When I was asked if I wanted to review Faber Products’ Nourish™ Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion, I agreed with equal measures of skepticism and hope. I recalled reading an article a while back that asserted that no topically-applied product could penetrate deeply enough to achieve the skin-tightening effects attributed to these types of lotions. On the other hand, the Director of Design & Development of Faber Products had contacted the editor of WeightLossTriump.com and suggested that a review of his company’s body firming lotion might be of interest to the website’s readers. Only unbiased reviews are posted on WeightLossTriumph.com, an independent blog focusing on diets and weight loss, so I reasoned that the Director must be fairly confident that his company’s product actually works.
What Is Nourish™ Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion?
Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion is a blend of essential oils, butters, peptides, and green tree extract. According to the literature I found on the product’s website, the lotion is designed to promote the development of skin cells and smooth and repair existing cells, in addition to serving as a super moisturizer and cleanser. The website claims that Skin Tight™ will work to firm “sagging and loose skin on the face, arms, legs, thighs, stomach and buttocks” and suggests that it works great for restoring firmness to skin that has become saggy due to weight loss.
The lotion comes in five fragrances: original mango, lavender, tea tree, orange love spell, and French vanilla. I received the original mango to try. The instructions on the bottle said to “massage into targeted areas twice a day.”
The Starting Point
Although, sadly, age and excessive sun exposure rather than substantial weight loss are to blame for my sagging skin, I was able to provide a great canvas for experimentation. At age 63, my skin has lost a lot of its natural elasticity, and I could be a poster child for sun-damaged skin. Like many of my generation, I baked in the sun for hours when I was in my teens and early twenties, long before SPF ratings. More recently, I added to the damage when, after retiring early, I spent three years living aboard a sailboat in the hot Caribbean sun. I have never been one to apply sunscreen as diligently as I should.
That applies to any type of skin cream, so this “twice a day” requirement was going to be a challenge. Even worse, I had inquired how long it would take for me to realize results and was told it would take from 4 to 6 weeks. Nevertheless, I was religious about applying it every morning after showering and every evening before bed to my thighs, upper arms, neck, and face.
How Did Skin Tight™ Lotion Work For Me?
Had I not committed to reviewing the product, I might have given up on it. I really didn’t see any significant differences in my skin tone, even after I had been using the lotion for three weeks, and I can be a bit impatient. Although I had been told that it would take 4 to 6 weeks to realize the benefit, I wondered if I was wasting my time. Miraculously, however, the results seemed to appear overnight around the end of Week 4, and they were phenomenal.
My skin appears noticeably firmer and tighter on all the areas I targeted. Although I’ll never again have the thighs I had in my 20s, I won’t be wearing only below-the-knee capris this summer; nor will I shun sleeveless tops. Skin Tight™ also worked marvelously to firm up the loose skin under my eyes—so much so that one of my recent house guests commented on how great my skin looked–and I was sans makeup.
As previously noted, the twice-a-day application requirement was a big drawback for me personally, although for many of my friends this would simply be standard operating procedure.
I also found the directions somewhat vague in that they didn’t indicate how long I should be massaging the targeted area or what motion I should be using (e.g., circular, upward stroke, etc.). Given my heretofore almost non-existent skin maintenance routine, you might correctly guess that I didn’t spend an inordinate amount of time on the massage—less than 30 seconds on the thighs, which were the largest target. I opted to use an upward stroking motion. No sense helping the pull of gravity.
I was provided the original fragrance, which I found pleasant, but overpowering when initially applied. However, the scent soon dissipated and was not a problem.
The cost could be an issue for some people. An 8-ounce bottle sells for $29.95 on the website, although it was marked down to $22.95 when I last checked it. Amazon may occasionally offer the product at a discount. Used generously on my thighs, upper arms, neck, and face, an 8-ounce bottle lasted me about 2 weeks.
Frankly, I’m sold on Nourish™ Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion. I received 3 complimentary bottles of the product to try for the purpose of this review, and although I still have a partial bottle left, I have already ordered another bottle from the website at my own expense. The results thus far have been so dramatic that I’m more than willing to spend a few extra minutes twice a day applying the product. As for the cost. . .well, like the actress in the hair color commercial used to say, “I’m worth it.”