The beauty industry is like the wild west when it comes to cosmetics labeling. I have tried to avoid chemicals like BHA, Coal Tar dyes, Formaldehyde and Parabens for years, but even the most clean conscious of us can be tricked by branding that claims to be ‘natural’ and really isn’t.
I love that I can buy anything from Follain, knowing that it’s free of all the nasty toxins I want to avoid. I don’t have to decipher labels anymore because they do it for me. Follain’s approval process makes sure that nothing on their restricted list ever makes it into the store.
Follain’s new Go-Clean Kit
My days are busy. They are full of packed lunches, babies on hips, drop offs, pick ups, jumping off couches, falling off bikes, hugs, undie-runs, runny noses, piggy-back rides, endless laundry, dinner stand-offs and bedtime routines.
Being a mother to three little boys takes everything I have and my (almost) 40-year-old skin has to compete for attention. I wear makeup if I’m going out after dark but for the day-to-day, I need something that will make my skin look like I’ve spent a lot longer on it than I have.
My favorite feature of Follain’s new website is the Skin Quiz, which helps you understand which products are best for your skin type. I used it to help me find products that would help me with first signs of aging and dullness. I’ve been using two of my recommendations, RMS Beauty’s Beauty Oil and Ursa Major’s Golden Hour Recovery Cream.
I’ve been enjoying oils lately as an alternative to cream. I love using them after my shower when my skin is hydrated and soft and up for anything. The RMS oil is lovely. Jojoba and rosehip seed oils rejuvenate and moisturize, while adaptogen herbs help skin better respond to everyday stressors.
The Ursa Major Recovery Cream is like a secret weapon. I was using samples of it before I got a full size and I can tell you it lives up to the hype. I literally feel my skin brightening as I use it. I have been putting it on at night but also before going out. It’s like a mini facelift. I’ve been waiting for it to disappoint me but even now that my skin is used to it, the cream is still firming and brightening.
I’d love to hear what you think of Follain’s Skin Quiz and if you have any favorite natural beauty products.
* In partnership with Follain – because no one should have to compromise their health for beauty.