Aloe Vera- Sonya Skincare Collection
So recently I very nicely got asked to review and try out some of the products from Forever living’s luxury skin care range; The Sonya Skin Care Collection. With working and having a passion in skin I couldn’t wait to try it and learn more about this range!
The collection consists of 5 staple products; a cleanser, exfoliator, toner, serum and a cream. Which I think is a perfect start as I always believe there is 5 steps to a good skincare routine: cleansing, exfoliating, nourishing, moisturising and protecting (so definitely ticks 4 out of 5 for me).
It all comes presented in a big box, so you do have an area to store all of your products, however I would say the packaging is a bit dated but don’t let that take away from the quality of products. Forever living is renowned for being natural and Aloe Vera based, and we all know Aloe Vera has many key benefits for our body internally/externally and especially for our skin! it’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, has amazing healing powers and the list goes on and on! Plus if your into your aesthetic treatments like myself its the perfect product to apply after any laser or micro-needling treatments YAY. Step’s are included in the box so it does tell you a little more information about the products, how to use them and how often.
Myself having definitely combination skin (that dreaded t-zone waaaa) I was very interested to see how much a difference it would make to my skin in a week.
Aloe Purifying Cleaner-
I used this every morning and evening, and I thought it was lovely on the skin. It Comes out in a creamy texture, smells fab Cucumber with lemon and just melts away the days dirt, then just wipe away with damp cotton pads until your cotton pads are clean. I found this took my makeup off really nicely and my mascara didn’t seem a problem either!
Aloe Deep Cleansing Exfoliator-
I used this twice this within the week in the evenings, as this gives a deep clean and scrub you don’t want to be too abrasive with your skin daily. if you have dry skin then I’d recommend only using this once a week, but if your more on the oilier side then you might need to use it twice like myself, as it just gets that top layer of dead skin off and gives your pores a good clean out leaving you feeling freeeeeesh! The exfoliator itself is made from jojoba beads which is fantastic as with some other exfoliators you find its small microbeads made from plastic which can scratch the skin and aids in water particle pollution (which is a very talked about subject at the moment)
Aloe Refreshing Toner-
This product you use every morning and evening after cleansing, as this helps close up all your pores and gives your skin that fresh boost! Just dab onto cotton pads and wipe on your skin in upwards and outward motions. Being alcohol free it doesn’t dry your skin out and left me feeling ready for the day and a nice base for my makeup.
Aloe Nourishing Serum-
This was my favourite, my holy grail product if you will. I only applied this in the evening after my cleanse/toning as this nourishes your skin with Aloe Vera, white tea and mimosa bark extracts helping to repair and restore my skin after the days tasks. I just loved how this felt and looked on my skin, it felt so smooth and silky and left my skin looking super dewy and hydrated. I Laaaved it even my partner commented on how nice my skin looked after using this. But I only used in the evening as I felt if I used it both morning and evening it would of been too heavy for my skin, especially being a little oily myself.
Aloe Balancing Cream-
Again when I used this I only used in the evening and only used once, this is your super rich cream from the collection, it helps to restore and balance your skins moisture, while also helping maintain the clarity of your skins texture/tone. I used this instead of the serum one night and did find my skin felt soft in the morning but I just loved the effect and look the serum gave me so mainly just stuck with that! I’m still not over the serum.
Overall I did really enjoy using this skincare range and found my skin over the week to be super hydrated and didn’t break out once! I think it would be perfect for dry, sensitive, more mature skin types or anyone looking to get into a good skincare routine. I also think it would be fab for teenagers to start with to learn about how to look after their skin and also something natural to use!
But if you have more problematic skin, whether it be acne, pigment, etc I think more medical grade products would be best.
Which I will write a blog about and what I would recommend if that’s something you want to read?! Please let me know in the comments below!
If you would love to also try these products or know a little bit more, then please feel free to contact Lucy on 07708593305 She is fantastic and very knowledgeable about all her products not just this range, anything aloe vera, head to toe, internal, external, you name it she covers everythaang. I believe the full kit is £130.67 however the products are all available to purchase separately and come in generous sizes 118ml-177ml, I wouldn’t say they are overpriced and they do feel very luxurious when on the skin.
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Much love x