Winter skincare ingredient saviours
As Halloween approaches and the nights start to draw in, there is no denying that winter is truly on its way. The season of cosy nights in, bonfire night, mugs of hot chocolate and Christmas really is a wonderful time of year! However, it can also be a very challenging time for our skin and can cause havoc with some people’s complexions. The combination of central heating, plummeting temperatures and blustery days can cause excessive dryness, flakiness and irritability, but how do you choose skincare products that are going to feed your skin what it really craves and needs during this season? Ultimately, it all boils down to the quality and combination of ingredients used! Read on to take a closer look at five of our top winter skin-loving ingredients used in Forever’s range of skincare.
Aloe vera has been praised since ancient times and is said to be the reason behind Queen Cleopatra’s soft and supple skin. Soft, flake-free skin can be particularly hard to achieve when the colder weather sets in, so make sure you choose products containing this incredible ingredient. Forever’s aloe vera is unlike any other found on the market. We use a patented process to ensure the aloe remains extremely pure, and we only use the inner gel to ensure it’s of the highest quality with all the beneficial properties intact. It is this remarkable ingredient that forms the foundation of all Forever’s skincare. And although aloe alone is amazing, the formulas that make up Forever’s line of skincare use a unique blend of peptides, natural minerals, botanicals, desert plants and the latest skin science not only to complement aloe, but to actually increase its efficacy and benefits.
The harsh winter climate can be extremely drying on our skin, leaving it more susceptible to inflammation and irritability. Products such as the Infinite by Forever Restoring Crème don’t contain any artificial fragrance since this can cause skin irritation, which may be exacerbated during this time of year. Instead, the natural scent is derived from essential oils including lavender, eucalyptus and basil to help replenish and rejuvenate thirsty skin.
Facial redness is another common skin complaint that can be made worse during inclement weather. Beetroot extract, found in the Infinite by Forever Restoring Crème, is rich in vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. This means it helps to even skin tone and texture. Goodbye ruddy complexion!
Apple amino acid and coconut
Dry skin which is lacking in moisture is the most common winter bugbear. To combat this problem, try using the Infinite by Forever Hydrating Cleanser which is full of apple amino acids which not only provide an immediate increase in skin hydration but also suspends dirt and oil so that it can be easily washed away. This cleanser also contains sodium cocoyl glycinate derived from coconut, and this mild, natural, moisturising surfactant is both hypoallergenic and non-irritating, leaving skin feeling soft without drying.
Another extremely moisturising ingredient is jojoba oil, which features a wax-like substance which is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. What makes this ingredient so perfect for winter skincare routines is largely down to the oil’s ability to reflect the properties found in the natural protective wax found on the skin’s surface. Jojoba is able to mimic these natural oils whilst penetrating deep into the skin to keep it smooth, supple and moisturised. Jojoba can be found in Aloe Lips with Jojoba and Infinite by Forever’s Restoring Crème.
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