Forever Review (Direct Selling Company)
I would just like to say before I kick this off that I am in no way affiliated with any direct selling company, none of my posts on any Direct selling companies are in no way paid. I am doing this so that people like you and I can have a 100 percent honest review of a DSC (Direct Selling Company). Most of the reviews that you find online about these companies are either, by independent consultants of the company, or, are paid blog post’s which means that the blogger has had a cash payment for a blog post in return, and as much as all us bloggers would like to say “no matter how much we are paid that all of our reviews are 100 percent honest”………..But, being paid to do a blog post definitely makes the review a little softer.
If you have never came across Forever before, then let me get you up to speed. They are one of the longer running companies that are out there, they have been active in the U.K and Ireland since 1993 and have grown a very loyal fan base of Forever finatics since then. Their unique selling point is that all of their products main ingredient is aloe vera, even their toothpaste!! They are a debt – free, cash – rich, family run business, originally based in Arizona U.S.A, and founded in 1978, with an astounding turnover of 2.6 billion dollars. They also own all of their aloe fields, and grow and harvest using a patented process called cold pressing. This means that they only use the gel part of the plant they do not use the green outer part of the leaf as this can cause allergic reactions in some people. Clients that have had this type of reaction using another aloe vera based brands feel that it is the aloe vera they are alergic to which is not they case. People that have used Forever’s products do not get the reaction they had while using other brands. Their process is totally unique. And just a little interesting fact, aloe is actually part of the lily family and is also known as the “miracle plant” or “natural healer”, it has soothing properties and is very versatile.
Products I tried and info
I was kindly sent some samples to try by the lovely Dawn Humphries who only had amazing things to say about the company, she explains in an e-mail that working for Forever has given her financial freedom and not only is her family benefiting from her being at home but her bank balance has also been given a boost. But, like I said at the beginning, she will only have nice things to say about the company and thier products, the simple fact of the matter is that she wants people like you and I to buy these products from her. I am in no way saying that this company has not done fantastic things for her work and personal life, I am just here to give a honest opinion of the products. So, here is the list of items I was sent, how I used them, what I thought and what they claim to do for you.
1.Aloe Gelly – This items is sometimes reffered to as the first aid kit in a tube. Remember that interesting fact that probably bored you?? I said that aloe vera was very versatile. Well this item is a perfect example of that as it has so many different uses, not only can this be used on minor scrapes, cuts, bites, stings, and burns, but its so gentle that you can use it if you have just become a mum as it can be used for nappy rash, place it in the fridge and rub on teething babies gums, or for ulcers or you can even swallow a spoonful if you have a sore throat. It doesnt only have to be used to heal, its like a type of serum so it can be used on hair or skin. I used it on my hair. I placed a little in the palms of my hands and smoothed it through damp hair. I also used it after drying and styling for a smooth shiny finish, and to keep fly away hairs at bay. I was sent sample sizes of all of the items, this would be one that I would buy a full sized tube of, I am a mother of two and it would be a great alternative to other, stingy products that I have used on burns or scratches that my kids had in the past.
2.Aloe moisturising lotion – This product is a sure fire way to fight back against pollutants your skin faces on a daily basis. It maintains the skins natural PH balance, its also a great base before make up application. I used this as part of my morning routine, after washing my face with an ex foliating face wash, I applied this lotion, waited for it to dry, then applied my make up as usual. Anyone that has read my blog knows that I am a make up finatic and I have tried many primers and this stands up beside the best. The product I would say this is most similar to after make up application would be maybeline baby soft skin. It has the same finish and make up stays nice and matt throughout the day. My make up went on smoothly and my skin looked smooth and plump all day. I was surprised how much of a difference it actually made if I am completely honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this item so I was pleasantly surprised by its results. Another thing that’s worth noting, when I change from one product to another I tend to have a bit of a breakout on the first few days of using a new product but due to the PH balancing properties in this lotion, that did not happen on this occasion which was definite relief for me!!
3.Aloe Propolis Creme – Another extremely versatile product. After reading up on this product as I was unsure as to what it actually was as I had never heard of propolis before so wondered what it did, I learned that propolis is actually the waxy substance bee’s use to line their hives. Its water tight and is also anti-bacterial. Forever adds this to the Aloe Vera which makes it ideal for treating dry skin conditions. Its also very useful if you suffer from cracked heels (Yep, sounds so UN-sexy, but even the celeb’s suffer from this unsightly condition!!) due to it being a natural anti-fungal agent. I used this everyday as a hand cream, as a mum of two, with a part-time cleaning job my hands get really dry due to using lots of different cleaning products. I sometimes get small rash like bumps on my hand, this cream did not sting the rash like other products I had tried and by the time the sample was finished, although it had not gone away completely I had noticed a huge difference. I would totally but a full size version of this product and would recommend it to anyone that has a skin condition.
4.Forever Bright Tooth Gel – Yep!!!!! A toothpaste that actually contains not only Aloe Vera but that amazing bee propolis which is amazing at fighting mouth ulcers. I don’t know why but I was expecting this to taste weird but it did’nt, it was nice and minty. Its bright green in colour which was a surprise as I squeezed it out of the sample sachet. It left my teeth smooth to run my tongue along, my breath was nice and fresh, my teeth looked clean and shiny but I would need a bigger amount of this to be able to give an honest fair review. I will purchase this and review again at a later date so keep your eyes peeled for that!!
5.Aloe Matters Magazine issue 17 – This is the summer special edition and features former
England rugby star Ben Cohen. It contains loads of information on product tips, to, how to make your own summer sorbet’s. There is even a skincare guide which helps ladies like myself, achieve youthful skin. There is another great guide which helps you avoid any summer time beauty blunders. There is plenty of interesting information in this mag, and I am really glad that Dawn sent this along with the samples, it gives me a better feel of what Forever are all about.
So, What is the verdict??
Well, I had never heard of Forever before, which is surprising as they have been around for a while. I really like that all of their products are natural, their products are actually so gentle that they can be used on even animals”!! Not only are they a great company with great morals, but the products do not cause any suffering to any human or animal in any way shape or form. I would happily but the toothpaste and the lotion. After looking through the magazine there are a few other items I would like to try such as the aloe-jojoba shampoo and conditioning rinse. They are also introducing an new
line of anti-ageing skin care, called Infinite by Forever. After reading the double page spread featured in the magazine I would love to add one or two of these items to my night time routine. I am 32 and really need to start using a good anti-aging skin care product so this has presented itself at just the right time, and if I get the results described in the magazine then I won’t have these worry lines for much longer.
Fave item – Moisturising Lotion!!
If you would like to find out more about Forever and their amazing products then head toThe World Of Aloe or Dawns FB Page – Forever Living Dawn or feel free to drop Dawn an e-mail if you have any other Forever related questions at Dawn’s E-mail address
Have a great day guys, have happy positive thoughts, don’t let the small stuff get you down, live,love slay!!!!!!