Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Forever Flawless follow-up

Hey everyone.  Long time no update.  I've been pretty occupied with my sewing endeavors while trying to find a more stable form of employment so I haven't had much time to update this, sorry about that.  Also I've learned that this company is related to another scam-tastic company called "Oro Gold."  Don't buy from them either!!!

I've noticed that my review on those horrible Forever Flawless (shitty) diamond infused beauty treatments have been receiving a lot of hits over the past several months.  To be honest, I'm genuinely surprised that this company is still in business scamming people!  I thought for sure their Dollar Store quality cosmetics would've put them out of business by now.  Because of all the comments I've received about people finding my review which prevented them from falling for the Forever Flawless scam, I feel the need to do a follow up on why these products lie their asses off.

"You want HOW much for this!?  $2,500!?  ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?"


  • Diamonds

Firstly, they claim that the diamond powder in these products will help fight against the aging process.  Diamonds do not have that kind of power!  Diamonds are a solid carbon based mineral that can exfoliate the skin at best when ground up into a fine powder.  In addition to that, the most it'll do is make your skin shine just like what some Japanese company came out with sometime in 2006.  The lotion had a lot of vitamins and minerals in it and had about .25 carat of diamond in it.  This lotion only made your skin luminescent because of the diamond powder but other than that, it was a normal body butter like what you can buy at Victoria's Secret for $15/jar.

Diamond powder doesn't exfoliate your skin any better than the crystals in a $40 microdermabrasion kit would.  If you want to throw your money away by overpaying for it just because they're diamonds you'll wash down your sink, go right on ahead but it is a huge waste.  If you want an illuminating moisturizing body cream that feels great, give Victoria's Secret a try.  The average price for the VS stuff is about $14 so you can't really go wrong (especially if you have a $10 off coupon!).

  • Gold

Now this is a touchy subject to some cosmetologists but most studies show that gold does not have any benefit for your skin.  There are a lot of gold infused beauty products out there but they don't work worth a damn.  Your body just simply has no use for any metal but iron!  The only thing gold will do for your skin is give it a glow and make it look pretty because well... gold gives off a golden glow.  Gold will not benefit your skin and if anything, it can hurt it as it does cause an allergic reaction in some people.  All of these companies (and horribly pushy Forever Flawless sales people) cite Queen Cleopatra as being their source for how beneficial it is for the skin.  Everyone knows that Cleopatra is famous for wearing loads of gold but what evidence do they have that the ancient Egyptians used gold in their beauty products?  None.  Really though... just think about it.  Just because she wore a ton of gold doesn't mean that she was having her servants grind it up and put it on her face.

There isn't any evidence, any texts, or any historical records of any kind that say that she did this as part of her beauty regimen.  No one in the ancient world has used this.  Using gold in beauty products is purely a modern creation and is more science fiction rather than science fact.  When I was approached by a pushy Forever Flawless salesman, he tried pushing the whole "Cleopatra used this which is why she stayed so beautiful!" with his thick accent and stinky breath (that dude needed a mint and badly).  The only reason I even fell for the shit is because he lied saying that it'll treat acne.  I ended up being an easy sale since my self-esteem was in the dumps and I spent most of my trip in my hotel room crying about something.  If I had been thinking straight, I would've realized that Mr. Foul Breath was full of crap and used my scientific thinking.

I forgot to add that while this Forever Flawless crap claims to use real 24K gold in it, it most certainly does not.  Yeah, it uses gold but it is colloidal gold!!  That is some dangerous stuff to be dealing with and it even causes Chrysiasis!  That is, with long term usage.  The insane price tag of Forever Flawless is unjustified as colloidal gold is pretty much worth only a penny if that much.

  • Other Ingredients

Straight from the hunk of junk website (which I will not plug since they don't deserve anymore hits), the ingredients inside of their line of cosmetics are as follows:
  • MDI Complex - an advanced active ingredient that control and inhibits the enzymes that degrade and destroy the skin's collagen network.
  • Vitamin A - known for its age-defying properties
  • Vitamin E - known for battling free radicals and for its hydrating and moisturizing properties.
  • Vitamin C - known as a great antioxidant and for its age-defying properties.
  • Licorice Root - known as an effective antioxidant that calms irritated skin and helps reduce the appearance of discoloration.
  • Castor Seed Oil - An emollient known for maintaining soft and supple skin.
  • Sesame Seed Oil - known for its great moisturizing, soothing and emollient qualities
  • Jojoba Oil - known for enhancing skin healing (cell division and growth) within the middle layer of the epidermis. Jojoba Oil helps balance sebum excretion and helps normalize keratin sloughing off from the dermis.
  • Avocado Oil - known for its wonderfully emollient properties for correcting skin disorders and battle premature aging. 
All of this is stuff you'll find in any higher end drug store facial cosmetic!  This is not something people should be spending hundreds of dollars on just for one product.

If you're looking for high-end cosmetics that will actually work (and not rob your savings account), I highly recommend buying from brands Estee Lauder and Lancome.  I especially love Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair line because it actually does work.  I was once an Estee Lauder sales girl when I was 18 years old working at an airport's duty free shop and a company representative gave us a presentation on how certain higher end products work.  She explained to us that the Advanced Night Repair line works especially well because of the ingredients they use but what really intrigued me was the science behind the Advanced Night Repair Recovery Concentrate works!

Advanced Night Repair Recovery Concentrate has a special ingredient(s) that consist of deep sea nutrients.  Why is this impressive you may be wondering?  Well, the nutrients that you'll find in the deeper reaches of the ocean are spread throughout currents around the world.  It's very essential to sea life and very beneficial for its ecosystem.  This is a rich current that's basically a "nutrient soup."  This current is mostly made out of phytoplankton and bits of dead animal matter.  This may seem gross to you non-science nerds but this is very cool!  When the sales rep gave us samples of this cosmetic, a single drop immediately took the wrinkles out of a old woman's hands!!  After that, I was pretty much sold although I didn't need the stuff.  At the time, this product cost a whopping $219.  YOOOOW!!!  However, now the product is priced at $95.  My guess for the huge price drop would be because they have a cheaper way of obtaining the ocean nutrients required for this wonderful serum.

In conclusion... the science behind Forever Flawless makes zero sense--this coming from a proud science nerd.  Trust me on this one.  If you want an awesome product that'll moisturize your skin, help fight against aging, and won't cost you $800 (because you're not a fool), check out Estee Lauder and Lancome.  I'm not sure about those of you who live outside of the United States, but for those of you who are Americans, you can find an Estee Lauder and Lancome station inside of every Macy's and Dillards.  Go ahead and give them a shot.  In fact, every few weeks they have some kind of free gift campaign where if you spend a certain amount of money, you'll get a free cosmetic bag and some makeup.  (If for whatever reason you're unable to find these products in your country, I can run a shopping service for a fee to buy them for you.  To inquire, send me an email using the form below.)

If an aggressive Forever Flawless sales person is trying to force you into a sale, just mention my blog and give them a "Fuck you, you con artist" for me!

Edit: January 12th, 2014

I also have some new information to add!  Thanks to a well informed reader in my other Forever Flawless post, there's a few links that I recommend everyone to read.

  • Use this website to report any illegal business (such as Forever Flawless).
  • If you're concerned about safe cosmetics, check this out as it's a very good read.  Highly recommended!
  • Most importantly, check this site out.  It's a very informative page about nanomedicine and why diamond powder is dangerous!  It furthers my theory that Forever Flawless lies about what goes into their products and explains to you why using diamond powder will do more harm than good to your body.
Edit: September 8th, 2014

A reader has informed me that a TV program in the Netherlands ran a segment exposing the Forever Flawless scam!  These guys are still at it which is appalling.  If you'd like to read it, check it out here.  There is also a video, but you need to understand Dutch.  The link has the English interview though!

Edit: January 28th, 2016

My video on Forever Flawless.