Monday 8th June 2020 is #WorldOceansDay and the products you use in your day to day life can have a profound effect on the environment.
Doing right by the planet is an important part of everything we do at Forever. From ensuring we farm responsibly at our aloe plantations in Texas and the Dominican Republic, to continually working to reduce our carbon footprint with our distribution, we want to ensure we do our part for the land and sea. But the products you use on a day to day basis can have a profound impact, too, particularly if we all work together to make waves.
To give you a starting point, here's a guide into how some of your favourite Forever products do their part.
Aloe Sunscreen is a water-resistant formula, which offers SPF 30 broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, while locking in moisture with soothing inner leaf aloe. But keeping your family protected is not all that this fantastic sunscreen does.
Coral reefs play a vital role in the delicate ecosystem of our world’s oceans, but many sunscreens contain chemicals that bleach and kill coral reefs. Forever’s Aloe Sunscreen contains non-nanosized natural zinc oxide, so it is reef safe. While you can use Aloe Sunscreen all year round in any country (yes, you need sunscreen in the UK, too, even on a cloudy day!) you can also prepare for the day when travel is back on the agenda by making sure your first dip in the sea doesn’t have a negative effect on the coral life there.
Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask
Forever’s Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask provides potent hydration to the skin, which can work well as an after-sun skin treat. Its bio-cellulose fibres fit the contours of your face to deeply moisturise and ensure every impressive botanical ingredient penetrates the fine lines and wrinkles traditional sheet masks fail to reach.
But it doesn’t stop there. While many sheet masks are made of synthetic materials which, once used, simply go to landfill, our Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask is fully compostable! Once you’ve finished with the mask, you can either add it to your compost bin or your garden, where it will break down. Perfect for keeping your face and the environment feeling fresh!
Experience them together
From 5th June to 30th June 2020, we’re running a very special offer on these two phenomenal products to allow you to make the most of the summer months with skin protection and hydration. You can, for this limited time, buy two Aloe Sunscreen and two Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask sachets in a specially designed gift bag for £36.40!
And they’re not the only Forever products which do their part for the environment!
If you’re looking to uncover silky, soft and healthy-looking skin, why not give Forever’s Smoothing Exfoliator at try? Instead of using artificial microbeads, which are bad for the environment, Smoothing Exfoliator uses natural jojoba beads and bamboo powder to buff away dead skin cells without harming the skin or the environment. It also contains added lemon essential oil to work as a rich moisturiser to hydrate the new skin beneath the surface, making it a perfect skin treat!
Forever Aloe MPD 2X Ultra
Whether it’s a thorough spring-clean, a Hinch-style to-list, or the daily washing up, we all need to clean our houses. The problem is that so many unassuming household products contain toxic chemicals that end up going down the drain and often into waterways. Forever Aloe MPD 2X Ultra is a multi-purpose cleaner that can replace those toxic varieties with an effective solution made with environmentally friendly and biodegradable ingredients. As it’s all-purpose, you can effectively lift grime, cut through grease and remove stains anywhere from your bathroom tiles to your carpet, or from your clothes to your dishes!
Aloe Vera Gel
And of course, how could we write this blog post without mentioning our flagship product, Forever Aloe Vera Gel? Not only is our famous drinking gel made with 99.7% inner leaf aloe gel which is great for skin, the immune system and digestion, but the packaging of this product is made from 100% recyclable materials! That includes our flavoured varieties, too: Aloe Berry Nectar and Aloe Peaches. We sell thousands of these bottles each year in the UK alone, so we love to know that our packaging can be reused instead of being dumped in landfills or waterways.
How will you look to reduce your environmental impact this World Ocean’s Day? Let us know in the comments.