Look Fabulous Forever

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Hello my dear readers! Today I want to share some news with you about a lovely range of products that I've been chosen to represent along with a few other ladies - it's the Look Fabulous Forever Skin Care range. Brand new and just released onto the market, the range is the latest baby from Tricia Cusden, the founder of Look Fabulous Forever. For those of you who haven't come across this brand before, it's a range made specifically for mature skin. If you click here you can read Tricia's blog which introduces the range and explains the story behind it.


My goody bag arrived a couple of days ago and I'm very keen to share these products with you because, quite honestly, they're great. I was invited to take part in this photo shoot during the summer and jumped on board for two reasons. One, the fact is I'd recently come across this brand at a time when I'd realised that my ageing skin deserved more than the mindless supermarket snatch-and-go that I have been guilty of for years. The skin care market is huge and is a puzzle for me when I'm faced with rows and rows of face creams to remedy every kind of skin type. Yes, I've got mature skin, but also dry skin, and I would like an anti-wrinkle element, and maybe a soothing balm too or even a brightening aspect so how do I choose between all of these? In my case I've been known to buy them all, use them in a random way, chopping and changing, never sure what's working and what's not. 


The second reason was that the brand were (just like JD Williams) wanting to use real/ordinary women to promote their product which is something I applaud and want to support. I think we as consumers are finally biting back at the marketing machine which has for years fed us trash. The trash being the empty promises along with images of young women advertising anti-wrinkle creams when they have not a wrinkle in sight which is clearly a result of youth, not the magical powers of the product. The stampede to buy the latest rejuvenating cream is testament to the brainwashing that's gone on for years. A change of tack is needed - cue The Look Fabulous Forever team who are promoting the #ageisbeauty which sends out a more honest message, that being: we're all beautiful no matter what age. Beauty truly is in the eyes of the beholder. As Tricia says, "It's not only youth that equals beauty, age is beauty too." Let's see how I got on with the skin care range shall we?


The first step of the recommended regime for the morning is the Hydration Hold Face Serum. The liquid is delivered in a dropper, one to two drops on the back of the hand is what Tricia suggests and two gave me total coverage. The serum glides easily across the skin delivering a moisture boost thanks to the addition of glycerine and propanedoil. The clear liquid dries quickly and leaves the skin with a smooth, even finish. Next step is Smooth The Day Face Cream. At the photo shoot I could feel that this fragrance free cream was going to suit my sensitive skin. It feels light and soft in texture rather than a heavy, dense weight that some mature face creams tend to be. This cream is easily absorbed, but still left, dare I say it, a dewy finish to my mature (aka wrinkled) skin. I tested the cream at home without any make-up for half the day to see if this freshness was long lasting, and it was. Tricia has clearly done her homework here as there's a fine line between a dewy, fresh finish and an oily shine. 


The Deeply Dreamy Night Cream has less of a souffle weight to it and feels like a slightly thicker texture which glides on smoothly, again leaving a healthy glow to the skin. This seems to make sense for a night cream - bit more oomph is what I'd expect. I must admit, I've been a bit haphazard with my beauty regime in the past and certainly have used all kinds of creams and potions in no particular order. The arrival of this set of products has encouraged me to clear the decks and use only these for the next while to give them a long term test. It seems only right to follow through and see how they perform over the weeks and months ahead. 


Tricia is totally honest in her appraisal of what creams can and can't deliver. Nothing will hold back the ravages of time, stop the clock or be anti-ageing, but what we can do is support and nourish the outer layer, the epidermis, which is what we see on the surface of our skin. The ingredients have been researched by her and by using these the chemists have created a range to bring together all the goodies (vitamins, retinol, peptides and hyaluronic acid) that will benefit mature skin and keep it in tip top condition. Tricia is a walking example of good genes, healthy eating and great skin care. (Ahem, I'm pretty flattered to have been picked to showcase the range too.)


The final part of the equation when it comes to healthy looking skin, is to eat well and take regular exercise, but hey, we all know that. My sport of preference is sea swimming which boosts the immune system thanks to the cold water shock. Daily exercise is what starts my day off on the right foot, giving me a sense of joie de vivre that has become addictive. For others it may be a brisk walk with the dog or a heart thumping cycle to work. Whatever works for you personally I urge you to keep it up now that the S.A.D. season is upon us. Exercise is proven to work against Season Affective Disorder so try to factor some into your daily routine, even if it's just a 15 minute walk at lunchtime to capture some quality sunlight.

I think as we age, there's an every increasing awareness of what we eat and how it reacts with our body. I'm a big believer in the adage of "You are what you eat". I know that there are many foods that I'm intolerant to and am now aware that those around me are also tuning in to their bodies, beginning to notice symptoms such as bloating and heartburn which are the signs that all is not well, something they're eating just doesn't agree with them. A healthy gut ought to be quietly working away in the background, not rumbling and popping to make itself known. A balanced diet goes a long way to creating a healthy gut with a broad range of good intestinal flora which in turn is reflected in a healthy complexion. Add to this a great skin care range and yes, I'd like to think we can all look fabulous forever! 

Please note, I've not been paid to write this post, but was gifted the products. All opinions are my own honest review.
Anna x

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12 comments

  1. I started using the products last night so look forward to finding out your long term view! I find Tricia's views on skincare very refreshing. Hooray for looking our best, thanks to diet and skincare, and not mysterious anti-ageing potions!

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    1. Seems like we're singing from the same hymn sheet you and I. I'm loving having this new regime in place and have also bought a selection of the make-up to compliment the skin care - I'm totally on board with this brand.

      Have a super week!
      Anna x

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  2. Just started using mine Anna. Loving the hydrating serum! xx

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    1. Yes Laurie, the serum goes on like a dream doesn't it!

      Enjoy your week!
      Anna x

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  3. I've been commited to a line of skin care products for close to ten years and am very satisfied with its performance.
    Skin care lines are vast and finding quality at an affordable price is tough. I hope this line proves worthy of you and your support Anna!

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    1. I love to hear that Jude. I think as we mature we need to reassess our skin care, therefore this brand has come along at just the right time for me.

      Have a good week!
      Anna x

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  4. What an exciting treat Anna, well done! You're look fresh and relaxed in these photos, and your skin looks really good - I must look into this product. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. I had a lovely time doing this Jacqui and will share a behind the scenes post soon. I'm loving this range and have bought some of the make-up range too which compliments the face creams perfectly. If you want glowing, dewy skin it's certainly worth a try!

      Happy Friday!
      Anna x

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  5. I find the whole skin care market rather bewildering too like you but I do know what I don't like the feel of on my skin. I tend to find I need to use natural products from more alternative brands- I really don't get on with all the regular ones. Products I do like are Dr Organic Rose cream, Lush Imperialis and some other individual brands; there's one that is very natural which I got on Special from Holland and Barratts which I have been using for ages (stocked up in the penny sale!)

    I am very glad to see you being offered these opportunities because I do think you are a wonderful ambassador for this type of thing! You look gorgeous in the photos!

    P.S. I did a blog post featuring the trousers that I totally and utterly copied from you last week here - would love you to see how I styled them!!!

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    1. Your experiences are exactly why there are so many, many different beauty products on the market. We all have different skin types and want different things so there seems to be enough room for all these 100's of brands. I think you just have to find what suits you and stick to it.
      Thanks for your words of encouragement about this latest collaboration - I don't want to say yes to everything as it would question my integrity and therefore my support would mean nothing.
      I'm flattered that you've copied my style and will zoom across sharpish to see!

      Have a super week!
      Anna x

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  6. You are an excellent ambassador for this line of skin care products by Look Fabulous Forever. I tried their eye makeup and lipstick, including primers for each, and loved them all! I'm not surprised that their skincare line is a winner as well. Tricia really pays attention to what we need.

    And you look amazing! You look like yourself. I'm glad you had this fun experience too - nothing like being pampered by a team whose goal is to make us look our best, although you always to do that on your blog by yourself as well. Hugs, Anna. And congratulations!

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    1. So kind of you Mel, to say all of this. I've bought the primers too and love them for delivering exactly what they promise. I find it very reassuring to know the person behind the brand - it inspires faith seeing that face don't you think?
      The pampering is definitely a real perk of the day - I just love handing myself over to those skilled hands.

      Have a great week!
      Anna x

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