Recently I was asked to review some products from the Forever Living range. There was quite a selection of products for me to sample and that was a positive for me right away. There was no one particular product pushed to the forefront, it was a case of sampling what I wanted and giving my honest review.
Before this opportunity came up I had no clue as to who or what Forever Living is. As always when reviewing a product I research the product, the company and what people are saying online.
As with a lot of products that are sold both online and via people setting up their own work from home business there are always people who will tell you that such things are pyramid schemes. No, Forever Living is not a pyramid scheme – I’m fairly certain pyramid schemes are illegal anyway. In situations like this, I prefer to form my own opinion and usually what I find when I have done the research is that people form an opinion based on what other people have said. I think that is unfair, because unless you go and do the research yourself you cannot really give an honest opinion. What I have found is that some products are quite pricey and this puts a lot of people off. That, of course, is their prerogative, if they choose not to use Forever Living because they do not want to pay out a certain amount of money then that is totally up to them. I am not going to lie, the product range is quite expensive, but if you research each product and compare it to something else that is similar in make you often find that the price is comparable. For instance, they have a gel product that is used for soothing joint and muscle pain. I have yet to try this product – I have ordered a tube – but I am willing to pay a couple of quid more than the nearest comparable product because nothing else has worked for me.
I have an allergy to salicyclic acid – found in anti-inflammatory medications and gels and creams, as well as aspirin. I have tried several creams and gels that work to soothe joint and muscular pain but they have not worked. I don’t know if this product will work – I will review it once it arrives and I have used it – but I decided to try it out because nothing else has so far. That is the point here, I have tried cheaper products and not yielded any results, so if you read this review and think to yourself that a cheaper product is out there, chances are I have tried it and it has failed.
Anyway, onto the product reviews.
Forever Living products are all aloe vera based products. Aloe vera has healing properties that soothe and calm, meaning a kind and gentle product that won’t irritate your skin.
I have to admit I used this product as a shower gel. Using a blob about the size of a 50p I washed my entire body – a little goes a long way. The product lathered up into a rich, creamy lather and my skin felt lovely and soft afterwards. When I first used it in the shower I hadn’t realised it was not a complete body wash – I was in a rush and had just grabbed it – so I had wondered if there would be any skin irritation. There was no burning or irritation at all. The smell was quite subtle, which was a plus for me as I hate overbearing smells. Aloe Vera products can often have a strong odour to them but this is not the case with this product.
I absolutely adored the Aloe face scrub. I have used many face scrubs in my life and have found that quite a lot of them are too harsh, too abrasive. It can be difficult to find one to suit my sensitive skin. This product left my skin feeling amazing after I used it. I am not one prone to gushing over beauty products, but I really would buy this product over and over again. I have never been so impressed with a face product. I have really sensitive skin and even the best of products can irritate it so I was a little worried this product might too. My skin felt soft and fresh afterwards and this was a huge plus for me. I even asked my daughter to try it out, she also has sensitive skin. Her verdict was that the product had a lovely smell and that she did not experience any stinging or burning whilst using the product either.
The Forever Aloe Moisturizing lotion was another product that both myself and my daughter tried out. Again, the smell was very subtle and left our skin feeling soft for quite a long time afterwards. The lotion was light and did not leave a greasy feeling on our skin afterwards, some moisturisers can leave your skin feeling greasy and oily but this one did not do that.
I absolutely loved the Aloe Vera Gelly. This is a product that I am definitely going to be buying over and over again. Again, the smell was quite pleasant and subtle. The product left my skin feeling lovely and soft and there was no residual stickiness or greasiness.
All in all I would recommend quite a lot of the products that Forever Living offer, sure, some things are expensive and that is bound to put some people off, but if you are looking for quality natural products then that is what you will get with Forever Living products.