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Monday, 19 May 2014

Forever Living: Say "Aloe" to Lovely Skin (Sorry)

Now I am not, in truth, much of an expert when it comes to beauty products. I spend far more time thinking about what food and/or drink items I can put into my face than about the actual state of the face itself; indeed, if it remains sauceless throughout the course of a meal I take that as a win.

That's not to say though that I don't sometimes wish to make more of an effort, and was therefore pleased when an exciting parcel came from Forever Living addressed to the "newest beauty blogger on the block". Forever Living are a huge American company specialising in Aloe Vera products - they have over 9.5 million distributors worldwide, although the only one we need concern ourselves with here is the lovely Marie, who tweets from @ForeverLivingMB. I met her at a boozy do a few months ago (yep - now we're back on more familiar territory), and it was she who sent me the goodies to try. These included a full size Avocado Face and Body Soap - and whilst I have no doubt she sent me this because it's made with 100% pure avocado butter and is therefore more or less a food item, it has certainly sorted out my skin, which had become a little bit dry due to prolonged exposure to gin and burgers. It lathers up beautifully and moisturises as well as cleansing; it also smells amazing, which is always a bonus for someone whose natural aroma is a combination of red wine and garlic.

I've not needed to moisturise so much since using this soap, so the first of the sample sachets I've tried has lasted me ages. The Aloe Moisturizing Lotion with collagen and elastin has been a pleasure to use - it sinks in easily and the name alone makes me feel that my skin looks younger and plumper. I've still to try the Aloe Propolis Creme, a blend of Aloe Vera Gel and Bee Propolis extract that promises to improve skin tone and texture, the soothing Aloe Vera Gelly and the Aloe Vera Toothgel (I'll wait until I've eaten something really stinky so I can properly put it through its paces). Essentially though, if you see me in the next few weeks, please refrain from mentioning that there's gravy on my chin, and instead compliment me on my youthful glow...

- You can link to Marie's website here to find out more about the product range and how to order. She sent me the products to try but did not specify I say anything complimentary - but I've loved everything I've tried so far, and at only £5.40 I'll definitely be buying the soap again.

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