Reviewed by Shetho
Forever is not a brand I am familiar with, and I always like to know something about the ethos behind the products I use, so I did some research to educate myself. On browsing their website I learned that Forever has been established for over 40 years and uses only natural ingredients to manufacture its products which are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Forever even grow their own aloe at their base in Arizona USA and they distribute their goods worldwide.
The 60ml Smoothing Exfoliator arrived packaged in a sleek white and blue card outer with the plastic tube inside. The tube is white with a blue cap and blue writing and includes the Forever bird emblem. The product is white in colour and has a fairly coarse grainy texture. The ingredients are natural and organic and include aloe leaf and aloe vera gel, jojoba and lemon oil. According to the Forever website ‘Old skin can look flaky, tired and dull. The right exfoliator removes dead skin cells to reveal brighter-looking skin with a smooth tone and texture. Forever’s smoothing exfoliator is gentle enough to get the job done without stressing the soft, newer skin underneath. Instead of using harsh chemicals or sharp fragments, smoothing exfoliator uses five powerful and natural ingredients that work together to provide a complete and rejuvenating cleansing experience. Jojoba beads gently roll across the skin to remove dirt and debris while sustainably sourced bamboo powder sweeps the skin to remove dead skin cells’.
The directions say to apply a moderate amount onto wet fingers. Gently work in a circular motion over the face and neck, avoiding the delicate eye area. I followed the instructions and it was easy to apply the product. Whilst working it in, found that initially the scrub felt quite rough on my face and I was a little concerned that it may be too harsh for my skin. The scrub rinsed away very easily with just warm water and, I need not have worried about the texture as once rinsed off my it left my skin feeling brighter and fresh and not sore or dry in any way.
The instructions say to use 2-3 times per week so I continued as directed. On the subsequent uses I paid particular attention to the area around my nose which can at times become congested with sebum. Following the second and third uses I noticed that these areas were improved and my face was visibly glowing. Afterwards when I applied my moisturiser and makeup the additional product flowed onto my skin much easier than usual.
The Exfoliator has a lovely delicate spa style scent and a little goes a long way. I found the product ideal for regular use and noticed visible results. It removed dead skin to reveal improved tone and a smoother texture.
If you are looking for a product that will brighten your complexion and improve the texture of your skin, which uses natural organic ingredients, I would recommend the Forever Smoothing Exfoliator
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