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Spring is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to part ways with things that are no longer serving us and make room for new things that can. An area that’s been a major focus of mine has been evaluating products I use on the regular — and ever since Follain came into the picture, it’s been easier than ever to identify what clean products across skincare and beauty to add to my routine. As a continuation of my original post that shares the clean products I began loving, here are my favorites from Follain after years of testing.
If you’re not yet familiar with Follain, here’s a little refresh. The brand was started by a woman named Tara Foley who, after going on a bit of a personal wellness journey in health and fitness, started to question the products she was putting on her body. She dedicated years to learning the ins and outs of the beauty industry, working to identify what ultimately led products to be safe. What started as a blog to house her findings evolved into the online retailer we know today — Follain, which is a Gaelic word meaning ‘all that is wholesome, healthy and natural.
Since its founding in 2013, Follain has been focused on creating more transparency in the beauty industry, providing people access to brands that create products that are in fact clean, and not just marketed as so. They are constantly testing, working alongside experts and staying at the forefront of research to ensure every product under the Follain umbrella is beyond clean using a five-step approval process ensuring the following criteria:
In addition, many products on their site are Vegan (marked with the “V” symbol) and EWG Verified, meeting the Environmental Working Group’s strict expectations across ingredients, disclosure and manufacturing practices. They’ve also developed their own skincare line formulated with the best of the best in green chemistry.
The following items are favorites I’ve personally used over the years that have treated my skin well. I’m a combo skin type that prioritizes resurfacing, brightening, clarifying and toning. As everyone’s skin is different, I urge you to read reviews on a specific product before purchasing to learn if it’s suitable for your skin type and specific concerns. Follain’s site has a great breakdown on every product page, highlighting skin type, skin goals, ingredients, how to use and products to use in tandem.
PAI Cleansing Oil | great for removing makeup using the double cleanse method
OSEA Ocean Cleanser | combats acne, removes impurities
INDIE LEE Brightening Cleanser | helps balance oil
FOLLAIN Balancing Cleanser | brightens and tightens
INDIE LEE COQ-10 Toner | removes excess oil and calms
PAI Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil | a straight miracle potion that soothes, brightens and combats aging
URSA MAJOR Fortifying Face Balm | a calming and quenching moisturizer in a serum formula
FOLLAIN Dual Detox Mask | purifies and resurfaces
TATA HARPER Restorative Eye Cream | revitalizes most wondrously around the eyes
FOLLAIN Lip Balm | soo creamy and delish
FOLLAIN Ultra Hydrating Mask | great overnight treatment for neck and chest
RMS Beauty skin2skin Beauty Sponge | such a good way to apply concealer and foundation
RMS BEAUTY “Re” Evolve Radiance Locking Primer | radiant priming
SAIE Slip Tint SPF Tinted Moisturizer | protects and lightly covers
ERE PEREZ Oat Milk Foundation | non-greasy, medium coverage
ILIA True Skin Serum Concealer | covers redness and scarring
ERE PEREZ Rice Powder Blush & Bronzer | breathable, beautiful bronzer with sunflower seed oil
RMS Beauty Master Radiance Base | incredible for highlighting
SAI Dew Balm | dewy highlighter
ILIA Multi-Stick | subtle blush with shea butter and avocado oil
ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara | absolute fave for enhancing, volumizing and lengthening
ERE PEREZ Chamomile Eye Palette | literally every color you’ll ever need
ERE PEREZ Sesame Lip Liner | an everyday, natural lip
FOLLAIN Refillable Everything Soap | a household essential and their flagship product
BAUDELAIRE Dry Brush | detoxes and improves lymphatic drainage while scrubbing away dead skin
FOLLAIN Sugar & Shea Body Scrub | creamy exfoliation for shower
TAMMY FENDER Bulgarian Rose Water | rejuvenating post-cleanse
FOLLAIN Spa Headband | a must-have during facial care
MILK + HONEY Bath Bomb Blend No. 08 (Lavender, Eucalyptus) | fave non-CBD bomb at the moment
ORGANIC BATH CO Zesty Morning Hand Sanitizer | the best smelling hand sanitizer yet
If you’re looking to add more clean into your daily skincare and beauty regimen, be sure to check out Follain’s End of Summer Sale, happening Aug 29th – Sep 1st, and save 20% off sitewide + free shipping!
Lifestyle blogger, photographer, mother to my son Boden and frenchie Smalls, wife to my hubs Trevor.
I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Get To Know Me
Mother. Wife. Blogger. Photographer. I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
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