Skincare is serious business, especially when it comes to combatting acne. Many of the most effective and well-known products on the market are medicinal, containing ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids. They work wonders in clearing up blemishes. However, not everyone is a fan of these types of products, with worries about their harshness or potential side effects.

This is where Forest MD Stem-Cell Series comes in, offering a natural alternative that’s still incredibly effective at rejuvenating your skin.

Are natural skincare products effective?

While mainstream skincare products may have a quicker effect, they are not suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. The chemicals that are supposed to improve their skin condition might be too harsh. Moreover, these products may contain ingredients that can cause allergies. Therefore, to offer a gentler and better alternative, Dr. Isabelle Yeoh, the founder of Forest MD, worked with expert chemists in Singapore and Korea to create a superior line of skincare products.

All of Forest MD’s products are infused with medical-grade plant actives that contain natural healing properties to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of your skin. Plant actives are void of allergenic substances and artificial chemicals, suitable for all skin type. The products are certified by PETA as 100% cruelty-free.

Living up to its brand name, the packaging and bottle design is wrapped in a shade of dark alluring green to represent the forest, while the gold gives it a luxurious finish.

Forest MD Stem-cell Series

The product series contain two star ingredients — Swiss apple stem cell and tremella mushroom.

Researchers have developed a plant cell culture technology that reproduces Swiss apple stem cells in the laboratory. The cells contain a variety of compounds that have the ability to heal damaged or aged cells, which then results in the reduction of the effects of ageing and skin renewal.

Meanwhile, tremella mushroom, also known as bai mu er in Chinese, is a highly regarded superfood mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s highly acclaimed for its wide range of skin benefits, including hydration, antioxidant protection, anti-inflammation, and anti-aging properties. Being rich in polysaccharides, the product also effectively moisturises the skin and maintain its smoothness. It also protects the skin from free radical damage and prevent premature aging. Lastly, the high levels of vitamins A, C, and D, boost collagen and elastin in the skin for a more youthful appearance.

The products we tried

The Stem Cell Repair Essence – $108 (50ml) / $48 (15ml) serves as both a toner and mist spray that effectively combats the signs of ageing and revitalises tired skin. Additionally, it can hydrate your skin, brighten dull complexions, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. My skin felt smoother and brighter after a few days of continuous usage, and the product was so refreshing on my face, especially since it has been so humid these days.

Forest MD’s bestseller product, the Stem Cell Sleeping Mask – $135 (50ml) / $55 (15ml) aims to reverse visible signs of ageing and revitalise your skin using transdermal liposomal technology. Anti-ageing isn’t all it does though. Packed with Swiss apple stem cells, this product also soothes and hydrate the skin, and it is so gentle that you can even double it as an eye gel.

The mask has a light opaque texture that glides onto your skin easily without feeling too tacky, and absorbs pretty quickly too.

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*This article is written in partnership with Forest MD, but all opinions are of my own

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