If you’ve been a reader of my blog for any length of time you’ll probably know I am a big fan of natural beauty products. So when a blogger I love, Ellen Fisher, mentioned Follain – a company that sells all natural clean beauty products, I was immediately curious! I browsed their website a little and decided to buy the Clean Essentials Kit, which is 100% non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free! It comes with sample/travel sized versions of Follain’s Hand & Body Soap, Osea’s Ocean Cleanser, Ursa Major’s Golden Hour Recovery Cream, Indie Lee’s COQ-10 Toner, and a Follain makeup bag.
From left to right: Follain Hand & Body Soap, Osea Ocean Cleanser, Ursa Major Recovery Cream
I’ve also recently got my hands on a jade roller! I’ve wanted one for months but $40+ (looking at you herbivore!) just seemed a little steep, and the ones I found on eBay had questionable reviews. The other day I popped into a HomeSense with my sister to check out the beauty section and found one for only $10. So far I am loving it! It is so relaxing and I love to keep it in the fridge during these hot summer days.
Follain First Thoughts
Originally, I only bought this kit to try the cleanser & toner, but I have been loving the Follain soap! I don’t know if I would call it a body soap – as I tried it in the shower and it didn’t lather as much as I would have liked. However, I do really enjoy it as a hand soap, it doesn’t leave my hands feeling dry and I LOVE the lavender scent.
After hearing Ellen talk about this I was excited to try it. This cleanser claims to remove dirt and oil while boosting collagen levels and maintaining your skins pH-levels. So far I am loving it, it feels very gentle on my skin but leaves my skin feeling clean. You only need one little pump to clean your whole face too, so I think this sample will last me a while! I am going to use it for a couple weeks to really see how my skin reacts to it, but this checks all the boxes I look for in a cleanser and could very well become my new everyday cleanser!
I need to finish my current toner (here) before I try this one but I have high hopes for it! With hyaluronic acid and aloe, it claims to hydrate, refresh, balance and balance pH. And I’ve heard glowing (haha) reviews about it and I can’t wait to see how my skin reacts.
This product uses meadowfoam seed oil, neroli oil, and calendula extract to hydrate, nourish and protect from free radicals. I used this as my night moisturizer (As I just bought a new day moisturizer that I am already using, and will be sharing soon!) and I didn’t think I would like it but I did! I don’t love the smell but it faded quickly and when I woke up my face was hydrated but didn’t look greasy or shiny. I was so pleasantly surprised that I am going to add it into my routine right away, and I am excited to try this one a bit more!
The makeup bag (not pictured) all these products came in is really cute! I love the quote on it, “I like my products like I like my people. Nontoxic.” and I love the colour! The bag will be great for holding my skincare products for short/overnight trips!
I’ll be doing an updated skincare care routine soon, so stay tuned! How have you changed up your skincare routine for summer?
* This post is not sponsored, and as always all opinions are 100% my own.