Every single person in this world is unique, and along with many other beautiful differences that make you YOU, skin type is another factor that is part of your personal make-up. Like with most things, it’s important to understand your body so that you can provide it with the care it requires in order to be happy, healthy and keep you looking your best.
There are four ways to describe skin: normal, dry, oily and combination. The most effective way of defining yours is to study the appearance of the skin on your face a couple of hours after it has been washed. Please note, however, that in order for this to work properly, skin must be free from product. If you have dry skin, you may notice rough or flaky patches. If you have oily skin, you’ll notice shiny patches across your forehead, nose and chin (t-zone). And if you have combination skin, you’ll notice characteristics of both dry and oily skin. If you are fortunate enough to have normal skin, your skin will remain balanced and dry patches or excess shine aren’t even on your radar!
The good news is that, whatever your skin type, Forever has skincare products that have been designed to give you radiant skin. Read on to discover the differences between our skincare products so that you can give your skin the love it deserves.
If combination, oily or normal describes your complexion, look no further than the Sonya® daily skincare system. This scientifically-advanced line of synergistic skincare uses a gel delivery system that carries the aloe, moisture and botanicals directly to your skin. This range boasts a high concentration of aloe and a hydra-infused system that gently targets skin to improve its overall look and feel.
The Sonya® daily skincare system has been formulated specifically for combination skin, which is prone to fluctuate between oily and dry. The gel-based formulas have been designed to control shine while also delivering moisture to where it’s needed most.
Refreshing gel cleanser: Ditch traditional soap-based cleansers in favor of an impressive face wash that doesn’t strip skin. Refreshing gel cleanser uses a gel delivery system that’s been infused with aloe and powerful botanicals to gently cleanse and condition your face while it washes away dirt and debris.
You’ll notice from the moment the cooling gel touches your skin that this isn’t your high bubble, leave-your-skin-tight type of experience. Instead, you’ll embrace a gentle and soothing experience that combines cleansing agents with moisturizing agents like cold pressed baobab oil – prized for its unsaturated fatty acids. Baobab oil comes from a tree in Senegal known as ‘the tree of life’ to natives, as it’s lived for over 500 years. The strength and longevity of this tree makes it an excellent extract to boost this cleanser’s remarkable formula. Acacia concinna fruit extract is found in the tropical jungles of Asia and this natural cleanser helps remove dead cell build-up, dirt and makeup for a thorough, but soft cleansing experience. Refreshing gel cleanser also contains rich antioxidants like apple amino acids and hydroxyacetophenone, which supports combination skin.
Refining gel mask: We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘I need my beauty sleep’, but did you know that you can achieve this fresh-faced look by using a face mask?
This brand-new product helps promote healthy skin tone by nourishing your skin while you sleep. Simply apply a generous amount over your entire face before bedtime and leave on overnight. Refining gel mask has been scientifically formulated to optimize the way your skin functions at night. By leveraging the natural functions of the body while you sleep, this mask helps to support balance by controlling oil and brightening the appearance of skin. To make the most of your shut eye, we infused this gel with a bounty of botanicals, including carrot seed oil, basil oil, artemisia pallens flower oil and soybean oil. The cool gel of the mask will absorb quickly into your skin so that you benefit from the moisturizing properties of our rich, stabilized aloe vera gel, as well as moisturizers like apple fruit extract, clover flower extract, sasa quelpaertensis (Korean bamboo) extract, and liquorice root, a plant which provides antioxidant support. This high-quality blend moisturizes your skin while you sleep, without leaving skin greasy. Rinse thoroughly in the morning to reveal a balanced complexion.
Illuminating gel: For a glowing complexion that’s the envy of many, you’ll want to get your hands on this magical product.
Younger skin has a natural radiance and light to it that seems to dim as you age, but now, illuminating gel can help restore your skin to its natural brilliance. Thanks to encapsulated peptides in a quick absorbing gel, this product’s formula can help deliver the latest technology to your skin. A unique blend of green and brown algae, known for helping to even skin tone and soften age spots, has been paired with liposomes and red clover flower extract to help reduce the appearance of large pores. Illuminating gel is unlike anything available on the market thanks to its unique collection of five Asian botanicals: scutallaria baicalensis root, glycyrrhiza glabra root, morus alba root, artemisia capillaris flower and zizyphus jujuba fruit. These oriental plants are known for their ability to even and brighten overall skin tone to leave skin soft, smooth and radiant.
Soothing gel moisturizer: Soothing gel moisturizer looks like a lotion, but this gel-based formula melts into your skin. Filled with botanicals and lush active ingredients, this gel-lotion breaks down until it’s completely absorbed, leaving behind a moist and dewy complexion.
This unique moisturizer dissipates into a hydra-infused carrier that doesn’t leave a residue or texture to help your skin look and feel plump from the abundance of natural ingredients. Plant extracts and oils including apple fruit extract, pomegranate fruit extract, fig fruit extract, mulberry fruit extract, ginkgo biloba extract, jojoba esters and olive oil help skin feel hydrated and supple. Beta-glucan extracted from mushrooms has been added to soothe and even skin tone. We also added anti-aging ingredients like linoleic acid and hydrolyzed collagen, scientifically advanced to go into the skin where it needs it most. To finish the formula, we infused it with orange and mandarin peel oil, roman camomile and geranium oil, and bergamot fruit oil to leave skin feeling refreshed.
Infinite by Forever™, Forever’s advanced skincare system, is suitable for all skin types, but particularly dry, aging skin. If you are over the age of 25, it is time to start thinking about using products that have been designed to slow or minimize the appearance of aging. If, however, aging skin is far from your mind but you consider your complexion to be dry, we would still recommend that you embrace the moisture-rich properties of infinite by Forever™.
This revolutionary skincare range introduces remarkable formulas and natural ingredients that work together to restore the skin’s moisture balance, stimulate healthy collagen levels and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We know that aloe is great for skin but infinite by Forever™ has gone a step further by pairing aloe with botanicals and the latest in scientific advancements that elevate its performance. By utilizing skin-conditioning ingredients to target the appearance of premature aging from the inside out and the outside in, infinite by Forever™ is ideal for anyone looking to add radiance to their skin.
hydrating cleanser: This mild, milky cleanser is full of potent, naturally-derived ingredients like apple extract, apple amino acid and cocoa fatty acids that increase skin hydration and gently wash away dirt and oil without drying. These ingredients are hypoallergenic, and the formula has no artificial fragrance added which means it’s kind to even sensitive skin. Its age-minimizing recipe also assists your skin’s barrier function to fight against tightness and dryness, and thanks to bountiful amounts of linoleic acid and vitamin E, the cleanser can support skin lipids and help break down dirt and debris to leave skin feeling hydrated, soft and clean. Hydrating cleanser is definitely an excellent choice when it comes to laying a strong foundation for the rest of your routine.
firming complex: Focus on nutrient-rich skincare with firming complex, Forever’s first exclusive beauty supplement. This supplement is an inner-conditioning complex that helps target the appearance of premature aging and has been specially formulated to assist beauty from within. We’ve combined vitamin C to help with healthy collagen formation in the skin, biotin to maintain healthy hair and skin and we’ve even added extra marine collagen. Collagen is an amino acid-packed protein which occurs naturally in the body to give structure and tone to connective tissues. Taking collagen orally has shown to reduce the appearance in the depth of facial wrinkles and increase skin’s bounce, flexibility and hydration. Backed by two clinical studies, added ingredient French melon provides superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant that helps fight free radical stress, and patented phytoceramides replenish skin to improve its moisture-barrier function. Firming complex works together with firming serum and other topical products in the infinite by Forever™ line to assemble the ultimate weapon against skin that appears dull, sallow and tired. Take two tablets daily and for best results, consume in the morning.
firming serum: Target the signs of aging with an advanced serum that complements the natural processes of skin to increase firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This scientifically-advanced formula boosts the power of aloe with a clinically tested ingredient, trifluoracetyl tripepetide-2. In clinical tests, this single ingredient significantly improved skin elasticity and is known to combat progerin, a harmful protein that increases as you age and wreaks havoc on your skin. This three-amino acid peptide is paired with hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, a natural humectant that supports moisture and skin conditioners. Yeast extract helps support collagen synthesis and natural skin defenses to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, while whey protein revitalizes the skin by increasing skin’s smoothness, firmness and thickness. This stacked formula is a skin scientist’s dream bolstered with the power of nature and the most advanced laboratory findings to help you look and feel your best. With powerful natural ingredients and our patented aloe, this cutting-edge serum works as a rich moisturizer that makes skin feel smooth and firm, and your complexion appear visibly younger.
restoring crème: With over 15 skin-conditioning ingredients, restoring crème absorbs fast to leave skin feeling moisturized and smooth. This impressive cream combines skin science and aloe with powerful antioxidant botanicals including acai and pomegranate, and vitamin B3, which helps even out skin tone and texture. Ingredients such as squalane, jojoba esters, glycolipids and beeswax show significant moisturizing properties and help this cream sweep effortlessly across your skin. An anti-aging essential oil blend of lavender, petitgrain, basil, eucalyptus, lime and orange peel support aloe to replenish and rejuvenate parched skin. To finish off this moisturizing powerhouse, we’ve added the latest chemistry to provide a new sugar structure that improves skin’s water barrier and retention. As the final very important step in the infinite by Forever™ routine, restoring crème seals in all of the powerful benefits your skin has just received so you can start slowing the sands of time. Use daily to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier, replenish parched skin and further reduce the appearance of aging.
Beautiful, glowing skin is within reach with Forever’s new skincare products for targeted results. These unique products— balancing toner, protecting day lotion with SPF 20, smoothing exfoliator and awakening eye cream—will refresh and revive your skin by targeting specific skincare needs such as dullness, dry skin, blotches, sun damage, puffiness and dark circles. They can be added to any skincare regimen and complement all skin types, product lines and routines to maximize results for your personal needs.
Now that you’ve established your skin type and which skincare collection is right for you, you may still notice that your skin requires additional support. If you have a recurring skin complaint that you want to combat, supplementing your routine with Forever’s other skincare products is the solution you’ve been waiting for. Each one of these products has been formulated to address common skin-related issues but the unique formulas complement the ingredients found within both infinite by Forever™ and the Sonya® daily skincare system perfectly.
If puffy eyes, dark circles or lines around the eye area is what gives away your age, you’ll definitely want to reach for Forever’s awakening eye cream. Awakening eye cream combines patented ingredients with peptide technology to improve and smooth the sensitive eye area, visibly reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles and dark circles. By utilizing a unique collagen with a low molecular weight that’s proven to help normal collagen formation, this gentle cream can aid optimal skin hydration and firmness. Healthy collagen can also improve skin smoothness, resulting in plumper, firmer skin around the eye area.
Awakening eye cream contains many unique ingredients, including butylene glycol, which has been shown to reduce the appearance of eye puffiness and dark circles in as little as 15 days. Another cutting-edge ingredient, albizia julibrissin bark extract with darutoside, is one of the first of its kind to have shown a lifting action on the sagging upper eyelid. With this, we’re able to address both the upper eye lid and delicate skin around the eye, creating a total eye perking experience. This advanced eye cream also blurs the look of crow’s feet by strengthening the surface structure and restricting water loss, so instead of dry and puffy, eyes appear more rested, alert and rejuvenated.
Uneven skin tone?
If you’re plagued by an uneven complexion and large pores, balancing toner is likely to be the skincare component you’ve been searching for. Not only will this toner make a pronounced difference in how your skin feels, your skin’s appearance will also improve thanks to a formula that helps support the absorption of nutrients.
Sometimes a cleanser just isn’t enough to remove all the dirt and debris, particularly if you wear waterproof or good quality makeup, so adding a toner to your skincare routine is a brilliant way of ensuring all impurities have been washed away. Forever’s balancing toner goes that step further by minimising the appearance of pores and by adding extra hydration between cleansing and moisturizing. Its unique blend of seaweed extract and sodium hyaluronate moisturize and soften skin to keep it looking youthful, while cucumber extract soothes and provides additional hydration. Cucumber also helps to improve tone thanks to its ligans, which target texture and puffiness. Added white tea extract is a rich antioxidant that works with the high concentration of aloe to balance the fluctuations of the skin and help fight against free radicals.
If you’ve been blessed with a fair complexion, you enjoy the outdoors or you wish to protect your face from harmful UV rays, you’ll love Forever’s protecting day lotion. This everyday lotion with broad spectrum mineral sunscreen is perfect for defending skin from dark spots caused by sun aging.
Start your day off right by arming your face against environmental aggressors. Thanks to added SPF 20, this lotion nourishes skin by surrounding it in a veil of moisture, plus its aloe, mushroom extract and skin conditioning ingredients provide skin with incredible moisturizing power. This lotion is also loaded with powerful fruit and herbal extracts. The crambe plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region, has an unusually high amount of fatty acids found in its oil which is believed to improve skin’s tone and texture, while the antioxidant properties of watermelon extract help fight against oxidative processes. Finally, anastatica hierochuntica, or the Jerusalem Resurrection Plant, has an astounding ability to survive lengthy periods of arid, dry climates before resurrecting itself with hydration – a quality we were able to capture in this day cream’s rare formula.
Protecting day lotion is also perfect for those with delicate or sensitive skin. Thanks to natural mineral sunscreens, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and a unique dispersion system, this face cream gently blends into skin to soothe and protect.
Keep your complexion under control with smoothing exfoliator, a unique face wash that gently exfoliates to uncover silky, soft, fresh and moisturized skin.
Did you know that your body gets rid of 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells every single day? Even with a consistent cleansing routine, your skin sometimes needs helps sloughing off these dead skin cells, otherwise your complexion can look flaky, dull and tired. Exfoliated skin will also better absorb any topical application that follows, which is why it’s important to exfoliate around 2-3 times per week. Now, thanks to Forever’s smoothing exfoliator, you can help your skin look brighter by getting rid of the old without stressing the soft, newer skin underneath. Instead of using harsh chemicals, harmful plastic micro-beads or sharp fragments, this kind exfoliator utilizes natural ingredients with unique functions to give a complete cleansing experience.
Jojoba beads gently roll across skin to remove debris; sustainably sourced bamboo powder sweeps the skin to remove dead skin cells without scratching the skin’s surface; extracts of bromelain, obtained from pineapple, assists in destroying the keratin of dead cells so that they can be removed more easily; papain, from papaya, assists in rejuvenating skin and is a rich source of vitamins C, A, E and pantothenic acid; and lemon essential oil is a rich moisturizer that instantly starts hydrating the younger skin underneath. These resurfacing ingredients have also been paired with antioxidants like grape juice extract, to deliver the most effective exfoliating experience you’ve ever had.
Soothe and refresh with the power of 98% aloe vera gel in aloe activator.
Aloe is a perfect addition to any skincare routine, but especially helpful for those with dry, sensitive skin. Its many essential components like vitamins A, C and E make aloe activator the perfect post-wash follow up. Our prized aloe is paired with alantoin, which is not only an effective moisturizer, but also complements our aloe perfectly to gently soften and smooth skin. Aloe activator also supports the efficacy and performance of other Forever skincare products when used to prep the skin or used after to seal in the benefits. This step in your daily beauty ritual will become your new favorite.
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