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The Origins of Mothering Sunday and Forever’s March Incentive Gift Ideas

Traditionally at the end of March, the UK and the Republic of Ireland has taken time to celebrate mothers – but where did the idea of giving gifts get started?   

During the 16th century, people in the UK and Ireland used to return on the 4th Sunday of Lent for a service at the main church or cathedral of the area, otherwise known as the ‘mothering’ church. Also, this fourth Sunday of March is nine months before December 25th, and usually a day off for servants who could use it to return home and visit their mothers, since they wouldn't get to see them during the rest of the year.  Children and young people were also given a day off on that date so they could visit their families, and would pick wildflowers along the way to place in the church or give to their mothers. Eventually, the religious tradition evolved into the Mothering Sunday secular tradition of giving gifts to honour their mums.

With our self-care skin products or a synergistic skin care system, Forever Living has you covered for gifts, whether they are big or small. With our Mother’s Day Retail Product Incentives, we have the perfect gift for those special mothers or mother figures in each of our lives.  

To start, my favourite Forever gift giving product, which is also so easy to slip through the post box with a card, is the multi award-winning Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask (code 616) Through a process unique to Forever, this premium, scientifically created formula fuses pure aloe and seagrass with the bio-cellulose fabric to soothe, soften and condition skin.  Its bio-cellulose fibres fit the contours of your face to deeply moisturise and to ensure every botanical penetrates the fine lines and wrinkles that traditional sheet masks cannot reach.  This environmentally friendly, biodegradable mask has also been enriched by a moisturising, cooling and calming serum of green tea, hyaluronic acid and horse chestnut that rejuvenates dull skin by combating the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of redness. It’s most effective to wear for at least 20 minutes, as the mask actually breaks down into your skin after 15 minutes. Great for all skin types, this mask is perfect for those mums who need a little self-care break in their busy schedules.

A great power duo is Aloe Body Wash in the bath, followed by the Aloe Body Lotion on your skin (code 6463). Forever’s Aloe Body Wash  contains skin conditioning ingredients such as arnica flower extract and hydrolysed jojoba esters, which help soften skin while increasing hydration and smoothness.  This sulphate-free formula features a perfect blend of aloe vera and the prized argan oil with a lovely woodsy, earthy scent.  The pH balanced seafoam green creamy foam comes from naturally-derived copper chlorophyll, which adds to the overall experience of leaving your skin feeling soft, clean and a refreshed without stripping your skin of moisture.  

Use Forever’s Aloe Body Lotion lightweight formula every day, or multiple times a day, as a body moisturiser for normal to dry skin, to soften skin and leave it feeling smooth, hydrated and healthy. With aloe, vitamin E, and also containing argan, sodium hyaluronate and hydrolysed jojoba esters, this combination supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier, appearance of firmness and skin elasticity, whilst also absorbing quickly into the skin with its light floral scent.  

Depending on their skin type and age, mothers can benefit by having a consistent skin routine. For oily or combination skin (skin that can fluctuate between normal, oily and dry), the Sonya Daily Skincare System is a gel-based, melting formula that goes deeper into the skin layers at a quick absorption rate.  The Sonya Daily Skincare System (code 609) has four products to support fluctuations in oily and combination skin to help bring the skin into balance. Sonya Refreshing Gel Cleanser is a soap free formula that doesn’t leave skin feeling tight and dehydrated with its vitamin A and E rich cold-pressed baobab oil, which moisturises the skin and restores a youthful look. Use twice daily on the face and neck. The Sonya Illuminating Gel evens and brightens the overall appearance of the skin tone and texture to give it a natural glow. A quick absorbing gel and highly concentrated, this helps to even skin tone, brighten skin’s overall appearance, reduce the appearance of large pores, and soften the appearance of age spots. Use twice daily on face and neck after you cleanse. The Sonya Refining Gel Mask promotes healthy skin tone and supports fluctuations of combination skin while sleeping to nourish your skin as our body and skin perform differently at night while we rest. Use 2–3 times a week after applying Sonya Illuminating Gel and before bedtime and rinse skin the next morning.  Sonya Soothing Gel Moisturizer is for combination and oily skin as it is hydra-infused, gel-based formula balances the moisture of water/oils in the skin. Scientifically advanced collagen supports skin’s bounce and promotes ageing well. Use twice daily on the face and neck after applying Illuminating Gel or for added moisturising after applying Refining Gel Mask.
For dry skin or mature skin that is seeing more signs of premature ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, Infinite by Forever Advanced Skincare System (code 553) is a premium four product anti-ageing skincare system.  Infinite Hydrating Cleanser is a mild, milky cleanser 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. Paired with powerful natural ingredients and our patented aloe, Infinite Firming Serum is a rich serum that targets the signs of ageing with a clinically proven, patented three-amino acid peptide that complements the natural process of skin to increase firmness and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With over fifteen skin-conditioning ingredients, Infinite Restoring Crème combines skin science and aloe with powerful botanicals, including acai and pomegranate, and vitamin B3 helps even out skin tone and texture. It has a fast absorption rate, and a lovely scent, and it’s advised to use twice daily with the Infinite Firming Serum to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier, replenish parched skin and further reduce the appearance of ageing.

Focus on nutrient skincare with Infinite Firming Complex with its conditioning beauty supplement that helps target the appearance of premature ageing and it’s been specially formulated to assist skin from within. We’ve combined vitamin C, marine collagen and biotin to help nudge healthy collagen and ceremide formation in maintaining healthy hair and skin.  This supplement can also complement Forever’s Marine Collagen and can be taken at the same time.  For best results, apply the Infinite Hydrating Cleanser, Firming Serum and Restoring Crème every morning and then repeating this process every evening before bed. We also recommend you take two of the Firming Complex tablets in the morning every day.

So, give a meaningful gift to your mother or  Mother figure in your life AND be rewarded in the Forever business with our Mother’s Day Retail Incentive.  We will be recognising the top 3 positions for the Forever Business Owners who generate the highest points by promoting and selling our fabulous Forever Skincare ranges listed above from now until 20th March (combined sales), in each region and within Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. Each winner will receive a limited-edition Mother’s Day skincare hamper. And on top of all that, the Forever Business Owner who sells the most also receives a £/€100 voucher! 

To find out more about our Mother's Day Retail Incentive please click here

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