the rest and even check out some of their make up products.
The products themselves are so natural that they have without a doubt made my skin feel a lot smoother in texture, the tone of my skin has evened out and a lot of the redness has disappeared. These are all properties of Aloe and you can see the benefits it has on the skin almost after the first use, which for me is always a big winner. There are negative tendenacies towards Aloe in general, but it is a natural ingredient promoted to help improve our bodies and the only way it would have any negative effect is if its working alongside a chemically processed product. Just something to bare in mind if you are looking to use any of these.
I will leave links below for the lovely Claire who introduced me to this range and if you are interested then please feel free to check them out. Alternatively, if you have any questions for me beforehand you can catch me on my blog, Twitter or Instagram!
Thanks for reading, ByNatalieJackson.
Claire Friend- Forever Living (UK) Ltd